Whenever I’m planning a trip I love to see if there are any movies filmed or set there. And even if I’m not planning a trip, nothing satisfies wanderlust more than a movie full of quaint towns and beautiful scenery (even if only for a little while)!
Below is a list of movies that are bursting with all sorts of European charm. Whether you’re planning a trip, or just wishing you were, I think there is something on this list for all of you.
And because it’s fun to choose favorites, I included my top 10 picks at the bottom of the list. I had Mike pick his top 10 as well so you have a few guy-approved movies to try for your next date night!
Romantic – Wimbledon, Notting Hill, The Wedding Date, One Day, What a Girl Wants, Sliding Doors, Emma, Shakespeare in Love, Love Actually, Bridget Jones’s Diary, Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason, The Holiday, Pride & Prejudice (Don’t forget the BBC version is better!), Four Weddings and a Funeral, Sense & Sensibility
Drama – The Hundred-Foot Journey
Comedy – Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Germany / Austria
Romantic – Before Sunrise
Musical – Sound of Music
Action – The Monuments Men
Drama – The Book Thief
Comedy – Beerfest
Romantic – Before Midnight
Musical – Mamma Mia!
Ireland & Northern Ireland
Musical – Once
Comedy – Waking Ned Devine
Musical – Nine
Romantic – Grace of Monaco
Kid Friendly – Monte Carlo
Romantic – The Fault in our Stars
Kid Friendly – Brave
Romantic – Vicky Christina Barcelona
Drama – Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Multiple Locations in Europe
Comedy – Europe Vacation
*Jenny’s Top Ten (in no particular order)
Amelie, Vicky Christina Barcelona, The Italian Job, French Kiss, Roman Holiday, P.S. I Love You, Le Divorce, Notting Hill, Love Actually, and Under the Tuscan Sun
*Mike’s Top Ten (in no particular order)
Casino Royale (Basically all the Bond movies), Bourne Identity, Bourne Supremecy, Bourne Ultimatum, Waking Ned Devine, Braveheart, Bicycle Thief, Sherlock Holmes, The Godfather, and The Count of Monte Cristo
Did I miss your favorite? Let me know and I’ll add it to the list!:)