Whether you call them films or movies, the film industry is a major global player. Many of us like to watch movies on our holidays, and now with channels, such as Netflix, we can do so from the confort of our own hotel room or villa.
Watching the Movies
However that is missing the excitement of going out to the movies. Watching a local flick is a great way of discovering about the local culture. It is also a good way to keep the kids entertained for a while or just to make an evening out a little bit special.
Even better is to coincide your travels with a festival. With so many such spectacles around it can be hard to choose which one to attend, so we have simplified the process with our previews of the Cannes Film Festival, Berlinale, BFI London Film Festival, and the Venice International Film Festival. We also have one of the many offerings from Asia in the Tokyo International Film Festival.
There are also festivals devoted to independent movie makers, such as the Robert Redford inspired Sundance in California, and Raindance in London. You can read our extensive round up of all the main movie festivals here to give you a few pointers.
Of course, there are always the Oscars if you want all the glitz and the red carpet, as well as the opportunity to spot your favourite movie star, whether that be Robert de Niro, Al Pacino or Julia Roberts.