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Movies: Best Movies in Italian(Italiano)

Italian (italiano, Italian: [itaˈljaːno], or lingua italiana, Italian: [ˈliŋɡwa itaˈljaːna]) is a Romance language of the Indo-European language family that evolved from the Vulgar Latin of the Roman Empire. Italian is the least divergent Romance language from Latin, together with Sardinian. Spoken by about 85 million people including 67 million native speakers (2024), Italian is an official language in Italy, San Marino, and Switzerland (Ticino and the Grisons), and is the primary language of Vatican City. It has official minority status in Croatia and in some areas of Slovenian Istria. Italian is also spoken by large immigrant and expatriate communities in the Americas and Australia. Italian is included under the languages covered by the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages in Bosnia and Herzegovina and in Romania, although Italian is neither a co-official nor a protected language in these countries. Some speakers of Italian are native bilinguals of both Italian (either in its standard form or regional varieties) and a local language of Italy, most frequently the language spoken at home in their place of origin. Italian is a major language in Europe, being one of the official languages of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe and one ... ()

Italian is spoken in Switzerland, Italy, Croatia, Slovenia, Vatican City / Holy See and San Marino and 13,458 movies (between 1896 and 2024) with this language have been recorded so far. Most of these movies were shot in Italy (11,095). Popular genres for Italian movies are Drama (4,194), Comedy (3,947) and Documentary (1,550). Life Is Beautiful (1997), The Black Hand (1973), Lady Frankenstein (1971), Where Am I Going? (2016) and Welcome to the South (2010) are among the best known & most successful Italian movies.


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Life Is Beautiful(1997)

PG-13
| 1h 56min | Comedy, Drama
4.2/5 (with 5,868 votes)

A touching story of an Italian book seller of Jewish ancestry who lives in his own little fairy tale. His creative and happy life would come to an abrupt halt when his entire family is deported to a concentration camp during World War II. While locked up he tries to convince his son that the whole thing is just a game.

The Black Hand(1973)

1h 30min | Crime
3.5/5 (with 1 vote)

Antonio, an Italian immigrant in New York finds himself drawn into the Mob when his options are limited and his desire to make a new life for himself becomes increasingly difficult.

Lady Frankenstein(1971)

R
| 1h 39min | Horror, Science Fiction
2.5/5 (with 23 votes)

Dr. Frankensteins' daughter, who is in love with the aging lab assistant Marshall, continues with her fathers experiments and attempts to transplant Marshall's brain into a new body to prolong his life.

Where Am I Going?(2016)

1h 26min | Comedy
3.4/5 (with 982 votes)

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

Welcome to the South(2010)

1h 42min | Comedy
3.4/5 (with 856 votes)

Alberto (Claudio Bisio), post office manager of a small town in Brianza, under pressure of his wife Sylvia (Angela Finocchiaro), is willing to do anything to get the transfer to Milan. Even pretending to be disabled to climb in the ranking. But the trick does not work and as punishment, he is transferred in a small town in Campania, which to an inhabitant of the north is equivalent to a nightmare ...

Tolo Tolo(2020)

3.1/5 (with 568 votes)

Checco is a young Apulian entrepreneur dreamer who has opened a sushi restaurant in his Apulia. However, after one month, the restaurant went bankrupt and he chose to emigrate to Africa to escape from debt. Here he adapts to being a waiter in a resort in Kenya, but at the outbreak of a civil war he decides to embark on a stowaway trip on a boat for migrants to Europe and chooses to do it with his African friends. However, he would not like to return to Italy, but rather to go to Liechtenstein where banking secrecy is in force and there is a lower tax burden than in Italy.

Directed by Checco Zalone - With Checco Zalone

Pinocchio(2002)

2.9/5 (with 356 votes)

Roberto Benigni adapts the classic children's tale by Carlo Collodi for the big-budget family-oriented comedy Pinocchio.

Cry, Onion!(1975)

PG
| 1h 32min | Western, Comedy
2.5/5 (with 11 votes)

Onion Jack (Franco Nero) has bought a piece of land on which to settle, but the property is still in possession of the orphans of the original owner and is coveted by the local oil baron.

Watch Out, We're Mad(1974)

G
| 1h 42min | Action, Comedy
3.7/5 (with 347 votes)

After a tied 1st place in a local stunt race, two drivers start a contest to decide who of them will own the prize, a dune buggy. But when a mobster destroys the car, they are determined to get it back.

Last Tango in Paris(1972)

NC-17
| 2h 9min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.5/5 (with 541 votes)

A recently widowed American begins an anonymous sexual relationship with a young Parisian woman.

Welcome to the North(2012)

1h 50min | Comedy
2.9/5 (with 612 votes)

Now in the Far North (i.e. Milan!), Alberto has accepted to manage a program for efficiency improvement in the Italian Post. He devotes all his time and all his energy to this noble task and neglects his wife Silvia, which of course annoys her beyond limits. Things do not fare much better in Castellabate where it is rather Maria, Matta's wife, who gets on his nerves by always blaming him for his lack of ambition. One day, due to a misunderstanding, Mattia is transferred to... Milan! And on whose doorstep does he land? Alberto's of course!

Gomorrah(2008)

NR
| 2h 15min | Drama, Crime
3.4/5 (with 565 votes)

An inside look at Italy's modern-day crime families, the Camorra in Naples and Caserta. Based on a book by Roberto Saviano. Power, money and blood: these are the "values" that the residents of the Province of Naples and Caserta have to face every day. They hardly ever have a choice and are forced to obey the rules of the Camorra. Only a lucky few can even think of leading a normal life.

