Italy melodrama movies

List of the best Italy melodrama movies selected by visitors to our site: Made in Italy, Call Me by Your Name, Lost in Florence, My Cousin Rachel, Godard Mon Amour, The Little Hours, Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company Live: Romeo and Juliet, Never Said Goodbye, All Roads Lead to Rome, Medici: Masters of Florence
In the top there are new films of 2018, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.
Made in Italy (2018)
Markimdb: 5.8
CharactersPilots, Mafia, Family, Smugglers
PlaceItaly, Nature

Riko is an honest man, who can count on a group of real friends and a wife who, between highs and lows, he loves forever. But he is also a very angry man with his time, which seems to be punctuated only by backlashes and false starts.

Call Me by Your Name (2017)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 7.9)
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryItaly, France, Brazil, USA
CharactersScientists, Mothers, Fathers, Gay, Pianists
PlotLove, Relationship, Parenting, First love, Seduction, Love with age difference
PlaceSea, Italy, Small cities
StyleTouching, Soulful

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.

Lost in Florence (2017)
Mark5 (imdb: 5.1)
Genremelodrama, drama, adventure
CountryItaly, USA

Eric Lazard is a heartbroken former college football star who gets involved in a dangerous Florentine sport and a local woman, Stephanie, while visiting his cousin Anna, who lives in Italy and teaches the Italian language to foreigners.

My Cousin Rachel (2017)
Mark7 (imdb: 6)
Genremelodrama, drama, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersDogs, Horses, Gay, Lawyers, Orphans
PlotIntrigue, Love, First love, Money, Death, Jealousy, Hunger, Snow, Obsession, Happiness
PlaceItaly, Beach
TimeNew Year

A young Englishman plots revenge against his mysterious, beautiful cousin, believing that she murdered his guardian. But his feelings become complicated as he finds himself falling under the beguiling spell of her charms.

Godard Mon Amour (2017)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, biography
CharactersActors, Directors, Students
PlotLove with age difference, Radio
PlaceParis, Sea, Italy, Trains, France, Beach

During the making of one of his films, French film director Jean-Luc Godard falls in love with 17-year old actress Anne Wiazemsky and later gets married.

The Little Hours (2017)
Mark1 (imdb: 5.8)
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryCanada, USA
CharactersWitch, Lesbians, Nuns, Jews, Turtles
PlotThe escape, Jealousy, Money, Religious, Witchcraft, Loneliness
TimeMiddle Ages

A young servant fleeing from his master takes refuge at a convent full of emotionally unstable nuns in the middle ages.

Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company Live: Romeo and Juliet (2016)
Mark10 (imdb: 8.1)
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersTeens, Parents
PlotLove, Hatred

Live theatre presentation of Shakespeare's classic play about two teenagers from warring families whose love affair ends in tragedy.

Never Said Goodbye (2016)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genremelodrama, drama
PlotLove, Relationship
PlaceChina, Italy

Junhao declares to go to Sicily to learn opera and ends the relationship with his fiancée, Xiaoyou. In disbelief, she determines to learn the truth behind his sudden decision. Lee Joon-gi has teamed up with Lin for his first Chinese film.

All Roads Lead to Rome (2016)
Mark5.6 (imdb: 4.9)
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryItaly, USA, Spain, United Kingdom, Sweden
CharactersTeens, Family, Mothers
PlotWedding, Love, Chase, Happiness, Pursuit, Travel
PlaceSea, Italy, Aircraft

Maggie is an uptight, single mother and college writing teacher from New York City. In an effort to reconnect with her troubled teen daughter Summer, she decides to embark on a journey to a Tuscan village where she frequented in her younger days. Upon arrival, Maggie runs into Luca a handsome former lover who is still a bachelor and lives with his eighty-year-old mother Carmen. Summer (missing her “bad boy” boyfriend in NYC) and Carmen (secretly planning a wedding against Luca’s wishes to MARCELINO, her one true love in Rome) impulsively steal Luca’s car and race off to Rome. Maggie and Luca quickly pursue allowing the two mismatched couples to spend some time together and develop a new understanding of each other.

Medici: Masters of Florence (2016)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 7.9)
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, detective, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, Italy, France
PlotPolitics, Mystery, Political, Jealousy, Viruses, Mystery, Viruses
StyleAtmospheric, Exciting, Tense, Atmospheric, Spectacular

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.

