10 Italian Movies That You Can’t Watch With Your Parents

World cinema is rich in terms of content and presentation. Italian movies are particularly a rage among movie buffs all over the world. Here’s a list of erotic dramas that will give you both pleasure and entertainment.

Stealing Beauty

Directed by Bernardo Bertulucci. It stars Liv Tyler and Jeremy Irons in a romantic drama set against beautiful landscapes and strange circumstances.

The Decameron

Directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini. It is rated R because of sensuality and dirty language used in few scenes. It’s not an Italian classic or anything, but still worth checking out for exploring erotica as a genre.


Directed by Tinto Brass. It’s an incredibly positive story about how we can resolve our differences in a relationship instead of allowing it to end on a sour note.

The Key

Directed by Tinto Brass. It’s a story of husband and wife who keep their diaries locked in a drawer and that they read entries of each other. Exquisitely crafted and delivers the goods in the end.


Directed by Geuseppe Tornatore. Monica Bellucci plays a sensual woman based in a small Italian town who becomes the object of beauty for a young teenager during war time.

Manuale d’amore 2

Directed by Giovanni Vernonesi. Watch it for Monica Bellucci. That’s all you need to know.

I Am Love

Directed by Luca Guadagnino. It’s a typical story of a woman struggling to rekindle her spirits as she has hit a mid-life crisis. She is a mother of three, member of a rich industrial family but still unfulfilled. And then she meets a talented chef.


Directed by Rob Marshall. It features three beautiful actresses – Marion Cotillard, Nicole Kidman and Penelope Cruz who plays mother, muse and a mistress to an acclaimed movie director (Daniel Day-Lewis) searching for meaning in life.

La Dolce Vita

Directed by Federiko Fellini. Marcello stars as Fellini’s alter-ego which is a gossip columnist. He charts out on an adventure where he portrays the fears, nightmares, insecurities, and fantasies with total craziness around him in modern day Rome.

The Great Beauty

Directed by Paolo Sorrentino. It’s a visual treat for the movie lovers, beautifully shot and well-executed. It’s a story of a journalist who has charmed his way through extravagant life since his first novel became a rage among the masses, but then his past came back to haunt him.

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