There’s a lot more to films than just good looking actors and the food you see. You can come across a wide variety of breathtaking sceneries when watching something on the big screen. So much that they become tourist attractions because of that. Here are our picks for the top 10 filming locations from around the world.
- Morocco – Lawrence of Arabia
This famous epic historical drama based on the life of T. E. Lawrence was shot in Morocco. Peter o’ Toole starred as the iconic character of T. E. Lawrence, on whom the film is based on. The iconic scene that included the Taffas massacre was filmed here. Morocco has also seen various other films take place such as Inception, Star Wars, and even Babel.
- India – Slumdog Millionaire
Danny Boyle’s Oscar winning magnum opus was shot in Asia’s biggest slum of Dharavi in Mumbai, India. Entirely shot and based out of Mumbai, the film put Mumbai on the world map and added another feather on its cap. Since then, India has seen multitudes of films being documented here. Eat, Pray, Love, The Best Exotic marigold Hotel along with its sequel, and the famous Tom Cruise film Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol. Even the James Bond film Octopussy starring Roger Moore was shot in India.
- Spain – The Good, The Bad and Ugly
Clint Eastwood’s famous Western Spaghetti was filmed in Spain. From the shots of the hills to the deserts, Spain provided for quite a bit of the western backdrop. Spain has had quite a big history with regards to films. Films such as 28 weeks later, Vanilla Sky, Vicky Christina Barcelona, and The Machinist have been filmed in Spain.
- China – Mission Impossible 3
There are quite a few memorable moments from Tom Cruise’s Mission Impossible 3, One such being the chase scene along the busy streets that was shot entirely in China. The scene provided for some adrenaline pumping action that many try to achieve these days. China is also famous for another breakout film called Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.
- Scotland: Braveheart
Mel Gibson won the Oscar for best Director for this film – Braveheart. The movie was a biographical drama about William Wallace who led the First War of Scottish Independence. The film had positively affected Scottish tourism exponentially. People from all over the world went to Scotland after they’d watched the movie to visit the places where William Wallace fought.
- New Zealand – Lord of The Rings
The Lord of The Rings is one of the biggest epic fantasy franchise films to be produced in the history of cinema. The entire film had various scenes shot on the hills, mountains and plateaus of New Zealand. The director of the film Peter Jackson is a citizen of New Zealand too. The film has been such a cult hit and has also created a tourist attraction for some of the set of the film.
- Brazil – Fast 5
Dominic Torreto and Brain O’Conner are two iconic characters that were made famous because of the Fast and Furious franchise. The 5th installment which holds the highest record of success both at the box office and critics was shot prominently in Brazil. Ever since, Brazil has gone down in filmmaking history as a site for action packed films.
- Tunisia – Star Wars
George Lucas created a master piece with his space opera saga. While the newer films are commendable, the series is most remembered for its older entries. Most of which, was shot mostly in Tunisia.
- Turkey – Skyfall
The James Bond Franchise is known for its exotic filming locations. Skyfall has been the highest grossing film in Daniel Craig’s career of James Bond films. The opening prologue of the film was highly rated and put the Turkish market on the map as a filming location for many.
- Sri Lanka – Indiana Jones and The Temple of Doom
Harrison Ford became the iconic Indiana Jones, the famous archeologist when the first movie of the franchise was released on 1981. The Temple of Doom was a prequel to the first film Raiders of The lost Ark. The film had an Indian setting, but was shot entirely in Sri Lanka.
The purpose of choosing a location is to create a sense or a feeling of being within these worlds. But with recent trends, these locations serve as tourist attractions to. So why not give them a visit? For exciting Tours & packages check out www.cozmotravel.com