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I love to watch movies set in travel destinations if I can find them. Here are some movies I’ve found set in countries around the world. (This page is a work in progress. I welcome any suggestions for movies to add to this list):

MOVIES SET IN PARTICULAR COUNTRIES

  1. Afghanistan
    1. Kandahar (2001)
  2. Albania
  3. Algeria
  4. Andorra
  5. Angola
  6. Antigua and Barbuda
  7. Argentina
  8. Armenia
  9. Australia
    1. The Thorn Birds (TV mini-series) (1983) *****
    2. Lantana (2001) *****
    3. Japanese Story (2003) ***
    4. A Place to Call Home (TV series) (2013- ) ****
    5. Tracks (2013) ****
    6. The Dressmaker (2015)
    7. The Light Between Oceans (2016) ****
  10. Austria
    1. Before Sunrise (1995) *****
  11. Azerbaijan
  12. Bahamas
  13. Bahrain
  14. Bangladesh
  15. Barbados
  16. Belarus
  17. Belgium
  18. Belize
  19. Benin
  20. Bhutan
  21. Bolivia
  22. Bosnia and Herzegovina
  23. Botswana
  24. Brazil
  25. Brunei
  26. Bulgaria
  27. Burkina Faso
  28. Burundi
  29. Cabo Verde
  30. Cambodia
    1. Lord Jim (1965)
    2. The Killing Fields (1984)
    3. Swimming to Cambodia (1987)
    4. See Angkor and Die (1993)
    5. Rice People (1994)
    6. One Evening After the War (1998)
    7. The Land of the Wandering Souls (2000)
    8. Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001)
    9. City of Ghosts (2002)
    10. S21: The Khmer Rouge Killing Machine (2003)
    11. Tum Teav (2003)
    12. Neang Neath (2004)
    13. Ghost Banana Tree (2004)
    14. Two Brothers (2004)
    15. The Forest (2005)
    16. The Burnt Theatre (2005)
    17. The Sea Wall (2008)
    18. Same Same But Different (2009)
    19. Enemies of the People (2009)
    20. Wish You Were Here (2012)
    21. The Missing Picture (2013)
    22. The Last Reel (2014)
    23. Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten: Cambodia’s Lost Rock ‘n’ Roll (2014)
    24. Cambodian Son (2014)
    25. The Gate (2014)
    26. No Escape (2015)
    27. Poppy Goes to Hollywood (2016)
    28. First They Killed My Father (2017)
  31. Cameroon
  32. Canada
    1. Monsieur Lazhar (2011)
  33. Central African Republic
  34. Chad
  35. Chile
  36. China
    1. Hong Kong
      1. In the Mood for Love (2000)
    2. Beijing
      1. Beijing Bicycle (2001) ****
    3. The Painted Veil (2006) *****
  37. Colombia
  38. Comoros
  39. Democratic Republic of the Congo
  40. Republic of the Congo
  41. Costa Rica
  42. Cote d’Ivoire
  43. Croatia
  44. Cuba
  45. Cyprus
  46. Czech Republic
    1. The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988) ****
  47. Denmark
    1. Borgen (TV series 2010-2013) *****
    2. Rita (TV series 2012- ) ****
    3. Dicte: Crime Reporter (2012-2016) ****
    4. Copenhagen (2014)
  48. Djibouti
  49. Dominica
  50. Dominican Republic
  51. Ecuador
  52. Egypt
    1. The Nightingale’s Prayer (1934)
    2. The Flirtation of Girls (1949)
    3. The Ten Commandments (1956)
    4. Cairo Station (1958)
    5. Cleopatra (1963)
    6. The Sin (1965)
    7. The Land (1969)
    8. The Night of Counting the Years (1969)
    9. Death on the Nile (1974)
    10. Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
    11. The Bus Driver (1982)
    12. Terrorism and the Kebab (1992)
    13. The Yacoubian Building (2006)
    14. Cairo Time (2009) *****
    15. Asmaa (2011)
    16. Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014)
    17. The Night Manager (TV series) (2016-2018) ****
  53. El Salvador
  54. Equatorial Guinea
  55. Eritrea
  56. Estonia
  57. Ethiopia
  58. Fiji
  59. Finland
  60. France
    1. Chocolat (2000) ****
    2. Amelie (2001) *****
    3. Apres Vous (2003) *****
    4. Before Sunset (2004) *****
    5. Caché (2005) ****
    6. My Father’s Guests (2010)
    7. Le Havre (2011) **
    8. Samba (2014) ****
    9. Dheepan (2015) *****
    10. La Villa (The House by the Sea) ****
    11. Non-Fiction (2018) **
  61. Gabon
  62. Gambia
  63. Georgia
  64. Germany
    1. The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (2008) ****
    2. Frantz (2016) ****
  65. Ghana
  66. Greece
    1. Captain Corelli’s Mandolin (2001) ****
    2. Ginger and Cinnamon (2003) ****
    3. Mama Mia! (2008) *****
    4. Mama Mia! Here We Go Again (2018) ****
