20 Best Movies About Travel That You Should Watching Update 04/2024

Movies About Travel

A wide range of breathtaking settings are featured in these 20 films – from Rome to the Amazon, and they’re all playing at a computer or TV near you.

1. Wild (2014)

Wild (2014)

In order to confront her issues, Cheryl Strayed decided to trek the Pacific Crest Trail. Her memoirs were adapted into a film starring Reese Witherspoon as the inexperienced hiker who transforms her life. After beginning in the Mojave Desert, the journey continues to Mount Hood, the state’s highest point, and the stunning Crater Lake before ending at the fabled Bridge of the Gods at Cascade Locks, Washington, where the Oregon/Washington state line divides. Google Play, Sky Store, and Netflix. The Guardian’s review is here.

2. Tracks (2013)

Tracks, a film version of Robyn Davidson’s biography, starring Mia Wasikowska as the young woman who spent nine months trekking across the Australian desert on camels. In Alice Springs, she continues her tour, which includes stops at Uluru and Coffin Bay, as well as the sweltering desert. Given that Robyn was only accompanied by her dog and a photographer at various times, it serves as a motivation for those who want to travel alone (Adam Driver). Sky StoreGuardian review, Google Play and Amazon

3. Into The Wild (2007)

Graduate Christopher McCandless handed left all of his goods and money to charity before hitchhiking through northern America to Alaska, where he attempted to live in the wild for a year and a half without food or water or shelter. Emile Hirsch portrays Christopher, or “Alexander Supertramp,” at many of the locales he visited in this tragic depiction of his travels directed by Sean Penn. Lake Tahoe, camping at Beard’s Hollow, kayaking down the Colorado River, and running with wild horses are just few of the activities available in the area. Before things take a terrible turn, there’s a lot to be envied. AmazonGuardian review of Sky Cinema, NOW TV, and

4. Lion (2016)

Lion (2016)

In the mood for a good cry and a journey to India? Lion is the game for you. Saroo (Sunny Pawar) is a young Indian boy who unintentionally boarded a train to Kolkata and became homeless. It is based on a true event. An adult Saroo (Dev Patel) seeks for his birth family after being adopted by an Australian couple. He uses his memory and the ever-evolving internet to track down his previous home. Compassion and armchair travel may be found in this film, which takes place in both Tasmania and India. Google Play, Netflix, and YouTube

5. Under the Tuscan Sun (2003)

Diane Lane stars as a divorcee who rediscovers herself in this lighthearted comedy-drama adaption of a memoir. On a whim, Frances Mayes purchases a decrepit villa in Tuscany from her friends’ recommendation. In the course of her travels, she encounters a wide variety of people, including Polish builders and an eccentric old British actress. Filming took place in Arezzo, in the town of Cortona, which is known for its charming hilltop villas perched above a glistening lake. Sky Store, Amazon, YouTube, Google Play Under the Tuscan Sun: Frances Mayes on the Writing Process

6. Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016)

This delightful comedy-drama, directed by Oscar winner Taika Waititi, takes you on a walk through the New Zealand wilderness. Hec (Sam Neill) takes his mischievous young charge Ricky (Julian Dennison) on a trip into the bush that turns into an action-packed adventure and an opportunity for the pair to test their survival skills in this smash hit family adventure. “Majestic” landscapes can be found across the filming locations in Auckland, New Zealand. Sky Store, BFI Player (Amazon), Google Play Hunt for the Wilderpeople’s backdrops

7. The Way (2010)

The Way (2010)

When his son (played by Emilio Estevez, Sheen’s son and director) died, Martin Sheen decided to pursue the ancient spiritual path that pilgrims have followed for millennia in this moving and meditative drama. James Nesbitt, an Irish travel writer, is one of the many individuals you’ll meet on the way to Santiago de Compostela in Galicia, Spain. Sky StoreGuardian’s evaluation of Amazon Prime Video, YouTube and Google Play

8. On the Road (2012)

For decades, the film adaptation of Jack Kerouac’s best-known novel, The Road Went On Forever, had to wait until it was published in 1957. Sam Riley is a writer who frequently drives and occasionally takes a bus to places like Denver, North Carolina, San Francisco, and Mexico. Several of Hollywood’s most desirable actors, including Garrett Hedlund, Kristen Stewart, Amy Adams, Tom Sturridge, and Kirsten Dunst, star in this hedonistic road trip comedy. A review of Amazon Prime Video and Sky StoreGuard.

9. Captain Fantastic (2016)

There are lush green trees, birdsong, and even a deer nibbling its way through the bush as this film immediately transports you to Washington’s Pacific Northwest woodlands. When a herd of children lead by Bodevan (George MacKay) kills the deer, their father (Viggo Mortensen, who previously appeared in On the Road) prepares tea with the meat. A chance to act out your off-grid fantasies before the family returns to society on a road trip with amusing repercussions is a great opportunity. Review of Netflix/Amazon and Sky by the Guardian

10. The Darjeeling Limited (2007)

The Darjeeling Limited (2007)

Wes Anderson’s wacky, brightly coloured drama features a trio of brothers on a wild train ride. During a train ride through India, Owen Wilson, Adrien Brody, and Jason Schwartzman are a combative trio who bicker and bond. There are impressive Himalayan vistas in spite of the film being primarily shot in Rajasthan, which serves as a nice reminder of the joys of international train travel. Amazon, YouTube/Google Play, and Sky StoreGuard have all received positive reviews.

