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These 21 Best Travel Movies Will Make You Want To Take The Next Plane Out Of The City!

These 21 Best Travel Movies Will Make You Want To Take The Next Plane Out Of The City!

“The world is a book, and those who don’t travel only read one page,” St. Augustine once said very wisely. The last couple of years have given us movie releases that make one journey from Kolkata ki galiyaan to Croatia’s coastlines, from the ever glittering Los Angeles to sadda Pind Punjab, giving us some major #TravelGoals. If you too are a traveler at heart, we’ve compiled a list of best travel movies to watch that will definitely inspire you to pack your bags and just flee the city the next chance you get.


Bollywood’s Best Travel Movies


Travel Movies From Hollywood


Bollywood’s Best Travel Movies


Here is a list of some top travel movies from bollywood you surely need to watch!


1. Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara


Friends, beautiful locales of Spain and loads of fun, this movie is on every millennial’s must-watch list. Seeing the three friends struggle with issues in their lives, which you’ll totally relate to, will make you want to take a trip with your friends - to discover yourself and deepen your bond. Who knows, maybe you’ll find love along the way!


2. Queen


After she’s jilted at the altar, Rani from Rajouri decides to go on her honeymoon to Paris and Amsterdam alone.  From there starts a journey of self-discovery and self-confidence. The people she meets and the experiences she gains on the way shows her that she’s worth more than any value any man can put on her and there is more to life than being married or being someone’s wife.


3. Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani


I can bet on the fact that when you watched the movie, you would’ve for sure related to at least one of the four friends - Bunny, Naina, Avi or Aditi. Not only did the movie capture the nuances of friendship perfectly, from fighting to making up, it also captured the locations beautifully. In fact, their trip to Manali made us book out tickets too! The second half of the movie captured Udaipur equally well, making it a permanent addition to every destination weddings in India list.


4. Tamasha


Explore the long coastlines, stunning Gothic and Renaissance architecture of the beautiful Eastern European country, Croatia. If you’re an adventurer at heart like Ranbir and Deepika’s characters in this film, this movie is just the right pick for you.


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5. Anjaana Anjaani


Heartbreak can sometimes make you do weird things. From trying to kill yourself to a cross country road trip from New York to Las Vegas with the guy who just saved you, both of which Kiara and Akash, the protagonists of the film, do with each other. From the beautiful picturization to how the travel brings them closer, it’s worth a watch.   


6. Jab Harry Met Sejal


From apna desi pind (Punjab) to picturesque Europe, you get to experience the contrasting East to the West, with Harry and Sejal. From Amsterdam’s canal cruises to Vienna’s architectural wonders, from Prague’s cobblestoned streets to the thermal baths of Budapest, this movie would surely spark a desire to travel.


7. Dil Chahta Hai


The OG coming-of-age movie, Farhan Akhtar’s directorial debut perfectly captured the friendships and relationships in the life of every millennial. But what was special about the movie was that it made all of us want to take a trip with our friends, especially to Goa. In fact, it made Goa the go-to destination for every young adult planning a trip and chal Goa chale became an emotion!


8. Dil Dhadakne Do


If there was a modern family in Indian cinema, it was the Mehra family. Traveling on a cruise through Turkey, Spain, and Tunisia, the movie gave us vacation locations we didn’t know we needed. It didn’t hurt that the beautiful backdrops had beautiful people in the foreground.


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9. Highway


The story of the movie might have been a little disturbing but you cannot deny that you did not want Veera’s road trip to ever end. The movie starts in a posh locality of Delhi but as you move through the deserts of Rajasthan, the valleys of Himachal Pradesh and the cities in Punjab, you can’t help but fall in love with the characters and empathize with their struggles. Bonus point: the songs of the movie - soulful, beautiful and touching.


10. Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge


Raj and Simran went on a Euro trip and fell in love and suddenly the whole thing became #goals for all of us. From the fields of Punjab to the snow- covered mountain ranges of Switzerland, every frame of the movie is a traveler’s dream. We even held out (or still hold out) on the hope that we will find love on one of these trips.


11. Jab We Met


Then couple Kareena and Shahid’s last movie together before their break up, Jab We Met was all about finding love in unexpected places. Surprisingly, the unexpected places, in this case, happened to be the lesser-known cities and towns the couple traveled through in the movie like Ratlam, Kota, Bhatinda, and Shimla. The movie was pure love.


12. Simran


Simran’s journey meanders taking the viewer from her hometown Atlanta in the United States, to Las Vegas where she becomes a gambling queen. P.S. Kangana Ranaut’s happy place by the river would leave you reeling and wishing you were in her shoes. Trust us, after watching this movie, you won’t be able to help but book the next flight out.


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Hollywood’s Best Travel Movies


Here are some top picks of adventure travel movies from hollywood. Check them out. You wil surely love it!


1. Hell or High Water


In this movie, as the two frustrated brothers embark on a journey to save their livelihood, they travel through small towns, breathtaking desert landscapes of the American West which are a definite treat to the eyes. From canyons to mountains, from stargazing to splendid sunsets, you don’t want to miss this movie.


2. Arrival


Set in the landscape of  Bozeman, Montana, this movie explores the intimacy and complexity of human relationships on Earth and beyond. The serenity of this town and the wildlife of the Bridger mountains would surely tickle the travel bone in you.


3. Lion


This Oscar contender showcases the expansive city of Kolkata from the eyes of the story’s protagonist. It magnificently captures the beauty amidst the slums and traffic jams, from Pareshnath Jain temple to the city’s colourful larger-than-life Diwali celebrations. This film will leave you inspired to travel to the East and make some amazing memories in the city of joy that is Kolkata.


4. La La Land


This film is not just a love story but a truly marvelous travel experience around the glitz and glamour of Los Angeles. From the LightHouse Cafe to the Hollywood Center Studios, this movie musically shows you how there is something for everyone in L.A.


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5. Paris Can Wait


This romantic travel tale from South of France all the way to Paris takes you through a delightful journey of a married lady and her husband’s business associate through France. Each town is alluring in its own way and offers unique gastronomical experiences, as their unconventional love story unravels. Listen to the bells ringing, the city of love is calling out to you!


6. Into The Wild


What do you do when you’re a top student and a star athlete destined for greatness but you’re tired of the routine? You do what Christopher did and give up everything to hitchhike to Alaska and live in the wilderness and find peace. The movie captures Christopher’s struggle and the breathtaking landscapes of Alaska equally well. This is a must-watch!


7. Under The Tuscan Sun


Always fancied traveling to Italy? Well, Italy is more than Rome, Venice, and Milan. The real magic of the country can be found in rural areas where the locals live and thrive. This romantic comedy has Frances travel to rural Tuscany after she suffers a personal tragedy and finds new meaning to her life.


8. Julie and Julia


You’ll be wondering why this movie is on a list of best travel movies and not a list of food movies. This is simply because you must travel to where the food originates from to actually experience it in all its glory and simplicity. This movie will make you want to travel to Paris and try out the decadent French cuisine as well as eat the fast food that’s available in every corner of New York.


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9. Vicky Cristina Barcelona


A beautiful cast, a complicated love triangle, and gorgeous locations - this movie had all the ingredients of a super hit. After you’re done watching the movie and finished your fourth glass of wine, you’ll go to sleep wishing you had relatives in Barcelona who you could visit and interact with Spaniards who are so in touch with their emotions. Under The Tuscan Sun is a romantic story that takes place in rural Tuscany. This movie will get you packing for Italy sooner than you think.


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