English Language Movies set in Italy

It’s Movie Night!

You want to sink into Italy, but don’t want the bother of subtitles (click here for my list of Italian language flicks). I get it. Check out the options below to find an English language movie set in Italy.

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(Links will take you to the IMDB website in case you want more information)


Room with a View EM Forster charmer about Italy working to guide an English maiden to find herself.

Enchanted April An unlikely group of women discover friendship, romance, and emotional honesty on the Italian coast.

Roman Holiday Classic Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck.

Under the Tuscan Sun Different from the book, a newly divorced woman thaws amid the warmth of Italy.

Letters to Juliet For the starry-eyed romantic, a story about finding true love despite obstacles.

The Talented Mr. Ripley Psychological thriller with Matt Damon about a burgeoning serial killer.

The Da Vinci Code Conspiracy theories on steroids.

The American George Clooney plays an assassin.

Summertime Katherine Hepburn plays a woman finding love in Venice.

Stealing Beauty Liv Tyler plays a young woman who journeys to Italy seeking answers in the wake of her mother’s suicide.

Bond movies (Sceptre, Quantum of Solace, From Russia with Love, Spy who loved Me, Moonraker)

To Rome with Love Woody Allen film set, surprisingly enough, in Rome.

 My Italian Secret Recounts how WWII a bicycling idol, a physician, and other Italians worked with Jewish leaders and high-ranking officials of the Catholic Church, risking their lives by defying the Nazis to save thousands of Italy's Jews (with Isabella Rossellini).

The Tourist Revolves around Frank, an American tourist visiting Italy to mend a broken heart. Elise is an extraordinary woman who deliberately crosses his path. Equal parts mystery, romance, thriller, and comedy.

Avanti Jack's father dies and he goes to Italy to retrieve the body. Along the way, he meets free-spirited Juliette and finds out his equally straight-laced father did not die alone.

Three Coins in the Fountain Three single American women make wishes at Rome's Fountain of Trevi.

My House in Umbria on a train rolling through the sunny countryside, a terrorist bomb detonates. The strangers that survive recuperate at the villa of an eccentric but kindly romance novelist, also a survivor of the blast. Played by Maggie Smith.