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10 films that will inspire you to travel

There are several types of films about traveling - those in which the main character travels from A to B and usually learns an important lesson along the way. Then there are the big screen adventures where the hero just hangs out in a new, exotic location. Now let's focus on the films where the journey is the goal and watch films about traveling that will inspire you to pack your bags and explore the world.

1. LOST IN TRANSLATION

Bill Murray, a film star who has passed his prime, and Scarlett Johansson, a young, lonely woman, meet in Tokyo. The hustle and bustle of the huge city is given a lot of space in Sofia Coppola's jewel, and you guessed it right, everyone has lost a little (the language) - both literally and proverbially. All of this comes together with a great soundtrack that's worth listening to even if you haven't seen the movie. Oh, and of course there's this iconic goodbye scene.
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2. BEFORE SUNRISE (BEFORE SUNRISE - ONE NIGHT, ONE LOVE)

This is actually the first part of a trilogy and you will surely want to see Before Sunset and Before Midnight afterwards. Juliette Binoches and Ethan Hawkes characters meet on a train and decide to go to Vienna together, the rest is history. The trilogy is set in different countries over many decades - it's the perfect film about our journey through life and the eternal question of whether there is such a thing as a soul mate.
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3. INTO THE WILD

Based on a true story and an excellent book, Into the Wild shows what can happen when you feel wanderlust. The film is about Chris McCandless leaving anything and everything behind to hitchhike to Alaska to live in the wilderness. I don't want to get away with anything, but McCandless is just as wild and crazy as you'd expect - and while the adventure isn't always as romantic as it sounds, the protagonist can teach us a thing or two about chasing our dreams.
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4.THE MOTORCYCLE DIARIES

Another film based on real events: Ernesto “Che” Guevara (yes, that one!) And his friend Alberto Granado travel through South America on a motorcycle. The film is a visual masterpiece and is full of breathtaking beauty and dramatic moments. The trip was truly life-changing for the two adventurers and it can be said that this particular tour changed history like few other road trips.
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5. THE WAY

Martin Sheen's character Tom tries to get over the sudden loss of his son by embarking on a pilgrimage to El camino de Santiago: At first Tom only travels to Spain to pick up his son's legacy, but then he decides to do the spiritual one himself Path to go. The Way takes us on a journey through beautiful scenery as subjects we all know only too well are taken up - from tragic losses to unexpected friendships to finding what's important in life.
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6. UP

A movie about an old man, a flying house, and a talking dog may not be the first choice that comes to mind when talking about movies about traveling. But Pixars Up shows us in the most charming way that films about the courage to realize your own travel dreams can also be animated. Up is an inspiring story about just that - turning travel dreams into reality, no matter how old you are.
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7. WILD (THE BIG TRIP - WILD)

Hiking seems like a great way to come to terms with a tragic life event: this time we're following Reese Witherspoon's Cheryl Strayed on the over 2,000-mile Pacific Crest Trail. The film is based on a book written by Strayed herself, who more or less spontaneously decided to go on the adventure of a lifetime. We follow her for more than 90 days and 1,100 miles as she tries against all odds - with no prior hiking experience and a huge backpack - to get her life back on track.
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8. A MAP FOR SATURDAY

Warning: This film can lead to you dropping everything to go on a backpacker tour around the world. There are people who always talk about traveling, then there are people who put it into practice - and some of them not just for a week or two, but for several months or even years. This documentary portrays long-term and / or single travelers who only own as much as fits in their backpack and are only driven by their endless desire to travel.
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9. L’AUBERGE ESPAGNOLE (BARCELONA FOR ONE YEAR)

If you are thinking about studying abroad - and we can help you with that - this film will suit your taste exactly. Xavier, a guy from France, moves to Barcelona to learn Spanish. He shares an apartment with six people from all over Europe and the result is cheerful international confusion. L’auberge Espagnole shows in a very entertaining way how friendships can overcome language barriers and how a year abroad can change your whole life. (Amen!)
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10. THE DARJEELING LIMITED

After their father dies, three brothers travel through India by train. They have a lot to carry around with them, literally and literally, so be prepared to learn a life (and family) lesson or two as you experience beautiful landscapes. Like every other Wes Anderson film, Darjeeling Limited is full of unique characters and charming quirkiness.
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