Italian movies

List of the best Italian movies selected by visitors to our site: The Big Dream, A Bigger Splash, Malena, The Girl in the Fog, Long Live Freedom, Il Divo, Me and You, Misunderstood, Don't Move, The Great Beauty.

In the top there are new films of 2021, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

The Big Dream (2009)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genredrama
CountryItaly, France
Duration01:42

Italian Revolution, 1968. Police officer, Nicolas, wants to become an actor. He goes out in plain clothes and meets Laura who is among students against the government, Vietnam War and who seek sexual freedom. One day, his identity gets exposed and she leaves him.

A Bigger Splash (2015)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genredrama, crime
CountryItaly, France, USA

An American couple, Paul and Marianne, spend their vacation in Italy and experiences trouble when the wife invites a former lover and his teenage daughter to visit, which leads to jealousy and dangerous sexual scenarios.

Malena (2000)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genremelodrama, drama, military
CountryItaly, USA
Duration01:40

On the day in 1940 that Italy enters the war, two things happen to the 12-year-old Renato: he gets his first bike, and he gets his first look at Malèna. She is a beautiful, silent outsider who's moved to this Sicilian town to be with her husband, Nico. He promptly goes off to war, leaving her to the lustful eyes of the men and the sharp tongues of the women. During the next few years, as Renato grows toward manhood, he watches Malèna suffer and prove her mettle. He sees her loneliness, then grief when Nico is reported dead, the effects of slander on her relationship with her father, her poverty and search for work, and final humiliations. Will Renato learn courage from Malèna and stand up for her?

The Girl in the Fog (2017)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryItaly, Germany, France
Duration02:08

Based on the bestselling novel by Donato Carrisi, THE GIRL IN THE FOG is a gripping and chilling thriller that brings us to a hazy mountain village where enigmatic Detective Vogel is investigating on the sudden disappearance of fifteen-year-old Anna Lou. But with the case at the heart of a media storm, the fine line between the police and criminals begins to blur and soon everyone becomes a suspect.

Long Live Freedom (2013)
Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryItaly
Duration01:34

The elections are approaching and the largest opposition party in the country do not look good. Its leader, Enrico Oliveri can not stand the pressure and disappears. Fearing a scandal, the eminence grise of the party had brought into play the twin brother of the politician. Even if looks like two drops of water with his brother Giovanni may have a different personality. His ideas are innovative and direct approach to get the party in the polls ...

Il Divo (2008)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, biography
CountryItaly, France
Duration01:45

Italy, early nineties. Calm, clever and inscrutable, politician Giulio Andreotti has been synonymous with power for decades. He has survived to everything: electoral battles, terrorist massacres, loss of friends, slanderous accusations; but now certain repentant mobsters implicate him in the crimes of Cosa Nostra.

Me and You (2012)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genredrama
CountryItaly
Duration01:43

An introverted teenager tells his parents he is going on a ski trip, but instead spends his time alone in a basement.

Misunderstood (2014)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama
CountryItaly, France
Duration01:43

Rome, 1984, Aria is nine-year-old girl. On the verge of divorce, Aria's infantile and selfish parents are too preoccupied with their careers and extra-marital affairs to properly tend to any of Aria's needs. While her two older sisters are pampered, Aria is treated with cold indifference. Yet she yearns to love and to be loved. At school, Aria excels academically but is considered a misfit by everyone. She is misunderstood. Aria finds comfort in her cat - Dac and in her best friend - Angelica. Thrown out of both parents' homes, abandoned by all, even her best friend, Aria finally reaches the limit of what she can bear. She makes an unexpected decision in her life.

Don't Move (2004)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryItaly, Spain, United Kingdom
Duration02:05

While waiting for the brain surgery of his daughter Angela, victim of a motorcycle accident, the surgeon Timoteo recalls his torrid affair with and passion for Italia, a simple woman from slums in the periphery of the big city where he lives. The ghost of the beloved and sexual object of desire Italia chases him in his memories.

The Great Beauty (2013)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryItaly, France
Duration02:21

Jep Gambardella has seduced his way through the lavish nightlife of Rome for decades, but after his 65th birthday and a shock from the past, Jep looks past the nightclubs and parties to find a timeless landscape of absurd, exquisite beauty.

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Mia madre (2015)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama
CountryItaly, France, Germany
Duration01:30

Margherita, a director in the middle of an existential crisis, has to deal with the inevitable and still unacceptable loss of her mother.

Caesar Must Die (2012)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama
CountryItaly
Duration01:16

Winner of the Golden Bear at the 2012 Berlin Film Festival, Caesar Must Die (Cesare Deve Morire), the scripted documentary shows inmates at a prison in Rome rehearsing for a performance of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar.

Tale of Tales (2015)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrehorror, fantasy, drama
CountryItaly, France, United Kingdom
Duration02:17

From the bitter quest of the Queen of Longtrellis, to two mysterious sisters who provoke the passion of a king, to the King of Highhills obsessed with a giant Flea, these tales are inspired by the fairytales by Giambattista Basile.

