Movies, like travelling, is an escape from mundanities and miseries of everyday life. Now if there is a movie ‘on travelling’ it’s a win. Today we have compiled a list top 10 travel movies to inspire you to get out of your bed, pack your bags and hit the roads.
Into the Wild
Based on a true story, Into the wild takes us on an unforgettable journey with Young Chris who chooses freedom and wildness instead of money. He gives up his life, burning documents and money, takes the name “Alexander Supertramp” and moves in an expedition by the US up to Alaska wanting to be close to nature. Make this your ‘must watch’ movie from this list.
Dil Chahta Hai
Dil Chahta Hai is a 2001 Indian comedy-drama film starring Aamir Khan, Saif Ali Khan, Akshaye Khanna, Preity Zinta, Sonali Kulkarni, and Dimple Kapadia. The story of three close friends and their messed-up lives. Three close friends are separated after college due to their different approaches towards relationships. Akash goes to Australia, Sameer gets busy wooing a girl and Siddharth devotes himself to art.
The Motorcycle Diaries (2004)
This film shows how a single trip can transform one person. The story of a young Che Guevara, who take a motorcycle journey through South America. The movie shows the beauty of the world and the big poverty which changed the young Guevara into revolutionist.
Tamasha is a 2015 Indian romantic comedy-drama film written and directed by Imtiaz Ali. The story of Tara, a young Indian girl who finds herself stranded on the French island of Corsica after she loses all her possessions. In this time of distress, she meets Ved an Indian backpacker who extends to help her. To make their rendezvous more interesting and unpredictable they agree not to disclose their real identities to each other. For the next week, the two spend an indulgent time in Corsica having the time of their lives. Four years later they cross paths again. Tara helps find his true self after Ved has lost himself in a socially accepted society.
Midnight In Paris
Watching this film is like time-travelling through Paris. Owen Wilson walking around Paris moves to another world. Woody Allen is not just magical with his writing, but he is equally deft at making cities part of his narration.
Zindagi Nah Milegi Dobara
This is the movie that sent thousands of young Indians on a Europe trip! Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara is a 2011 Indian buddy road film that was directed by Zoya Akhtar. Friends Kabir, Imran and Arjun take a vacation in Spain before Kabir's marriage. The trip turns into an opportunity to mend fences, heal wounds, fall in love with life and combat their worst fears.
Piku is a 2015 Indian comedy-drama film directed by Shoojit Sircar. A road trip to Kolkata brings Piku, an architect, closer to her ageing but nagging father Bhaskor Banerjee despite their disparate ideologies and fights over trivial issues.
While travelling on a train in Europe, Jesse, an American man, meets Celine, a French woman. On his last day in Europe before returning to the US, he decides to spend his remaining hours with her. They both end up spending time roaming around the city hand-in-hand, without any worry of tomorrow, as if nothing matters anymore, nothing had ever mattered.
A classic masterpiece which captures a fantasy sort of love story in most romantic way possible.
Rani, a 24-year-old homely girl, decides to go on her honeymoon alone when her fiancé calls off their wedding. Travelling around Europe, she finds joy, makes friends and gains new-found independence. A story of a solo Indian traveller, this movie takes on a magical journey to Europe with rani (queen) where we share her grief, innocence and the new-found joy of liberation.
Bekas is a Kurdish comedy-drama movie written and directed by Karzan Kader and released in 2012. This is a story about two homeless brothers (Zana, 6) and (Dana, 10) who live on the edge of survival. Two orphaned brothers dream of escaping Iraqi Kurdistan and befriending Superman in America, A must watch.