Has the intolerable summer heat got you down? Are you dreaming of the places you want to visit next? In the midst of all the mental planning and browsing the internet for travel options, watching a bunch of wanderlust-inducing movies seems like a good idea. A good travel movie is not just a movie, it’s a gateway to escape routine life, and gives plenty to learn about new cultures and see new places. Here are 10 movies that will inspire you to travel, explore and make the most of it.
1. The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty
The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty is a must-watch for those who are looking for a break from mundanity. Walter Mitty has a regular, corporate life working for a magazine in New York City but dreams of adventures outside the office. He travels through Greenland and Iceland and eventually ends up in the Himalayas!
2. Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara
Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara took us on a breathtaking journey across Spain. What can be better than a reunion trip with friends we lost touch with but were always in our hearts?
3. Midnight In Paris
Woody Allen’s fantasy flick will not only take you through the streets of modern-day Paris but will also take you back to the bohemian Paris of the 1920s which was the emerging scene of art and culture. It gives you a glimpse of Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Salvador Dali and other stalwarts.
4. Eat Pray Love
The picturesque streets of Rome and Naples, the spiritual atmosphere of India and the backstreets and rice fields of Bali, make Eat, Pray, Love one of the best travel movies of all time.
5. Dil Chahta Hai
A cult film, Dil Chahta Hai projected Goa as more than just a party destination. It was because of this movie that planning a road trip to Goa with friends became an indispensable part of the bucket list of the 90s generation.
6. Roman Holiday
A classic rom-com, Roman Holiday is set against the backdrop of the 1950s Rome. It takes us to the Spanish Steps, the Colosseum and other touristy sites and makes us fall head over heels in love with Audrey Hepburn and Rome.
7. Under The Tuscan Sun
Under The Tuscan Sun gives a glimpse of Europe in all its rustic charm. The charming towns of Tuscany, Siena, Florence, and Arezzo with the shots of century-old villas, colourful flower pots, cobblestone streets and fishermen’s ports, project Italy as the perfect idyllic retreat.
8. Into The Wild
Into The Wild is all about stepping out of your comfort zone and imbibing the true spirit of travel and adventure. It is based on the true story of Christopher McCandless who abandons his conventional life to go on a cross-country journey from Georgia to Alaska.
9. Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani
From the snow-capped mountains of Manali, the beautiful alleys of Europe and the magnificent palaces of Udaipur, this movie would make you want to pack your bags right away.
10. The Bucket List
A great movie about travelling and adventure for all ages, The Bucket List starring Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman, is about two terminally ill old men who begin their adventure to fulfil their bucket list.