10 Movies That Will Inspire You To Travel

Movies to inspire your adventurous spirit and passion to see the world. In this top 10, we check out films that may encourage the traveller in you to reach for that passport.

A big percentage of the world’s population loves to travel. For some of them, this love comes naturally while others travel only when necessary. There are several reasons why people travel which include business, leisure and educational purposes. And of course there is a group of people who do not enjoy travelling at all, preferring to stay at home and watch Netflix. Whether you’re a keen traveller or not, here are some of the movies that will inspire you to dig out the passport for an adventure abroad.

Into The Wild

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This is one of the movies that warmed the hearts of many travel lovers for quite a long time. Even if it did not have a happy ending, it had some really nice travel scenes. Released in 2007 by Motion Films, it has been rated as one of the best travel movies. It’s based on a true story of Christopher McCandless who was an American young man who did not want to follow the norm after his graduation. He went on adventures across North America and into the Alaskan wilderness. His adventurous spirit has inspired a lot of backpackers to set out and discover new things.

500 Days Of Summer

This is not the typical travel movie that most people are used to, but it is a nice view of Los Angeles. It shows the culture, terrain and some other unique features of Los Angeles that most people do not know about. These unique places include downtown LA and the Silver Lake. Most of the travellers headed to The City of Angels were inspired by this movie.

Finding Nemo

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This is a movie that has greatly impacted the aqua tourism industry. It introduced to the world of the clownfish which became one of the sea’s most popular creatures. The movie has changed people’s views of the deep, inspiring a passion for the ocean that filmmakers such as James Cameron have possessed for years. Many people are now travelling to Sydney and Cairns to see where Nemo came from.

Forrest Gump

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This is the movie that clearly proves that disability is not inability. It is therefore ranked as one of the most inspirational movies of all times. There is a great view of Georgia, Utah and South Carolina.

The Way

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Starring Martin Sheen, this is one very emotional movie that features a man who walked for 800 kilometers along the Camino de Santiago trail in Spain. His experiences were quite emotional and eye-opening, especially when he had to make friends with complete strangers along the way. He embarked on this journey in honour of his son who died while on this trail. This movie features some of the reasons people embark on trips.

Eat Pray Love

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Adapted from the book, Eat Pray Love shows people that there is more to life than just the norm. It inspires people and especially the youth to move away from the comfort of the city and seek love and careers in other places.



Are you a solo traveller? This movie was actually inspired by the book authored by Robyn Davidson. It narrates the story of a female solo traveller who took eight months to travel across the vast deserts in Australia. The deserts are approximately 1700 miles. It is a clear indication that solo travel is also possible.

Midnight In Paris

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There are dozens of movies shot in Paris, but none can compare to this one. Woody Allen really nailed it on this one. It clearly shows Paris’ splendor in the 1920s. The way the architecture is brought out makes you want to rush to the airport and rush down to Paris.

Bucket List


This movie acts as a reminder that life is too short. It has a mix of humour, fear and excitement. It also inspires people to ensure that they meet all their targets and achieve their goals before they leave this world. You will also be dared to do those things that seemed impossible. The movie is a true reminder that dreams are achievable and people should always enjoy life to the fullest.


This is based on a true story of Cheryl Strayed who embarked on an 1100-mile journey across the United States in the wake of the death of her mother. The story quickly became famous because she was quite inexperienced and she did it solo. It inspires people to travel solo, especially ladies.

There are very many great travel movies. Those that we highlighted are some of the most inspiring ones. However, when traveling either solo or as a group, do not try to imitate the travellers in the movie; be cautious and take care of yourself. Your reasons for travelling notwithstanding, always ensure that you have fun along the way.

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