Top 5 Most Beautiful Filming Locations in the World

While traveling how often do you find yourself thinking that you have already seen this place, despite the fact that you haven’t been there before? And how often do you recognize locations while watching movies? Our world is full of amazing places – real pieces of art, created both by nature and mankind. Filmmakers are often trying to capture such places to make their scenes realistic and breathtaking. Take a look at our list of the 5 most beautiful film locations in the world.

1. Oahu, Hawaii, USA


The Hawaiian Islands can rightfully be named paradise on Earth. Oahu is one among top film and TV production locations that offers the rich beauty of Hawaii in a quiet and secluded setting. It is known for such films and TV-series as “Jurassic World”, “Pirates of the Caribbean: on Stranger Tides”, “Lost”, “Pearl Harbor”, “Godzilla” and “Avatar”. Just imagine – in general, 1241 films and TV-series where shot on this outstanding island.

2. Canterbury, New Zealand


New Zealand provides a huge variety of filming locations. With its snowy mountains and desolate volcanic wasteland, serene beaches and the enchanted forests it’s like cinematic paradise. On the set of “The Lord of the Rings” Elijah Wood said that he has never seen a country with such a variety of gorgeous landscapes. Besides “The Lord of the Rings”, Canterbury is also known for “Slow West” and “The Chronicles of Narnia”.

3. Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, UK


Students of the Oxford University are used to regular cameras and the shooting in their alma-mater. There is a long list of films that were filmed wholly or partially in Oxford (often featuring the University of Oxford). You can easily recognize it in 356 films and TV-series, including “Harry Potter” film, series “Skyfall”, “The Bourne Legacy”, “X-Men: First Class”, “The Golden Compass”, etc.

4. Ouarzazate, Morocco


Morocco is a favorite location for the filmmakers in the Middle East for its stunning sites and a safe stand-in. The top place is Ouarzazate, which is the de facto the capital of the local film business. Big-budget historic epics such as Lawrence of Arabia,  The Last Temptation of Christ, Gladiator, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time were shot here, as was the part of the TV series Game of Thrones.

5. Glacier National Park, Montana, USA


Glacier National Park, part of the Crown of the Continent, is one of America’s most intact ecosystems. Owing to this it attracted the cult director Stanley Kubrick. In the opening shots of “The Shining” we can see the aerial shots of the scenic Going-to-the-Sun-Road and Saint Mary’s Lake, which immediately fascinate viewers and grabs their attention. Besides “The Shining” here also was shot a part of infamous “Forrest Gump” running across the USA scene.

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