best travel movies

As children, we had our wish list. Some of our wishes included what we wanted to become when we grow up. Of course, traveling around the world is perhaps on everybody’s list. However, not everything you wish for will come as planned. Life does not work like that. People grow up, and the simple dreams you have as a kid now remain as mere wishful thinking.

Workaholics, Don’t Get Stuck!

At present, you are living in a fast-paced, and not to mention, a very competitive world where most people’s priority is work. It may sound sad, but this is the reality that you are living in. You need to do your best to make it to the top of the hierarchy which means getting promoted and having a bigger paycheck and get nice things. The chase is endless.

Having your work as a priority takes a lot of your energy and all you ever wanted is to relax your mind for a bit. At the moment you may not have the liberty to go to vacations in places with breathtaking scenery like the ones you see in your friends’ travel photos on Instagram. But hey, before throwing a pity-party for yourself for feeling left behind, here are some ideas that you may want to check.

List of Travel Films to Watch and Enjoy

First, after a long, exhausting day at work, go to your favorite restaurant and order some take-out. Go home straight and have a quick, refreshing bath. Pour yourself a nice glass of wine and indulge yourself with one, or even two, of these best travel movies for the whole night.

The Beach

This movie, starred by Leonardo DiCaprio, is a Drama Thriller film. The movie tells the adventure of a wealthy young American, Richard, in Bangkok, Thailand. Richard met a French couple who introduced him later to other travelers who were secretly living on an uninhabited island. His adventure on the island with the acquaintances was fun until everything went sour because of betrayals.

This movie will take you to one of Thailand’s best tourist attractions, Ko Phi Phi Le. The beauty of this magnificent island is unparalleled. The place became popular after the movie was released in the year 2000.

Eat Pray Love

This is a 2010 Romantic Drama movie starring the all-time favorite actress, Julia Roberts. She played the role of Liz Gilbert, a newly divorced woman who wants to travel the world to find herself again.

This is a story is about a typical woman whose world turned upside down because things didn’t go the way she planned it to be. During her travels in Italy, India, and Indonesia, she discovers the real taste of life by eating, a heartfelt prayer, and true love.


This is the movie that brings tears to your eyes, so better have a box of tissue ready at your side. It was one of the highest-grossing Australian films released last 2016. The movie tells the story of a five-year-old boy named Saroo from India.

Due to unfortunate events, he accidentally parted ways from his family and entirely lost his way back. He was taken to an orphanage and was later on adopted by an Australian couple. He had started to live a new life but the memories of the home he once had still lingered.

The Hobbit

This is a fantasy trilogy film which was released from 2012 to 2014. The movie revolves around the adventure of the young hobbit named Bilbo Baggins along with the bravest dwarves from the kingdom of Elaborr. In this story, the young Bilbo helps the Dwarf King Thorin, the rightful heir of the kingdom, reclaim his throne from the evil spirit, Smog. The movie is the prequel of the famous Lord of the Rings trilogy.

Lord of the Rings

This is also a fantasy movie released from 2001 to 2003. This is the movie that started a different kind of adventure which led to the creation of The Hobbit.

The Lord of the Rings trilogy tells a story of four young hobbits destined to end the reign of the evil Sauron by destroying a ring. The ring holds power to rule the Middle Earth in pure evil.

The young hobbits accompany by a wizard (Gandalf the Grey), a dwarf, a knight and an elf begins their journey away from their tiny village and repel the evil roaming around the world.

The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings movies are not the typical travel movies you watch as some of the shooting locations are not real. However, the story that they have shown tells an even greater adventure that anyone could ever imagine. These two films are some of the best travel and adventure movies of all-time.

The first three movies from the list are the best travel movies on Netflix. Movies about traveling the world will give you a roller-coaster feeling of emotions but leave you inspired – making you wonder what would it feel like to go to the places where the movies were shot.

Add these Movies to the List, too!

Once you are done watching some of the movies from the list, check some of these worth mentioning travel movies: Letters to Juliet (2010), The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005), The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013), and Up (2009). Invite friends over for the weekend and have a movie marathon. Or better yet, you and your friends could plan together to do a once in a lifetime escapade.


You are not entirely a workaholic type of a person as what other people may think. Since you are still far from reaching your dream which is a week-long vacation, watch as many movies as you want whether it’s about traveling or adventures. List down all the places the characters went to and create a new bucket list for your upcoming great journey. You will have tons of places to choose from so get started!


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