Movies About Travel (or at Least Travel to New Zealand)
Travelling isn’t just something that happens in movies. If you are waiting for a sign, this could be it! The characters in movies can go on adventures all over the world, so why can’t you? Check out these movies about travel to get you inspired!
There are not many things in movies that we can replicate in real life, but thankfully, travelling is one of them. In fact, New Zealand is one of the easiest countries for travel, so by following the information on our website, you’ll find that it’s a breeze!
Need an extra push? Check out: 22 Inspirational Travel Quotes.
1. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
Ben Stiller’s character, Walter Mitty, escapes real life by daydreaming an alternative life where he is the hero and travelling the world. Except travelling doesn’t have to be in your imagination.
2. The Motorcycle Diaries
You too could write memoirs of your journey and self-discovery like Ernesto Guevara in The Motorcycle Diaries! The movie is a coming-of-age movie as Ernesto travels through South America.
3. L’auberge Espagnole
In this movie translated as “The Spanish Apartment” experience what it is really like to live in a multicultural house. It’s something similar to what you might experience when renting a flat in New Zealand.
4. The Darjeeling Limited
So there aren’t many trains in New Zealand but The Darjeeling Limited reminds you of the joys of taking the peasant wagon.
5. Lost in Translation
Bill Murray and Scarlet Johansson show us what it’s like to have fleeting friendships and relationships abroad.
6. Into the Wild
New Zealand is famous for its wilderness experiences. Get inspired by the great outdoors with Into The Wild.
7. Seven Years in Tibet
Is being trapped in a prisoner of war camp classed as travelling? We’ll take the lessons about immersing in another culture as inspiration to travel.
8. Encounters at the End of the World
Watch this documentary film about the places and people of Antarctica. New Zealand is likely as close to Antarctica as you’re likely to get!
9. The Lord of the Rings
Those landscapes aren’t just a thing of fantasy. Travel to New Zealand and you’ll feel like you’ve stepped into Middle-earth. Find all the locations in 23 Lord of the Rings Locations You Can’t Miss in New Zealand.
10. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
Backpacking through space will one day be possible! Just don’t forget to bring a towel.
11. Eat Pray Love
The cure for heartbreak? Travelling and stuffing your face.
12. The Way
Pilgrimage/backpacking: the same thing right? The Way shows us that you’re never too old to travel.
13. One Week
When Ben Tyler is diagnosed with cancer he needs immediate treatment. Instead, he travels across Canada and lives life to the fullest.
Adventure is out there and Up is a great reminder of that!