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List of films shot in Budapest

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This article lists internationally distributed films that:

  • were shot on location in the city of Budapest, capital of Hungary
  • use the city of Budapest as a set to portray other cities
  • have the story or part of the story set in Budapest, but were not shot there
  • if they are animated films, have Budapest as their identifiable venue

Since the 1990s, Budapest has been home to many international film productions. More recently the level of filming has increased, and at peak times up to three or four films will be in shooting. The reasons for this were given by film producer André Szőts in lectures given at the Eötvös Loránd University and in a 2004 television interview on Hungarian television TV2. According to Szőts, Hungary provides for a relatively cheap budget (e.g. salaries are much lower than just about anywhere in the West), and Budapest has kept the image of a city that is so diverse in building types from different eras that it could be substituted for (or disguised to be) any large European city. Szőts has given an example of a French film he produced in which Budapest was a set for 30 different cities.

Music videos shot in Budapest[edit]

Films and television series shot in Budapest[edit]

Year Title Filming Location(s) Setting(s) Details
1939 Two Girls on the Street Hunnia Film Studio, 13th district of Budapest (location shots) Budapest
1964 The Golden Head
1968 The Fixer
1972 Bluebeard
1975 Love and Death Russia
1977 The Prince and the Pauper England
1981 Escape to Victory Paris
1983 Grizzly II: Revenge released in 2021
1988 Red Heat Moscow starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jim Belushi
1989 Etoile
1989 Music Box
1989 Howling V: The Rebirth
1990 Cyrano de Bergerac Paris
1992 Stalin
1992 Maigret Paris
1993 M. Butterfly Paris
1994 My Girl 2
1995 Citizen X Moscow
1995 A Kid in King Arthur's Court Ancient Camelot
1995 Mortal Kombat
1996 Evita Buenos Aires
1996 Rasputin: Dark Servant of Destiny
1997 The Hunchback Paris
1997 The Cremaster Cycle (Episode 5)
1998 A Knight in Camelot Ancient Camelot
1998 The Phantom of the Opera
1999 Gloomy Sunday
1999 Au Pair
1999 Jakob the Liar Poland
1999 Straight from the Heart Rome
2000 In the Beginning
2001 An American Rhapsody
2001 Spy Game East Berlin, East Germany
2001 Last Run [2]
2002 Dinotopia
2002 Perlasca –

Un eroe Italiano

2002 I Spy Buda Castle, Fisherman's Bastion, Matthias Church, Chain Bridge, Hungarian Parliament, Gellért Baths, Hotel Gellért Budapest starring Eddie Murphy and Owen Wilson
2002 Valami Amerika

aka A Kind of America

Hungarian film
2002 Való Világ Real World/Big Brother Hungary
2002 Max Berlin
2003 The Lion in Winter
2003 Kontroll Budapest Hungarian film
2003 Underworld Ferenciek tere,[3] Gozsdu udvar[4]
2004 Being Julia London
2005 8mm 2
2005 Munich Rome portrayed as additional cities
2006 Day of Wrath Spain
2006 Copying Beethoven Vienna
2006 Eragon
2006 Severance
2007 Painkiller Jane
2008 100 Feet
2008 Good
2008 Hellboy 2: The Golden Army Korda Studios
2008 Transporter 3 starring

