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, surprise ending, suspenseful, stylized and sexy films and TV shows about / with murder, violence, friendship, betrayal, husband wife relationship, female nudity, danger, male nudity, revenge and vengeance plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Comedy genres shot in Hungary, USA, Germany and other countries.
budapest movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as budapest: Budapest (2018), Fateless (2005), 8MM 2 (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).

List of movies set in budapest

Budapest (2018)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Two best friends stuck in boring jobs become bachelor party planners in Budapest.
Style: absurd, funny, light, humorous, not serious
Plot: husband wife relationship, wedding, nightclub, hotel, best friends, partners, bachelor party, airplane, singer, firearm, female singer, cow ...
Place: budapest, budapest hungary
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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: concentration camp, holocaust, 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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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, unsimulated sex, crime, blackmail, crimes, prostitute, couples, investigation, couple relations, bondage, danger, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hungary, budapest, europe
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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, mole, investigation, government agency, double agent, betrayal, secret agents, british intelligence, secret service, kgb ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, england, budapest, istanbul turkey, hungary ...
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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, female protagonist, lesbianism, murder, housekeeper, courtesan, maid
Time: 1910s
Place: budapest, central europe, budapest hungary
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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: dance school, street kid, dancer, practice, hungarian, arrest, arrested, dance, music, burglary
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sexual, sexy
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: typewriter, deception, show business, stage fright, casting, producer, love, hotel, friendship, fame, stage, 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: fascist, cemetery, socialism, streetcar, absurdism, swimming pool, political satire, minister, execution, amusement park, ice cream, pig ...
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, budapest hungary, monte carlo, 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, soccer coach, contests and competitions, follow your dream, human spirit, against the odds, 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, evolution, transformation, gory, rivalry, back from the dead, cover up, supernatural, vengeance, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
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, menage a trois, sex, infidelity, deportation, birthday, 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, scary, suspenseful, dark, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: vampire, supernatural ability, forbidden love, werewolf, supernatural romance, supernatural, immortality, escapades, transformation, rivalry, love and romance, betrayal ...
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, cult, monster, underground, hanging, spiders, lovecraftian, professor, sex, female nudity, murder, witchcraft ...
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: psychological, semi serious, captivating, humorous, suspenseful ...
Plot: train, subway, workplace, social misfits, petty job, love, musician, serial killer, rivalry, passenger, mystery, underground ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hungary, europe, budapest, budapest hungary
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Howling V: The Rebirth (1989)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK, USA, Hungary
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: suspenseful, serious, bleak, surprise ending
Plot: werewolf, snow, gory, murder, palaces castles and temples, crimes, danger, deadly, supernatural, dangerous animal, investigation, vengeance ...
Time: 80s
Place: budapest, budapest hungary, hungary
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Tall Tales (2019)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Hungary
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Shortly after the end of World War II, a con man on the run finds himself in a passionate love affair that may well cost him his life.
Plot: femme fatale, memory, nightmare, sex scene, rifle, knife, interrogation, neo noir, adultery, passion, seduction, lust ...
Time: 1940s, year 1945
Place: budapest
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Willy The Sparrow (1989)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Hungary
Duration: 76 min.
Story: What would it feel like to be a bird and fly over the trees and housetops? A boy named Willy finds out when the Sparrow Guardian turns him into a Sparrow for shooting a BB gun at the little birds. Suddenly, Willy's own cat thinks of him as ...
Style: epic, fairy tale, light
Plot: sparrow, hungarian, kids and family, bird, writing, trial, city, destiny, disappearance, tree, vandalism, antenna ...
Place: hungary, budapest
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Szuperbojz (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: Hungary
Story: A man pretends to be a manager and helps veteran rockstar god, Johnny G. and his ex-band to reunite once more.
Plot: friendship, nurse, wine, eating, kiss, forced kiss, love, fire, mayor, kitchen, disco, sausage ...
Place: hungary, turkey, budapest
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The Exam (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Hungary
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Welcome to Hungary, Christmas 1957. The state, shaken and insecure by the defeated revolution of 1956 and prodded by a renewed Stalinist atmosphere, has decreed that all security personnel must take an exam to challenge and verify their loyalty. But ...
Style: surprise ending
Plot: investigation, fight, sex scene, christmas, telephone call, christmas tree, cover up, gun, secret police, communist, following, soup ...
Time: 1950s, year 1957
Place: europe, hungary, budapest
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Dollybirds (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: Hungary
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The movie is set in the actual "Ki Mit Tud?" talent contest in 1962. In reality the contest in dance music category was won by an army brass band. "Omega" which later became one of the most successful Hungarian rock bands came ...
Plot: socialism, flashlight, dance, trick, laziness, scam, drunk, communism, cards, pioneer, dissident, defection ...
Time: 1960s
Place: canada, budapest, hungary
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The Vulture (1982)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Two old women who happen to be pickpockets stole money from Simon, the taxi driver. The police are unable to find the thieves, so Simon decides to find them himself.
Style: tragic ending
Plot: pickpocket, taxi driver, violence, alimony, cake, hotel, poverty, dinner, homelessness, vigilante, unemployment, sunglasses ...
Time: 20th century
Place: kindergarten, hungary, budapest
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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: husband wife relationship, doctor, disease, hate, gallows, speech, rat, rain, hanging, terror, stalinism, suppression ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century
Place: central europe, budapest, romania, soviet union, 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, brutal, erotic ...
Plot: female assassin, training, deception, manipulation, spy, russian spy, seduction, torture, secret agent, female spy, secret mission, traitor ...
Time: 2010s
Place: russia, budapest, moscow russia, budapest hungary, europe
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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 1963, year 1959, year 1945
Place: hungary, canada, budapest, 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, captivating ...
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: prison, revolution, diary, communism, anti communist, communist, socialism, controversy, deportation, politics
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, prostitution, pimp, white panties, voyeurism, sex, erotica, red panties, panties, female stockinged legs, cut into pieces, nightmare ...
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: ghost writer, roller skates, sex, female full frontal nudity, bookstore, statue, book, 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, emotional, realistic
Plot: holocaust, wartime life, war, against humanity, danger, life is a bitch, concentration camp, hidden identity, race against time, confined, dishonesty, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1976, year 1993, year 2010 ...
Place: hungary, europe, germany, budapest hungary, russia ...
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