The wanderlust is great, but you can’t think of traveling right now? Fortunately, there are films that make us dream away and inspire us for the next trip. We have put together the ultimate list of inspiring and extraordinary travel films for you.
It is a well-known fact that taste is relative – and this also applies to films. And that’s why it wasn’t so easy for us to put together the right selection: For some it can’t be cheesy enough, others like it funky and unconventional. And most of you already know the typical travel film classics like “Eat, Pray, Love”. We want to discover completely new strips with you that deal with travel, foreign countries and cultures and the search for freedom. That’s why we’ve put together 11 exciting and very different films in this article, which are just as colorful as our editorial team and of which you – at least some – have certainly not seen them yet. Curtain up!
A True Story – The Straight Story
“A True Story – The Straight Story” is an unconventional road movie that is very different from the usual David Lynch films. The story of 73-year-old retiree Alvin Straight follows his road trip on a lawn mower, riding 300 miles to visit his brother who is ill. The two have not seen each other in ten years due to an argument, so Alvin goes to bury the hatchet and visit his brother before it’s too late. Since he can no longer drive a car, he decides to make the journey on his old lawnmower tractor. In addition to various mishaps, his road trip has many surprises in store.
The film is about self-discovery and adventures on the rural American roads between Iowa and Wisconsin. If that doesn’t awaken your
Who hasn’t been in the middle of the desert packed with suitcases, a printer and a laminator? The Darjeeling Limited film has many unexpected mishaps that remind us of adventurous journeys and ultimate freedom. Disguised as a spiritual self-discovery trip, Francis, played by Owen Wilson, lures his two brothers on a train journey through India to the Himalayas in the US comedy to meet their mother again.
If you love adventure and subtle humour, are looking for a film to unwind after a long day and satisfy your wanderlust, then Darjeeling Limited is a must see.
Inspired? Then Alexandra takes you on another adventurous train journey through India in her Mumbai travel report .
Shadows in the Sun – Under the Tuscan sky
Shadows in the Sun is much more than just a love story: the young Jeremy Taylor works as an editor in London, until he is sent to Tuscany by his employer to get a formerly successful Italian author to write again. In the process, he learns to love Tuscan life more and more, has profound conversations and gets to know the Italian Isabella. The film classic from 2005 shows not only the dolce vita but also the hurdles in life and conveys a piece of Italian attitude to life: fields of sunflowers, green hills full of olive trees, cypress avenues and medieval villages full of art treasures. Through the film, the medieval city of Cortona, which is only 20 km away from Country House Marilena la Casella, experienced quite a hype, which still exists today. It can often get quite crowded there
By the way: In our travel report there is even more Tuscany lifestyle and insider tips for the beautiful region.
The Lion King – Remake 2019
A cartoon on our list of the best travel movies? Sure, of course! The new 2019 live-action adaptation of The Lion King brings back the magic of yesteryear – Timon and Pumba are a little funnier and the story is a little more emotional thanks to the photorealistic animals. Simba’s journey should not be missed in the new edition either!
The big trip
“The Great Trip” (Original: Wild) initially seems like an ordinary travelogue – but right at the beginning of the film it develops into a melodrama that couldn’t be more gripping. The adventure film tells the true story of Cheryl Strayed as she embarks on a 1,700-kilometer trek on America’s Pacific Crest Trail – her past, memories of her mother who died of cancer and much more than the wellness cliché of the Self-
With a subscription to Amazon Prime or Netflix you can watch the gripping travelogue with Reese Witherspoon.
If the film has awakened your wanderlust for America’s great freedom, then let yourself be inspired by Kathrin’s road trip through Alaska or Biggi and Flo ‘s USA National Park round trip .
Salmon fishing in Yemen
Are you longing for a trip to the Middle East and looking for the feeling of 1001 nights? Salmon Fishing in the Yemen is an atypical comedy that takes you into the world of Yemen’s deserts, sheikhs and culture in a special way. Fishing enthusiast Sheikh Muhammad ibn Zaidi bani Tihama came up with the idea of introducing salmon fishing in the middle of the desert state of Yemen. The British government gets wind of this and because good news from the Middle East is urgently needed, the
Amazon Prime takes you salmon fishing to the Republic of Yemen.
Our travel articles also arouse a longing for the Middle East: Let us take you on a road trip through Oman or on a discovery tour through Jordan on your own .
Hector’s journey or the search for happiness
In search of the meaning of life: Hector’s story tells of escaping everyday life and the search for happiness. Leaving his French homeland behind, the young psychiatrist travels from Hong Kong to Colombia to the USA and back to Hong Kong, getting to know people, cultures and their stories, making friends and documenting the lessons of happiness.
You can rent Hector’s Journey or The Quest for Happiness on Amazon Prime .
On foot and alone 2,700 kilometers through the Australian desert landscape – and that in 1977 without the luxury of a mobile network and constant availability. 24-year-old Robyn Davidson dared and, after two years of preparation, started her journey from Brisbane. Accompanied only by a dog and four camels, she embarks on her journey of self-discovery. Based on Robyn’s bestseller Tracks, the true story encourages young women to travel alone .