Travel movies to inspire

best travel movies

In the week of Berlinale the Amstel House listed 10 beautiful movies to inspire you on your next trip.


Travelling is an act of freedom. By crossing unfamiliar ways we get to know other cultures, new people and ourselves. We overcome our limits, we expand our horizons, we open our minds. So happens also with movies. In the week of Berlinale we merge this two delights. The Amstel House listed 10 beautiful travel movies to inspire you in your next move.

1- Into the wild
Based on a true stories! It narrates the adventures of a young men who decides to get rid of everything and travel. He records all his experiences in a journal. When reaching Alaska things start getting complicated.

Director: Sean Penn
Stars: Emilie Hirsh, Vince Vaughn, Catherine Keener
Watch the trailer here.

2- The Motorcycle Diaries
Story if a young Che Guevara. In the year of 1952 he travels around South America. While getting in contact with the impoverished indigenous peasantry he learns about injustices and begins to develop his revolutionary thoughts.

Director: Walter Salles
Stars: Gael García Bernal, Rodrigo de La Serna
Watch the trailer here.

3- The Beach
Adventure drama film about young travelers who find a secret community living in a paradisiac beach in Thailand.

Director: Danny Boyle
Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Virginie Ledoyen, Guillaume Canet
Watch the trailer here.

4- Thelma and Louise
Considered one of cinema’s biggest classic. It follows the road trip of two women fleeing the macho sovereignty and seeking for freedom at any price.

Director: Ridley Scott
Stars: Susan Sarandon, Geena Davis
Watch the trailer here.

5- Midnight in Paris
A fun romantic comedy about a nostalgic writer in vocations with his family in Paris. Every night at midnight he sees himself making a magical trip to the 1920s.

Director: Woody Allen
Stars: Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams, Marion Cotillard
Watch the trailer here.

6- In July
German-Turkish film that tells the story of a romantic road movie from Hamburg to Istanbul in the sunny month of July.

Director: Fatih Akin
Stars: Moritz Bleibtreu, Christiane Paul, Mehmet Kurtulus
Watch the trailer here.

7- Before Sunrise
A romantic film that follows Jesse and Celine. These two strangers meet in a train and spontaneously decide to disembark in Vienna. There they spend the entire and probably only night together walking around and getting to know each other.

Director: Richard Linklater
Stars: Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy
Watch the trailer here.

8- Lost in Translation
The unlikely meeting and bond of a shabby movie star and a beautiful and lonely young lady in a hotel in Tokyo.

Director: Sofia Coppola
Stars: Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson
Watch the trailer here.

9- A Map for Saturday
A road trip documentary that makes us feel like travelling ourselves. It tracks the emotion and adventures of long term travelers around the world and reveals the magic of such experience.

Director: Brook Silva-Braga
Stars: Scott Erickson, Rebecca Filmer, Sabrina Hezinger
Watch the trailer here.

10- Y Tu mama tambien – Lust for life
The crazy road trip of two teenage boys and a woman in her late 20. Travelling together through Mexico they deepen their experience about life, sex and relationships in general.

Director: Alfonso Cuarón
Stars: Maribel Verdú, Gael García Bernal, Daniel Giménez Cacho
Watch the trailer here.

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