Top 10 Best Travel Movies Of 21st Century That Inspire You To Explore The World

Cinema is providing us everything starts from inspiration to solution to the question of life and as off it takes you far away from the real world when you watch it, it had presented some of the best movies that will definitely inspire you to get off the couch, pack your bag, and head to unknown lands. These travel movies covered the beauty of the land and make you fall in love with its fabulous different location. These movies are also exploring the hardship and wonderful experience of traveler that he or she faces during their journey. Here is the list of top 10 best travel movies that will inspire you to pack your bag and travel throughout the different locations of the world.


1. The Darjeeling Limited (2007)

The Darjeeling Limited (2007)
Wes Anderson’s The Darjeeling Limited is about three brothers — played by Owen Wilson, Adrien Brody, and Jason Schwartzman — who reunite on a train a year after their father’s funeral. They had not communicated for the years but after his father died, they embark on a train, to travel across India with the intention of bonding with each other and finding themselves. The film had featured the beauty of India with the local people and a local crew that framed it better. It also highlights beautiful chaos, culture, and colors with fun-filled adventures.

2. Wild (2014)

Wild (2014)
Wild is a vivid wilderness adventure film that is also a powerful story of family anguish and survival. A recent divorcée Cheryl Strayed played by Reese Witherspoon leaves Minneapolis, Minnesota, to hike 1,100 miles of the 2,650-mile Pacific Crest Trail on a journey of self-discovery and healing. Cheryl strayed who walked along the road to gain mental clarity and self-acceptance after the loss of her mother. Cheryl character has put an example for the females who are into solo traveling.

3. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013)

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013)
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is different adventure comedy-drama film as it makes Mitty traveler accidentally. As Walter Mitty has been working with acclaimed photojournalist Sean O’Connell (Sean Penn) for many years, O’Connell sends him a set of his latest negatives. O’Connell believes negative #25 captures the “quintessence” of LIFE and that it should be used for the cover of the magazine’s final print issue. However, this negative is missing. As Mitty has no other option of contacting Sean, he travels to the photojournalist’s current location… Greenland. From there, his epic real-life adventure takes Mitty to Iceland and further around the globe.

4. Lost In Translation(2003)

Lost In Translation(2003)
Lost In Translation is romantic flick still it will defiantly make you to travels to Tokyo if you are a passionate photographer. The movie is about the marriage which is not working as she was married to a young photographer who was more interested in his models than her. Each and frame of the movie shows the true culture and the life of Japanese people with the character of Sofia. It makes us know more about one of the most humble country.

5. Into the Wild (2007)

Into the Wild (2007)
Into the Wild is a biographical movie based on the travels of Christopher McCandless across North America and his experiences in the Alaskan wilderness in the early 1990s in Jon Krakauer’s 1996 nonfiction book of the same name. The movie will defiantly inspire you to travel beyond your comfort zone as the lead character of the movie. Christopher McCandless, who abandoned his stereotyped life after his graduation, ventured across North America and hiked into the great Alaskan Wilderness.

6. The Motorcycle Diaries (2004)

The Motorcycle Diaries (2004)
The Motorcycle Diaries is a biopic of an early journey Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara took through South America, years before he rose to prominence as an iconic guerrilla fighter in Cuba and beyond. The biopic recounts the experiences of Che Guevara and his friend during an 8,000 km-long adventure motorcycle trip. The film closes with an appearance by the real 82-year-old Alberto Granado, along with pictures from the actual journey and a brief mention of Che Guevara’s eventual 1967 CIA-assisted execution in the Bolivian jungle. It will surely inspire you for the next road trip with your friends as the film is a road as well as coming of an age film.

7. The Beach (2000)

The Beach (2000)
As we know that Titanic made Leonardo DiCaprio a sensation but The Beach that proved he was a movie star. The Beach lets you feast your eyes on a shirtless young Leonardo DiCaprio, swimming on the fabulous crystal clear waters of Ko Phi Phi Lee as Richard who is a freelance traveler. The plot revolves around Richard, a Twenty-something guy, who travels to Thailand and finds a strange map. Rumors state that this map leas to a solitary map paradise. Of course, he decides to go ahead and find out the truth behind it.

8. Y Tu Mama Tambien (2001)

Y Tu Mama Tambien (2001)
Y Tu Mama Tambien is Mexican drama film directed by Alfonso Cuarón who made excellent films in his homeland of Mexico as well as Hollywood like Children of Men (2006) and Gravity (2013). The film depicts a road trip through rural Mexico offering occasional insights of the political and economic situation of the country and envelops the trip in an exciting world of the early sexuality of two friends. Y Tu Mama Tambien (2001) becomes so much more than merely being there, a road film that takes the viewer on a journey through life and death.

9. One Week (2008)

ONe Week (2008)

The movie starts off with Joshua’s character Ben, being diagnosed with a terminal and aggressive form of cancer. Instead of going directly into treatment, he decides to take off on one last great adventure, a motorcycle trip from Toronto across Canada to Vancouver Island. Jackson plays Ben Tyler who had a dream of becoming a writer and his last journey is like a love letter to Canada. It also showcases some of the most beautiful places in Canada, although only those places from Toronto westward, which leaves a significant amount of the country unrepresented.

10. Midnight in Paris (2011)

Midnight in Paris (2011)

Midnight in Paris is like a love letter to a city and, like ‘Manhattan’, opens with an adoring montage, set to jazz, of the city by day and night. It sets it mostly in the present but with some mischievous hops to the city Paris in the 1920s and the 1890s. The film opens with a 3 and 1⁄2-minute postcard-view montage of Paris, showing some of the iconic tourist sites. The movie explores themes of nostalgia and modernism.


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