Hollywood Films That Have Scenes Filmed In Nepal

Nepal has always atrracted many filmmakers in the world because of its natural beautiful locations for film shooting. And that’s why Nepal always has attracted many filmmakers in the world for their films to be shot in Nepal.

There are many international film that have some and many scenes of Nepal, and Hollywood have some films too in that have scenes in Nepal. In this article, we are going to tell you the name of some popular Hollywood films that have scenes shot in Nepal.

Since Bollywood is also one of the biggest film industries in the world, there are many Indian films that have been shot in Nepal.

Now let’s know about some of the famous Hollywood movies that have scenes that have been shot in Nepal.

1. Doctor Strange (2016)

The most popular film of Hollywood that has been shot in Nepal is a non-other than origin and solo movie of Doctor Strange of Marvel Cinematic Universe. And today we all know how big a film franchise is MCU(Marvel Cinematic Universe).

Since this film on the character of the sorcerer supreme of MCU is highly influenced by Hindu mythology, the film has a lot of scenes that define Hinduism. The movie has lots of scenes shot in the beautiful places of Kathmandu and Bhaktpur.

In the movie, the place where Dr. Stephen Strange got his training and became the sorcerer supreme is named KAMATAJ but in reality, that KAMATAJ is a KATHMANDU of Nepal.

The movie has Benedict Cumberbatch in the lead and was directed by Scott Derrickson.

2. Everest (2015)

This 2015 adventure movie of Hollywood has shown the beauty of Nepal in a way that even the movies of Nepali movies haven’t shown yet. Before EVEREST there were many foreign movies that have been shot in Nepal but no one has shown the beauty of Nepal better than this movie.

The movie is completely based on the adventure of some American mountain climbers that have come to Nepal to climb Mt. Everest. But the movie is based on real events or real accidents that had happened in the year 1996. More than an adventure movie, this is a survival movie that fully focused on the survivors of the characters of the movie that got trapped in an Everest disaster.

The film is special because the movie has a really huge cast in the name. The movie casts big Hollywood actors like Jake Gyllenhaal, Josh Brolin, Sam Worthington, Jason Clarke, Robin Wright, John Hawkes, Emily Watson, and Keira Knightley. These all are the big names of Hollywood. The movie was a success at the box office as well as had received positive reviews from the critics.

3. Seven Years In Tibet (1997)

Seven Years In Tibet hasn’t been shot in a large portion of Nepal but has some scenes that had been shot in Nepal. This film is a biological war drama that is based on a book of an Austrian mountaineer Heinrich Harrer. Same as the book, the film shows the story of a soldier and his experience in Tibet during World War II from 1944 to 1951.

The film stars Brad Pitt in the lead role and was directed by Jean Jaques Annaud. The movie was quite controversial in China. According to the Government Of China, the local people in the movie were shown very rude and arrogant. That’s why the film was banned in China and the actor Brad Pitt and director Jean-Jaques Annaud was banned to enter China.

4. Beyond The Edge (2018)

Beyond The Edge is a documentary drama made on the historical events about the persons that made history by climbing Mt. Everest for the first time. This film is a New Zealand documentary film that has featured the story of the first two Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norway Sherpa men that climbed Mt. Everest for the first time.

The movie was released in 2013 and casts Sonam Sherpa as Tenzing Norway Sherpa and Chad Moffitt as Sir Edmund Hillary.

5. Little Buddha (1993)

Little Buddha is another popular movie on this list that has some scenes shot in Nepal. As the title of the film, the story of the film also somehow revolves around the Gautam Buddha. The movie is about a boy who is considered as the rebirth of the greatest teacher of Buddhist monks. Some Tibetian monks are in the search of three children that are considered to be the reincarnation of their greatest teacher Lord Dorje.

The film was made by the international cooperation of three countries Italy, France, and the United Kingdom. The film was directed by an Academy Award-winning director Bernardo Bertolucci. It has Keanu Reeve in the role of Siddharth Gautam.

A large portion was shot in Kathmandu, Nepal and the movie was released in the year 1993.

6. The Golden Child (1986)

The Golden Child is the oldest movie on this list. This is a fantasy comedy movie that was released in 1986.

The film had starred Eddie Murphy, Charlotte Lewis, and Charles Dance and was directed by Michael Ritchie. The film wasn’t completely shot in Nepal but has some scenes that had been actually shot in Nepal and it was critical as well as box-office successful.

7. Highway To Dhampus (2015)

Highway To Dhampus is a romantic drama film that was released in 2015. The film was directed by Rick McFarland.

In the cast of the movie, there are more Nepali actors than American actors. The film had Gunner Wright, Rachel Hurd-Wood, and Nepali actors like Raj Ballav Koirala, Deshbhakta Khanal, Sunil Shrestha, Suresh Rana, and Sayush Gurung Bajracharya.

The film was highly shot in Nepal and was also released in the Nepali language with its original English language.

Final Words

These are the names of some popular Hollywood films that have been shot in Nepal. We hope you like this article. We have listed only those Hollywood films that are actually shot in Nepal. This article doesn’t include those films that have small or big references only about Nepal. If you know about some more such Hollywood films that are shot in Nepal, then let us know in the comment box. 

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