Film The Best Italy Movies  

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List Rules Movies about or set in Italy

Wine, pizza, gelato, Julius Caesar, the leaning tower of Pisa, the Roman Empire, Pompeii, Vesuvius, Leonardo da Vince, Ferrari – these are quintessentially Italy. Though it's bordered by other beautiful European countries, nothing can top the beauty of Italia. No wonder so many filmmakers chose to set their movies in Italy.

Since Italy is such a large city and is home to some of the most influential, iconic landmarks, and beautiful scenery in Europe, it makes sense that movies like My Own Private Idaho, Quantum of Solace, The Name of the Rose and Romeo and Juliet were set there. For action, drama, romance, and thriller, movies set in Italy span all genres.

This list has the best movies about Italy including: The Red Violin, The Agony and the Ecstasy, The Pink Panther and Room with a View. Don't wait to vote up your favorites, add any that are not included, or vote down any films you can't stand.

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A Room with a View Daniel Day-Lewis, Helena Bonham Carter, Judi Dench A Room with a View is a British romance drama film directed by James Ivory and produced by Ismail Merchant of E. M. Forster's 1908 novel of the same name. The film follows closely the novel by ...more

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The Name of the Rose Sean Connery, Christian Slater, Ron Perlman The Name of the Rose is a 1986 film directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud, based on the book of the same name by Umberto Eco. Sean Connery is the Franciscan friar William of Baskerville and Christian ...more

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Casino Royale Alessandra Ambrosio, Eva Green, Daniel Craig Casino Royale is the twenty-first film in the Eon Productions James Bond film series and the first to star Daniel Craig as the fictional MI6 agent James Bond. Directed by Martin Campbell and ...more

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The Godfather Part III Al Pacino, Diane Keaton, Bridget Fonda The Godfather Part III is a 1990 American crime film written by Mario Puzo and Francis Ford Coppola, and directed by Coppola. It completes the story of Michael Corleone, a Mafia kingpin who ...more

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Only You Robert Downey Jr., Marisa Tomei, Billy Zane Only You is a 1994 American romantic comedy film directed by Norman Jewison and starring Marisa Tomei, Robert Downey, Jr., and Bonnie Hunt. Written by Diane Drake, the film is about a young ...more

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The Agony and the Ecstasy Charlton Heston, Rex Harrison, Harry Andrews The Agony and the Ecstasy is a 1965 film directed by Carol Reed, starring Charlton Heston as Michelangelo and Rex Harrison as Pope Julius II. The film was partly based on Irving Stone's ...more

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Caravaggio Tilda Swinton, Sean Bean, Robbie Coltrane Caravaggio is a British film directed by Derek Jarman. The film is a fictionalised re-telling of the life of Baroque painter Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio.

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The Da Vinci Code is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Italy Movies
smed1964 added The Da Vinci Code Tom Hanks, Ian McKellen, Audrey Tautou The Da Vinci Code is a 2006 American mystery-thriller film produced by John Calley and Brian Grazer and directed by Ron Howard. The screenplay was written by Akiva Goldsman and adapted from Dan ...more

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The Italian Job Charlize Theron, Kelly Brook, Mark Wahlberg The Italian Job is a 2003 heist film directed by F. Gary Gray, written by Wayne and Donna Powers and produced by Donald DeLine. The film stars Mark Wahlberg, Charlize Theron, Jason Statham, ...more

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The Portrait of a Lady Nicole Kidman, Christian Bale, Viggo Mortensen The Portrait of a Lady is a 1996 film adaptation of Henry James's novel The Portrait of a Lady directed by Jane Campion. The film stars Nicole Kidman, Barbara Hershey, John Malkovich, ...more

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Quantum of Solace Gemma Arterton, Eva Green, Daniel Craig Quantum of Solace is the 22nd James Bond film produced by Eon Productions, and is the direct sequel to the 2006 film Casino Royale. Directed by Marc Forster, it features Daniel Craig's second ...more

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Napoléon Antonin Artaud, Albert Dieudonné, Gina Manès Napoléon is a 1927 epic silent French film directed by Abel Gance that tells the story of Napoleon's early years. On screen, the title is Napoléon vu par Abel Gance, meaning ...more

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Romeo and Juliet Norma Shearer, Basil Rathbone, John Barrymore Romeo and Juliet is a 1936 American film adapted from the play by Shakespeare, directed by George Cukor from a screenplay by Talbot Jennings. The film stars Leslie Howard as Romeo and Norma ...more

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The Red Violin Samuel L. Jackson, Sandra Oh, Greta Scacchi The Red Violin is a 1998 Canadian drama film directed by François Girard. It spans four centuries and five countries as it tells the story of a mysterious violin and its many owners. The ...more

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A Farewell to Arms Gary Cooper, Helen Hayes, Adolphe Menjou A Farewell to Arms is a 1932 American romance drama film directed by Frank Borzage and starring Helen Hayes, Gary Cooper, and Adolphe Menjou. Based on the 1929 semi-autobiographical novel A ...more

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The Pink Panther Peter Sellers, Claudia Cardinale, David Niven The Pink Panther is a 1963 Technicolor American comedy film filmed in 70mm Super Technirama directed by Blake Edwards and co-written by Edwards and Maurice Richlin, starring David Niven, Peter ...more

