Best Italian Thriller TV Shows

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Best Italian Thriller TV Shows
Best Italian Thriller TV Shows
TOP TV Shows: Rocco Schiavone (2016), Romanzo criminale - La serie (2008), Killing Eve (2018), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987), ZeroZeroZero (2019), Il cacciatore (2018), Boss Hunt (2015), Gomorrah (2014), Devils (2020), Gormiti (2018), Medici: Masters of Florence (2016), Luna Nera (2020), Case Closed (1996), The Octopus (1984), The Red Door (2017), Thou Shalt Not Kill (2015), The Boat (1985), Maltese: The Mafia Detective (2017), Curon (2020), The Octopus 3 (1987).

List of Best TV Shows

Rocco Schiavone (2016)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 100 min.
TV show
Story: Weed smoking, foulmouthed Rocco Schiavone is an offbeat Deputy Commissioner of the State Police. For disciplinary reasons he is transferred to the Alpine town of Aosta, far from his beloved Rome. The sophisticated but cranky Roman despises the ...
Style: captivating, disturbing, atmospheric, bleak
Plot: twists and turns, conflict, fighting crime, workaholic, mastermind, exile, law and order, workplace, police, justice, suspect, law enforcement ...
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Romanzo criminale - La serie (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy
TV show
Story: Romanzo Criminale – La serie - is a television series Italian based on the eponymous novel by judge Giancarlo De Cataldo, and it is the second adaptation of the film Romanzo Criminale directed by Michele Placido. The first series quickly achieved ...
Style: captivating, serious, rough, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: gang, gangsters, mafia, organized crime, criminal heroes, crimes, law enforcement, drug dealing, police detective, dishonesty, police, violence ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, 90s
Place: italy, rome italy
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Killing Eve (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: A security consultant hunts for a ruthless assassin. Equally obsessed with each other, they go head to head in an epic game of cat-and-mouse.
Style: exciting, tense, suspense, captivating, atmospheric ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: lgbt, psycho killer, female protagonist, investigation, female assassin, psychopath, killings, peril, woman with a gun, odd couple, strong female character, hitman ...
Time: future
Place: london, europe
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Family, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is an American animated television series produced by Murakami-Wolf-Swenson. The pilot was shown during the week of December 14, 1987 in syndication as a five-part miniseries and began its official run on October 1, ...
Style: exciting, humorous, semi serious, stylized, retro ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: superhero, mutant, martial arts, turtle, invasion, mutant animal, good versus evil, master warrior, friends, adventure, crimes, partners ...
Time: year 1987, 80s, 90s
Place: new york, usa
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ZeroZeroZero (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Based on the book of the same name by bestselling author Roberto Saviano, ZeroZeroZero is an unforgettable exploration of the inner workings of the global cocaine trade.
Style: atmospheric, brutal, serious, psychological, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: italian mafia, drug cartel, mafia, cartel, drugs, cocaine, gangsters, drug dealer, drug trade, drug dealing, drug smuggler, brutality ...
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Il cacciatore (2018)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Italy, Germany
TV show
Story: The story of Saverio Barone, a young prosecutor who in the early nineties became the protagonist of the “caccia alla Mafia” (Mafia-hunt) immediately following the Capaci and Via D'Amelio bombings. Inspired by the true story of the ...
Style: confusing, talky, realistic, captivating, intense
Plot: italian mafia, mafia, cosa nostra, servant, gangsters, justice, prosecutor, fighting crime, judiciary, human spirit, hotshot lawyer, corruption ...
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Boss Hunt (2015)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 200 min.
TV show
Style: factual, serious, brutal
Plot: organized crime, true crime, mafia, mob boss, cosa nostra, bandit, prison, fighting crime, political criminal, gangster boss, fight for supremacy, smuggling ...
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Gomorrah (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, Germany
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
Story: Based on Robert Saviano's bestselling book, this gritty Italian crime drama paints a portrait of the brutal Neapolitan crime organisation the Camorra, as seen through the eyes of Ciro Di Marzo, the obedient and self- confident right-hand man of ...
Style: serious, captivating, tense, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: mafia, gangsters, rivalry, drug lord, camorra, gang war, mob boss, crimes, social decay, society, criminal heroes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s, contemporary
Place: italy, naples italy, napoli italy, europe
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Devils (2020)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, France, UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: After being implicated in a deadly scandal, a trader at a leading London bank fights to clear his name, but instead uncovers an intercontinental conspiracy masterminded by powerful forces operating in the shadows.
Style: tense, captivating, exciting, disturbing, suspense
Plot: finance, conspiracy, bank manager, money, businessman, scandal, job, coping, abuse of power, ambition, blackmail, partners in crime ...