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Tale of Tales (2015)
Mark6 (imdb: 6.4)
Genrehorror, fantasy, melodrama, drama
CountryItaly, France, United Kingdom
CharactersWizards, Fathers, Witch, Sisters, Twins, Kings, Dragons, Bears
PlotAdventure, Love, Magic, Mystery, Death, Obsession
PlaceItaly, Castle

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.

Fasten Your Seatbelts (2014)
Markimdb: 6.5
PlotLove triangle
StyleTouching, Makes me think

Elena (Kasia Smutniak) and Antonio (Francesco Arca) seem not to be made for each other. They are too different in terms of character, life choices, worldview, and the way they relate to others. They are total opposites. However, they are overwhelmed by a mutual attraction they're trying hard to avoid; but to which they succumb to. This dramedy on relationships also gets a very credible performance from Paola Miraccione, who plays the tragic, albeit funny, character Egle.

Walking on Sunshine (2014)
Markimdb: 5.4
Genremelodrama, musical
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, Italy
PlotLove triangle, Holidays, Wedding
PlaceItaly, Village
StyleTo cry

Set to the music of popular hit songs from the 1980s. A beautiful coastal village, present day Italy. After a whirlwind romance, Maddie is preparing to marry gorgeous Italian Raf, and has invited her sister Taylor to the wedding. Unbeknownst to Maddie, however, Raf is Taylor's ex-holiday flame, and the love of her life...

Spring (2014)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 6.7)
Genrehorror, fantastic, melodrama
CharactersZombie, Snake, Werewolf
PlotSupernatural, Love, Mystery
PlaceItaly, Aircraft, Small cities
StyleAction, Atmospheric

A young man in a personal tailspin flees the US to Italy, where he sparks up a romance with a woman harboring a dark, primordial secret.

Pompeii (2014)
Mark8 (imdb: 5.5)
Genreaction, melodrama, drama, adventure
CountryCanada, Germany
CharactersGladiators, Heroes, Horses
PlotDisasters, Volcanoes, Adventure, Slavery
PlaceRoman Empire, Italy
StyleExciting, Disturbing

In 79 A.D., Milo, a slave turned gladiator, finds himself in a race against time to save his true love Cassia, the beautiful daughter of a wealthy merchant who has been unwillingly betrothed to a corrupt Roman Senator. As Mount Vesuvius erupts in a torrent of blazing lava, Milo must fight his way out of the arena in order to save his beloved as the once magnificent Pompeii crumbles around him.

The Best Offer (2013)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 7.8)
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama
PlotLove, Relationship

Virgil Oldman is a world renowned antiques expert and auctioneer. An eccentric genius, he leads a solitary life, going to extreme lengths to keep his distance from the messiness of human relationships. When appointed by the beautiful but emotionally damaged Claire to oversee the valuation and sale of her family’s priceless art collection, Virgil allows himself to form an attachment to her – and soon he is engulfed by a passion which will rock his bland existence to the core.

Marina (2013)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genremelodrama, drama, music, biography
CountryBelgium, Italy
PlotFirst love, On real events
StyleSoulful, To cry, Touching

The true story of Rocco Granata, an Italian coal miner's son who followed his passion for music against his father's wishes and social barriers.

The Devil's Violinist (2013)
Mark6 (imdb: 6.1)
Genremelodrama, drama, music
CountryGermany, Italy
CharactersMusicians, Geniuses
PlotSuccess, Music
StyleFascinating, Atmospheric, Gloomy

The life story of Italian violinist and composer, Niccolò Paganini, who rose to fame as a virtuoso in the early 19th Century.

Romeo & Juliet (2013)
Mark10 (imdb: 5.8)
Genremelodrama, drama, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, Italy, Luxembourg
Time16th century, Middle Ages
StyleTouching, Fascinating, To cry, Smart

In Verona, bad blood between the Montague and Capulet families leads to much bitterness. Despite the hostility, Romeo Montague manages an invitation to a masked ball at the estate of the Capulets and meets Juliet, their daughter. The two are instantly smitten but dismayed to learn that their families are enemies. Romeo and Juliet figure out a way to pursue their romance, but Romeo is banished for his part in the slaying of Juliet's cousin, Tybalt.

Third Person (2013)
Mark8 (imdb: 6.3)
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryBelgium, USA, France, United Kingdom, Germany
CharactersMaids, Writers
PlotLove, False accusations
PlaceNew York, France, Italy
StyleTouching, Tense, Gloomy

An acclaimed novelist struggles to write an analysis of love in one of three stories, each set in a different city, that detail the beginning, middle and end of a relationship.

