13 Travel Movies To Give You A Dose Of Wanderlust

13 Travel Movies To Give You A Dose Of Wanderlust

When you get bored with everything in life, the only saviour that comes in mind is an exciting and awesome movie. Moreover, if the movie is of travel genre packed with thrills of unending road journeys, jungle safaris, breathtaking countryside and bottomless oceans; the enthusiasm doubles. Wait no more! This blog post mentions 13 travel movies of all time that will surely give a dose of wanderlust to every soul.

  1. Queen (2013)

IMDb: 8.2

Queen is a must-watch movie for the solo female travelers who wish to hit the globe alone. Queen is the story of an immature girl, Rani who decides to go on a solo honeymoon after her wedding gets cancelled. The movie lens hovers over the gateways of Paris and Amsterdam which is surely a travel bug for the vagabonds.

  1. The Darjeeling Limited (2007)

IMDb: 7.2

The film revolves around three ‘messed up’ brothers who are on a rail trip through India. The rich chaps did not speak to each other for a year and this trip was supposed to heal their bonding and relation. Their ‘brotherhood’ saga passes through some jaw-dropping ranges of the Himalayas and temples of Jodhpur that takes its viewers on an unforgettable ride of life.

  1. Into the Wild (2007)

IMDb: 8.1

With an IMDb score of 8.1/10, Into The Wild is a true story of a topper and athlete kid who leaves everything behind and hitchhikes to Alaska. Unexpected experiences, new adventures and different people make his hitchhiking experience more random and adventurous. The film truly reveals that whatever may come in the way of life, everything makes you who you are.

  1. Up (2009)

IMDb: 8.2

Up tells the story of an old man who wants to travel across the world to his dreamland (Paradise Falls) to fulfil his wife’s dying wish, through the wonder of beautiful animation. He is joined by a young boy scout who makes his journey hilarious. This movie is a must-watch if you have kids at home and you want them to grow up to have a wandering soul just like yours.

  1. The Beach (2007)
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IMDb: 6.7

If you want to explore the Gulf of Thailand, Koh Phi Phi, Bangkok and Koh Samui beaches, watch this adventure film casting Leonardo DiCaprio. The film is much apt for all the ardent backpackers with a mind full of adventures. For those who are yet to visit the amazing land of Bangkok, this movie will surely give you the kick to book your tickets soon!

  1. The Lion King (2019)

IMDb: 6.9

Although veterans prefer the original, the 2019 version is the best bet for the wanderlust souls. If you want to experience the African jungles with secluded waterfalls and rough terrains, the live-action Lion King remake is the pick for you. The plot of the American musical drama film carries on amid the beautiful flora and fauna of the savannahs, where a young lion embraces his role as the rightful king of the land.

  1. Forrest Gump (1994)

IMDb: 8.8

This film is a must-watch for all those who love Tom Hanks. Here, he plays a kind-hearted man from Alabama who witnesses various historical events in the United States. The movie rolls through the savannahs of Georgia, and through Alabama and New York City. The film is full of surprises and you never know what’s coming up in the next minute. Forrest Gump also bagged the Oscar for Best Picture, so you know that this will totally be worth it.

  1. Midnight in Paris (2011)

IMDb: 7.7

This Woody Allen masterpiece tells the story of a man who gives up his fiancé after he falls in love with the city of Paris. The film beautifully showcases the streets of Paris in daylight and at night through the eyes of an aspiring novelist. This fantasy-comedy film is a must-watch for all those who are yearning to visit Europe.

  1. Wild (2014)

IMDb: 7.1

Another inspiring travel story for solo female travelers is Wild. This film is based on the 2012 bestselling book by Cheryl Strayed. The story is about a divorced woman, Cheryl who decides to live life her own way. With this in mind, she sets out to hike 1,100 miles on the Pacific Crest Trail. Her experience lets her across grimy roads, endless deserts, gushing rivers and wild animals.

  1. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013)
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IMDb: 7.3

Most of the travelers are sick of managing a full-time desk job along with traveling across the globe. If you are one of them, this adventure-comedy film is made just for you. This film follows the journey of a man who manages negatives at a magazine to search for the perfect cover. His journey takes him to different corners of the world, and in the end he learns a life lesson.

  1. The Motorcycle Diaries (2004)

IMDb: 7.8

Everyone is well aware of the name Che Guevara. The film dates back to a period when he was still a medical student in South America, and decides to set on a motorcycle ride with his friend across the country. Their bike trip lasted for 8 months, covering 18,000 kilometres. Their expedition took them across the Andes mountains, Atacama desert, Chile coasts, Venezuela and Amazon rainforests.

  1. A Walk in the Woods (2015)

IMDb: 6.3

Another adventure comedy film based on a true story is A Walk in the Woods. When a novice hiker decided to set on the Appalachian Trail to connect to his homeland, he discovered that the total trail length was 3,500 kilometres stretching through fourteen states of the US. The engaging and courageous story inspires one and all to get back to their roots to their homeland.

  1. Out of Africa (1985)

IMDb: 7.5

This movie tells the story of the protagonist’s personal growth amid coffee plantations in Africa. No wonder why this classic drama film has bagged seven Oscars. Though this is an old film, this movie takes a permanent position in the list of must-watch travel movies. Filmed in Kenya and the UK, the film is absolutely breathtaking with its story, costumes and scenery.


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