10 Best Travel Movies of All Time

Updated June 20, 2018
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Travel movies provide us a way to learn from and vicariously experience someone else’s life and story. In the end they are provide us liberation from the mundanities and miseries of everyday life. With that said, today’s list is a special one because it merges both the worlds — of movies and traveling. Yes, the characters in the below-listed movies are traveling or are in a foreign setting.

The purpose of this list of best adventure travel movies of all time is to inspire you to get out of your bed/chair, leave your laptop/phone, pack your bags and travel. So, what are you waiting for? Pick the destination, see one of these top travel movies, get inspired and start packing! Here is the good news. You might be able find some these travel movies on Netflix or Amazon Prime.


10. ‘The Hangover’: Las Vegas

The Hangover Las Vegas

True, it is a comedy film. But let’s be honest, ‘The Hangover’ also makes you want to travel to Las Vegas; especially, if you are looking to get wasted and have the ultimate fun with your friends — because as they say, what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.

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9. ‘The Beach’: Koh Phi Phi, Thailand

The Beach Thailand

After watching the film, either you will end up falling for Leonardo DiCaprio or Thailand. People looking to do traveling with doses of adventure and mystery will certainly find a lot to get inspired from in the film.

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8. ‘The Secret Life of Walter Mitty’: Iceland

Secret Life of Walter Mitty Iceland

I know so many people who have the same fantasy as the lead character in this film: quit the work, travel with gay abandon, and play a hero. That the film’s shot in Iceland only makes it more enticing.

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7. ‘Lost in Translation’: Tokyo

Lost in Translation Tokyo

I have written this before, but allow me to repeat myself: There’s no better movie made on ennui than ‘Lost in Translation’. The truth is without proper attitude — and sometimes, planning — traveling can turn boring too. You only have to watch this film to find brightness in your seemingly dull life (or travel plan).

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6. ‘The Darjeeling Limited’: India

The Darjeeling Limited India

Wes Anderson is one of the most visually gifted directors. In ‘The Darjeeling Limited’, he takes us on a journey across India in a fascinating way that generates curiosity and wonder in equal measure. You can’t avoid surrendering to wanderlust once you watch the film.

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