Like Crazy (2016)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryItaly, France
Duration01:39

Beatrice is a blabbermouth and a so-called billionaire countess who likes to believe she’s in intimacy with world leaders. Donatella is a young quiet tattooed woman, locked in her own mystery. They are both patients of a mental institution and subject to custodial measures.

Perfect Strangers (2016)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryItaly
Duration02:08

During a dinner, a group of friends decide to share whatever text message or phone call they will receive during the evening - and all hell breaks loose.

Wondrous Boccaccio (2015)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genrecomedy, drama, history
CountryItaly, France
Duration02:18

It's 1348. The plague has brutally hit Florence. A group of then young people, seven women and three men, rebel against the feeling of death that is about to swallow them. They flee the city and find refuge in an abandoned villa in the Tuscan hills. Here, between moral doubts and the tasks needed to survive, they kill time by telling each other stories until they will decide to return. The stories are varied - tragic, bizarre, funny or erotic - but common and central to all of them is the female presence.

Quo vado? (2016)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrecomedy
CountryItaly
Duration02:19

Checco is 39 and lived his entire life with his parents. He loves his job where he does nothing the all day until something happens that will change his behavior and maybe his life..

Call Me by Your Name (2017)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryItaly, France, USA, Brazil
Duration02:09

Elio Perlman is spending the summer with his family at their vacation home in Lombardy, Italy. When his father hires a handsome doctoral student, the curious 17-year-old finds himself developing a growing attraction to the young man.

Dogman (2018)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryItaly, France
Duration01:38

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.

Loro (2018)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama, biography
CountryItaly, France
Duration01:55

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.

Fire at Sea (2016)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genredocumentary
CountryItaly, France
Duration01:35

Capturing life on the Italian island of Lampedusa, a frontline in the European migrant crisis.

I Can Quit Whenever I Want 3: Ad Honorem (2017)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, crime
CountryItaly
Duration01:42

Has been an year since Pietro Zinni's gang got caught in the Sopox production laboratory and each of them locked up in different jails. From Regina Coeli jail, Pietro keep warning the authorities a fool syntetized nerve gas and he is ready to make a killing, but no one takes him seriously.

I Am Tempesta (2018)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genrecomedy
CountryItaly
Duration01:41

Numa Tempesta is a fascinating, charismatic, businessman at the top of his game. Driven by a ruthless, relentless need to succeed, Numa will stop at nothing to close a deal even if it means bending the law. That's until the law catches up to him and to avoid prison, Numa is sentenced to a year of community service in a homeless shelter. While there, Numa cannot conduct any business but he must close the deal of the century or lose his fortune. It will take Numa every crafty bone in his body to find a solution and he may just find it where he least expects it.

Happy as Lazzaro (2018)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrefantasy, drama
CountryItaly, Luxembourg, France, Germany
Duration01:42

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.

Neverlake (2014)
Markimdb: 5.3
Genrehorror, drama, detective
CountryItaly

On a trip home to visit her father, Jenny is thrown into a world of mystery, horror and legend when she is called upon by 3000 year old spirits of the Neverlake to help return their lost artifacts and save the lives of missing children.

Forgive Us Our Debts (2018)
Markimdb: 6
Genredrama
CountryItaly, Luxembourg, Albania, Poland

Threatened by creditors, a newly unemployed man agrees to work for a debt collector, but soon discovers his deal with the devil has unexpected costs.

Pavarotti (2019)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genredocumentary, music, biography
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, France, Italy
Duration01:49

Featuring never-before-seen footage, concert performances and intimate interviews, filmmaker Ron Howard examines the life and career of famed opera tenor Luciano Pavarotti.

Sin (2019)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryRussia, Italy

The life of Michelangelo Buonarroti.

Cha cha cha (2013)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryItaly, France
Duration01:35

An accident involving a 16-years old prompts private eye Corso to an investigation that will unearth a deep web of corruption in today's Rome.

Welcome Mr. President! (2013)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrecomedy
CountryItaly

In a small mountain village lives a man with a challenging name, Giuseppe Garibaldi (one of Italy's "fathers of the fatherland"), but everybody call him with the nickname Peppino. Love fishing, the company of friends, the library where he works as a precarious employee. He is an optimistic person even if his child accuse him of being a wannabe. One day, due to a mess of politicians, an amazing thing happens: Peppino is mistakenly elected President of the Italian Republic. Pulled out from his quiet life, is to play a role for which he knows he is obviously inappropriate, but his common sense and his instinctive gestures are incredibly effective, except for the etiquette, for which he is in trouble. The inflexible and fascinating Deputy Secretary General of the Presidency of the Republic, Janis Clementi, is anxious to no avail in an attempt to regulate the unpredictable actions of the President...




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