Movies and TV shows set in budapest

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in budapest ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, stylized, suspenseful, surprise ending and sexy films and TV shows about / with murder, female nudity, male nudity, rivalry, husband wife relationship, storytelling, bare breasts, betrayal, mentor and death plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Comedy genres shot in Hungary, USA, Germany and other countries.

budapest movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as budapest: 8MM 2 (2005), Fateless (2005), Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011), Demimonde (2015), Vagabond (2003), Lily in Love (1984), The Witness (1969), I Spy (2002), The Miracle of Bern (2003), Underworld: Evolution (2006).

List of movies set in budapest

8MM 2 (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Hungary
Duration: 106 min.
Story: An American diplomat and his fiancée venture into the sordid underworld of sex and pornography in Budapest, Hungary to find out who is blackmailing them with a porno video taken of them with a prostitute.
Style: serious, suspenseful, sexual, realistic, erotic ...
Plot: kidnapping, crime, crimes, couples, investigation, couple relations, danger, dishonesty, law enforcement, unsimulated sex, blackmail, lesbian cunnilingus ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hungary, budapest, europe
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Fateless (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Hungary, Germany, UK, Israel, France, USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: An Hungarian youth comes of age at Buchenwald during World War II. György Köves is 14, the son of a merchant who's sent to a forced labor camp. After his father's departure, György gets a job at a brickyard; his bus is stopped and its ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, survival, bus, innocence lost, self discovery, coming of age, confined, youth, life is a bitch, soldier, rebelliousness ...
Time: 1940s
Place: hungary, budapest, europe, slovakia, poland
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Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, UK, Germany
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In the bleak days of the Cold War, espionage veteran George Smiley is forced from semi-retirement to uncover a Soviet mole within his former colleagues at the heart of MI6.
Style: bleak, tense, twists and turns, suspense, non-linear ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cold war, espionage, spy, investigation, government agency, mole, double agent, betrayal, secret agents, british intelligence, secret service, kgb ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, england, budapest, hungary, istanbul turkey ...
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Demimonde (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, Mystery
Country: Hungary
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The story of three women - a famous prostitute, her housekeeper and their new maid - living in Budapest of 1910s, whose passionate, bizarre and complex relationship can only lead to one thing: murder.
Plot: prostitute, courtesan, housekeeper, maid, lesbianism, female protagonist, murder
Time: 1910s
Place: budapest, budapest hungary, central europe
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Vagabond (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Karesz has been raised in an institution, his mother has a new family, and her husband does not tolerate that she meets her first-born son. Karesz tramps, joining up with his casual pals he washes the windscreens of cars, sells newspapers; sometimes ...
Plot: music, street kid, dance school, arrested, arrest, burglary, hungarian, practice, dance, dancer
Place: budapest
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Lily in Love (1984)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Hungary, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Insulted when his screenwriter wife writes a leading role for a younger man, aging Broadway idol Fitz Wynn disguises himself as a handsome young Italian.
Style: humorous, semi serious, sexual, realistic, sexy
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: show business, deception, typewriter, stage, casting, producer, fame, stage fright, love, hotel, friendship, actor's life ...
Time: 80s
Place: hungary, europe, budapest, budapest hungary, manhattan new york city
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The Witness (1969)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: Hungary
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Known as the best satire about communism, banned for over a decade in Hungary. 'The Witness' has become a cult classic, well received by critics and general audiences when it was finally released outside of Hungary. 'The Witness' ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty ...
Plot: last supper, amusement park, political satire, cemetery, minister, execution, absurdism, swimming pool, fascist, secret door, socialism, streetcar ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: hungary, europe, budapest, budapest hungary
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I Spy (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When the Switchblade, the most sophisticated prototype stealth fighter created yet, is stolen from the U.S. government, one of the United States' top spies, Alex Scott, is called to action. What he doesn't expect is to get teamed up with a ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, exciting, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: espionage, kidnapping, boxer, secret agent, master villain, secret agents, adventure, race against time, heroic mission, chases and races, danger, escapades ...
Time: contemporary
Place: budapest, monte carlo, budapest hungary, washington d.c.
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The Miracle of Bern (2003)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The movie deals with the championship-winning German soccer team of 1954. Its story is linked with two others: The family of a young boy is split due to the events in World War II, and the father returns from Russia after eleven years. The second ...
Style: feel good, serious, realistic, exciting, sentimental
Plot: soccer, sport, athlete's life, contests and competitions, follow your dream, human spirit, against the odds, soccer coach, underdog, athlete and trainer, parents and children, working class ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: germany, hungary, switzerland, europe, budapest ...
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Underworld: Evolution (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, Hungary
Duration: 106 min.
