The Most Filmed Movie Location In Every Nation, Mapped

Have you ever watched a film and recognized the structures or panorama?

The NetCredit team went back through all the movie locations filmed from 1900 to 2020, using numbers from the IMDb database, and created the map of the most regularly filmed locations worldwide.

According to their verdicts, just 4 nations have a top location with more than 100 credits: The United States, Canada, The United Kingdom, and Afghanistan. The most filmed location in the world is Central Park in New York City.

World
Map of the most-filmed location in every country
Top 20 most-filmed locations in the world
  1. United States – Central Park, Manhattan, New York City (532)
  2. Canada – Niagara Falls, Ontario, (142)
  3. United Kingdom – Trafalgar Square, St James’s, London, England (131)
  4. Afghanistan – Kabul (113)
  5. Poland – Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration 6. Camp, Oswiecim, Malopolskie (105)
  6. Spain – Cabo de Gata, Almería, Andalucía (99)
  7. France – Eiffel Tower, Paris (95)
  8. Portugal – Tobis Portuguesa, Lumiar, Lisbon (76)
  9. Senegal – Dakar (71)
  10. Austria – Theater in der Josefstadt, Vienna (66)
  11. Australia – Sydney Opera House – 2 Macquarie Street, Sydney, New South Wales (65)
  12. Finland – Senaatintori, Helsinki (59)
  13. Italy – St. Mark’s Square, Venice, Veneto (54)
  14. Chile – Atacama Desert (50)
  15. Denmark – Copenhagen Airport, Kastrup, Copenhagen (50)
  16. Ecuador – Galapagos Islands (50)
  17. Brazil – Amazon Rainforest (49)
  18. Nepal – Mount Everest (49)
  19. Russia – Red Square, Moscow (49)
North America

The most-filmed location in North America and around the world is Central Park in New York City, with 532 movie credits.

Map of the most-filmed location in North America
Top 10 most-filmed locations in North America
  1. United States – Central Park, Manhattan, New York City (532)
  2. Canada – Niagara Falls, Ontario (142)
  3. Mexico – Sierra Madre Occidental, Sonora (34)
  4. El Salvador – San Salvador (31)
  5. Nicaragua – Managua (22)
  6. Guatemala – Tikal (21)
  7. Jamaica – Goldeneye Resort, Oracabessa (13)
  8. Dominican Republic – Aeropuerto Internacional de Las Américas, Santo Domingo Este (10)
  9. Bahamas – Atlantis Hotel and Resort, Nassau, Paradise Island (7)

It’s no wonder that the United States leads the location lists, seeing that the Unites States movie business is the most profitable on the planet.

Top 20 most-filmed locations in the United States
  1. Central Park, Manhattan, New York City, New York (532)
  2. Bronson Canyon, Griffith Park – 4730 Crystal Springs Drive, Los Angeles, California (285)
  3. Vasquez Rocks Natural Area Park – 10700 W. Escondido Canyon Rd., Agua Dulce, California (253)
  4. The Mojave Desert, California (233)
  5. Santa Catalina Island, Channel Islands, California (202)
  6. Venice Beach, Venice, Los Angeles, California (200)
  7. Times Square, Manhattan, New York City, New York (192)
  8. Death Valley National Park, California (188)
  9. Red Rock Canyon State Park – Highway 14, Cantil, California (154)
  10. Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, California (143)
  11. Yosemite National Park, California (142)
  12. Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona (139)
  13. Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California (134)
  14. Los Angeles International Airport – 1 World Way, Los Angeles, California (129)
  15. Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, California (128)
  16. White House – 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, District of Columbia (125)
  17. Sierrita Mountains, Arizona (117)
  18. Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden – 301 N. Baldwin Avenue, Arcadia, California (116)
  19. Niagara Falls, New York (107)
  20. Los Angeles City Hall – 200 North Spring Street, Downtown, Los Angeles, California (104)
  21. Ambassador Hotel – 3400 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, California (104)
South America

Chile and Ecuador are the most filmed locations in South America, with 50 credited publications on IMDb.

