Hungary has become an increasingly popular filming location for Hollywood films. Our small country is not only a cheap option but also beautiful. It has therefore become the favorite place for directors. Check out these famous movies that were shot in Hungary!
The Martian is one of the most memorable and successful films shot in Hungary in 2015. According to thebudapester.hu, the building in Bálna was turned into NASA headquarters. The film features famous Hollywood star, Matt Damon, who plays an astronaut. He finds himself stranded on Mars after his team assumes him dead and must rely on his ingenuity to find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive and can survive until eventual rescue.
Red Sparrow, the Hollywood bockbloster was filmed in Hungary in 2018. If you’re careful enough, you can spot Jennifer Lawrence at the Semmelweis University tower or the New York Café. Plus, there are photos taken above Gellért Hill and glimpses of Parliament and the Hungarian State Opera, reports havefun.travel. As for the plot, the ballerina Dominika Egorova is recruited into the “Sparrow School”, a Russian intelligence service. There, she must use her body as a weapon. His first mission, targeting a CIA agent, threatens to compromise the security of both nations.
Filmed in 2021, the filming location for this brand new Hollywood film is also Hungary. In addition, the second part of Dune will also be shot in Budapest. Now a whole parade of stars is in Budapest due to the filming. The film is about a noble family who find themselves embroiled in a war for control of the galaxy’s most valuable asset. Meanwhile, his heir is troubled by visions of a bleak future. Among the departures are Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya, Austin Butler and Rebecca Ferguson. The second film is set to release on November 17, 2023.
In 2016, Harrison Ford and Ryan Gosling arrived in Hungary to shoot Blade Runner 2049. However, they didn’t just shoot in Budapest, but also in a small town, Etyek. It seems that the director, Denis Villeneuve, who also directed Dune, likes to shoot in Hungary. The story follows young Blade Runner K. His discovery of a long-buried secret leads him to track down former Blade Runner Rick Deckard, who has been missing for thirty years. In the film, the former headquarters of MTV can be seen on Szabadság Square. Additionally, the Nagyvárad Square metro station also appears.
Also filmed in 2016, Inferno stars Tom Hanks and Felicity Jones. In the film, Budapest replaces several major European cities. Andrássy Street, Fővám Square and Keleti Station all appear in the film. In the story, Robert Langdon wakes up in an Italian hospital with amnesia, writes Imdb. He teams up with Dr. Sienna Brooks and they travel Europe together against the clock to foil a deadly global plot.
Source: thebudapester.hu, .imdb.com, havefun.travel