15 MUST WATCH TRAVEL MOVIES WHICH WILL INSPIRE YOU TO PLAN YOUR NEXT TRIP

15 MUST WATCH TRAVEL MOVIES WHICH WILL INSPIRE YOU TO PLAN YOUR NEXT TRIP
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Travelling help us to revive a bit and take us to a different mind zone, and watching travel movies inspire us to explore all the hidden places on earth.

Traveling is almost like an exercise that heals us with the beauty and experiences of the unexplored world. We meet people, interact with different cultures, Languages and the memories we carry back are just priceless.

Films act as a gateway to the tough realities of life. Those three hours spent in a dark screen open your window to fantasies. And when those films have beautiful locations, you just want to pack your bags and travel. After all, it isn’t always a bad thing to get inspired by movies, ah?

Here is the list of 15 Must watch travel movies which ultimately inspired me to explore the Hidden Gems on Earth

1) INTO THE WILD

Into the wild must travel movies

True life story of Christopher maccandeliess, a young college graduate who is willing to live his life in his own ways, So he decided to Burn all his documents & Degrees, Gave his $24,000 entire saving to a charity and hitchhiked to go further away from everywhere to Alaska. Spent couple of month alone in the middle of Alaska wild Jungle all alone. During his journey he met a lot of interesting people which changed him as a person.

LOCATION : United states

WHERE TO WATCH : Prime Video & Netflix

2) THE CLIMB

Into the climb must watch travel movies

The story of a young African French man, who sets a goal to climb the world Highest mountain The Everest to impress the girl he loves. Irrespective of that, he never trekked on any mountains before. During his journey from France to the top of the world, He will take you to the amazing places from Kathmandu to the Summit.

LOCATIONS : France, Nepal.

WHERE TO WATCH : Netflix

3) EAT, PRAY & LOVE

Eat, Pray & Love must watch travel movies

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Counted in One of the great Travel movies. This movie is about a modern woman named Lizz, who steps out of her comfort zone and embarks the journey around the world that helps her self discovery. She explores the true pleasure of nourishment by eating in Italy, amazing supremacy of prayer in India, and lastly and unpredictably the internal peace and true love in Bali. After watching this movie, if you love traveling and you are upset you must try to travel to these places.

LOCATIONS : Italy, India & Indonesia.

WHERE TO WATCH : Netflix

4) THE DARJEELING LIMITED

The Darjeeling Limited must watch travel movies

This movie is focused on the three brothers as they plan to take a train journey all the way through India in wish of getting together after their father’s funeral. This movie will entertain you till the end as many things happen during their travels through Udaipur, Jodhpur and Osian and many other Indian cities.

LOCATION : India

WHERE TO WATCH : iTunes

5) THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY

The secret life of Walter mitty must watch travel movies

James Thurber’s classic story of a day-dreamer who escapes his anonymous life by disappearing into a world of fantasies filled with heroism, romance and action. When his job along with that of his co-worker (Kristen Wiig) are threatened, Walter takes action in the real world embarking on a global journey that turns into an adventure more extraordinary than anything he could have ever imagined.

LOCATIONS : United states & Iceland

WHERE TO WATCH : YouTube & Prime Video

6) ZINDAGI NA MILEGI DOBARA

zindagi na milegi dobara must watch travel movies

One of the greatest Bollywood travel movies, which inspires many of us to travel with friends. The story of three Indian friends who decided to travel to Spain as a bachelor vacation, Each one of them decides cities to Explore. The trip turns into an opportunity to mend fences, heal wounds, fall in love with life, and combat their worst fears. Throughout the movies, the three of them will take you to the amazing places of Spain and their culture. This movie will show you the rich culture of Spain and the bonding between three childhood friends.

LOCATION : Spain

WHERE TO WATCH : Prime Video & Netflix

7) EVEREST (2015)

Everest 2015 must watch travel movies

The movie is based on true events where climbers (Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin) from two expeditions start their final ascent toward the summit of Mount Everest, the highest point on Earth. With little warning, a violent storm strikes the mountain, engulfing the adventurers in one of the fiercest blizzards ever encountered by man. Challenged by the harshest conditions imaginable, the teams must endure blistering winds and freezing temperatures in an epic battle to survive against nearly impossible odds.

LOCATIONS : New Zealand, Nepal (Mt. Everest)

WHERE TO WATCH : Rent or Buy from Amazon

8) PEDDLE THE WORLD

Peddle the world must watch travel movies

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Over the course of one adventure-filled year, Felix Starck, A young man Documentary about his 365 Days Bike tour around the world, During his Journey He Covered 18,000-kilometre bicycle journey across 22 countries. Setting out from his home in Germany, Felix pedals south across Europe to Turkey, before jumping on a plane and heading to Southeast Asia, then New Zealand and the United States before eventually returning home to his friends and family exactly one year later.