Story: As the war between the vampires and the Lycans rages on, Selene, a former member of the Death Dealers (an elite vampire special forces unit that hunts werewolves), and Michael, the werewolf hybrid, work together in an effort to unlock the secrets of ...
Style: stylized, serious, suspenseful, light, scary ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: vampire, werewolf, immortality, swords and armor, evolution, transformation, gory, rivalry, back from the dead, cover up, supernatural, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: budapest
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Gloomy Sunday (1999)
Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: Germany, Hungary
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Budapest in the thirties. The restaurant owner Laszlo hires the pianist András to play in his restaurant. Both men fall in love with the beautiful waitress Ilona who inspires András to his only composition. His song of Gloomy Sunday is, at first, ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sentimental, gloomy ...
Plot: holocaust, jealousy, sex, menage a trois, infidelity, birthday, deportation, restaurant, love triangle, pianist, romance, oldies ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1930s, 1940s
Place: hungary, europe, budapest, germany, england
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Underworld (2003)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Germany, Hungary
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Vampires and werewolves have waged a nocturnal war against each other for centuries. But all bets are off when a female vampire warrior named Selene, who's famous for her strength and werewolf-hunting prowess, becomes smitten with a ...
Style: gothic, serious, scary, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: vampire, supernatural ability, supernatural romance, forbidden love, supernatural, werewolf, immortality, imaginary, escapades, power relations, shooting, subway ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: budapest, budapest hungary
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The Spider Labyrinth (1988)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A young professor travels to Budapest to locate a lost colleague. Once there, he gets tangled up in a supernatural mystery.
Plot: spider, professor, sex, spiders, lovecraftian, monster, cult, hanging, underground, supernatural power, witchcraft, murder ...
Place: budapest
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Control (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Hungary
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A tale about a strange young man, Bulcsú, his fellow inspectors, who are all without exception likeable characters, a rival ticket inspection team, and racing along the tracks... And a tale about love.
Style: dark humor, surreal, atmospheric, stylized, psychological ...
Plot: train, subway, serial killer, rivalry, passenger, mystery, underground, professor, buddies, workplace, social misfits, mind game ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hungary, europe, budapest, budapest hungary
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Howling V: The Rebirth (1989)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When a group of people from different walks of life converge in a Hungarian castle situated in Budapest which has been sealed for 500 years, they bring with them a werewolf which slowly begins to cut their numbers down.
Style: serious, suspenseful, bleak, surprise ending
Plot: werewolf, snow, palaces castles and temples, gory, murder, crimes, danger, deadly, supernatural, dangerous animal, investigation, vengeance ...
Time: 80s
Place: budapest, budapest hungary, hungary
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The Unburied Man (2004)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Hungary, Slovakia, Poland
Duration: 127 min.
Story: One of the doyennes of Hungarian film deals with a dark period of national history: the Soviet regime in Hungary. She portrays it through the fate of the former prime minister and national hero, Imre Nagy. The script is based on the diary written by ...
Plot: suppression, rat, doctor, husband wife relationship, speech, rain, interrogation, torture, terror, execution, hanging, hate ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century
Place: italy, budapest, central europe, romania, hungary ...
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Budapest (2018)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Two best friends stuck in boring jobs become bachelor party planners in Budapest.
Plot: text messaging, shooting, cow, firearm, playing a video game, gun shooting, female singer, bus, swimming pool, airport, bare breasts, hotel ...
Place: budapest, budapest hungary
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Red Sparrow (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Prima ballerina, Dominika Egorova faces a bleak and uncertain future after she suffers an injury that ends her career. She soon turns to Sparrow School, a secret intelligence service that trains exceptional young people to use their minds and bodies ...
Style: surprise ending, suspense, rough, erotic, brutal ...
Plot: training, deception, manipulation, seduction, female assassin, russian spy, spy, secret agent, female spy, secret mission, secret society, traitor ...
Time: 2010s
Place: russia, budapest, europe, moscow russia, budapest hungary
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In Praise of Older Women (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Andras Varda grows up in a turbulent, war-torn Hungary, where he procures local girls for the occupying G.I.'s during World War II. Disappointed by girls of his age, he meets Maya, a married women in her thirties, who tutors him in the lessons ...
Style: serious, sexual, erotic, realistic
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, unlikely couple, strong sexual content, sexual relations, romance, teaching the ways of the world, coming of age, love and romance, youth, womanizer, obsession, destructive relationship ...
Time: 20th century, year 1959, year 1963, year 1945
Place: hungary, budapest, canada, montreal quebec canada
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Carlos (2010)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 330 min.
