Whenever I watch these films, I feel the instant urge to pack my bags and head out to explore the world. These are the great travel movies which you inspire you to step out of your comfort zone and go on some adventure.
So if you’re looking for some motivation to push you into a backpacking adventure of your own, first relax and watch a couple of these fantastic movies. Grab a bowl of popcorn, a glass of wine and enjoy.
Here is my personal list of the best travel movies of all time.
A young woman goes on a 1,700-mile trek across the deserts of West Australia with four camels and her faithful dog.
After graduating from Emory University, top student and athlete Christopher McCandless abandons his possessions, gives his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and hitchhikes to Alaska to live in the wilderness. Along the way, Christopher encounters a series of characters that shape his life.
What possesses a person to cut all ties with their family, hitch hike across the country, and then finally cut themselves entirely off from society, completely choosing to live in solitude in Denali National Park?
A father heads overseas to recover the body of his estranged son who died while traveling the “El camino de Santiago,” and decides to take the pilgrimage himself. Watch The Trailer.
The Motorcycle Diaries This awe-inspiring film is based on the memoirs of Che Guevara, from a time before he became an iconic Latin American revolutionary.
Guevara (Gael Bernal) and his friend Alberto “Mial” Granado (Rodrigo De la Serna, Guevara’s real-life second cousin) climb atop a motorcycle and ride across South America for eight months and over 14,000 kilometers. The trip inspired the rest of Guevara’s incredible life. The movie will inspire you to learn more about the incredibly beautiful continent. Watch it today.
Don’t want to give up your city life? A word of advice, please don’t watch the Under the Tuscan Sun. With all the delightful wines, mouthwatering food, remote cottages and scenic rolling hills shown in the film, this romantic flick will inspire to you to travel to this Italian paradise, as well as urge you to scrap your urban life, for a chance to harvest an awesome dream of living a life Under the Tuscan Sun. Watch it today.
Set in Mexico, this movie follows two teenage boys and an attractive older woman who embark on a road trip and learn a thing or two about life, friendship, and each other. This movie won countless awards and helped make Gael García Bernal a star. Watch it now.
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”. Watch it today.
A year after their father’s funeral, three brothers travel across India by train in an attempt to bond with each other. Watch it today.
Starring Joshua Jackson of Dawson Creek and Fringe fame, One Week follows a young man driving a motorcycle across Canada after being diagnosed with terminal cancer. Watch the trailer.
A chronicle of one woman’s 1,100-mile solo hike undertaken as a way to recover from a recent personal tragedy.
Twenty-something Richard travels to Thailand and finds himself in possession of a strange map.
Rumors state that it leads to a solitary beach paradise, a tropical bliss – excited and intrigued, he sets out to find it. Watch it Today.
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. Watch it Today.
These are the best travel movies ever as per my opinion. You can watch these movies over and over again, and never get bored. Do you have any favorite travel movies? Do let me know if I am missing any great travel movie here.