Have you ever thought about what movies could actually get you pumped up to travel? If you already love traveling and need a little pinch of motivation, these 5 movies are for you. Oh, and, these are for those who have fallen in love with backpacking. If you have not already watched this list of best travel movies, consider watching them in your leisure time. We are sure that you will not be disappointed.
1. The Inbetweeners 2
This British/Australian comedy film, released in 2014, revolves around the story of four friends meeting for a vacation in Australia. If you ever plan to go backpacking in Australia, consider watching this one from the backpacking movies before you go or during your flight. Just like any fiction film, this one has got its own story and charm. However, the most interesting point is that all of the four friends finally end up getting a backpacker look. Their trip didn’t end in Australia as they further went on to visit Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. This film was directed by Damon Beesley and Iain Morris.
2. The Beach
Planning to visit the serene beaches of Thailand? You should ideally watch the seminal backpacker film The Beach right now. Directed by Danny Boyle, this film was theatrically released in 2000. You will see Leonardo DiCaprio looking for paradise among islands in Thailand in this film. Richard, the main protagonist in the film, starts his journey in Thailand with meeting a French couple. Different events take place as the story moves on in order to help Richard find paradise.
Want to enjoy the summer backpacking in Europe? Nothing could be apter than the Eurotrip. This 2004 sex-comedy film, directed by Jeff Schaffer, portrays the story of teenagers who backpacks Europe in order to find his German pen pal. This film gives a ray of hope to those who have always thought of going on backpacking before getting into college. Watch this on a Saturday night with your friends who are also thinking of going on a backpacking trip to Europe.
4. Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again
Written and directed by Oliver Parker, this film was released in 2018. If you haven’t already watched it, go follow Donna on her backpacking journey to Paris. Life can be absolutely unpredictable and that is what exactly this story will tell you. The film begins by showing a young graduate Donna making necessary preparations to travel the world. And, at the end, she has settled in one of the islands in Greece. The sole purpose of traveling is not only rejuvenation but also the opportunity to get to know yourself better. This movie proves it again.
Released in 2014, the US-Canadian independent film won the Grand Jury Prize at the Florida Film Festival and is definitely one of the best travel movies. When you are connected to a city because of your family, it doesn’t remain just another city to you. And, that is the story of this film. William, the main character, begins his journey to deliver a letter written by his father who abandoned him at an early age. His rather weird affair with fourteen-year-old Effy brings him to crossroads at Copenhagen during his Europe backpacking trip.
All pumped up to know more about these stories? Films leave a significant impact on human minds regarding the culture, environment, people, etc. of a land. Once you watch these films, consider going to each of the locations to learn more about them.