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8 movies where scenery is the star

Ko Phi Phi Island, Thailand

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Natural beauties

Ever watched a film set in a gorgeous place and thought, “I want to go there” only to be disappointed to learn that the exotic locale is the result of CGI wizardry or an elaborate soundstage? Lest you fear that Hollywood has decided to manufacture all its scenery, we've rounded up eight movies with impressive natural scenery that you can see in person. (Text: Josh Lew)