Mission: Impossible Franchise
Gadgets, stunts and seemingly impossible missions combine to make one of the most thrilling and addictive action movie franchises of all time. The Mission: Impossible series now comprises six action-packed films, including the original Mission: Impossible released in 1996, Mission: Impossible II, Mission: Impossible III, Ghost Protocol, Rogue Nation and finally Fallout, released in 2018. Thanks to the far-reaching nature of IMF’s many missions, the filming locations for the Mission: Impossible franchise span multiple incredible countries and beauty spots, many of which you can actually visit.
1996, 2000, 2006, 2011, 2015 and 2018
Gross Box Office
$3.6 billion (combined)
Multiple locations including Prague, Dubai, the United States, Norway, Paris, Berlin, Vatican City, China, Kuala Lumpur, Australia and the United Kingdom
Landmarks and Locations
- Burj Khalifa, Dubai – Ethan’s “sticky gloves” climb in Ghost Protocol
- Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – Location for opening scenes of Rogue Nation
- Sydney, Australia – Location for most scenes in Mission: Impossible II
- Charles Bridge and Wenceslas Square, Prague – Opening scenes of Mission: Impossible
- Shanghai, China – Ethan’s unbelievable leap from Jinmao Tower in Mission: Impossible III
- Southern Alps Mountain Range, New Zealand – Location of Tom Cruise’s daring bungee jump stunt and other aerial stunts in Fallout
Why You Should Visit
A Mission: Impossible-themed holiday itinerary would take you across multiple continents and breathtaking landscapes; the only thing you have to decide is where to go first. Sydney National Park saw a 200% increase in tourism following the release of the second film instalment, and is packed with beautiful coastal walks and hiking opportunities under the golden Australian sun. Over in Dubai, visiting the Burj Khalifa – the world’s tallest building – is well worth it even just for the eye-watering views across the desert from the observation decks (don’t look down), and Kuala Lumpur won’t disappoint with its twin skyscrapers, the Petronas Twin Towers.