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Perfect Strangers(2016)

1h 37min | Comedy, Drama
3.9/5 (with 2,085 votes)

During a dinner, a group of friends decide to share whatever message or phone call they will receive during the evening, with unforeseen consequences.

Natale a Rio(2008)

1h 54min | Comedy
2.5/5 (with 211 votes)

Fabio is in love with his colleague Linda, but she has never even seen him until he's mistaken for her boyfriend. Paolo and Mario leave for a luxurious vacation in Rio de Janeiro for Christmas, without knowing that their sons have booked a trip for the same low-cost destination and, for a problem of homonymy between fathers and sons, the two holidays are exchanged.

Natale a New York(2006)

1h 51min | Comedy
2.5/5 (with 238 votes)

During the holidays of Christmas, three groups of funny characters depart from Italy to spend the Christmas season in New York City.

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly(1966)

R
| 2h 41min | Western
4.2/5 (with 3,648 votes)

While the Civil War rages on between the Union and the Confederacy, three men – a quiet loner, a ruthless hitman, and a Mexican bandit – comb the American Southwest in search of a strongbox containing $200,000 in stolen gold.

The Great Beauty(2013)

2h 22min | Drama
3.8/5 (with 1,462 votes)

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.

I Love You in Every Language in the World(2005)

3.0/5 (with 220 votes)

Divorced high school PE teacher Gilberto falls in love with Margherita, unaware that she is the mother of Paolina, a student that has been sending him "I love you" notes written in every language in the world.

Natale a Beverly Hills(2009)

1h 40min | Comedy
2.4/5 (with 134 votes)

The story of some Italians at Beverly Hills during the Christmas holiday.

The Immature(2011)

1h 48min | Comedy
3.1/5 (with 380 votes)

Six high school friends in their 40s who haven't seen each other in nearly 20 years rekindle their younger selves after a court cancels their diploma, forcing them to repeat the final high school exam.

Me, Them and Lara(2010)

1h 55min | Comedy, Drama
2.8/5 (with 138 votes)

A priest, after spending years in humanitary missions in Africa, reunites with his family, which is in worse conditions than when he left, and above all meets a young lady who will make him doubt both himself and his faith.

Christmas in Miami(2005)

1h 40min | Comedy
2.6/5 (with 233 votes)

Three heartbroken Italians look for sexual escapades in Christmastime Miami: divorcée Giorgio invites himself to stay with his best friend Mario—unaware the latter's having an affair with his ex-wife—and ends up pursued by Mario's barely-of-age daughter; Paolo and his friends have their plans to get laid foiled by his busybody and out of touch father Ranuccio, who'll soon crash also Giorgio's vacation.

The Legend of 1900(1998)

4.1/5 (with 997 votes)

The story of a virtuoso piano player who lives his entire life aboard an ocean liner. Born and raised on the ship, 1900 (Tim Roth) learned about the outside world through interactions with passengers, never setting foot on land, even for the love of his life. Years later, the ship may be destroyed, and a former band member fears that 1900 may still be aboard, willing to go down with the ship.

La Dolce Vita(1960)

NR
| 2h 56min | Comedy, Drama
4.1/5 (with 816 votes)

Journalist and man-about-town Marcello struggles to find his place in the world, torn between the allure of Rome's elite social scene and the stifling domesticity offered by his girlfriend, all the while searching for a way to become a serious writer.

Natale in Sudafrica(2010)

1h 45min | Comedy
2.2/5 (with 145 votes)

Carlo, on vacation in South Africa with his second wife Susanna meets her younger brother Giorgio.

Pinocchio(2019)

PG-13
| 2h 5min | Drama, Kids & Family, Fantasy
3.3/5 (with 689 votes)

In this live-action adaptation of the beloved fairytale, old woodcarver Geppetto fashions a wooden puppet, Pinocchio, who magically comes to life. Pinocchio longs for adventure and is easily led astray, encountering magical beasts, fantastical spectacles, while making friends and foes along his journey. However, his dream is to become a real boy, which can only come true if he finally changes his ways.

Winx Club: The Secret of the Lost Kingdom(2007)

PG
| 1h 25min | Fantasy, Animation, Kids & Family
3.5/5 (with 96 votes)

Sixteen years ago the most powerful warrior wizards of the Magic Dimension sacrificed themselves to fight against absolute evil. Now the fate of a kingdom is in the hands of a young girl - Bloom, the fairy of the Dragon's flame. Accompanied by her Winx Club girlfriends, Bloom must overcome the greatest challenge of all: enter the depths of the obscure dimension, fight against evil to bring her parents back to life and reveal the mystery linked to her origins. The destiny of the entire Magic Dimension depends on the outcome of this conflict.

Directed by Iginio Straffi

Baaria(2009)

3.6/5 (with 287 votes)

Giuseppe Tornatore traces three generations of a Sicilian family in in the Sicilian town of Bagheria (known as Baarìa in the local Sicilian dialect), from the 1930s to the 1980s, to tell the story of the loves, dreams and delusions of an unusual community.

Facing Windows(2003)

R
| 1h 46min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.5/5 (with 123 votes)

Overburdened and stuck in a greying marriage, Giovanna takes to caring for a Jewish Holocaust survivor her husband brings home. As she begins to reflect on her life, she turns to the man who lives across from her.

For a Few Dollars More(1965)

R
| 2h 12min | Western
4.0/5 (with 1,691 votes)

Two bounty hunters are in pursuit of "El Indio," one of the most wanted fugitives in the western territories, and his gang.

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