There's so much to see in the world and not enough vacation time to explore every destination you want to. Thankfully, watching movies at home can whisk us not just to fantasy lands, but to real-world locations. Some films feel as if you’re literally touring the real-life location itself, whether in the present day or decades ago. If you can't vacation in Vienna, at least you can hang out in the historic city with Jesse and Celine in “Before Sunrise.”
For this list, Stacker surveyed film history and compiled a list of movies spanning across decades, countries, and genres that take viewers on a tour of a city. The films are ranked by IMDb user rating, ties broken by votes. To qualify, the film had to have at least 2,000 votes. Some cities are represented more than once, with repeats representing different large neighborhoods in a megacity and/or a different time period in a city’s history. Counting down from 25, here are the perfect films to watch when missing the world beyond our homes becomes too much to bear.
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