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 â€œwoman in the red dressâ€ 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? Thatâ€™s so 20th century!).
Babe: Pig in the City
The 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.
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 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 couldnâ€™t tell the studios were in Sydney.
Finally weâ€™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.