When we choose a movie that inspires travel, we don’t take it lightly. The type of movies you like, says a lot about a person. If you are fellow movie-buff and travel-lover, you’ve come to the right place. Have you ever watched a film that gave you an irresistible urge to pack up and travel to far-off places? Movies are, as far as I’m concerned, truly one of the best instruments for inspiring an escapade.
So Pack your bags, we’re off! Here you’ll find all the inspiring movies that will really want to make you pack your bags and travel!
15 Amazing Movies That Will Inspire You To Travel The World!
1) Into The wild
“Into the Wild” is the true story of a top student and athlete who gives up everything after his college graduation in favor of hitchhiking to Alaska and surviving in the wilderness.
The movie was filmed throughout the United States, in Alaska, California, Oregon, Washington, Georgia, Arizona, Nevada, and South Dakota.
2) The Motorcycle Diaries
The Motorcycle Diaries is an awe-inspiring dramatization of Che Guevera’s motorcycle road adventure, way before he became a legendary Latin American revolutionary. Not only will this biopic show you how Che became an iconic commander, but it will give you glimpses of a handful of stunning places in South America as well. It includes Machu Picchu, Nahuel Huapi Lake, Atacama Desert, Patagonia, Venenzuela, Caracas, Buenos Aires and Miramar.
“Wild” focuses on one woman’s journey as she hikes the Pacific Crest Trail alone after the failure of her marriage and the death of her mother.
The movie’s scenery would make any hiker drool; it was filmed mostly in Oregon (Crater Lake National Park, Ashland, and Bend) as well as Vancouver, Washington.
4) The Endless Summer
Director Bruce Brown followed two young surfers on their quest for the perfect wave, which took them to numerous exotic locations around the world.
Filmed in Australia, Hawaii, South Africa, Ghana, New Zealand, California, Tahiti, Nigeria and Senegal, “The Endless Summer” is nothing but scenes from paradise.
5) Eat Pray Love
The book-turned-movie Eat Pray Love, ever since it was released, has been inspiring people to travel, and seek a life or career outside the big buzzing cities.
A married woman realizes how unhappy her marriage really is, and that her life needs to go in a different direction. After a painful divorce, she takes off on a round-the-world journey to “find herself”.
Want to travel solo? Tracks, based on the book written by Robyn Davidson, tells the story of this solo female traveler, as she spends over eight months slugging across Australia’s vast 1,700 mile deserts.
7) Midnight in Paris
A writer’s trip to Paris with his fiancée and in-laws turns into a time-traveling experience in “Midnight in Paris.” The movie showcases Paris in all its glory by day — think Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, and outdoor street cafes — and then recreates what the city was like during the 20s at night.
Filmed mostly all over Paris, the movie also features scenes filmed in Versailles and Giverny.
8) The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
The film is, for us, a sweet reminder that life is an awesome adventure, and sometimes we also need to be pushed outside of our comfort zones to enrich our life. When his job along with that of his co-worker are threatened, Walter takes action in the real world embarking on a global journey that turns into an adventure more extraordinary than anything he could have ever imagined.
9) One Week
This 2008 film chronicles the motorcycle escapade of Ben Tyler, a school teacher, as he takes a fascinating road trip from the city of Toronto to British Colombia’s Tofino. Along his quest’s route, he makes stops in a number of landmarks, to find the true meaning of life, before he gets married.
10) Slumdog Millionaire
Featuring a teen who grew up in India’s slums and then makes it on the show “Who Wants to be a Millionaire,” “Slumdog Millionaire” shows India in its true form: overcrowded, dirty, and poverty-stricken.
But it shows the country nonetheless, and is sure to spark some curiosity in avid travelers who have never been. The movie was filmed mostly in the cities of Agra and Mumbai.
11) The Beach
Want to see Leonardo DiCaprio before he had a dadbod? We hate to bust someone’s bubbles, but we’re not talking about Titanic here. For the ladies reading this post, the 2000 adventure film “The Beach” lets you feast your eyes on a shirtless young Leonardo DiCaprio, swimming on the fabulous crystal clear waters of Ko Phi Phi Lee.
12) The Darjeeling Limited
Following the death of their father, three brothers, who haven’t communicated to each other for a year, embark on a train, to travel across India with the intention of bonding with each other and finding themselves. Starring Bill Murray, Adrien Brody, Jason Schwartzman and Owen Wilson, this travel film also highlights India’s beautiful chaos, culture and colors.
13) The Bucket List
The Bucket List is a tearjerker, and more importantly, a heart-warming film that will inspire you to do all the things that you want to do before you kick the bucket, including traveling. To me, the film also reminds us that life is too short, and we should enjoy it to the fullest. Two terminally ill men escape from a cancer ward and head off on a road trip with a wish list of to-dos before they die.
14) Roman Holiday
Shamelessly romantic, perfectly saccharine and filmed on one of the world’s most beautiful cities. So Roman Holiday definitely deserves a spot in this list. A bored and sheltered princess escapes her guardians and falls in love with an American newsman in Rome.
15) Under the Tuscan Sun
Based on the book by Frances Mayes, “Under the Tuscan Sun” tells the story of a recently divorced writer who ends up impulsively buying a villa in the Italian countryside while on vacation in Tuscany.
The movie was filmed in multiple locations throughout Italy, many in Tuscany — Florence, Arrezo, and Siena — as well as Rome and Positano. Think quaint villages, Tuscan countryside, and spectacular coastal views.
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