10 Best Italian Dubbed Movies in 2024

While there are some excellent films originally in Italian, watching Italian dubbed movies greatly expands the selection to choose from. You can watch movies you’re already familiar with and focus on the language without getting lost in the plotline. 

Read on for 10 of the best movies dubbed in Italian available for streaming now.

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1. “Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio”

Year: 2022
Genre:
Animation/Adventure/Comedy

In this stop-motion film, visionary filmmaker Guillermo del Toro provides a dark reimagining of the classic tale of Pinocchio. Set in Italy during the rise of fascism, it follows the wooden puppet Pinocchio on a journey to become a real boy.

Del Toro’s signature style infuses the story with fantastical elements and visually stunning imagery. The film provides a unique and atmospheric take on the beloved fairy tale, with musical features and existing twists. 

Watch it on Netflix

2. “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring”

Year: 2001
Genre:
Fantasy/Adventure

This epic fantasy film is the first installment in the beloved “Lord of the Rings” trilogy, based on the novels by J.R.R. Tolkien. You’re probably already familiar with the films and/or the books, which makes them great for watching in Italian. 

The film follows Frodo Baggins and a diverse fellowship of companions on a quest to destroy a powerful ring before it falls into the wrong hands. Its visual effects and epic battles make this film a cinematic masterpiece in any language. 

Watch it on Prime Video

3. “The Elephant Whisperers”

Year: 2022
Genre:
Documentary/Short

This Indian documentary film won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Short Film. It tells the true story of an indigenous couple who devote their lives to taking care of an orphaned baby elephant named Raghu. 

The film shows the beauty of the Mudumalai National Park in India and the harmonious relationship between the tribal people and nature. At only 41 minutes long, it won’t overwhelm you like a full-length film might.  

Watch it on Netflix

4. “The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar

Year: 2023
Genre:
Short/Adventure/Comedy

Based on the book by Roald Dahl and directed by visionary filmmaker Wes Anderson, this short film follows the extraordinary journey of Henry Sugar, a man who discovers the secret of how to see without using his eyes.

As he embarks on a quest for enlightenment, Henry encounters mystical beings, ancient wisdom and the true meaning of magic. “The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar” will enchant you with its whimsical charm and fantastical storytelling.

Watch it on Netflix

5. “AIR”

Year: 2023
Genre:
Drama/Sports/Comedy

“AIR” tells the story of how Nike’s struggling basketball division formed a partnership with Michael Jordan in 1984, bringing the iconic Air Jordan brand to life and revolutionizing the world of sports and athletic apparel. 

It’s got drama, humor and heart-touching moments brought to you by an ensemble of stars: Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Jason Bateman, Viola Davis and more. And with dubbing, you can watch them in Italian! 

Watch it on Prime Video

6. “Don’t Look Up”

Year: 2021
Genre:
Comedy/Drama

This satirical film follows two low-level astronomers who discover a comet on a collision course with Earth. As they attempt to warn the world of the impending disaster, they encounter skepticism, bureaucracy and media sensationalism.

Directed by Adam McKay and featuring an all-star cast led by Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence, “Don’t Look Up” offers a biting commentary on society’s response to urgent crises and the absurdity of modern media culture.

Watch it on Netflix

7. “Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery”

Year: 2022
Genre:
Comedy/Crime/Drama

From renowned director Rian Johnson comes this thrilling mystery. When a wealthy patriarch is found dead under suspicious circumstances, a detective with a keen eye for detail must unravel a web of secrets and lies to uncover the truth.

With a stellar ensemble cast and Johnson’s trademark twists and turns, “Glass Onion” promises to keep you guessing until the very end. It’s a standalone sequel to the well-recieved 2019 film “Knives Out.” 

Watch it on Netflix

8. “Marriage Story”

Year: 2019
Genre:
Drama

Directed by Noah Baumbach, this emotionally resonant drama stars Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver as a couple going through a painful separation. The film explores the complexities of divorce and its impact on a family. 

With its raw honesty and powerful performances, “Marriage Story” offers a poignant and intimate portrayal of the human experience. It delves into themes of love, loss and the struggle to maintain a sense of self amidst heartbreak. 

Watch it on Netflix

9. “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before”

Year: 2018
Genre:
Romantic Comedy/Drama

Based on the novel by Jenny Han, this charming teen romance follows a high school junior who writes love letters to all her past crushes as a way of catharsis. When the letters accidentally get sent out, her life turns upside down.

Navigating the aftermath, she starts fake dating one of the recipients to save face. Predictably, real feelings start to develop. If you like this one, check out parts 2 and 3 (also available with Italian dubbing).

Watch it on Netflix 

10. “Leave the World Behind”

Year: 2023
Genre:
Thriller/Drama

Adapted from the novel by Rumaan Alam, this suspenseful thriller follows a vacationing family whose idyllic getaway is interrupted by a mysterious couple claiming to be the owners of the rental property.

As tensions escalate and the outside world becomes increasingly chaotic, the characters are forced to confront their deepest fears. This film offers a gripping exploration of paranoia, privilege and the fragility of modern society.

Watch it on Netflix

Where Can I Find Italian Dubbed Movies?

You can find Italian dubbed movies on many of the popular streaming platforms such as Netflix, Amazon’s Prime Video and Disney Plus

You can easily search for Italian dubbed movies on Netflix using your computer. Just select “Browse by Languages” from the menu at the top and then choose “Dubbing” and “Italian” from the dropdown menus.

To change the audio to Italian while you’re watching a movie or series, just tap on the screen of your mobile phone, tablet or computer and a menu will appear. Select “Audio and Subtitles” and then choose “Italian” for the audio. On Prime Video, this menu option is at the top right. 

If you’re just starting out on your Italian learning journey, you may opt to watch something easier like Italian cartoons or subtitled content. If you’re a bit more advanced, try some Italian romance movies

How Can I Use Dubbed Movies to Learn Italian?

Here are a few suggestions for turning an entertaining movie into a useful language learning tool:

  • Be engaged with the movie. You have to focus on the content. Make sure you’re paying attention to the dialogue, noting vocabulary that you recognize and also how it fits into the scene.
  • Repetition is key. You’ll want to watch the movie in Italian several times. Pick scenes you follow easily, and play them repeatedly until you’re familiar with them. If you need to watch the first time with subtitles, remove them for the second time. Or watch it first with English subtitles, then with Italian subtitles and finally with no subtitles. 
  • Learn new words through context. Identify words and phrases you’ve already learned. Then use them along with context from the scene to distinguish words you aren’t familiar with. From there, you can learn their translations and add them to your new vocabulary!
  • Repeat the dialogue.  Once you’re familiar with specific scenes, your next goal should be learning to repeat after the characters. Repeating the dialogue will help you practice your grammar and pronunciation and remember the vocabulary.

To see how this works, check out this quick language lesson using a well-loved movie, “The Pursuit of Happyness,” dubbed in Italian:

To watch more Italian content with support for language learners, you can use an immersive program like FluentU.

 

When approached the right way, Italian dubbed movies can be a valuable tool for learning the language.

They can increase your vocabulary and listening comprehension, and best of all, they’re a much easier and cheaper way to learn how native speakers talk than flying to Italy.

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