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Gormiti (2018)
Genre: Animation
Country: Spain, Italy
TV show
Story: Toby, Nick, Lucas and Jessica, who in addition to the typical problems of children their age, have hidden in the kitchen of their house a secret passage that leads to the "Temple of the Elements", from where they are transported to the ...
Style: light, entertaining, captivating
Plot: secret, adventure, fantasy world, supernatural ability, mystery, heroes, supernatural, showdown, forces of nature, fight, battles, children ...
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Medici: Masters of Florence (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Italy, UK, France
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The story of the Medici family of Florence, their ascent from simple merchants to power brokers sparking an economic and cultural revolution. Along the way, they also accrue a long list of powerful enemies.
Style: atmospheric, exciting, realistic, suspense, enigmatic ...
Plot: renaissance, wealth, aristocracy, european history, politics, bank, political unrest, rise to power, betrayal, secret, ambition, medieval ...
Time: 15th century, future
Place: florence, venice, tuscany, italy
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Luna Nera (2020)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: In 17th-century Italy, a teenager learns about her destiny among a family of witches, just as her boyfriend's father hunts her down for witchcraft.
Style: tense, captivating, breathtaking, surprise ending, enigmatic
Plot: witch, witchcraft, witch hunt, political unrest, dishonesty, rivalry, killings, adventure, politics, kingdom, sex scene, supernatural ...
Time: 17th century
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Case Closed (1996)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: The son of a world famous mystery writer, Jimmy Kudo, has achieved his own notoriety by assisting the local police as a student detective. He has always been able to solve the most difficult of criminal cases using his wits and power of reason.
Style: exciting, feel good, captivating, humorous, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing, boys' night, teens
Plot: private detective, secret identity, riddles and clues, murder, who done it, prodigy, partners against crime, fighting crime, mystery, high school, rivalry, investigation ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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The Octopus (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Italy, Austria, France, UK, Germany, Spain, Sweden
Duration: 402 min.
TV show
Story: Corrado Cattani is a police inspector whose life is devoted to fighting the Italian mafia (known here as "La Piovra" or "The Octopus").
Style: serious, tense, bleak, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: mafia, cosa nostra, gangsters, murder, law enforcement, society, crimes, fighting crime, family relations, police investigation, family life, organized crime ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: sicily, italy, palermo italy, europe, southern italy
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The Red Door (2017)
Genre: Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Leonardo Cagliostro, a policeman, dies and decides to stay on Earth in order to find out more about the circumstances of his death and to save his wife, Anna, who's in danger.
Style: tense, suspense, bleak, psychological, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: death, redemption, family in danger, police officer, husband wife relationship, love, life is a bitch, escapades, crimes, ghost, supernatural, adaptation ...
Time: contemporary
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Thou Shalt Not Kill (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: Stubborn and determined detective Valeria Ferro endeavors to solve the challenging puzzle behind crimes motivated by jealousy, vendettas and repressed anger to seek the truth and justice. All as she struggles with her own demons and the phantoms of ...
Style: suspense, rough, suspenseful, thought provoking, psychological
Plot: dishonesty, violence, justice, corruption, undercover, society, organized crime, hopes, brutality, police, disorder, crimes ...
Place: italy
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The Boat (1985)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: West Germany, France, UK, Italy
Duration: 293 min.
TV show
Story: Life aboard a German U-Boat during World War II.
Style: bleak, gloomy, tense, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, submarine, navy, adventure, battles, torpedo, sinking ship, nazism, military life, life is a bitch, confined, survival ...
Time: year 1941, 20th century, 1940s
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Maltese: The Mafia Detective (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 439 min.
TV show
Story: Inspector Dario Maltese travels from Rome to the city of his birth, Trapani in Sicily, to attend his best friend's wedding. But tragedy strikes and he finds himself pulled into a murder investigation.
Style: tense, captivating, suspense, disturbing, suspenseful
Plot: corruption, war on drugs, organized crime, mafia, crime solving, fighting crime, crime investigation, investigation, drugs, police commissioner, crime boss, crimes ...
Place: sicily
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Curon (2020)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
TV show
Story: When their mother mysteriously vanishes shortly after they all arrive in her hometown, teen twins discover secrets behind the village’s tranquil facade.
Style: light, suspense, suspenseful, bleak, dark ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: disappearance, old mansion, village, fear, supernatural, dark secret, curse, evil force, past, puzzle, missing mother, dark past ...
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The Octopus 3 (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: France, Italy, West Germany, Austria
Duration: 370 min.
TV show
Story: Part 1 - GOOD AND EVIL - After the mafia killed his family, and a number of people who trusted him, Cattani sees a couple of criminals condemned to light sentences only. A DEA team brings him back from the mountain retreat with good monks, to the ...