Jason Statham

2008 The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas Berlin
2008 Valami Amerika 2, EN: A Kind Of America 2 Hungarian film, sequel to: Valami Amerika
2009 Budapest
2009 Iris South Korean series (K-Drama)
2010 Iris: The Movie South Korean film
2010 Pillars of the Earth
2010 The Nutcracker in 3D Vienna
2010 Juan
2010 La Rafle
2010 The Debt East Berlin, East Germany
2010 Carlos (Carlos the Jackal) [5]
2010 X-Faktor X-Factor Hungary
2011 The Rite
2011 The Borgias
2011 Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
2011 Season of the Witch
2011 Bel Ami Paris
2011 Die Samenhändlerin
2011 Silent Witness
2011 Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol Aerial drone footage of Hungarian Parliament, Danube, St. Stephen's Basilica, Keleti station Budapest Opening 00:00-02:15 of film takes place in Budapest
2011 Monte Carlo Hungarian State Opera, Raleigh Studios Budapest, Dunakeszi, Metropolitan Ervin Szabó Library, Paris Many Paris and Monte Carlo scenes were shot in Budapest
Monte Carlo
2011 The Eagle
2011 In the Land of Blood and Honey Angelina Jolie directed
2011 Asterix and Obelix: God Save Britannia Ancient Britannia
2012 The Raven
2013 Dracula on NBC
2013 A Good Day to Die Hard Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport (as JFK Airport), Heroes' Square, Formula One racing circuit Hungaroring, Old Soviet Air Force Base/[1] Kiskunlacháza Airport in Kiskunlacháza (as Chernobyl), Raleigh Studios Budapest, Párizsi Udvar/Paris Court New York-JFK Airport starring Bruce Willis and Jai Courtney
2013 World War Z Moscow starring Brad Pitt
2013 47 Ronin 18th centuryJapan starring Keanu Reeves
2013 The Art of the Steal Warsaw
2013 Iris II: New Generation South Korean series (K-Drama)
2013 Iris 2: The Movie South Korean film
2014 Doctor Stranger South Korean series (K-Drama)
2014 Hercules starring Dwayne Johnson
2014 Kenau
20142019 The Last Kingdom 4 seasons shot in Budapest
2014 Underdog
2014 White God
2015 Spy Budapest Airport Terminal 1 as Fiumicino Airport, Lake Balaton (as itself & as Varna), Tihany Abbey, Tihany, Kelenföld, Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace, Fót Studios, Danube, Hungarian Parliament, Budapest Whale(hu) (as open air concert in Paris), Chain Bridge, Hungarian State Opera (as Casinò di Roma), Origo Studios Paris starring Melissa McCarthy, Jason Statham, Jude Law, Rose Byrne
Fiumicino Airport
Lake Balaton
2015 The Martian Budapest Whale(hu) as NASA's Johnson Space Center Beijing starring Matt Damon
NASA's Johnson Space Center
2016 Inferno starring Tom Hanks
2016 Maigret TV series
2016 Spectral Moldova
2016 Don't Breathe Stern Film Studio, Pomáz, Hungary as interiors of The Blind Man's house; Nagyvásártelep as car scene primarily shot in Hungary with only a few brief scenes actually filmed in Detroit
2017 The Crown (season 2) Germany Netflix original series
2017 Blade Runner 2049 starring Ryan Gosling
2017 Surga Yang Tak Dirindukan 2
2017 Atomic Blonde West Berlin starring Charlize Theron
East Berlin
2017 Red Sparrow Budapest starring Jennifer Lawrence
2017 Raabta
2018 Valami Amerika 3, EN: A Kind Of America 3 Hungarian film, sequel to Valami Amerika 1 (2002) and 2 (2008)
2018 Man to Man
2018 Budapest Netflix original series
2018 Homeland (season 7) Moscow USA Network original
2018 Sunset
2018 Terminal
2018 The Spy Who Dumped Me BUD Airport T1 as LAX Airport interiors; BUD Airport Parking Lot as LAX Airport Parking Lot; Corvin Park (where Audrey and Morgan attempt to steal a vintage car from old couple, Hungarian actors: Ági Bánfalvy and Áron László); Technical University of Budapest's Library (as Bibliothèque Mazarine); KÖKI Terminal Shopping Centre; Józsefváros' A Grund pub (as an LA bar); Csepel (as Amsterdam); Vajdahunyad Castle (as Prague Castle); Terézváros' Eötvös u.; Szatyor Bár, Bartók Béla út 36 (Audrey and Morgan dye their hair there); Kelenföld railway station (as Wien Hauptbahnhof); Budapest Whale(hu) (Nadedja drives off with the Ferrari in Berlin); Szabadság tér (Sebastian and the girls drive out of the underground car park in Paris and also when minutes later they make a U-turn with the car); Premier Outlet Biatorbágy (Audrey walks with Sebastian to the surveillance van in LA) Budapest starring Kate McKinnon, Mila Kunis, Hasan Minhaj, Gillian Anderson
Los Angeles
LAX Airport
2018 Colette
2018 The Alienist
2018 Robin Hood starring Jamie Foxx
20152018 Golden Life AKA Aranyélet[8] Budapest currently available on HBO Max with English and other subtitles. Original networks: HBO Europe, HBO Go, HBO Hungary
2018 Alarm für Cobra 11 season 24, episode 1: "Most Wanted" Hungarian Parliament Building, Kossuth Square, Alkotmány utca, Keleti station, Liberty Bridge, Danube Promenade, Ethnographic Museum, Lion's Court (inside Buda Castle), Buda Castle Budapest aired: September 13, 2018 (Germany), June 6, 2021 (Hungary); Hungarian title: Cobra 11
2019 The Rookies Hungarian State Opera House, Liberty Bridge, Gellért Hill, Váci Street, Liberty Square Budapest [9]
2019 The Witcher Netflix original series
2019 Midsommar starring Florence Pugh
2019 Hanna Amazon Prime Video original series
2019–2020 Treadstone primary filming and photography in Budapest Budapest based in the Jason Bourne movie/book universe

