8 famous movies made in Morocco


Morocco, with its diverse landscapes and picturesque cities, has been the setting for many famous films. Here are some of the most notable ones.

  1. "Lawrence of Arabia" (1962): This classic film, directed by David Lean, was shot in various locations in Morocco, including Aït Benhaddou and Ouarzazate. The film is famous for its epic desert scenes.

  2. "Gladiator" (2000): Ridley Scott chose Morocco to represent ancient Rome and the region of Germania. The city of Ouarzazate served as the primary filming location, especially the Atlas Corporation Studios.

  3. "The Last Boy Scout" (1991): This action thriller starring Bruce Willis utilized the bustling streets of Casablanca as a backdrop for several key scenes.

  4. "The Mummy" (1999) and "The Mummy Returns" (2001): These adventure films were partially shot in Marrakech, as well as Erfoud and the Atlas Mountains, to represent ancient Egypt and its deserts.

  5. "Sex and the City 2" (2010): Although the story is set in Abu Dhabi, the filming took place mainly in Marrakech, due to its beautiful palaces and gardens.

  6. "Inception" (2010): Christopher Nolan filmed key scenes of this sci-fi movie in Tangier, including the chase sequence in the narrow and labyrinthine alleys of the medina.

  7. "Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation" (2015): Parts of this action film starring Tom Cruise were shot in Rabat and Casablanca, including a memorable motorcycle chase.

  8. "Babel" (2006): This dramatic film, directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu, filmed several of its segments in Morocco, including scenes in the Atlas Mountains.

These films are just a selection of the many productions shot in Morocco, a country that continues to attract filmmakers from around the world thanks to its natural beauty and varied settings.

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