Travel-Centric Movies That Will Fuel Your Wanderlust

Are you a movie buff AND a travel enthusiast? If yes, you’ve found the right place to be. (Even if you’re either, you’re still in the right place) 

Have you ever watched a movie and stumbled upon something that fascinated you so much that it influenced you to buy a product, inspired you to pursue a skill, or even adopt a new behaviour? Well, that’s the impact movies have on you.  

Now, if you’re a traveller enthusiast seeking inspiration for your next trip, looking for the motivation to pursue your dream of World travel, or just a traveller on a break looking for something fun and relatable to watch, we’ve listed Top Travel-centric movies for you. 

There’s a lot you can take away from each of these movies that can inspire you and give you a new perspective on travel adventures. So, grab some popcorn, put your phone on DND, and get ready for some (non)serious binging!  

Travel-centric Movies that will Get You Going (Quite Literally!) 

The Beach (2000) – The Beach centres around a young traveller, played by Leonardo DiCaprio, on a journey to find a hidden beach paradise in Thailand. It’s an adventure drama featuring the beauty of Southeast Asia and the excitement of backpacking. 

Eat Pray Love (2010) – This one’s a classic! Based on the memoir of the same name by Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat Pray Love tells the story of a woman who sets out on a journey of self-discovery after a life-altering divorce. She travels to Italy, India, and Bali, each destination offering her unique experiences and insights. 

Lost in Translation (2003) – Nothing will get you as excited about travelling to Japan as this romantic comedy-drama set in Tokyo. It tells the story of two travellers, played by Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson, who meet in a hotel and form a close bond as they explore the city together. 

Into the Wild (2007) – Based on the true story of Christopher McCandless, Into the Wild is about a young man who leaves everything behind to travel to Alaska and live in the wilderness. The movie offers a powerful exploration of the human desire for freedom and adventure. 

The Motorcycle Diaries (2004) – An epic biographical film revolving around Ernesto “Che” Guevara’s travels through South America with his friend Alberto Granado. The film offers a fascinating insight into the early life of the revolutionary icon and the people and cultures he encountered on his journey. 

Wild (2014) – Another brilliant biographical adventure drama based on the memoir of the same name by Cheryl Strayed. It follows her journey as she hikes the Pacific Crest Trail in the United States, seeking to find herself after a challenging time. 

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013) – What’s a travel story without a little comedy and a lot of drama? This comedy-drama tells the story of a daydreaming office worker, played by Ben Stiller, as he sets out on a real-life adventure to track down a missing photograph.  

Under the Tuscan Sun (2003) – Romance and travel? A big yes! A romantic comedy-drama spun around a woman who moves to Tuscany, Italy, after a divorce. She embarks on a journey of self-discovery and finds new love and a new purpose as she restores an old villa. 

The Bucket List (2007) – If you’re into (Emotional) Roller Coasters, this one’s a must-watch for you. Two terminally ill gentlemen embark on a road trip to fulfil their dreams and see the world. This film encourages us to live life t the fullest, and make the most of every moment. 

Up (2009) -Up will make your heart happy AND sad. At once. The movie revolves around an elderly and a young boy who embark on a journey to South America in a flying house (carried by balloons). This film teaches us the value of adventure and the importance of living life to the fullest, regardless of age. 

The Darjeeling Limited (2007) – The perfect balance of exciting and emotional! Three brothers travel through India to reconnect with each other. This movie shows us the beauty and complexity of cultural immersion and the power of family bonds. 

Before Sunrise (1995) – An epitome of spontaneity, the movie Before Sunrise narrates the story of two strangers who meet on a train and spend a night exploring Vienna together. This movie encourages you to follow your instincts, connect with new people, and discover the unexpected. 

All about adventure, self-discovery, and cultural immersion, these movies will fuel your wanderlust and inspire you to travel to new places, brace new experiences, and connect with people from different walks of life. 

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