Hey, wanderers too lazy to hop onto the adventure? Well, I got you covered, looking for ideas or just a change of virtual scenery here is my “go-to list” of the evergreen travel movies of Hollywood.

Travel Movies of Hollywood
Travel Movies of Hollywood

Waiting for that inspiration or to add newness to your day off, I hope you sign up for these masterpieces and enjoy them as much as I do.

1. Seven Years in Tibet

The American war drama film is based on the 1952 memoir of Austrian mountaineer and SS officer Heinrich Harrer. The film talks about the time when Heinrich with a fellow Austrian mountaineer was mountaineering in 1930s British India and was taken as a prisoner of war due to their German Citizenship, but later escaped the camp and entered Tibet where they were welcomed in the holy city of Lhasa. 

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Year of Release1997
DirectorJean-Jacques Annaud
IMDB Rating7.1
Where to watch?Netflix

2. The Beach

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Based on the novel The Beach by Alex Garland, is an adventurous thriller ready to keep you on the edge where a young boy along with a bunch of friends, visiting Thailand comes across an odd map, which is supposed to take him to an isolated island paradise?

Year of Release2000
DirectorDanny Boyle
IMDB Rating6.6
Where to watch?Apple TV

3. The Motorcycle Diaries

The-Motorcycle-Diaries-Travel Movies of Hollywood

The movie is a biopic and a written memoir that revolves around a life-changing bike trip across South America taken by the famous Che Guevara and his friend. The movie highlights the transformation in the life of two people and major perspective changes after coming across a variety of different people and situations

Year of Release2004
DirectorWalter Salles
IMDB Rating7.8
Where to watch?Netflix, Hotstar, Voot and Jio Cinema
The Motorcycle Diaries – Highlight

4. Into the Wild

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The film is about the soul-changing of an athlete who after graduating decides to abandon his possession and give away all his savings to charity, just to hitchhike across America at last reaching Alaska and living in the wild. The journey is far more interesting and intense, shaping and changing his life forever.

Year of Release2007
DirectorSean Penn
IMDB Rating8.1
Where to watch?Google Play, Apple Tv, Youtube, Netflix, Amazon Prime Video
Into the Wild-Highlight

5. Encounters at the Edge of the World

Encounters-at-the-Edge-of-the-World-Travel Movies of Hollywood

The documentary’s highlight is the USA’s largest research center in Antarctica, McMurdo Station. It is about the time when filmmaker Werner Herzog visits Antarctica and is left completely awestruck by the untouched and untold wonders of the continent, but is even more surprised by the scientists who are ready to risk their lives and live in the wilderness just so they could find answers for the world. 

Year of Release2008
DirectorWerner Herzog
IMDB Rating7.7
Where to watch?Prime Video

6. The Way

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The film is a show of good faith and also a belief in the presence of greater power. The film is a journey of a grief-ridden father trying to retrieve his son’s body, who died on the holy pilgrimage to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia, Spain. On his way, the father comes across other pilgrims looking for the greater good in their lives and decides to take the pilgrimage along with them as a homage to his son.

Year of Release2010
DirectorEmilio Estevez
IMDB Rating7.3
Where to watch?Prime Video

7. Happy People: A Year in the Taiga

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This documentary film is an account of the lives of the residents of the isolated village of Bakhta present at the junction of Yenisei and Bakhta rivers in the eastern Siberian Taiga. The documentary is an irony about the complicated-simple civilization of the region and the indigenous diversity.

Year of Release2010
DirectorWerner Herzog and Dmitry Vasyukov
IMDB Rating7.7
Where to watch?Rent or purchase on Google Play, Amazon instant videos, or iTunes.

8. 180° South: Conquerors of the Useless 

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The film is about the journey taken by the adventurer Jeff Jhonson to retract an older one of 1958 taken by his heroes Yvon Chouinard and Doug Tompkins to Patagonia. But on his way, Jeff experiences unexpected fates in the sea and is left to conquer them all alone.

Year of Release2010
DirectorChris Malloy
IMDB Rating7.5
Where to watch?Prime Video

9. Chasing Ice

Chasing-Ice-Travel Movies of Hollywood

Starting as a risky assignment given by National Geographic to James Balog, the film depicts his journey to uncover the truth and bring the finest evidence of the changing planet while risking his entire career and life along with fellow adventurers. 

