Having a stable lifestyle is often desirable, and many people work hard to achieve that stability. But once that stability is achieved, it’s easy to feel trapped once again in that routine, like a hamster on a running wheel. While it may make us feel bad, we must keep in mind that it’s complete natural as we are, in the end, humans and not machines.
When feeling like that, a break in that routine is the perfect remedy to help us feel rested and reorganize ourselves before we go back to that routine! And there’s nothing better than a good trip to help us get out of our routines. But in the times when physically traveling is unavailable for whatever reasons, including simply not feeling like going, watching a movie about traveling is another great option!
Today, Maimovie ranked the top 10 most inspiring travel movies. We have characters traveling for all sorts of reasons to all sorts of places. Perhaps you’ll be able to find your inspiration as these characters embark on their journeys.
The following list was based on Maimovie on May 18, 2022, under the “inspiring” and “travel” Keytalks. Check out the Maimovie app or website to discover more movies and shows.
2013, 1h 55m
An aging, booze-addled father takes a trip from Montana to Nebraska with his estranged son in order to claim what he believes to be a million-dollar sweepstakes prize.
2004, 2h 7m
Two middle-aged men embark on a spiritual journey through Californian wine country. One is an unpublished novelist suffering from depression, and the other is only days away from walking down the aisle.
2001, 1h 46m
In Mexico, two teenage boys and an attractive older woman embark on a road trip and learn a thing or two about life, friendship, sex, and each other.
1991, 2h 10m
Whilst on a short weekend getaway, Louise shoots a man who had tried to rape Thelma. Due to the incriminating circumstances, they make a run for it and thus a cross country chase ensues for the two fugitives. Along the way, both women rediscover the strength of their friendship and surprising aspects of their personalities and self-strengths in the trying times.
2002, 1h 57m
Mike Sullivan works as a hit man for crime boss John Rooney. Sullivan views Rooney as a father figure, however after his son is witness to a killing, Mike Sullivan finds himself on the run in attempt to save the life of his son and at the same time looking for revenge on those who wronged him.
1999, 1h 52m
A retired farmer and widower in his 70s, Alvin Straight learns one day that his distant brother Lyle has suffered a stroke and may not recover. Alvin is determined to make things right with Lyle while he still can, but his brother lives in Wisconsin, while Alvin is stuck in Iowa with no car and no driver’s license. Then he hits on the idea of making the trip on his old lawnmower, thus beginning a picturesque and at times deeply spiritual odyssey.
2018, 2h 10m
Tony Lip, a bouncer in 1962, is hired to drive pianist Don Shirley on a tour through the Deep South in the days when African Americans, forced to find alternate accommodations and services due to segregation laws below the Mason-Dixon Line, relied on a guide called The Negro Motorist Green Book.
2007, 2h 28m
After graduating from Emory University in 1992, top student and athlete Christopher McCandless abandons his possessions, gives his entire $24,000 savings account to charity, and hitchhikes to Alaska to live in the wilderness.
2007, 1h 37m
Corporate billionaire Edward Cole and working class mechanic Carter Chambers are worlds apart. At a crossroads in their lives, they share a hospital room and discover they have two things in common: a desire to spend the time they have left doing everything they ever wanted to do and an unrealized need to come to terms with who they are. Together they embark on the road trip of a lifetime, becoming friends along the way and learning to live life to the fullest, with insight and humor.
2009, 1h 36m
Carl Fredricksen spent his entire life dreaming of exploring the globe and experiencing life to its fullest. But at age 78, life seems to have passed him by, until a twist of fate (and a persistent 8-year old Wilderness Explorer named Russell) gives him a new lease on life.