What are the best Italian movies to improve my Italian?
Due to its use of musical vocabulary and opera, Italian is recognised as the language of music; many Italian words relating to music have become international expressions that have been adopted by different languages around the world. Its presence is still felt in the humanities, as well as the food and luxury goods industries. It is the second most widely spoken native language in the European Union with 67 million speakers (15% of the EU population) and it is spoken as a second language by 13.4 million EU citizens (3%). Including Italian speakers in non-EU European countries (such as Switzerland, Albania and the United Kingdom) and on other continents, the total number of speakers is approximately 85 million. It is also a major European language and one of the official languages of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe and one of the working languages of the Council of Europe. Italian is the main working language of the Holy See, serving as the lingua franca (common language) in the Roman Catholic hierarchy as well as the official language of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta.
Let's now read about a few good Italian movies to improve your Italian
- The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999) The thriller revolves around a social climber named Tom Ripley (played by Matt Damon) who insinuates himself into the lives of wealthy couple Dickie Greenleaf (played by Jude Law) and Marge Sherwood (played by Gwyneth Paltrow) only to ensue high tension. Shot on Amalfi Coast it tempts the auduence to enjoy an alfresco dining in the garden of a stunning Italian villa or soak up the sun on one of the region’s umbrella-dotted beaches.
- Life is beautiful – Life is Beautiful, is an intriguing Italian movie starring Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi, and Giorgio Cantarini. The movie takes a viewer through the ordeal faced by a young Jewish Italian family during the Holocaust in Tuscany, Italy. The father is able to shield his son from the horrors of their situation by turning their time in the concentration camp into a game through a combination of humour, imagination, and perseverance. This film combines elements of comedy, drama, and romance.
- Roman Holiday – A romantic comedy starring Gregory Peck, Audrey Hepburn, and Eddie Albert set in Rome, Italy, captures the story of a young princess on a goodwill tour of Europe, who eludes her keepers and encounters a gorgeous American news writer living in Rome. When the reporter knows who she is, he tries to use her for a news story scoop but eventually falls in love with her.
- Black Sunday – Black Sunday is a horror film set in Italy that stars Barbara Steele, John Richardson, and Andrea Checchi and narrates the story of an ancient witch who rises from the dead. To avenge herself she makes life hell for her glamorous descendant, who incidentally bears a striking similarity to her. However, the woman’s brother and a lovely doctor stands between the witch and her ill desires to take back
- Bicycle Thieves (1948)- A simplistic yet unmatched masterpiece by Vittorio De Sica’s Neorealism, bicycle thieves, is a story about a working-class father from a rough neighbourhood, who has just started a new career only to find his bike been robbed. Since he can’t get to work without it, he spends the day in Rome, with his young son, trying to figure out who stole it. As a father, Antonio’s character exhibits an inspirational amount of integrity and character throughout. However, when the situation becomes dire, he is compelled to act outside of his conscience, bringing up a slew of moral and contradictory problems that both he and the audience must grapple with.
It is a Romance language of the Indo-European language family. Italian is, by most measures together with Sardinian, the closest language to Latin, from which it descends via Vulgar Latin. Italian is the national, or de facto national, official language in Italy, Switzerland (Ticino and the Grisons), San Marino, and Vatican City. Italian is also spoken by large expatriate communities in the Americas and Australia. Watch more Italian movies on Netflix, IMdb,
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