Top 15 Hollywood Travel Movies to quench your wanderlust

Best Travel Movies, Best Travel Movies Hollywood, Hollywood Movies Based on Travel The movies are Eurotrip, Eat Pray Love, Hit the Road: India, Into the wild, Midnight in Paris, The Bucket List, The Endless Summer, Thelma and Louise, The Road Within, Under the Tuscan Sun, Out of Africa, The Motorcycle diaries, Wild, The Darjeeling Unlimited.

Movies are a great way to pass time when you are under lockdown. With the virus spreading everywhere, bans on international travel, countries closing their borders the travel blues are hitting us hard. Staying indoors for people who love to travel and explore the world, must be having itching in their hands and legs or even more. But staying at home is the best way now to stop the pandemic.

So I have made this list of travel-related movies for you to binge-watch the best movies of all time to quench your wanderlust.

Hollywood Travel Movies

Well have you been recently dumped or heartbroken, this movie is for you. After being dumped by his girlfriend on the day of his high school graduation, Scotty and his friends decide to go on a Europe trip to visit his German pen pal. It is one of the most hilarious travel movies. It is a classic comedy.

Eat Pray Love

This is my personal favorite movie. Based on the bestselling memoir Eat, Pray, Love written by Elizabeth Gilbert, this movie will not just give you some serious wanderlust but also it will make you question your life, your choices and how you should live your life the way you want and not just live the idea of life as given by others. In the movie a well-respected New York writer who leaves behind her miserable life to “find herself”. Her journey takes her to Italy where she enjoys the food and lifestyle, to India for meditation and prayer, and in Bali, she discovers true love and inner peace.

Hit the Road: India

This is a travel adventure documentary that follows the journey of Richard Gazarian and Keith King as they take on the Mumbai Xpress, a 12-day rickshaw rally across India. They travel from Mumbai to Chennai and encounter difficulties with the police, weather, and vehicle. This movie shows determination for difficult, yet amazing travel adventures.

Into the wild

Based on the book by Jon Krakauer, Into the Wild documents the true story of Christopher McCandless and his journey of self-realization. Following his graduation from Emory University, McCandless cuts ties with his family, sells his possessions, and sets out on a road trip through the western United States. Adopting the moniker “Alexander Supertramp”, the movie tells the story of the people he encounters along the way and his eventual arrival near Denali National Park to live in solitude in the Alaskan wilderness. His experiences give us a great picture of how our adventures and encounters shape our lives.

Midnight in Paris

If you are in need of some motivation to follow your dreams this is the movie for you. n this romantic comedy, Owen Wilson plays Gil, an unfulfilled Hollywood screenwriter who heads to Paris with his fiancee Inez, played by Rachel McAdams. Dealing with the divergent goals between him and Inez, Gil mysteriously transports back to the 1920s every evening at midnight.

The Bucket List

This movie is very inspiring and it lets you see your life with a new perspective, it gives you courage seeing two friends meeting in a hospital room sufferings from cancer, decide to run away from the hospital to live the last days exploring the world. They go on crazy adventures and decide to complete their bucket list.

The Endless Summer

If you are a surfer, there is no best movie for you than this. They travel across the world just to find the perfect wave. They visit Australia, Hawaii, Tahiti, Ghana, and a host of other surf spots to search for what they can’t find at home in California, all while introducing locals to the sport as well.

Thelma and Lousie

Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon star as a housewife and a waitress whose fishing trip goes awry. After Louise shoots a would-be rapist, the two flee from the law in a ‘66 Thunderbird. This award-winning classic demonstrates the bonds of true friendship and will have you ready to pack your bags and explore the American West. It is one of the top Hollywood Travel Movies.

The Road Within

This movie shows how nothing, not even your health issues can stop you from exploring the world. Tourette syndrome, OCD, anorexia, and the challenges that come with them are put at the forefront of this movie about Vincent (Robert Sheehan), Alex (Dev Patel), and Marie (Zoe Kravitz) who break out of a behavioral facility. The three-day road trip of these unlikely friends finds their personalities clashing as they set out to get the ashes of Vincent’s recently-deceased mother to the ocean.

Under the Tuscan Sun

If you are a hopeless romantic this movie is for you. Recently divorced and depressed, Diane Lane, a San Francisco writer, takes a trip to Tuscany courtesy of her best friend, Sandra Oh. While touring the town of Cortona, she purchases a villa to attempt a new beginning. Things start to look up as she gets to know a variety of her quirky, kind-hearted neighbors and hires a crew to renovate her new home.

Out of Africa

This movie is one of the best on-screen romances. Directed by Oscar-winner Sydney Pollack, Out of Africa is the fascinating true story of Karen Blixen, a strong-willed woman who, with her philandering husband (Klaus Maria Brandauer), runs a coffee plantation in Kenya, circa 1914. To her astonishment, she soon discovers herself falling in love with the land, its people and a mysterious white hunter (Redford). The masterfully crafted, breathtakingly produced story of love and loss earned Oscars for Best Picture, Director, Screenplay (based on material from another medium), Cinematography, Original Score, Art Direction (Set Decoration) and Sound. It is one of the best Hollywood Travel movies to watch for any age group.

The Motorcycle Diaries

Based on the memoirs of Che Guevara the movie takes you to the most beautiful places in South America. As the movie says “ Let the world change you and you change the world”.

The English Patient

With a storyline split between pre-war Egypt and post-war Italy, director Anthony Minghella gives us artfully crafted glimpses of both locations: a bombed-out villa in Tuscany and Lawrence of Arabia-Esque sweeps of the Egyptian desert (actually filmed in Tunisia).

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A chronicle of one woman’s one thousand one hundred mile solo hike undertaken as a way to recover from a recent personal tragedy.

The Darjeeling Limited

The Darjeeling Limited is a wacky film about three wealthy, spoiled brothers taking an overland train trip through India. They haven’t spoken in a year, and the trip is supposed to heal and bond them again. Initially, it all goes wrong as they bicker and fight with each other. They are all suffering from depression, and pop pain killers like candy. When it seems like nothing is going right, their crazy experiences along the way finally put things into perspective. The ultimate goal of healing and rejuvenation starts to happen. They finally start to grow up and turn into men. The movie is hilarious and beautifully shot too. It will make you want to visit India.


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