THE BEST MOVIES ARE THE ONES WITH THE TRULY memorable settings, and the best settings aren’t stitched together with CGI. They’re taken from the real world and made into something more. Some real-world places have become inextricably linked to the movies that were shot there: in New Zealand, Lord of the Rings tours have become a pretty giant industry, and it’s hard to look at pictures of some of the more dramatic Hawaiian coasts and not think of Jurassic Park.
Movie fans are spoiled for choices when it comes to travel. No matter where you are in the world, you probably aren’t far from a place a movie was shot. But here are 15 of the absolute must-do’s for traveling cinephiles.