10+ Best Movie and TV Locations to Visit

Everyone has a favourite TV show or movie that they have seen about 50 times, know every line, every location, every actor/actress, the costume designers and the dude who played ‘Bad guy #2’. Or is that just me?

Around the world, small and often unknown rural areas have transformed into huge tourist attractions due to them being featured in blockbuster movies, while others were famous long before they set foot on the silver screen. Sometimes you’ll get lucky and find out that your favourite locations are more than that, they have history, great scenery or something else to offer.

We’ve compiled a list of our favourites from around the world. Is yours here?

1. The Hobbit & Lord of the Rings

Matamata, New Zealand

2. Harry Potter

Glenfinnan, Scotland & Christ Church, Oxford

3. Davinci Code

Paris, France

4. The Hangover

Caesars Palace, Las Vegas

5. Mission Impossible 4: Ghost Protocol

Burj Khalifa, Dubai

6. Forrest Gump

Monument Valley, Utah

7. The Beach

Koh Phi Phi Leh, Thailand

8. Skyfall

Glencoe, Scotland

9. Lara Croft: Tomb Raider

Siem Reap, Cambodia

10. Narcos

Medellin, Colombia

Medellin has seen an increase in tourism over the past year or two due to the release of Netflix original Narcos. Within the city, you can visit some real locations from the life of Pablo Escobar including his main home which was bombed by Los Pepes, his grave, the neighbourhood he built for the poor and roof where he was killed by the DEA and the Colombian Search Bloc. It is Colombian theory that he killed himself as Pablo’s famous quote reads ‘I would rather have a grave in Colombia than a jail cell in the United States’.

11. Mamma Mia

Skiathos, Greece

12. The Rock

Alcatraz, San Francisco

13. Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope – Yavin IV

Tikal, Guatemala

14. Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Marriot Marquis, Atlanta

Source: backpackertravel

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