15 Incredible Travel Movies to Inspire Wanderlust!


Travel Movies

What do you do when your feet are itching … itching to explore … to take off and wander the world?

Or maybe you possibly just need a bit of escapism?  Escape to a different country and culture than your own through means of a great selection of travel movies!

Sometimes reality doesn’t allow for that desperate escape we are in need of, but we can always escape to the travel world through travel films, travel books and travel blogs!

We love movies about travel!  It is a great way to hype ourselves up for an impending trip to a new destination!  You know when the count-down to the holiday seems like torture, it is a great way to kill some time!  We also love watching good travel movies that are set in destinations that we have just come back from.   It helps with the ‘Back-to-Reality’ blues that set in when that holiday you have been counting down towards is actually over.

Below is our list of top travel movies!   All of which feature incredible scenery from various locations around the world!  The travel movies are listed in no particular order.

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Top 15 Travel Movies

(in no particular order!)

1.  Memoirs of a Geisha (2015)

Travel Movies Memoirs of Geisha

Location Featured: Japan


‘In the 1920s, 9-year-old Chiyo (Suzuka Ohgo) gets sold to a geisha house. There, she is forced into servitude, receiving nothing in return until the house's ruling hierarchy determines if she is of high enough quality to service the clientele — men who visit and pay for conversation, dance and song. After rigorous years of training, Chiyo becomes Sayuri (Ziyi Zhang), a geisha of incredible beauty and influence. Life is good for Sayuri, but World War II is about to disrupt the peace.’


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    March 28, 2016 at 4:17 pm

    Inspirational !

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    Sara Brandt
    April 25, 2016 at 6:45 pm

    Don’t forget Walter Mitty! It’s also an amazing movie! 🙂

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      Jolene Ejmont
      April 26, 2016 at 9:29 am

      Oh yes!! Hubby especially loved that one!! I think I fell asleep haha, so will need to have another go at watching it! Thanks for the reminder 🙂

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    May 13, 2016 at 9:37 pm

    A great one to watch if you’re into backpacking is A Map for Saturday 🙂

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      Jolene Ejmont
      May 16, 2016 at 4:31 pm

      Oh I have never heard of that one! Will need to get hold of it 🙂

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    Sarah Miduski
    June 3, 2016 at 11:36 am

    I really love Two for the Road with Audrey Hepburn

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      Jolene Ejmont
      June 4, 2016 at 6:41 pm

      Oh just had to look that one up! Looks like an oldie but a goodie, haven’t seen it yet though 🙂

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    June 6, 2016 at 1:39 pm

    I love Australia with Nicole Kidman.

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    Ritika Kapoor
    June 10, 2016 at 8:34 pm

    I really love the indian movie HIGHWAY… it amazingly captures the picturesque beauty of India.

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      February 14, 2017 at 4:00 pm

      I second that!

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    June 24, 2016 at 12:53 am

    The 2010 release, The Way, by Director Emilio Estevez. A journey along the Caminod De Santiago in Northern Spain. Starting Martin Sheen. Great movie and has inspired many to travel the Camino.

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      Jolene Ejmont
      June 26, 2016 at 3:38 pm

      Thx for that one, haven’t heard of it, need to check it out 🙂

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        September 2, 2016 at 10:46 pm

        Check it out! Great movie and beautiful music too

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      February 14, 2017 at 4:01 pm

      Yup, stellar performance from Martin sheen too!

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    September 4, 2016 at 11:34 pm

    The Big Year is also a really great one. Its about birding, but it follows three men all over the US (to lots of national parks and far off places)!!!

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      Jolene Ejmont
      September 5, 2016 at 11:35 am

      We haven’t watched this one yet, will need to look it up – it sounds great!!! Thanks for the recommendation!

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    September 5, 2016 at 6:22 am

    Out of Africa is one of my favorites!

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    September 22, 2016 at 5:55 am

    Always Roman Holiday!!!!!

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    February 13, 2017 at 8:15 pm

    So agreed! I would like to add “The sheltering sky” to the list!

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      Jolene Ejmont
      February 14, 2017 at 8:33 am

      I need to look this one up!! Bit excited about a movie that I haven’t seen yet!

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    April 24, 2017 at 2:17 pm

    I like the movie “RV” with Robin Williams and the movie “Sideways”

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      Jolene Ejmont
      April 27, 2017 at 8:45 am

      AH! I haven’t seen either of those and I’ve been in the mood for a good ‘travel-based’ movie!! Thanks!

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