Good movies are a great source of motivation and inspiration. And films about travel are also an opportunity to see unique beautiful places through the eyes of heroes, get acquainted with different cultures and traditions, get a lot of interesting information and expand your horizons.
List of the best travel and adventure movies!
Here’s my pick of the best travel movies. After watching them, you want to immediately run to pack your suitcase and hit the road towards adventure. I am sure that you will get an indescribable pleasure from watching them. Or, perhaps, you dare to discover new directions for yourself.
In the forests of Siberia (2016)
In search of himself, Teddy escapes from the annoying bustle of European life and decides to reunite with nature, going in the middle of winter to a small hut near Lake Baikal. One evening, lost in a blizzard, he realizes that he is about to give up his life. But suddenly he is rescued by Alexei, a Russian guy who has been hiding in the woods for many years because of a crime he has committed …
Walk in the woods (2015)
The already middle-aged writer Bill Bryson, having lived for two decades in England, returned to his homeland, decided to remember his youth and set off with a tent on a journey along the Apache trail. Once he often went on hikes, had fun, but all this has long been in the past, now he is a sedate old man retired. Having learned about the decision of her eccentric husband, the wife realized that she could not convince him not to do this. Her only condition was to take a partner with her on the road. Moreover, the path is long, in places full of dangers and wild animals.
In the center of the plot, Cheryl Strayed, crushed by a failed marriage and the death of her mother and having lost all hope of happiness, a woman, goes on a hiking journey along the Pacific Crest Trail – a route along the highest parts of the Sierra Nevada and the Cascade Mountains. The trials that fell in this dangerous solo journey to the heroine’s lot will inevitably heal her from mental suffering, but this process will not be painless at all.
Hector’s Journey in Search of Happiness (2014)
Hector – a slightly eccentric, but terribly charming London psychiatrist – is in a state of crisis, caused by the fact that his patients are not getting happier, despite his best efforts. And one day Hector decides to personally go on a journey around the world to find out whether happiness exists at all and, more importantly, whether it exists for himself.
The Incredible Life of Walter Mitty (2013)
Walter Mitty is an illustration officer at Life magazine. His work is a continuous routine, although in his dreams he is carried away very far. The cover negatives sent by photographer Sean O’Connell are one frame missing. The only chance to get a photo is to find Sean himself. And Walter goes on a long journey.
Mr. Spivet’s Incredible Journey (2013)
The story of the adventures of a 10-year-old genius named T.S. Spivet, whose selected works his friend ventured to send to a well-known Washington institute. Unexpectedly, Spivet received a call from this institute with an invitation to come and collect the prestigious award and at the same time make a presentation. The boy runs away from home, but he needs to drive across the country …
Young Robin decides to cross Australia alone. On the way she is accompanied only by a dog and four camels. The magazine “National Geographic”, having become interested in her project, invites the girl to write travel notes and gives her accompanied by a photographer.
On the road (2012)
After the death of his father, the aspiring New York writer Sal Paradise meets the young and charming Dean Moriarty, who has just been released from prison and is married to the seductive beauty Marylou. They instantly become inseparable friends. Striving for freedom, Sal, Dean and Marylou break with the conventions of life and go on a journey towards the world, people and themselves.
An adventure picture based on the feat of the world famous traveler Thor Heyerdahl, who made an epic expedition in 1947 – crossing the Pacific Ocean on a small, wobbly Kon-Tiki raft. Giant whales, battles with hungry sharks, a thunderstorm, a tearing wind, a battle for life in the midst of a raging element …. The heroes will have to show considerable strength and hard work so that this day does not become the last. This incredible journey will forever change the people who ventured on it.
Eat Pray Love (2010)
A married woman, Elizabeth Gilbert, one day realizes that she is not living the life she wanted. After a painful divorce, she embarks on a journey around the world that will help her discover new horizons and know herself.
