When it comes to music, food, beauty, and cinema, everyone turns their heads towards the direction of Italy! The country is so rich with cultural and culinary treasures, and Italian cinema has its iconic stature in the history of world cinema. Now, Netflix is all set to collect all the gems of Italian cinema and the online streaming platforms movie catalog features some of the best movies from Italy.
Netflix is keen to keep a balance between the classic movies from the Italian masters and the latest entrants including genre-benders. If you are scrolling through the long catalog for picking up an Italian phrase, to enjoy the scenic beauty of Italian landscapes, to have a glimpse at the Italian rural life, or to immerse yourself in the world of cinematic universe, here is a list of really good Italian movies on Netflix that you can stream right now. The list includes Italian mafia movies, Italian romance movies and Italian action drama films.
15. Suburra (2015)
‘Suburra’ is both neighborhood of Rome and the central character in the Italian crime thriller ‘Suburra.’ Stefano Sollima’s 2015 movie is based on the popular Netflix show of the same name. But, the movie differentiates itself from the series and evolves as a well-made crime drama on it’s on rights. The story is centered on Suburra, area marked for an ambitious real estate project. But, in Rome, things streamlined by a well-organized network of political power, wealth, violence, and religion. Intense characterization and brilliantly choreographed action sequences give us a compact action thriller experience.
14. Sacro GRA (2013)
Even though won the Golden Lion at the 70th Venice International Film Festival, and earned the name of the first documentary film to win the award, ‘Sacro GRA‘ is more feature film than a typical documentary, The movie documents, with a keen eye, director Gianfranco Rosi’s trajectory on a minivan along Rome’s giant ring road, the Grande Raccordo Anulare, aka GRA. Rosi took over two years in his minivan to explore the invisible life hidden in between the collective chaos of Rome’s thickly populated area. His camera captures elusive faces and unexpected disappearances in a flash of a second. The unpredictability of infinite futures for the next moment to come is the poetic charm of the movie.