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15 Must-Watch Travel Movies To Inspire A Bucket List

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What inspires you to Travel? For me, it’s movies. Not only me but there are a lot of people who get traveling motivation by watching movies. You should also try watching travel movies to get inspired. Here we have listed the 15 best travel movies that will motivate you to create a travel bucket list.

As there are already many new and old movies out there. We picked the best travel movies from a list of hundreds of movies. All these movies have a good rating on the internet and on IMDb as well. Apart from it, you’ll also learn some easy-to-follow traveling tips by watching them.

The best travel movies to inspire a bucket list are The Motorcycle Diaries, The Bucket List, Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again, Riding Solo to the Top of the World, and Lost in Translation.

These are only a few movies, we have mentioned 10 more movies. To know more about them, you should go through the complete article.

15 Best Travel Movies To Inspire A Bucket List

All these below-listed travel movies will make you feel restless and will definitely inspire you to create a wishlist for traveling.

The Motorcycle Diaries

15 Best Travel Movies To Inspire A Bucket List; The Motorcycle Diaries
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It is a 2004 biopic about the 23-year-old medical student Ernesto Guevara who postpones his last semester of graduation just to travel with his friend(Alberto Granada) on an 8-month-old motorcycle journey across South America. The Motorcycle Diaries is one of the best travel movies to inspire a bucket list and its run time is 2h 8m. It grossed total revenue of $57.7 million. The movie has been directed by Walter Salles and produced by Edgard Tenenbaum, Michael Nozik, and Karen Tenkhoff. It was released on 24 September 2004 in the United States of America. The Motorcycle Diaries is available in Spanish and Quechua.

The Bucket List

15 Best Travel Movies To Inspire A Bucket List; The Bucket List
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Directed and produced by Rob Reiner, it is a 2007 American drama movie based on the story of two terminally ill men who are on a long-distance journey on a road and want to complete their travel wish list before they die. This movie has been very well written by Justin Zackham and edited by Robert Leighton. It features a starring cast of four main leading characters including Jack Zackham, Jack Nicholson, Sean Hayes, and Rob Morrow. The Bucket List was released on December 15, 2007, with a total run time of 97 minutes. Talking about the total box office collection, this movie crossed over $175.4 million.

Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again

15 Best Travel Movies To Inspire A Bucket List; Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again
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Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again is a romantic comedy movie based on the jukebox musical of the same name by Catherine Johnson. It has been amazingly directed by OI Parker and produced by Judy Craymer & Gary Goetzman. The movie revolves around the story of a bribe who tries to find out her real father using the most popular songs by the 1970s ABBA group. The total budget for his movie was $75 million and the overall revenue generated was more than $395 million. This movie was announced in 2017 and released in 2018 in the United Kingdom & United States. Its total running time is 114 minutes and is available in the English language.

Riding Solo to the Top of the World

15 Best Travel Movies To Inspire A Bucket List; Riding Solo to the Top of the World
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It is one of the best travel movies that will inspire you to create a bucket list for traveling. Riding Solo to the Top of the World has been given an 8.2/10 stars rating on IMDb. The director of this movie is Gaurav Jani and he made this movie about his unique experience of an adventurous solo motorcycle journey from Mumbai to Ladakh. He traveled on his Royal Enfield 350CC Bullet Motorcycle with 300 kilograms of loaded equipment. The movie is perfectly edited by Sankalp Meshram and produced by Dirt Track Productions. You can watch this movie in the English language and its total length is 94 minutes. The budget for this movie was just 1 Lakhs.

Lost in Translation

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Lost in Translation is a comedy-drama film released in 2003. It has been directed and produced by Sofia Coppola & Ross Katz. The writer of this movie is also Sofia Coppola and it features a starring main leading cast of five personalities including Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson, Giovanni Ribisi, Anna Faris, and Fumihiro Hayashi. The story of Lost in Translation revolves around two people(a man and a woman) who get into a relationship after crossing the path in Tokyo. This movie has won 1 Oscar and was nominated for 132 awards. Talking about the IMDb rating, it has a rating of 7.7/10 stars. The budget for this movie was set around $4 million but its box office collection was over $118 million.

The Darjeeling Limited

15 Best Travel Movies To Inspire A Bucket List; The Darjeeling Limited
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This comedy-drama film has been directed by American filmmaker Wes Anderson and written by Wes Anderson, Roman Coppola, and Jason Schwartzman. It is based on the story of three brothers who travel across India in a luxury train three years after their father’s funeral. They travel to make a bond with each other. The Darjeeling Limited has been distributed by Fox Searchlight Pictures and its total length is 91 minutes. The movie was released on 26 October 2007 and is available in the English language. As of now, The Darjeeling Limited has won 4 awards. The budget for this movie was $17.5 million and the box office collection was over $35 million.

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

15 Best Travel Movies To Inspire A Bucket List; The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
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The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is an American adventure film based on the fictional character of James Mitty. It has been directed by Ben Stiller and produced by Samuel Goldwyn, Jr., John Goldwyn, and Stuart Cornfeld. The movie is based on the short story of the same name by James Thurber. Its budget was set around $90 million but it crossed over $188 million box office collection. There are six main lead characters in this film including Ben Stiller, Kristen Wiig, Shirley MacLaine, Adam Scott, Kathryn Hahn, and Sean Penn. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty has a 7.3/10 stars rating on IMDb and its total running time is 114 minutes.

