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Travel Through Film

Sometimes the best vacations are on your own couch. Here are some great journeys in movies to get the feeling of an adventure while in the comfort of your own home.

Wild Hogs — Like any good travel movie, this film shows that it's the journey, not the destination.

Fear and loathing in Las Vegas — When packing for a trip, some people have different priorities than others. An ether frolic of a movie, from the mind of Hunter S. Thompson.

O brother, where art thou? — A modern-ish adaptation of Homer's Odyssey, the ultimate travel epic. Watch out for the catchy soundtrack.

Up in the air — From what I've gathered (having not seen it yet), George Clooney flies around a lot. Sounds like a travel movie to me.

Back to the future: the complete trilogy — A different kind of travel. Time travel counts. It doesn't get much better than BTTF.

National Lampoon's vacation — A required fixture on any travel film list.

Catch me if you canThe book is really good, and this film lives up to it. Lots of action, and a great dynamic between Tom Hanks and Leonardo DiCaprio.

The beach — Speaking of Leo, here's a slightly-different journey to Thailand and beyond.

Airplane! — An absolutely hilarious movie. Did you know it was a spoof remake of a 1950s film, Zero Hour?

Have Stilettos, Will Travel

Chick Flicks on the Road

Enchanted April Miramax Home Entertainment presents a BBC Films production in association with Greenpoint Films

Thelma & Louise Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer presents a Percy Main production, a Ridley Scott film in association with Star Partners III, Ltd

A room with a view Goldcrest in association with National Film Finance Corporation, Curzon Film Distributors and Film Four International present a Merchant Ivory film

Bread & tulips First Look Pictures un Monogatari presenta una produzione Instituto Luce spa, Monogatari sri, RAI Radiotelevisione Italiana in coproduczione con Amka Films sa Lugano, Tsi Televisione svizzera italiana, un film di Silvo Soldinia

My faraway bride Kosmic Films presents a Hiskarma Productions and Dream Team Films production

Shirley Valentine by Paramount Pictures

2 days in Paris Samuel Goldwyn Films, Red Envelope Entertainment and Rezo Films International present a Polaris Film Production & Finance and Tempête sous un Crâne Productions production in co-production with 3L Filmproduktion GMBH in association with Back up Media GMBH and Merica Medias

Summertime by Lopert Films

Have your own suggestions? Leave them in the comments for others to enjoy!

Comments

madame librarian
Sat, 2010-07-17 14:34
Tea With Mussolini, Murder on the Orient Express, The Lady Vanishes, Bonneville, It Happened One Night