Top 10 Film Locations in the World

The top film locations in the world offer scenic backdrops, beautiful architecture, and iconic monuments. These are the most visited film locations based on users of the travel app Visited. Visited has over 2 million international travelers who mark off the places they’ve been worldwide. You can browse more top travel destinations, create your dream itinerary, and more using the Visited app. 

The most popular film locations are:

Top 10 Film Locations in the World
  1. Paris’s popular film locations include the iconic Champs-Élysées, featured in action-packed movies like Taken (2008), the charming Café des Deux Moulins from the romantic comedy Amélie (2001), and the picturesque Pont de Bir-Hakeim, seen in the mind-bending sci-fi thriller Inception (2010).
  2. Rome is the second most visited film destination. The stunning city’s iconic Spanish Steps were featured in the movies The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999) and To Rome with Love (2012). The city was also the setting for the lively Piazza Navona from Eat, Pray, Love (2010) and the atmospheric Santa Maria del Popolo from Angels & Demons (2009).
  3. Buckingham Palace in London is a popular filming location, appearing in films such as James Bond: Die Another Day (2002), National Treasure: Book of Secrets (2007), and Johnny English (2003).
  4. Vatican City’s most famous filming locations are St. Peter’s Square, the Vatican Gardens, the Vatican Museums, and St. Peter’s Basilica. These locations have been featured in iconic films such as John Wick: Chapter 2 and The Godfather III.
  5. Central Park in New York City is one of the most well-known filming locations in the world. From Spider-Man 3’s kiss on Bow Bridge to John Wick’s action-packed scenes at Bethesda Terrace, Central Park has played a starring role in some of cinema’s most memorable moments. The Loeb Boathouse, where Harry and Sally shared their famous “I’ll have what she’s having” scene, is another iconic location in the park.
  6. Prague’s most famous film locations include Strahov Monastery, Hradčanské Square, and Kampa Park, all featured in the Mission: Impossible film franchise.
  7. King’s Cross Station in London is the seventh most visited filming location. The storied station appears in many Harry Potter films, Mission: Impossible and Wonder Woman.
  8. Tiffany & Co. in New York City is a classic movie location, featured in popular films such as Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961), Sleepless in Seattle (1993), and Sweet Home Alabama (2002).
  9. San Francisco’s most well-known movie sets include the Golden Gate Bridge (Rise of the Planet of the Apes), Painted Ladies (Full House), Alamo Square Park (Invasion of the Body Snatchers), and 2640 Steiner Street (Mrs. Doubtfire).
  10. Universal Studios Hollywood offers tours and thrilling rides based on popular movies like the Fast and the Furious franchise and Back to the Future (3D). Visitors can even drive through many of the park’s famous film locations.

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