We travel for lots of reasons: Pure joy. To see new things. To share the experience with loved ones. To immerse ourselves in a different culture.
The list goes on and on.
The same could be said for watching travel-themed movies. Sometimes it’s fun to live vicariously through the adventures of others – and sometimes it’s hysterical to watch the misadventures of the doomed traveler. Yes, we’re looking at you, Chevy Chase.
So we decided to put together a list of movies with travel as its central theme. And there’s the key phrase – central theme. We wanted movies where travel, the journey, is the main plot as opposed to the destination.
So something like ‘Planes, Trains and Automobiles’ is a perfect example. ‘Under The Tuscan Sun?’ Well, it might inspire you to buy a villa in Italy but it’s not necessarily about travel.
Here’s our list (in no particular order).