5 of the Best Travel Films of All Time That Hold up to This Day

It’s no secret that movies have the power to take us on an adventure through scenic locations. These five iconic travel films never fail to inspire the wanderer in its viewers with their beautiful scenery and entertaining storylines.

Roman Holiday (1953)

For those who love black-and-white classic flicks, this movie is an excellent choice. It showcases the talents of Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck. This comedic love story centers around a princess on a visit to Rome, trying to shed her royal responsibilities, and an American journalist pretending to be her guide on an amazing tour of Rome.

Roman Holiday (1953)
5 of the Best Travel Films of All Time That Hold up to This Day

Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

Stephen Spielberg and George Lucas collaborated on creating this timeless film that ended up entertaining many generations for decades to come. We watch Indiana Jones, portrayed flawlessly by Harrison Ford, as he seeks to find the legendary Ark of the Covenant. The filming took place in France and Tunisia making this an inspiring travel film.

Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
5 of the Best Travel Films of All Time That Hold up to This Day

Up (2009) – One of the Most Family-Friendly Travel Films

Although animated, Up is much more than a children’s film. Its heart-wrenching story reaches children and adults alike. As Carl’s house is turned into a dirigible, the old man and his young friend Russel travel to South America to find the fantastical Paradise Falls that Carl and his late wife always dreamed of visiting.

Up (2009)
5 of the Best Travel Films of All Time That Hold up to This Day

Midnight in Paris (2011)

A young screenwriter and novelist, Gil Pender, and his fiance make a trip to the beautiful Paris. Gil is captivated by the Parisian creatives’ past and spends his time visiting their favorite spots of old. One night, he gets swept away to the 1920s for an evening of revelry. Starring Owen Wilson, this film shows the splendors of Paris in an enchanting manner.

Midnight in Paris (2011)
5 of the Best Travel Films of All Time That Hold up to This Day

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013)

Showcasing stunning locations, this is one of the travel films that awakens the wanderlust in its viewers! Played by Ben Stiller, Walter Mitty is a Life Magazine employee who embarks on a long and difficult journey that takes him from Manhattan through Greenland, Iceland, and the Himalayas. His goal is to find a lost photo slide from Sean O’Connell, a well-known photojournalist.

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013)
5 of the Best Travel Films of All Time That Hold up to This Day