  67. Grenada
  68. Guatemala
  69. Guinea
  70. Guinea-Bissau
  71. Guyana
  72. Haiti
  73. Honduras
  74. Hungary
    1. Gloomy Sunday (1999) ***
  75. Iceland
    1. The Girl in the Café (2005) *****
    2. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013) ***
    3. Albatross (2015) *****
  76. India
    1. The Jewel in the Crown (TV mini-series) (1984) *****
    2. Mr. and Mrs. Iyer (2002) *****
    3. Jab We Met (2007) *****
    4. Slumdog Millionaire (2008) *****
    5. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011) *****
    6. Tanu Weds Manu (2011) ***
    7. The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015) ***
    8. Indian Summers (TV series) (2015-2016) ****
    9. Lion (2016) ****
  77. Indonesia
  78. Iran
    1. About Elly (2009)
    2. A Separation (2011)
    3. The Past (2013)
    4. Argo (2012) ****
    5. Septembers of Shiraz (2015)
    6. The Salesman (2016) ****
  79. Iraq
  80. Ireland
    1. The Fall (TV series) (2013-2016) ****
  81. Israel
    1. Dancing Arabs (2014)
    2. Sand Storm (2016)
  82. Italy
    1. Three Coins in the Fountain (1954) ***
    2. La Dolce Vita (1960)
    3. Come September (1961)
    4. The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965)
    5. A Room With a View (1985) *****
    6. Cinema Paradiso (1988)
    7. Il Postino: The Postman (1994)
    8. Stealing Beauty (1996)
    9. The English Patient (1996) *****
    10. Life is Beautiful (1997) *****
    11. Besieged (1998) ****
    12. The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999) **
    13. Tea with Mussolini (1999)
    14. Bread & Tulips (2000) *****
    15. Malèna (2000) *****
    16. Italian for Beginners (2000) **
    17. The Son’s Room (2001) *****
    18. Under the Tuscan Sun (2003) ****
    19. The Best of Youth (2003)
    20. A Good Woman (2004)
    21. Agatha and the Storm (2004) ****
    22. Angels & Demons (2009)
    23. I am Love (2009)
    24. Letters to Juliet (2010) ****
    25. The Tourist (2010) **
    26. To Rome with Love (2012) ***
    27. The Great Beauty (2013)
    28. The Trip to Italy (2014) *
    29. A Bigger Splash (2015) **
    30. Call Me by Your Name (2017) ***
  83. Jamaica
  84. Japan
    1. Enlightenment Guaranteed (1999) (German) *****
    2. Departures (2008)
    3. Sweet Bean (2015) ****
    4. After the Storm (2016) ****
    5. Oh Lucy! (2017) ***
    6. Shoplifters (2018) ****
  85. Jordan
  86. Kazakhstan
  87. Kenya
    1. Out of Africa (1985)
  88. Kiribati
  89. Kosovo
  90. Kuwait
  91. Kyrgyzstan
  92. Laos
  93. Latvia
  94. Lebanon
    1. Caramel (2007)
  95. Lesotho
  96. Liberia
  97. Libya
  98. Liechtenstein
  99. Lithuania
  100. Luxembourg
  101. Macedonia
  102. Madagascar
  103. Malawi
  104. Malaysia
  105. Maldives
  106. Mali
  107. Malta
  108. Marshall Islands
  109. Mauritania
  110. Mauritius
  111. Mexico
    1. Roma (2018) (Netflix) ***
  112. Micronesia
  113. Moldova
  114. Monaco
  115. Mongolia
  116. Montenegro
  117. Morocco
    1. Morocco (1930)
    2. Casablanca (1942) *****
    3. The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956) ****
    4. The Wind and the Lion (1975)
    5. Marrakech Express (1989)
    6. The Sheltering Sky (1990)
    7. Hideous Kinky (1998)
    8. Legionnaire (1998)
    9. Hidalgo (2004) ***
    10. Changing Times (2004)
    11. Alexander (2004)
    12. Kingdom of Heaven (2005)
    13. Sahara (2005)
    14. Syriana (2005) ****
    15. Babel (2006) ****
    16. The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)
    17. Of Gods and Men (2010)
    18. Hanna (2011)
    19. The Source (La Source des Femmes) (2011)
    20. Horses of God (2012)
    21. My Makhzen and Me (2012) (Feb 20 movement – documentary)
    22. The Time In Between – TV Series (2013-2014) (Spanish) *****
    23. Exit Marrakech (2013)
    24. Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation (2015)
    25. Queen of the Desert (2015)
    26. Much Loved (2015)
    27. Our Kind of Traitor (2016)
  118. Mozambique
  119. Myanmar (Burma)
    1. The Lady (2011) *****
  120. Namibia
  121. Nauru
  122. Nepal
  123. Netherlands
    1. The Fault in Our Stars (2014) ****
  124. New Zealand
    1. Top of the Lake (TV series) (2013- )
  125. Nicaragua
  126. Niger
  127. Nigeria
  128. North Korea
