12 popular movies that were filmed in Montreal

Mar 4 2021, 5:58 pm

We’re no Hollywood, but an impressive amount of movies have been filmed in Montreal over the years.

You might be surprised as to which popular flicks were filmed on the island.

Montreal has been the backdrop for a trio of X-Men movies, an Oscar-nominated sci-fi flick, a Steven Spielberg classic, and a bunch more.

According to IMDB’s on-location¬†page, there a bunch of movies that were filmed in our own backyard.

Chaos Walking (2021)

Directed by Doug Liman, this adventure flick based on the Patrick Ness book was filmed across Montreal, including the majority at the Olympic Stadium. Principal photography took place on August 7, 2017, and the film has gone through a collection of setbacks and reshoots.

The film is expected to be released theatrically in the United States this week.

Pieces of a Woman (2020)

Montreal trailer


Principal photography for this Shia Labeouf-led film was shot in December 2019 and dropped on Netflix in January.

Eagle-eyed movie fans should be able to spot plenty of Montreal landmarks.

X-Men: Dark Phoenix (2019)

Filming began on the third installment of the X-Men’s rebooted franchise in July 2017 and wrapped in October of that year.

The film was the third X-Men film to shoot in Montreal over a five-year span.

 Midway (2019)


Reddit user Mxyzt posted a picture on the social news site in November 2018, that showed the Old Port’s Quebec Court of Appeal building hosting five vintage cars and old-school licence plates.

The set was used to film Roland Emmerich’s 1940’s piece, Midway, the story of the Battle of Midway as told by the leaders and the soldiers who fought it.

Murder Mystery (2019)


Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler were spotted on a few occasions in 2018, filming the Netflix film Murder Mystery. 

Sandler was spotted around the city eating bagels and crashing a wedding while Aniston enjoyed a popular salad spot.

Longshot (2019)

Seth Rogen

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Seth Rogen and¬†Charlize Theron filmed¬†Longshot in the Old Port in November 2017. Do you recognize Old Montreal’s Cage Aux Sports logo in the background?

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)



Photography on the John Wick sequel took place at the vibrant Victoria’s Secret store on the corner of Ste. Catherine and Rue Stanley in 2015.

Mother! (2017)

American psychological horror film written and directed by Darren Aronofsky shot certain scenes in Montreal in 2016. The film stars Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris, and Michelle Pfeiffer, and the scene’s climactic final scenes were shot in Montreal in 2016.

Arrival (2016)

Quebec-born director¬†Denis Villeneuve chose to shoot scenes for his Oscar-nominated film in Montreal and northern Quebec. Saint-Fabien served as a substitute for Montana, and a house in¬†Chemin de l’√éle was used as Louise Banks’ (Amy Adam) house. University scenes where Banks teaches were shot at HEC Montreal.

X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)

During the shooting of X-Men Apocalypse, celebs were spotted on set at McGill University, Olympic Stadium, and Plaza Cote des Neiges.

Check out if you can spot any familiar locations of Plaza Cote des Neiges.

The scene (which didn’t make the film’s final cut) depicted the teenage heroes enjoying their newfound freedom, strutting through the mall to 80‚Äôs music and stopping for a bout of super power-infused fun at the arcade.

X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)

X-Men: Days of Future Past (Disney Plus)

Principal photography of the seventh X-Men film began in April 2013 at Mel’s Cit√© du Cinema and wrapped up that August.

Montreal locations included the Olympic Stadium, Montreal City Hall, and McGill University.

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