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 (2012)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 5.5)
Genrefantasy, melodrama, drama, adventure
CharactersVampire, Werewolf, Friends
PlotRivalry, Supernatural, Fate, Justice
PlaceForest, Italy
StyleAtmospheric, To cry

After the birth of Renesmee, the Cullens gather other vampire clans in order to protect the child from a false allegation that puts the family in front of the Volturi.

Love Is All You Need (2012)
Mark8 (imdb: 6.5)
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryDenmark, Sweden, Italy, France, Germany
CharactersTourists, Hairdressers

Romantic comedy from Academy Award winner Susanne Bier (Brothers, In a Better World), about two very different families brought together for a wedding in a beautiful old Italian villa.

To Rome with Love (2012)
Mark6.6 (imdb: 6.3)
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryUSA, Italy, Spain
CharactersTourists, Architects, Newlyweds
PlotHolidays, Art
StyleLight, Smart

Four tales unfold in the Eternal City: While vacationing in Rome, architect John encounters a young man whose romantic woes remind him of a painful incident from his own youth; retired opera director Jerry discovers a mortician with an amazing voice, and he seizes the opportunity to rejuvenate his own flagging career; a young couple have separate romantic interludes; a spotlight shines on an ordinary man.

Drifters (2011)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genremelodrama, drama

A man develops an attraction to the daughter of his father's fiancee.

The Ages of Love (2011)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genrecomedy, melodrama
StyleTo cry, Touching

Roberto is a young and ambitious lawyer who is going to marry Sara. His whole life is perfectly planned out. During a expropriation which he is in charge of, he meets Micol, a gorgeous and provocative young woman from a small village in Tuscany. This is when things start to get complicated... Fabio, a famous anchorman, has been the perfect husband for twenty five years. At a party one night, he meets Eliana, a femme fatale full of surprises. This one-night stand proves to be more than what he bargained for when she refuses to leave... Adrian is an American art history professor who moved to Rome after his divorce. He is friends with Augusto, the building's concierge, whose ebullient daughter Viola is about to disrupt his peaceful existence and relight his fire

Room in Rome (2010)
Mark7.4 (imdb: 6.1)
Genremelodrama, drama
CharactersGirlfriends, Lesbians
PlotTravel, Mystery, Loneliness, Love
PlaceRussia, Spain, Italy, Moscow, Hotels
StyleAtmospheric, Soulful

A hotel room in the center of Rome serves as the setting for two young and recently acquainted women to have a physical adventure that touches their very souls.

Letters to Juliet (2010)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 6.5)
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
PlotLove, Fate, Travel, Love triangle
StyleTouching, To cry, Cute

An American girl on vacation in Italy finds an unanswered "letter to Juliet" -- one of thousands of missives left at the fictional lover's Verona courtyard, which are typically answered by a the "secretaries of Juliet" -- and she goes on a quest to find the lovers referenced in the letter.

The Tourist (2010)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 6)
Genreaction, thriller, melodrama
CountryUSA, France, Italy
CharactersTourists, Spy, Snipers
PlotUndercover, Adventure, Love, Chase
PlaceItaly, Hotels
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, Tense

American tourist Frank (Johnny Depp) meets mysterious British woman Elsie (Angelina Jolie) on the train to Venice. Romance seems to bud, but there's more to her than meets the eye. Remake of the 2005 French film "Anthony Zimmer", written and directed by Jérôme Salle.

Kiss Me Again (2010)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryItaly, France

A look at the lives of Carlo, Giulia, and their friends some 10 years after the events of L'Ultimo bacio.

Eat Pray Love (2010)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 5.8)
Genremelodrama, drama
PlotDivorce, Depression, Love, On real events
PlaceIndia, Italy
StyleInspirational, Touching, To cry

Liz Gilbert had everything a modern woman is supposed to dream of having – a husband, a house and a successful career – yet like so many others, she found herself lost, confused and searching for what she really wanted in life. Newly divorced and at a crossroads, Gilbert steps out of her comfort zone, risking everything to change her life, embarking on a journey around the world that becomes a quest for self-discovery. In her travels, she discovers the true pleasure of nourishment by eating in Italy, the power of prayer in India and, finally and unexpectedly, the inner peace and balance of true love in Bali.

