Best Inspiring Hollywood Travel Movies

1. Almost Famous

This Oscar winning road-trip drama follows the story of William Miller, a teenage journalist writing for the Rolling Stone. Miller travels on a cross country tour with the rock band Stillwater, confronting a great number of hurdles that comes in the way of getting his story published. Almost Famous offers a sneak peek to the fast-paced, amusing and destructive lives of the musicians.

2. The Talented Mr. Ripley

This film portrays Matt Damon as the “talented” Tom Ripley, who makes his living through forgery and deception. When a rich man mistook Ripley as one of his son’s friend and sends him to Europe to bring his son home, the real thrill begins. He falls in love, lives the life of the wealthy man’s son, commits murder and plays a hide and seek game with the Italian Police.

3. Tracks

Tracks narrates the story of Robyn Davidson’s 9-month escapade through the Australian desert on camelback. The stunning cinematography by the famous and talented Mandy Walker makes this film a must watch for travel buffs.

4. The Terminal

In this movie, Tom Hanks plays the role of Viktor Navrokski, who was denied entry in America and as he could not return to his country because of a revolution he is forced to live in the terminal of JFK Airport.

5. Into the Wild

Into the Wild is a thrilling narrative based on the true story of Christopher McCandless, a college graduate who pledges his entire savings away to charity and sets out on a journey to the Alaskan wilds. He takes refuge in the remote wilderness of Alaska in the lap of nature.

6. The Motorcycle Diaries

The Motorcycle Diaries depicts a journey by the famous revolutionary Che Guevara across South America with his companion Alberto Granado. As the thrill unfolds, Guevara discovers the purpose of his life along the way. Throughout their continental trip, the duo observe indigent native populations and witness the inequity to the lowest working classes.

7. The Beach

In this movie Leonardo DiCaprio plays the role of a young and adventurous traveler Richard who comes across a extravagant island paradise in the Gulf of Thailand. The first few days on the island proved to be a dream haven but things got wrong afterwards and many of the island turned against one another.

8. The Way

The Way narrates the story of a father who follows his son’s trail along the traditionary pilgrimage route, Camino de Santiago in France. Though the basic objective of his trip was to recover the body of his son, he decides to walk through the rugged terrain with his son’s ashes. The Way is a story of restoration and discovering peace amidst the beauty of nature.

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