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Movies That Inspire Us to Travel

Movies That Inspire Us to Travel

Of all the sayings about life in Nepali, one of them has fascinated me very much. And if I translate it into English, it will sound something like this “Life is made of different colors.” To me, these colors are the aspects of life. Aspects are high and low, successful and unsuccessful, sadness and happiness, motivating and degrading, encouraging and discouraging, examples and experiences. Some aspects impress the writers so much that they turn them into stories and novels. Some aspects are the things of the past, some remain as silence as lamb, some have become untold stories, and some are made into films. The aspects of life can be compared to the stories of movies, which are wide, deep, and high, differing from one another in terms of subject – matters and time variations. What you and I know about travel-based movies might be unknown to others. The following movies are the ones, which will take all of us to the different parts of the world as we watch them from our seats and beds. So, travelling by watching movies, is rewarding. But before we start watching, first let’s see the glimpses of the movies that inspire us to travel.


The Gods Must Be Crazy - Movies That Inspire Us to Travel

No continent is as rich as Africa when it comes to wild life safari. Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, and Namibia are the hot spots of Africa. Its Kalahari Desert, which lies between Botswana and Namibia, was the filming location for The Gods must be Crazy. This movie broke all the box office records in Japan, including the box office records of the US.


Seven Years in Tibet - Travel Movies

Seven Years in Tibet is a movie based on a true story. Brad Pitt plays a famous arrogant Austrian mountain climber. He heads off for mountain expedition, unfortunately he become the prisoner of war. He also enters into Tibet, the Forbidden City, where he waits out the war, but his friendship with Dalai Lama transforms him into a humble person. He becomes the victim of the crisis that looms over China- Tibet relationship.


Easy Rider

Easy Rider is a 1969 road movie, which portrays 2 counterculture bikers, who are searching New America. In their search, they travel from Los Angeles to New Orleans. In addition to searching, the movie also covers other aspects, such as societal landscapes, hippie movement, and drug use.


The Wildest Dream Conquest of Everest

The Wildest Dream: Conquest of Everest is about a famous American mountaineer, Conrad Anker and his discovery of George Mallory in Mount Everest’s “death zone”. Inspired by Mallory’s story, Conrad is eager to tell his story, and this eagerness even exceeds his desire to summit.


Mystery of the Nile

Mystery of the Nile is all about the navigation from the source of the Blue Nile to sea. The renowned kayaker, Gordon Brown overcomes the rapids of the Nile in this movie. In the four months journey, he faces extreme challenges, such as crocodile attack, armed bandits, and arrest. The movie also shows the Tissisat Falls, the wonders of Egypt, the forgotten black pyramid of Meroe, and 12 century churches, carved into rock.


Chasing Ice

Chasing Ice is the story of a man, who has a mission to change the history by gathering undeniable evidence of our planet earth. For this, he travels across the Arctic with a young team of adventurers as he deploys time-lapse cameras designed for one purpose, to capture a multi-year record of the world’s changing glaciers.


Step into Liquid

Step into Liquid is about the daring wave riders from California and Hawaii to Texas and Michigan. Awesome photography captures the thrills.


Into the Wild Inspiring Movie

Into the Wild is the true story of Christopher McCandless, who wants to live in the Alaskan wild, and to get there, he must survive all of the places that he travels. He is a wanderer and adventurer, completely free from responsibilities and societies.



Wild is a 2014 biographical drama film about Cheryl Strayed, who hikes in the Pacific Crest Trail on her own “to heal herself following her divorce, the death of her mother, and years of reckless, destructive behavior”.