Updated 20 May 2023
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Six films shot in Saudi Arabia

Six films shot in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia had a starring role in several productions for Hollywood, Bollywood and Middle East cinema. Here are six movies that were shot in the Kingdom.

  • ‘Riverman’

    NEOM is to host the filming of the upcoming Hollywood thriller “Riverman,” a high-impact action feature written and directed by Academy Award-winning screenwriter and director Terry George.

  • ‘Kandahar’

    Hollywood star Gerard Butler’s upcoming action thriller “Kandahar,” set for release on May 26, was shot in AIUla region.

  • ‘The Matchmaker’

    Netflix’s Saudi psychological thriller “The Matchmaker,” which stars actors Hussam Alharthy, Nour Al-Khadra and Reem Al-Habib, was also shot in AlUla.

  • ‘Dunki’

    Saudi Arabia did not just attract US production houses — Bollywood filmmakers also have their eyes on the Kingdom. “Dunki,” starring Shah Rukh Khan, is also being filmed in NEOM.

  • ‘Cherry’

    Scenes from the 2021 US movie “Cherry,” directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, were shot in AlUla and Riyadh. It was a first for Saudi Arabia, in collaboration with Film AlUla.

  • ‘Desert Warrior’

    In 2021, British director and screenwriter Rupert Wyatt’s “Desert Warrior” was filmed in NEOM and Tabuk. The action-filled feature was a partnership between MBC Studios, US-based JB Pictures and AGC Studios.