Movies Filmed in Malta

You didn't realize that these little Mediterranean islands had starred in many top movies? With their good climate, picturesque settings, and many varied locations, the islands of Malta, Comino, and Gozo have starred in many films and television shows . Also, Malta is home to the Mediterranean Film Studios which, since 1963, has offered a shallow water tank for filming water scenes.
Few of the films shot in Malta
You might have seen Malta in films and TV shows including:

Troy. The 2004 blockbuster starring Brad Pitt and Orlando Bloom is bringing the attention of the world to Malta. Much of the film was set at Fort Ricasoli as well as Mellieha. Some scenes were also filmed on Comino.
A Different Loyalty. The 2004 romantic thriller starring Sharon Stone was filmed at Fort St. Elmo, which doubles in the movie for the city of Beirut. Some of the movie was also shot on the Golden Sands Beach.
Alexander. This 2004 film directed by Oliver Stone and starring Colin Farrell, Anthony Hopkins, and Angelina Jolie includes scenes of Valletta's Grand Harbour, doubling for the ancient port city of Alexandria.
Cutthroat Island. This 1995 pirate film starring Geena Davis and Matthew Modine was filmed on the waterfront of Vittoriosa in front of the Maritime Museum. Other scenes were shot in Mdina, Fort St. Elmo, and the Dingli Cliffs. The Mediterranean Film Studios also provided their water tanks for sea scenes.

Gladiator. And you thought Russell Crowe was doing those gladiator scenes in Rome's Colosseum? He was actually at a replica of the famous Roman structure built at Fort Ricasoli. A night scene was filmed outside Vittoriosa at Couvre Port.

Popeye. This 1980 production starring Robin Williams and Shelley Duvall not only built a set, they left it in place, later to become Popeye Village near Mellieha. The popular family attraction now includes a film about the making of the movie here.

The Count of Monte Cristo. This 2002 production transformed Valletta and Vittoriosa into Marseille. And remember the scene with the lovemaking on the rocks? That was filmed just below Fort St. Elmo in Valletta. St. Paul's Cathedral in Mdina also starred in the movie as well as the island of Comino where St. Mary's Tower was used as the Chateau d'If.

Swept Away. Madonna and Guy Ritchie's 2002 movie included scenes in both Comino and Malta. Vittoriosa doubles for an Italian port in part of themovie. Madonna goes snorkeling at the Blue Lagoon on Comino.

Midnight Express (1978). Scenes were shot at Fort St. Elmo.
Pinocchio (2002) This film included scenes shot at the Mediterranean Film Studios.
Raise the Titanic (1980) The Mediterranean Film Studios also starred into this film.
U-571 (2000) Starring Matthew McConnaughey, Bill Paxton, Jon Bon Jovi, and Harvey Keitel, this film used the tanks of the Mediterranean Film Studios. You'll also see a nighttime scene shot in the Grand Harbour of Valletta.
Orca: Killer Whale (1976)
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003). This Sean Connery movie was filmed at Xlendi on the island of Gozo; a submarine scene was filmed at the Mediterranean Film Studios.

White Squall (1996). The violent storm you see in this Jeff Bridges movie was filmed at the Mediterranean Film Studios.

Helen of Troy (2003) This mini-series was filmed at Fort Ricasoli as well as the Blue Lagoon on Comino.

Films Shot in Malta


1928 Bolibar
1931 Tell England
1937 ***Farewell Again
1940 The Big Blockade
1953 Single-Handed
1953 Malta Story
1953 They who Dare
1956 Baby and the Battleship, The
1956 Battle of the River Plate, The
1958 Silent Enemy, The
1960 ***Bulldog Breed, The
1964 *** Todesstrahlen des Dr. Mabuse, Die
1965 Bedford Incident, The
1966 Death is a Woman
1966 ***Arcidiavolo, L'
1966 Casino Royale
1968 Twist of Sand, A
1969 Can Hieronymus Merkin Ever Forget Mercy Humppe and Find True Happiness?
1969 Vendetta for the Saint
1969 Battle of Britain
1969 David Copperfield
1970 Hell Boats
1970 Mister Jerico
1970 Eyewitness
1970 Adventures of Gerrard
1971 Murphy's War
1971 When Eight Bells Toll

1971 Zeppelin
1972 Pulp
1973 MacKintosh Man, The
1974 L'Invenzione di Morel
1974 Voir Malte et mourir
1974 The Golden Voyage of Sinbad
1975 Sea Wolf
1975 Children of Rage
1975 The Land that Time Forgot
1976 Shout at the Devil
1976 Charas
1977 Orca
1977 Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger
1978 Warlords of Atlantis
1978 Sweeney 2
1978 Force 10 from Navarone
1978 Midnight Express
1979 Ffolkes
1980 Popeye
1980 Raise the Titanic
1981 Ultimo squalo, L'
1981 Inseminoid
1981 Clash of the Titans
1982 Samraat
1983 Trenchcoat
1984 Snowman
1985 Loups entre eux, Les
1985 Final Justice
1986 Into the Darkness
1986 Pirates
1987 Iron Warrior
1988 Black Eagle
1989 Erik the Viking
1989 Leviathan
1990 1001 nuits, Les
1990 Skipper, Der
1992 Christopher Columbus: The Discovery
1994 Casque bleu
1995 Cutthroat Island
1996 Merisairas
1996 White Squall
2000 U-571
2000 Gladiator

2001 Emperor's New Clothes, The
2001 Revelation
2002 Count of Monte Cristo, The
2002 Astérix & Obélix: Mission Cléopâtre
2002 Swept Away
2002 Pinocchio
2003 League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, The
2003 Death of Klinghoffer, The
2003 Silmido
2004 Different Loyalty, A
2004 Sailmaker, The
2004 Troy
2004 Alexander
2005 Munich
2005 Previous Engagement, A
2006 Da Vinci Code, the
2006 Open Water 2: Adrift
2007 Ein Fliehendes Pferd
2007 Eichmann
2007 Pars: Kiraz operasyonu
2007 Largo Winch
2007 Tempelriddernes skat III
2007 Scheepsjongens van Bontekoe, De
2008 U-900
2008 Nie kłam, kochanie
2008 Novaya Zemlya
2008 Nepobedimyy
2009 Agora
2009 Wickie und die starken Männer

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1992 The Voyage
1987 Sign of Four
1986 Crash
1985 Among Wolves
1985 5th Missile
1970 Murphy's War
1968 Hieronymus Merkin
1968 Hellboats
1967 Eyewitness
1966 Casino Royale
1965 Trouble Shooters
1964 The Spies
1964 Mask of Janus
1964 The Bedford Incident

Films Trailers shot in Malta