  129. Norway
  130. Oman
  131. Pakistan
    1. He Named Me Malala (2015) ****
  132. Palau
  133. Palestine
    1. Omar (2013)
  134. Panama
  135. Papua New Guinea
  136. Paraguay
  137. Peru
  138. Philippines
  139. Poland
  140. Portugal
    1. Night Train to Lisbon (2013)
  141. Qatar
  142. Romania
  143. Russia
    1. Dr. Zhivago (1965)
  144. Rwanda
  145. Saint Kitts and Nevis
  146. Saint Lucia
  147. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  148. Samoa
  149. San Marino
  150. Sao Tome and Principe
  151. Saudi Arabia
    1. A Hologram for the King (2016)
  152. Senegal
  153. Serbia
  154. Seychelles
  155. Sierra Leone
  156. Singapore
  157. Slovakia
    1. Loves of a Blonde (1965)
    2. Closely Watched Trains (1966)
    3. The Firemen’s Ball (1967)
    4. Kolya (1996)
    5. I Served the King of England (2006)
    6. In the Shadow (2012)
    7. Burning Bush (2013)
  158. Slovenia
  159. Solomon Islands
  160. Somalia
  161. South Africa
    1. Duma (2005)
    2. Searching for Sugar Man (2012) ****
    3. Mary and Martha (2013)
  162. South Korea
    1. Bungee Jumping of Their Own (2001) ***
  163. South Sudan
  164. Spain
    1. Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008) ****
    2. The Way (2010) ****
    3. The Time In Between – TV Series (2013-2014) ****
    4. Walking the Camino: Six Ways to Santiago (2013) *****
    5. Julieta (2016) **
    6. Merlí (TV series) (2015-2018) ****
  165. Sri Lanka
  166. Sudan
  167. Suriname
  168. Swaziland
  169. Sweden
    1. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011) ****
    2. A Man Called Ove (2015) ****
  170. Switzerland
  171. Syria
  172. Taiwan
  173. Tajikistan
  174. Tanzania
  175. Thailand
    1. Brokedown Palace (1999) *****
  176. Timor-Leste
  177. Togo
  178. Tonga
  179. Trinidad and Tobago
  180. Tunisia
  181. Turkey
    1. Mustang (2015) ***
  182. Turkmenistan
  183. Tuvalu
  184. Uganda
    1. Queen of Katwe (2016)
  185. Ukraine
  186. United Arab Emirates (UAE)
  187. United Kingdom (UK)
    1. Chariots of Fire (1981) *****
    2. Prime Suspect (TV mini-series) (1991) *****
    3. The Remains of the Day (1993)
    4. Pride and Prejudice (TV mini-series) (1995) *****
    5. Sliding Doors (1998) *****
    6. Notting Hill (1999) *****
    7. Bridget Jones’s Diary (2001) ****
    8. About a Boy (2002) ****
    9. Love Actually (2003) ***
    10. Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (2004) ***
    11. Island at War (TV mini-series) (2004) ****
    12. Death at a Funeral (2007) *****
    13. Downton Abbey – TV series (2010-2015) *****
    14. Last Tango in Halifax (TV series) (2012- 2016) ****
    15. Lovesick (TV series) (2014- ) ***
    16. Victoria (TV series) (2016- ) *****
    17. Love & Friendship (2016) **
    18. Finding Your Feet (2017) ***
    19. Victoria & Abdul (2017) ****
    20. Wild Rose (2018) *****
    21. The Souvenir (2019) ***
  188. United States of America (USA)
    1. See movies | u.s.a. |
  189. Uruguay
  190. Uzbekistan
  191. Vanuatu
  192. Vatican City (Holy See)
  193. Venezuela
  194. Vietnam
    1. The Deer Hunter (1978) ****
    2. Apocalypse Now (1979) ****
    3. Platoon (1986) ****
    4. Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)
    5. Full Metal Jacket (1987)
    6. Hamburger Hill (1987)
    7. Born on the Fourth of July (1989)
    8. Casualties of War (1989)
    9. Indochine (1992) *****
    10. The Lover (1992)
    11. The Scent of Green Papaya (1993) ***
    12. Heaven and Earth (1993)
    13. Forrest Gump (1994) *****
    14. Cyclo (1995)
    15. Three Seasons (1999) ****
    16. The Vertical Ray of the Sun (2000) *****
    17. The Quiet American (2002)
    18. We Were Soldiers (2002)
    19. The Fog of War (2003)
    20. The Beautiful Country (2004)
    21. The Buffalo Boy (2004)
    22. Owl and the Sparrow (2007)
    23. Tropic Thunder (2008)
    24. 21 and a Wake Up (2009)
    25. The Sapphires (2012)
    26. Noble (2014)
    27. The Vietnam War (Ken Burns 10-episode TV series) (2017) *****
  195. Yemen
    1. Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (2011)
    2. The Last Post (TV series) (2017- )
  196. Zambia
  197. Zimbabwe

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MOVIES SET IN UNNAMED COUNTRIES FROM REGIONS AROUND THE WORLD