Top 10 movies shot in picturesque locations

What is the need to see a picturesque movie? Well! in case you're feeling bored you can pick up one such flick and be spellbound by the beauty of the mother earth captured by some talented directors of this time.

The Fall (2006)



I'll admit that I am not one of the biggest fans of this creation but as far as the beauty of its scenes is concerned this movie is second to none. Shot in some of the most beautiful locations across the globe Tarsem Singh's "The Fall" is an amalgamation of reality, struggle and fantasy.


Stalker (1979)



In case Andrey Tarkovskiy is still unknown to you it's time to get Stalker. Don't get any hopes of getting entertained by the chap though as Stalker is slow, haunting and surreal. But that is also the beauty of it. The audience has become dull over the years with the storytellers asking questions and spoon feeding answers at the same time. Tarkovskiy is an exception though and he will make you think harder.


Dreams (1990)





Akira Kurosawa has inspired a number of directors throughout the globe, but this list would certainly have been incomplete without a mention to some of his films. Kurosawa is a magician whose movies have a stunning beauty about them. Dreams is a compilation of some of his dreams and is portrayed on screen with the same aural quality as dreams have in your head.


Braveheart (1995)


Mel Gibson's magnum opus playing William Wallace is well acted, enticing, engaging as well as visually beautiful. Exploring the beautiful landscapes of Scotland the movie will take on a journey of love, loss and redemption.



The Lord of the Rings: Trilogy


A number of people might have warned Peter Jackson against making a movie that would ruin him for lifetime, but can we really help not doing what we have always wanted to accomplish? The answer in most cases would be no and thankfully so in this case as The Lord of the Rings is one of its kind you won't in years to come and in case you're a fan of the novel it will be just an icing on the cake.


Barry Lyndon (1975)


Barry Lyndon, which is mostly shot in Berlin and Prussia is one of the most essential Kubrick films. The film lay down the track and showed the way to period movies in the next few decades. It is one of those creation that just tell you how perfect Kubrick was and you won't find a single flaw in performance or otherwise in the film. The film takes you through a variety of landscapes and palaces.


Apocalypto (2006)



Shot in Guatemala, Apocalypto is a movie about the clash of Mayan tribes. Hats off to Mel Gibson for shooting a movie in real Mayan locations, with a Mexican cast and all conversations in the native language. Some might call it a gross mistake in financial terms and seems the movie could have roped in more in larger audiences if it was in English. But then it would not have been as raw and explicit as it is and yes it is quite an experience to go through this one.


Hero (2002) 


Zhang Yimou's Hero is so kind to the eyes. A rare visual spectacle I just wish if more of such movies were made. Only a Chinese could have done it.


Ran (1985)


Another one from Kurosawa that captures the clouds, mountains and landscapes so well. It is undoubtedly a pleasure to watch this one.

P.S. I Love You (2007)


The romantic drama moves forward with beautiful landscapes of Scotland in the backdrop. It particularly reminds me of those colorful shrubs and flowers as Holly remembers Gerry when they first met.