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Best Travel Movies: Inspiring and motivational true life stories

Made for travellers by travellers! Those movies will inspire you and will keep you going. Delve into someone else’s life. The Pursuit of Happyness, Rabbit Proof Fence, Motorcycle Diaries and many more! Especially for backpackers, globetrotters, frequent travellers and everybody else who loves travelling as much as we do.

“Tourists visit places. Travellers explore the world!”
Don’t be a tourist. Get inspired!

 

The Pursuit of Happiness

Image Of Movie Cover Pursuit Of Happiness Category Drama
Director:

Gabriele Muccino

Actors:

Will Smith, Thandie Newton, Jaden Smith

Genre:
Drama, Biography
IMDb:
7.9
Better-Go-Now description:
"What is happiness? How can I find it? Chris Gardner is a motivated and talented sales man in San Francisco who really has a hard time to earn enough money for his family. Because of that his wife is unsatisfied and moves out of their apartment. Chris is fighting to keep the 5-year-old Christopher. Suddenly both are on the street. They have to clear the apartment and to sleep in a hostel for homeless people. With his belief that he can reach everything he wants, he manages to become a broker. His personal pursuit of happiness. Really worth seeing!"
Tags:   

Sense of Life, Pursuit of Happiness, Life, Inspiration, Motivation

The Pursuit of Happiness

Desert Dancer

Image Of Movie Cover Desert Dancer Category Adventure
Director:

Richard Raymond

Actors:

Nazanin Boniadi, Freida Pinto, Tom Cullen

Genre:
Drama
IMDb:
5.9
Better-Go-Now description:
"In Iran, dancing is prohibited. There it is a sign for incredulity. This movie is based on a true story. By coincidence Afshin Ghaffarian comes in touch with dancing. This is the moment when he knows that this is his mission. He watches illegal videos to improve his dancing skills. He also finds more and more people who dance with him in the underground. During the Iranian elections Afshin decides to dance in public... If you don't play by the rules some cultures can be cruel..."
Tags:   

Iran, Adventure, Inspiration, Dance, Life, Politics, Religion

Desert Dancer

A River Runs Through It

Image Of Movie Cover A River Runs Through It Category Drama
Director:

Robert Redford

Actors:

Brad Pitt, Tom Skerritt, Craig Sheffer

Genre:
Drama
IMDb:
7.3
Better-Go-Now description:
"A nostalgic masterpiece by Robert Redford. It is about a family in untouched Montana, a place that was known for incredible landscapes and lived freedom. Wonderful pictures as well as a deep content. Norman MacLean gets the order to write a book about their family. Norman does this with a lot of passion. He collects the beautiful and the sad stories. A touching movie..."
Tags:   

Autobiography, Nature, Life, Sense of Life, Adventure, Inspiration

A River Runs Through It

The Motorcycle Diaries

Image Of Movie Cover The Motorcyle Diaries Category Adventure
Director:

Walter Salles

Actors:

Gael García Bernal, Rodrigo De la Serna

Genre:
Drama, Biography
IMDb:
7.8
Better-Go-Now description:
"This movie tells the story of the young Argentinian Ernesto Guevara and how he becomes "Che", the well known leader of a revolutionary movement. One day, Ernesto and his friend Alberto decide to go on a longer motorbike journey. They experience incredible adventures. When they come back they conclude that there are big social inequities within the South American continent. The cornerstone for the revolution..."
Tags:   

Sense of Life, Landscape, Adventure, Journey, Inspiration

The Motorcycle Diaries

Seven Years in Tibet

Image Of Movie Cover Seven Years In Tibet Category Travel
Director:

Jean-Jacques Annaud

Actors:

Brad Pitt, David Thewlis, BD Wong

Genre:
Adventure
IMDb:
7.0
Better-Go-Now description:
"In 1939, when Heinrich Harrer arrives after an adventurous trip at the gates of Tibet, they stay closed at first. After a while the 11-year-old Dalai Lama gives him a chance. A deep friendship begins. Both learn from each other. Then troubles with China arise... A truly breathtaking story..."
Tags:   

Tibet, Landscape, Mountains, Liberty, Courage, War, Friendship

Seven Years in Tibet

The Last Emperor

Image Of Movie Cover The Last Emperor Category Travel
Director:

Bernardo Bertolucci

Actors:

