La Serenissima - The City and the medieval Republic of Venice in the Moviesby Burgwaechterchen | created - 11 Mar 2017 | updated - 11 Mar 2017 | Public
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1. The Merchant of Venice (2004)
R | 131 min | Drama, Romance
In 16th century Venice, when a merchant must default on a large loan from an abused Jewish moneylender for a friend with romantic ambitions, the bitterly vengeful creditor demands a gruesome payment instead.
Votes: 33,300 | Gross: $3.77M
2. Dangerous Beauty (1998)
R | 111 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
A Venetian courtesan becomes a hero to her city, but later becomes the target of an inquisition by the Church for witchcraft.
Votes: 15,066 | Gross: $4.53M
3. Othello (1995)
R | 123 min | Drama, Romance
The Moorish General Othello is manipulated into thinking that his new wife Desdemona has been carrying on an affair with his Lieutenant Michael Cassio, when in reality, it is all part of the scheme of a bitter Ensign named Iago.
Votes: 8,636 | Gross: $2.11M
4. Don't Look Now (1973)
R | 110 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
A married couple grieving the recent death of their young daughter are in Venice when they encounter two elderly sisters, one of whom is psychic and brings a warning from beyond.
7. Bread and Tulips (2000)
PG-13 | 114 min | Comedy, Romance
After being forgotten in a highway café during a bus trip, a housewife decides to start a new life by herself in Venice.
Votes: 8,653 | Gross: $5.31M
8. Casanova (2005)
R | 112 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
The fabled romantic Giacomo Casanova, after failing to win the affection of the Venetian woman Francesca Bruni, strives to discover the real meaning of love.
Votes: 49,831 | Gross: $11.29M
9. Fellini's Casanova (1976)
R | 155 min | Biography, Drama, History
Casanova is a libertine, performing seductions and sexual feats. But he is really interested in someone, and is he really an interesting person? Is he really alive?
10. Sins of Casanova (1955)
95 min | Comedy
1760 Spain provides the setting for Giacomo Casanova's romantic escapades, every woman he encounters unable to resist his disarming charm, be they single, engaged, or even married.
11. Le retour de Casanova (1992)
93 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
After many years of rambling across Europe the aging Giacomo Casanova is impoverished. He wants to return to Venice but he doesn't dare going there directly, because he was a fugitive when he left.
12. The Night in Venice (1942)
The divorced opera singer Peter (Harald Paulsen) wants to win back his ex-wife Vilma (Lizzi Waldmüller), also an opera singer. He offers her a false engagement for an opera in Venice. He ... See full summary »
16. Who Saw Her Die? (1972)
Not Rated | 90 min | Mystery, Thriller
A young girl is brutally murdered somewhere in France. Sometime later, the same thing happens to the daughter of a well-known sculptor. This time the parents (the sculptor and his wife) ... See full summary »
17. Damned in Venice (1978)
95 min | Horror, Mystery
A blind boy, who lives alone with his mean sister in a rundown hotel in Venice, receives a vision that warns him of the upcoming birth of the Antichrist. Soon, his sister mysteriously becomes pregnant.
18. Vampire in Venice (1988)
97 min | Horror
Professor Paris Catalano visits Venice, to investigate the last known appearance of the famous vampire Nosferatu during the carnival of 1786.
19. Paganini Horror (1989)
82 min | Horror, Music
When a female rock band use an infamous old piece of sheet music to record their new album in an old mansion, they accidentally open a portal to hell.
20. The Comfort of Strangers (1990)
R | 107 min | Drama, Thriller
A couple retreat to Venice to work on their relationship, but an encounter with a stranger leads them into a world of intrigue - where their darkest desires are in reach.
Votes: 4,014 | Gross: $1.24M
21. Donna Leon (2000– )
90 min | Crime, Drama
In each story, Venetian detective commissioner Guido Brunetti investigates and solves one or more crimes, usually including murder, in the doges' city, with some help from uniformed ... See full summary »
22. Tempesta (2004)
R | 96 min | Thriller, Drama
An American art appraiser, Patrick Donovan, is sent to Venice to evaluate three paintings belonging to the famous Galleria dell'Accademia. The company that insures the paintings has hired ... See full summary »
23. Secret Passage (2004)
90 min | Drama
Isabel and Clara are growing up in a time of terror. It is 1492, and Spain has decreed that all Jews must either convert to Catholicism, go into exile or face trial and execution. Although ... See full summary »
24. The Thief Lord (2006)
PG | 98 min | Adventure, Drama, Family
A tale about two young boys, Prosper and Bo, who flee to Venice after being orphaned and dumped in the care of a cruel auntie. Hiding in the canals and alleyways of the city, the boys are ... See full summary »
25. Ten Winters (2009)
99 min | Romance
Born of a chance meeting in Venice, Silvestro and Camilla's rocky romance unfolds over 10 winters as new lovers come and go but they are eternally thrust back into one another's arms.
26. The Tourist (I) (2010)
PG-13 | 103 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
Revolves around Frank, an American tourist visiting Italy to mend a broken heart. Elise is an extraordinary woman who deliberately crosses his path.
Votes: 209,234 | Gross: $67.63M
27. Hannibal (2001)
R | 131 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Living in exile, Dr. Hannibal Lecter tries to reconnect with now disgraced F.B.I. Agent Clarice Starling, and finds himself a target for revenge from a powerful victim.
Votes: 239,504 | Gross: $165.09M
28. Everyone Says I Love You (1996)
R | 101 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
A New York girl sets her father up with a beautiful woman in a troubled marriage while her stepsister gets engaged.
Votes: 33,791 | Gross: $9.71M
29. Inferno (I) (2016)
PG-13 | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
When Robert Langdon wakes up in an Italian hospital with amnesia, he teams up with Dr. Sienna Brooks, and together they must race across Europe against the clock to foil a deadly global plot.
Votes: 141,774 | Gross: $34.34M
30. The Children of the Century (1999)
135 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
A story of doomed passion between two genius writers of the 19th century - novelist George Sand and poet Alfred de Musset.
Votes: 1,550 | Gross: $0.05M