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The English Patient Willem Dafoe, Ralph Fiennes, Colin Firth The English Patient is a 1996 romantic drama directed by Anthony Minghella from his own script based on the novel of the same name by Michael Ondaatje and produced by Saul Zaentz. The film was ...more

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The Bandit Anna Magnani, Folco Lulli, Amedeo Nazzari The Bandit is a 1946 Italian drama film directed by Alberto Lattuada and starring Anna Magnani, Amedeo Nazzari and Carla Del Poggio. Amedeo Nazzari won the Nastro d'Argento as Best Actor. The ...more

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The Scientific Cardplayer Bette Davis, Joseph Cotten, Alberto Sordi The Scientific Cardplayer is the English language title of a 1972 Italian drama film directed by Luigi Comencini. The screenplay was written by Rodolfo Sonego.

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The Bourne Identity Matt Damon, Clive Owen, Julia Stiles The Bourne Identity is a 2002 American-German action spy film adaptation of Robert Ludlum's novel of the same name. It stars Matt Damon as Jason Bourne, a man suffering from extreme memory loss ...more

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Letters to Juliet Amanda Seyfried, Vanessa Redgrave, Oliver Platt Letters to Juliet is a 2010 American romantic drama film starring Amanda Seyfried, Christopher Egan, Vanessa Redgrave, Gael García Bernal, and Franco Nero. This was the final film of ...more

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The Devil's Advocate John Mills, Patrick Mower, Stéphane Audran The Devil's Advocate, originally released as Des Teufels Advokat, is a 1977 West German English-language film, directed by Guy Green and based on the novel of the same name by the Australian ...more

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Before the Revolution Adriana Asti, Francesco Barilli, Gianni Amico Before the Revolution is a 1964 Italian film directed by Bernardo Bertolucci.

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The Magistrate Claudia Cardinale, Massimo Serato, François Périer The Magistrate is a 1959 Italian-language drama film directed by Luigi Zampa. It was a co-production with Spain and France. Spaniard José Suárez stars in the film, which was shot ...more

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Sabrina Goes to Rome Melissa Joan Hart, Tara Strong, Nick Bakay Sabrina Goes to Rome is a 1998 television film produced for ABC. The film is a part of the Sabrina, the Teenage Witch TV series franchise and is the second TV film made for the series following ...more

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In Love and War Sandra Bullock, Chris O'Donnell, Alan Bennett In Love and War is a romance drama film of 1996 based on the book, Hemingway in Love and War by Henry S. Villard and James Nagel. The film stars Sandra Bullock, Chris O'Donnell, Mackenzie Astin, ...more

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Man on Fire Joe Pesci, Danny Aiello, Jonathan Pryce Man on Fire is a 1987 French-Italian action thriller film directed by Élie Chouraqui and starring Scott Glenn and Jade Malle. It is based on the eponymous novel by A. J. Quinnell. Another ...more

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Our Italian Husband Brooke Shields, Chevy Chase, Maria Grazia Cucinotta Our Italian Husband is a 2004 romantic comedy starring Brooke Shields, Maria Grazia Cucinotta, Chevy Chase and Pierfrancesco Favino written and directed by Ilaria Borrelli. It's a story of an ...more

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Francis of Assisi Stuart Whitman, Bradford Dillman, Dolores Hart Francis of Assisi is a 1961 DeLuxe CinemaScope film directed by Michael Curtiz, based on the novel The Joyful Beggar by Louis de Wohl. It was shot entirely in Italy. The film was a box office ...more

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Good Morning, Night Luigi Lo Cascio, Maya Sansa, Paolo Briguglia Buongiorno, notte is an Italian film released in 2003 and directed by Marco Bellocchio. The title of the feature film, Good Morning, Night, is taken from a poem by Emily Dickinson.

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My Own Private Idaho Keanu Reeves, Jim Caviezel, River Phoenix My Own Private Idaho is a 1991 American independent drama film written and directed by Gus Van Sant, loosely based on Shakespeare's Henry IV, Part 1, Henry IV, Part 2, and Henry V, and starring ...more

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Genova Colin Firth, Willa Holland, Catherine Keener Genova is a film directed by Michael Winterbottom and starring Colin Firth, Catherine Keener, and Hope Davis. It was filmed in the titular city of Genoa during the summer of 2007. It was written ...more

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The Secret War of Harry Frigg Paul Newman, Sylva Koscina The Secret War of Harry Frigg is a 1968 comedy film set in World War II. It was directed by Jack Smight and starred Paul Newman.

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Coins in the Fountain Loni Anderson, Anthony Newley, Stepfanie Kramer Coins in the Fountain is a television film which was released on September 28, 1990. The film is based on the novel Coins in the Fountain by John H. Secondari, which was previously filmed in ...more

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The Omega Code Catherine Oxenberg, Michael Ironside, Michael York The Omega Code is a 1999 thriller film directed by Robert Marcarelli, starring Casper Van Dien as the protagonist, Dr. Gillen Lane, and Michael York as the antagonist. It has a premillennialist ...more