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Aerial Traveler: Movie Locations

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Aerial Traveler - Movie Locations

Aerial Traveler

Aerial Traveler is the newest of AirVūz Originals programming.  Each episode has hosts Allie and Rusty featuring a jaw-dropping travel destination via the incredible drone videos uploaded to AirVuz.  A finely curated collection packages these videos into a virtual travel itinerary, inviting us all to experience the aerial views from the best seat you’ll never need to reserve - right where you are now. This month, Aerial Traveler explores movie filming locations, watch the episode now to see it all for yourself!

The Beach (2000)

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Koh Phi Phi in 4K

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Thailand's Koh Phi Phi islands regularly appear atop lists of the best beaches in the world, especially since Koh Phi Phi Lee (the smaller of the two main islands) becoming the shooting location of the movie The Beach starring Leonardo DiCaprio in 2000.  Distinguished by large limestone rocks. the islands are situated in the Andaman Sea, in the Krabi province.  Contributor Agrippa907th used a DJI Mavic Pro drone to aerially capture these stunning islands as well as Railay Beach, which lies a bit to their north.

Avatar (2009)

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Zhangjiajie National Park China

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Contributor Sjoerdbracke used a DJI Mavic Pro drone to create this spectacular bird's eye view of  Zhangjiajie National Forest Park in the Hunan province of central China.  The park is known for its unique rock pillar formations, which earned it a UNESCO World Heritage natural site designation.  China's first national park, it is now one of several in an area known as the Wulingyuan Scenic District.   The park was the primary shooting location for James Cameron's 2009 film Avatar, still the highest-grossing film of all time.  

Mamma Mia (2008)

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Mamma Mia!: Greece's Sporades Islands

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Contributor Patassini_ale used a DJI Mavic Pro drone to create this beauiful video of Greece's Sporades Islands in the northern Aegean Sea.  The video includes footage of three of the four inhabited Sporades: Skopelos, Alonissos, and Skiathos.  Associated with the Greek god Dionysos, Skopelos is the most well known of these islands.  Famously, Skopelos was used as the primary shooting location for the 2008 musical film Mamma Mia, based on a Broadway show of the same name and starring Merryl Streep.

Planet of the Apes (1968)

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Point Dume: Malibu, California

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Contributor mavictraveler used a DJI Mavic Pro 2 drone to create this video of Point Dume in Malibu, California.  Located on the north side of Santa Monica Bay west of Los Angeles, Point Dume is the site of one of the most iconic scenes in the history of cinema: the finale of the 1968 classic Planet of the Apes.   It was here that astronaut George Taylor (Charlton Heston) stumbles upon a destroyed Statue of Liberty and realizes that he has landed on a post-nuclear armageddon Planet Earth.    

Goldfinger (1964)

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Goldfinger: Furka Pass, Switzerland

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Prepare to be blown away by this drone video of a famous mountain pass in the Swiss Alps, compliments of top contributor Electriclife and his DJI Inspire 2 drone.  Furka Pass, lying at 2.4k meters (almost 8k ft.) in south central Switzerland, connects several towns in the area.  It was the shooting location of a memorable scene in the 1964 James Bond movie Goldfinger, in which 007 (played by Sean Connery) tries to chase down the antagonist in his Aston Martin DB5.  It was the third installment in the series.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)

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Salar de Uyuni: Bolivia's Salt Flats

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Bolivia's Salar de Uyuni is the world's largest salt flat.  Victoraroundtheworld used his DJI Phantom 3 Advanced drone to take us on a tour of this amazing area which appears to be blanketed in white.  Located in the southwestern corner of the country, the flats are part of the Bolivian Altiplano, itself part of the Andes system.  Salar de Uyuni was used as a filming location for the Star Wars film the Last Jedi (2017), the eighth installment in the series; the flats "played the role" of Planet Crait.

Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (2003).

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New Zealand's north island, part 2

RJurevics

RJurevics created this beautiful DVOW-nominated video from New Zealand, the product of six months of travel through its North Island. The video uses drone footage (including timelapses) with a bit of ground camera footage to capture some epic views of the island, forever associated with the Lord of the Rings movie series.  One of the video's highlights is some rare footage of the Putangirua Pinnacles, a "badlands" area on Palliser Bay which appeared in Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003).  

Mad Max: Fury Road (1999)

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The Mighty Namib Desert

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The west coast of the African nation Namibia is covered by the Namib Desert, which runs the length of the country's Atlantic coast. In this video, contributor Elevated Perspectives International gives us a bird's eye view of the mighty desert and includes footage of Sossusvlei, Cape Cross and Spitzkoppe.  The desert, which has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage site, was the primary shooting location for the movie Mad Max: Fury Road (1999), the fourth installment of the series.

Forrest Gump (1994)

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Monument Valley Utah

NGreyTravels

Top contributor NGreyTravels created this short-but-epic drone video of Monument Valley in the Southwestern USA, near the spot called Four Corners where four states come together: Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah.  Situated on the Colorado Plateau, the area is home to some of the most iconic scenery in the American West.  So much so that this very spot was used to film a famous scene in the 1994 film "Forrest Gump"; this was where Forrest (Tom Hanks) and his followers stopped after he "ran to the ocean".  

