Southeast Asia is popular for their natural and beautiful islands. With an incredible landscape, unique urban architecture and cultural exoticism, Southeast Asia has a perfect set-up to film many International movies. Here is the list of famous Movies that filmed in Southeast Asia.
This movie is partially shot in Indonesia and Malaysia. There are several trademarks/ locations that are shown in this Movie. For example, Pasar Tanah Abang, Monas, and Monumen Pembebasan Irian Barat ‘Papua Square’. Chris Hemsworth and team also showed some of Indonesia’s iconic cultural dances which is the Balinesse dance.
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Eat Pray Love
This movie is starred by Julia Roberts. She plays Elizabeth Gilbert, a woman who goes on a journey to Italy, India and Indonesia on her quest for self-discovery. Most of the Bali scenes were filmed in the Ubud area, in which one of the beach scenes was filmed at Padang Padang Beach located near the famous Uluwatu Temple.
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The Man with a Golden Gun “007”
The movie that came out in 1974 used the famous landmark “Khow-Ping-Kan, Phang Nga Bay, Thailand” as their main hideout. Khow-Ping-Kan was not the only location they used, they went to Phuket to go film as well!
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Who doesn’t know Rambo? This famous movie is filmed in a couple of Southeast Asian countries and Thailand is one of them.
Some scenes in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2000) are taken at the picturesque ruins of the Khmer Empire. The Lara Croft: Tomb Raider route includes a visit to the many-faced Bayon Temple within the bounds of the old city of Angkor Thom and a trip to the tree-entwined bones.
The Bourne Legacy
The Bourne Legacy (2012) is filmed in multiple Asian countries, but the main highlight of the movie (when Aaron (Renner) and Dr. Marta Shearing (Rachel Weisz) ran, hid, and sought refuge from Philippine cops) is shot in Manila, Philippines. Shot location: San Andres Neighborhood.
Manila is the capital and the second largest city of the Philippines. It is the location of a major Kaiju attack in 2014 and 2019. You can see that scene clearly in this movie and they even put this scene on their trailer.
Hitman: Agent 47
This Hollywood movie is filmed in Singapore. We can spot many Singaporean landmarks in this movie. For example, Parkroyal at Pickering, ITE Central, Marina Barrage, Gardens by the Bay, and Robinson Road.
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Independence day: Resurgence
One of the most famous and discussed scenes in this movie occurs when Singapore got destroyed. In that scene, you can clearly see that Marina Bay Sands got destroyed.
Police Story 3
The Police Story 3: Super cop is a famous Cantonese movie in 1992. Jackie Chan and his crew filmed some parts of this movie in Malaysia. The action scene took place in Kuala Lumpur.
Anna and the King
Most of this movie was filmed in Ipoh and Perak. Anna’s traditional village house was filmed in Parit. Some parts of King Mongkut’s Grand Palace was filmed in Rumah Besar Papan, a Mandailing mansion in Papan, about ten miles from Ipoh. Filming also took place at Langkawi Island and Shah Alam, Selangor.
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