Italian Movies Available To Watch Instantly On Netflix

Updated 5/27/15

We are continuously vexed by Netflix; they are obviously trying to hide these from us, and constantly taking them down and putting them back up. But we do our best to keep the list as current as possible. Let us know if you find films not listed here!

And remember to check out my reviews for more information.


Salvo is the story of a hitman on the verge of a nervous breakdown.


Viva La Libertà is Roberto Andò funny and yet serious skewering of Italian politics, starring Toni Servillo.


Viaggio Sola, A Five Star Life stars Margherita Buy as a hotel “secret shopper”.



 Miele (Honey) is an original look at a hard topic that stars Jasmine Trinca.


 Terraferma is the Venice Film Festival award winning movie from Emanuele Crialese.

Io Sono Li

Io Sono Li

Shun Li and the Poet (Io Sono Li)

Andrea Segre’s beautiful film about immigration and friendship.

Bella Addormentata

Bella Addormentata

Bella Addormentata, Dormant Beauty, is Marco Bellocchio’s film about choosing to live or die.

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Caesar Must Die, (Cesare Deve Morire)

Award winning mockumentary filmed in a real Roman prison from the Taviani Brothers.


Twice Born (Venuto Al Mondo)

Starring Penelope Cruz.


Garibaldi's Lovers

Garibaldi’s Lovers

Garibaldi’s Lovers (Il Comandante e La Cigogna)

“Italy is going through tough years. People are falling in the mud and plumbers and artists are getting caught up in the mess. I searched for a new way to tell what I see through fantasy and levitation.”


Habemus Papaum – We Have A Pope

The new Pope has cold feet

Io Sono L'Amore

Io Sono L’Amore – I Am Love

The Recchi family hits a dysfunctional patch.


Gomorra – Gomorrah 

Roberto Saviano needed bodyguards after telling this story about organized crime.

La Meglio Gioventu'

La Meglio Gioventù – The Best of Youth

Follows two brothers through three turbulent decades in Italy.

Giorni e Nuvole

Giorni e Nuvole – Days and Clouds

An affluent couple falls from grace.

Io Non Ho Paura

Io Non Ho Paura – I’m Not Scared

A boy discovers another boy who has been kidnapped.

La Stanza Del Figlio

La Stanza Del Figlio – The Son’s House

A family struggles from the loss of a child.

L'Ultimo Bacio


L’Ultimo Bacio – The Last Kiss

Bad behavior from when a man learns his girlfriend is pregnant.

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Its promo ads banned by Italy’s state broadcasting agency, this film reveals how salacious television productions enable the ongoing reign of Silvio Berlusconi, Italy’s three-time prime minister and top media mogul.




A Sicilian family decides to move to the land of milk and honey, America.

Luce Dei Miei Occhi

Luce Dei Miei Occhi

Luce Dei Miei Occhi – Light of my Eyes

An isolated man becomes infatuated with a woman with a lot of baggage.

Dillo Con Parole Mie

Dillo Con Parole Mie – Ginger and Cinnamon

A girl and her aunt take a vacation, one hoping to find love and the other hoping to forget it.

Agata e la Tempesta

Agata e la Tempesta

Agata’s electric personality gets in the way of her love life.

Il Gioiellino

Il Gioiellino

Il Gioiellino, the Jewel, stars Toni Servillo.


  1. lorraine fisher

    I loved Pranzo di Ferragosto. Watched it 3 times the 1st day. It’s not only a lovely film, but a good one to let your ear practice to listening to the language. molto grazie for the tip

    1. Be sure to catch Di Gregorio’s Salt of Life if it comes to a city near you!

  2. Jeanne

    I enjoyed these recommendations, thank you!

  3. Gerardo

    I like Netflix but it is horrible for Italian movies. They have very few, they rarely update them, many of the ones they have are really old. They do a bad job of letting people see what is available in their library. Although Netflix is cool, they really need to evolve. Much room for improvement is there.

    1. They really don’t have a very good search, do they? We need to start a letter writing campaign – they have a “suggestion” form.

  4. Thank you so much for the list! I’m taking an Italian class right now and I can’t wait to check these movies out. Always trying to learn more about the culture (:

    1. You’re welcome! Please let us know if you like them!

  5. Bob

    The Jewel is now available. As a big Calcio fan, I thought the thinly veiled account of the Tanzi family’s downfall was engrossing and brilliant. Toni Servillo does it again, as the slightly wacked SFO.

  6. Thanks Bob! I added it to one list but not the other!

  7. Alexandria Heston

    A couple of Roberto Bernigni films are on netflix that you definitely forgot on her like Life is Beautiful and The Tiger and the Snow

    1. Thanks! I thought I got the tiger and the snow. I tend to focus on films after 2000.

  8. antonio

    I am looking for Italian movie,like celentano film, Carlo overdone cartoons,,all from the 80to now,and I can t found it:-)

    1. I really don’t know much about that era – why don’t you look for it at

  9. Are there any Italian television series you know of on Netflix or Hulu?

    1. No, sorry – but can you get the RAI network on cable or satellite? I have that and it is great!

  10. Sigismondo

    Hi great blog…any plans to update the watch on Netflix, YouTube, or Amazon feature….with all due respect it’s a bit dated…thanks

    1. I try to keep up with the new stuff. What am I missing?

  11. I want to remind everyone that these are the movies that are available to us in the US. If you are in another country, your choices may be different.

  12. a lot of these movies are no longer avalible

    1. Yeah they come and go

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