Movies can transport you to new worlds, new realms, and even new realities. Most of the time they present an escape from real life, but they can also inspire us to do things we don't normally do, especially traveling. Here are 10 movies you can watch that will no doubt inspire you to travel.
1 Across the Universe
Across the Universe presents a great love story about two people finding each other in the most unlikely of circumstances. Set in the late '60s with the Vietnam War as the backdrop, this story is about Lucy, a lost soul trying to find herself, and Jude, an artist who drops everything in London to find his father. Packed with twist and turns—not to mention 34 songs of The Beatles—Across the Universe will make you fall in love with love, the music of The Beatles, and way-back-when New York.
2 Monte Carlo
A classic case of mistaken identity, Monte Carlo tells the story of three friends, Grace, Meg, and Emma, who go to Paris on vacation after graduation. After a troubling day, they find themselves in a posh hotel where Grace is mistaken for a British heiress. The three girls are then thrust into the action and find themselves in Monte Carlo, Monaco, living the lavish life. Paris is, of course, a staple on any traveler's list, and if you have not heard about Monaco prior to watching this film, it will surely make your bucket list right after.
Although it may be an animated film, the feelings and emotions you’ll experience while watching this film are all real. The story revolves around a young boy named Carl who loves to explore and discover things and vows to visit a place called Paradise Falls. He eventually meets a young girl named Ellie who shares his aspirations. They form a bond and then get married. Both of them dream of having a family and going to Paradise Falls, but Ellie falls ill and dies, leaving Carl behind. Years later, Carl finds a way to carry out his promise with Ellie, with the unlikely help of a boy scout name Russell. The movie shows you that you are never too old to dream and travel and that it is important to live in the moment because you may not have time or the opportunity to do so in the future.
4 The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants is about four best friends who, for the first time in their lives, will be spending summer in different places. Before they all go their separate ways, they discover a pair of pants that seemingly fits all of them despite their varying sizes, and they decide to share it over the course of the summer. The film is set in three locations: Greece, Mexico, and the United States (Maryland and South Carolina). The movie presents how time away in a new place can change a person and how traveling and discovering new things is a journey you must take.
5 The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
The movie revolves around a photo negatives manager, Walter Mitty, and his journey around the world. After his editor decides on the perfect picture which will be used on the last cover of their magazine before going digital, the photographer vanishes with the negatives with him. In an effort to find the photographer and the negatives (and save his job), Walter, with the help of a friend, examines three negatives which could be clues to the location of the photographer. The movie spans several continents and countries and presents traveling the world in all its beauty.
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