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World's 10 most romantic movie locations

By Talia Marcopoto, for CNN
updated 2:43 PM EDT, Tue July 8, 2014
One of France's biggest wine producing regions, and the location of Johnny Depp film "Chocolat," Burgundy comes in 10th place on Travelzoo's list of romantic movie locations. One of France's biggest wine producing regions, and the location of Johnny Depp film "Chocolat," Burgundy comes in 10th place on Travelzoo's list of romantic movie locations.
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10. Burgundy, France
9. Bakewell, UK
8. Tokyo
7. Atlanta
6. Halona Cove, Hawaii
5. Wicklow Mountains, Ireland
4. Rome
3. New York
2. Paris
1. Ngong Hills, Kenya
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STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • TravelZoo's list of romantic movie sites takes in almost eight decades of film history
  • Kenya's Ngong Hills grabs the top spot with "Out of Africa"
  • London? Venice? San Francisco? Rio? Nope.

(CNN) -- Time to make some popcorn, light a few candles and fire up the flatscreen -- to celebrate National Kissing Day on July 6, travel website Travelzoo has released a list of the world's top 10 romantic movie locations.

There will plenty to quibble with, of course, especially given the absence of cities traditionally associated with romance -- San Francisco, Venice and the entire continent of South America got snubbed.

Unspoiled scenery, natural beauty and the Oscar-winning "Out of Africa" helped Kenya's Ngong Hills grab the top spot on the list.

Paris ranks second after Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy made sparks in "Before Sunset."

The setting for the ultimate smooch scene between Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan in "Sleepless in Seattle," New York takes third.

The movie's title town didn't get the call -- sorry, Seattle, Travelzoo apparently likes you, just not in that way.

MORE: World's most romantic nationalities

10 most romantic movie locations (according to Travelzoo)

1. Ngong Hills, Kenya -- "Out of Africa"

2. Paris -- "Before Sunset"

3. New York -- "Sleepless in Seattle"

4. Rome -- "Roman Holiday"

5. Wicklow Mountains, Ireland -- "P.S. I Love You"

6. Halona Cove, Hawaii -- "From Here to Eternity"

7. Atlanta -- "Gone With the Wind"

8. Tokyo -- "Lost in Translation"

9. Bakewell, UK -- "Pride & Prejudice"

10. Burgundy, France -- "Chocolat"

MORE: A modern take: 8 truly romantic cities

Have your own favorite romantic destination? Tell us about it in the comment section.

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