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, suspense, stylized, sexy and humorous films and TV shows about / with female nudity, murder, nudity (full frontal - brief), male nudity, train, revenge, hotel, photograph, chase and rivalry plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Romance genres shot in Hungary, USA, France and other countries.
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budapest movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as budapest: The Exam (2011), Sunset (2018), Budapest (2018), The Witness (1969), 8MM 2 (2005), Gloomy Sunday (1999), Tall Tales (2019), Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011), Demimonde (2015), Lily in Love (1984).

List of movies set in budapest

 7.4
 2K
The Exam (2011)
Genre: Drama, History, 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: suspense, captivating, serious, disturbing, surprise ending
Plot: secret police, informant, christmas eve, investigation, secret agents, surveillance, mystery, political repression, stalinism, police station, co worker co worker relationship, photograph ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1957
Place: budapest, europe, hungary, budapest hungary
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 6.4
 3K
Sunset (2018)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Hungary, France
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Set in Budapest in 1913, when the city was considered to be at the heart of Europe. 20-year-old Irisz Leiter, arrives in the Hungarian capital after spending her younger years in an orphanage, hoping to work as a milliner in the legendary hat store ...
Plot: world war one, streetcar, anarchism, park, rowboat, prostitution, boat, night, hat, female protagonist, balloon, train
Time: 1910s
Place: budapest, budapest hungary
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 5.4
 2K
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: humorous, light, absurd, funny, not serious ...
Plot: bachelor party, nightclub, husband wife relationship, hotel, wedding, best friends, partners, playing a video game, text messaging, firearm, texting, gun shooting ...
Place: budapest, budapest hungary
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 8.7
 6K
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, cult film, suspense, witty, clever ...
Plot: satire, socialism, fascist, amusement park, pig, political satire, ice cream, flood, secret door, minister, cemetery, absurdism ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: hungary, budapest, europe, budapest hungary
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 4.5
 4K
8MM 2 (2005)
Genre: 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: suspenseful, serious, erotic, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: kidnapping, lesbian cunnilingus, prostitute, bondage, blackmail, couples, couple relations, crimes, investigation, danger, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: budapest, hungary, europe, budapest hungary
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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: sentimental, emotional, sincere, harsh, gloomy ...
Plot: holocaust, love triangle, infidelity, pianist, jealousy, love and romance, world war two, musician's life, occupation, jewish, restaurant, sex ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 40s, 20th century, 30s
Place: hungary, budapest, europe, germany, england
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 6.9
 672
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: passion, interrogation, nightmare, femme fatale, seduction, husband wife relationship, war ruins, hunting, soviet soldier, lust, knife, betrayal ...
Time: 1940s, year 1945
Place: budapest, central europe, budapest hungary
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Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, UK, Germany, USA
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: tense, bleak, twists and turns, non-linear, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, cold war, spy, double agent, government agency, british intelligence, investigation, mole, betrayal, kgb, secret service, torture ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, budapest, england, budapest hungary, hungary ...
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 7.2
 2K
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, lesbianism, female protagonist, murder, courtesan, housekeeper, maid
Time: 1910s
Place: budapest, budapest hungary, central europe
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 5.6
 174
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, sexual, realistic, semi serious, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: showbiz, writers, fame, casting, producer, stage fright, friendship, deception, love, stage, hotel, typewriter ...
Time: 80s
Place: hungary, budapest, europe, new york, manhattan new york city ...
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 5.4
 49K
I Spy (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Thriller
Country: USA, Hungary
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, exciting, semi serious, entertaining, funny ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: espionage, secret agents, special agents, secret agent, kidnapping, race against time, daring rescue, undercover, escapades, heroic mission, danger, buddies ...
Time: contemporary
Place: budapest, budapest hungary, monte carlo, washington d.c., las vegas
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 7.0
 249K
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, dark, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: vampire, supernatural ability, vampire human love, werewolf, forbidden love, supernatural romance, supernatural, immortality, transformation, vampire slayer, imaginary, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 15th century, 1400s
Place: budapest, budapest hungary
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 7.7
 24K
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, atmospheric, captivating, semi serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: subway, train, workplace, petty job, social misfits, serial killer, rivalry, satire, passenger, professor, underground, love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hungary, budapest, europe, budapest hungary
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 6.9
 6K
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: sincere, serious, disturbing, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, world war two, survival, life is a bitch, confined, estrangement, destiny, self discovery, youth, danger, bus ...
Time: 1940s
Place: hungary, budapest, europe, slovakia, budapest hungary ...
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 6.6
 160K
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, erotic, rough, brutal ...
Plot: female spy, female assassin, deception, russian spy, secret mission, seduction, sexploitation, spy, manipulation, training, secret agent, secret society ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: russia, budapest, hungary, england, moscow russia ...
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Made in Hungaria (2009)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: Hungary
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Miklós Fenyö's parents returned to Communist Hungary in the mid sixties - when everyone else was fleeing to the West. Miki's old friends don't know what to make of his outrageous clothes, flawless American accent and collection of ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, captivating, touching, feel good ...
