Travel

Movies that make you want to travel every time you watch them

20th Century Fox

Movies embody escapism at its best: They transport you into another world for an hour or two, often taking you places you couldn't otherwise go. Essential to that experience, of course, is the movie's setting. Some movies just epitomize a place -- like Weekend at Bernie's and the Hamptons.

OK, so maybe not that example. But with this idea in mind, we've rounded up a list of films that fuel your wanderlust with every re-watch. Each of these films makes you want to get off the couch, away from that bowl of popcorn, and on board the next plane to wherever it was you were just watching famous people doing cool stuff.

Here's our list of destinations, broken down by country, along with the movies that'll make you want to move to each of them. Just don't go all Elizabeth Gilbert on us, expecting to find yourself in India.

Sony Pictures Classic

France

Before Sunset
Amélie
Ronin
Ocean's Twelve
Midnight in Paris

 

Sony Pictures Classic

Greece

Summer Lovers
Captain Corelli’s Mandolin
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
The Bourne Identity
Before Midnight

 

Metro-Goldwyn Mayer

Spain

All About My Mother
The Way
Volver

Vicky Cristina Barcelona
 

Warner Bros. Entertainment

Italy

The Godfather
The Italian Job
The Talented Mr. Ripley
Ocean's Twelve

Universal Studios

Germany

The Bourne Supremacy
Run Lola Run

MGM

United Kingdom

Mary Poppins
Notting Hill
Skyfall

20th Century Fox

Austria

The Sound of Music
Before Sunrise

 

Walter Mitty
20th Century Fox

Iceland

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

Universal

Belgium

In Bruges

Fox Searchlight Pictures

Budapest

The Grand Budapest Hotel

20th Century Fox

Istanbul

From Russia with Love
Taken 2
 

Focus Features

South America (obviously not a country)

The Motorcycle Diaries

Universal Studios

Brazil

Fast & Furious 5
City of God

 

IFC Films

Mexico

Desperado
Y Tu Mama Tambien

Focus Features

Japan

Around the World in 80 Days
Tampopo
Lost in Translation
Memoirs of a Geisha

20th Century Fox

Thailand

The Beach
The Hangover Part II
Only God Forgives

Tibet

Seven Years in Tibet

Fox Searchlight Pictures

India

Slumdog Millionaire
Monsoon Wedding
The Darjeeling Limited

United Artists

Russia

Doctor Zhivago
Love and Death
Stripes

 

Columbia Pictures

Africa (also obviously not a country)

Casino Royale
Out of Africa
The Lion King
Madagascar

United Artists

NYC

Manhattan/Annie Hall/Broadway Danny Rose (pretty much every Woody Allen film set in New York)
New York, New York
Breakfast at Tiffany's

Rear Window
The Godfather
When Harry Met Sally

Fox Searchlight Pictures

California

Sunset Boulevard
Pulp Fiction
Sideways

Universal Studios

Hawaii

Punch-Drunk Love
Lilo and Stitch

Forgetting Sarah Marshall
The Descendants
 

Gaumont Film Company

Australia

Adore
Australia

Finding Nemo

New Line Cinema

New Zealand

The Lord of the Rings trilogy

 
Chloe Pantazi is an editorial assistant on Thrillist's travel team. She’ll take that popcorn with her on the flight to Australia. Follow her to the beach on Twitter at @ChloePantazi.