• Mayreni Sweis

My Favorite Travel Films

This summer most of us won't be taking that airplane window picture and having that moment when we realize, "Oh dang, I'm on a plane. I did it. It's happening. Finally going to ____, the country I've been dreaming about." But do not fret! You can take a picture your cute self on the couch in that matching p.j. set you got on sale during Memorial Day. Dim the lights and brace yourself (no seatbelts needed) as you press play.


The following is the shorter list of movie I have observed that I constantly go back to over the years when I miss traveling.


PSA: This was an EXTREMELY DIFFICULT list to compile and I have rescind to making more film lists, one that will include all of my travel film recommendations. So keep your eyes open for that. Also, as I was making this list I became discouraged with the lack of BIPOC travel films that the industry has not made and I confronted myself with the fact that I do watch a lot of euro-centric travel films. The master list will proudly include many BIPOC films and I will also do a T.V. list since many shows I watch are made by incredibly talented BIPOC artists.

1. Roman Holiday (1953)


2. Midnight in Paris (2011)


3. The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)


4. Monte Carlo (2011)


5. Copenhagen (2014)



5. Before Trilogy (Vienna, Paris, Greece) (Vienna is my personal favorite)


6. Pride and Prejudice (2005)


7. Funny Face (1957)


8. Call Me by Your Name (2018)


8. Amélie (2001)


9. Mamma Mia 1 & 2 (2008, 2018)


10. Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)


11. Anna Karenina (2012)


12. Letters to Juliet (2010)


13. Julie & Julia (2009)


14. Where'd You Go Bernadette (2019)


15. The Godfather 1 & 2 (1972)


16. The Sound of Music (1963)


17. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005)


18. Life Itself (2018)


19. The Descendants (2011)


20. You've Got Mail (1998)

***Here are 5 shows to travel and eat with:


21. Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat (2018)


22. Ugly Delicious


23. Killing Eve (2020)


24. Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown (2013-2018)


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