Good Will Hunting (1997)

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Boston Public Garden

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One of the most prominent of Boston's many parks  is the Boston Public Gardens, which is located adjacent to the Boston Common just outside of the core Financial District of New England's largest city.    One of the great green spaces of this historic city, the Garden has made numerous movie appearances, most notably as the filming scene of a famous monologue by actor Robin Williams in the 1997 modern classic Good Will Hunting.  Check out the Public Garden from above in this drone video by pilgrimdroner. 

Die Hard (1988)

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Fox Plaza, Century City

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The Fox Plaza building is situated in Century City, a sort of "satellite downtown" for LA's West Side, near the interchange between the Santa Monica and San Diego Freeways.  Built on an old 20th Century Fox backlot, Century City is generally regarded as the capital of the worldwide entertainment industry.  Fitting, then, that Fox Plaza was the scene of the finale of Die Hard, the 1988 action blockbuster.  Contributor Mavictraveler created this drone video of the building, which was completed in 1987.    

Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)

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Devils Tower

Ryan Jones

Contributor Ryan Jones created this drone video of the Wyoming landmark, Devil's Tower, which is a rock formation in the northeast region near the Bear Lodge Mountains. The mountains are part of the Black Hills range of South Dakota, and the entire area is part of the Great Plains system which covers much of the west-central United States.  The unique butte was featured prominently in the 1977 blockbuster movie Close Encounters of the Third Kind, including in its climactic final scene.  

Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018)

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Mission:Norway

Grim Berge

Award winning contributor Grim Berge created this amazing recreation of a scene from the 2018 blockbuster Mission: Impossible - Fallout from its original filming location.  Located in the western Norway, Preikestolen, aka the Pulpit Rock, features a vertical cliff of over 600 meters (almost 2k ft.) down to the Lysefjorden.  Shot mainly with a a DJI Inspire 2 drone, the video recreates an epic escape scene in the film, which was set in the Himalayas but was in fact filmed right here in Norway. 

Rebel without a Cause (1955)

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Griffith Observatory Aerial Tour

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Contributor Sky.shots brings us this awesome drone video of Griffith Observatory, one of the most iconic landmarks of Los Angeles.  Located in the Hollywood Hills near the famous Hollywood sign, the observatory has been allowing astronomers to gaze into the heavens since 1935.  The observatory has been used as a filming scene for numerous movies.  Most famously, the observatory was used to shoot the climactic scene of the 1955 classic film Rebel Without a Cause, starring James Dean and Natalie Wood. 

Vertigo (1958)

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Cypress Point, California

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Cypress Point is the westernmost spot on California's Monterey Peninsula south of San Francisco.  The northern part of the point is occupied by Cypress Point Golf Club, considered one of the top courses in the US.  The southern part of the point is perhaps best known for appearing in one of the most iconic movies ever filmed in California - Alfred Hitchcock's 1958 masterpiece Vertigo, starring Jimmy Stewart and Kim Novak.  You can get a bird's eye view of Cypress Point in this drone video by Caldroneflyer.

Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014)

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Entanglement: El Cotillo, Canary Islands

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Contributor and pilot Yapov brings us this beautiful drone video of the beach around El Cotillo Beach on Fuerteventura, one of Spain's Canary Islands.  It's on the northwestern shore of the island, which lies near the western end of the chain.  The beach here was the primary shooting location for one of the more memorable scenes of 21st century film thus far: the (computer enhanced) "Parting of the Red Sea" sequence in Ridley Scott's Exodus: Gods and Kings, one of the biggest box office hits of 2014.

Apocalypse Now (1979)

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Awesome Aurora, East of the Philippines

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Contributor Liwanders brings us this beautiful drone's eye view of Baler, a beach town in the Philippines with a storied place in the world of film.  Baler is situated in the Aurora Province of east central Luzon, a 2-3 hour drive from Manila.  Famously, baler was the shooting location for one of the great scenes of 20th century film: the "Ride of the Valkyries" helicopter attack sequence in the 1979 epic  Apocalypse Now.  The movie helped turn Baler from an obscure beach town to the surfing capital of the Philippines.

The Blue Lagoon (1980)

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Trip to Yasawa Islands, Fiji

Safi Dehili

The Yasawa Islands are some of the most well known amongst the hundreds which make up the South Pacific island nation of Fiji.  The chain begins to the northwest of the main island of Fiji and extend to the northeast.  These islands became very well known several decades ago when they were used as the primary shooting location for the 1980 blockbuster The Blue Lagoon, starring Brooke Shields.  In this video, you'll get a bird's eye view of the Yasawa's compliments of contributor and drone pilot Safi Dehili.

Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

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Wadi Rum Desert, Jordan

Fabio Knoll

Wadi Rum is a desert valley lying in the southern portion of the Middle Eastern nation of Jordan.  The area is home to some of the most spectacular rock formations anywhere on earth.  Famously, it was chosen as the primary shooting location for the legendary 1962 Columbia Pictures film Lawrence of Arabia starring Peter O'Toole. In later years, Wadi Rum "stood in" for the desert moon of Jedha in the 2015 Star Wars film The Force AwakensAward winning contributor Fabio Knoll created this marvelous drone's eye view of the great desert.  

