Jordan and the Jordan’ Valley attracts many of hollywood movie producers and directors from USA and all over the world due to the beauty of Jordanian land that is diverse in nature, between desert to high mountains, dead sea and many other locations.
Wadi Rum and Petra was featured in many of Hollywood Movies the last decade, from Indiana Jones to the Martians and recently in 2019 Aladdin.
What attracts the eyes of the directors are the similarities between the beautiful natures of the Jordanian Lands that are similar to the Mars Atmosphere as a perfect attraction for sci-fi movies and outer spaces experiences. On the other hand, Petra represents the great cultural Nabatean architecture where historical movies’ directors find fascinating and inviting.
The great desert like atmosphere with the wildlife from camels to lizards to sheeps and much more catches the eyes and make Jordan more and more appealing to screens.
If you are not familiar with Hollywood movies that are shot in Jordan, Here is a list for your references ;
“Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade” – Directed by Steven Spielberg (USA) 1989
“Lawrence of Arabia” – Directed by David Lean (USA) 1962
“Mission to Mars” – Directed by Brian de Palma (USA) 2000
“Prometheus” – Directed by Ridley Scott (USA) 2011
“Red Planet” – Directed by Anthony Hoffman (USA) 2000
“Rosewater” – Directed by Jon Stewart (USA) 2013
“Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger” – Directed by Sam Wanamaker (U.K.) 1977
“The Martian” – Directed by Ridley Scott (USA) 2015
“The Mummy Returns” – Directed by Stephen Sommers (USA) 2001
“Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” – Directed by Michael Bay (USA) 2008
“X-Men Apocalypse” – Directed by Brian Singer (USA) 2015
“Zero Dark Thirty” – Directed by Kathryn Bigelow (USA) 2012
“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” - Directed by Gareth Edwards (USA) 2017