Hit the road and visit the settings of some of your fave movies. It's pretty hard to narrow the list down to just five. Take a look at what we picked and leave a comment telling us what we've missed!
Greece, Mamma Mia
The best part of Mamma Mia (besides the retro ABBA songs of course!) is a chance to lose yourself in the beautiful blue waters, narrow cobblestone streets and whitewashed houses of Greece.
There's some ridiculously beautiful locations to feast your eyes on, including the chapel where Sophie and Sky are to be married. This was filmed at the Convent of Agios Ioannia Prodromos, which juts out into the sea from a 100-metre high rock formation
It was filmed on the islands of Skopelos and Skiathos, two of the Sporades Islands. They perform the song, Does Your Mother Know at Kastani Bay and beach. And Sophie, Bill, Harry and Same leap from the rocks into the sea at Glysteri, on the northern coast of Skopelos.
Tunisia, Star Wars
Unleash your inner explorer and head to Chott El-Gharsa, Tunisia where George Lucas’s filmed his iconic 1977 sci-fi smash hit. Tunisia doesn't strike people as a typical setting for a movie, but the desert landscape and strange dwellings of southern Tunisia form the perfect backdrop for Star Wars.
Look around Tozeur and you'll feel like you’ve landed on planet Tatooine. Head for the sandstone peaks of the Yardangs where Qui-Gonn and Darth Maul fought an epic Jedi dual. And you can even see where Luke lived in Matmata, which is home to 700 troglodyte homes. Many of these are still inhabited by Tunisians, and have been dug into the landscape to protect them from the oppressive desert heat. Luke’s home has now been converted into the Hotel Sisi Driss.
Morocco, Sex and the City 2
Although the bulk of the movie is supposedly set in Abu Dhabi, as soon as the fab four step off the plane you know exactly where they are.
The colourful main square in Marrakech, the Djemaa El Fna, with its dizzying array of food stalls, craft booths, storytellers, theatre acts and snake charmers iswhere Carrie meets up with old flame Aidan (John Corbett). You see Aidan with a big carpet under his arm, which is a typical look for many tourists in Marrakech.
Then the cast and crew headed towards Erfoud, Merzouga and some of the most spectacular dunes of the Sahara. Merzouga is on the edge of Erg Chebbi, a 50km long and 5km wide set of sand dunes that reach up to 350m. This is where the girls rode camels, feasted in a luxury Bedouin tent and walked on the dunes.
Mumbai, Slumdog Millionaire
The slums of Mumbai are as much the star of Slumdog Millionaire as the laughing children who live there. The energy of Danny Boyle's Oscar-winning flick comes from the stylish cinematography and electric pace that runs through the heart of this area.
While it's not exactly the sort of place people come to visit, the movie captures the reality of life in Mumbai - both in the shanties of Dharavi and in the homes of the rich. The music of the movie, which is the toast of the Oscar, captures the diversity of musical genres of the country.
The Bollywood-style song and dance scene at the end was filmed at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus — Mumbai's main train station.
The boys also pose as tour guides for the Taj Mahal. And unless you've been living on the moon, you'll probably recognise it as India's most iconic building.
Thailand, The Hangover 2
If you wanna have your own Hangover night to forget, head to Thailand. The humidity will hit you the minute you touch down in Suvarnabhumi International Airport, and your first drink will probably come in the form of an ice cold Chang, the most famous of the local beers.
When the Wolfpack try to remember what happened the night before, they are taken to the Chinese temple of Ching Mei where they meditate with Chinese monks, but this scene was actually filmed at Muang Boran - The Ancient City.
The nightlife scenes where they visit “Siam’s Siam’s Bar” were shot in the red-light district of Soi Cowboy, which runs parallel to Sukhumvit Road and is full of go-go bars. Cactus Bar was used for the entrance to “Siam Sam’s” and Tilac Bar was used for the interior shots.
The scene where the guys visit an alleyway with a barber shop and a tattoo parlour to obtain more clues, was shot in Sukhumvit Soi 7/1. You won’t be able to get inked there though, as the tattoo parlour and the bars were temporarily erected for the movie.
And if you're looking for something to add to your iPod playlist, the wedding band featured in the movie are called Ska Rangers. They're aquirky Thai band based in Chiang Mai.
If you want to get out and see the world, and perhaps run into movie star or two, why not check out our full list of destinations. And remember, just a $250 deposit and you'll guarantee a spot!