Whether you’re an adventurer who likes to conquer the wilderness or you prefer to scale skyscrapers in big cities, there’s a destination for you. In fact, it’s likely to have been captured on the big screen. We’ve rounded up the best films that make us want to travel – inspired by this great list by Travel Republic.
Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Who could forget that iconic scene where Holly pulls up outside the iconic Tiffany & Co. store in New York, a pastry in one hand and oversized statement sunnies? We instantly see the recognisable yellow taxis and a long street of impressive buildings, and it’s only a second before we know we’re in the Big Apple. It’s sparked a love affair with the American city for many, and definitely makes you want to pay the well known store a visit.
P.S. I Love You
For nature lovers, P.S. I Love You features a strong rural settings with sweeping fields of heather and rolling hills: perfect for those who love to pull on their walking shoes to explore. One of the most iconic scenes in the film takes place in the Wicklow Mountains in Ireland – a national park that can be easily reached within an hour from Dublin. The film inspires you to pay this stunning part of the country a visit, but you could also make a trip to see the sights of Dublin at the same time, visiting iconic tourist spots such as the Guinness Storehouse or Dublin Castle.
While we may not want to wake up in the same state as the guys from this movie, the glittering strip of Vegas that features in this comedy is enough to make us want to save up some cash and plan a trip to the casinos. Caesars Palace, the hotel the guys stay at in the film, is enough to make us book a flight as it features five wedding chapels (if you happen to meet the love of your life in the desert), 25 different restaurants, a renowned cigar bar, five acres of garden and pools, a spa and a 4,300 seat colosseum for live performances. You’ll never want to leave!
The Talented Mr. Ripley
This movie is one of those lust-worthy types featuring beautiful people in beautiful locations doing beautiful things – well, except for Matt Damon of course. Set on the Amalfi coast, we’ve all wanted to sit back and relax on a boat on the azure water for the day after watching this movie. Who fancies eating breakfast on a terrace in the morning sunshine overlooking the sea?
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
For those who love to daydream, Walter Mitty is the film for you, with Ben Stiller’s daydreams taking him to the stunning landscape of Iceland. Many of the iconic scenes were filmed at real Icelandic landmarks such as the impressive Vatnajökull glacier or the beautiful fjord of Seyðisfjörður. The movie makes us want to catch a plane, hire a car and explore this stunning country and all of the breathtaking natural beauty it has to offer.
Which movies have inspired you to travel?