Italian movies

List of the best Italian movies selected by visitors to our site: Piranhas, The Ruthless, The Poison Rose, Trading Paint, The Traitor, I, Leonardo, The End?, Leo Da Vinci: Mission Mona Lisa, Happy as Lazzaro, Voldemort: Origins of the Heir.

In the top there are new films of 2019, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Piranhas (2019)
Mark7 (imdb: 6.3)
Genredrama, crime
CharactersTeens, Criminals, Mafia

    Six boys race on their scooters through the narrow streets of their Sanità neighbourhood in Naples. They are fearless daredevils, desperate to make money like their role models, and wear designer clothes and the latest sneakers. These 15-year-olds use the city’s rooftops for assault rifle practice. They deal drugs and do not hesitate to use their weapons to take control of the neighbourhood. Their smart leader, Nicola, knows the rules: in order to get his gang into the game and quickly to the top, he challenges one of the old bosses. But whoever is in charge today may well be dead tomorrow. When his girlfriend causes Nicola to be caught between all fronts, he is forced to make a decision.

    The Ruthless (2019)
    Mark7.4 (imdb: 6.3)
    Genredrama, crime
    CountryItaly, France
    CharactersMafia, Criminals, Tough guys
    PlotBank robbery, Skirmishes

      Milan, Italy, 1967. Santo Russo, a boy of Calabrian origin, arrives north with his parents and younger brother to find better living conditions. Due to an absurd misunderstanding and his father's contempt, Santo ends up in prison, where he gets a “true education.” In 1978, he and his friends Slim and Mario embark on a 15-year criminal career, a successful and ruthless spiral of robberies, kidnappings, murders and heroin smuggling.

      The Poison Rose (2019)
      Mark6.6 (imdb: 4.7)
      Genrethriller, drama
      CountryUSA, Italy
      CharactersDetectives, Heroes
      PlotInvestigation, Chase
      StyleAction, Depressive, Fascinating, For men, Tense, Disturbing

        A down-on-his-luck PI is hired by his old flame to investigate a murder. But while the case at first appears routine, it slowly reveals itself to be a complex interwoven web of crimes, suspects and dead bodies.

        Trading Paint (2019)
        Mark5.2 (imdb: 4.4)
        Genreaction, thriller, drama, sport
        CountrySpain, Italy, United Kingdom
        CharactersParents, Family
        PlotRacing, Cars, Rivalry
        StyleExciting, For men, Fascinating

          A stock car racing legend is drawn back to the dirt track when his son, an aspiring driver, joins a rival racing team.

          The Traitor (2019)
          Mark7 (imdb: 7.1)
          CountryItaly, France, Germany, Brazil
          CharactersMafia, Judge
          PlaceItaly, Court

            Palermo, Sicily, 1980. Mafia member Tommaso Buscetta decides to move to Brazil with his family fleeing the constant war between the different clans of the criminal organization. But when, after living several misfortunes, he is forced to return to Italy, he makes a bold decision that will change his life and the destiny of Cosa Nostra forever.

            I, Leonardo (2019)
            Mark6 (imdb: 5.2)

              Discover Leonardo da Vinci, the man, the painter, the scientist and the inventor, through a unique, engaging and fascinating journey in the mind of Leonardo.

              The End? (2018)
              Mark7 (imdb: 5.4)
              Genrehorror, thriller
              CharactersBusinessmen, Zombie
              StyleCreepy, Disturbing, Depressive

                Claudio Verona is a young and cynical businessman. One day he gets locked in his Roman office elevator before an important meeting with a client. Soon this annoying obstacle will turn into a nightmare. For outside that metal cage, a deadly virus has begun to infect and transform people into extremely violent and dangerous zombies. Claudio has to get out of his claustrophobic space but it seems the elevator is the safest place to be in the city.

                Leo Da Vinci: Mission Mona Lisa (2018)
                Mark7.6 (imdb: 5.1)
                Genreadventure, family, cartoon
                StyleFor children

                  Life flows peacefully in Vinci: Leonardo is struggling with his incredible inventions, Lorenzo helps him and Gioconda observes them mockingly. When A mysterious storyteller comes to town and speaks of a hidden treasure, an adventure begins.

                  Happy as Lazzaro (2018)
                  Mark9 (imdb: 7.5)
                  CountryItaly, Luxembourg, France, Germany
                  CharactersFriends, Wolves, Poor
                  PlotTime travel, Missing people, Slavery
                  PlaceVillage, Italy
                  StyleFancy, Soulful, Makes me think, Touching, Exciting, Inspirational

                    Purehearted teen Lazzaro is content living as a sharecropper in rural Italy, but an unlikely friendship with the marquise’s son will change his world.

                    Voldemort: Origins of the Heir (2018)
                    Mark5.8 (imdb: 5.4)
                    Genrefantasy, adventure
                    CharactersWizards, Teens, Students, Friends
                    PlotRevenge, Supernatural
                    PlaceSchool, England
                    StyleCreepy, Tense

                      A fan made prequel to the Harry Potter series based on Tom Riddle and his progression to becoming The Dark Lord.

