Hello my dear readers. I propose you 100 travel movies that will make you get off your lazy ass and go places through the world. There are comedies, dramas, historical and adventure movies, a lit bit of everything, I watched almost all theses movies, it’s my choice, feelings often depend on people. Sometimes you will be agree with me, sometimes no, the most important is to offer you ideas of movies when you would like to change scenery. It’s not a top, movies are classified by name.

If you have others ideas of films, Comment!
Enjoy and long live cinema!

20,000 Leagues under the Sea

A ship sent to investigate a wave of mysterious sinkings encounters the Nautilus, an advanced submarine commanded by Captain Nemo.Walt Disney has produced the film directed by Richard Fleischer, and stars the talented Kirk Douglas. The film is adapted from Jules Verne’s 19th-century novel Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea. It is considered an early precursor of the steampunk genre. It is a retrofuturistic subgenre of science fiction or science fantasy that incorporates technology and aesthetic designs inspired by 19th-century industrial steam-powered machinery. 

Ah ah! Don’t be worried, I will not show you only films from before Jesus Christ. This is one is a classic, I watched many times when I was young, its make me want to travel the globe, Jules Vernes is a genius. 

ALIVE

Alive is an American biographical survival drama film based on Piers Paul Read’s book Alive: The Story of the Andes Survivors about the Air Force Flight 571 crash into the Andes mountains in 1972.

This movie is a the definition of hope, the desire to live and persistence. Each backpacker has already imagined endured about a plane crash. How survive ? How find help ? That’s why this movie is so absorbing and… It’s a true story. It’s an old movie but it’s still good. Don’t finish the trailer, you will see all the movie!

AMELIE

Amélie is an innocent and naive girl in Paris with her own sense of justice. She decides to help those around her and, along the way, discovers love. It is a romantic comedy written with Audrey Tautou in the title role. The film is an original and sometimes idealized representation of contemporary life in Paris in the Montmartre district. It is one of the biggest commercial successes in the world for a French film. The film receives numerous awards and nominations, including the best film and the best director.

Fabulous. Maybe that helping others is the key to find happiness.

APOCALYPTO

Around the year 1502, Yucatán, in Mexico, Apocalypto portrays of a young man named Jaguar Paw, a late Mesoamerican hunter and his fellow men who are captured by an other tribe after the devastation of their village.

Despite the criticisms of historians (stereoptypes of Mayan society, demonization of indigenous culture, violent description of this society …), I really like this film because, visually, it’s beautiful, the landscapes, the Amazon, the temples, the costumes… I like the atmosphere too (music, language…) and I have been embedded by the story. 

AUSTRALIA

Australia is a 2008 epic romantic historical drama film starring Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman. The film is a character story, set between 1939 and 1942 against a dramatised backdrop of events across northern Australia at the time, such as the bombing of Darwin during World War II.

What a pleasure to watch this movie 7 years after my roadtrip in Australia. I miss the bush ahah! The story is very interessing, by landscapes, aborigines, costums, we are directly impregnated by the atsmophere of Australia desert. The child actor is great! He is playing very well.

PLEASE SEND ME BACK IN THIS FABULOUS COUNTRY! 

BABEL

Babel is a 2006 psychological drama film directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu. The multi-narrative drama completes Arriaga’s and Iñárritu’s Death Trilogy, following Amores perros and 21 Grams.The film portrays multiple stories taking place in Morocco, USA, Mexico and the Japan.

I will be honest with you, I didn’t watch this movie despite I love Brad Pitt (Who doesn’t like Brad Pitt?). González Iñárritu won the Best Director Award during the 2006 Cannes Film Festival. Babel won the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Drama, and received seven Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Supporting Actress for both Adriana Barraza and Rinko Kikuchi, winning for Best Original Score.

BEFORE SUNRISE

The American-Austrian romantic drama follows Jesse (Ethan Hawke), a young American man, and Céline (Julie Delpy), a young French woman, who meet on a train and disembark in Vienna, where they spend the night walking around the city and getting to know and falling in love with each other.

Romanticism in its purest form. nothing is more romanticism than this movie. I felt the same thing when I met a magnificent woman at the Huacachina oasis in Peru. Maybe Walt Disney, love at first sight really exists… To those who liked the film, there are a second and a third: Before Sunset and Before Midnight. 

BLOOD DIAMOND

The title refers to blood diamonds, which are diamonds mined in war zones and sold to finance conflicts, and thereby profit warlords and diamond companies across the world. The film is during the Sierra Leone Civil War in 1991–2002 and it depicts a country torn apart by the struggle between government loyalists and insurgent forces.

Masterpiece. This film made us understand that between a beautiful diamond, there are a lot of pain and broken life. I hope my futur wife won’t like diamonds (for Africa and for my wallet). Di Caprio and Djimon Hounsou are incredible. The final scene between Di Caprio and Jennifer Connelly  ?.

BRAVEHEART

Braveheart is a fictionnally based on the life of William Wallace, a late-13th-century Scottish warrior, leading the Scots in the First War of Scottish Independence against King Edward I of England.

Again a Masterpiece. This film is a source of some desires to me: fall in love, fight against the injustices and walk across the incredible mountains of Scotland carrying a sword and dressing a kilt.

CAST AWAY

Cast Away is an American survival drama film with Tom Hanks. The film depicts a FedEx employee stranded on an uninhabited island after his plane crash in the South Pacific.

