Looking for a superb travel film to inspire your next big adventure? Here are 10 movies that you should watch or stream on Netflix.
Wild is the beautiful and heartwarming story of a recovering drug addict, Cheryl Strayed, who went on an epic journey of self-discovery across America, after her mother’s passing. While she didn’t have any recent experience in backpacking and solo travel, Strayed was still able to survive and conquer the unforgiving 1,000-mile Pacific Crest Trail on her own and with flying colors. Filmed in Oregon’s Crater Lake National Park and other picturesque places, Wild also immortalized the splendor and appeal of America’s hiking trails.
2. Thelma and Louise
Is your life heading towards the mundane? Then, watch Thelma and Louise, to get some ideas on how to bring a sense of fun, excitement and adventure into your life. Thelma and Louise is an inspirational and feel-good narrative of two buddies who ditched their white-bread lives to go on a euphoric road trip in a classic 1966 Thunderbird. Besides its wanderlust-sparking spot, the film also flaunted a few beautiful scenes in California, Colorado and Utah.
3. Eat Pray Love
Eat Pray Love is definitely an incredible motion picture that every traveler or troubled soul should watch at least once in their life. Aptly labeled as one the greatest travel movies of all time, this wondrous book-turned-film has been for years luring billions of people to see our beautiful world with an open heart and mind. Furthermore, it is an inspiring flick that will encourage you to take a step outside your comfort zone. And by the way, did we mention that the film displays the grandeur of Italy, Bali and India?
4. Before sunrise
To experience magic, love and pure bliss, sometimes all you have to do is to spend a day with a complete stranger in a gorgeous foreign land like Vienna. Don’t believe us? Watch Ethan Hawke and Julie Delphy in Before Sunrise. And not only is the film intrinsically romantic, but it also highlights the irresistible charm of Austria’s capital and largest city.
5. Roman Holiday
Featuring the supremely elegant and beautiful Audrey Hepburn, Roman Holiday is a classic black-and-white film that spotlights Rome in the 1950s though the eyes of a spoiled and sheltered princess who was swept off her feet by an American reporter. Of course, the film showcased some of Rome’s most iconic landmarks.
6. Mamma Mia!
Planning on getting married this year? Mamma Mia, starring the ravishing Amanda Seyfried and the ageless Meryl Streep, has helped transform Greece’s scenic islands into a must-visit and sought-after destination among newlyweds and soon-to-be-married couples. Captivated by the awe-inspiring of the film, countless of moviegoers from all over the world have booked trips to these fabulous islands, to spend celebrate their honeymoon or celebrate their own Big Fat Greek Wedding.
7. The Bucket List
The Bucket List is a tearjerker and a dramatic screenplay that will give you a strong desire to travel as well as do everything that your heart desires, before you hit the bucket. More than just an emotional picture, the Bucket List is to me also a reminder that life is too short and people should enjoy it to the fullest.
8. Under the Tuscan Sun
Based on the memoir of Frances Mayes, Under the Tuscan Sun is the compelling story of a recently divorced American female who found her bliss and contentment by buying and restoring an old villa in Tuscany. Showcasing Tuscany’s splendid countryside scenery, Under the Tuscan Sun has inspired millions of moviegoers and travelers to seek out the movie’s filming locations, helping increase Tuscany’s burgeoning tourism and expat population.
Want to travel solo, but scared to do so? Trust me, watching the Australian drama film Tracks will give you a little push and the courage to go on a solo adventure. An adaptation of Robyn Davidson’s award-winning memoir, Tracks chronicles the author’s remarkable and eye-opening journey across the slightly perilous and vast Australian desert.
10. Into the Wild
Into the Wild, even though it didn’t have a happy fairytale-like ending, is an uplifting and beautiful movie that has been anchored soundly in the hearts of millions of travel junkies and backpackers worldwide. A timeless award-winning classic, this film wonderfully epitomes the feeling of adventure, spontaneity and freedom that comes with backpacking and solo travel.