Chinatown (1974)

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Echo Park Lake, Los Angeles CA

Wasim Mazahreh

Contributor Wasim Mazareh created this beautiful drone video of Echo Park Lake in the heart of Los Angeles, California.  Situated a short distance north of downtown and just west of Dodger Stadium, Echo Park is one of the most well known districts of central LA.  Located immediately to the north of the Hollywood Freeway, the lake was the filming location for one of the most memorable scenes in Roman Polanski's 1974 cinematic modern noir masterpiece Chinatown, starring Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway.  

Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001)

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Angkor Wat Drone Footage

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Contributor Hiro used a DJI Mavic Pro drone to create this bird's eye view of the Angkor Wat temple complex in Cambodia, near Siem Reap. Built in the 12th century, the world’s largest religious complex was once the center of a mighty empire that ruled over much of Southeast Asia. The temple had fallen into disuse during the Khmer Rouge reign of terror, and was "rediscovered" in part through the movies: the 2001 blockbuster Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, starring Angelina Joline, was mostly shot at the complex.

Pirates...Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006)

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Dominica: The Nature Island

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Contributor la.drones brought a drone along on a trek to the famous Boiling Lake on the island of Dominica.  It's in the Morne Trois Pitons National Park, home to some of the finest hiking trails in the Caribbean.  The Boiling Lake is so called because of the greenish-blue bubbles which emanate from it.  In the video you'll get an aerial view of the lake, as well as other epic sights of Dominica, a primary filming location for the 2006 box-office smash film Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest.

Dark Knight Rises (2012)

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Jodhpur, India

NGreyTravels

Jodhpur is an important city in the Indian state of Rajasthan, lying close to the western Indian border with Pakistan.  Surrounded by the Thar Desert, Jodhpur is perhaps best known for Mehrangarh, a giant 15th century fortress which overlooks the city.  In this video, NGrey captures a woman practicing yoga against the distinctive blue buildings of the skyline of Jodhpur including its hilltop fortress.  Jodhpur appeared in the 2012 Batman superhero film (and box-office blockbuster) The Dark Knight Rises.

LA Confidential (1997)

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Los Angeles City Hall

mavictraveler

For 40 years, the tallest building in Los Angeles was City Hall.  Completed in 1928, at the peak of the city's most frenetic decade of growth, the architectural masterpiece stands 138 meters (453 ft.) above the downtown streets.  It's been used as a filming location for many movies and TV series.  In its best-known movie appearance, City Hall "stood in" for police headquarters in the 1997 modern noir classic, LA Confidential.  You can see City Hall from a drone perspective in this video by mavictraveler.

The Truman Show (1998)

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Seaside, Florida: Golden Hour

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8 Fifty Productions created this beautiful drone video of Seaside, a quiet planned beach community on Florida's panhandle.  Situated in Walton County between the much better known Panama Beach City and Destin, it shares the very high ratio of boats to humans which is common in this part of the world.  Famously, Seaside was the primary filming location for The Truman Show, the 1998 sci-fi parody movie starring Jim Carey which was one of the most financially successful movies of the 1990's. 

Passion of the Christ (2004)

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Cinematic Flight in Matera: DJI Phantom 3 Pro

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Prepare to be amazed by this drone video from Italy by contributor and pilot squall88bad.  He used a DJI Phantom 3 drone to create a beautiful bird's eye view of Matera, an ancient town in the Basilicata region, which covers much of the southern part of the country.  Matera is one of the oldest continuously inhabited urban centers in the world.  Unsurprisingly, it's played the "role" of many ancient cities in movies, notably as Jerusalem in the 2004 epic The Passion of the Christ starring Mel Gibson. 

Blade Runner (1982)

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LA's Bradbury Building

mavictraveler

Of all the depictions of Los Angeles in the movies, the dystopian LA in the "future year" of 2019 in the cult sci fi film Blade Runner is one of the most well known.  One of the most important filming locations for the 1982 movie was the Bradbury Building in downtown LA, which you'll see from above in this drone video by mavictraveler.  While it's appeared in other movies, the 1893 landmark is best known as the filming location for J.F. Sebastian's apartment where the movie's final, climactic scene occurs.

The Godfather (1972)

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A Little Piece of Sicily in 4k

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The Italian island of Sicily will forever be associated with the Godfather trilogy, Francis Ford Coppola's masterpiece of organized crime.  The book from which the screenplay was adapted had scenes in the town of Corleone, but this was too developed by the early 1970's when the first installment was filmed.  Instead, filming took place in Savoca and Forza d’Agrò, in the Messina province.  Behold these magnificent Sicilian towns in this awesome drone video by contributor jone_83.

El Cid (1961)

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Dji Mavic Pro Platinium 4K Presa de Santillana

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Contributor and pilot Mikel_julio used a DJI Mavic Pro Platinum to create this memorable aerial video of one of the best preserved fortresses in Spain.  The New Castle of Manzanares el Real is a 15th century fortified palace which is near the town of the same name in the Madrid Community in the center of the country.  Famously, the fortress was used as a shooting location for the 1961 film El Cid starring Charlton Heston and Sophia Loren.  Also known as the Castle of los Mendoza, the complex now also houses a museum.

