Best Movies to Watch While Travelling

Jake Stevens

March 19, 2017

We used to be held hostage by the terrible selection of in flight films and crazy local TV channels while travelling. Not anymore! Load up your laptop or tablet with these 10 amazing travel films.

Eat Pray Love, 2010

This is perfect for the solo traveller or anyone trying to recover from a broken heart. Find yourself, a new love and plenty of good food on this soulful journey through 3 countries.

Out of Africa, 1985

Meryl Streep and Robert Redford – what’s not to love already? Travel to Kenya and lose yourself in a love affair on a game reserve.

Into the Wild, 2007

Based on a true story, follow Christopher McCandles as he gives his life savings and his future away to hike into remote Alaska. Surviving the harsh conditions by camping in an abandoned bus, he forages to survive. A tragic film with much to teach us about going it alone.

Under the Tuscan Sun, 2003

A romantic classic sure to leave you feeling warm and wishing you were in Tuscany. We follow Dianne Lane to a run down villa as she recovers from a brutal break up, and learns to love all over again. The scenery alone makes this film worth watching.

Before Sunrise, 1995

This is a heart warming film that encourages bravery and following your heart. Spend a night in Vienna with a couple that falls in love knowing they must part at sunrise. Follow up with sequels Before Sunset (2004) and Before Midnight (2013) to see where the journey takes Ethan Hawke and Julie Deply.

Le Week-End, 2013

After binging on the ‘Before’ films, enjoy Le Week-End. A retired couple spend their 30th wedding anniversary in Paris. the night involves plenty of adventure and soul searching, a dinner party and an unforgettable dance scene.

Wild, 2014

A personal, real life journey of one woman’s quest to heal after the death of her mother. Played by Reese Witherspoon, follow Cheryl Strayed’s 1100 mile hike along the Appalachian Trail. Self reflection, discovery, hardship and redemption all rolled into one.

Tracks, 2013

Take four camels and a dog on a 1700 mile trek across the middle of the Australian outback? We’d rather watch someone else do it too! Based on the true story of Robyn Davidson, the breathtaking landscape will more than make up for the limited cast.

The Bucket List, 2007

Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson play terminally ill cancer patients who are not content to lay down and die. A soul searching adventure around the world ensues. Pack tissues.

The Art of Travel, 2008

One final solo adventure to round out our collection. After finding out his bride has been cheating on him, Conner Layne (played by Christopher Masterson) takes up the honeymoon package on his own, travelling solo through Central and South America. The cinematography alone makes this film worthwhile, as it covers expansive locations not often visited.

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