Movies That Inspire Wanderlust, For When You Desperately Need A Holiday

Photo: Diyah Pera/Alcon/Warner Bros./Kobal/REX/Shutterstock.
It's easy to escape into a movie for two hours at a time. Some movies, however, inspire a real-world escape from the mundane. Films open up parts of the world we may have never seen, or even thought to explore. Watching characters set out on their own adventures can make us wonder why we aren't following our own bliss somewhere incredible. Like, say, to the sandy beaches of the Greek islands (thanks, Mamma Mia!), a villa just outside of Florence (Under the Tuscan Sun, naturally), or even a wild karaoke bar in Tokyo (to finally check off all of our Lost In Translation fantasies.)
Of course, it's much easier to say you wish to travel than to book a flight to Fiji. But if what you need is a little dose of the travel bug to finally kick your butt into gear to plan that vacay, these movies should do the trick. Ready for white-sand beaches, blue oceans, and wide-open skies?
Click through to check out the movies that will surely inspire a serious case of wanderlust.

More from Movies

Watch

R29 Original Series

Watch Now
Fashion
A look at the subcultures around the world that color what we wear — and why.
Watch Now
Travel
Explore the world's most most vibrant cultural and culinary centers—in 60 seconds, of course.
Watch Now
Beauty
The craziest trends, most unique treatments, and strangest subcultures in the beauty world.
Watch Now
Lifestyle
Millennial survivor-woman Lucie Fink dives headfirst into social experiments, 5 days at a time.