Year of Release2012
DirectorJeff Orlowski
IMDB Rating7.7
Where to watch?Rent or purchase on Google Play or Amazon Instant Videos

10. Desert Runners

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The documentary is an eye opener to the human mind and psychology where 4 non-professional runners decide to take on an ultramarathon, to run a series of 4 deserts. Depicting endurance, achievements, and failures as an integral part of humans, the runners journey to the most unexpected and beautiful places they never even knew existed.

Year of Release2013
DirectorJennifer Steinman
IMDB Rating7.5
Where to watch?Prime Video

11. Atlantic

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The film is a representation of a life-altering journey taken by a Moroccan fisherman who travels to Europe on his windsurf board along the Moroccan Atlantic Coast. Later on, faced with challenges he realizes life is an equal give and take of sacrifices.

Year of Release2014
DirectorJan-Willem Van Ewijk
IMDB Rating6.4
Where to watch?Prime Video

12. Wild

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The film revolves around the life-changing events of a recently divorced woman, Cheryl Strayed who wants to turn a new leaf in life and decides to go for an 1100-mile hike along the Pacific Crest Trail. She discovers herself in the wildest of events and witnesses the unknown of nature. 

Year of Release2014
DirectorJean-Marc Vallee
IMDB Rating7.1
Where to watch?Apple TV, Youtube, and Google Play

13. The Lost City of Z

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The film is about the journey taken by Col. Percy Harrison Fawcett and his family in search of a theorized ancient city supposed to have existed decades ago in the heart of the Amazonian Rainforest.

Year of Release2017
DirectorJames Gray
IMDB Rating6.6
Where to watch?Prime Video

14. Jungle

Jungle-Travel Movies of Hollywood

The film is a journey of an Israeli adventurer Yossi who is determined to explore the Amazon Rainforest along with two of his friends. And just before starting they come across a mysterious tourist guide who tags along and promises to show them some unexplored parts of the jungle and the unseen indigenous people he is friends with. But things take a turn for the worse and they are left at the mercy of nature.

Year of Release2017
DirectorGreg Mclean
IMDB Rating6.7
Where to watch?Netflix and Prime Video

15. Into the Grand Canyon

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The film is a journey of emotions, landscapes, and danger with every step. Determined to hike through the entire length of the Grand Canyon, Kevin and Peter take upon themselves this adventure- the one that has never been done in a single go or led to the death of prospectors. The spectacular cinematic experience is a wake-up call to everyone as with each passing moment we are losing the sacred revered monument and countless others as well, history would be lost forever and humans would be too far gone to the point to come back.

Year of Release2019
DirectorKevin Fedarko and Peter McBride
IMDB Rating7.2
Where to watch?Hulu, Disney+, and ESPN+

Conclusion for Travel Movies of Hollywood

Movies can be a take on reality or a work of fiction either way they are sources of entertainment and inspiration. The motive behind this is only to make people see a different perspective and also a break from their lives. So they should be seen with the same intentions and not be made a sign of some negativity or hate.

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Frequently Asked Questions for Travel Movies of Hollywood

What are Travel movies?

Travel movies are mostly about how a simple journey or an unexpected pit stop changes you or your life forever.

Are travel and adventure movies the same?

No, Travel or adventure movies can or cannot be the same. Adventure can be anything for anyone, all travels can be adventures but all adventures don’t have to be travel related.

Which travel movie in Hollywood has an IMDB rating of 7.5 or above?

Desert runner(2013) – 7.5, Chasing Ice(2012) – 7.7, and many more.

Which travel movie of Hollywood is present on Amazon Prime Video?

Jungle, The City of Z, Atlantic, desert Runners, and many more pieces of utmost cinematic experience are available on Prime.

Which travel movie of Hollywood is present on Netflix?

Seven years in Tibet, Motorcycle Diaries, and many other travel movies in Hollywood are available on Netflix

Which travel movie of Hollywood is present on Disney+Hotstar?

Into the Grand Canyon is an outstanding travel documentary of Hollywood available on Disney+Hotstar.