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Lights, Camera, Action!Movies Made in Paradise

With our breathtaking turquoise seas, stretches of powdery white sand, and warm, sunny days, it’s no secret that The Bahamas is a beautiful destination – and you can see the evidence in many of your favorite movies! Nassau Paradise Island has long been a sought-after location for filming underwater scenes and tropical adventures for many different films.

For your next movie night, why not choose one of these movies filmed in The Bahamas?

20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA: Filmed in The Bahamas and Jamaica in 1954 , this movie featured special effects that were so complicated, a team of 400 technical crew was required to make the scenes look realistic.

HELP!: The Beatles crossed the pond in 1965 to film this iconic movie, which also took the Fab Four on a journey through the UK and Austria.

SPLASH: What better spot than a tropical paradise for a movie about a man and a mermaid that fall in love? Nassau was the perfect choice for this 1984 flick.

THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS: While most of the movie was shot in the US, you may recall Hannibal Lector’s retirement home near the end of this 1991 thriller – it was located in The Bahamas!

FLIPPER: The storyline takes place in Florida, but the filming took place in The Bahamas. Our bright turquoise waters and sunny skies provided the perfect backdrop for this dolphin tale.

HOLIDAY IN THE SUN: Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen fans may recall this fun 2001 film about twin sisters from Illinois who spend winter break at Atlantis Resort!

AFTER THE SUNSET: Beautiful people (Pierce Brosnan, Salma Hayek) and beautiful scenery (Atlantis and The Ocean Club resorts and the Bahamian beach) – what’s not to like about this 2004 movie?

PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: Dead Man’s Chest and Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End: Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley, and the rest of the Pirates cast made two trips to Nassau Paradise Island to shoot scenes from this blockbuster movie series.

Plus, who can forget the four James Bond movies filmed here? Check out THUNDERBALL, THE SPY WHO LOVED ME, NEVER SAY NEVER AGAIN, and CASINO ROYALE and keep your eyes peeled for glimpses of Paradise during all the action.