Movies That Inspired Travel in 2011

From The Descendants to Midnight in Paris, these 11 movies made us want to pack our bags in search of our own picture-perfect paradise.

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El San Juan Hotel in Puerto Rico
El San Juan Hotel in Puerto Rico

El San Juan Hotel in Puerto Rico

Fans of Fast Five soak up the rays at the El San Juan Hotel in Puerto Rico, where many scenes of the movie starring Vin Diesel and Paul Walker take place. 960 1280

  

Old San Juan

Old San Juan

In Old San Juan, historic buildings surround the Barrachina Restaurante, the birthplace of the Pina Colada. 960 1280

  

Carolina, Puerto Rico

Carolina, Puerto Rico

This neighborhood in Carolina, Puerto Rico, stood in as Brazil for the favela chase scenes of Fast Five. 960 1280

  

Carolina, Puerto Rico

Carolina, Puerto Rico

This Puerto Rican flag was painted by the art department of Fast Five during the process of restoring the neighborhood after filming. 960 1280

  

El Conquistador Hotel

El Conquistador Hotel

El Conquistador Hotel in Fajardo, Puerto Rico, is where scenes for Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides were filmed, and where Penelope Cruz and Johnny Depp stayed during filming. 960 1280

  

Sandals Royal Plantation Resort

Sandals Royal Plantation Resort

A view of the lobby at Sandals Royal Plantation Resort. This all-inclusive resort in Ocho Rios, Jamaica, is near the filming location of Tom Cruise’s Cocktail. 960 1280

  

Sandals Royal Plantation Resort

Sandals Royal Plantation Resort

The actual resort in Cocktail has closed, but the Sandals Royal Plantation Resort in Ochos Rios, Jamaica, captures the same spirit of the all-inclusive Jamaican vacation. 960 1280

  

Four Queens Hotel and Casino

Four Queens Hotel and Casino

The historic Four Queens Hotel and Casino on Fremont Street, right off the Las Vegas Strip, has a bar in its basement that was a favorite of the original Rat Pack -- the famous group of performers that included Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis, Jr. 960 1280

  

Sandals Royal Plantation Resort

Sandals Royal Plantation Resort

The Sandals Royal Plantation Resort in Ochos Rios, Jamaica, is only minutes away from where some of the most popular scenes in Cocktail were filmed. 960 1280

  

Soi Cowboy district

Soi Cowboy district

The naughty nightspots made infamous in The Hangover: Part II include the go-go bars of Thailand's Soi Cowboy district, which is known for their lovely “ladyboys.” 960 1280

  

Davy's Locker

Davy's Locker

Davy's Locker, a bar and lounge off the Vegas Strip, is where the Rat Pack would go for a good time on the town. 960 1280

  

Palamino Island in San Juan

Palamino Island in San Juan

The shores of Palamino Island in San Juan, where Johnny Depp left Penelope Cruz stranded in the final scene of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. 960 1280

  

The French Riviera
The French Riviera

The French Riviera

The French Riviera is the setting for the annual Cannes Film Festival that brings Hollywood heavies to the picturesque waterfront town each year in May. 960 1280
Cannes Film Festival

Cannes Film Festival

A broad view of Cannes prior to the annual film festival in France. 960 1280

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66th Annual Cannes Film Fest

66th Annual Cannes Film Fest

A poster of legendary actors (and real-life duo) Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward is unveiled in advance of the 66th Cannes Film Festival in May 2013. 960 1280

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Cannes' Picture-Perfect Beaches

Cannes' Picture-Perfect Beaches

Located in France's Côte D'Azur (French Riviera), the annual Cannes International Film Festival draws Hollywood's elite and in the summer months the same beautiful crowd comes to enjoy the town's picture-perfect beaches and chic resorts. 960 1280

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Venice Film Festival

Venice Film Festival

When not taking in the stars and films, visitors to the Venice Film Festival can navigate the canals courtesy of a gondola ride and take a stroll over the Rialto Bridge. 960 1280

Eric Delmar  

Sundance Film Festival

Sundance Film Festival

The Sundance Film Festival is a 10-day event held every January in Park City, UT, showcasing independent movies from all over the world. Named for Robert Redford's character in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, the festival has seen Redford play an integral part in building the festival's status over the years. 960 1280

Sundance Film Festival  

Park City's Main Street

Park City's Main Street

Snowy Main Street is a hub of activity during the annual Sundance Film Festival in Park City, UT. 960 1280

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Berlin International Film Festival

Berlin International Film Festival

The crowd buzzes at the Berlinale-Palast for the opening night of the Berlin International Film Festival. 960 1280

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Hong Kong International Film Festival

Hong Kong International Film Festival

Workers erect the largest outdoor airscreen, which is 39 feet high and 79 feet wide in Asia at the Tamar site during the Hong Kong International Film Festival. 960 1280

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Tribeca Film Festival

Tribeca Film Festival

Tribeca, one of downtown Manhattan's hippest neighborhoods, hosts the annual Tribeca Film Festival each year in the spring. 960 1280

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Tribeca Talks: Directors Series

Tribeca Talks: Directors Series

Film lovers line up to hear actor-director Clint Eastwood and Black Swan director Darren Aronofsky at the Tribeca Talks: Directors Series at the April 2013 festival in NYC. 960 1280

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Toronto International Film Festival

Toronto International Film Festival

Actors, filmmakers and other industry insiders head to Toronto each fall for the Toronto International Film Festival. 960 1280

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Toronto's Roy Thomson Hall

Toronto's Roy Thomson Hall

Workers prepare the red carpet area at Roy Thomson Hall for the Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto. 960 1280

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