Romantic Settings in Movies!

If you need some inspiration for where you set your book, take a visual tour of some of the most beautiful places in the world via film. No passports needed!

Under the Tuscan Sun (Italy)

How Stella Got Her Groove Back… (Jamaica)

Eat Pray Love (Italy, India, Bali)

P.S. I Love You (Ireland)

The Big Sick (Los Angeles)

Something’s Gotta Give (The Hamptons)

When Harry Met Sally…(New York)

Waiting to Exhale (Phoenix, Arizona)

Sex and the City 2 (Abu Dhabi)

Moonstruck (Brooklyn)

The Proposal (Alaska)

Kate & Leopold (back in time)

Feel free to tell us in the comments which settings in movies you love!

7 replies on “Romantic Settings in Movies!”

I know it’s a cliche but I adore the London in Love, Actually. Also that French lakeside gite that Colin Firth escapes to is to die for! It’s no wonder romance blossomed between his character and Aurelia.

Last year, a couple from London went to visit every train station in Great Britain and made a YouTube series and documentary about their journey. One of the stations is Corrour in the Scottish highlands, where they converted the old signal box (the house where they would signal trains until remote signaling was implimented) into a bed and breakfast. It is 10 miles from the nearest public road, and accessable by train and hiking trail only. You could definitely set a romantic getaway here. Here are a couple videos featrring Corrour station. (Starting at 12:13)

Out of Africa – Robert Redford and Meryl Streep. it was a gorgeous setting and the soundtrack was awesome. I loved The Proposal too for the peek at Alaska. Letters to Juliet for the scenery and the whole wonderful premise. So many more and all of the above too! Settings are an important part of a story to give the “feel” of the story to the reader, if only in their imigination! 🙂

I’m a sucker for a good historical setting – so Pride and Prejudice – in fact all the JA adaptations. I love the Bollywood version too – wonderfully exotic. A Good Year, set in Provence, has wonderful cinematography.

I love that my city is listed here! Phoenix is pretty amazing! And I’m traveling to Alaska later this year. Oh the inspiration!

I watched Mamma Mia eleventy-hundred-million times even though I’m not really an ABBA fan, because the scenery was just so gorgeous! Greece is my bucket-list trip and I’m sure I’ll be swept off my feet by the place, if not some handsome guy. I hope my readers feel the same energy when they read my books!

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