11. Before Sunrise (1995)

Cult film Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke appear in a romantic train ride to Vienna. They spend the night together in the city after meeting on the route. As they ride trams and ferris wheels around the Danube’s banks, the pair’s candid, genuine dialogues captivate and amuse the viewer. Though Before Sunset and Before Midnight by Richard Linklater were both romantic comedies, this is by far the most heartwarming of them all. StoreGuardian reviews on Amazon, YouTube, Google Play, and the Sky Store

12. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013)

In this charming journey based on James Thurber’s short story, a daydreamer finally gets to live out his vacation aspirations. Walter (Ben Stiller) has a dreary desk job at Life magazine until he embarks on a world tour in quest of a long-lost negative by famed photojournalist Sean O’Connell (Sean Penn). Filming locales in Greenland, Iceland, and Tibet were all used as stand-ins, but they nonetheless capture the magic of globe-trotting in a cozy, feel-good fashion.. StoreGuardian reviews on Amazon, YouTube, Google Play, and the Sky Store

13. Patagonia (2010)

Patagonia (2010)

This heartfelt movie explores the ties between Wales and Argentina by focusing on the psychological benefits of travel. A Welsh-Argentine guide takes a Cardiff couple on a tour of Patagonia (Matthew Rhys). Another woman travels from Argentina to Wales in search of her family history. When Rhys, a horseback traveler in Patagonia, happened to cross paths with the director, Marc Evans, who was out location-scouting, he learned about the film. There are reviews on Amazon, iTunes, and Google PlayGuard

14. Black Mountain Poets (2015)

Jamie Adams’ comedy about a con artist takes place in the picturesque countryside of South Wales. As sisters on the run, Dolly and Alice Lowe pretend to be famous beat poets at a Black Mountains retreat. What could possibly go wrong? As they spend the night in the woods, the solitary setting provides ample opportunity for impromptu comedy and the possibility of reconciliation. BFI PlayerGuardian, Google Play, and YouTube

15. Meek’s Cutoff (2010)

You wouldn’t want to relive the adventure these characters take, but from the comfort of your couch, the countryside is quite breathtaking.. On the Oregon High Desert in 1845, Stephen Meek, the guide for a group of immigrants, becomes increasingly untrustworthy as they go north (Bruce Greenwood). Michelle Williams, Shirley Henderson, and Zoe Kazan star in Kelly Reichardt’s western, which explores how the female dynamic shifts as the stakes rise. Review of Amazon Prime Guardian by The Washington Post

16. The Lost City of Z (2017)

The Lost City of Z (2017)

To substantiate his claims about a vanished civilization, explorer Percy Fawcett embarked on dangerous Amazonian expeditions that were mocked by his peers in the early twentieth century. Robert Pattinson plays Fawcett’s right-hand man in director James Gray’s picture, which also stars Sienna Miller as Fawcett’s wife and Charlie Hunnam as the actor portraying the character. Amazon, YouTube, Google Play, and Sky Store are all examples of services that may be found on these platforms. On BBC2 at 11.05pm on Friday, March 27th. In the Guardian,

17. Fitzcarraldo (1982)

Werner Herzog’s German-language classic, based on the story of Peruvian rubber baron Carlos Fitzcarrald, follows an ambitious explorer on an extraordinary jungle journey. With his crazy eyes, notoriously volatile actor Klaus Kinski imagines establishing an opera theater in Iquitos, Peru’s Amazon rainforest, and sailing down the Pachitea river in an enormous steamboat. Herzog and cinematographer Thomas Mauch shot the film in the wilds of Brazil and Peru, where the cast wore period costumes and the noises of the jungle were beautifully caught. Review of BFI Player and iTunesGuardian

18. 2 Days In Paris (2007)

A romantic city trip is given a funny spin in this clever dramedy, which is written, directed, and stars Julie Delpy. She portrays New York-based photographer Marion, who travels to Paris with her neurotic boyfriend Jack for two days (Adam Goldberg). Père Lachaise cemetery, the Pasteur metro station and – if you miss the Eurostar – the Gare du Nord are all included in the tour. a review of Amazon’s PrimeGuardian

19. In Bruges (2008)

A movie about two hitmen showcasing a city’s beauty? Who knew? A contrasting set of objectives drives Ray (Colin Farrell), the Irish contract killer hiding out in Belgium, and Ken (Brendan Gleeson), the culture-seeking Irish contract killer. Thus, the Belfry of Bruges and canal rides through the old city are included in Martin McDonagh’s cruelly amusing black comedy. Sky StoreGuardian assessment of Amazon, YouTube, and Google Play

20. Roman Holiday (1953)

Roman Holiday (1953)

It’s 1953 in Rome, and a princess (Audrey Hepburn) is attempting to keep her identity secret. It is only after she befriends an American reporter (Gregory Peck) that he learns her true identity, but only for the sake of getting a good piece of information out of her. Romance and classic black and white images of the city of Rome follow. Be on the lookout for a meeting on the Spanish Steps, a tour of the Colosseum, and a Vespa ride through the city’s traffic………. The Guardian’s evaluation of Sky Cinema, YouTube, and Google Play

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