While many major films shoot on a closed soundstage, sometimes productions venture out into the real world to create movie magic! Movie locations span around the globe and add a special flair and ambiance that would be impossible to recreate. Are you a movie buff with a passion for geography? Test out your skills on this quiz of famous movie locations and let us know how you do. (Psst…Don’t forget to login or register to rack up points on the leaderboard!)
20 Questions: Famous Movie Locations
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Katz’s Delicatessen in New York City is one of America’s most iconic restaurants and lunch spots on its own. However, it soared to new heights after being featured in an unforgettable “I’ll have what she’s having” scene from which 1989 movie?
Called Nakatomi Plaza in the movie, this Los Angeles skyscraper was the location where Bruce Willis as John McClane spent most of Die Hard (1988) hunting down German terrorists.
The unforgettable D-Day landing scenes from Steve Spielberg’s Saving Private Ryan (1998) were shot on two beaches in this country.
What country was used as the backdrop for Frodo and his band of hobbits as they traipsed around Middle Earth in the Lord of the Rings trilogy?
The exterior of Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters in the X-Men franchise is a remarkable castle found in this location.
The famous baseball diamond featured in Field of Dreams (1989) is still around and became a multimillion-dollar baseball complex called All-Star Ballpark Heaven after the movie wrapped. What state would you have to travel to to be able to see it?
A stunning temple in this ancient city dates back to the first century AD and served as the resting place of the Holy Grail in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.
Kevin McCallister was left Home Alone in an iconic Georgian house in which US city?
Although James Cameron’s Avatar (2009) is mostly known for its impressive CGI, there were some real-life landscape shots incorporated into the film! Where were they captured?
With simple white houses and gorgeous ocean views, this small Greek island served as the backdrop for most of the 2008 film Mamma Mia!
In Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001), Lara Croft, played by Angelina Jolie, is on a quest to recover some ancient artifacts. On her journey, she ends up traveling to which 12th-century temple?
Sylvester Stallone famously jogged and shadow boxed on these steps in the movie Rocky (1976).
In the raunchy comedy The Hangover (2009), the wolf pack famously stayed at which Las Vegas hotel?
This location was home to hundreds of Western films during the 60’s and 70’s. An entire town was built and movies like Once Upon A Time in the West and The Good, The Bad and the Ugly were filmed there. The prop town still stands and is a popular tourist attraction! Where is it?
While this location exists on Earth, its otherworldly qualities are utilized often as a stand-in for scenes set on Mars! It has stood in for Mars in such movies as Red Planet (2000), Last Days on Mars (2013), and The Martian (2015) to name a few. Where is it?
The Cliffs of Insanity in The Princess Bride (1987) are real-life terrifyingly steep cliffs located in what following country? Hint: You may have also seen them in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009) as the Horcrux Cave.
Which of the following locations was NOT used in any of the Star Wars movies?
True or False? You can still grab a burger at Top Notch, the hamburger joint that served as one of the teen hangouts in the film Dazed and Confused (1993).
True or False? Over 200 films have shot scenes in Central Park since 1908, making it the most filmed public park in the world
True or False? The real-life story behind the 2012 film Argo took place in Iran. However, due to the political climate, filming there was impossible. They had to film in Turkey instead.