I think adventure travel movies are those that inspire us to travel. There are many movies that show road trips, adventures yet they fail to inspire a person to travel. Some people love to watch documentary travel movies but I think every one of us wants to watch some comedy travel movies. Inspirational travel movies can belong to any genre whether it’s fantasy, comedy or drama. But they must be able to drive the passions out of an individual and take them to a place where life needs no recognition. Therefore I have prepared a list of 15 best adventure travel movies that will ignite the passion within you and motivate you to be a traveler.
List of 15 Best Adventure Travel Movies
Up (2009, Adventure) 8.3/10 IMDB
One of the best travel movies that make me cry. Certainly ‘Up’ is the one animated movie that shows the importance of voyaging and adventure in life. A man who promises his wife to never let his passion for traveling die joins with a kid to go on an adventure. This movie will inspire you to travel and explore the beautiful nature around the world.
Into the Wild (2007, Adventure) 8.2/10 IMDB
This movie tells the adventurous story of a student who leaves everything and decides to live in the wilderness of Alaska. Inspired by the true event, this movie seems to be an inspiring travel movie for those who have a passion for natural freedom. See and explore the incredible landscapes of Alaska through the great adventurous scenes of this movie.
Mr. Bean’s Holiday (2007, Adventure) 6.3/10 IMDB
A comedy movie that explores the emotions of a voyager. Mr. Bean wins a local lottery that is a holiday trip in Cannes. He decides to travel to Paris and enjoy his vacation there. You will see a typical Rowan Atkinson comedy in this movie. I think it is a great travel movie that will make you laugh and inspire you to travel to Cannes.
Forrest Gump (1994, Comedy) 8.8/10 IMDB
It is said the travel inward is the longest way to travel than other journeys. This movie is a kind of travel and drama movie that impels your emotions to travel inward. Once you travel inward with this movie, you will be like Forrest Gump and every moment of your life will become an adventure. Not a travel genre movie but will inspire you to travel for your friends, family, and love.
Big Fish (2003, Comedy) 8/10 IMDB
A great drama movie with plenty of funny moments in it. This movie is about a man who has a passion to tell stories of his days of spring. Edward Bloom, the explorer, and traveler tell the exciting tales of his young days to his son. Knowing about the adventurous life of his father, his son now starts making a true picture of his father from flashbacks of his amazing adventures.
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty( 2013, adventure) 7.3/10 IMDB
A great fantasy adventure movie that is full of fun and emotions. Walter Mitty who works at Life magazine is an introvert. When his job at Life magazine is threatened due to a lost photo, he opens up his adventurous mind and travels to find the photographer who could be anywhere in the world.
Out of Africa (1985, Romance) 7.2/10 IMDB
This movie does not belong to the travel genre yet it takes you to an unbelievable journey of Africa. Out of Africa takes to you in a different time yet it very well represents beautiful Africa. A married Baroness is in love with a hunter and goes through different stages of life. Their chemistry is unbelievable. You will fall in love with African culture as the lady does here, once you watch this film.
The Beach (2000, Drama) 6.6/10 IMDB
This movie tells the story of Richard who wants to visit Asia with his friends. He is informed about a heavenly place by a mad Scotsman. Soon Richard travels to Thailand. After an adventurous journey, he and his friends find a beautiful beach. This movie is one of the best adventure travel movies you will ever see. It will inspire you to travel around Asia especially Thailand and explore its natural beauties.
In Bruges (2008, Comedy) 8/10 IMDB
This movie is a comedy genre movie that tells us the story of two hitmen who get stuck in Burghes. This comedy movie will no doubt make you laugh when you will the unbelieving chemistry between these two men. But the twist in the story comes when their boss asks one to kill another. Just enjoy the beautiful places of Belgium through this movie and have some fun.
Wild Hogs (2007, Comedy) 5.9/10 IMDB
I personally love this movie and think it’s one of the craziest adventure travel movies out there. You will see the complete wilderness of four middle-aged friends who decide to go on a freewheeling motorcycle trip. I always have a passion to watch comedy travel movies and I enjoyed this one with my friends. After watching this movie, we friends also went on a 120 km trip on our bikes to the nearest city.
Seven Years in Tibet (1997, Drama) 7/10 IMDB
There are many movies about traveling the world, yet some are very special. This movie is one of them. It is a historical drama movie that presents the rich Tibetan culture in a very different way. This movie is inspired by true events where a young boy from a different land meets a stranger from a different land. He buries the story of that stranger inside but now you will see the truth only after watching ‘Seven Years In Tibet’.
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981, adventure) 8.5/10 IMDB
Here comes a Steven Spielberg adventure and fantasy movie. This movie starts with an explorer Indiana Jones who travels the world to find the legendary Ark that is believed to have magical powers. Before the Nazis could find it and use its powers, Indiana has to get it. The interesting thing about this movie is that it inspires me to go on adventures. See this great movie and be a part of Indiana’s mission.
Due Date (2010, Travel) 6.6/10 IMDB
A road-trip movie where you will see a High-strung father-to-be Peter Highman is forced to hitch a ride for his baby’s birth. It is a comedy movie yet you will see beautiful landscapes and natural beauty throughout the movie. With Robert Downey Jr and Hangover star Zach Galifianakis, Due Date will no doubt inspire you to travel.
The Bucket List (2007, Comedy) 7.4/10 IMDB
The Bucket List is one of the best movies about traveling the world. The story of this movie begins with two terminally ill cancer patients who do not like to stay anymore in hospital. They decide to break out of the hospital and live their last days freely. This is one of the great adventure travel movies that show climbing, diving and jumping like many adventurous activities. Your passions will come out when you will see two old men traveling and having a lot of fun.
Little Miss Sunshine (2006, Travel) 7.8/10 IMDB
Little Miss Sunshine is a family adventure movie that is about A family traversed the nation when their little girl needs to take an interest in a wonderful event. Things take a turn when they set out on their voyage. One of the best comedy travel movies to watch.
There are many adventure travel movies but some of them appeal to a mass audience. They drive our passion to go on a road trip or an adventure. I hope I have collected the best movies about traveling the world. Some of these movies are my personal favorite and inspire me to travel. If you have any suggestions, please let us know below in the comment box.