Plot: rising to stardom, music band, artists and showbiz, rock, family relations, music, youth, desire for fame, misfit, rise and fall, rebelliousness, introspection ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: hungary, europe, budapest
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The Adventures of Aladár Mézga (1970)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Hungary
Story: Every night Aladár visits a different inhabited planet using an inflatable interstellar cosmic ship with his talking dog Blöki. The series satirised various human and societal vices.
Plot: family relations, dog, boy, future shock, surrealism, gadget, radio, inventor
Time: 70s
Place: budapest
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 6.3
 41
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: burglary, dancing, street urchin, music, arrested, arrest, practice, dance school, dance, street kid, dancer, hungarian
Place: budapest
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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: realistic, serious, sentimental, feel good, exciting
Plot: soccer, human spirit, against the odds, follow your dream, athlete's life, contests and competitions, pow, hopes, society, ambition, rivalry, working class ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: germany, switzerland, hungary, europe, budapest ...
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Underworld: Evolution (2006)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
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, scary, serious, suspenseful, light ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: vampire, werewolf, vampire human love, female warrior, immortality, transformation, heroine in tight suit, cover up, back from the dead, heroine, rivalry, goth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 18th century, 1700s
Place: budapest
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The Spider Labyrinth (1988)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, 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.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: spider, lovecraftian, professor, hanging, catacombs, cobweb, super strength, ritual murder, monster, underground, cult, supernatural power ...
Place: budapest
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 5.9
 495
Ballet (1989)
Genre: Fantasy, Romance, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An American ballerina arrives in Hungary to enroll in a ballet school and it soon becomes apparent that things are not what they seem.
Style: captivating, suspenseful, suspense, exciting, twist ending
Plot: ballet, possession, girls' boarding school, ballerina, obsession, love interest, female ghost, conspiracy, haunted by the past, teenage girl, dancing, dance ...
Time: 19th century
Place: europe, budapest, budapest hungary, eastern europe
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A Hungarian Fairy Tale (1987)
Genre: Fantasy
Country: Hungary
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Shot in B&W, Gyula Gazdag's film follows the surreal and often comic quests of young Andris, an orphan searching for a father who doesn't exist, and Orban, a government clerk who's had enough of oppressive bureaucracy.
Style: visually appealing, melancholic, allegory, talky, affectionate ...
Plot: father daughter relationship, opera, chase, drink, document, coffin, brick, rowboat, death of mother, pregnancy, search for father, hearse ...
Place: budapest hungary, budapest, tokyo, japan, iraq ...
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The Deserters (1986)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, War
Country: Poland, Hungary
Duration: 155 min.
Story: Set in military barracks in a small town during World War I. The soldiers herded in the barracks are 'politically suspect' mix of characters from all over of the Austro-Hungarian Empire: Czechs, Jews, and even Italians, but officers in ...
Style: suspense, humorous, semi serious, realistic, biting
Plot: military, small town, prison, world war one, prison life, military life, military base, state affairs, escapades, war, army investigation, confined ...
Place: hungary, europe, budapest, budapest hungary
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 5.4
 3K
The Bride (1985)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Sting is Doctor Frankenstein in this remake of the old classic film Bride of Frankenstein. After years of research, the doctor finally succeeds in creating the perfect woman, who gets the name "Eva".
Style: gothic, captivating, suspenseful, suspense, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mad scientist, obsession, experiment gone awry, laboratory, frankenstein, supernatural, dangerous attraction, zombie, deadly creature, danger, supernatural romance, gothic horror ...
Place: budapest, budapest hungary
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The Phantom of the Opera (1983)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Made for TV Version of the classic story
Style: psychotronic
Plot: phantom, gothic horror, critic, disfigurement, orchestra conductor, acid burning, opera house, acid, ghost, opera, insanity, revenge ...
Time: 1910s
Place: budapest, budapest hungary
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Forbidden Relations (1983)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Hungary
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Based on a true story, a love affair develops between a half brother and half-sister. When pregnancy results and word gets out the public is outraged.
Plot: jumping out a window, infidelity, female nudity, train station, punched in the face, divorce, soccer, jail, loan, thief, baby, river ...
Place: hungary, budapest hungary, budapest
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 6.9
 626
Nijinsky (1980)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: The film suggests Nijinsky was driven into madness by both his consuming ambition and self-enforced heterosexuality, the latter prompted by his romantic involvement with Romola de Pulszky, a society girl who joins impresario Sergei Diaghilev's ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, stylized, contemplative ...
Plot: love triangle, jealousy, ballet, choreographer, couples, relationship vs career, love and romance, artists and showbiz, dancer's life, prodigy, rising to stardom, gender ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1912
Place: france, greece, budapest, paris france, budapest hungary ...
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 6.0
 495
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: roller skates, book, russian roulette, statue, ghost writer, female full frontal nudity, sex, bookstore, nudity (full frontal - brief), male nudity, female nudity
Place: budapest, budapest hungary
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 5.8
 390
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
Audience: teens
Plot: youth, misfit, prodigy, ambition, contests and competitions, rivalry, genius, internet, sleeping, sexual abuse, gay kiss, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hungary, budapest hungary, budapest
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