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
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
9. Lara Croft: Tomb Raider
Siem Reap, Cambodia
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
12. The Rock
Alcatraz, San Francisco
13. Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope – Yavin IV
14. Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Marriot Marquis, Atlanta