10 best Italian movies that are perfect to learn Italian

Italian movies to learn Italian

For Italian language learners who are also movie fans, you will be delighted to find out that there are many great Italian movies that you can watch and enjoy while, at the same time, improving your Italian vocabulary! Not only this, but you will also get a feel for the Italian language structure as a whole, as well as how to pronounce certain words.

Learning a new language takes a lot of dedication and perseverance. Often, you will need to memorize grammar rules, vocabulary, and spelling irregularities. Although this is part and parcel of the language learning process, many people find this a little frustrating and consider giving up unnecessarily. 

However, we are pleased to let you know that there are a few methods that you can use to improved your Italian language skills effortlessly. One of these methods includes watching movies in the language that you are learning. 

This will probably come as wonderful news, especially if you are a die-hard movie fan and watch movies in your spare time, anyway.


The following are some examples of Italian movies that we can recommend for you:

  • On My Skin (Sulla Mia Pelle). Director: Alessio Cremonini

  • Perfetti Sconosciuti (Perfect Strangers). Director: Paolo Genovese

  • La Giovinezza (Youth). Director: Paolo Sorrentino

  • La Migliore Offerta (The Best Offer). Director: Giuseppe Tornatore

  • I Cento Passi (The hundred Steps). Director: Marco Tullio Giordana

  • Call me by your Name. Director: Luca Guadagnino

  • La grande belleza (The Great Beauty). Director: Paolo Sorrentino

  • La Pazza Gioia (Like Crazy). Director: Paolo Virzì

  • Cinema Paradiso. Director: Giuseppe Tornatore

  • La vita è bella (Life is beautiful). Director: Roberto Benigni

Some of the above movies are Italian comedy movies if you enjoy a good laugh. Also, there are many Italian movies on Netflix that you can watch and a simple search will reveal some popular choices. We invite you to consult this list of Italian movies and TV shows available on Netflix.

Movies that are set in Italy have the added advantage of exposing you to the Italian landscape and culture. Whatever your favourite movie genre, there will definitely be an Italian movie that you will love watching!

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