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Best is a subjective term. So, last week when I posted "10 Best Travel Movies" you may have thought that I was out of my mind for leaving out (or including) certain movies. That's the great thing about movies, there's something for everyone.
And even after posting it, I thought of a couple that I should have included at least in honorable mentions.
So, here are a few more to add to your lineup!
1. In Bruges: 2008
This is a hit-man, dark comedy movie set in Bruges, Belgium. In it, the boss professes that "it's like a fairytale". Which it does seem to be, if you don't count the hit-men roaming about. It's an entertaining movie, that makes you want to visit some of those less traveled locations that still have an old world charm to them.
2. The Motorcycle Diaries:2004
This movie is based on a memoir of Che Guevara when he as a 23 year old medical student on his journey across South America. It's a story about how travel can transform you...and no, that doesn't' always lead to becoming a revolutionary, if only! But, it's a great journey and story about travel and life.
3. Romancing the Stone: 1984
This is a bit of a cooky romantic comedy from the 80's. It's about a romance novelist who writes about amazing adventures and love, but hasn't ever experience it herself. That is until her sister finds herself needing help in South America and she runs into Michael Douglas' character that that all changes. It has some cheezy moments, but it's a fun movie to watch.
4. Sideways: 2004
So, this movie is hilarious, and you should see it if you haven't. It's about two former college roommates who are going on a bachelor party road trip...and they each have vastly different ideas about how this trip is going to go. They travel through California wine country and generally find awkward trouble everywhere they go. It's also good for picking up on wine terminology and pretending to be a wine aficionado in your kitchen, which is what Pat and I do.
5. The Talented Mr. Ripley: 1999
This all-star cast film set in 1950's Italy is not only great for making you wish you were in Italy this very second, but it's also a really good movie. Matt Damon's character is complicated and this film surprised me in a lot of ways.
6. Lost in Translation: 2003
This is a great move starring Scarlett Johansson, and the always good Bill Murray. They both find themselves traveling alone in Japan and make unlikely friends. It hits on a lot of the difficult parts of traveling alone in a foreign place. There's a scene where Scarlett Johansson is in a grocery store and can't tell what any of the food is and pulls open a container to smell it first...that's the sort of thing that catches you off guard and makes traveling both scary and exciting.
Well, with that, you should have plenty of movies to get you through Thanksgiving food comas. Feel free to add some in the comments if I've still managed to miss your favorite travel movie.
Have a great week, and happy travels!
Hi there! I'm Skeeter. I grew up moving a lot and that makes me a bit restless for travel and exploration. I started this blog with my husband Pat when we decided to backpack New Zealand for a year. We are always looking for the next adventure and are loving life. We're just your average couple with two sassy dogs and a love for travel. We're sharing our travels and the tips we pick up along the way.
Hello! I'm Liz. Blogging is very new to me, but I'm so excited to finally write as much as I talk!
"Don't forget to travel happy"-Skeeter & Liz