Travel movies are practically an institution by now. The genre has dozens of sub-genres: the entitled white woman travels to a foreign locale and bangs an exotic dude while discovering herself subgenre (Eat, Pray, Love; Under the Tuscan Sun; The Holiday), the douchebag bros traveling around getting laid subgenre (Road Trip; EuroTrip; the Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle trilogy), the traveling while being hunted by murderers / serial killers subgenre (Deliverance; Duel; Identity; The Hills Have Eyes; Jeepers Creepers), and so on.
There’s a lot of crap in the genre. But there’s also a ton of brilliant, life-altering shit in there, which you should absolutely watch if you want to get the inspiration for your next big trip. So here’s my list of the all-time best travel movies. A quick side note before I start: The criteria is that at least some characters in the movie have to be travelers. So a movie doesn’t count just because it’s set someplace exotic. Also, I have to have seen it. Sorry, Bollywood.