Every great travel movie, or story, is about being lost, getting lost, getting found, finding love, finding yourself, finding friendship, getting into trouble, getting out of trouble, discovering something precious, making mistakes, pushing boundaries, and returning a better person than when you left.
So, since we’re all staying put this weekend, and no one needs GetPassbook for awhile….dream yourself into the amazingness that is travel with these 11 all-time brilliant travel movies.
1. Eat Pray Love
A soul mates purpose is to shake you up, tear apart your ego a little bit, show you your obstacles and addictions, break your heart open so new light can get in, make you so desperate and out of control that you have to transform your life…
This travel movie is like a three in one. Available on Netflix.
2. Roman Holiday
I’ve never been alone with a man before, even with my dress on. With my dress off, it’s MOST unusual.
This classic of an undercover princess in Rome is available on iTunes and Google Play.
3. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
Beautiful things don’t ask for attention.
This incredible search for a photo negative is available on Google Play and iTunes.
4. The Terminal
Are you coming or going?
The hilarious story of a man stuck in the airport is available on iTunes, Netflix, and Google Play.
5. Swiss Family Robinson
It was one of those happy days that God grants us sometimes on earth to give us an idea of the bliss of heaven.
This travel adventure movie from decades ago is available on Google Play and iTunes.
6. The Tourist
Why is everyone trying to kill me?
This travel movie that makes you feel like you’re in Venice is available on Netflix.
7. Lost in Translation
Charlotte: I just don’t know what I’m supposed to be.
Bob: You’ll figure that out. The more you know who you are, and what you want, the less you let things upset you.
Two strangers in a strange place forming a strange but beautiful friendship. Can’t figure out where this one’s available. So I guess you could say it’s Lost.
8. The Bucket List
Even now I cannot understand the measure of a life, but I can tell you this. I know that when he died, his eyes were closed and his heart was open. And I’m pretty sure he was happy with his final resting place, because he was buried on the mountain. And that was against the law.
Unlikely friendships in travel movies seem to be a theme. This one available on iTunes or Google Play.
9. The Beach
I still believe in paradise. But now at least I know it’s not some place you can look for. Because it’s not where you go. It’s how you feel for a moment in your life when you’re a part of something. And if you find that moment… It lasts forever.
The movie that inspired millions to go find hidden treasures is available on iTunes and Google Play.
10. Planes Trains and Automobiles
Six bucks and my right nut says were not landing in Chicago.
Yet another travel movie of strangers entering each others lives. Thinking that travel movies may have a theme, and also that these dudes may have not gotten so lost if they had GetPassbook 😉
Available on Google Play and iTunes.
I like to think about what was going on the year the grapes were growing. I like the think about how the sun was shining that summer and what the weather was like. I think about all those people who tended and picked the grapes. And if it’s an old wine, how many of them must be dead by now. I love how wine continues to evolve, how if I open a bottle the wine will taste different than if I had uncorked it on any other day, or at any other moment. A bottle of wine is like life itself – it grows up, evolves and gains complexity. Then it tastes so f***ing good.
The travel movie that started a worldwide Pinot Noir craze. Available on Google Play and iTunes.