Everyone loves movies, not just for the entertainment factor, but also for the way it lets us explore a whole new world. It inspires us to travel more around the world. Have you ever watched a movie, fell in love with the place, and wished you could travel to that very place?
It has happened to the best of us. We are not discussing any other criteria here except the picturesque locales. While you might not like the movies we speak about here, we are sure you will love the locales they are set in! So, here are a few of our favorite films shot in some out-of-the-world locales.
Under the Tuscan Sun
This one is our favorite for many reasons. One of the reasons is that we love Diane Lane, her vivaciousness and verve, and enthusiasm compel us to plan a trip to the sun-drenched world of Tuscany. That quaint cottage atop a hill and the breathtaking landscape all around makes us crave a similar journey to the gorgeous land of Italy. Oh, we are drooling already.
Before Sunrise, Before Sunset, Before Midnight
This trilogy is a travel buff’s dream. The first film in the trilogy occurs in Vienna, the second one in Paris, and the third one is in the picturesque Greek Islands. This isn’t your average travel film, but we love how two strangers strike up a conversation in an unknown land.
There is a lot of it, conversations we mean, in the films, putting forward various perspectives of the two opposites who meet in a not-so-meet-cute setting. The discussions continue in the sequels, and so do the beautiful locations in the films. We can’t tear our eyes away from the wonderful locales.
The movie is a simple escapist tween film. But what catches our eye is the gorgeous locales the film has to offer, right from a whirlwind tour of Paris to Monte Carlo. A case of mistaken identity whisks the protagonist and her two friends, to the idyllic place in a private jet.
Here Selena Gomez gets to lead the life of a princess. We get glimpses of the many lush locales of Monte Carlo. Beautiful, vibrant, almost a tween fantasy film. But it still makes us want to leave everything and pack our bags to travel to France. Well, there are many more joys that France has to offer apart from the city of light.
This 2010 film takes place in Ireland. While this is a road movie and the lead actors travel the country’s length and breadth to reach Ireland to fulfill the whim of the actress. According to Irish folklore, St. Brigid struck a deal with St. Patrick to allow women to propose to men on Leap Day, every four years, on 29 February.
This 2010 movie is based on this tradition as she wants to wish her fiancée in time to propose on 29 February. There are beautiful locales strewn all over the film. One of the most striking ones is Glendalough and the Wicklow Mountains, Ireland’s most beautiful tourist attractions. The scene where the bride offers a toast to her husband. The beautiful natural scenery makes for a fantastic backdrop with the undulating mountains surrounding them.
A Good Year
This film takes place in the beautiful Provence region in the South of France. Here the protagonist, Russel Crowe, leaves his cushy busy life for a few days to settle his uncle’s estate, sell it off after his death. He falls back in love with the estate and the simple life he led there and found love, with the stunning Marion Cotillard. Helping him leave the rat race, get back to the roots, and enjoy the simple things life offers. The breathtaking surroundings force us to watch this film again and again and never get tired of it.
Well, these are some of the most beautiful locales that we would love to explore. We know some honorable mentions such as Eat Pray Love, Midnight in Paris, The Bucketlist, The Beach, Letters to Juliet, and many more. These are some of our favorite travel movies that give you the inspiration to travel and explore the world. While the central theme might not be travel, the breathtaking locations do kindle the passion for traveling! Watch these films, get inspired, and book a flight to these places as soon as you can. We are planning to do the same thing.