Lights, Camera, Action: Explore Famous Landmarks in Movies

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Lights, camera, action! 🎬 For decades, iconic landmarks around the world have served as the backdrop for some of the most memorable film scenes. We’ve laughed, cried, and cheered along with our favorite characters, and have been transported to different worlds and eras through the power of storytelling.

But have you ever wondered what it would be like to step into the world of your favorite movies? To stand in the same spot as your favorite actors and actresses? Well, wonder no more!  Join us on a journey down memory lane as we explore some of the most famous landmarks in movies.

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1. Christ Church College, Oxford: Harry Potter fans will recognize the iconic Great Hall as Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

2. Martha’s Vineyard: The filming location of the famous 1975 movie Jaws, this island in Massachusetts is now a popular tourist destination.

3. Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills: Julia Roberts’ famous shopping scene in Pretty Woman took place on this famous shopping street.

4. Matamata, New Zealand: Fans of The Lord of the Rings will recognize this location as the home of Hobbiton.

5. Notting Hill, London: This picturesque London neighborhood was made famous by the movie of the same name, starring Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant.

6. Ko Phi Phi Leh, Thailand: The beautiful beaches of this small island were the setting for the Leonardo DiCaprio movie The Beach.

7. Ait Ben Haddou, Morocco: This ancient fortified city served as a backdrop for the epic movie Gladiator.

8. New York City: The iconic Ghostbusters headquarters are located in New York City, making the city a popular spot for movie fans to visit.

9. Doune Castle, Scotland: This medieval castle is best known for its appearance in the cult classic Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

10. Duke of Albany, London: The pub where Shaun and his friends take refuge during the zombie apocalypse in Shaun of the Dead.

11. Vatican City: The Dan Brown book-turned-movie, Angels and Demons, featured several prominent landmarks in this tiny independent state.

12. Calton Street Bridge, Edinburgh: The iconic bridge in Edinburgh served as a backdrop for several scenes in the cult classic movie, Trainspotting.

13. Savannah, Georgia: Forrest Gump’s famous bus stop scene was filmed in this charming southern city.

14. Timberline Lodge, Oregon: Stephen King’s horror classic The Shining features this eerie mountain resort.

15. Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania: The town where Groundhog Day takes place has become a popular tourist destination for fans of the movie.

16. Amityville, New York: This small Long Island suburb became famous with the release of the horror movie, The Amityville Horror.

17. Glencoe, Scotland: The stunning Scottish Highlands make an appearance in the James Bond movie Skyfall.

18. Grand Bazaar, Istanbul: The intense chase scene in the Oscar-winning movie Argo was filmed in this bustling marketplace.

19. DuPont State Forest, North Carolina: Fans of The Hunger Games will recognize this lush forest as the site of the arena.

20. Hotel Sidi Driss, Tunisia: Star Wars fans will recognize this desert hotel where many scenes of the original movie were filmed.

21.The Tabernas Desert, Almería, Spain: This arid location is famous for being the filming location of The Good, The Bad and The Ugly.

22. Hawaii: James Cameron’s sci-fi epic Avatar was filmed on the stunning islands of Hawaii.

23. Salzburg, Austria: The famous hills from The Sound of Music still attract fans of the movie who want to walk in the footsteps of Maria and the von Trapp family.

24. Mehrangarh Fort, India: This ancient fort was featured in the epic finale of The Dark Knight Rises.

25. Rudolfinum, Czech Republic: The historic concert hall doubles as the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen headquarters in the movie of the same name.

26. Skiathos, Greece: Mamma Mia! was filmed on the Greek island of Skiathos, and fans can visit many of the filming locations on a tour.

27. Cleveland, Ohio: Many scenes in The Avengers were filmed in this American city, including the iconic Battle of New York.

28. Savoca, Italy: Fans of The Godfather flock to the small Sicilian town where several scenes from the movie were filmed.

29. Wadi Rum, Jordan: This breathtaking desert was featured in the classic movie Lawrence of Arabia.

30. Gourdon, France: Les Misérables fans can visit the picturesque village where several scenes from the movie were filmed.

31. Ely Cathedral, England: The ornate cathedral doubles as Westminster Abbey in the Oscar-winning movie The King’s Speech.

32. Cambodia: Lara Croft: Tomb Raider was filmed on location in this stunning southeast Asian country, featuring the iconic Angkor Wat temple complex.

33. Las Vegas, Nevada: The iconic Caesar’s Palace is featured in the Oscar-winning movie Rain Man.

34. Malibu, California: The iconic Planet of the Apes movie features this stunning beach location.

35. Griffith Observatory, Los Angeles: The iconic Rebel Without a Cause scene between James Dean and Natalie Wood takes place at the famous observatory.

36. Petra, Jordan: This ancient city served as a backdrop for one of the most memorable scenes in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.

37. Ohio State Reformatory, Ohio: The infamous Shawshank Redemption prison is actually a decommissioned prison and now a popular tourist destination.

38. Gooderham & Worts Distillery, Canada: The movie X-Men features this historic distillery as the site of many epic fight scenes.

39. Curracloe Strand & Ballinesker Beach, Ireland: The iconic D-Day scene in Saving Private Ryan were filmed on this picturesque beaches.

So, which famous movie landmark will you visit first? Happy travels! 🌎🎥