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6 Travel Movies to Binge-Watch Right Now!

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The best travel movies to binge-watch right now!

Are you stuck at home but itching to plan your next trip? Check out these travel movies to binge-watch that will have you dreaming of your future journeys!

Here are six travel movies to binge-watch that will inspire you to plan your next adventure:

1. The Darjeeling Limited (2007)

Directed by Wes Anderson, this movie follows three estranged brothers (played by Owen Wilson, Adrien Brody and Jason Schwartzman) as they embark on a journey through India that doesn’t go according to plan. When they aren’t arguing with each other while on the whimsical train, the brothers are exploring India’s busy markets, temples and backwoods. In true Wes Anderson fashion, the story is set against pastel aesthetics and an amazing soundtrack.  

2. Under the Tuscan Sun (2003)

After the sudden end of her marriage, Frances Mayes (Diane Lane) travels through Italy with a group of strangers before deciding to settle down and buy a villa in rural Tuscany. The movie shows the healing power of seeing the world and getting outside your comfort zone.

3. The Motorcycle Diaries (2004)

This biopic is based on the memoir of Ernesto Guevara, more commonly known as Che Guevara. Watch 23-year-old Guevara travel with his friend on motorcycles through Argentina, Chile, Colombia and Venezuela while gaining a lifechanging perspective on local social issues in South America.  

4. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013)

Life magazine employee Walter Mitty (played by Ben Stiller) spends most of his time at work daydreaming of adventure. When the magazine’s new owners offer him the opportunity to have a real-life journey to find the perfect photo, Walter jumps at the chance to explore stunning destinations like Iceland and Greenland.

5. James Bond: Quantum of Solace (2008)

Like most of the James Bond series, this film shows the well-known fictional spy “007” traveling to many destinations throughout the world. Quantum of Solace features action-packed scenes in England, Italy, Austria, Chile, Russia and more.

6. Lost in Translation (2003)

Directed by Sofia Coppola, Lost in Translation shows us the powerful bonds that can be formed through traveling. An aging actor (played by Bill Murray) befriends a recent college graduate (played by Scarlett Johansson) in a Tokyo hotel. The two develop a meaningful friendship while working up the courage to explore Tokyo together.

Have a binge-worthy suggestion? Tell us your personal favorite movie that inspires travel in the comments below.

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