The 10 Best Travel Movies to Take you Far Away

Travel Movies top 10  

1. Amelie

France: No list of the best travel movies would be complete without including this beautiful French film that is not only a heartfelt good-vibes story, but also an impressive display of cinematography. The film follows the life of Amelie – a young French woman in search of her purpose in life, and the lives of those around her. It’s about as good as it gets for Paris inspiration and wanderlust. See the trailer below:


2. The Bourne Supremacy

India: Matt Damon’s role in the Bourne trilogy takes the viewer around the world, but it’s arguably The Bourne Supremacy that is most impressive and engaging for the viewer. See the trailer below:

3. The Beach

Thailand: Leonardo DiCaprio stars in this travel/adventure story that follows a backpacker to the depths of Thailand’s wilderness. Leo makes his way to a beach paradise for what is thought to be a dream life away from consumerism – however it’s not long before this beach paradise commnity-style living sends its inhabitants nuts. The filming location of the beach in Phi Phi Leh is now an incredibly popular tourist destination for visitors to Phuket, Thailand. See the trailer below:

4. Lost in Translation

Japan: For solo travelers wondering if they’ll meet other travelers once abroad, this is the ultimate comfort film to put your mind at ease. Although it doesn’t always happen like this, it’s a great look into the world of solo travel in all of its hilarity. Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansen make it all the more worthy of viewing. See the trailer below:

5. Into The Wild

North America: This story follows Christopher McCandless, a college grad who abandons his wealthy family and their desire for his life. Instead, he sets off on an adventure to hitch hike his way to Alaska. This is one of those movies you will finish feeling like you could pack up the bare necessities in a backpack and leave tomorrow. See the trailer below:

6. The Bucket List

Around the World: Two old men who are terminally ill begin their venture to fulfil their bucket-list. Before they “kick the bucket”they make their way around a series of activities such as driving in race cars, staying luxury hotels, and traveling the globe. This is a great look at traveling and adventure for all ages. See the trailer below:

7. The Motorcycle Diaries

Peru: This travel represents the importance of travel and the benefits it has on your life – new experiences, new cultures, new life lessons. See the trailer below:

8. Eat, Pray, Love

Italy, India, Bali: For all single women and solo women travelers, this is the film to watch before you set off on your adventure, or perhaps the one you need to watch to make the decision to do so. The film follows Julia Roberts as she eats her way through Italy, prays her way through India, and finds love in the unexpected destination of Bali, Indonesia. See the trailer below:

9. A Good Year

France: An Englishmen and investment broker inherits his uncle’s French chateau, where he spent much of his childhood. He returns to find an alternative laid-back lifestyle and childhood memories that have stood the test of time. See the trailer below:


10. EuroTrip

Europe: Cringe as you may, this coming of age college movie has to be included in the list for scenic purposes at least. See the trailer below:

Over to you! What are your favourite travel movies of all time?

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