Jaws (1975)

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Aerial Tour of Martha's Vineyard

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Martha's Vineyard is a large island south of Cape Cod in Massachusetts, in the USA's New England region.  Accessible by ferry and by air, it is known as a summer getaway for wealthy families from New England, the Kennedy's being the most prominent of the island's summer residents.  Contributor Flying Films NY used a number of different DJI model drones to create this mesmerizing aerial portrait of this summer beach paradise, which was the main shooting location for the 1970's blockbuster movie Jaws.

Wonder Woman (2017)

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Trip to Matera

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Contributor Mark59 created this stunning drone video of Italy's Matera province, which is part of the Basilicata region.  Picturing Italy as a "boot", Matera is where the "instep" sits.  The City of Matera (which is the provincial capital) was founded by Romans in the third century BC.  It's known for its many churches as well as Benedictine and Basilian monasteries, most of which date to the 7th and 8th centuries AD.  The city "stood in" for the Amazonian town of Themyscira in the 2017 blockbuster Wonder Woman.  

The Departed (2006)

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Massachusetts State House, Boston

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One of the more prominent landmarks of Boston, Massachusetts is the gold-domed Massachusetts State House.  The state capitol, it is situated in the Beacon Hill neighborhood, just off the Boston Common.  Its cornerstone was laid in 1795 by none other than Paul Revere.  The iconic-looking landmark has appeared in numerous feature movies, most notably in the 2006 Academy Award winner the Departered; the dome is visible from the apartment of "bad cop" Colin Sullivan, played by Boston native Matt Damon.  

Clash of the Titans (2010)

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Gran Canaria: The Desert

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Contributor Hamed.razzaghi created this memorable drone video of a spot on Gran Canaria in Spain's Canary Islands. Maspaloma is a town on the southern coast of the island, which lies in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean archipelago.  It is surrounded by an arid area of other-worldly beauty.  Moviegoers may see some familiar territory here; the Maspaloma sand dunes were used to film the 2010 blockbuster action movie Clash of the Titans, which grossed nearly a half billion dollars at the box office.

Popeye (1979)

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MALTA ● Popeye Village [2019] | 👉CINEMATIC 4k 📷

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One of the top attractions in the northern part of the Mediteranean island of Malta is a 40 year old movie set near the town of Mellieħa.  It's called Popeye Village in honor of the 1979 movie which was filmed here - Robert Altman's adaptation of the Popeye comic strip.  While the movie had mixed box office success, it will be forever known as the first starring movie role for the late Robin Williams, considered one of the greatest actors of his generation.  Check out Popeye Village from above in this drone video by TravelPenguin.  

The Avengers (2006)

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2018 Detroit Hype | Train Station

Jeff Walrich - TK-421

Top contributor Jeff Walrich put together this excellent drone video showing how the city of Detroit, Michigan is undergoing an improbable urban renaissance.  Most of the video was filmed around the Corktown neighborhood, which is located between downtown and the Ambassador Bridge.  The video features some great footage of the most well-known Corktown landmark: the Michigan Central Station.  Opened in 1914 and once one of the busiest passenger train stations in the USA, it's now being redeveloped.

Crazy Rich Asians (2018)

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Super Trees

jeric saniel

The Marina Bay Sands is probably the most recognizable sight in Singapore.  Opened in 2010, the integrated casino resort may have been the most expensive ever built.  Its significance to the Singapore cityscape made it a natural shooting location for one of the most important scenes in the 2018 blockbuster film Crazy Rich Asians.  In this video, you'll get a bird's eye view of this resort with its famous artificial tree "forest" known as the Gardens by the Bay, courtesy of contributor Jeric Saniel.

Purple Rain (1984)

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First Avenue & 7th Street Entry, Minneapolis

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, has long had an active live music scene, in keeping with its reputation as a major arts city.  The center of gravity of its music world is the First Avenue & 7th Street Entry Nightclub, shown here in this video by Gopherdrone. Located downtown, the club has served as the launching pad for numerous Minneapolis musicians and bands.  It's most famously associated with the career of the late international pop star Prince, whose 1984 movie Purple Rain extensively featured the club.  

Sound of Music (1965)

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Salzburg Drone Footage - Austria

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In this video, content creator and pilot Dronesantana007 gives us an epic bird's eye view of the Austrian city Salzburg.  Salzburg is situated in the northern part of the country, on the border with Germany.  It is the fourth largest city in Austria.  One of Europe's great cultural cities, the center of Salzburg has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage site.  It is possibly most well known as the shooting location for the epic film The Sound of Music, winner of the Best Picture award at the 1965 Oscars.

The Town (2010)

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Fenway Park, Boston

Chris Bonanno

Contributor Chris Bonano used a DJI Mavic Pro 2 to create this aerial view of Boston's Fenway Park, one of the most storied venues in American sports.  The oldest ballpark in Major League Baseball, since 1912 it's been the home of the Boston Red Sox.  Part of its appeal is its size - with seating for just over 37,000, it's one of MLB's smallest stadiums.  Located in the city's Fenway-Kenmore neighborhood along the Charles River, the park was the filming location for the climax of the crime thriller the Town (2010).