US: USA Network original, Internationally: Amazon Prime Video original series

2019 Gemini Man Margaret Bridge, Széchenyi Chain Bridge, Hungarian Parliament Building, Heroes' Square and CIty Park, Margaret Island, Danube Promenade, Fisherman's Bastion, Széchenyi Thermal Bath, Matthias Church, Vajdahunyad Castle, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Liberty Square, Buda Castle Quarter, Origo Studios 1151 Budapest, Hungary) Budapest

starring Will Smith

2019 K-12
2019 Terminator: Dark Fate starring Linda Hamilton, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Gabriel Luna
2019 6 Underground Netflix original film,

starring Ryan Reynolds

2019 The King Filmed in Szilvásvárad village in Heves County, Northeastern Hungary starring Robert Pattinson, Timothée Chalamet
2010–2020 Strike Back seasons 2, 4-6
2020– Álarcos énekes Hungarian Masked Singer on RTL Klub
2020 Bloodshot Budapest starring Vin Diesel
2020 Radioactive Paris Amazon Prime Video original film
2020 Hunters Amazon Prime Video original series, starring Al Pacino
2020 Pesti Balhé Budapest AKA: Budapest Heist
2019, Jan 1–

2020, Dec 23

Drága Örökösök (EN: Dear Heirs) Budapest
2021 Outside the Wire Netflix original film, starring Anthony Mackie

Budapest is the sole filming location for the entire film

2021 Black Widow Budapest cinemas: July 7, 2021, Disney+: July 9, 2021
1998, Oct 26 –2021, Jul 17 Barátok közt a.k.a. Among Friends Budapest daily series with one of the most episodes in the world: 10,456 episodes total
2021 Dune
  • Origo Film Studios, Budapest, Felsőkert utca 9, 1151 Hungary (15th District)
Budapest was the setting for some major action set pieces, specifically that of the Arrakeen invasion.

Premiered on covid-era formerly-known-as HBO MAX and in cinemas.

2021 MTV Europe Music Awards László Papp Budapest Sports Arena, Heroes Square and City Park, Andrassy Avenue, Széchenyi thermal bath, Hungary Budapest broadcast 14 November 2021, Sunday 8PM local worldwide
2021, 2022– FBI: International Budapest CBS, Paramount+ original series
2021– Shadow and Bone Netflix original series
2021 Escape Room: Tournament of Champions
2021 Birds of Paradise Amazon Prime Video original film
2022 Atlanta S03E05 and Season 3 Trailer Liberty Bridge, Fisherman's Bastion, Hungarian Parliament Building starring Donald Glover, FX and Hulu original series

airs March 24, 2022 – May 19, 2022

2022 Moon Knight Budapest, Museum of Fine Arts (Budapest), Heroes Square and City Park, Szentendre, Hungary, Origo Studios Disney+ original miniseries, starring Oscar Isaac, Ethan Hawke, release: March 30, 2022.

Marvel Studios started filming March 2021 in Budapest

2022 Jack Ryan season 3 Astra Studios Hungary, Margaret Island Amazon Prime Video original series, starring John Krasinski
2022 Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris
2022 Get Lost[10] (Alice in Wonderland film) Budapest Budapest starring Ella Bleu Travolta
2022 The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent starring Nicolas Cage, Pedro Pascal
2022 The Informant (A Besúgó) Budapest Budapest HBO Max Original Series; made by HBO Europe
2022-2023 Halo (TV series)
  • Millenáris park, Budapest, Hungary as Park on Reach
  • various locations in Budapest
  • Dunabogdány quarry, Pest County, Hungary as Madrigal Battlefield -
  • Dolomite Hills, near Military Memorial, Csákberény, Hungary as Surface of "Halo" in Master Chief's and Makee's visions
Reach, Halo Paramount+ original series
2023 Valami Amerika Hungarian series, sequel to Valami Amerika 1 (2002), 2 (2008), 3 (2018)

RTL+ Hungary, 10-episode mini-series

2023 Dream (2023 film) South Korean film
2024 My Name Is Loh Kiwan South Korean series
2024 Dune: Part Two
  • Origo Film Studios, Budapest, Felsőkert utca 9, 1151 Hungary (15th District)
the battle scenes between the Fremen and Harkonnen were filmed in Budapest
2024 Borderlands The project was filmed at the Stern Film Studio in Budapest, Hungary, a country that was quick to act on Covid-19 protocols, in order to make it safe for cast and crew to work there. -7 Apr 2021 starring Cate Blanchett, Kevin Hart, Jamie Lee Curtis, Jack Black, Olivier Richters; filming started in Budapest in 2021
TBA Mayday Budapest starring Ryan Reynolds; Apple Original Films
TBA NCIS: Europe (NCIS: Tony & Ziva) Budapest Budapest
TBA Dust Bunny Budapest Budapest filming; starring Mads Mikkelsen[11][12]
TBA Vienna Game Budapest Vienna filming

Films set in Budapest[edit]

The following films or television series episodes had a plot or part of a plot set in Budapest but were not shot on location.

Animated films featuring Budapest[edit]

See also[edit]


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