We watch movies to escape the familiar surroundings and travel to far off places along with the characters.
We sit fixedly in front of our laptop screens or televisions and watch movies to experience the characters’ lives. Films virtually transport us to the land where the scenes take place, sometimes to the fantasy world. However, not all movies are shot in the fantasy world. Some are shot in the real places that exist in the world we live in. So you don’t have to get disappointed when a movie ends because you can still make the journey to far off lands and beautiful places even though the movie ends. The best thing about traveling and going to a location on your own is that you are the main character and the film is written as you wander.
Go Ahead And Have A Look At Some Of The Famous Film Locations Around The World
Delve into the dreamy world of Amelie when you visit this picturesque location Montmartre. Do not miss out on this gem of a site where the Cafe des Deux Moulin is located. The visual style of Jean Pierre Jeunet brings out the beauty of this place with brightened candy-colored lenses composing each frame with utmost precision. The location looks as sublime in real life as it does in the reel.
Film Series- Harry Potter
It is a must-visit destination because it was the first place where the shooting of Harry Potter began. JK Rowling set the series’ locations after spending a lot of time in cafes admiring the site with medieval architecture and the winding alleys. She imagined her characters flying amidst the stunning highlands. Head out to The Elephant House overlooking Edinburgh Castle, Fort William, Rannoch Moor, and many places associated with Harry Potter. Experience the most magnificent rail journey on the Jacobite Steam Train, which starred as Hogwarts Express in April. Wanna go to Scotland, check this article here.
Film Series- The Hobbit
Location- New Zealand
There might not exist a Medieval Earth, but there sure is a Hobbiton in Matamata where The Shire has been remade and brought back to life. Hobbiton has remained open as a premier attraction for fans. Enjoy your beer at The Green Dragon Inn and dance under the party tree. Treat yourself to the beauty of different locations such as Piopio, Turoa, Twizel, Mount Cook, Queenstown, Wanaka, Nelson Tasman, etc., and relive your film experience in real-life situations.
Film- The Darjeeling Limited
The film has breathtaking frames that look like vividly-colored paintings made by great artists, from the camels to old tombs and from ruins of temples to the Raj-era tea kettles and cutlery, which brings out the true essence of Rajasthan and the aesthetics of India. You would not want to miss out on the beauty of India’s vast barren deserts and mountain landscapes after watching this movie.
Film-Into The Wild
Alaska is the land for the brave hearts who enjoy the wilderness and can take nature’s blows. It is the true story or account of Christopher McCandless, who was inspired by Walt Whitman’s ‘I take the open road’ and ventured out for a life in the wild. Did you know that the abandoned bus used in this film became a major attraction for travelers? It cost some of the visitors their lives. Finally, it was removed from the location to a safe place by the US Army.
Film- Call Me By Your Name
The kind of quintessential Italian lifestyle portrayed in this film like cycling around the peaceful countryside, swimming in the lakes, consuming fresh food amidst nature, is everything that you have always craved. The captivating location and the laid-back lifestyle are almost idyllic and inspire people to travel to this place. The architecture of the site that fills the frames of virtually every scene is beautiful.
Film- Lost In Translation
Location- Tokyo, Japan
The mood that the film leaves you in is hard to describe. It is a movie where silence is used to convey feelings rather than words. It is set in the backdrop of Tokyo, and the setting is the reflection of the characters. If one has to experience Japan without actually visiting the place, this movie is the best choice because it is filled with eccentricities of Japanese culture and Jazz music. Even though Tokyo reveals itself as lonely, just like the characters, the fun side shines through in frames. The movie sequences will make you want to pack your bags and go there.
I am sure this list tempts you to book a ticket and venture out to these stunning locations. Before you settle on any of the sites for your next trip, take a virtual tour of some iconic movie locations, and see how these locations look like in reality.