Who hasn’t thought of it at least once in his life? Survive like Robinson Crusoe on a desert island, alone with your imaginary friend, Friday! Build your home with yours hands and hunt the boar. Can you succeed ? I think I can stay alive maybe two or three weeks…, well, after reflexion, with my misfortune, I will be dead directly in the plane crash.

CITY OF GOD

It is a 2002 Brazilian crime film. The story was adapted by Bráulio Mantovani from the novel of the same name written by Paulo Lins. The plot, based on real events depicts the growth of organized crime between the end of the 1960s and the beginning of the 1980s in the Cidade de Deus suburb of Rio de Janeiro. The movie’s tagline: “If you run, the beast catches you; if you stay, the beast eats you.”

It’s not for nothing if Citade de Deus (original title) is 22nd in the The Best Movies Ever From the website IMDB. This film teaches us more about the daily life of the Brazilian favelas. The pace is intensive, I didn’t even see the time pass during the 2 hours, the characters are all charismatic. I love this movie.

CITY OF JOY

City of Joy is a 1992 French-British drama film, It is based upon the novel of the same name by Dominique Lapierre, which looks at poverty in then-modern India, specifically life in the slums.

Today, I am seller for a big french company. But the morning when I wake up and the night before sleeping, I feel that my work, my time is not used to help others, is not used to make happy people. This movie makes me want to do humanitarian work at least once in my life, to see the happyness in the eyes of people. I have never been traveled in India. It looks so poor and so different, I think that it’s a big slap. To those who have been to India, comment, tell me how you felt in this incredible country.

CROCODILE DUNDEE

Sue Charlton, a New York journalist travels to the Australian bush in the Northern Territory for a report. There she meets Michael J. “Crocodile” Dundee, a crocodile hunter. She then brings this atypical character back to New York, where he will encounter some difficulties in adapting to modern urban life.

This action comedy film is become a wordwide phenonenon, ask your parents, everybody know Crocodile Dundee. It’s a good way to discover the Australien outback. Watch the movie with the original version because a lot of jokes refer to the differences between the australian accent and the american accent.

DANCES WITH WOLVES

The film is a American epic Western film starring, directed and produced by Kevin Costner. It is a film adaptation of the 1988 book of the same name by Michael Blake. The Union Army lieutenant John J. Dunbar (Costner) travels to the American frontier to find a military post and meets trib of Lakota.

The film is during 4 hours, I advice you to watch it in twice times, if not, it can be long. I love this movie. the costumes of actors, the landscapes, the horses, the wolves are so beautiful. Now, I know more about the daily life of the Sioux. Their culture is so interessing.

DANS LES FORÊTS DE SIBÉRIE

At the shores of the frozen Lake Baikal, before the vastness of the Siberian Taiga, a Parisian executive fleeing from the city, will find everything he has ever dreamed of: to profoundly experience the silence, the solitude and the space. The film is inspired of the personal story from Sylvain Tesson, a great french adventurer.

The landscapes and the poetry of this film are a wonder, a bresh of fresh air. I advise you to read the book too.

DIARIOS DE MOTOCICLETA

In english, The Motorcycle Diaries is a biopic about the journey and written memoir of the 23-year-old Ernesto Guevara, who would several years later become internationally known as Che Guevara. The film recounts the 1952 expedition, initially by motorcycle, across South America by Guevara and his friend Alberto Granado. As well as being a road movie, the film is a coming-of-age film; as the adventure, initially centered on youthful hedonism, unfolds, Guevara discovers himself transformed by his observations on the life of the impoverished indigenous peasantry.

I watched this movie six months after my roadtrip in South America, I passed a pleasant time lulled by the nostalgia of my travel.

EASY RIDER

Easy Rider is an American road drama film producted in 1969. Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper played two bikers who travel through the American Southwest and South. The film explores the societal landscape, issues, and tensions during the 1960s in USA, such as the rise of the hippie movement, drug use, and communal lifestyle.

EAT PRAY LOVE

This film retraces the experience of the novelist Elizabeth Gilbert who, at the age of thirty-two, left her husband and house. After her divorce, she spent four months in Italy to eat, four months in India to pray to find her spirituality and ended the year in Bali, Indonesia, in search of love. During the trip, she wrote her stories which will be titled Eat, pray, love.

I didn’ finish the film… no rhythm… Maybe some people will like it. 

EUROTRIP

Dumped by his girlfriend, a high school grad decides to embark on an overseas adventure in Europe with his friends to London, Paris, Amsterdam, Bratislava, Berlin, and Rome, encountering awkward, humorous, and embarrassing situations along the way.

I laughed a lot in front of this film. It reminds me of an interrail (road trip by train in Europe) with my friends that I did when I was 22 years old: Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey, Serbia, Montenegro and Hungary. It was amazing !

EVEREST

The story of New Zealand’s Robert “Rob” Edwin Hall, who on May 10, 1996, together with Scott Fischer, teamed up on a joint expedition to ascend Mount Everest. Two expeditions to Everest faced one of the most severe snowstorms in history when they descended from the summit. Struggling against the extreme severity of the elements, the courage of climbers is put to the test by obstacles that are more and more difficult to overcome as their lifelong dream turns into a bitter fight for their salvation.

Striking film. I watched it in the movie theater with the 3D technology, Beautiful landscapes, the mountains of Nepal are wonderful. 

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