289 Movies That Make You Want To Travel: Part II
Well, we're destination wedding photographer and videographer.
We traveled 62,498km in 2016 and 126,543km in 2017. It's no surprise that we love traveling.
Duh! We know we have said that like thousand times all over on our website like a broken record and you're getting sick of it but sorry, not sorry.
We also love cinema. So when these two things collide, a whole new universe is exploding.
It was a Sunday evening in early February 2018 when our three month old baby girl Alexia was sleeping and Tara and I were looking for a light-hearted movie about travel to ease our unquenchable thirst for travel and adventure.
The struggle is real. Postpartum Travel: How Soon Is Too Soon?
We simply have watched way too many movies, so Tu had to do some more intensive searching for quite a while and after that we came up with the idea of writing an extensive blog post listing "some" (if 289 is qualified as some) movies that may spark others' wanderlust and spare them the time of digging the good old Google?
Many of these films below are not road movies, while many other films are not straight up movies about traveling and road trip. Some of them are great and classic, some don't have necessarily a solid story with cliche plot and characters are boring but it's not the point since this isn't a best-of list. The real star in common here is stunning setting of landscapes, natures and sceneries, cities and cultures, cuisines that make we fall in love with traveling all over again!
P/S: TV Series and documentaries are not included yet.
The Postman / 1994 / Italy
A Little Romance / 1979 / France, Italy
Wings of Desire / 1987 / Berlin
A Room With A View / 1985 / Florence
Dirty Roten Scoundrels / 1988 / French Riviera
El Cid / 1961 / Spain
Julia & Julia / 2009 / France
Ronin / 1988 / South of France
French Kiss / 1995 / Cannes
Italian for Beginners / 2000 / Venice
La Dolce Vita / 1960 / Rome
The Godfather Trilogy / Italy
Shadows in the Sun / 2005 / Tuscany
North Face / 2008 / Swiss Alps
A must see film for mountaineers & adventurers. We have watched a lots of climbing movies and this hands down is the best mountaineering films we have ever seen. The 3967-metre Eiger mountain in the Swiss Alps is the most notorious mountain in the history of extreme alpinism. Its North Face, the Eigerwand, is the largest of the great Alpine north faces which are snowier, icier and colder - like the K2 is one of the most difficult mountains for climbers nowadays, it was the Eiger in the 20s and 30s.
Watching this film is exhausting, harrowing, amazing, terrifying and makes other films about climbing the Everest look like a shallow travel commercial!
Tea With Mussolini / 1999 / Italy
Much Ado About Nothing / 1993 / Tuscany
Certified Copy / 2010 / Tuscany
Brother Sun, Sister Moon / 1972 / San Gimignano (Italy)
The Merchant of Venice / 2004 / Venice
If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium / 1969 / Europe
Mediterraneo / 1991 / Greece
Alexis Zorbas / 1964 / Crete
Roseanne's Grave / 1997 / Italy
Downhill Racer / 1969 / Swiss Alps
Point Break / 2015 / Switzerland, France, Italy, Austria, Venezuela, USA, Tahiti, Mexico
Tamasha / 2015 / Corsica
Eurotrip / 2004 / Europe
Journey of Hope / 1990 / Turkey
Braveheart / 1995 / England
Montenegro / 1981 / Montenegro
The Boat Is Full / 1981 / Switzerland
Girl On The Bridge / 1999 / Paris, Italy, Monaco, Istanbul
Breatheless / 1960 / Paris
Local Hero / 1983 / Scotland
Once / 2007 / Ireland
Frau Ella / 2013 / Berlin, France
As It Is In Heaven / 2004 / Sweden
The Belly Of An Architect / 1987 / Rome
The Best Intentions / 1992 / Sweden
Letters From Fontainhas: Trilogy / Fontainhas (Portugal)
Anna Karenina / 1947 / St. Petersburg (Russia)
The Captivating Star Of Happiness / 1975 / St. Petersburg (Russia)
Sami Blood / 2016 / Sweden
Tras-Os-Montes / 1976 / Portugal
Road North / 2012 / Finland
The Man Without a Past / 2002 / Finland
Alles is liefde / 2007 / Amsterdam
The Worthless / 1982 / Finland
Traffic / 1971 / Amsterdam
The Girl With a Pearl Earring / 2003 / Netherlands
Layer Cake / 2004 / UK, Amsterdam
Goodbye, Lenin! / 2003 / Berlin
Wir Kinder From Bahnhof Zoo / 1981 / Berlin
An American In Paris / 1951 / Paris
Big Night / 1996 / Italy
Heidi / 2015 / Swiss Alps, Frankfurt
Marie Antoinette / 2006 / Paris
My Life In Ruins / 2009 / Greece
Paris Can Wait / 2016 / South of France
My Fair Lady / 1964 / London
Women in Gold / 2015 / Vienna
Basilicata Coast To Coast / 2010 / Italy
Amadeus / 1984 / Vienna
Pandora And The Flying Dutchman / 1951 / Costa Brava (Spain)
Girl On A Bicycle / 2013 / France, Germany
National Lampoon's Europe Vacation / 1985 / UK, Italy, France
Museum Hours / 2012 / Vienna
Sissi / 1955 / Vienna
Open Your Eyes / 1997 / Spain
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