Great movies you can watch instantly from Netflix!
You may find that some of these have only the DVD option, but Netflix changes them around from time to time so I am leaving them here in hopes that the streaming option returns.
Terraferma is the Venice Film Festival award winning movie from Emanuele Crialese.
Andrea Segre’s beautiful film about immigration and friendship.
Roberto Faenza made this English language YA book into an English language film.
Award winning mockumentary filmed in a real Roman prison from the Taviani Brothers.
Starring Penelope Cruz.
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,”
Here’s something different; director Aureliano Amadei’s autobiographical experience in Iraq is an Italian action movie, with blood, bombs, and explosions.
Sean Penn’s an aging star on a Nazi hunt in midwestern America. (Read My Review)
Rosalba’s an unappreciated wife and mother who runs away from home and finds out who she was meant to be.
The new Pope has cold feet (Read My Review)
Gianni retires and struggles to remain relevant. (Read my review)
The Recchi family hits a dysfunctional patch. (Read my review)
Roberto Saviano needed bodyguards after telling this story about organized crime.
A security guard meets a mysterious woman speed dating.
Gianni gets cornered into babysitting all of the old ladies for the Ferragosto.
Based on the real life story of Rita Atria, whose courageous testimony has put dozens of mafiosi in jail and provoked violence that rocked ( and continues to rock ) all of Italy.
Follows two brothers through three turbulent decades in Italy.
An affluent couple falls from grace.
Giuseppe Tornatore’s semi-autobiographical and sentimental story or his hometown in Sicily.
When a man loses his wife he spends his days working outside his daughter’s classroom.
Vallanzasca: Gli Angeli Del Male – Vallanzasca Angels of Evil
About Vallenzasca, the guy who is currently serving four consecutive life sentences with an additional 290 years in a Milanese prison but for a decade wreaking havoc in Italy.
A boy discovers another boy who has been kidnapped.
A family struggles from the loss of a child.
Bad behaviour from when a man learns his girlfriend is pregnant.
A man dies and his wife learns that he had a secret life.
Middle-aged circus performer Patti finds 2-year-old Asia abandoned in a park on the outskirts of Rome. Patti and her German boyfriend, Walter, search for the child’s parents but can’t help falling in love with “la pivellina” (the little squirt).
When a young girl has lived most of her life in a more secular location in Switzerland and moves with her family back to her native Calabria she’s thrown into a Jesus Land that she is unfamiliar with.
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.
This is the only Luigi Lo Cascio movies that I haven’t liked and didn’t even bother to review, but hey, it’s got Luigi Lo Cascio, so that’s something!
Caterina leaves her peaceful little town and moves to Rome with her father, who has big ideas for himself.and for his family.
The true story of Ida, insisting to the end to be the real first wife of Benito Mussolini, even when he’s trying to pretend the whole thing never happened.
A Sicilian family decides to move to the land of milk and honey, America.
An isolated man becomes infatuated with a woman with a lot of baggage.
A girl and her aunt take a vacation, one hoping to find love and the other hoping to forget it.
Agata’s electric personality gets in the way of her love life.