Loose Cannons (2010)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
StyleTouching, Smart

Tommaso is the youngest son of the Cantones, a large, traditional southern Italian family operating a pasta-making business since the 1960s. On a trip home from Rome, where he studies literature and lives with his boyfriend, Tommaso decides to tell his parents the truth about himself. But when he is finally ready to come out in front of the entire family, his older brother Antonio ruins his plans.

Sorry if I Want to Marry You (2010)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 5.5)
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama

Second part of the film "Sorry if I love you". Alex (Raoul Bova) and Niki (Michela Quattrociocche) are more in love than ever. They have just returned from the lighthouse on the island Blu where they have lived unforgettable days. Niki returns to see his friends, but a number of important changes in their lives will test the friendship of the girls. Alex also resume life with his old friends. All of them, Flavio, Enrico and Pietro, are no longer serene and safe husbands due to certain difficulties that have compromised their marriages.

The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009)
Mark9.4 (imdb: 4.7)
Genrefantasy, melodrama, drama, adventure
CharactersVampire, Werewolf, Friends, Teens
PlotMulti-part, Love, Revenge, Rivalry, Supernatural, Chase
StyleAtmospheric, Touching, Exciting, To cry

Forks, Washington resident Bella Swan is reeling from the departure of her vampire love, Edward Cullen, and finds comfort in her friendship with Jacob Black, a werewolf. But before she knows it, she's thrust into a centuries-old conflict, and her desire to be with Edward at any cost leads her to take greater and greater risks.

Nine (2009)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 5.8)
Genremelodrama, drama, musical
CountryUSA, Italy
PlaceParallel worlds, Italy
StyleTo cry, Fascinating

Arrogant, self-centered movie director Guido Contini finds himself struggling to find meaning, purpose, and a script for his latest film endeavor. With only a week left before shooting begins, he desperately searches for answers and inspiration from his wife, his mistress, his muse, and his mother.

The Double Hour (2009)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, crime, detective
CharactersMaids, Birds
PlotLove, Investigation, Death
PlaceItaly, Hotels
StyleAction, Disturbing

A chambermaid and a former cop meet at a speed dating event and a romance develops. But during a romantic getaway things suddenly take a turn for the worse when her mysterious past is revealed.

David's Birthday (2009)
Mark2 (imdb: 6.6)
Genremelodrama, drama, detective
CharactersGay, Friends
PlaceItaly, Beach

Two couples are enjoying their summer at the beach, but when the grown son of one couple arrives, it surprisingly stirs something in the husband of the other couple, will the forbidden feelings end badly?

Ex (2009)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryItaly, France
PlotLove triangle
PlaceItaly, France
StyleTo cry, Touching

Ex is a 2009 film directed and co-written by Fausto Brizzi and interpreted by a rich and large cast of characters. The film, produced by Italian International Film, in co-production with the French company and Mes Films in collaboration with RAI Cinema. It was released February 6, 2009 in Italian cinema and has been recognized as "national cultural interest" by the Directorate General for Cinema of the Ministry of Heritage and Culture.

Everyone Else (2009)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genremelodrama, drama
PlotDepression, Dancing, Cars
PlaceIslands, Italy
StyleSoulful, Fascinating

While on a Mediterranean vacation, a seemingly happy boyfriend and girlfriend find their connection to one another tested as they bond with another couple.

Genova (2008)
Markimdb: 6
Genremelodrama, drama, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom
StyleTouching, Gloomy

A man moves his two daughters to Italy after their mother dies in a car accident, in order to revitalize their lives. Genoa changes all three of them as the youngest daughter starts to see the ghost of her mother, while the older one discovers her sexuality.

The Other Man (2008)
Mark6.8 (imdb: 5.4)
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
PlotObsession, Cancer, Death, Love, Computers, Love triangle, Chess
PlaceEngland, Italy
StyleSoulful, Depressive, Gloomy

The story of a husband who suspects his wife of adultery, and sets out to track down the other man in her life.

Sorry if I Love You (2008)
Mark8 (imdb: 6.2)
CharactersTeens, Family
PlotLove with age difference
StyleTouching, To cry, Cute

Scusa ma ti chiamo amore is a 2008 Italian film starring Raoul Bova and Michela Quattrociocche. Alex Belli (Bova) is a 37 year old advertising executive whose fiancée Elena has just left him, and who is having difficulty at work trying to think of a good advertising campaign for a new Japanese product. Niki is a bubbly 17 year old student. She has three best friends with whom she shares all her problems, and an annoying ex-boyfriend Fabio who is set on getting her back, but Niki's not interested. One day on his way to work, Alex collides with Niki on a city street. They soon begin a romance, despite their 20-year age gap.

