Czech architecture as well as nature have often inspired international filmmakers to set their filming here. Here are some of the most popular filming locations in the Czech Republic from movies that made it even to Hollywood.
Historical as well as modern architecture of the Czech Republic, magnificent castles and unique rural ambient, all of these things have been constantly attracting filmmakers from abroad who decided to set their movies in these locations.
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1. Mission: Impossible (1996)
Probably the best known for being partially shot in Prague is the Mission Impossible movie from 1996.
2. Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol (2011)
Ethan Hunt returns to the Czech Republic, specifically to Prague sites like the Main Railway Station, Prague Castle or the Mánes Bridge.
3. Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019)
There are a few locations in this Spider-man movie that might look familiar. Among others, the Vinohrady Theatre or Charles Bridge. And curiously, the filmmakers decided to shoot a scene also in Liberec so you can get a glimpse of the Liberec city hall.
4. XXX (2002)
Another action movie made in Prague.
5. The Prince and Me(2004)
Despite of pretending to take place in Denmark, this royal romance was actually shot in Prague and Valtice (the Valtice castle).
6. The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008)
The Narnia trilogy was filmed in many locations, one of them being Prague.
7. Amadeus (1984)
Miloš Formans masterpiece features many Prague sites which are a very successful substitute to the 18th-century Viena. You can see many locations in the Lesser Town of Prague and a few other and also the Palace in Kroměříž.
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8. Operation Daybreak (1975)
Operation Daybreak shows the events leading to the assault on the Reich Protector of Bohemia and Moravia Reinhard Heydrich’s resulting in his death followed by the German reprisals directed at the Czech people. The whole movie was filmed in the Czech capital and around it.
9. Anthropoid (2016)
Very similar to the Operation Daybreak, Anthropoid is about the planned assault on the SS Obergrupenführer Reinhard Heydrich. The movie was shot in Prague, including the Barrandow studios.
10. The Bourne Identity (2002)
A part of the Bourne trilogy was actually filmed in Prague, this scene was made close to a famous place where people go to feed the swans near the Charles’ Bridge.
11. The Omen (2006)
Italian Florence on the screen but Prague in reality, that was the shooting site of the re-make of the horror classic. Among the dominants you can see Charle’s Bridge, the theatre Laterna Magika or the Petřín observatory.
12. The Brothers Bloom (2008)
If you know anything about Prague, you will definitelly recognize the place from the following video from The Brothers Bloom. It’s one of the most famous places in the Czech capital. By the way, did you know that Adrien Brody, who plays the main character, is part Czech?
13. The Illusionist (2006)
19th-century Viena was replaced by Prague in The Illusionist. The two most featured dominants are the theatre Divadlo na Vinohradech as well as the Prague Castle.
14. Van Helsing (2004)
While the movie makes you believe that the famous vampire hunter battles Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde in Paris, the scenes were really shot in the Old Town Square of Prague.
15. Casino Royale (2006)
In this James Bond movie Prague, Karlovy Vary and Loket act as a stand-in for many destinations Daniel Craig visits in his first outing as the Spy of Her Majesty.
16. From Hell (2001)
Prague and Kutná Hora stand in for several British locations, even the Buckingham palace which is in fact the Theological Hall of the Strahov Monastery!
17. Hellboy (2004)
Although set in Russia and the USA, the movie was made entirely in and around Prague!
18. Hostel (2005)
The fairy-tale like town of Český Krumlov stands in as Slovak village in the horror movie Hostel. A few filming sites in Prague were included as well.
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