Map of the most-filmed location in South America
Top 10 most-filmed locations in South America
  1. Chile – Atacama Desert (50)
  2. Ecuador – Galapagos Islands (50)
  3. Brazil – Amazon Rainforest (49)
  4. Peru – Machu Picchu (40)
  5. Argentina – Iguazú Waterfalls, Misiones (25)
  6. Bolivia – Salar de Uyuni (16)
  7. Venezuela – Canaima National Park, Estado Bolívar (11)
  8. Paraguay – Paraná River (3)
  9. Colombia – Palacio de San Carlos, Bogotá (2)
  10. Guyana – Kaieteur Falls (2)
  11. Uruguay – Casapueblo, Punta Ballena, Maldonado (2)
Europe

Trafalgar Square in London (the United Kingdom) is the number one movie location in Europe (131 credits).

Map of the Most-Filmed Location in Europe
Top 20 most-filmed locations in Europe
  1. United Kingdom – Trafalgar Square, St James’s, London, England (131)
  2. Poland – Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp, Oswiecim, Malopolskie (105)
  3. Spain – Cabo de Gata, Almería, Andalucía, Spain (99)
  4. France – Eiffel Tower, Paris (95)
  5. Portugal – Tobis Portuguesa, Lumiar, Lisbon, Portugal (76)
  6. Austria – Theater in der Josefstadt, Vienna (66)
  7. Finland – Senaatintori, Helsinki (59)
  8. Italy – St. Mark’s Square, Venice, Veneto (54)
  9. Denmark – Copenhagen Airport, Kastrup, Copenhagen (50)
  10. Russia – Red Square, Moscow (49)
  11. Hungary – Lake Balaton (47)
  12. Albania – Tirana (46)
  13. Germany – Alexanderplatz, Mitte, Berlin (38)
  14. Netherlands De Kleine Komedie, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland (37)
  15. Romania – Danube Delta, Romania (37)
  16. Czech Republic – Praha hlavni nadrazi, Wilsonova, Prague (35)
  17. Greece – Acropolis, Athens (31)
  18. Vatican City – St. Peter’s Basilica (27)
  19. Ireland – Powerscourt Estate, Enniskerry, County Wicklow (26)
  20. Belgium – Amerikaans Theater, Brussels, Brussels-Capital (22)
  21. Sweden – Gamla Stan, Stockholm, Stockholms län (22)
Asia and Oceania

Kabul (Afganistan) is the most filmed location outside of Europe and America with 113 credits.

Map of the most-filmed location in the Middle East and Central Asia.

Australian Opera House is the most filmed location in Oceania.

The map of the most-filmed location in the rest of Asia and Oceania
Top 10 most-filmed locations in Asia
  1. Afghanistan – Kabul (113)
  2. Nepal – Mount Everest (49)
  3. Syria – Damascus (45)
  4. India – Taj Mahal, Agra, Uttar Pradesh (39)
  5. Jordan – Petra (25)
  6. Israel – Wailing Wall, Old City, Jerusalem (24)
  7. Cambodia – Angkor Wat, Siem Reap (21)
  8. Japan – Mount Fuji, Shizuoka (19)
  9. Turkey – Hagia Sophia, Istanbul (19)
  10. Kyrgyzstan – Bishkek (18)
Top 9 most-filmed locations in Oceania
  1. Australia – Sydney Opera House – 2 Macquarie Street, Sydney, New South Wales (65)
  2. Fiji – Suva (11)
  3. New Zealand – Waitakere Ranges Regional Park, Waitakere, Auckland Region (10)
  4. Vanuatu – Tanna (7)
  5. Marshall Islands – Bikini Atoll (6)
  6. Samoa – Upolu Island (4)
  7. Palau – Koror (2)
  8. Solomon Islands – Honiara (2)
  9. Kiribati – Tarawa (1)
Africa

Dakar in Senegal is the most-filmed location in entire Africa. It still looks odd that it is the number one spot in Africa, especially with the giant movie industry of Nollywood in Nigeria.

Map of the most-filmed location in Afirca
Top 10 most-filmed locations in Africa
  1. Senegal – Dakar (71)
  2. Egypt – Karnak Temple, Luxor (29)
  3. Kenya – Maasai Mara National Reserve (29)
  4. Mali – Bamako (27)
  5. Tanzania – Mount Kilimanjaro (24)
  6. Morocco – Ait Benhaddou (21)
  7. South Africa – Kruger National Park (20)
  8. Zimbabwe – Victoria Falls (20)
  9. The Republic of the Congo – Brazzaville (19)
  10. Sudan – Khartoum (15)
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