Animal House (1978)

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University of Oregon Greek Life

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In this video, you'll get an aerial tour of the fraternity and sorority houses of the University of Oregon at Eugene, compliments of contributor GoDucks.  Situated due south of the state capital at Salem, the university was founded in 1876.  It's a major research institution, and with enrollment of about 24,000, it's one of the largest universities in the Pacific Northwest.  Famously, the university and its fraternity houses were used as shooting locations for the 1978 blockbuster Animal House.

Live and Let Die (1973)

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Green Grotto Caves, Jamaica - James Bond filming location 1973 DRONE EXCLUSIVE

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Contributor ChristoipherFewnton created this beautiful drone video of Jamaica's famous Green Grotto Caves.  The caves, which get their name from the green algae which covers their walls, are located in the middle of the northern coast of this Caribbean island.  Notably, the caves were a filming location for the James Bond film Live and Let Die (1973). In the film, the ninth in the series, the caves served as the hideout for the villain Dr. Konanga on the fictional island of San Monique.  

Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

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Batad - Queen of All Rice Terraces

Travel Imagez

Contributor and pilot Travel Imagez created this amazing aerial view of the Batad Rice Terraces in central Luzon, Philippines.  The Batad are part of the Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras, which has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site.  The age of these terraces isn't known exactly but is believed to be as old as 2,000 years.  Moviegoers may recognize the Batad; the famous rice terraces made an appearance in the ending scene of the 2018 blockbuster film Avengers: Infinity War.

Shutter Island (2010)

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Medfield State Hospital, Massachusetts

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Located about 45 km (around 30 mi.) southwest of Boston, the Medfield State Hospital once had a more foreboding (and now politically incorrect) name: the Medfield Insane Asylum.  Opened in the early 20th century, the facility once housed over 2k patients.  Closed since 2003, thesite is now listed in the National Register of Historic Places.  It's appeared in a number of feature movies, most notably in Robert Scorsese's 2010 psychological thriller Shutter Island starring Leonard DiCaprio.

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)

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Chasing the Durango & Silverton Train by Drone

TampaRandy

TampaRandy created this marvelous drone video involving the Durango & Silverton Railroad, a historical (narrow-gauge) line in southwestern Colorado.   Opened in 1882, the railroad once used to hauling gold and silver ore out of the San Juan Mountains is now a major tourist attraction.  And filming location: it was used to film the famous train heist sequence in the 1969 classic Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, and years later to film another famous train heist scene in the TV show Breaking Bad. 

What About Bob? (1991)

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2019 SML | DJI Mavic Pro 2

Jeff Walrich - TK-421

Top contributor Jeff Walrich created this magnificent drone video from Smith Mountain Lake, a well known reservoir lake in the Roanoke Region of western Virginia.  Situated in a valley of the Blue Ridge Mountains (part of the Appachians), the 20k+ acre lake was created with the completion of the Smith Mountain Dam in the early 1960's.  The picturesque lake has appeared in a number of movies and TV shows, notably as a "stand-in" for New Hampshire's Lake Winnipesaukee in the 1991 comedy "What about Bob?".

The Great Gatsby (2013)

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Split Rock Lighthouse, Lake Superior

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Contributor duluthaerial used a DJI Mavic Pro 2 to aerially film the famed Split Rock Lighthouse on the North Shore of Lake Superior in Minnesota.  Completed in 1910, the landmark regularly appears atop lists of the USA's most iconic lighthouses.  It sits atop a cliff about an hour's drive north of Duluth, on a stretch of the lake which was at one time considered quite treacherous for shipping.  Retired in 1969, the lighthouse made an appearance as a filming location for the 2013 blockbuster The Great Gatsby.

The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)

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ISCHIA PONTE ITALY IN 4K!!!

CH drone

The island of Ischia sits at the northern approaches to the Gulf of Naples in Southern Italy, roughly opposite the smaller island of Capri.  In this drone video by CH drone, you'll get  a bird's eye view of the legendary destination, including the square of Ischia Pont, and the nearby Aragonese Castle, which sits atop an islet connected to the main island via a stone bridge.  This area was a primary filming location for the 1999 movie the Talented Mr. Ripley starring Matt Damon, an adaptation of a 1950's novel.

Kingdom of Heaven (2005)

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Loarre, Province of Huesca

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Contributor D_Drone created this beautiful drone video of one of the most famous castles in Spain.  The Castle of Loarre is a Romanesque castle near the eponymously named town in Huesca in the Aragon region of northern Spain.  The castle was constructed in the 11th-12th centuries, when most of modern-day Spain was in Moorish hands and this area was at the frontier between Christian and Muslim Europe.  The castle "starred" in Ridley Scott's 2005 (semi-) historical epic Kingdom of Heaven.

Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolfe? (1966)

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Smith College, Northampton, MA

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Founded in 1871, Smith College in central Massachusetts is a member of the Seven Sisters group of elite New England womens' colleges.    In 2018, Smith was ranked #11 in the US News & World Report liberal arts college survey. Smith's Northampton campus can be seen from above in this drone video by pilgrimdroner.  It was, famously, the primary filming location for the movie adaptation of "Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolfe", starring the great (on-off) Hollywood power couple of Liz Taylor and Richard Burton.   

Pearl Harbor (2001)

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The USS Texas, Houston Ship Channel

Lone Star Drones

Seen here in this drone video by contributor Lone Star Drones, the USS Texas is one of the USA's most storied warships.  The only surviving US Navy Dreadnought style warship, it was launched on the eve of World War I and saw extensive combat in both World Wars.  Since 1947, she's been a floating museum, docked in the Houston Ship Channel just below the San Jacinto Monument.  The ship has appeared in a number of movies, notably as one of the main filming locations for the 2001 quasi-historical film Pearl Harbor.  

Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

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Kairouan, Tunisia

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Kairouan is one of the cultural gems of the North African country of Tunisia.  Seen in this drone video, it's the capital of the province of the same name in the northeastern part of the country.  Founded n the 7th century, it occupies an important position in the worldwide religion of Islam.  Kairouan has also made its way into popular culture via the movies: the city "played the role" of 1930's Cairo in the 1981 blockbuster Raiders of the Lost Ark, the inaugural film of the Indiana Jones series.

Skyfall (2012)

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Skyfall / Glencoe [Scottish Highlands]

theperspectiveexperiment

Theperspectiveexperiment created this beautiful aerial view of a famous glen (or valley) in the Scottish Highlands.  Glen Coe is in the western Highlands, just north of Argyll.  Glen Coe's profile has increased considerably since it became the ancestral home of MI6 Agent 007 in Skyfall, the 2012 installment of the James Bond series, the 25th in the series.  The video even shows the exact spot where Bond (played by Dan Craig) and M (played by Judy Dench) stand and look out over the valley.

Eat, Pray, Love (2010)

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Eden Estate - Resort Promo Video

jantrnkaproductions

Didori Villa is nestled on the edge of a small Balinese village surrounded by rice fields near the upland town of Ubud.  Advertised as a spiritual and tranquil haven, top contributor jantrnkaproductions collaborated with the resort management to create this marvelous travel video which incorporates both ground camera and drone footage.  The villa was used in the filming of the 2010 movie “Eat, Pray, Love” starring Julia Roberts, a screenplay adaptation of Elizabeth Gilbert's bestselling memoir.  

The Da Vinci Code (2006)

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The Louvre Paris

JayDeeBTW

Check out this drone video of one of the world's most famous museums, courtesy of contributor JayDeeBTW.  The Louvre Museum is one of the great landmarks of Paris, France.  Situated on the right bank of the River Seine, the world's largest museum was a royal palace before the French Revolution.  Its most-recognized feature is the glass pyramid designed by I.M. Pei which crowns the new entrance.  The museum was a filming location for the Da Vinci Code (2006), one of history's highest-grossing films.

Deliverance (1972)

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Tallulah Gorge - Georgia

JerzDrone

Check out this beautiful drone video of a famous river canyon in the mountains of northern Georgia, compliments of contributor JerzDrone.  Tallulah Gorge is formed by a river of the same name in the North Georgia Mountains, part of the Appalachian chain.  The canyon is 3 km (around 2 mi.) long and up to 300 meters (1k ft) deep, and features a series of waterfalls.  One of the official Seven Wonders of Georgia, the gorge and falls were used to film a portion of the classic 1972 thriller Deliverance. 

Rob Roy (1995)

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Crichton Castle

Kevin Whitson

Kevin White created a beautiful drone video of a well-known castle in the Scottish Lowlands.  Crichton Castle is situated in Midlothian, the Lowland county which lies immediately to the southeast of Edinburgh.  The structure originally dates to the 14th century but was modified significantly in the 15th under the ownership of Lord Chancellor William de Crichton.  The castle was used as a filming location for the 1995 movie Rob Roy, considered one of the best quasi-historical films about Scotland.  

Troy (2004)

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Malta's Blue Lagoon

jone_83

Contributor Jone_83 gives us an amazing bird's eye look at Malta's famed Blue Lagoon in this epic drone video.  The lagoon sits between the small island of Comino and the even smaller island of Cominoto.  These islands sit between the main island of Malta and Gozo, the country's second island.  Here you will get a glimpse of the sailboats and yachts of Europe's superrich floating in these crystal blue waters.  These waters "stood in" for ancient Troy in the 2004 blockbuster of the same name, starring Brad Pitt. 

Hamlet (1996)

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Dunnottar Castle (Stonehaven, Scotland) - DJI Mavic Air Drone Flight

Thecastlehunter

Content creator and pilot Thecastlehunter created this magnificent drone video of one of the great Scottish fortresses.  Dunnotar Castle is a ruined medieval fortification in Aberdeenshire, dating to the seventh century AD and possibly earlier. Dunnotar has been extremely important throughout Scottish history, notably being the place where the Scottish Crown Jewels were placed for safekeeping during the English Civil War.  More recently, it was used as a filming location for the 1996 movie Hamlet.  

