Italian Movies Have Never Been Better

Italian Movies Available To Watch Instantly On Netflix

Great movies you can watch instantly from Netflix!

Updated!

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.

 

Io Sono Li

Io Sono Li

Shun Li and the Poet (Io Sono Li)

Andrea Segre’s beautiful film about immigration and friendship.

 

 

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Someday This Pain Will Be Useful To You (Un Giorno Questo Dolore Ti Sarà Utile)

Roberto Faenza made this English language YA book into an English language film.

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Caesar Must Die, (Cesare Deve Morire)

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

READ MY REVIEW

 

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Twice Born (Venuto Al Mondo)

Starring Penelope Cruz.

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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,”

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20 Sigarette
20 Sigarette

20 Cigarettes

Here’s something different; director Aureliano Amadei’s autobiographical experience in Iraq is an Italian action movie, with blood, bombs, and explosions.

(Read my review)

This Must Be the Place
This Must Be The Place


This Must Be The Place 

Sean Penn’s an aging star on a Nazi hunt in midwestern America. (Read My Review)

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Pane e Tulipani – Bread and Tulips

Rosalba’s an unappreciated wife and mother who runs away from home and finds out who she was meant to be.

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Habemus Papam

Habemus Papaum – We Have A Pope

The new Pope has cold feet  (Read My Review)

Gianni e le Donne
Gianni e le Donne

Gianni e le Donne – The Salt of Life

Gianni retires and struggles to remain relevant.  (Read my review)

Io Sono L'Amore
Io Sono L’Amore

Io Sono L’Amore – I Am Love

The Recchi family hits a dysfunctional patch.  (Read my review)

Gomorrah
Gomorrah

Gomorra – Gomorrah 

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

(Read my review)

La Doppia Ora
La Doppia Ora

La Doppia Ora – The Double Hour

A security guard meets a mysterious woman speed dating.

(Read my review)

Pranzo di Ferragosto
Pranzo di Ferragosto

Pranzo di Ferragosto – Mid-August Lunch

Gianni gets cornered into babysitting all of the old ladies for the Ferragosto.

(Read my review)

La Sicilana Ribelle
La Sicilana Ribelle

La Siciliana Ribelle – The Sicilian Girl

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. 

(Read my review)

La Meglio Gioventu'
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

Giorni e Nuvole – Days and Clouds

An affluent couple falls from grace.

(Read my review)

Baaria
Baaria

Baarìa 

Giuseppe Tornatore’s semi-autobiographical and sentimental story or his hometown in Sicily.

(Read my review)

Caos Calmo
Caos Calmo

Caos Calmo – Quiet Chaos

When a man loses his wife he spends his days working outside his daughter’s classroom.

(Read my review)

Vallanzasca - Gli angeli Del Male
Vallanzasca – Gli angeli Del Male

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.

(Read my review)

Io Non Ho Paura
Io Non Ho Paura

Io Non Ho Paura – I’m Not Scared

A boy discovers another boy who has been kidnapped.

(Read my review)

La Stanza Del Figlio
La Stanza Del Figlio

La Stanza Del Figlio – The Son’s House

A family struggles from the loss of a child.

(Read my review)

L'Ultimo Bacio
L’Ultimo Bacio

 

L’Ultimo Bacio – The Last Kiss

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

(Read my review)

Le Fate Ignoranti
Le Fate Ignoranti

Le Fate Ignoranti – His Secret Life

A man dies and his wife learns that he had a secret life.

(Read my review)

La Pivellina
La Pivellina

La Pivellina – Little Girl

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).

Corpo Celeste

Corpo Celeste

Corpo Celeste

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.

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Videocracy

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.

Mare Nero
Mare Nero

Mare Nero

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 Va in CItta'

Caterina Va in CItta’

Caterina Va In Città

Caterina leaves her peaceful little town and moves to Rome with her father, who has big ideas for himself.and for his family.

(Read my review)

Vincere
Vincere

Vincere

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.

(Read my review)

Nuovomondo

Nuovomondo

Nuovomondo

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

(Read my review)

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.

(Read my review)

Dillo Con Parole Mie
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.

(Read my review)

 

Agata e la Tempesta
Agata e la Tempesta

Agata e la Tempesta

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

(Read my review)

16 Responses to “Italian Movies Available To Watch Instantly On Netflix”

  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

    Reply
  2. 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.

    Reply
    • Cheri

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

      Reply
  3. Cassie

    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 (:

    Reply
  4. 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.

    Reply
  5. 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

    Reply
  6. antonio

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

    Reply

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