The town and region have featured in two major Hollywood films: Ridley Scott's The Duellists (1978) based on Joseph Conrad's Napoleonic tale; and more recently Timeline (2003) adapted from Michael Crichton's time-travel novel, set in 14th century France.
Other movies partly shot in Sarlat include:
* Ever After, a Cinderella Story (1998) by Andy Tennant
* The Musketeer (2001) by Peter Hyams
* Jacquou le Croquant (2007) by Laurent Boutonnat