Last night it was the big night in Hollywood. The night that the best movies in the world are crowned with a little statue named Oscar.
The big winner was of course the impressive movie The Revenant. With little dialogue, the film showed a very impressive scenery which made it a winning movie. Let’s look back a a few Oscar nominated blockbusters that make you want to travel.
1. Lord of the Rings
This movie has to be in this list. It has inspired so many people to pack their bags and travel to the land of hobbits, elf’s and orcs.
Lucky for us, you can book several “Lord of the Rings” tours that will take you through the most beautiful landscapes where the scenes were shot.
Oscar winning locations, The Lord of the Rings
2. The English Patient
Shot within the beautiful Italian scenery with key parts of the story taking place against a stunning Tuscan backdrop. Director Anthony Minghella spent weeks in Tuscany searching for the perfect monastery to film in.
3. Slumdog millionaire
This amazing Oscar winning movie makes you dislike India or make you extremely curious. It portraits the heavy slums of Mumbai in all it’s glory. You’ll be surprised that tourism picked up immensely after the success of this film.
4. Forrest Gump
This movie isn’t just about the locations but about the feeling this movie is giving you. It inspires and tells you that you can do anything and go anywhere you want in life. No limits. And that is a beautiful thing. This is the northern route through Utah to Monument Valley and was used as the location in the movie “Forrest Gump” were Forrest (played by Best Actor Oscar winner Tom Hanks) ended his cross-country run.
5. Vicky Christina Barcelona
The titel gives it away but this film shows the romantic and vibrant city Barcelona. Filmed during spring/summer, this movie takes makes you fall in love with the characters and scenery. Drinking wine and eating all day and still look as good as Scarlet Johansen and Penelopé Cruz? Miss Cruz won a best supporting Oscar for her performance.
What’s your favorite Oscar winning movie?