Movies To Watch Before Italy Tripby fife-k-jessica | created - 06 Jan 2018 | updated - 06 Jan 2018 | Public
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1. The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)
R | 139 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
In late 1950s New York, Tom Ripley, a young underachiever, is sent to Italy to retrieve Dickie Greenleaf, a rich and spoiled millionaire playboy. But when the errand fails, Ripley takes extreme measures.
Votes: 164,406 | Gross: $81.30M
3. The Postman (Il Postino) (1994)
PG | 108 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
Simple Italian postman learns to love poetry while delivering mail to a famous poet; he uses this to woo local beauty Beatrice.
Votes: 30,964 | Gross: $21.85M
4. Eat Pray Love (2010)
PG-13 | 133 min | Drama, Romance
A married woman realizes how unhappy her marriage really is, and that her life needs to go in a different direction. After a painful divorce, she takes off on a round-the-world journey to "find herself".
Votes: 79,247 | Gross: $80.57M
5. Letters to Juliet (2010)
PG | 105 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Sophie dreams of becoming a writer and travels to Verona, Italy where she meets the "Secretaries of Juliet".
Votes: 87,147 | Gross: $53.03M
9. The Great Beauty (2013)
Not Rated | 141 min | Drama
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.
Votes: 73,478 | Gross: $2.85M
10. A Room with a View (1985)
Not Rated | 117 min | Drama, Romance
In a Florence pensione circa 1900 with English guests, George and his dad offer their rooms with views to Lucy and her chaperone. Lucy and George get acquainted but Lucy returns to England. George and Lucy meet again but now she's engaged.
Votes: 36,480 | Gross: $20.97M
13. Quantum of Solace (2008)
PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
James Bond descends into mystery as he tries to stop a mysterious organization from eliminating a country's most valuable resource.
Votes: 381,311 | Gross: $168.37M
14. Life Is Beautiful (1997)
PG-13 | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
When an open-minded Jewish librarian and his son become victims of the Holocaust, he uses a perfect mixture of will, humor, and imagination to protect his son from the dangers around their camp.
Votes: 564,334 | Gross: $57.60M
15. Bread and Tulips (2000)
PG-13 | 114 min | Comedy, Romance
After being forgotten in a highway café during a bus trip, a housewife decides to start a new life by herself in Venice.
Votes: 8,656 | Gross: $5.31M
16. Tea with Mussolini (1999)
PG | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, War
An orphaned Italian boy is raised among a circle of British and American women living in Mussolini's Italy before and during the Second World War.
Votes: 10,459 | Gross: $14.35M
17. Only You (1994)
PG | 115 min | Comedy, Romance
As a teen, Faith was told that her destiny is a man named Damon Bradley. Years later - Faith is about to marry another man - a Damon Bradley calls to wish them all the best. Faith blows off the wedding and follows Damon to Italy.
Votes: 18,773 | Gross: $20.04M
18. When in Rome (2010)
PG-13 | 91 min | Comedy, Romance
Beth is a young, ambitious New Yorker who is completely unlucky in love. However, on a whirlwind trip to Rome, she impulsively steals some coins from a reputed fountain of love, and is then aggressively pursued by a band of suitors.
Votes: 57,882 | Gross: $32.67M
19. The Borgias (2011–2013)
TV-MA | 50 min | Crime, Drama, History
In the fifteenth century, Pope Alexander VI tries to control all power in Italy with the help of his several sons, through murder, intrigue, war, and marriage alliances.
20. Casanova (2005)
R | 112 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
The fabled romantic Giacomo Casanova, after failing to win the affection of the Venetian woman Francesca Bruni, strives to discover the real meaning of love.
Votes: 49,843 | Gross: $11.29M
21. The Tourist (I) (2010)
PG-13 | 103 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
Revolves around Frank, an American tourist visiting Italy to mend a broken heart. Elise is an extraordinary woman who deliberately crosses his path.
Votes: 209,315 | Gross: $67.63M
22. The Trip to Italy (2014)
Not Rated | 108 min | Comedy, Drama
Two men, six meals in six different places on a road trip around Italy. Liguria, Tuscany, Rome, Amalfi and ending in Capri.
Votes: 13,800 | Gross: $2.87M
24. 1900 (1976)
Unrated | 317 min | Drama, History
The epic tale of a class struggle in twentieth century Italy, as seen through the eyes of two childhood friends on opposing sides.
27. Caterina in the Big City (2003)
Unrated | 107 min | Comedy, Drama
Caterina, forced to leave her small town at the age of thirteen, faces the complications of living in the big metropoly of Rome.
Votes: 2,517 | Gross: $0.29M
28. Cinema Paradiso (1988)
R | 155 min | Drama
A filmmaker recalls his childhood when falling in love with the pictures at the cinema of his home village and forms a deep friendship with the cinema's projectionist.
Votes: 206,212 | Gross: $11.99M
31. Gladiator (2000)
R | 155 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
A former Roman General sets out to exact vengeance against the corrupt emperor who murdered his family and sent him into slavery.
Votes: 1,233,278 | Gross: $187.71M
33. The Italian Job (2003)
PG-13 | 111 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
After being betrayed and left for dead in Italy, Charlie Croker and his team plan an elaborate gold heist against their former ally.
Votes: 325,608 | Gross: $106.13M
34. Mid-August Lunch (2008)
Not Rated | 75 min | Comedy, Drama
Gianni is a middle-aged man living in Rome with his imposing and demanding elderly mother. His only outlet from her and the increasing debt into which they are sinking, are the increasingly... See full summary »
Votes: 3,649 | Gross: $0.67M
35. Quo Vadis (2001)
165 min | Drama
Marcus Vinicius meets Lygia in Rome and falls in love. But she is Christian and doesn't want anything to do with him. Marcus decides to kidnap her but Ursus, her bodyguard, catches Marcus. ... See full summary »
36. Italian for Beginners (2000)
R | 112 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Several lonely hearts in a semi-provincial suburb of a town in Denmark use a beginner's course in Italian as the platform to meet the romance of their lives.
Votes: 12,357 | Gross: $4.45M