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20 movies you didn’t know were filmed in Romania

You’ve probably watched a lot of foreign movies and even blockbusters that you did not know they were filmed in Romania. In fact, Romania seems to be more and more popular with movie producers. This might be because of the spectacular scenery and the cheap costs of production. Here are 20 movies that were filmed in Romania.

  1. 1. Cold mountain

Starring: Nicole Kidman, Jude Law, Renee Zellweger

Where: Carpathian Mountains, Rasnov, Reci village

Story: A young Confederate soldier returns to his home. Meanwhile, his fiance, Ada is trying to hold onto her farm, after her father dies.

Awards: one Academy award, Bafta Award, Golden Globe award, ScreenActors Guild award.


  1. Modigliani

Starring: Andy Garcia, Eva Herzigova

Where: Bucharest

Story: It presents the life story of Italian painter Modigliani and his relationship with rival Pablo Picasso.

Awards: nominated for two International Press Academy Golden Satellite Awards

MODIGLIANI, Andy Garcia, 2004, (c) Bauer Martinez



  1. Seed of Chucky

Starring: Jennifer Tilly

Where: Bucharest

Story: A horror story of a young doll named Glen who causes chaos.


  1. An American Haunting

Starring: Donald Sutherland, Sissy Spacek

Where: Bucharest

Story: The movie is based on the novel The Bell Witch: An American Haunting”. It is a horror movie that tells the story of a spirit which cases the death of a man.


  1. Mirrors

Starring: Kiefer Sutherland

Where: Bucharest

Story: an ex-police officers and his family are haunted by an evil force who enters their home through mirrors.

Mirrors Movie Best of Ghost in the mirror Horror movie 2012


  1. 6.The brothers Bloom

Starring: Rachel Weisz, Adrien Brody and Mark Ruffalo

Where: Sinaia, Constanta, Bucharest

Story: Two con me are trying to get money from an eccentric heiress



  1. Transporter 3

Starring: Jason Statham

Where: Bucharest

Story: Frank Martin delivers Valentina, a girl who was kidnapped



  1. Le Concert

Starring: Aleksei Guskov, Melanie Laurent

Where: Bucharest

Story: A janitor who used to be a famous conductor plans a return by organizing a concert of an orchestra.


  1. Bunraku

Starring: Josh Hartnett, Woody Harrelson, Demi Moore

Where: Bucharest

Story: After a global war people still live in conflicts and fight each other using blades and fists, as guns have been outlawed.



  1. The Whistleblower


Starring: Rachel Weisz, Monica Belluci

Where: Bucharest

Story: A film inspired by reality. A police officer from the US works for the UN in Bosnia and Herzegovina and uncovers a big scandal involving traffickers.


  1. Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance


Starring: Nicolas Cage, Idris Elba

Where: Rovinari, Hunedoara, Transfagarasan, Sibiu


Story: Ghost Rider is hiding in East of Europe and he tries to stop the devil.



  1. One in the Chamber

Starring: Cuba Gooding Jr, Dolph Lundgren


Where: Brasov

Story: An assassin who is part of the Russian mafia becomes a target.



  1. Charlie Countryman

Starring: Shia LaBeouf, Evan Rachel Wood

Where: Bucharest

Story: An American moves to Bucharest and falls in love.


  1. What happened to Monday?

Starring: Glenn Close, Willem Dafoe

Where: Constanta, Bucharest

Story: A science fiction movie set in the future. Seven brothers and sisters run away from the government who hunts them down due to strict one-child one policies.

  1.  Beowulf (1999)

Starring: Christopher Lambert

Where: Rupea

Story: Beowulf fights the hideous creature Grendel.


  1. To catch a spy

Starring: Kirk Douglas

Where: Bucharest Romania and also Scotland and England

Story: A smuggler is using travelers to transport contraband into Russia.

  1. War dogs

Starring: Jonah Hill, Bradley Cooper

Where: Bucharest, Romania

Story: A movie inspired from a true story. Two men are hired by the Pentagon to arm the allies of the US in Afghanistan.

  1. The Keeping room

Starring: Hailee Steinfeld, Sam Worthington

Where: Poenari village

Story: Three Southern women must fight against perpetrators during the American Civil War

  1. The Expendables

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Antonio Banderas, Sylvester Stallone, Harrison Ford

Where: Bucharest

Story: Mercenary group starts a conflict with an arms dealer.



  1. Funny Money (2006)

Starring Chevy Chase, Armand Assante

Where: Bucharest

Story: An accountant trades money by accident with another man. He later finds out that there are 5 million dollars inside.

  1. Sherlock ( TV movie)


Starring: James D’Arcy, Vincent D’Onofrio


Story: Sherlock Holmes investigates the death of a drug dealer called Moriarty.