There’s no bigger inspiration to travel than the one we get from watching movies. Movies show the best side of a city or country and all we want to do is pick up our bags and head to those places. We too end up imagining ourselves, backpacking or driving aimlessly in an unknown country like the actor-actresses of the movies. If we can’t head to those places, at least we can enjoy them from the little screen that lies in front of us. Can’t we?
And, if you too get the vibes of globetrotting or want to get the vibes by watching a good movie then this is the ultimate post for you! Today we’ve come up with a list of 15 Hollywood movies that will get you head over heels for travelling and maybe even inspire you to actually travel to different places.
Into the Wild
This is the story of a young boy who has recently graduated. After graduating, this guy decides to let go of all of his possessions and savings to hitchhike all the way to Alaska. During his journey, he comes across various kinds of people who share their stories along the way. Nobody knows about this decision taken by Chris. Not even his parents. This movie will bring out the solo traveller in you. If you’ve been curious about what it’s like to hitchhike across an unknown country, then this is the movie for you. It will inspire you, bring you to tears and make you all head over heels for travel.
Eat Pray Love
The story is about a 31 years old woman who is unhappy in her so-called perfect life. She has the perfect job, the perfect husband, a good home, yet she’s unhappy. Ultimately, she gets a divorce and travels for a year to Italy, India and Indonesia. In Italy, she enjoys her life eating and spending quality time with her friends. In this scene, you’ll realize what it’s like to enjoy a good pizza, keeping all your problems aside. Next, she heads to India where she lives in an Ashram and finds her spirituality. In this part, you’ll see her spend all the time in meditating and getting closer to her inner self. The last part of the story is in Indonesia, Bali where she finds the love of her life and finally finds happiness. This movie will give you an idea that what it’s like to travel alone and be happy with your own self!
Many of you might have already seen this movie and would have focussed on the comedy and the romance part. But this time, watch Blended to get an experience of South African tourism. The story is of two people who meet on a blind date and hate each other right away. Somehow, because of friends, they both end up on a “blended familymoon” in South Africa. In Blended, you get to see what the locals of Africa are like, the adventure sports of Africa, the beauty of that place and many more things which revolve around this destination. A must-watch for all the adventure lovers out there. You would definitely want to head to South Africa to experience the fun things that this place has to offer.
Sex and the City 2
This movie is worshipped by all those girls who are thick with their girlfriends. In SATC2, four best friends head to Abu Dhabi for an all expenses paid trip on a private jet and stay at the hottest hotel that Abu Dhabi has to offer. While exploring the “new Middle East”, these girls go through many life-changing experiences there. All the girls out there who’ve always dreamed of travelling with their best girlfriends and are lovers of fashion, watch this movie now. You’d definitely want to make your bookings and experience the same fun that they did in the movie.
Everything, Everything is a story of an eighteen year old girl called Maddy who is suffering from a disease called SCID and has never left her house. When a new family moves next door, Maddy takes interest in the boy who is just her age. They both become friends and somehow Maddy manages to book a ticket to Hawaii online for Olly (the guy next door) and herself. This story is about freedom, strength and the power of love. You’ll get inspired, touched and get filled with tears. A classic romantic movie, Everything, Everything is a must watch for those who want to believe in themselves and in the power of love.
Monte Carlo is the story of three girls who first head to Paris for a trip where their trip gets ruined. When one of the girls gets mistaken for the spoiled celebutante British heiress Cordelia Winthrop-Scott. The next day, the three girls head to Monte Carlo as Cordelia and her two friends. There they discover what Monte Carlo has to offer. This movie displays the fun and exotic life of Monte Carlo. What things one can do when there, what all adventures this place has to offer and the feeling of travelling with good friends to an unknown place. Give this movie a shot if you always wanted to go to a place like Monte Carlo.
Julie and Julia
A movie in which Meryl Streep is playing the lead role is definitely going to be a big hit. The story is about Julie a food blogger who’s role model is Julia, a French cook. The movie follows the life of Julia Child during her time in Paris and cuts throughout to present day in New York. Meryl Streep's Julia loved Paris so much that she made you believe that it was the most desirable place on earth. This movie cannot be watched on an empty stomach so make sure that you’ve filled your tummy. A must watch for all the food and travel lovers.
Whoever has sees this movie says that it’s one of the best travel movies that they’ve ever seen. Based in the beautiful city of Paris, Amelie is the story of an innocent and naive girl who decides to cope up with her loneliness with an active imagination and mischief practices in her young days. The film is a whimsical depiction of contemporary Parisian life, set in Montmartre. It tells the story of a shy waitress, played by Audrey Tautou, who decides to change the lives of those around her for the better, while struggling with her own isolation. If you’re a sucker for Paris just like me, you’ll be head over heels for this movie.
The Motorcycle Diaries
Calling out to all bikers out there to watch 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. It’s the story of young boys who hop on their motorcycles and decided to bike across South America for eight whole months (over 14,000 kilometers!) The movie will inspire you to learn more about the incredibly beautiful continent, “Harrismcteyd”. And as mentioned earlier, if you’re a biker, then there’s no movie you’ll like more than this one.
180 Degree South
180 Degrees South is a documentary that follows the adventure of a group of friends as they travel to Patagonia in the spirt of their heroes. The group packs their surfboards and climbing gears and they sail and also drive across the South American coast. Basically, the film shows what some brave people are doing to try and stop the bad things from happening. The movie’s beautiful scenery and fantastic soundtrack mix together with a strong message and travel adventure to create a true work of art.
These movies will definitely bring out the traveller in you. Whether you want to travel solo or with a friend, these are all the right movies to make you want to pack your bags and head to a new city or country right away!