5 Famous Film Locations

By September 29, 2016On Location, Travel
Lord of the Rings to Moulin Rouge, visiting these 5 famous film locations is a must!

Check out these locations where some of the best films in the past 20 years were filmed!

Moulin Rouge! (2001)

Nominated for Best Picture and Best Actress

With its colorful sets and eccentric characters, Moulin Rouge! captured the unique Bohemian lifestyle of turn-of-the century Paris.  The Moulin Rouge is still located in Paris and is a popular tourist attraction partially thanks to the success of the film. Paris also has a few other attractions worth checking too.


Shakespeare in Love (1998)

Winner for Best Picture, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, Best Costume Design, Best Original Screenplay, Best Production Design

Winner of Best Picture about some writer named Shakespeare (never heard of him) creating some play titled Romeo and Juliet (never heard of it) in London (that’s a country, right?). The Globe Theatre, which is located in London, is a major attraction that many place on their must-see lists when heading to England.


Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)

Winner for Best Foreign Language Film, Best Art Direction-Set Design, Best Original Score, Best Cinematography

A surprise international hit, this Ang Lee-directed vehicle has amazing cinematography and locations that you have to see to believe.  Filmed in China, some of the popular locations shoots took place in the village of Hongcunzhen, the World Heritage Site of Huangshan which is absolutely breathtaking, and the Anhui Bamboo Forest.


The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

Nominated for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Film Editing, Best Original Screenplay

With its quirky characters and extensive cast list, The Grand Budapest Hotel was a critically-acclaimed Wes Anderson film following the adventures of a concierge and bell hop at the fictional Grand Budapest Hotel. The alpine feel of this 1930’s era tale were filmed mostly in Germany.


Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)

Winner of Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Film Editing, Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Best Costume Design, Best Makeup, Best Original Score, Best Original Song, Best Sound Mixing, Best Visual Effects

The final tale of this epic adventure has spawned a tourist boom in New Zealand which stands as the shooting location and inspiration behind these books-turned-movies by legendary filmmaker Peter Jackson. Any fan of the film series will want to check out the beautiful New Zealand locations that brought Middle Earth to life.


Book your tickets through Jaya Travel and see where these OSCAR (R) nominated and OSCAR (R) winning films took place.




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