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2019)

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Tsé Bitʼaʼí

tglass0000

Contributor and pilot tglass0000 created this epic drone video of one of the most well known rock formations in the Southwestern USA: Shiprock.  The giant inselberg (isolated rock) is situated on lands of the Navajo Nation in northwestern New Mexico.  Considered to be of significant cultural importance to the native peoples of the region (who named it the "Winged Rock"), Shiprock was used as a filming location for the movie Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, scheduled for release in late 2019.

Princess Bride (1987)

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Magical Cliffs of Moher (Ireland) by Drone - 4K Shots

HendrikW

The Cliffs of Moher are one of the great natural wonders of Ireland, and attract over 1.5 million visitors per year.  They are located one of the peninsulas of the western part of the island on the Wild Atlantic Way, in County Claire.  The cliffs run for a stretch of about 13 km (around 8 mi.) and reach a height of up to almost 215 meters (about 710 ft.).  The cliffs have appeared as filming locations in numerous movies, probably most famously as the Cliffs of Insanity in the 1987 cult classic, Princess Bride. 

Monty Python's Life of Brian (1979)

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Amphitheatre of El Jem

Fabio Knoll

Check out this drone video of the ancient El Jem amphitheater in North Africa, compliments of Fabio Knoll.  The amphitheatre El Jem was built in 238 AD in present-day El Djem, which lies along the country's eastern Mediterranean coastline and was part of the Roman province of Africa.  Seating an estimated 35k spectators, it was one of the largest in the world.  Considered one of the best-preserved Roman ruins in Africa, the amphitheater was used to film the 1979 comedy classic, Monty Python's Life of Brian.  

Braveheart (1995)

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Trim Castle - Ireland's Ancient East

Vivify Multimedia

Trim Castle is an important Norman structure located in the northern part of Ireland, in County Meath.  The 12th century castle played an important role in Irish affairs until the late 17th century, when it fell into disuse. Contributor Vivify Multimedia used a drone to film this impressive structure and its surroundings.  The aerial views will make you understand why this castle, the largest Norman castle in Ireland, "played the part" of York castle in the 1995 modern classic movie Braveheart! 

Salt (2010)

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NEW YORK - BOAT GRAVEYARD

60 Seconds

Check out this fascinating drone video of a "boat graveyard" in New York City, compliments of contributor 60 Seconds.  It's located on the southwestern side of Staten Island, on a tidal river known as Arthur Kill.  Officially known as the Donjon Iron and Metal Scrap Processing Facility, it was established in the 1930's. Hundreds of 20th century vintage ships lie here, including a number of World War II combat ships.  The facility was used as a filming location for the 2010 thriller "Salt" starring Angelina Jolie.

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2007)

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Slovenia road trip Part 2

Enviesdailleurs.eu

Contributor Enviesdailleurs.eu used a drone to create memories of an amazing trip across Europe.  This episode covers the Slovenia portion of the trip.  Using a DJI Phantom 4 drone, he takes us around Soca Valley, Jasna Lake, Vrsic Pass, Piran, and the famous Bled Lake.  If the Soca Valley footage at the beginning of the video looks familiar, you may have seen it in the movies: the valley  was utilized as a primary shooting location for the 2007 blockbuster Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian.

Mona Lisa Smile (2003)

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Wellesley College, Massachusetts

pilgrimdroner

Wellesley College is an all-women's liberal arts college based in suburban Boston, Massachusetts.  It's one of the Seven Sisters, a prestigious group of women's colleges founded in the 19th century.  In the 2019, US News & World Report college rankings, Wellesley was tied for third amongst the liberal arts schools.  The Wellesley campus was the setting and filming location for the 2003  romance movie Mona Lisa Smile starring Julia Roberts.  Check out Wellesley from above in this drone video by pilgrimdroner.    

The Bourne Identity (2002)

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Mykonos Greece From Drone Perspective 🇬🇷 DJI Mavic 2 pro

Boyanoo

Top contributor Boyanoo brings us this outstanding drone video of the fabled Greek island of Mykonos.  The video opens with a great shot of the Little Venice neighborhood of the island's namesake main town; this was the filming location for the final scene of the 2002 thriller Bourne Identity.  From there, you'll be treated to some great shots of other built-up areas on the island's western side, its more secluded northern beaches, and the legendary aquatic recreation scene here in the western Aegean Sea.  

Fargo (1996)

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Chanhassen Dinner Theater

landof10000drones

Contributor landof10000drones created this aerial view of the Chanhassen Dinner Theater in a southwestern suburb of Minneapolis, Minnesota.  Opened in 1968, it's the largest dinner theater in the USA.  It's part of a Twin Cities cultural scene which includes the Guthrie Theater, the Walker museum, and other nationally-known arts organizations.  However, this was the only one which made an appearance as a filming location in the 1996 classic Fargo, a product of the Minnesota-born Coen Brothers.