LOCATIONS : Europe, South East Asia, New Zealand & America ( Total 22 Countries)

WHERE TO WATCH : Netflix 

9) LION

Lion must watch travel movies

Based on a non-fiction Book, A long way Home. The movie tells the true story of Saroo (played by Dev Patel from the Slumdog Millionaire fame). At five years old, Saroo gets lost on a train which takes him thousands of miles across India, away from home and family. Saroo must learn to survive alone in Kolkata, before ultimately being adopted by an Australian couple. 25 years later, armed with only a handful of memories and a revolutionary technology known as Google Earth, he sets out to find his lost family and finally return to his first home.

LOCATIONS : India & Australia

WHERE TO WATCH : Netflix

10) TALES BY LIGHT

Tales by light must watch travel movies

Tales by Light is a Documentary by National Geographic & Canon together with UNICEF, where Australian photographers travel around the world. Every episode they decide to travel the hidden places on earth. Orlando Bloom, Simon’s mission is to meet children living below the poverty line and connect with the humanity that resides in all of us. This is one of the best travel documentaries where they work with UNICEF to take us to the unknown Cultures in Papua, Daily Lifestyle of People in Bangladesh, Festivals in India, Wildlife of Africa & The Unknown Hidden mysteries under the sea.

LOCATIONS : Papua New Guinea, India, Uganda, Antarctica, Kenya, Brazil, Bahamas, Namibia, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Australia

WHERE TO WATCH : Netflix

11) KARWAAN

Karwaan must watch travel movies

The Bollywood movie starring Irrfan khan. The movie depicts a journey carried out from Bangalore to Kochi Road trip by two friends, the reserved Avinash played by Dulquer Salmaan, and his friend Shaukat played by Irrfan Khan with a lighter take on life, who pick up the chirpy teenager girl Tanya played by Mithila Palkar for Kochi, where Avinash exchange his father death body with Tanya grandmother’s Body. The story is plot on comedy with emotion, During a road trip to Kochi to pick his father dead body, Avinash understands the importance of family & friends in Life.

LOCATION : India

WHERE TO WATCH : Prime Video

12) THE BUCKET LIST

The Bucket list must watch travel movies

Out of Almost all the travel movies on Netflix you must watch, The Bucket list. This movie is about two corporate billionaires Edward Cole and working class mechanic Carter Chambers have nothing in common except for their terminal illnesses. While sharing a hospital room together, they decide to leave it and do all the things they have ever wanted to do before they die according to their bucket list. In the process, both of them heal each other, become unlikely friends, and ultimately find joy in life.

LOCATIONS : United states, France, China, India, Nepal, Tanzania, Egypt.

WHERE TO WATCH : Netflix

13) QUEEN

Queen must watch travel movies

Bollywood movie starring Kangna as Rani (which means the queen in Hindi). Queen is a movie about growing up. Rani is a New Delhi simple girl from a conservative family who is ditched by her fiancé just before her wedding. Shocked by this, she decides to set out on the planned honeymoon alone. As she travels the world and meets new people, she gains new experiences and discovers her own identity.

LOCATION : India, France, Netherlands.

WHERE TO WATCH : Voot or iTunes

14) WILD

wild must watch travel movies

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Out of all the Must watch travel movies. How can anyone forget to watch such a gem story, With the dissolution of her marriage and the death of her mother, Cheryl Strayed has lost all hope. After years of reckless, destructive behavior, she makes a rash decision. With absolutely no experience, driven only by sheer determination, Cheryl hikes more than a thousand miles of the Pacific Crest Trail, alone. Wild powerfully captures the terrors and pleasures of one young woman forging ahead against all odds on a journey that maddens, strengthens, and ultimately heals her.

LOCATIONS : United States

WHERE TO WATCH : YouTube

15) HOLIDAY IN THE WILD

holiday in the wild must watch travel movies

Holiday in the Wild is a classic movie with a happy ending. It tells the story of Kate (Kristin Davis), a wealthy recent divorcee who embarks on a solo second honeymoon trip in Africa, after a painful breakup from her husband, and her son’s departure to college. In Africa, she meets Derek (Rob Lowe), a Western pilot who works in an elephant rescue shelter. Together, they rescue a baby elephant and fall in love with each other. The plot tells the classic love story: a personal crisis leads to an adventure, which brings catharsis, self-revelation, and true love found where the protagonist least expected.

LOCATIONS : South Africa, Zambia

WHERE TO WATCH : Netflix

we are living in a world full of complicated things, Dealing problems, Facing unexpected issues all in sudden. Although Travelling help us to revive a bit and take us to a different mind zone. But traveling isn’t always easy, so there we have an option to watch Travel movies which not only inspire us, as well take us to somewhere unknown part of the world for a while, to think about their lifestyle, Culture & Faith. These movies above helped me to understand the importance of Happiness & self-satisfaction, which we mostly forget in our Lifestyle.

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