Top Hollywood movies made in Prague and Czech republic
Prague´s famous history, beautiful architecture, and mystic charm attract not only millions of tourists each year. Prague is also filmmaker´s favorite destination and the Golden City is often used as a background for some key scenes in thrilling blockbusters. Many Hollywood stars have enjoyed their time in the Czech capital and expressed their love for the city. These are some of the most famous Hollywood movies made in Prague and Czech republic.
The Trial (1993) – The Prague was the most logical choice for making the movie version of one of the most famous short stories ever written. Its author, Franz Kafka, lived in Prague and it is for sure that the city inspired his creativity. Kyle McLachlan, Anthony Hopkins, and Alfred Molina starred in this Hollywood movie made in Prague to which streets of Prague created the perfect atmosphere for the absurd story of Mr. K.
Casino Royale (2006) – 21st adventure of Her Majesty´s agent James Bond was filmed in Prague´s Barrandov studios and several locations in the city were used in the movie, although the Prague took the role of several other locations. Therefore, 007, traveled through Miami and London without leaving Prague. Natives and frequent visitors can recognize Prague´s airport, the military museum at Žižkov and interior of the Strahov Monastery.
Mission Impossible (1996) – In 1996, Mission Impossible was one of the first US big-budget for Hollywood movies in Prague. Tom Cruise´s action on Charles Bridge, in National Theatre or in the area of the Prague Castle, is still among the best of all parts in the series. The famous scene with the exploding aquarium took place at the Old Town Square.
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Anthropoid (2016) – Anthropoid was a codename of one of the most spectacular operations of WWII. Czechoslovak paratroopers were sent back to their occupied country to kill Reinhard Heydrich, one of the top Nazi officials and architects of the „final solution“. The movie with Cillian Murphy and Jamie Dornan returns back to the actual sites where those events took place 75 years ago.
Amadeus (1984) – Eight Oscars and phenomenal success make Amadeus one of the greatest movies in history. The epic story of the eccentric but brilliant composer was directed by Miloš Forman, Czech filmmaker who fled Czechoslovakia after the invasion of Soviet forces in 1968. In 1985, return to his homeland was very problematic as there was still the Communist regime in the country and Forman was under the strict monitoring of Communist secret service.
Of course, these are just a few picks and there are many other movies in which you can recognize Prague. And why not to take a look at some Czech movies? For example, Kolya´s success at Academy Awards was given also by the perfect work of camera focusing on some interesting spots in Prague.