Top honeymoon movies and their destinations

Top honeymoon movies and their destinations

Take your love on location and follow these silver screen couples to an idyllic honeymoon destination

1. Once Upon a Honeymoon

Starring: Carey Grant and Ginger Rogers

The story: Set in 1938 just before the outbreak of WW2, Grant stars as American radio reporter Pat O'Toole sent to investigate a suspected Austrian Nazi, Baron Von Luber. Meanwhile, social-climbing Brooklyn girl Katie O'Hara unwittingly marries the baron, unaware of his Nazi ties - cue Grant tracking the couple down across Europe and, of course, falling in love with the girl.

Honeymoon tip: From Paris to Venice, Europe is home to some of the most romantic places in the world. But why not surprise yourself and head to one of these lesser-known gems?

2. Honeymoon in Vegas

Starring: Nicholas Cage, James Caan and Sarah Jessica Parker

The story: A very fresh-faced Nicholas Cage and Sarah Jessica Parker star in this romantic comedy which sees marriage-phobic Jack Singer (Cage) reluctantly succumb to his girlfriend Betsy's (Parker) wishes to tie the knot. They hot-foot it to Vegas for the ceremony but soon end up embroiled in a fixed poker game with the sleazy Tommy Korman (Caan). He arranges for Jack to lose $65,000 and then, not so kindly, offers to clear the debt in exchange for a steamy weekend with Betsy.

Honeymoon tip: Re-create your own Vegas honeymoon with a manly twist - think secret agents and helicopter flights!

3. Just Married

Starring: Ashton Kutcher and Brittany Murphy

The story: Boy meets girl, they fall in love and live happily ever after. Well, not quite. Newlywed couple Tom Leezack (Kutcher) and Sarah McNerney (Murph) get married after a whirlwind romance and quickly whisk themselves away for a honeymoon in Venice. Unfortunately Sarah's parents are none too happy about the situation and swiftly send her ex-boyfriend to sabotage the trip.

Honeymoon tip: Make the most out of a trip to the watery city with our Venice City Guide.

4. A Perfect Getaway

Starring: Steve Zahn and Milla Jovovich

The story: More of a nightmare trip than a perfect getaway, this disturbing thriller follows two pairs of lovers (one half played by Zahn and Jovovich) spending a romantic honeymoon hiking in Hawaii. Things start to turn sour when the couples discover that murderous psychopaths are on the loose on the island.

Honeymoon tip: Islands can make for amazingly romantic honeymoons - find your dream island honeymoon spot here. (And don't worry, they're murderous psychopath free!)

5. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1

Starring: Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson

The story: The human/vampire love story of Bella and Edward continues in this penultimate instalment of the film franchise. This time the action centres on the couple's wedding and honeymoon, which sees them canoodling in Rio de Janeiro and on a private island off the coast of Brazil. After enjoying the idyllic get-away, the couple are soon plunged into a drama that changes the course of their lives.

Honeymoon tip: Find out why Rio is known as the Marvellous City with our top romantic things to do in Rio de Janeiro


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