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Don Matteo (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Don Matteo is an Italian television series that has been airing since 2000 on the premier channel of Italian national television, Rai 1. Protagonist of the series is Father Matteo, a Catholic priest in a parish of the town of Gubbio, who is also ...
Style: captivating, clever, witty, serious, realistic
Plot: investigation, murder, priest, carabinieri, murder investigation, redemption, kindness, police detective, police investigation, forgiveness, unconventional method, murder suspect ...
Time: 2000s
Place: italy
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The Name of the Rose (2019)
Genre: Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, Germany
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: In 1327, Friar William from Baskerville, followed by the young novice Adso da Melk, reaches an isolated Benedictine abbey on the Alps to aid in a dispute between the Franciscan Order and the Avignon papacy. Upon arrival in the abbey the two find ...
Style: enigmatic, captivating, disturbing, tense, dramatic ...
Plot: murder mystery, inquisition, abbey, medieval, monastery, monk, burned at the stake, murder, friendship, religious fanatic, priest, fight ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: italy
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Get Backers (2002)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: They're the Get Backers, and they live by a simple motto: If it was taken, we'll get it back. Their success rate is 100%. They may have no luck with money, but they always come through on a job, no matter how small. Ban and Ginji are no ...
Style: serious, captivating, suspense, enigmatic
Audience: kids
Plot: adventure, amateur detective, escapades, supernatural ability, superhuman powers, juvenile delinquency, fight, magic, teenage boy, battles, teenager, supernatural power ...
Place: japan, asia
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Winx Club (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: In a magical universe, witches, warriors begin fighting in the name of good .vs. evil! At a magic school, five teenage girls are selected to defend the universe with their magic.
Style: exciting, light, entertaining, semi serious, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: fairy, friendship, friends, youth, adventure, school, supernatural ability, wizards and magicians, teenage life, good versus evil, rivalry, imaginary kingdom ...
Time: 2000s, 2010s, 21st century
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One step from heaven (2011)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Family, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: The investigations and adventures of the Forestry Corps of San Candido.
Style: captivating, entertaining
Plot: police, mountain village, lifestyle, love and romance, dealing with the past, love affair, small town life, police detective, society, male female relationship, tragic past, confronting the past ...
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Sonic the Hedgehog (1993)
Genre: Animation, Short, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Sonic the Hedgehog is an American animated television series created by Len Janson and produced by DIC Entertainment with the partnership of Sega of America. The show is based on the Sonic the Hedgehog video game series and aired two seasons on ABC ...
Style: adult animation, exciting, semi serious, humorous, futuristic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: coyote, super speed, dragon, superhero, distopia, princess, good versus evil, heroes, transforming robot, rebellion, animal protagonist, robot as menace ...
Time: future
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The Endless Game (1989)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 123 min.
TV show
Story: A British agent comes back from retirement after several of his former colleagues, including his former lover, are murdered. He must examine events from his own past to determine who killed them and why.
Plot: secret agents, conspiracy, spy, investigation
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The Count of Monte Cristo (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: France, Germany, Italy
Duration: 400 min.
TV show
Story: After nearly 20 years in prison, Edmond Dantes escapes the fortress Chateau d'If. He returns as the Count of Monte Cristo and recognizes that his love Mercedes has married another man. Now, he is only driven by revenge on the people who falsely ...
Style: serious, exciting, captivating, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: betrayal, aristocracy, convict, adventure, false accusation, treasure, conspiracy, mysterious character, dishonesty, haunted by the past, millionaire, prison ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: europe, marseille, france, paris france
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The Phantom of the Opera (1990)
Genre: Drama, Music, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, France, Italy, Germany
Duration: 168 min.
TV show
Story: Count de Chagnie has discovered Christine's singing talent on a market place and sent her to his friend Carriere, the director of the Parisian opera. However just when she arrives Carriere's dismissed. His arrogant successor refuses to let ...
Style: gothic, serious, realistic, stylized, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love triangle, tragic love, opera, actor, kidnapping, romantic triangle, obsession, fall in love, haunted by the past, dangerous attraction, woman in danger, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: paris france, france, europe
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Martin Mystery (2003)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: France, Canada, Italy
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Martin Mystery is an Anime-influenced television series by the French animation studio, Marathon Media Group with the Japanese animation studio, Tatsunoko Production as an assistant animator, loosely based on the Italian comics Martin Mystère. Over ...
Style: not serious, humorous, captivating, entertaining, 2d animation
Audience: kids, pre-teens
Plot: monster, young heroes, disappearance, amateur detective, supernatural, investigation, secret movement, escapades, youth, teenage life, riddles and clues, mystery ...
Time: 2000s
Place: canada
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