Sometimes a stunning backdrop is as affecting as excellent actors in making films memorable. Mood and theme can often only be conveyed in an authentic milieu. We’ve chosen to feature our most loved and memorable movies, filmed in gorgeous locations around the world. A few of these cities are regular filming locations, where you might be lucky enough to see some action at any time. Others are not usual or popular locations for filming, but those films could never have been shot any where else – and their images are now inseparable from the narrative. Most of them are just darn good films, and some of our travel favorites – did we list yours?
Lost in Translation
Tokyo – Lost in Translation
A subtle travelers love affair between Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson. The neighborhood where we see much of the bond forming between the two characters is the bustling Shibuya: The karaoke scene is filmed here, and the luxurious Park Hyatt hotel is where we see Bill Murray quite often, contemplative over whiskey, and solo.
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