By Andrew White.
If you dream about travels, but can’t venture to do that at the moment, the only worthy substitute for you will be a good movie about travels. Of course, no matter how wonderful these movies are, they will never replicate the experiences of real travels. However, they will provide you with more motivation and inspire for future traveling. Here is the list of the best and most inspiring travel movies:
- Around the World in 80 Days (2004)
Eccentric London inventor Phileas Fogg makes a bet with Lord Kelvin that he will manage to travel around the world in no more than 80 days. Together with his valet Passepartout and French artist Monique Laroche, Fogg sets out for a trip by land, sea and air. During the journey, the characters get to the most exotic places on the Earth, where numerous adventures are waiting for them.
- The Art of Travel (2008)
A real traveler doesn’t follow the trodden path, but paves his or her way independently. High school graduate Conner Layne changes the course of his life by setting out for a trip to Central America after his wedding plans are frustrated. Together with Conner and his new friends, you will get to the dangerous republic of Nicaragua, see the impenetrable jungles of the Darien Gap, visit Columbia, Peru, Machu Picchu etc.
- Kon-Tiki (2012)
The movie is based on the story of famous explorer Thor Heyerdal, who in 1947 managed to cross the Pacific Ocean on a small balsawood raft. Everything tried to prevent him from completing his mission ― giant whales, fights against hungry sharks, the lightning storm, the tearing wind, the battle for life under extreme conditions. The characters had to do their best in order to survive and make this travel not the last one in their life.
- The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013)
Walter Mitty is an ordinary employee of Life magazine. His work is rather boring and every day he gets into the world of his dreams, where he can be an astronaut, traveler or even Casanova. However, one day, the fate gives Walter a chance to prove that he can be a hero and induces him to go for a global journey.
- Eat Pray Love (2010)
One day Elizabeth Gilbert understands that her life is far from being the one of her dreams. She unhesitatingly decides to change her life and the world around her. Having divorced with her husband, Elizabeth sets out for a trip, which will help her to open new horizons and “find herself”.
- Into the Wild (2007)
Having graduated from college, Christopher McCandless, an athlete and one of the best students, gives his $24,000 savings to charity and hitchhikes to Alaska in order to plunge into the wild. On his way there, he gets acquainted with many people, who influence his life either directly or indirectly.
- One Week (2008)
When Ben Tyler is diagnosed with cancer, the man decides that hospital treatment won’t save him. Instead, he starts to prepare for his last trip. Crossing Canada on his motorcycle, Ben finds many new friends, reconsiders his life and recollects his old dreams. But the most important is that he starts to understand that it’s impossible to find the meaning in his life without appreciating it.
- The Beach (2000)
In the search of adventures, young American Richard travels to Thailand. He gets acquainted with strange man Daffy, who gives him a map of the mysterious island, full of natural-growing marijuana and inhabited by a group of “other” people. Richard meets a French couple, who are also fond of adventures, and they decide to visit that island together.
- Seven Years in Tibet (1997)
Austrian mountain climber Heinrich Harrer leaves his pregnant wife alone at home and travels to the Himalayas to climb the highest mountain pick. This feat will surely perpetuate his name. However, the journey turns out to be much more complicated than he has supposed and the man gets to Tibetan town Lhasa, where he will spend 7 years, being a tutor of the 14th Dalai Lama.
- Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)
Two American girls, Vicky and Cristina, spend their holidays in Barcelona. They get acquainted with artist Juan Antonio and fall in love with him. Vicky is old-fashioned and prefers only serious relationships while Cristina is rather liberated. The artist gets enchanted by both girls and can’t decide whom he loves more. But the situation deteriorates when Antonio’s ex-wife decides to return the husband.
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