What Men Talk About (2010)
What Men Talk About? Of course, about women. No, more about work, about money, about cars, about football, … but mostly, after all, about women. And if they have two days ahead of them, which they, having escaped from offices and families, having left all worries and obligations, will spend on the road – two days full of events and adventures – then you can be sure that during this time they will have time to discuss a lot so …
The art of traveling (2008)
The real traveler does not follow the beaten path, he makes his own way. The main character of the film, Connor Lane, abruptly changes the course of his life, unexpectedly for his loved ones, going on a trip to Central America. Together with him and his new friends, you will travel from the prosperous States to the unsafe Republic of Nicaragua, see with your own eyes the impenetrable jungles of the Darien Gap, visit Colombia, Panama, Peru, the ancient Inca city of Machu Picchu, the famous Uyuni salt lake in Bolivia …
Into the Wild (2007)
After graduating from Emory College, one of its leading students and athletes, Christopher McCandless, leaves all his property, donates $ 24,000 accumulated during his studies to a charity, and hitchhikes to Alaska to plunge into the wild. On the way, Christopher meets different people who somehow influence his life.
Che Guevara: The Biker Diaries (2004)
The film tells the story of a trip to Latin America made in 1952 by Ernesto Che Guevara and his friend Alberto Granados. He talks about the life of ordinary Latin Americans and how, under the influence of what he saw, the foundations of his ideology emerged in Che Guevara.
Around the World in 80 Days (2004)
The eccentric London inventor Phileas Fogg revealed the secrets of flight, electricity and many others, but society does not accept him, considering him crazy. Fogg really wants to be taken seriously, and he makes an unusual bet with Lord Calvin, head of the Royal Academy of Sciences: he undertakes to travel around the globe in no more than 80 days.
Scott Thomas is a graduate of a local school who needs help learning German, and it is for this purpose that he meets a German resident named Mike and begins a friendly correspondence with him. Moreover, Scott is absolutely sure that Mike is a guy, and shares with him his experiences and problems that arise with his girlfriend. But in the end, Scott finds out that Mike, or rather Mika, is a charming blonde who really liked Scott. And now he will do everything to see Mika, even make a trip to Europe.
Route 60 (2002)
In legends and myths, there are characters whose main task is to fulfill desires. For the Arabs, these are jinn, for the Irish – leprechauns, for the Chinese – dragons, for the Europeans – fairies and forest spirits. And in America there is someone O. J. Grant – a rather strange and funny person who can also fulfill any desire. But be careful, he is very mischievous! Neil Oliver meets him one day. Neil is quite happy with his life: he has wealthy parents, a pretty bride and a brilliant career as a lawyer ahead. But recently, at night, he began to dream of a mysterious girl, whom he could not get out of his head. Freaky Grant invites Neal to take a ride on the mysterious Highway 60, which is not on any US map …
Student Josh cheated on his girlfriend Tiffany, who is studying at another university, recorded the whole process on camera and accidentally sent a videotape to her as a gift. To save the relationship, you need to intercept the tape before it gets into the hands of the addressee. Taking three friends, Josh sets off on a march in a car across America.
Richard – an American youth thirsty for adventure – goes to Thailand, where he meets a strange man in a cheap hotel. This man gives him a map of the mysterious island, where the “grass” grows like a weed, and a commune lives on the beach. This is heaven on earth. Richard meets a couple of French people, and the three of them go to this island.
Seven years in Tibet (1997)
Heinrich Harrer, a Reich officer, a man who had everything – success, beauty, fame. But he had little earthly glory. Leaving his pregnant wife at home, he sets out to conquer the most impregnable peak in the Himalayas. This feat should perpetuate his name. However, in front of him awaits not a successful ascent, but mortal danger, enemy captivity, long wanderings … Finally, he reaches the mysterious Tibetan city of Lhasa, where he will spend seven long years, and where the young Dalai Lama makes him his confidant. And here, in a country that lies beyond the boundaries of civilization, he will have to go through events that will forever change his life ..