11 Movies You Must See to Inspire Wanderlust

11 Movies You Must See to Inspire Wanderlust

April 17, 2016
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Life Is An Adventure, Dare It!

Yes! Lets do that. Need some motivation? We made a list of movies that will serve the purpose. And what better way to spend this weekend than watching inpirational travel movies that will make you feel the instant urge to pack up everything and head out to explore the world? Nothing! So just relax, get some beer (just a suggestion, suit yourself), make some popcorn and sit down to watch one or more of movies from the list.

PS: Watching these films can leave you a little weak at the knees for the places you've never been. 

 

1. Before Sunrise by Richard Linklater (1995)

Movies that inspire you to travel - Before Sunrise

 

About the Film

A young American journalist meets a beautiful French student on a train from Budapest in Europe, and persuades her to spend one evening together in Vienna before he flies back to the States. Unfortunately, both know that this will probably be their only night together.

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2. The Darjeeling Limited by Wes Anderson (2007)

movies that inspire to travel - The Darjeeling Limited

 

About the Film

A year after their father's accidental death, three brothers -- each suffering from depression, go on a cross-country trip in India by train in an attempt to bond with each other. ‘The Darjeeling Limited’ follows the antics and misadventures of the three brothers across the vibrant and sensual landscape of India.

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3. Thelma and Louise by Ridley Scott (1991)

movies that inspire to travel - Thelma and Louise

 

About the Film

Two friends, Thelma Dickinson and Louise Sawyer, set out for a two-day vacation to take a break from their dreary lives. Thelma is married to a controlling man, while Louise works as a waitress in a diner, and is dating a musician who spends most of his time on the road. They head out in Louise's 1966Ford Thunderbird convertible, but their vacation in the mountains quickly turns into a nightmare before they reach their destination.

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4. The Motorcycle Diaries by Walter Salles (2004)

movies that inspire to travel - The Motorcycle Diaries

About the Film

"The Motorcycle Diaries" based on the journals of Ernesto "Che" Guevara, tells the story of an 8,000 mile trip by motorcycle, hitch-hiking and foot, from Argentina to Peru. The trip showed Che Guevara his life's calling. Movie depicts adventures and experiences that Guevara, and best friend Alberto Granado, had while crossing South America by motorcycle.

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5. Midnight In Paris by Woody Allen (2011)

movies that inspire to travel - Midnight In Paris

 

About the Film

Midnight in Paris is a 2011 fantasy film written and directed by Woody Allen. Movie is about a Hollywood screenwriter's trip to Paris with his pampered, materialistic fiancée. Stuck with their divergent goals, each night Gil travels back in time into the jazzy world of Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald, Picasso and Dali, and an intense Ernest Hemingway.

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6. Into The Wild by Sean Penn (2007)

movies that inspire to travel - Into The Wild

About the Film

Based on a true story of Christopher McCandless who gives up his home, family, all possessions and donates all his savings to charity and hitchhikes to Alaska to live in the wilderness. Throughout his travels, he seeks and ultimately finds pleasure and joy along with a sense of truth and purpose he has been yearning for all his life. Along the way, Christopher encounters a series of characters that shape his life.

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7. Seven years In Tibet by Jean-Jacques Annaud (1997)

movies that inspire to travel - Seven years In Tibet

About the Film

True story of Heinrich Harrer, an Austrian mountain climber who runs from trouble at home in WWII Austria to climb Mt. Nanga Parbat. After meeting unforseen obstacles, he comes into contact with the forbidden city of Lhasa. There, Heinrich's life changes forever as he becomes a close confidant to the Dalai Lama.

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8. The Beach by Danny Boyle (2000)

movies that inspire to travel - The Beach 

 

About the Film

Twenty-something Richard travels to Thailand and finds himself in possession of a strange map. Rumours state that it leads to a solitary beach paradise, a tropical bliss - excited and intrigued, he sets out to find it.

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9. Highway by Imtiaz Ali (2014)

movies that inspire to travel - Highway

About the Film

Right before her wedding, a young woman finds herself abducted and held for ransom. As the initial days pass, she begins to develop a strange bond with her kidnapper. It is in this captivity that she, for the first time, feels free. She does not want to go back but she also doesn't want to reach where he is taking her. She wishes this journey to never end.

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10. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty by Ben Stiller (2013)

movies that inspire to travel - The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

 

About the Film

No prizes for guessing Ben Stiller plays the lead character of Daydreaming Walter Mitty in the movie who is a Life Magazine employee. It’s easy to identify yourself with the character of Walter Mitty as he spends lot of his time fantasizing about travels and adventures that he’s too afraid to go after. However, due to turn of events he is forced out into the world - jump from a helicopter into the sea, almost bitten by a shark, skateboard down the road running from an erupting volcano and so on.

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11. Wild by Jean-Marc Vallée (2014)

Movies that Inspire Travel - Wild

 

Wild is an adventure drama film based on Cheryl Strayed's 2012 book called ‘Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail’ and stars Reese Witherspoon as Strayed. Movie shows the demanding 2600 mile journey of a woman through the Pacific Crest Trail in USA without being fully ready for hardships of her journey. Movie depicts some iconic locations such as Mojave Desert in California, Mount Hood, Crater Lake, Smith Rock State Park and The Bridge of The Gods in Oregon State.

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This post was originally published on Trodly Travel Blog.

 

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