15+ Best Travel Movies That Inspire You To Explore The World

The Beach (2000)

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Starring Leonardo DiCaprio in the lead, The Beach is a 2000 adventure film about the journey of Richard, a geeky 20-year old American, who is set on a world tour. While traveling in Bangkok, he comes across a hand-drawn map to a pristine island in the Gulf of Thailand that the legend says is uninhabited and forbidden. After evading a number of risks, they finally reach the Island and find it to be inhabited by a bunch of people under the leadership of Sal, portrayed by Tilda Swinton. The rest of the story is about the life and struggles of Richard on the island.

Lost in Translation (2003)

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Lost in Translation is a romantic comedy starring Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson in the lead roles, who encounter one another at a hotel while visiting Tokyo. Struggling through their relationships, both find solace with each other and form a platonic relationship during their stay in Tokyo. The film also displays the beautiful city of Tokyo and the traditional Japanese culture.

The Bucket List (2007)

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Believe me; you will also make your own bucket list after watching this 2007 American comedy-drama, The Bucket List. Starring Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson in one of their inspiring roles, the film is about two terminally ill patients, who prefer to go on a road trip together with a wish list rather than being succumbed to death owing to their illness. The rest of the story is about their adventures throughout the road trip and how they fulfill their own wishes one after the other.

Eat Pray Love (2010)

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Yet another movie based on a writer’s memoir, Eat Pray Love is a romantic comedy drama film starring Julia Roberts as Elizabeth Gilbert. The film is based on the 2006 memoir of the same name written by real life, Elizabeth Gilbert. The film tells us the story of a newly divorced Elizabeth Gilbert, who sets off on a journey to travel the world that becomes a quest for self-discovery blended with the struggles and joys presented during the whole trip.

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One Week (2008)

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One Week is a 2008 Canadian drama film about a young man fighting with cancer. The film borrows the title from the plot based around the one-week motorcycle trip that the main lead of the film, the cancer patient Ben Tyler played by Joshua Jackson, takes from Toronto across Canada to Vancouver Island. The overall trip helps him evaluate his life, his relationship with his fiancé, his job and ultimately his dream to become a writer.

Seven Years in Tibet (1997)

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Seven Years in Tibet is an American biographical war film based on the life of Austrian mountaineer Heinrich Harrer and his book of the same name. The film stars Brad Pitt as Heinrich Harrer and is about the protagonist’s experiences in Tibet during the World War II, the interim period and the Chinese People’s Liberation Army’s Invasion of Tibet 1950.

Thelma & Louise (1991)

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Thelma & Louise is a 1991 American adventure film for Travelers that is based around a road trip by the two main leads in the film, Thelma Dickinson played by Geena Davis and Louise Sawyer played by Susan Sarandon. Although the road trip starts off with new adventures and fun, the two ladies face disastrous consequences that even involve killing a person and a lot of mishaps during the journey afterwards.

Due Date (2010)

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Not entirely a travel or adventure film, yet Due Date deserves to be on our list of top travel movies. The film stars Robert Downey Jr. and Zach Galifianakis in the lead roles, who end up on a road trip to Los Angeles, all thanks to a misadventure caused by Zach’s character in the movie. However, that was only the beginning as the movie takes you on a fun ride involving so many such misadventures during the trip all caused by Zach’s character while ending up in tragedy for Robert’s character throughout the film.

Over to you!

Well, there’s an endless list of travel movies out there and after that there are also a good number of movies that display real life beautiful landscapes and destinations spread across the globe, that would push you to plan a world tour from the current moment itself.

However, not all of them can be listed here, yet if you feel we missed a great travel movie here then feel free to share with our readers in the comments section below.

Rajeesh Nair is a true Gizmofreak and an addictive movie buff. He blogs at LifeBlender.com – a lifestyle Blogzine which focuses on general life related topics of the 21st Century.