Dante Alighieri Movies & TV
Dante's scenes of horror are gripping on the page, but onscreen they can be just gross. This horror movie is only loosely based on Dante's Inferno. After a corrupt businessman is falsely accused of murder and executed, his soul travels to Hell.
This movie recasts Dante's Inferno in a gritty, urban landscape. It is shot using a unique type of paper puppetry. Whatever you think of it, you certainly won't see anything else like it.
This Portugese film is about a psychiatric ward whose inhabitants all believe that they are characters in major literary or religious works. Dante's Inferno is among the works that the delusional souls draw from.
This Italian film is about the passionate love and tragic death of Paolo and Francesca, the doomed lovers of The Inferno. It is based on a true story of a real couple that lived in Florence during Dante's time. Quite the scandal.
This film, starring Robin Williams (and based on a novel by Richard Matheson), incorporates a number of themes echoing Dante's works. After Williams' character is killed in a car accident and his wife commits suicide from guilt, he travels to the underworld with a guide in order to rescue her.
In this scary, disgusting sequel to Silence of the Lambs, Anthony Hopkins plays Hannibal Lecter, a criminal hiding out in Florence in the guise of a scholar specializing in the work of Dante Alighieri. But he's not! He's actually a murderous monster! Stay the Dantean Hell away!