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5 Movies That Will Make You Want to Travel

5 Movies That Will Make You Want to Travel

Movies, regardless of their genre or plot, always have a tendency to take us places. The really great ones allow us to live vicariously through their characters--whether it’s an action-packed spy film or an animated movie about magic and adventure. However, there are certain films that do more than just prod our imagination. Some movies, as you’ll see below, push us to pack a suitcase and literally go places. If you’re looking to beef up your wanderlust through the film, the following titles should help you do the trick:

1. Before Sunrise (Austria)

This movie won’t just inspire you to travel to Vienna, it will inspire you to fall in love. Before Sunrise takes place over the course of one 24-hour period. It focuses on the fast-paced love story of Jesse Wallace (Ethan Hawke) and Céline (Julie Delpy), who meet on a train to Vienna. The couple spends their time exploring the city and talking about insightful thoughts on life and love.

2. The Motorcycle Diaries (South America)

Inspired by the memoir of Mexican revolutionary Ernesto “Che” Guevara, The Motorcycle Diaries recounts his motorcycle road trip across South America. Guevara (played by Gael Garica Bernal) and his friend Alberto Granado (played by Rodrigo de Serna) embark on a continental trek in which they see the dire situations and injustices experienced by mine workers, lepers, and other members of the lower classes.

3. Barcelona (Spain)

This 1994 comedy revolves around the lives of Ted Boynton (Taylor Nichols) and Fred Boynton (Chris Eigerman), two cousins who travel to Barcelona where they meet many women, deal with the negativity of some residents, and face problems, all while sorting out their messy childhood history with each other.

4. Eat, Pray, Love (Italy, India, Indonesia)

You may have recalled us talking about how the book Eat Pray Love can inspire you to travel. Well, the movie also evokes that same feeling of wanderlust in viewers. It shows us the beautiful architecture in Rome, the spiritual environment in India, and bustling but gorgeous setting in Bali Indonesia. If this movie doesn’t inspire you to travel to at least one of these places, we don’t know what will.

5. The Da Vinci Code (France, England, Scotland)

The Da Vinci Code may not be about travel per se, but it still does a great job in inspiring viewers to fly off to Paris and see the various artworks and architecture in Paris, London, and Edinburgh, Scotland. Heck, it might even inspire you to travel to the Vatican.

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