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Midnight in Paris

15 Best Travel Movies To Inspire A Bucket List; Midnight in Paris
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Midnight in Paris is a wonderful time-travel movie directed and written by Woody Allen. According to the storyline of this movie, a screenwriter finds himself going back to the 1920s while he is on a trip with his fiancée’s family. This movie is also one of the best travel movies to inspire a bucket list. It was distributed by Sony Pictures Classics and was released in May 2011. The estimated budget of Midnight in Paris was $17 million but it generated more than $150 million box office collection. Talking about the IMDb rating, it has been rated 7.7/10 stars. Its total length is 94 minutes.

Under the Tuscan Sun

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This movie is about an American divorced writer who buys a villa in order to change her life. Under the Tuscan Sun is based on the memoir of the same by Frances Mayes. The movie is directed by Audrey Wells and produced by Tom Sternberg & Audrey Wells. The main role in this film has been played by Diane Lane, Sandra Oh, Lindsay Duncan, and Raoul Bova. This movie has been nominated for the Golden Globe Awards. Talking about the box office collection, it was $58 million whereas the budget was set around $18 million. The movie was released in September 2003 and its total length is 113 minutes. You can easily find Under the Tuscan Sun on Amazon Prime Video.

Last Holiday

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Written by Jeffrey Price & Peter S. Seaman, Last Holiday is an American film based on the 1950 British film by J.B. Priestley. It is available on Amazon Prime Video. The leading role in this movie has been played by Queen Latifah as Georgia Byrd, LL Cool J as Sean Williams, Timothy Hutton as Matthew Kragen, Giancarlo Esposito as Senator Dillings, Alicia Witt as Ms. Allison Burns, and Gérard Depardieu as Chef Didier. Last Holiday was distributed by Paramount Pictures and then released on January 13, 2006, in the United States. After its release, the movie got mixed reviews. Maybe this was the reason why it crossed $43.3 million while its budget was just $45 million.

Lawrence of Arabia

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Lawrence of Arabia is a British drama movie based on a 1926 book by T.E. Lawrence. The role of T.E. Lawrence is played by Peter O’Toole. This movie is directed and produced by David Lean & Sam Spiegel. It was distributed by Columbia Pictures and was released on 10 December 1962. It’s a lengthy movie with 227 minutes of total run time. This movie has received positive reviews on the internet. It’s IMDb rating is 8.3/10 stars. As of now, this particular movie has won 14 awards including 7 Oscars. Talking about the budget of this movie, it was $15 million but the movie raised a box office collection of more than $70 million.

Vicky Cristina Barcelona

15 Best Travel Movies To Inspire A Bucket List; Vicky Cristina Barcelona
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Vicky Cristina Barcelona is a movie based on the story of two American women(Vicky and Cristina) who get attracted to an Artist, Juan Antonio. The movie is very well directed by Woody Allen with four producers including Letty Aronson, Jaume Roures, Stephen Tenenbaum, and Gareth Wiley. This movie was released in Spain and the United States in 2008 and is available in both English and Spanish language. Its total length is 97 minutes. The budget for Vicky Cristina Barcelona was $15 million but it crossed over $96 million as a box office collection. In this movie you’ll see Javier Bardem as Juan Antonio Gonzalo, Penélope Cruz as María Elena, and Scarlett Johansson as Cristina.

The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

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The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert is one of the best travel movies. It has been beautifully written and directed by Stephan Elliott. This movie revolves around the journey of two drag queens and a transgender woman across the Australian Outback from Sydney to the northern Austrian territory, Alice Springs. This film was a worldwide hit. Its budget was not more than $2 million but it grossed a box office collection of over $29 million. The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert is available on both Amazon Prime Video and on Netflix. The movie was released in 1994 and its running time is 103 minutes.

The Way

15 Best Travel Movies To Inspire A Bucket List; The Way
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As the name suggests, The Way is a travel movie based on the story of an American ophthalmologist, Dr. Thomas Avery. He travels to France in order to retrieve his adult son’s(Daniel) body who got killed during the storm in Pyrenees. This movie has been directed, written, and produced by Emilio Estevez. The lead role in The Way is played by Martin Sheen, Deborah Kara Unger, James Nesbitt, Yorick van Wageningen, and Emilio Estevez. The mowas released in the United States in 2011 in English language. Its total running time is 123 minutes.

Hector and the Search for Happiness

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Hector and the Search for Happiness is a movie about a quirky psychiatrist who lost interest in his life and goes on a journey to find the secret of happiness. The movie is based on the novel of the same name by the popular French writer Francois Lelord. It was translated into English in 2010. This movie was released in August 2014 and it has been directed by Peter Chelsom with six producers. Talking about the ratings, it has an overall rating of 7.0/10 stars on IMDb. The film stars Simon Pegg as Hector, Rosamund Pike as Clara, Toni Collette as Agnes, and Barry Atsma as Michael. You can easily find this movie on Netflix.

Conclusion 

These are the best travel movies to inspire a bucket list in 2021. Each movie is enough to motivate you to travel and encourages you to move out of your comfort zone and start exploring new places.

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What inspires you to travel?

For me, it’s movies. Not only me but there are a lot of people who get traveling motivation by watching the best travel movies.

What are the best travel movies?

The best travel movies to inspire a bucket list are The Motorcycle Diaries, The Bucket List, Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again, Riding Solo to the Top of the World, and Lost in Translation.

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