Have you ever been watching a movie and thought, “Why does this setting look so familiar?” As it turns out, many of the most popular Hollywood movies aren’t just filmed in their studios. The movie industry loves to film in some of the biggest cities across the world — many of which are situated in America.
A new list has revealed Hollywood’s most-used film locations, from an area that feels like a movie just to walk through (No. 8) to a university that feels like more of a movie set than a school (No. 6). Here are 15 places Hollywood loves to film in, leading up to the No. 1 most popular location.
15. Piccadilly Circus, London
If you’ve ever been to London, you might know Piccadilly Circus as a popular location in the City of Westminster. However, if you haven’t visited but it still looks familiar, you may recognize the busy street as the backdrop to some of your favorite movies.
From Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (2004) to Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010), a number of films have used this location. It also proves that this location can work for literally any genre.
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