You love movies. You love to travel. And with this list, you can now combine your two passions and set out on a holiday like no other.
For fans of: Notting Hill, Bridget Jones’s Diary, Sliding Doors, V For Vendetta, 28 Days Later
Of course, London is one of the most filmed locations on Earth, which means there’s a potential goldmine of movie-familiar spots around every corner you visit. The little list above of films shot there doesn’t even begin to cover the on-screen exploits of this grand old city, and there’s lots more added every year.
For fans of: Star Wars, Raiders Of The Lost Ark, Monty Python’s Life Of Brian, The English Patient
There’s no “Hollywood” sign in the background but Tunisia still managed to feature in some of the world’s best and most-loved movies, racking up appearances in everything from Star Wars to the critically acclaimed The English Patient, where the city of Tunis stood in for “old” Cairo.
NEW YORK CITY
For fans of: Ghostbusters, When Harry Met Sally, Taxi Driver, Do The Right Thing, Home Alone 2, Birdman
You’ll be hard-pressed to find a place that looks as good on screen as New York City does, so it’s no wonder the Big Apple shows up in more blockbusters than any other location on the planet.
Again, the movie list above is but a mere sample of the thousands and thousands of hours of screen-time that New York has clocked up over the years.
For fans of: The Matrix, Mission Impossible II, Finding Nemo
Sydney is beautiful enough to warrant a visit by itself but throw in famous movie associations and the city becomes even harder to resist.
Eagle-eyed Matrix fans should instantly recognise the areas around Martin Place where many of the three films’ most iconic scenes were shot.
Nemo fans have to only look towards the white sails on the harbour to see with their own eyes the view that greeted Marlin and Dory midway through their epic search.
RIO DE JANEIRO
For fans of: City Of God, The Incredible Hulk II, Twilight: Breaking Dawn, Rio
You really can’t ignore the splendour of Rio de Janeiro. Neither have filmmakers, both local and Hollywood. The city has featured as the backdrop for a number of great films, from the critically lauded City Of God to the animated fun-fest Rio, making it yet another must-visit destination for movie buffs.
For fans of: Back To The Future, Pretty Woman, Beverly Hills Cop, Reservoir Dogs, The Big Lebowski
For a city that counts Hollywood itself as one of its neighbourhoods, it’d be sacrilege if LA was not included in this list.
A visit isn’t just a must for anyone who calls themselves a true movie fan but it’s also a downright rite of passage.
From still-existing sets from the Back To The Future trilogy, to pretty much everywhere The Dude went in The Big Lebowski, it’s all there for fans to take in and lap up.
For fans of: Before Sunset, French Kiss, Ratatouille, Midnight In Paris
Everyone knows Paris as one of the most romantic cities in the world, so it really is a no-brainer that films keep choosing it as the backdrop for a good love story.
With its unique energy, oodles of culture and spellbinding scenery, visitors to the French capital can fall in love with the city at their own pace, all the while giddily recognising streets and landmarks from some of their favourite flicks.
For fans of: Kill Bill, Lost In Translation, The Fast And The Furious: Tokyo Drift
Ah, Tokyo. Bright neon lights. Futuristic, yet somehow traditional. And of course, one of the world’s great cinematic cities.
As well as being the setting of countless great Japanese films, the city has totally charmed Hollywood too, attested by the growing number of blockbusting and award-winning movies that feature it.
For fans of: Lawrence Of Arabia, Red Planet, Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen, The Martian, Rogue One
The vast, beautiful desert backdrop of the Wadi Rum Desert in Jordan should be instantly recognisable to certain movie fans, having stood in for a number of memorable on-screen locations over the years, both fictional and real.
Still photographs, as amazing as they look, don’t really do it justice — you have to see it for yourself.
For fans of: The Lord Of The Rings, Wolverine, The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe
Mother Nature doesn’t get more beautiful than it does in New Zealand and filmmakers know it.
From the rolling green hills of “Middle Earth” to the fantasy wonderland of Narnia, it’s all shot there, and every single frame is a feast for the eyes.
No wonder New Zealand has built a reputation as being one of the most film-friendly countries in the world.
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