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Italian Movies Available To Watch Instantly On Netflix

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.

Suburra is the cool new movie that will become a Netflix mini-series!


Romanzo Criminale, Two Seasons of the TV series.

salvo-sara-serraiocco-saleh-bakri-foto-dal-film-4_midSalvo 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 Papam – 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 Room

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.

34 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

  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.

    • 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.

  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 (:

  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.

  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

  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:-)

      • Mario

        There are at least two series streaming now., “1992” and “Romanzo Criminale”. I just started both so I can’t tell you how good they are.

      • Cheri

        Thanks! I think I keep forgetting to add Romanzo Criminale to the lists. That one is still so popular!

  7. 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

  8. Cheri

    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.


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    • Cheri

      WordPress is really easy to use but sometimes a little too easy.🙂 It’s great for a first time blogger, very self-explanatory, but it’s become dumbed-down and there isn’t as much room to be creative.

  10. Laurel

    Thank you this helpful for me in my quest to learn Italian. Netflix is way too difficult sometimes. Much appreciated

  11. Paula Herr

    Hi Cheri,
    Glad to come across you great list! Thanks! I would love to see any of these if you are familiar with them. What is the best way to find them?

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    • Cheri

      The only way right now is with a region free DVD player and they are only about $40, but we’ll let you know about US distribution deals!

  12. Jason

    Thank you so much for making this list AND (most importantly) keeping it current

    • Cheri

      You are welcome but it’s easy to get behind with it – if one of them disappears and you see it – let me know!


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