John Lone, Joan Chen, Peter O'Toole

Genre:
Epic, Feature Film, Biography
IMDb:
7.8
Better-Go-Now description:
"He is the last emperor of China. Pu Yi lives an incredible life. At the age of only three he becomes emperor. 10 years later, together with his two wives, he has to leave the Forbidden City. Years later, he becomes the leader of a state called Manchukuo. In 1945, he gets into Russian imprisonment and has to stay there for 10 years. Then he returns to Beijing, where he works as a gardener. During this time he is as free as he has never been before..."
Tags:   

Biography, History, China, Life, Tragic

The Last Emperor

Wild

Image Of Movie Cover Wild Category Backpacking
Director:

Jean-Marc Vallée

Actors:

Reese Witherspoon, Thomas Sadoski, Michiel Huisman

Genre:
Adventure, Biography
IMDb:
7.1
Better-Go-Now description:
"Drugs and sex with strange men are regularly on the agenda of the 26-year-old Cheryl. By doing so she wants to distract herself from the pain in her life - her mother died when she was young and she already had to go through a divorce. At a certain point she realizes that she cannot go on like this. A travel book gets into her hands… She decides to go on the journey of her life. Alone and with no idea about what to expect."
Tags:   

Drugs, Sense of Life, Journey, Adventure, Courage, Inspiration, Drama

Wild

Tracks

Image Of Movie Cover Tracks Category Adventure
Director:

John Curran

Actors:

Mia Wasikowska, Adam Driver, Lily Pearl

Genre:
Drama
IMDb:
7.2
Better-Go-Now description:
"What do we really need to be happy? This is exactly what Robyn Davidson wants to find out. She heads off on a long and dangerous track that brings her to her limits. Based on a true story, the movie reports on a trip that only few have done before in such a way. One woman, one dog and four camels, together on their way from the Australian desert to the Indian Ocean. 2,000 long and dangerous miles..."
Tags:   

Australia, Sense of Life, Adventure, Courage, Inspiration, Journey

Tracks

Into the Wild

Image Of Movie Cover Into The Wild Category Backpacking
Director:

Sean Penn

Actors:

Emile Hirsch, Marcia Gay Harden

Genre:
Drama, Adventure
IMDb:
8.2
Better-Go-Now description:
"His main goal is Alaska. Chris McCandless wants to get away from too much consumption and unnecessary responsibilities. He dreams of the endless freedom and the wonderful lonesome wilderness. He heads out on an adventure that he will never forget. A breathtaking movie about life, friendship, loneliness and the pursuit of happiness. A beautiful but also cruel masterpiece..."
Tags:   

Journey, Adventure, Sense of Life, Wanderlust, Happiness, Desire

Into the Wild

Under the Tuscan Sun

Image Of Movie Cover Under The Tuscan Sun Category Travel
Director:

Audrey Wells

Actors:

Diane Lane, Raoul Bova, Sandra Oh

Genre:
Romance, Comedy
IMDb:
6.7
Better-Go-Now description:
"During a journey through Italy, the lovely Diane Lane decides to stay there forever. Good food, nice people and the Italian lifestyle. The movie shows that it is possible to bath in harmony in Italy. For Jane it is worthy to take the risk. Never try, never know. A really nice movie which shows the beautiful side of Italy..."
Tags:   

Adventure, Journey, Sense of Life, Inspiration, Humor, Harmony

Under the Tuscan Sun

Rabbit Proof Fence – Long Walk Home

Image Of Movie Cover Rabbit Proof Fence Category Adventure
Director:

Phillip Noyce

Actors:

Sir Kenneth Branagh, Everlyn Sampi, Laura Monaghan

Genre:
Adventure, Drama
IMDb:
7.5
Better-Go-Now description:
"Molly is only 14 years old when she and her little sister are kidnapped mercilessly and taken away from a settlement for Aborigines. In a British reservation site they should learn how to behave as civilized persons. They don't like it and try to escape. The hunt starts... This movie is really sad and makes you think about the industrialized world."
Tags:   

Drama, True Story, Culture, Life, Sense of Life

Rabbit Proof Fence – Long Walk Home

Same Same But Different

Image Of Movie Cover Same Same But Different Category Backpacking
Director:

Detlev Buck

Actors:

Apinya Sakuljaroensuk, David Kross, Jens Harzer

Genre:
Drama
IMDb:
6.8
Better-Go-Now description:
"Benjamin meets Sreykeo in a club in Cambodia. Even though she is a prostitute Benjamin falls in love with her. In his eyes she has got something special. He spends all the time he has with her. When Benjamin arrives back in Germany, Sreykeo tells him that she was tested positiv for HIV. Then it gets dramatic..."
Tags:   

Love, Cambodia, Drama, Drugs, Prostitution, Life

Same Same But Different

 
 

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