Almost every travel and vacation blog must have been writing about Venice. That's why we won't write about Venice as a popular tourist destination, because you can easily get information about exotic spot, food, culture, hotel, things to do, etc, in Venice from other websites. Instead, we will post some of the famous movies that feature Venice in their story.
1. The Italian Job (2003)
Directed by F. Gary Gray, starred by Mark Wahlberg, Charlize Theron, Edward Norton.
The movie about team of thieves is famous for two scenes, a boat chase in Venice canal and a car chase in Los Angeles. The opening heist sequence in Venice, Italy, was strictly monitored by the local authorities, due to the high speeds the boats were driven at.
2. The Tourist (2010)
Directed by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, starred by Johny Depp, Angelina Jolie.
Where's the perfect spot to filming a romantic thriller movie rather than in Paris and Venice? Too bad that even already has used that two cities in its plot, The Tourist still received many negative reviews from critics.
3. The Merchant of Venice (2004)
Directed by Michael Radford, starred by Al Pacino, Joseph Fiennes, Zuleikha Robinson.
This is a tragic comedy film based on William Shakespeare's play. Venetian life in 1590s looks very exotic in this movie.
4. Everyone Says I Love You (1996)
Directed by Woody Allen, starred by Alan Alda, Woody Allen, Drew Barrymore.
A musical film features many stars that not known for their singing ability. This movie featuring "characterless" world of Manhattan-Venice-Paris.
5. Casino Royale (2006)
Directed by Martin Campbell, starred by Daniel Craig, Eva Green.
This is the twenty-first film in the James Bond series, and set at the beginning of Bond's career as Agent 007. The film's ending is mostly set in Venice.
Besides all the above titles, there are still plenty films who used Venice as the background's set, whether it's as the main location or only shows a glimpse of it. Among them are a classic, such as Othello, Senso, Death in Venice, and Three Coins in the Fountain.