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The other day I found myself saying, "You know where I really want to visit? Greece." Why? Because of that lovable hot mess Mamma Mia! and the upcoming Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2. Both are set (or, partially set, in Pants's case) on beautiful Greek islands with many sumptuous shots of white sands and sparkling azure oceans. It's like the ultimate product placement: I want to go where that movie is. Now.

Now Baz Luhrmann is fully embracing this idea of movie-as-travel-ad, and will help create a tourism ad campaign to go along with the release of his film Australia.

I've already shared a few movies that have inspired me to travel, so now it's your turn. Which movies have made you antsy to get out and see the world?


CBirck CBirck 9 years
Yes, Yes, Yes!!! The first Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants made me want to go to Greece SOOOOO badly and I'm sure the 2nd will make me go next year!!!
northofantastic northofantastic 9 years
Harmonyfrance - Oh, I totally agree with you about French Kiss. I can't believe I forgot that one. It made me want to eat cheese, drink wine, and enjoy the scenery. :D
ilanac13 ilanac13 9 years
every time i see a movie that's in paris or london i really want to go cause it makes me homesick (i went to school in both cities) but to date - i haven't made another trip there. i also agree with the folks who said 'under the tuscan sun' makes you want to travel - it romantisizes the area in italy and i really want to go for that reason only. ok, not only that reason but it still looks great.
jadenirvana jadenirvana 9 years
Agree, Under the Tuscan Sun!
harmonyfrance harmonyfrance 9 years
Let's see French Kiss...made me want to go all over France Nottinghill....made me want to go to London The pants movie...definitely made me want to go to Greece
bahkhlr bahkhlr 9 years
P.S I love you.....made me want to go to Ireland
beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
The movie "Everything is Illuminated" made me want to go to eastern europe. "under the tuscan sun" made me want to go to Italy, just like Gossamer, but so did "Return to me".
cordata cordata 9 years
Motorcycle Diaries made me want to go to Peru, Vanity Fair to India, and a Chinese movie called Kekexili made me want to go to Tibet. Tons of fiction books have made me went to travel, too.
Gossamer Gossamer 9 years
Under the Tuscan sun, i didn't even like the movie but for a year Italy was all I could talk about was "buying a house in Tuscany". I've calmed down since but i still want to go really bad.
anncecelia anncecelia 9 years
i totally decided i needed to go to santorini while i was in europe this may because of the first traveling pants movie. :) it was beauuuutiful.
Nitachequita Nitachequita 9 years
I've always wanted to visit Ireland anyway, but "The Matchmaker" made me crave to go all the more.
kea718 kea718 9 years
Lost in Translation...After seeing that movie I've been almost obsessed with going to Japan.
SaRaH-22 SaRaH-22 9 years
Im going to go with PS I love you!
mlen mlen 9 years
Under the Tuscan Sun- Italy, definitely-especially after I read the book Under the Tuscan Sun. Greece of course, even from the first Pants movie.
kia kia 9 years
Hmmmm, I guess I have a crazy love to visit Jordan that spawned from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. Petra is definitely on my top of my list.
kwikwit kwikwit 9 years
I have wanted to go to New Zealand ever since Lord of the RIngs came out. And I'm goign to Tokyo at the end of next month because of Lost in Translation!
ashpie86 ashpie86 9 years
Under the Tuscan Sun, P.S. I love you, and DEFINITELY want to go to Greece after Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants and Mamma Mia... sigh. I love traveling. =)
Twinkle1 Twinkle1 9 years
I went to Santorini because of Summer Lovers.
TidalWave TidalWave 9 years
Lord of the Rings!!!!
CoconutPie CoconutPie 9 years
The Bourne movies - Berlin, Moscow, Goa,... James Bond movies - Vietnam, Iceland, Cuba, Montenegro, Italy, China,...
daisyblink daisyblink 9 years
Under the Tuscan Sun!!!
kafarine-tin-tin kafarine-tin-tin 9 years
The first Sisterhood movie inspired me to get married in Santorini. I love the white houses, and I think it would be so romantic.
posey posey 9 years
funny so many others named the same ones that popped into my head... sisterhood (the first one) really made me want to travel to greece amelie to paris and the first one i thought of was under the tuscan sun...ITALY!
drea-nicole drea-nicole 9 years
P.S. I Love You - Ireland Stoned - Marrakesh If only you could go back in time too. I'd love to go to Paris during the bohemian revolution - Moulin Rouge.
californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 9 years
I also agree with World Trekker, I wanted to go to London and Paris after I saw What a Girl Wants and Amelie, even though I have already been to both of these places. But I really want to revisit there and actually spend more time exploring the cities because I so felt rushed the first time. I also really want to go to New York City, especially after seeing Sex and the City.
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