We have covered movies filmed on the Maltese islands and you can read it here. Since the list is long, we made part 2 of films filmed in Malta. So, lets’ get our cameras ready and kick off with the list.
Fun Fact: 110 movies are filmed in Malta and most of them were from the year 2000 onwards.
The Count of Monte Kristo, 2002
This classic story penned by Alexander Dumas. The movie was partially filmed in Malta, Camino tower as Cheatue d’if. Valletta as Marseille, to Imdina as Venice.
This movie needs no introduction. Winner of 11 awards 5 of which were Oscars. There is a pub in the Valletta called “The Pub” where Oliver Reed used to go during the filming of the movie, and also sadly died in.
This Steven Spielberg historical drama it’s about the murder of eleven Israeli athletes and their coach in 1972. This is also the director’s lowest-rated movie but still received good critical acclaim. You can spot Sliema, Buggiba, Valletta and a whole lot of Maltese balconies during the duration of the movie.
The Golden Voyage of Sinbad, 1973
The second of Sinbad trilogies and Ray Harryhausen masterpiece. The animation of this movie is over 40 years old! Way before CGI and much better. Worth checking out.
Hollywood Heartthrob Brad Pitt was in our island, not only for the filming of Troy but also of World War Z. Also along with then-wife Angelina Jolie in the movie By the Sea filmed in the sister island of Malta, Gozo.
This story is about astronomer-philosopher Hypatia (Rachel Weisz) in late 4th century Roman Egypt. She investigates the flaws of the geocentric Ptolemaic system and the heliocentric model and what challenges it. More or less, it’s a story between Religion and Science.
The Emperor’s New Clothes 2004
Released in the same year as the first of the now-classic Lord of the Rings. Ian Holm that year played the part of Bilbo Baggins and the historical figure Napoleon Bonaparte. The movie is about what happens if instead of dying in exile, the French emperor would have escaped and went back to rule.
Captain Phillips, 2013
Based on a true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates flagged MV Maersk Alabama. It was the first American cargo ship in 200 years to be hijacked.
Speaking of Pirates, for the real history of Malta, be sure to check out Malta's most local media covered tour here.