5 Great Italian Movies You Can Watch Online

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Sometimes, you’re just in the mood to sit back with a glass of vino and turn on the subtitles. Or is that only me? ? Netflix isn’t brimming with Italian films, so you have to look elsewhere to get your Italian movie fix. Most of the movies I’m about to share with you have won several international awards. My personal favorites? #4 and #1 on this list. I put together a list for you of 5 of the best Italian movies online.

5. Il postino (The Postman)

Michael Radford, 1994. Won 1 Oscar & another 29 wins & 18 nominations. IMBD score: 7.7/10

“Simple Italian postman learns to love poetry while delivering mail to a famous poet; he uses this to woo local beauty Beatrice.” – IMBD

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If you don’t care about quality, you can watch the full movie on YouTube for free. #YaasInternet! Here is a link to the movie on iTunes, too.

4. Ieri, oggi, domani (Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow)

Vittorio De Sica, 1963. Won 1 Oscar & another 7 wins & 3 nominations. IMBD score: 7.3/10

“Stories about three very different women and the men they attract.”IMBD

**Sophia Loren ? and Marcello Mastroianni ?? star in this hilarious 3 part movie. It’s so cute and so funny—a must see! Name a more iconic duo than Sophia and Marcello – I dare you! 

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3. Bicycle Thieves (Ladri di biciclette)

Vittorio De Sica, 1948. Nominated for 1 Oscar & another 18 wins.  IMBD score: 8.3/10

“In post-war Italy, a working-class man’s bicycle is stolen. He and his son set out to find it.”IMBD

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2. La grande bellezza (The Great Beauty)

Paolo Sorrentino, 2014. Won 1 Oscar & another 53 wins & 75 nominations.IMBD score: 7.7/10

“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.”IMBD

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1. La vita e bella (Life is Beautiful)

Roberto Benigni, 1997. Won 3 Oscars & another 66 wins & 51 nominations. IMBD score: 8.6/10

“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.” IMBD

**Roberto Begnini is a genius and this movie will have you laughing and crying in a matter of moments. This movie is so. good. 

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Related: 5 Awesome Italian Movies on Netflix Right Now

In my opinion, these are some of the best Italian movies online. Have any other Italian movies you love that I missed? Let us know and leave a comment below! 

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  1. Hey Lulu, thanks for the comment! I love Cinema Paradiso too, I probably should have included it but it’s already in my post about movies on Netflix. Maybe I’ll add it later!

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