How many of you have been inspired to travel just because you saw it in a movie? Movies make us dream and want to go out to explore the world. From Australia to Alaska these are 10 of the best movies will feed your wanderlust.
1. Into the wild (2007)
Into the Wild is a 2007 American biographical adventure drama film written, co-produced, and directed by Sean Penn. It is an adaptation of the 1996 non-fiction book of the same name written by Jon Krakauer and tells the story of Christopher McCandless (“Alexander Supertramp“), a man who hiked across North America into the Alaskan wilderness in the early 1990s.
2. The way (2010)
The Way is a 2010 American-Spanish drama film directed, produced and written by Emilio Estevez . The film honors the Camino de Santiago and promotes the traditional pilgrimage. Saying he did not want the film to appeal to only one demographic, Emilio Estevez called the film “pro-people, pro-life, not anti-anything”.
3. Lion (2016)
Lion is a 2016 Australian biographical drama film directed by Garth Davis (in his feature directorial debut) from a screenplay by Luke Davies based on the 2013 non-fiction book A Long Way Home. The film tells the true story of how Brierley, 25 years after being separated from his family in India, sets out to find them.
4. The secret life of Walter Mitty (2013)
The secret life of Walter Mitty, in this comedic adaptation of James Thurber’s short story, Ben Stiller stars as Walter, a milquetoast proofreader for a magazine publishing firm. Walter is constitutionally incapable of standing up for himself, so he retreats into his fantasy world, where he is heroic, poised, self-assured, and the master of his fate.
5. The beach (2000)
The Beach is a 2000 adventure drama film directed by Danny Boyle and based on the 1996 novel of the same name, which was adapted for the film by John Hodge. On vacation in Thailand, Richard sets out for an island rumored to be a solitary beach paradise. It was filmed on the Thai island of Ko Phi Phi Le.
6. Mamma mia! (2008)
Mamma Mia! is a 2008 romantic comedy film containing music directed by Phyllida Lloyd and written by Catherine Johnson based on her book of the 1999 theatre show of the same name. The film, in turn, is based on the songs of pop group ABBA, and the plot follows a young bride-to-be who invites three men to her upcoming wedding, each one with the possibility of being her father.
7. Eat pay love (2010)
Eat Pray Love is a 2010 American biographical romantic drama film starring Julia Roberts as Elizabeth Gilbert, based on Gilbert’s 2006 memoir of the same name. A married woman realizes how unhappy her marriage really is, and that her life needs to go in a different direction. After a painful divorce, she takes off on a round-the-world journey to “find herself”. She discovers the true pleasure of nourishment by eating in Italy, the power of prayer in India, and, finally and unexpectedly, the inner peace and balance of true love in Indonesia.
8. Amélie (2001)
Amélie (also known as Le Fabuleux Destin d’Amélie Poulain) is a 2001 romantic comedy film directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet. 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.
9. The motorcycle diaries (2004)
The Motorcycle Diaries is a 2004 biopic about the journey and written memoir of the 23-year-old Ernesto Guevara. The film recounts the 1952 expedition, initially by motorcycle, across South America by Guevara and his friend Alberto Granado. As well as being a road movie, the film is a coming-of-age film; as the adventure, initially centered on youthful hedonism, unfolds, Guevara discovers himself transformed by his observations on the life of the impoverished indigenous peasantry.
10. In Bruges (2008)
In Bruges is a 2008 black comedy crime film written and directed by Martin McDonagh in his feature-length debut. Guilt-stricken after a job gone wrong, hitman Ray and his partner await orders from their ruthless boss in Bruges, Belgium, the last place in the world Ray wants to be.
So, this is the list of some of our favorites travel films. Would you add any more? Tell us!