1. Under The Tuscan Sun. A sweet movie about recently divorced writer, Frances, who buys a ville in small town in Tuscany to escape her sorrow. There, she begins to find herself again.
2. The Postman (Il Postino). A favorite of mine. Pablo Neruda, the famous Chilean poet, is exiled to a small island for political reasons. On the island, the unemployed son of a poor fisherman is hired as an extra postman due to the huge increase in mail that this causes. Il Postino is to hand-deliver the celebrity's mail to him. Though poorly educated, the postman learns to love poetry and eventually befriends Neruda.
3. Only You. Another romantic comedy, set in Positano and Rome. Faith believes that two soul-mates can be united if they find each other. From the Ouija board, she has found the name of her missing half, Damon Bradley. 14 years later, she is engaged to a dull podiatrist and plans to marry until she gets a call from one of his classmates who is on his way to Venice, Italy.
4. Cinema Paradiso. A true masterpiece and my all-time favorite Italian movie. Cinema Paradiso is a nostalgic film about the effect movies have on a young boy. I don't want to give away to much. Just watch it. And make sure you don't miss the ending!
5. Letters to Juliet. A young American woman travels to Verona with her fiancé Victor, only to embark on a journey to help an elderly woman named Sophie find her long lost love. Shows a lot of scenery from Verona and it's surroundings.
6. Romeo and Juliet. I have seen many - MANY - adaptations of Romeo and Juliet and this is by far the best one.
7. My brother is an only child. Two brothers come of age in the 1960s in a town south of Rome. Manrico is handsome, sometimes feckless, a leftist making the revolution. His younger brother Accio ("Bully") is a seminarian when the story beings, soon home studying Latin and joining the Fascists. Francesca, an aristocratic student, becomes Manrico's lover and Accio's friend. Over the next ten years, these three experience family, love, attraction, politics, and the challenges of adult responsibility.
8. Bread and Tulips (pane e tulipani). A sweet movie about housewife Rosalba, who finds herself alone and forgotten in a highway café, and decides not to wait for her husband and sons to come back to pick her up but instead decides to find her own way home.