International Movies Filmed in Greece

by constantinosisaias | created - 23 Jun 2014 | updated - 23 Jun 2014 | Public

International movies that have been shot in Greece have made this country popular and even more famous for its landscape, culture and tradition.

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1. Boy on a Dolphin (1957)

Not Rated | 111 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

A woman finds a treasure and is torn between two men: one who wants to sell it and one who wants to gift it to Greece.

Director: Jean Negulesco | Stars: Alan Ladd, Clifton Webb, Sophia Loren, Alexis Minotis

Votes: 1,177

2. Zorba the Greek (1964)

Not Rated | 142 min | Comedy, Drama

An uptight English writer traveling to Crete on a matter of business finds his life changed forever when he meets the gregarious Alexis Zorba.

Director: Michael Cacoyannis | Stars: Anthony Quinn, Alan Bates, Irene Papas, Lila Kedrova

Votes: 18,179

3. Phaedra (1962)

Not Rated | 115 min | Drama

The powerful Greek ship-owner and constructor Thanos proposes to marry Phaedra during the baptism of a ship with her name. Phaedra, who is the daughter of Thanos' greatest competitor, is a ... See full summary »

Director: Jules Dassin | Stars: Melina Mercouri, Anthony Perkins, Raf Vallone, Elizabeth Ercy

Votes: 1,204

4. Never on Sunday (1960)

Not Rated | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

An American scholar in Greece sets about improving the prostitute with whom he is infatuated.

Director: Jules Dassin | Stars: Melina Mercouri, Jules Dassin, Giorgos Foundas, Titos Vandis

Votes: 4,563

5. The Guns of Navarone (1961)

TV-PG | 158 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

A British team is sent to cross occupied Greek territory and destroy the massive German gun emplacement that commands a key sea channel.

Director: J. Lee Thompson | Stars: David Niven, Gregory Peck, Anthony Quinn, Anthony Quayle

Votes: 40,994 | Gross: $28.90M

6. It Happened in Athens (1962)

Approved | 100 min | Biography, Comedy

In 1896 it is announced that the Olympic Games will be revived in Athens. A young shepherd, Spiridon Loues, decides to enter the 26-mile marathon. Once in Athens, he meets Christina Gratsos... See full summary »

Director: Andrew Marton | Stars: Jayne Mansfield, Trax Colton, Nico Minardos, Bob Mathias

Votes: 180

7. Summer Holiday (1963)

Approved | 107 min | Comedy, Musical

A fabulous 60s Musical - 4 London Bus mechanics strike up a deal with London Transport. They do up a double decker London Bus, drive it around Europe as a hotel and if they make it they ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Yates | Stars: Cliff Richard, Lauri Peters, Melvyn Hayes, Una Stubbs

Votes: 1,165

8. In the Cool of the Day (1963)

Not Rated | 89 min | Drama, Romance

After he mends a marital rift between a vacationing young couple, the bored, fragile wife falls hopelessly in love with the husband's ex-colleague who is married to a long suffering and ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Stevens | Stars: Peter Finch, Jane Fonda, Angela Lansbury, Arthur Hill

Votes: 394

9. America America (1963)

Not Rated | 174 min | Drama

A young Anatolian Greek, entrusted with his family's fortune, loses it en route to Istanbul and dreams of going to the United States.

Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Stathis Giallelis, Frank Wolff, Elena Karam, Harry Davis

Votes: 4,214

10. The Trojan Women (1971)

GP | 105 min | Drama

The women of Troy face enslavement after the fall of their city.

Director: Michael Cacoyannis | Stars: Katharine Hepburn, Vanessa Redgrave, Geneviève Bujold, Irene Papas

Votes: 1,034

11. The Greek Tycoon (1978)

R | 107 min | Drama

The life of the Greek tycoon Aristotelis Onassis.

Director: J. Lee Thompson | Stars: Anthony Quinn, Jacqueline Bisset, Raf Vallone, Edward Albert

Votes: 1,014

12. The Day the Fish Came Out (1967)

109 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

A plane carrying a weapon more dangerous than a nuclear weapon goes down near Greece. To prevent panic, the officials go in dressed as tourists (who are dressed so casually that the pilots ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Cacoyannis | Stars: Tom Courtenay, Sam Wanamaker, Colin Blakely, Candice Bergen

Votes: 468

13. Escape to Athena (1979)

PG | 125 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

A World War II adventure, involving a group of Allied POWs, Nazis, black market priceless art treasures, Greek resistance, a Greek monastery, and a secret German rocket base.

Director: George P. Cosmatos | Stars: Roger Moore, Telly Savalas, David Niven, Stefanie Powers

Votes: 3,714

14. For Your Eyes Only (1981)

PG | 127 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

54 Metascore

Agent 007 is assigned to hunt for a lost British encryption device and prevent it from falling into enemy hands.

