Films a Student Should Watch While Traveling

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The best films make your brain buzz, and your feet itch with adventure and escape. They make you realize that the possibilities are endless. These movies push you to set off on a plane because you know it can happen to you too. This article tells you what films a student should watch while traveling. They inspire you to chase real-life experiences that will make your dreams bigger.

Forrest Gump (1994)

Forrest Gump is the best movie to watch for those heading to the west. A guy by the same name travels all over the US, taking us through his magnetic and inspiring zest for life. The story is particularly catchy because Forrest Gump is intellectually disabled and physically impaired. But he lacks no vigor in life. The movie is a masterpiece for writing inspiration, and students can write beautiful essays about the issues the US faces. When students travel and watch these wonderful films, why not to read “13th” documentary essays EduZaurus. Check it out and get inspired with many more essays on various movies. “13th” addresses the issue of racial inequality in the US, and it complements Forrest Gump perfectly.

Roman Holiday (1953)

This classic Hollywood movie stars a bored Audrey Hepburn who wants to see Rome’s magic as an ordinary traveler but cannot because she is a sheltered Princess. Gregory Peck stars as a journalist in this film who becomes her tour guide. She finally manages to escape from the clutches of her guardians and falls in love with Gregory.

To Catch a Thief (1955)

Alfred Hitchcock, starring with Cary Grant and Grace Kelly, comes to the French Riviera for a beautiful crime caper. The jewel thief is on a path to prove that he is innocent. But they suspect he is up to no good and has returned to his old tricks. The movie road trips through Nice, Cannes, and Monaco.

Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

This cinematic masterpiece of David Lean takes us on an iconic journey on the back of a camel through the vast barren and arid deserts of the countries in the Middle East. The movie is based on Thomas Edward Lawrence, who led the revolt of the Arabs during World War I against the Turks.

The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994)

An actor traveling in a rickety bus named Priscilla through the outback of Australia singing Abba is an all-time hit. A transgender woman and two drag performers exhibit their cabaret-style, encountering various individuals and groups, including some friendly Australian aboriginals.

Lost in Translation (2003)

The relationships we build while traveling is sometimes more important and lasting than the sights of the new place. Scarlett Johansson and Bill Murray act in this drama by Sofia Coppola. A neglected woman and a movie star form a bond after meeting in Tokyo, and they get lost in translation. 

The Motorcycle Diaries (2004)

This movie is about Che Guevara. Before he rose to fame, he traveled through Machu Picchu in Peru, Bolivia, Venezuela, and Chile. It is a road movie that documents how traveling the world can change your life forever in a positive way. It broadens your horizon. 


Into the Wild (2007)

This ultimate movie will make you leave everything you do and inspire you to travel. It is both a cautionary and a wanderlust-inducing tale about recklessness. It also makes you appreciate the things you have in life. It is a must-film for a student to watch while traveling.

In Bruges (2008)

The characters in the movie may not be very upbeat about enjoying their holiday in Bruges. However, the film still exhibits how beautiful Bruges, the medieval city of Belgium, is. You might get a depressing feeling. But that comes because the guilt-stricken criminals lie low in Bruges. They are awaiting orders from their strict boss.

Midnight in Paris (2011)

The best travel movie for planning your travel is Midnight in Paris. You can follow where the character of Owen Wilson visits. The nostalgic screenwriter is on a Parisian trip with his fiancée. He finds himself returning to the early 20s at midnight. It is a wanderlust tale of comedies.

Lion (2016)

Lion is a film about a sweet little boy named Saroo. He becomes separated from his poverty-stricken family in India. This five-year-old boy gets adopted by a family from Australia. It is a beautiful movie spanning two nations with different cultures. 


Our goal here is to feed your wanderlust by sharing the best travel movies. The movies should inspire you to look for some adventure. Travel to these soul-filled and authentic places. These films can only give you a sneak preview of adventure-filled lives. 

Author Bio:

Larry Smith knows well that there is no formula to success without doing hard work and enhancing knowledge through quality resources. This is why he reads a lot of books, treats every task as a new challenge where he has to begin afresh and considers his clients as king. This helps him build a larger fan following on his social media handles.

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