Watching a travel movie usually makes you want to pack your bag and catch the closest plane, train, bus or boat to experience the same adventures that you’ve just seen. Here are the top eight travel movies to inspire you.
THE MOTORCYCLE DIARIES
This is the dramatization of a motorcycle trip that a young Che Guevara and his friend embarked on, through South America. It captures the beauty of the continent but also reveals the poverty which showed him his life’s calling.
INTO THE WILD
The movie is based on a true story, where a top student and athlete graduates and then gives up all his possessions and savings to hitchhike to Alaska. It’s about how he lives in the wilderness and gets in touch with real life and nature.
A young backpacker discovers a strange map and then he and two others set off to discover a secluded island paradise in Thailand, but they run into big trouble.
The story follows one woman’s solo hike along the Pacific Crest Trail in the United States. She undertakes the journey as a way to restart her life after the failure of her marriage, her addiction to drugs and the death of her mother.
THE BUCKET LIST
Two terminally ill men are in a cancer ward but they hatch a plan to escape so they can go on a road trip. Before they die they want to tick things off their to-do list.
OUT OF AFRICA
Set in Kenya in the 20th century, this love story is about a Danish plantation owner and a free-spirited big-game hunter who have a passionate affair.
LONG WAY ROUND
Actors Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman hop on their motorbikes for a trip around the world. The documentary series follows them on their adventures through places like Siberia, Alaska and New York.
THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL
A group of British retirees head to India to take up residence in the Marigold Hotel. They’ve been told that it has been newly renovated but when they get there they discover it’s less luxurious than advertised. However, as time passes the hotel charms them in unexpected ways.
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