Director: John Glen | Stars: Roger Moore, Carole Bouquet, Topol, Lynn-Holly Johnson

Votes: 81,716 | Gross: $62.30M

15. Summer Lovers (1982)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A young American couple and a French woman engage in a threesome in the Greek Islands.

Director: Randal Kleiser | Stars: Peter Gallagher, Daryl Hannah, Valérie Quennessen, Barbara Rush

Votes: 3,430 | Gross: $4.97M

16. Shirley Valentine (1989)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

52 Metascore

Shirley's a middle-aged Liverpool housewife, who finds herself talking to the wall while she prepares her husband's chip'n'egg, wondering what happened to her life. She compares scenes in ... See full summary »

Director: Lewis Gilbert | Stars: Pauline Collins, Tom Conti, Julia McKenzie, Alison Steadman

Votes: 6,087 | Gross: $6.35M

17. The Big Blue (1988)

R | 168 min | Adventure, Drama, Sport

35 Metascore

The rivalry between Enzo and Jacques, two childhood friends and now world-renowned free divers, becomes a beautiful and perilous journey into oneself and the unknown.

Director: Luc Besson | Stars: Jean-Marc Barr, Jean Reno, Rosanna Arquette, Paul Shenar

Votes: 43,561 | Gross: $3.50M

18. Munich (2005)

R | 164 min | Drama, History, Thriller

74 Metascore

Based on the true story of the Black September aftermath, about the five men chosen to eliminate the ones responsible for that fateful day.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Eric Bana, Daniel Craig, Marie-Josée Croze, Ciarán Hinds

Votes: 195,146 | Gross: $47.40M

19. Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life (2003)

PG-13 | 117 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

43 Metascore

Adventurer Lara Croft goes on a quest to save the mythical Pandora's Box, before an evil scientist finds it, and recruits a former Marine turned mercenary to assist her.

Director: Jan de Bont | Stars: Angelina Jolie, Gerard Butler, Chris Barrie, Ciarán Hinds

Votes: 119,136 | Gross: $65.66M

20. New York Stories (1989)

PG | 124 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A middle-aged artist obsessed with his pretty young assistant, a precocious 12 year old living in a hotel, and a neurotic lawyer with a possessive mother make up three Gotham tales.

Directors: Woody Allen, Francis Ford Coppola, Martin Scorsese | Stars: Woody Allen, Nick Nolte, Rosanna Arquette, Marvin Chatinover

Votes: 15,412 | Gross: $10.76M

21. Captain Corelli's Mandolin (2001)

R | 131 min | Drama, Music, Romance

36 Metascore

When a fisherman leaves to fight with the Greek army during World War II, his fiancée falls in love with the local Italian commander.

Director: John Madden | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Penélope Cruz, John Hurt, Christian Bale

Votes: 30,690 | Gross: $25.54M

22. The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)

PG-13 | 115 min | Action, Mystery, Thriller

85 Metascore

Jason Bourne dodges a ruthless C.I.A. official and his Agents from a new assassination program while searching for the origins of his life as a trained killer.

Director: Paul Greengrass | Stars: Matt Damon, Edgar Ramírez, Joan Allen, Julia Stiles

Votes: 572,223 | Gross: $227.47M

23. Mamma Mia! (2008)

PG-13 | 108 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

51 Metascore

The story of a bride-to-be trying to find her real father told using hit songs by the popular 1970s group ABBA.

Director: Phyllida Lloyd | Stars: Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, Amanda Seyfried, Stellan Skarsgård

Votes: 184,134 | Gross: $144.13M

24. My Life in Ruins (2009)

PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy, Romance

34 Metascore

A travel guide rediscovers her romantic side on a trip around Greece.

Director: Donald Petrie | Stars: Nia Vardalos, Richard Dreyfuss, Rachel Dratch, Alexis Georgoulis

Votes: 16,988 | Gross: $8.66M

25. Before Midnight (2013)

R | 109 min | Drama, Romance

94 Metascore

We meet Jesse and Celine nine years on in Greece. Almost two decades have passed since their first meeting on that train bound for Vienna.

Director: Richard Linklater | Stars: Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick, Ariane Labed

Votes: 118,788 | Gross: $8.11M

26. Mediterraneo (1991)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, War

In WW2, an Italian Army unit of misfits occupies an isolated non-strategic Greek island for the duration of the war.

Director: Gabriele Salvatores | Stars: Diego Abatantuono, Claudio Bigagli, Giuseppe Cederna, Claudio Bisio

Votes: 12,223 | Gross: $4.53M

27. The Two Faces of January (2014)

PG-13 | 96 min | Romance, Thriller

66 Metascore

A thriller centered on a con artist, his wife, and a stranger who flee Athens after one of them is caught up in the death of a private detective.

