Have you tried to find Italian movies with lyrics subtitles, only to have no luck? Subtitled foreign films are hard to find, no matter the language. Subtitled song lyrics are even harder to locate. But with diligent searching, you can access the following movies for online viewing or download. There are subtitled versions for several languages, including English. While you won't find subtitles for every lyric, you can follow along with the occasional song. For your convenience, the films are listed alphabetical order by original title.
“Io Non Protesto, Io Amo.” “Io Non Protesto, Io Amo” is a 1967 Italian musical directed by Ferdinando Baldi. Translated as “I Do Not Protest, I Love You,” this Italian comedy is also known as “Mindhalálig Rock and Roll Hungary.” Caterina Caselli, Terence Hill, and Livio Lorenzon star in the film. Terence Hill, born Mario Girotti, is best known for his spaghetti westerns and action movies alongside his film partner, Bud Spencer.
“La Cenerentola.” “La Cenerentola” is a 1995 Italian television movie. This comical Cinderalla story has the prince trading places with his valet. He meets the girl of his dreams, while her stepsisters fawn over the imposter. Brian Large directed “La Cenerentola,” which stars Cecilia Bartoli, Enzo Dara, and Raúl Giménez. Set in the late 1970s, the movie combines opera, pantomime, and comical costumes.
“La Traviata.” “La traviata” is a 1982 Italian musical drama. Directed by Franco Zeffirelli, the movie received two Oscar nominations and several international awards. It is based on Giuseppe Verdi’s 1853 famous opera, adapted from an Alexandra Dumas novel. Teresa Stratas, Plácido Domingo, and Cornell MacNeil star in the film, whose title translates “The Fallen Woman” or “The Woman Who Goes Astray.”
“Little Rita Nel West.” “Little Rita nel West,” also known as “Crazy Westerners,” is another 1967 film starring Terence Hill. Italian rock singer Rita Pavone, and singer-songwriter Lucio Dalla, join Hill in lead roles. Directed by Ferdinando Baldi, this musical western follows a female gunslinger who chases outlaws and destroy gold, which she considers the root of all evil.
“Tosca.” “Tosca” is a 2001 Italian-French musical drama based on a 1900 opera by Giacomo Puccini. The story is based on an eighteenth-century French-language play set in Rome at the time of Napoleon’s invasion. Directed by Benoît Jacquot, this spicy film stars Angela Gheorghiu, Roberto Alagna, and Ruggero Raimondi.