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The Best Italy Movies

Updated June 2, 2020 602 votes 94 voters 14.5k views41 items

List RulesMovies 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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    Caravaggio
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    Caravaggio

    Tilda Swinton, Sean Bean

    Released1986

    Directed byDerek Jarman

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    A Room with a View
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    A Room with a View

    Daniel Day-Lewis, Helena Bonham Carter

    Released1985

    Directed byJames Ivory

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    The Agony and the Ecstasy
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    The Agony and the Ecstasy

    Charlton Heston, Rex Harrison

    Released1965

    Directed byCarol Reed

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    The Name of the Rose
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    The Name of the Rose

    Sean Connery, Christian Slater

    Released1986

    Directed byJean-Jacques Annaud

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    A Farewell to Arms
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    A Farewell to Arms

    Gary Cooper, Helen Hayes

    Released1932

    Directed byFrank Borzage

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    Letters to Juliet
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    Letters to Juliet

    Amanda Seyfried, Vanessa Redgrave

    Released2010

    Directed byGary Winick

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    Casino Royale
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    Casino Royale

    Alessandra Ambrosio, Eva Green

    Released2006

    Directed byMartin Campbell

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    Romeo and Juliet
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    Romeo and Juliet

    Norma Shearer, Basil Rathbone

    Released1936

    Directed byGeorge Cukor

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    The Godfather Part III
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    The Godfather Part III

    Al Pacino, Diane Keaton

    Released1990

    Directed byFrancis Ford Coppola

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    Coins in the Fountain
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    Coins in the Fountain

    Loni Anderson, Anthony Newley

    Released1990

    Directed byTony Wharmby

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    The Scientific Cardplayer
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    The Scientific Cardplayer

    Bette Davis, Joseph Cotten

    Released1972

    Directed byLuigi Comencini

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    In Love and War
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    In Love and War

    Sandra Bullock, Chris O'Donnell

    Released1997

    Directed byRichard Attenborough

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    Napoléon
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    Napoléon

    Antonin Artaud, Albert Dieudonné

    Released1927

    Directed byAbel Gance

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    Before the Revolution
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    Before the Revolution

    Adriana Asti, Francesco Barilli

    Released1964

    Directed byBernardo Bertolucci

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    The Portrait of a Lady
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    The Portrait of a Lady

    Nicole Kidman, Christian Bale

    Released1996

    Directed byJane Campion

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    The Pink Panther
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    The Pink Panther

    Peter Sellers, Claudia Cardinale

    Released1963

    Directed byBlake Edwards

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    The Bandit
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    The Bandit

    Anna Magnani, Folco Lulli

    Released1946

    Directed byAlberto Lattuada

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    The Magistrate
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    The Magistrate

    Claudia Cardinale, Massimo Serato

    Released1959

    Directed byLuigi Zampa

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  • 19
    The Da Vinci Code
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    The Da Vinci Code

    Tom Hanks, Ian McKellen

    Released2006

    Directed byRon Howard

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    Domino
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    Domino

    Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Carice van Houten

    Released2019

    Directed byBrian De Palma

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    Francis of Assisi
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    Francis of Assisi

    Stuart Whitman, Bradford Dillman

    Released1961

    Directed byMichael Curtiz

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    The Great Beauty
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    The Great Beauty

    Sabrina Ferilli, Serena Grandi

    Released2013

    Directed byPaolo Sorrentino

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    The Traitor
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    The Traitor

    Pierfrancesco Favino, Maria Fernanda Candido

    Released2020

    Directed byMarco Bellocchio

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    Our Italian Husband
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    Our Italian Husband

    Brooke Shields, Chevy Chase

    Released2004

    Directed byIlaria Borrelli

    Our Italian Husband is a 2004 romantic comedy starring Brooke Shields, Maria Grazia Cucinotta,... more on Wikipedia
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    Ultras
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    Ultras

    Aniello Arena, Ciro Nacca

    Released2020

    Directed byFrancesco Lettieri

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