Director: Hossein Amini | Stars: Viggo Mortensen, Kirsten Dunst, Oscar Isaac, Daisy Bevan

Votes: 26,737 | Gross: $0.51M

28. Lomasankarit (2014)

86 min | Adventure, Family, Romance

Toni discovers his new friend, a talented free-diver, is being forced to help dangerous smugglers steal national treasures from an underwater cave.

Director: Taavi Vartia | Stars: Nuutti Konttinen, Emil Auno, Veikka Vainikka, Ifigeneia Tzola

Votes: 253

29. The 300 Spartans (1962)

Approved | 114 min | Adventure, Drama, History

A small Army of Greeks spearheaded by three hundred Spartans do battle with the whole invading Persian Army.

Director: Rudolph Maté | Stars: Richard Egan, Ralph Richardson, Diane Baker, Barry Coe

Votes: 6,113

30. The Delta Force (1986)

R | 125 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

37 Metascore

After a plane is hijacked by terrorists, The Delta Force are sent in to resolve the crisis.

Director: Menahem Golan | Stars: Chuck Norris, Lee Marvin, Martin Balsam, Joey Bishop

Votes: 16,914 | Gross: $17.77M

31. Tempest (1982)

PG | 140 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

A sobering mid-life crisis fuels dissatisfaction in Philip Dimitrius, to the extent where the successful architect trades his marriage and career in for a spiritual exile on a remote Greek ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Mazursky | Stars: John Cassavetes, Gena Rowlands, Susan Sarandon, Vittorio Gassman

Votes: 1,965 | Gross: $5.01M

32. Dead Europe (2012)

84 min | Drama

In Greece to scatter his father's ashes, Isaac hears of a curse that hangs over the head of his family. Dismissing the idea, his trip begins to unveil dark truths that forced his father to flee years ago.

Director: Tony Krawitz | Stars: William Zappa, Ewen Leslie, Eugenia Fragos, Elena Carapetis

Votes: 576

33. Ruby Cairo (1992)

PG-13 | 90 min | Mystery, Thriller

After her businessman husband dies suspiciously in a Mexican plane crash, his widow begins to investigate his labyrinthine financial dealings, not all of which are legal.

Director: Graeme Clifford | Stars: Andie MacDowell, Liam Neeson, Viggo Mortensen, Jack Thompson

Votes: 1,966 | Gross: $0.61M

34. The Burglars (1971)

PG | 120 min | Crime, Thriller, Action

In 1970s Athens a group of professional burglars plan an emerald heist from the home of a gem collector but the corrupt Greek police inspector Abel Zacharia is on their trail.

Director: Henri Verneuil | Stars: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Omar Sharif, Dyan Cannon, Robert Hossein

Votes: 1,534

35. Blind Date (1984)

R | 103 min | Horror, Thriller

A man goes blind when remembering his lost girlfriend, but the doctors can't find anything wrong with his eyes. They fit him with an experimental device which allows him to see with the aid... See full summary »

Director: Nico Mastorakis | Stars: Joseph Bottoms, Kirstie Alley, James Daughton, Lana Clarkson

Votes: 640

36. La fille sur le pont (1999)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

75 Metascore

One night, a fading entertainer intervenes when a woman contemplates suicide, beginning a strange, unpredictable relationship.

Director: Patrice Leconte | Stars: Vanessa Paradis, Daniel Auteuil, Frédéric Pfluger, Demetre Georgalas

Votes: 12,172 | Gross: $1.71M

37. Fantasies (1981)

R | 81 min | Drama, Romance

16-year old Anastasia and her adopted brother Damir live on a Greek island with their pervy grandfather. She dreams about having a large antique bathtub and he dreams about running a sea-side resort. They begin to fall for each other.

Director: John Derek | Stars: Peter Hooten, Bo Derek, Anna Alexiadis, Faidon Georgitsis

Votes: 218

38. Table for Five (1983)

PG | 122 min | Drama, Romance

J.P. Tannen takes his three children for a vacation cruise. They usually live with their mother and stepfather, but now J.P. feels capable of taking them. Emotional tragedy strikes, causing... See full summary »

Director: Robert Lieberman | Stars: Jon Voight, Richard Crenna, Marie-Christine Barrault, Millie Perkins

Votes: 601 | Gross: $2.44M

39. Une femme à sa fenêtre (1976)

110 min | Drama

Romy Schneider plays an aristocratic woman in 1936 Greece, who amuses herself pursuing a shallow loveless affair with a nobleman, but unexpectedly falls in love with a political activist.

Director: Pierre Granier-Deferre | Stars: Romy Schneider, Philippe Noiret, Victor Lanoux, Umberto Orsini

Votes: 310



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