Get inspired by movies and series about Rome when you are planning your trip!
We’re happy to share on this page some of the masterpieces of the cinema where you can see different angles of the Eternal City.
- Angels & Demons is a 2009 film directed by Ron Howard, based on Dan Brown’s novel. It is the sequel to the 2006 film the Da Vinci Code and it’s connected with the last masterpieces Inferno released in 2016.
- NEW 2021! Freaks out Rome 1943, there is a dirty war that burns the world. In that dirty war there is a circus and inside the circus four freaks who snatch smiles from the horror (from the same director of They call me Jeeg, another masterpiece of the movies about Rome’s history, thanks Gabriele Mainetti).
- The Great Beauty is a 2013 Italian art drama film co-written and directed by Paolo Sorrentino. Filming took place in Rome starting on 9 August 2012.
The film won Best Foreign Language Film at the 86th Academy Awards, as well as the Golden Globe and the BAFTA award in the same category.
- Vacanze Romane (Roman Holiday) is a 1953 masterpiece in black & white of William Wyler with a fantastic Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn
- La Dolce Vita (The Sweet Life) is a 1960 comedy-drama film directed and co-written by Federico Fellini.
- To Rome with Love is a 2012 magical realist romantic comedy film written, directed by and starring Woody Allen in his first acting appearance since 2006.
- They call me Jeeg is a 2015 Italian sci-fi action film directed by Gabriele Mainetti. The plot concerns a lonely misanthropic crook named Enzo, who gets superhuman strength after being affected by radioactive waste in the Tiber waters.
- 007 Spectre is the twenty-fourth James Bond film produced by Eon Productions in 2015. Filming locations including London, Mexico City and Rome.
- Gladiator is a 2000 British-American epic historical drama film directed by Ridley Scott, and starring Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen, Ralf Möller, Oliver Reed (in his final film role before his death), Djimon Hounsou, Derek Jacobi, John Shrapnel, and Richard Harris.
- Il Primo Re (The First King: Birth of an Empire) Set in the 8th century BC, it is about the shepherd brothers Romulus and Remus and the founding of Rome. The main actors are Alessandro Borghi and Alessio Lapice. All spoken dialogue is in an early form of Latin.
The film was theatrically released in Italy on January 1, 2019 by 01 Distribution. It was released in North America on DVD and Blu-ray Disc by Well Go USA Entertainment on September 24, 2019, with both original audio and an English-dubbed version.
Actually on Netflix you can find nice series dedicated to the history of Rome. We would like to recommend you:
- The Roman Empire
- The Ottoman Empire
- Paolo – Apostolo di Cristo
Please feel free to contact us if you would like to know more about Cinema in Rome…you’re welcome!