4 International Movies Filmed in Indonesia You Would Not Believe

Do you know any international movies filmed in Indonesia? Actually, not many, due to tax incentives and bureaucratic issues with getting permits. But because of its beautiful landscape and distinct culture, which may not be found anywhere else, top producers and directors chose Indonesia as the setting for their films. Here are 4 international movies filmed in Indonesia that you might not expect.

1. Blackhat (2015)

If you’re a fan of The Avengers, you’re probably already familiar with the star behind Thor, Chris Hemsworth. Chris Hemsworth visited Jakarta in 2015 for the film Blackhat. Michael Mann, the director of The Blackhat movie, chose some prominent locales in Indonesia’s capital area for this film, including Soekarno Hatta Airport, Sunda Kelapa Bay, Tanah Abang, and Lapangan Banteng.

2. King Kong (2005)

The next one of international movies filmed in Indonesia is the King Kong movie. Mursala Island in Sumatra, Indonesia, is where the filming took place. In this film, a giant named King Kong battles his foes to stay alive. Living on the enigmatic island that served as the backdrop for the filming of the scene on Mursala Island, South Tapanuli, and North Sumatra, King Kong was secluded from the outside world until he met Naomi Watts. 

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3. Eat, Pray, Love (2010) 

Eat, Pray, Love (2010), a Hollywood film starring Julia Roberts involved many Balinese locals, helping to raise Bali’s profile as an international tourist destination. Even though it turned out that many foreigners knew Bali better than Indonesia itself. The film’s self-reflective story is filled with Bali’s traditional culture and lush rice fields.

4. Savages (2012)

Moyo Island has amazing natural beauty despite being a small island. Just so you know, Moyo is also on the list of the priciest hotels in Indonesia. Because of its amazing potential, Moyo Island was picked as the shooting location for the 2012 action thriller Savages, which starred Salma Hayek and John Travolta.

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