10The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)

One of the best movies about Italy that’s filmed entirely in Italy apart from the opening scenes in New York City, the idyllic Italian film locations include Naples, Positano, Venice, Rome, and Sicily, though some of my favorite are in Ischia, a small island destination off the coast of Campania.

Despite it’s suspenseful plot, it shows Italy (and hunky Matt Damon and Jude Law) at its best with so many quiet areas that many tourists never get to see, unless you get off the beaten path!