Searching for a reason to travel the world? Look no further, because we have compiled a list of movies about travel that will give you some major globe-trotting fever. Pack your bags now, because after making your way through this list you’ll be feeling full of wanderlust and inspiration.
1. The Darjeeling Limited
Not too enamored with the idea of inter-railing your way through Europe? Be prepared to change your mind, as this movie will remind you of the joys one might experience in rail travel.
2. Into The Wild
This 2007 survival film is based on the travels of Christopher McCandless across North America and will remind you of both the powers and wonders, of the great outdoors.
3. Lost In Translation
Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson star in this film, which shows what it is like to embark on fleeting friendships and relationships abroad.
4. L’Auberge Espagnole
The title of this movie translates to ‘The Spanish Apartment,’ and conveys the experience of living in a multicultural house – something akin to what you might experience in travel hostels as you encounter people from all walks of life.
5. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
In this blockbuster, Ben Stiller plays Walter Mitty, a bumbling man who spends much of his time daydreaming. So much time, in fact, that he creates a whole new alternative life where he is a hero who travels the world.
6. Seven Years In Tibet
Maybe this one isn’t necessarily classed as a traveling film – but being trapped in a POW camp will definitely force you to immerse yourself in another culture.
7. The Motorcycle Diaries
In the Motorcycle Diaries, Ernesto Guevara travels through South America, and documents the journey – both globally and emotionally – in his memoirs.
If you ever start to feel like adventure has passed you by, forget it, and watch this film!
9. The Way
A film about pilgrimage – this counts as travel inspiration, right? It certainly proves that you’re never too old to start traveling.
10. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
What better way to get the backpacking bug than to envision a trip through space? Sure, it’s not an option yet, but maybe one day!
11. The Lord of The Rings
This hit was filmed in New Zealand against its versatile natural background. If you’ve ever wanted to take a trip to Middle Earth, we suggest you pack your bags and head off to New Zealand.
12. One Week
Think about this scenario: you’re diagnosed with a serious illness for which you need immediate and debilitating treatment. What do you do? For Ben Tyler there is only one option: travel to Canada and live life to the fullest!
13. Eat Pray Love
Dealing with heartbreak? As demonstrated by Julia Roberts, it may be that travelling everywhere and eating everything is the key to a cure.
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Source: Backpacker Guide