The best Italian movies on Netflix

Dec 21, 2018 769

BY: Audra Schroeder

The best Italian movies on Netflix include classic films and newer takes on the genre as Netflix continues to pick up original films and series from Italy. Whether you’re hoping to pick up on some Italian phrases with the help of closed captioning or you speak fluently, you’ll have a small but mighty collection of mobster classics, crime thrillers, and docu-dramas to choose from. Here are the best Italian movies on Netflix right now.

1) Cinema Paradiso
A love letter to cinema, Giuseppe Tornatore’s 1988 film tells the story of a lone projectionist at a theater in post-war Sicily and the young boy who falls in love with the films he shows. We see an array of characters in the theater, including a priest who censors many of the films and get a solid, sweeping score from the great Ennio Morricone. But the heart of the film is the friendship between two film lovers and how movies shape memory. —Audra Schroeder

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