12 of the Best Travel Movies to Inspire You
Ahhh guys and gals – Ever get that wanderlust feeling when you haven’t quite booked your next trip yet but you are just CRAVING for some travel in your life? I got your back on this blog post – 12 of the Best Travel Movies to Inspire You
One of the things I love to do when hit by this sensation ? …. like right now …. is watch some of the best travel movies to keep me going.
I mean… that’s the amazing thing about books and films isn’t it? It takes you into another dimension & helps inspire your next trip.
It could take you to the streets of Brooklyn, kayaking to a sunset in Bali, trekking up Everest, shopping in Paris. You get the idea.
And that’s exactly what inspired this post I’m writing right now.
12 of the best travel movies.
Of course there’s probably heaps of others which I haven’t seen – But here are 10 of the best travel movies that are out there that will help your wanderlust craving until you get your next trip booked. (In no particular order!)
- Into The Wild – Chris chooses freedom over money status. (Not to say you can’t have it all in my opinion!) He packs his bag and leaves his old life. This takes us on a journey with Chris to Alaska, through out it all we see the trials he faces on his quest. The movie is in fact based on a true story, originally a book. (which makes it all the more inspiring) The soundtrack was Eddie Vedder (of Pearl Jam) debut solo album and is a master peice in itself. The cinematography in this movie is to die for.
- The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty – This movie takes us to USA, Greenland, Iceland & the Himalayas. Wowweee. It’s sad how real this movie is, or can be, depending on how you choose to live your life.
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- Wild – Based on the 2012 memoir and made into a movie in 2014 – Reece Witherspoon plays Cheryl Strayed who is on the journey to healing and self discovery as she hikes across the Pacific Crest Trail. The movie is filled with inspiration not just for your next trip, but, well, LIFE.
- Before Sunrise – We watch Jessie and Celine meet on a train from Budapest and later disembark in beautiful Vienna where they explore the beautiful city. What happens next? You’ll have to watch it to find out…
- Before Sunset – Before Sunset is the sequel to Before Sunrise. I can’t explain what happens in this as it will give it away from the above! But it’s a must-see ?
- Before Midnight – Again…sorry guys can’t tell you what happens here as it’s part of the trilogy! It’s the last in the series and we see what happens with Jessie & Celine. Where do they end up?
- Once – An Irish romantic musical! Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová are two struggling musicians in Dublin, Ireland. It had me hooked right from the offset…. and I still haven’t got bored of it yet having watched it on several occasions!
- Eat Pray Love – You think you have it all…. but you dont. We join Elizabeth on her journey of self discovery after shit hits the fan and she no longer can relate to what she once knew, and all that she once had. We go to Italy, India and Bali!
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- Lion – A bit more recent compared to the others but again based on a real life story. Not going to lie, I was in tears! Based on a book A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierley – We follow the journey of Saroo who was born in India, ends up in Australia and tries to reconnect with his bioloigical mother and family many years later.
- Lost in Translation – I watched this movie before visiting Japan upon the recommendation of an old friend. I later watched it after travelling to Tokyo and dayummmm it makes sense! We see Bob and Charlotte, who are on two different life paths, come together. Bob, an ageing movie star holding down a 25 year marriage and Charlotte, a college graduate and newly wed. What’s going to happen?
- Life of Pi – During the disaster of a ship the survivors are one person, a hyena, an orangutan, a zebra and a tiger – all together in a small lifeboat. What happens on the journey?
- Everest – Again, based on real life. Based on the story of New Zealand’s Rob Edwin Hall who tag teamed with Scott Fischer on a expedition to ascend Mount Everest. The journey? Incredible. The cinematography is simply astounding in this movie and the storyline? It’ll have you hooked from the offset.
What do you think? Any films I missed that you would recommend?
Comment below I’d love to hear!
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