For some of us mere mortals movies are the only get way to exotic places we have only heard or seen YouTube videos of but never had the good fortune of visiting those places for vacation or work. Cinema has that magic to transport us into those places in an instant and almost convince us to belief that we are actually walking down the streets of Paris or eating genuine Italian pizzas for the first time in our lives. Movies shape our way of thinking and make us associate certain clichés with a particular place like the Italians use too much of their hands while talking or that men in Paris are more stylish than most women out there. For some time the idea of visiting your favourite places through movies works great but you get frustrated after watching too many movies as the feeling that you may never ever get the chance of visiting those places in real life creeps in.
That’s a topic meant for a different website but here at Cinemaholic let’s stick to the movies. Just assume that by a wonderful twist of turns you got an opportunity to go on a trip to Europe. Happy? Alright then you need to do a thorough research as to which countries you want to visit and how to make the most out of your once in a lifetime trip. The answer is simple. Watch a couple of movies set or based in European cities and make a note of important tips and notable landmarks while doing so. If you are confused as to how to zero in on the movies that might be helpful for your trip then don’t worry, we have you covered. The list below features ten beautifully shot movies set in and around Europe which will give you an idea regarding some of the best preferred European destinations and why they are so to begin with.
10. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (Iceland)
A negative assets manager at LIFE magazine gets an opportunity to go on an adventure trip of a lifetime when an unfortunate situation shows up and needed to be attended to immediately. And the mission requires him to go to Iceland to find a person in order to secure his position at the publication as they going online very soon. The moment Ben stiller lands in Iceland your eyes will get bigger and your jaws will drop. Yes Iceland is so breathtaking that you will almost wonder why Hollywood doesn’t shoot their films more often in that country. The film is not perfect but the views definitely are.
9. Roman Holiday (Italy)