The magnificent structure of Istanbul hosts impressive and rare traces of civilizations and empires throughout history and it creates a unique impact on the cinema industry. Some of the successful and known movies were filmed in Istanbul. We listed the top 8 Istanbul Hollywood movies for you. Besides, you will be able to find the Bollywood movies shot in Istanbul and the Hollywood movies shot in Turkey at the same time. Let’s look at the outstanding Hollywood movies which are filmed in Istanbul.
Skyfall is a spy movie which was directed by Sam Mendes. James Bond movies are the known movies all over the world and it is partly filmed in Istanbul, Turkey. When you watch Skyfall, you will be able to see the Eminonu district of Istanbul, the Eminonu market square, the Deutsche Orientbank, the Grand Bazaar, and Yeni Cami at the same time. If you would like to watch a high-rated movie, you can prefer to watch Skyfall.
Taken 2 (2012)
Taken 2 is an action, thriller movie which was directed by Olivier Megaton. The French movie was filmed in Istanbul in November 2011. You will be able to see the many districts of Istanbul in Taken 2 because most of the scenes of the movie are filmed in Istanbul.
Operation Argo (2012)
Operation Argo or with the original title Argo was directed by Ben Affleck and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. When you watch Operation Argo, you will be able to recognize Hagia Sophia which is significantly important for history, and the Grand Bazaar is the traditional historical place of Istanbul.
The International (2009)
The International is an action, crime, and drama movie which was also filmed in Istanbul in 2009. The Hollywood movie is directed by Tom Tykwer and written by Eric Warren Singer. If you are looking for movies about Istanbul, you can prefer to watch the International.
Hitman is an action, crime thriller movie which was directed by Xavier Gens in 2007 and written by Skip Woods. You will be able to see the scenes in Istanbul in the movie. If you would like to watch something excited which was shot in Istanbul, you can watch Hitman.
La Fille Sur Le Pont (1999)
La Fille Sur Le Pont or Girl on the Bridge in English is a comedy, drama, and romance movie which was directed by Patrice Leconte. If you would like to watch something special you can prefer to watch La Fille Sur Le Pont.
The World Is Not Enough (1999)
The World Is Not Enough is an action, adventure, and crime movie which was directed by Michael Apted in 1999. You can see the special scenes of Istanbul in the old movie The World Is Not Enough.
From Russia with Love (1963)
From Russia with Love is an action, thriller, adventure movie which was directed by Terence Young. You will be able to see the scenes in Istanbul on the From Russia with Love as well. There are also impressive scenes of Istanbul in From Russia with Love as well.
Hollywood Movies Shot in Turkey
Some known and successful Hollywood movies were shot in Turkey as well. You will be able to see top-rated Hollywood movies shot in Turkey below.
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)
- Auf der Anderen Seite (2007)
- Samsara (2011)
- Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)
- Gegen die Wand (2004)
- The Rebound (2009)
- Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
- The Water Diviner (2014)
- Not Without My Daughter (1991)
- The African Queen (1951)
Bollywood Movies Shot in Istanbul
If you are interested in Bollywood movies, Istanbul takes the attention of the directors with its unique structure and special history. You can find some of the Bollywood movies shot in Istanbul below.
- Ek Tha Tiger
- Mission Istanbul
- Ajab Prem Ki Gajab Kahani
- Game & Race 2
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