Virgin Territory (2007)
Mark7.4 (imdb: 4.8)
Genrecomedy, melodrama, adventure, history
CountryItaly, United Kingdom, France, Luxembourg
CharactersGardeners, Friends, Nuns, Orphans, Brides, Teens, Horses, Artists, Priests
PlotWedding, Love, The escape, Cheating, Viruses

The film is set in Tuscany during the Black Death. As in the Decameron, ten young Florentines take refuge from the plague. But instead of telling stories, they have lusty adventures, bawdy exchanges, romance and swordplay. There are randy nuns, Saracen pirates, and a sexy cow.

Manual of Love 2 (2007)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama
PlotDivorce, Love
StyleTo cry, Touching

Four episodes. Nicola, paralyzed after a car crash, falls in love for his physiotherapist Lucia. Franco and Manuela, a young couple unfit to have child, fly to Barcelona for a specialized treatment for fertility. Filippo and Fosco, two gays, decide to marry. Ernesto, waiter in an important restaurant has a liaison with Cecilia the new young Spanish help in cuisine.

The Tiger and the Snow (2005)
Mark10 (imdb: 7.1)
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, military
CharactersPoets, Good people
StyleTouching, To cry, Fancy

Love and injury in time of war. Attilio de Giovanni teaches poetry in Italy. He has a romantic soul, and women love him. But he is in love with Vittoria, and the love is unrequited. Every night he dreams of marrying her, in his boxer shorts and t-shirt, as Tom Waits sings. Vittoria travels to Iraq with her friend, Fuad, a poet; they are there with the second Gulf War breaks out. Vittoria is injured. Attilio must get to her side, and then, as war rages around him, he must find her the medical care she needs. In war, does love conquer all?

Manual of Love (2005)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
PlotLove, Love at first sight
StyleTo cry, Touching

Four intertwined episodes on the joys and sorrows of love.

Casanova (2005)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 6.5)
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, adventure
PlaceItaly, Court
Time18th century
StyleExciting, Light

With a reputation for seducing members of the opposite sex, regardless of their marital status, a notorious womanizer discovers a beauty who seems impervious to his charms. However, as he continues to pursue the indifferent lady, he finds himself falling in love.

The Consequences of Love (2004)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genremelodrama, drama, crime
PlotLove with age difference, Loneliness
PlaceItaly, Hotels
StyleAtmospheric, Action, Depressive, Disturbing, Smart

Titta di Girolamo has been living in a small hotel in Lugano for ten years, he leads a dull and rigid live and has apparently lost his capability to feel human emotion. This all changes when he decides to talk to Sofia, the Barmaid.

A Good Woman (2004)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 6.5)
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Luxembourg, USA
PlotAdventure, Love, Date, Moving, Love triangle, Justice
StyleLight, Smart

Fleeing 1930s New York and leaving behind a chequered past, the giltzy divorcee Mrs Stella Erlynne travels to Italy's sun-dappled Amalfi coast. Mrs Erlynne's appearance causes a stir amongst the visiting aristocracy. Based on the Oscar Wilde play Lady Windemere's Fan

The Best of Youth (2003)
Mark7 (imdb: 8.5)
Genremelodrama, drama
CharactersMusicians, Teachers, Pianists, Photographers
StyleTouching, Soulful, To cry

Spanning four decades, from the chaotic 1960s to the present, director Marco Tullio Giordana's passionate epic 'La Meglio Gioventu' follows two Italian brothers through some of the most tumultuous events of recent Italian history.

My House in Umbria (2003)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, Italy, USA
CharactersOrphans, Writers, Scientists, Terrorists
PlotDancing, Motorcycles, Loneliness
PlaceItaly, Aircraft, Estate
StyleSoulful, To cry, Fascinating, Gloomy

Emily Delahunty is an eccentric British romance novelist who lives in Umbria in central Italy. One day while travelling, the train she is on is bombed by terrorists. After she wakes up in a hospital, she invites three of the other survivors of the disaster to stay at her Italian villa for recuperation. Of these are The General, a retired British Army veteran, Werner, a young German man, and Aimee, a young American girl who has now become mute after her parents were both killed in the explosion.