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The Best Five Movies Filmed in Sydney

August 16th, 2007 by

Sydney has proven a popular site for film locations. Sydney Harbor, winding streets and old parts of the town along with the newer areas all provides a natural movie backdrop. There are even local walking tours of the various former movie sets.

MatrixThe Matrix

The Matrix series featured shots of Sydney city life in its scenes. Bridges, streets, skyscrapers, and a fountain all featured prominently in the movies. The fountain scene is particularly memorable as the scene where the “woman in the red dress” enters the picture. During the end credits of ‘The Matrix’ there is another shot of a phone booth by the fountain from above (phone booth? That’s so 20th century!).

Babe: Pig in the City

BabeThe city in the movie Babe: Pig in the City is no other than Sydney. Though other world cities serve as a montage of locations for the movie, the original Babe was filmed in Australia so Sydney became a naturally featured city in the sequel. Directed by Australian filmmaker George Miller, staying home was a natural choice. The Sydney Opera House features prominently in the movie.

Mission Impossible 2Mission Impossible: II

Another big-budget Hollywood movie filmed on location in Sydney was Mission Impossible: II. In the days before Tom Cruise alienated himself from his fans and was married to Nicole Kidman, he walked the streets of Sydney during the filming of the flick. The first half of the movie takes place in the US, but the story domes down under with scenes at a local Randwick Race Track.

Moulin RougeMoulin Rouge!

Moulin Rouge! was filmed entirely at Fox Studios in Sydney. This movie helped bring the Hollywood musical back from the ashes with films like Chicago, Rent, Dreamgirls, and the Phantom of the Opera being released since the success of Moulin Rouge. The movie was set in 19th century Paris, but the audience couldn’t tell the studios were in Sydney.

Star WarsStar Wars: Revenge of the Sith

Finally we’ll touch on the closer of the modern era of Star Wars movies. Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith was also filmed at Fox Studios in Sydney. Sydney can be proud to claim the best flick of the modern Star Wars trilogy. Many Australians worked as cast members and extras.

6 Responses to “The Best Five Movies Filmed in Sydney”

  1. Jenny Says:

    Star wars!!!

  2. Turkey hotel Says:

    for me too Star Wars

  3. Happy Australia Day Says:

    [...] To partake of the celebrations, head over to the Australia Day official site to check out the events all around Australia. If you’re a new visitor, learn more about the country by reading some Australia travel reviews and choose from the numerous hotels in Australia. Stay longer and check out the areas where the best five movies are filmed in Sydney. [...]

  4. Smiley Emotions Says:

    Top of my list of movies to see are Transformers and public enemies and despite myself I would quite like to see Harry Potter, lol.. Doesn’t it just make you want to be a wizard!

  5. Animated Emoticons Says:

    Would the original movies be as good if they had that damn character Jaja Binks in them? haha

  6. alexis Says:

    you all are nerds go get a life kiss a girl do something instead of review stupid star wars movie that just makes you more of a nerd

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