You may not have noticed, but I’ve been absent from TheMovies for the last few weeks, thanks to going overseas on holiday. No, I’m not trying to make you jealous (okay, maybe a little), but while I was away I did start thinking about travel-themed movies.
It’s not a genre (if you can call it that) that I’ve ever been overly interested in, but once I started thinking about it there are a lot of movies that fit the bill. From weird bonding trips that showcase India in The Darjeeling Limited to lonely travellers crossing paths in Tokyo in Lost in Translation, or even paths to self-discovery via Italy and Bali in Eat, Pray, Love, there’s something about travel movies that offers the right mix of inspiration and escapism. Plus, there’s nothing like seeing exotic destinations on screen to make you want to go there!
So what’s your favourite travel movie? And, bonus question: have you been to the country that you fell in love with on screen?
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Last Updated: September 30, 2015