There have been many films that have been shot in Croydon, from the early days in 1967 to as recent as 2023.

From rom-coms to horror movies, Croydon is a town with a rich history of cinematography.

So we have made a list of nine movies that were shot or had scenes filmed in Croydon.

All Of Us Strangers

"All of Us Strangers" is a 2023 romantic fantasy film following Adam who revisits his childhood home where his deceased parents seem to be living as they were 30 years ago.

The childhood home in question took place in Croydon, and much of the film was shot in Limpsfield, Purley Downs, Sanderstad Recreation Ground, and the Whitgift Shopping Centre.

The Dark Knight Rises

The Dark Knight Rises is a 2012 film set eight years after the events of "The Dark Knight," where Batman must come out of retirement to save Gotham City from the terrorist Bane and prevent nuclear destruction.

Croydon was used as the fictional city of Gotham, and the hospital in the film was a former office building on Wellesley Road.

The Man Who Knew Too Little

"The Man Who Knew Too Little" is a 1997 spy comedy film following Wallace Ritchie, an American tourist who flies from Iowa to London to spend his birthday with his brother.

The streets of Croydon were used for some of the film’s car chase scenes, such as the Croydon Flyover and Dingwall Road.

Cuban Fury

"Cuban Fury" is a 2014 romantic comedy following the story of Bruce Garrett, a former teen salsa champion who gave up dancing after being bullied.

Fairfield Halls on Park Lane were used to film the flashbacks and the Salsa competition in the final scene.

Other dance scenes were filmed at Croydon College.

Made in Dagenham

Made in Dagenham is a 2010 comedy-drama set in 1968, following Rita O’Grady and her movement of achieving equal pay for women.

As well as being filmed in Dagenham, part of the film was filmed in Croydon, with scenes filmed in St George’s Walk and the Fairfield Halls


You might be surprised to know that the film Brazil wasn’t really filmed in Brazil.

"Brazil" is a 1985 sci-fi dystopian dark comedy following a low-ranking bureaucrat named Sam Lowry who gets caught up in a case of mistaken identity.

Much of the film was filmed in Croydon, particularly at the Croydon ‘B’ Power Station, which has now been demolished.

The power station used to stand at Purley Way.

The Da Vinci Code

The Da Vinci Code is a 2006 mystery thriller.

In the film, there is a scene where Robert Langdon, played by Tom Hanks, gives a lecture to students about symbols.

The lecture hall was actually the Fairfield’s Concert Hall in Park Lane.

Our Mother’s House

Our Mother's House is a British drama thriller from 1967, following the aftermath of the death of a deeply religious mother who leaves behind her seven orphaned children.

The film was shot entirely in Croydon, with the house being at Chepstow Rise, and other scenes being filmed in West Croydon.


Hummingbird is a 2013 action crime film that follows a former special forces soldier who assumes another man's identity to get revenge on those who have wronged him.

A few scenes were shot at the Old Palace of John Whitgift School.