Story: The story of Venezuelan revolutionary, Ilich Ramirez Sanchez, who founded a worldwide terrorist organization and raided the OPEC headquarters in 1975 before being caught by the French police.
Style: epic, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: terrorism, gun, car bomb, hostage situation, crime, drugs/alcohol, criminal heroes, crimes, german, danger, gunfight, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, 90s
Place: middle east, lebanon, africa, europe, sudan ...
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Diary for My Loves (1987)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 141 min.
Story: A continuation of "Diary for My Children," the film picks up in 1950, when Juli, the diarist, is 18 and determined to become a movie director.
Plot: communism, socialism, anti communist, communist, politics, controversy, deportation, prison, revolution, diary
Time: 1950s
Place: moscow russia, budapest
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The Washing Machine (1993)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Horror
Country: Italy, France, Hungary
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A police detective investigates the murder of a man found dismembered in a washing machine and is drawn into a web of deceit and murder by the dead man's lover, Vida, and her two sisters, Sissy and Ludmilla.
Plot: murder, pimp, prostitution, voyeurism, white panties, sex, heart in hand, heart ripped out, female in shower, penetration, investigator, iron ...
Place: budapest
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Budapeste (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Hungary, Brazil, Portugal
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Certamente, o personagem de Budapeste, José Costa responderia ironicamente "nada". José Costa, um angustiado ghost-writer (escritor fantasma) e também amante da linguagem e da escrita, aos seus 30 anos, é o eu-lírico dessa narrativa ...
Plot: bookstore, female full frontal nudity, sex, book, statue, roller skates, ghost writer, russian roulette
Place: budapest
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Walking with the Enemy (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Romania, Hungary, Canada, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Regent Horthy is the leader of Hungary and a German ally, but his favorable standing with Hitler changes as the war comes to an end. Forced to cede Hungary’s power or else witness the execution of his son, Regent Horthy gives up control of his ...
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, emotional
Plot: holocaust, wartime life, against humanity, war, danger, life is a bitch, hidden identity, race against time, confined, dishonesty, family relations, chases and races ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1980, year 1957, year 1975 ...
Place: hungary, europe, russia, budapest hungary, budapest ...
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The Tournament (2015)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: France
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Budapest International Chess Tournament. The most likely winner: Cal Fournier (22), French champion, immature genius, socially awkward, compulsive player. But this time, an unusual 9-years-old Hungarian opponent disrupts this smooth-running routine.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: youth, prodigy, contests and competitions, ambition, rivalry, misfit, swimming pool, hotel room, male nudity, female nudity, little boy, bare breasts ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hungary, budapest
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Houdini (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 174 min.
Story: Follow the man behind the magic as he finds fame, engages in espionage, battles spiritualists and encounters the greatest names of the era, from U.S. presidents to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Grigori Rasputin.
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, stylized, suspenseful ...
Plot: magic, wizards and magicians, seance, performer's life, rise to the top, artists and showbiz, espionage, couple relations, showbiz, ambition, undercover, couples ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s, 1890s, 1910s
Place: new jersey, new york, budapest
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Me and My Sister (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Carlo is a responsible sibling who deals with his black-sheep sister Silvia in this situation comedy. When Silvia returns after many years to attend her mother's funeral, Carlo deals with the fallout caused by her many love affairs. Carlo is ...
Plot: baby, child
Place: budapest, hungary
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The Great White Hope (1970)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A black champion boxer and his white female companion struggle to survive while the white boxing establishment looks for ways to knock him down.
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, biting, dramatic ...
Plot: sport, boxing, racism, fighting the system, rise and fall, athlete's life, human spirit, interracial relations, ambition, hopes, society, opposites attract ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: canada, europe, illinois, wisconsin, paris france ...
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Another Way (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Hungary
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Political and sexual repression in Hungary, just after the revolution of 1956. In 1958, the body of Eva Szalanczky, a political journalist, is discovered near the border. Her friend Livia is in hospital with a broken neck; Livia's husband, ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, captivating, sincere
Plot: hospital, politics, infidelity, moral dilemma, romance, forbidden love, lesbian relationship, lgbt, tragic love, college, political conspiracy, political unrest ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: europe, hungary, budapest
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The Harmonists (1997)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Germany, Austria
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Comedian Harmonists tells the story of a famous, German male sextet, five vocals and piano, the "Comedian Harmonists", from the day they meet first in 1927 to the day in 1934, when they become banned by the upcoming Nazis, because three of ...
Style: sentimental, uplifting, serious, touching, realistic ...
Plot: anti semitism, politics, music, music band, ambition, love and romance, society, artists and showbiz, friends, musician's life, rise to the top, human spirit ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s
Place: germany, europe, budapest, munich germany, warsaw poland ...
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