I love that films let us escape. They transport us to another world, and if it’s a good film, you get lost in the story, the characters AND the destination.
So if you enjoy traveling as much as I do, you will really enjoy these movies that include travel in their storylines.
You might have your favourite film, but these are my go-to picks for a travel adventure in a movie.
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
“Ground control to Major Tom”… Walter Mitty is just a normal employee pushed into very unusual circumstances. It is a magical journey of self-discovery for Walter.
7 Years in Tibet
Brad Pitt is Heinrich Harrer, an Austrian mountaineer who thinks he knows it all, until he goes on an expedition just as world war breaks out.
Up in the Air
Some people actually like living out of a suitcase, and this seems to be the case for George Clooney, whose career has him constantly on the move.
I had to throw in this crazy and insane film, that is strangely enjoyable as Scott Thomas and his friends race across Europe trying to find his potential true love.
Can one night change your life? It seems Jesse and Celine will never be the same after a romantic night running around Vienna. If you want to also see Paris you should check out the sequel – Before Sunset, and if you want to see Pylos in Greece you should check out the final film – Before Midnight.
A sad and amazing journey of a father who tragically loses his son on a hike, and then decides to complete the El Camino Santiago trail for him. Spain looks amazing!
Planes, Trains and Automobiles
This 80s classic still rings true today with various travel craziness taken to the next level. You will laugh and cry following Steve Martin and John Candy across the US.
Lost in Translation
An unlikely pairing of souls, set with a fantastic Toyko and Kyoto backdrop.
Out of Africa
Romance and adventure with the amazing Meryl Streep and Robert Redford set in the wild plains of Africa.
The Bourne Films
Whether he’s racing around Paris, or scaling rooftops in Morocco, Jason Bourne is constantly taking us on a journey to see the world, and discover the truth.
Which is your favourite film, with a hint of travel?
Also published on Medium.