Movies tell a tale that transport us to another world, if even for a couple of hours. And when it comes to movies featuring stories based on travel, what a great escape from reality! Here are some of our favorite travel movies for fellow wanderers.
Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara: This 2011 film featuring some of the leading actors of Bollywood tells a tale of friendship, of facing one's fears, of checking things off a bucket list and always being open for new experiences.
Wild: The Reese Witherspoon starrer is based on a book and chronicles a woman's 1,100-mile solo hike, which she undertakes as a way to recover from a personal tragedy. Watch it for the scenic beauty of the jungle trails, for Reese Witherspoon's powerful acting, and for inspiration.
Into the Wild: A tale of solitude and self-discovery, this movie tells the tale of a college graduate who abandons his possessions and savings, and hitchhikes to Alaska to live in his wilderness. Who here hasn't wanted to leave it all behind and run away into the wild?
The Beach: Leonardo DiCaprio sets out in search of a solitary beach paradise armed with a strange map. Directed by Danny Boyle, this drama was filmed on the pristine shores of the Thai island Koh Phi Phi.
The Darjeeling Limited: A twisted comedy tale of 3 brothers who travel all the way across India by train after their father's funeral and bond with each other over their journey, we love it for its cast. The incidents they experience serve as a way to introspect into each one's lives.