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10 Movies That Will Inspire You to Travel

Anuj Mudaliar
Most people usually watch movies because their favorite actor/actress is starring, or because the story helps escape the drudgery of daily life. The best way to experience a place is to watch a movie that was shot at that location. Here is a list of 10 best travel movies.
The Endless Summer
This cult classic is the journey of two young surfers, who chase summer across the world looking for the perfect wave. The film takes you to Australia, New Zealand, Tahiti, South Africa, and Hawaii. It takes you on a lifetime trip, if you love surfing.
The Motorcycle Diaries
This awe-inspiring movie is based on the real experiences of a young Che Guevara, where he and his friend take a dramatic 4-month, 14,000-kilometer-long trip on an old motorcycle across South America.
This movie will not only inspire you to visit these breathtaking Peruvian landscapes, but will also echo on a deeper level of your being, as you really feel the connect between the road traveled and their friendship.
Encounters At The End Of The World
This is an amazing movie of animals and people living on Antarctica. Antarctica is one of the most desolate places, this film shows the true character and life of this land. It will create an urge to pack up and head down to experience this place.
This French film is in almost every list of travel movies. It is a romantic comedy of the life of a young French waitress, and her search for life's purpose. Cinematography is one of the best ways to enjoy Paris, the area around Montmarte, without going there.
Into The Wild
Based on a true story, the movie is about Chris McCandless, a college graduate who gives up everything to hitchhike to Alaska and experience the wild. The movie takes us through ups and downs of such a life, and what it takes to follow one's dreams.
The film was adapted from memoirs of Robyn Davidson, where she recounted her 1,700-mile trek across the deserts of West Australia, with four camels and her dog. It is insane but shows strong will and human spirit. It is a movie to watch if you are in self-doubt.
A great performance by Reese Witherspoon, in the role of a solo hiker who walked over 1,100 miles without experience, trying to recover from a personal tragedy. Based on a true story, this is worth a watch, with great scenery and also inspires to be with nature.
A Map For Saturday
This documentary takes you on a journey with four people traveling alone. Experiences of the teenagers and seniors, as they meet people in different cultures and situations is heart-touching. This movie makes you pack your bags and set off on world tour.
180 Degrees South
The documentary is about a group of friends travelling along South American coast to Patagonia. They learn how natural world is losing against industrialization and how they tries to stop it. Visuals, soundtracks, a strong message make it worth.
Baraka is an exquisite documentary taking you through 24 countries across different continents, with superb camera techniques, and great soundtrack. It is astounding what impact this movie can make without a dialog. Just watch it in HD without interruptions.