Hong Kong is known for its picturesque and strategic geographical locations. It has always been the go-to country for cinema lovers and explorers alike. While visiting any such notable location, cinematic recall makes the experience of the place surreal.
There are a huge number of well-known movies that were shot in Hong Kong that not only achieved great success among a global audience but also overwhelmed millions of people with emotions and conveyed long-lasting impressions.
Unfortunately the pandemic has forced the world to stay indoors. But globetrotters would tell you that they are already marking these popular hotspots on their next travel itinerary!
Must visit iconic movie locations in Hong Kong for your bookmark:
Grand Millennium Plaza, Sheung Wan
Grand Millennium Plaza is often seen in the Hong Kong films If you’re a regular viewer of Hong Kong films, chances are that you’ve seen Grand Millennium Plaza on screen. It has appeared in various movie some of them are Firestorm and the recent Chinese New Year comedy A Lifetime Treasure.
Wan Chai Wet Market
Paul McGuigan’s 2009 supernatural thriller Push, starring Chris Evans and Dakota Fanning, was a rarity among Hollywood productions in Hong Kong in that almost the entire film was set and filmed in the city. The many Hong Kong movie locations featured include Wan Chai’s wet market, just south of Johnston Road, near the MTR station.
Montane Mansion, Quarry Bay
This giant residential block consists of five different buildings – dubbed by some as ‘Monster Building’ for their sheer size – Montana Mansion got its biggest global exposure when Transformers: Age of Extinction featured the building and its surrounding streets in its climactic final battle. It’s central courtyard has appeared in numerous music videos, fashion shoots and, more recently, Instagram feeds.
One of the most iconic movie which featured Hong Kong was Die Another Day starring Pierce Brosnan’s James Bond who escapes custody by diving into the waters of Victoria Harbour, emerging at Causeway Bay’s Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club.
International Finance Centre
The Batman movie series is amongst the most famous ones in today’s generation Hong Kong was one of the destinations where the movie “The Dark Knight” was shot. A C-130 cargo plane was seen flying among the city’s famous skyline as part of the filming for “The Dark Knight.”