Although your budget might not allow for a vacation to an exotic location, there’s a good chance you can find some wiggle room for a movie ticket. With the Oscars quickly approaching, this year’s best films are emerging from remote locations around the globe. Nominated or not, these eight movies of 2016 capture incredible (and sometimes hard to reach) spots. So sit back, splurge on the big bucket of popcorn, and enjoy these distant landscapes through a cinematic getaway.
Sarah Bennett is a freelance journalist based in Athens, Georgia, with a small budget and a big appetite for the world.