                      Michelangelo Endless (2018)
                      Mark6.6 (imdb: 7.2)
                      Genredrama, biography
                      CharactersCelebrities, Artists, Geniuses, Architects
                      PlotOn real events

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                        Never Look Away (2018)
                        Mark9.6 (imdb: 7.7)
                        Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, history
                        CountryGermany, Italy
                        PlotOn real events, Relationship, Love, Art
                        PlacePrison, Germany

                          Inspired by real events and spanning three eras of German history, film tells the story of Kurt, a young art student who falls in love with fellow student, Ellie. Ellie’s father, Professor Seeband, a famous doctor, is dismayed at his daughter’s choice of boyfriend, and vows to destroy the relationship. What neither of them knows is that their lives are already connected through a terrible crime Seeband committed decades ago.

                          The Man Who Stole Banksy (2018)
                          Markimdb: 6.3

                            In 2007, the anonymous graffiti artist Banksy painted a series of political works around Palestine, only to have them cut down and sold off to the highest bidder. A stylish examination of public space and the commodification of street art, narrated by Iggy Pop.

                            Loro 1 (2018)
                            Markimdb: 6.7
                            Genredrama, biography
                            CountryItaly, France
                            CharactersRich, Kept women, Billionaires

                              "Loro", in two parts, is a period movie that chronicles, as a fiction story, events likely happened in Italy (or even made up) between 2006 and 2010. "Loro" wants to suggest in portraits and glimps, through a composite constellation of characters, a moment in history, now definitively ended, which can be described in a very summary picture of the events as amoral, decadent but extraordinarily alive. Additionally, "Loro" wishes to tell the story of some Italians, fresh and ancient people at the same time: souls from a modern imaginary Purgatory who, moved by heterogeneous intents like ambition, admiration, affection, curiosity, personal interests, establish to try and orbit around the walking Paradise that is the man named Silvio Berlusconi.

                              Loro (2018)
                              Mark7.6 (imdb: 6.7)
                              Genredrama, biography
                              CountryItaly, France
                              CharactersRich, Billionaires
                              PlotPower, Money, Political, Death

                                Internationally released Director's Cut of "Loro 1" and "Loro 2", which were released separately as two movies in Italy. The film talks about the group of businessmen and politicians – the Loro (Them) from the title – who live and act near to media tycoon and politician Silvio Berlusconi in the years between 2006 and 2009.

                                Dogman (2018)
                                Mark8.6 (imdb: 7.2)
                                Genrethriller, drama, crime
                                CountryItaly, France
                                CharactersAnimals, Dogs
                                PlotMotorcycles, Drug addict, Death
                                PlaceItaly, Prison, Sea, Night Clubs

                                  Marcello, a small and gentle dog groomer, finds himself involved in a dangerous relationship of subjugation with Simone, a former violent boxer who terrorizes the entire neighborhood. In an effort to reaffirm his dignity, Marcello will submit to an unexpected act of vengeance.

                                  Suspiria (2018)
                                  Mark6 (imdb: 6.8)
                                  Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, detective
                                  CountryItaly, USA
                                  CharactersDemons, Witch
                                  PlotSupernatural, Dancing, Curses, Survival, Telekinesis, Mystery, Witchcraft
                                  StyleWomens in main roles, Unexpected ending, Touching, Heavy, Tense, Disturbing

                                    A darkness swirls at the center of a world-renowned dance company, one that will engulf the troupe's artistic director, an ambitious young dancer and a grieving psychotherapist. Some will succumb to the nightmare, others will finally wake up.

                                    The Heiresses (2018)
                                    Markimdb: 6.7
                                    CountryParaguay, France, Germany, Norway, Brazil, Uruguay, Italy
                                    StyleWomens in main roles

                                      After her girlfriend is imprisoned on fraud charges, Chela is forced to face a new reality. Driving for the first time in years, she begins to provide a local taxi service to a group of elderly wealthy ladies. As Chela settles into her new life, she encounters the much younger Angy, forging a fresh and invigorating new connection.

                                      Everybody Knows (2018)
                                      Mark5.2 (imdb: 6.9)
                                      Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
                                      CountrySpain, France, Italy
                                      PlotLove, Relationship, Wedding, Mystery

                                        Laura, a Spanish woman living in Buenos Aires, returns to her hometown outside Madrid with her Argentinian husband and children. However, the trip is upset by unexpected events that bring secrets into the open.

                                        The Happy Prince (2018)
                                        Mark7 (imdb: 6.2)
                                        Genredrama, biography
                                        CountryUnited Kingdom, Belgium, Italy, Germany
                                        CharactersGay, Writers, Poets
                                        PlotLove, Death
                                        Time19th century

                                          In 1895, Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) was the most famous writer in London, and Bosie Douglas, son of the notorious Marquess of Queensberry, was his lover. Accused and convicted of gross indecency, he was imprisoned for two years and subjected to hard labor. Once free, he abandons England to live in France, where he will spend his last years, haunted by memories of the past, poverty and immense sadness.