Tuesday, October 25, 2016 Edition: U.S. & World | Regional

7 Best Travel Movies on Netflix

There are a lot of travel movies on Netflix, but let’s be real—not all of them are worth two hours of your life. If you’re looking to be whisked away by a great travel movie, search no further! Here’s a list of the seven best travel movies on Netflix.

1. Journey to the Center of the Earth

Based on the timeless Jules Verne classic, this story has been around for a long time. The most recent film version is pretty awesome, and will satisfy your craving for travel and adventure. You might find yourself adding Iceland (and the famous volcano that supposedly leads to the Earth’s core) to your future travel list.

2. Into the Wild

Whether you see Christopher McCandless as an epic hero or a sorely misguided young wanderer, you will love this bittersweet movie about his life and adventures. This movie is based on the true story of a young man who left the civilized world behind, donated all his money to charity, and hit the road to find adventure and the unconventional life.

3. UP

If you haven’t seen this heartwarming modern classic, give it a try today. When fantastic balloon ride lands a crabby old man and a little stow-a-way on a cliff in Venezuela, a great adventure begins! Discover what really matters in life and the true meaning of heroism. For a kids movie, this film is surprisingly adult-friendly, with themes that are realistic and relatable—despite the crazy plotline!
4. Time Traveler’s Wife

Time travel counts as travel, right? Try to wrap your brain around this intricate love story as it slowly unfolds—backwards. Ladies, the interesting puzzle that this movie presents may be enough to finally convince your man to watch a tear-jerking romance with you!

5. Mr. Bean’s Holiday

I’m not saying that this is the most brain stimulating movie out there, but it is a hilarious classic and certainly cannot be left off any travel movie list! Follow the bizarre adventures of the bumbling Mr. Bean as he stumbles his way across Europe.

6. Letters to Juliet

During a vacation in Italy, a young woman sets out to help an older local find her long-lost lover. The journey brings tears, laughter, and the trip of a lifetime. This is definitely a girls’ night movie!

7. Twinsters

This real-life documentary follows the story of two girls from different continents who discover that they are twin sisters, separated at birth and adopted by different families. Join the twins as they travel the world in search of family and a friendship that will last forever. The coolest part of this documentary is that it is entirely created by the sisters and their friends.

There you have it: the best travel movies on Netflix. On your next movie night, sit back and relax with one of these movies! Do you have a favorite travel movie? Tell us in the comments!

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