When people think of the best movies, they will naturally assume that they are of US or UK origin. However, Italy also produces many amazing movies and the releases for 2017 are no exception. Here are five of the best Italian movies for 2017.
- Il Padre d’Italia
This dramatic story tells the tale of an unconventional pregnant woman who is searching for the father of her unborn baby with the help of an introverted clerk. The film is directed by Fabio Mollo and stars Luca Marinelli, Isabella Ragonese, Mario Sgueglia, and Anna Ferruzzo.
- Smetto Quondo Voglio: Masterclass
In an attempt to delete their problems with the law, a team of researchers help the police in finding a new smart drug. This movie is directed by Sydney Sibilia and stars Edoardo Leo, Valerio Aprea, Stefano Fresi, and Paolo Calabresi.
- Omicidio all’Italiana
This movie stars and was directed by Marcello Machia. Other people starring in this movie include Luigi Luciano, Enrico Venti, and Gigio Morra. As people are leaving a small town, the mayor panics and devises a plot to stop the last inhabitants from leaving. He fakes a murder case that attracts media attention. Unfortunately, his plan backfires.
- Call Me by Your Name
In this movie, a teenage boy has a summer romance with an American student staying at his parents’ mansion on the Italian Riviera. It is directed by Luca Guadagnino and will be released in November 2017. This movie stars Elena Bucci, Vanda Capriolo, and Amira Casar.
- Perfect Strangers (Perfetti Sconosciuti)
When a group of friends goes out for a meal, they play a game where each person has to read out every text or social media message they receive on their phones. The game backfires and rows ensue. This comedy is directed by Paolo Genovese sand stars Giuseppe Battiston, Anna Foglietta, Marco Giallini.
- Le Grande Bellezza
Le Grande Bellezza translates as ‘the great beauty’. A writer thinks about his past life and the beauty he has experienced. This film takes moviegoers through a visual trip of Rome in the modern day. It is directed by Paolo Sorrentino. Starring in this movie are Toni Servillo, Carlo Verdone, and Sabrina Ferilli.