World War Z (2013)

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Triton Fountain by night

RC Works

Triton's Fountain is an important landmark in the city of Valletta, the capital of the island nation of Malta.  The fountain opened in 1959, a few years before Malta achieved its independence from the UK.  It's located near the City Gate, which has been reconstructed several times but which dates to the founding of the city by the Knights of St. John in the 16th century.  The fountain was used to film a scene in the apocalyptic blockbuster World War Z starring Brad Pitt, one of the highest-grossing films of 2013.

Lord of the Rings Series (2001-03)

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New Zealand's Hobbiton

FreD ...///...

Contributor FreD used a drone to give us an aerial view of one of the most famous spots in New Zealand.  Matamata is a small town in the state of Waikato on the country's North Island.  Matamata achieved world reknown as the closest town to a primary shooting location known as Hobbiton in the Lord of the Rings and later the Hobbit movie series. The area was "discovered" in the late 1990's via an aerial search during the pre-production phase of the Lord of the Rings series, one of the most lucrative franchises in cinematic history. 

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016)

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The Blackpool Tower At Night | Aerial Video | November 2019 | New View Lancashire

nvlancashire

The UK's Blackpool Tower is one of the great landmarks of Victorian England.  Seen here in this drone video by lvlancashire, the tower and its namesake town are located on the coast of Lancashire in North West England.  Standing just under 160 meters (around 520 ft.), it was the tallest structure in the British Empire when it opened in 1894.  Part of a complex which includes a number of entertainment venues, it has appeared in a number of movies, notably Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (1996).

Star Wars in Ireland

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Skellig Islands Ireland in 4K

Papa.drone

Papa.drone gives us a drone's eye view of the Star Wars Islands, two islands off the coast of southern Ireland.  Great Skellig (aka Skellig Michael) and Little Skellig are located southwest of the Iveragh Peninsula in County Kerry.  Once primarily known for Skellig Michael's 6th century monastery, the islands burst into public conciousness in 2015 as the  shooting location for Jedi Master Luke Skywalker's hideaway in Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015), appearing again in The Last Jedi (2017)

Harry Potter Train in Scotland

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The Harry Potter Train-Glenfinnan-Scotland

JagerScot

The Hogwarts Express may be the world's best-known train, and yet it exists only in the movies.  Specifically, the Harry Potter series, which grossed nearly $8 billion through eight installments.  The "real" Hogwarts is the Jacobite, a tourist steam-powered train on the West Highland Line in the Scottish Highlands.  In this drone video by JagerScot you'll see not only the train (which has been featured in all eight movies), and the Glenfinnan Viaduct, the filming location for one of its most iconic scenes.

Jurassic Park: Hawaii's Hollywood

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Cruising Around Jurassic Park

reggiesurfsax

Content creator and pilot Reggiesurfsax created this beautiful drone video of Kualoa Ranch on the island of Oahu in Hawaii.  A private range on the eastern coast of the island, the area has a more well known name: Jurassic Park.  That's because it was one of the main filming locations for Steven Spielberg's 1993 blockbuster movie of the same name.  Jurassic Park was also used as a filming location for Kong: Skull Island (2017), Pearl Harbor (2001), and other movies, plus numerous TV shows.  

NASA's "Houston" in the Movies

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Johnson Space Center, Houston

Lone Star Drones

Seen here in this video by Lone Star Drones, the Johnson Space Center is the most important center for manned space flight at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.  Located in the southeastern outskirts of Houston, Texas, its most famous moment was in July, 1969, when Mission Control here directed the Apollo 11 moon landing.  It's also been a filming location for a number of films, notably two of the biggest blockbusters of the 1990's: Apollo 13 (1995) and Armageddon (1998). 

Ireland's "Hollywood of Europe"

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Relax and Breath

AshevilleAerial

Contributor and pilot Asheville Aerial created this spectacular drone video of Ireland's Wicklow Mountains, a range which runs through County Wicklow on the country's eastern coast.  The range's spectacular peaks and valleys present some of the island's most iconic natural scenery, and the area is becoming known as the "Hollywood of Europe" in reference to the many feature films which were at least partially shot in the Wicklow's.  This list includes Braveheart and Michael Collins, to name a few.       

Kauai: Movie Island

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Kauai Island, Hawaii - Higher Ground 4K

Majestic

Top contributor Majestic created this absolutely stunning drone video of Kauai, one of the principal islands of the state of Hawaii.  The westernmost of Hawaii's four main islands, Kauai was the last to develop as a tourist destination.  Called the Garden Island, Kauai is known as much as anything for being a prime movie filming location.  In the video, you will be treated to dramatic aerials and dronelapse shots of Napali Coast, Waimea Valley, Princeville, Kilauea Lighthouse, Poipu Beach, and more.

Movie Location Compilation Video

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Movie Filming Locations from Above 🎬

AirVūz Social

Fly above the real-life filming locations of some of Hollywood’s most famous movies including - “Mad Max: Fury Road” (2015), “Lawrence Of Arabia” (1962), “Batman: The Dark Night Rises” (2012), “Star Wars: Episode Ii Attack Of The Clones” (2002), “Casino Royale” (2006), “Ocean’s 12” (2004), “Man On Fire” (2004), “The Beach” (2000), “Mamma Mia” (2008), and more!