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by Andy Graham | created - 15 Sep 2012 | updated - 15 Sep 2012 | Public

By Andy Graham a perpetual world traveler for 14 years, and has visited 90 countries. These movies best explain real travel.

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1. The Razor's Edge (1984)

PG-13 | 128 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.6
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He had everything and wanted nothing. He learned that he had nothing and wanted everything. He saved the world and then it shattered. The path to enlightenment is as sharp and narrow as a razor's edge.

Director: John Byrum | Stars: Bill Murray, Theresa Russell, Denholm Elliott, Catherine Hicks

Votes: 4,308 | Gross: $6.55M

2. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011)

PG-13 | 124 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.3
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62 Metascore

British retirees travel to India to take up residence in what they believe is a newly restored hotel. Less luxurious than advertised, the Marigold Hotel nevertheless slowly begins to charm in unexpected ways.

Director: John Madden | Stars: Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Maggie Smith, Tom Wilkinson

Votes: 81,097 | Gross: $46.41M

3. The World of Suzie Wong (1960)

Approved | 126 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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A businessman moves to Hong Kong to pursue a career as an artist and falls in love with a prostitute he hires as a model.

Director: Richard Quine | Stars: William Holden, Nancy Kwan, Sylvia Syms, Michael Wilding

Votes: 1,726 | Gross: $7.30M

4. Marco Polo (2007 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 165 min | Adventure, Drama

6.1
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The series follows the adventures and discoveries of the Venetian, Marco Polo.

Director: Kevin Connor | Stars: Ian Somerhalder, BD Wong, Desiree Siahaan, Brian Dennehy

Votes: 1,256

5. The Bucket List (2007)

PG-13 | 97 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.4
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42 Metascore

Two terminally ill men escape from a cancer ward and head off on a road trip with a wish list of to-dos before they die.

Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Morgan Freeman, Sean Hayes, Beverly Todd

Votes: 201,733 | Gross: $93.47M

6. The Beach (I) (2000)

R | 119 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.6
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43 Metascore

Vicenarian Richard travels to Thailand and finds himself in possession of a strange map. Rumours state that it leads to a solitary beach paradise, a tropical bliss. Excited and intrigued, he sets out to find it.

Director: Danny Boyle | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Daniel York, Patcharawan Patarakijjanon, Virginie Ledoyen

Votes: 194,730 | Gross: $39.79M

7. Lost Horizon (1937)

Unrated | 97 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

7.8
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A plane crash delivers a group of people to the secluded land of Shangri-La - but is it the miraculous utopia it appears to be?

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Ronald Colman, Jane Wyatt, Edward Everett Horton, John Howard

Votes: 10,222

8. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

PG | 216 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.3
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100 Metascore

The story of T.E. Lawrence, the English officer who successfully united and led the diverse, often warring, Arab tribes during World War I in order to fight the Turks.

Director: David Lean | Stars: Peter O'Toole, Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn, Jack Hawkins

Votes: 217,414 | Gross: $44.82M

9. Christopher Columbus: The Discovery (1992)

PG-13 | 120 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

4.4
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Genoese navigator overcomes intrigue in the court of King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain and gains financing for his expedition to the East Indies.

Director: John Glen | Stars: Marlon Brando, Tom Selleck, Georges Corraface, Rachel Ward

Votes: 2,453 | Gross: $8.25M

10. Don Quixote (2000 TV Movie)

120 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance

6.2
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Adapted from the work of Miguel de Cervantes, this is the story of a hidalgo, fanatic for chivalry novels, who loses his sanity and believing to be a knight named Don Quixote de La Mancha, ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Yates | Stars: John Lithgow, Bob Hoskins, Isabella Rossellini, Vanessa Williams

Votes: 1,408

11. Eat Pray Love (2010)

PG-13 | 133 min | Drama, Romance

5.7
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50 Metascore

A married woman realizes how unhappy her marriage really is, and that her life needs to go in a different direction. After a painful divorce, she takes off on a round-the-world journey to "find herself".

Director: Ryan Murphy | Stars: Julia Roberts, Javier Bardem, Richard Jenkins, Viola Davis

Votes: 71,223 | Gross: $80.57M

12. Into the Wild (2007)

R | 148 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.1
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73 Metascore

After graduating from Emory University, top student and athlete Christopher McCandless abandons his possessions, gives his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and hitchhikes to Alaska to live in the wilderness. Along the way, Christopher encounters a series of characters that shape his life.

Director: Sean Penn | Stars: Emile Hirsch, Vince Vaughn, Catherine Keener, Marcia Gay Harden

Votes: 482,529 | Gross: $18.35M

13. Gulliver's Travels (1996– )

PG | 186 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

7.0
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An Englishman returns after a long time abroad and tells his strange stories about the lands he visited which are allegories about the real world.

Stars: Ted Danson, Mary Steenburgen, James Fox, Robert Hardy

Votes: 5,609

14. Out of Africa (1985)

PG | 161 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.2
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In 20th-century colonial Kenya, a Danish baroness/plantation owner has a passionate love affair with a free-spirited big-game hunter.

Director: Sydney Pollack | Stars: Meryl Streep, Robert Redford, Klaus Maria Brandauer, Michael Kitchen

Votes: 58,763 | Gross: $87.10M

15. One Week (I) (2008)

Not Rated | 94 min | Adventure, Drama

7.1
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Chronicles the motorcycle trip of Ben Tyler as he rides from Toronto to Tofino, British Columbia. Ben stops at landmarks that are both iconic and idiosyncratic on his quest to find meaning in his life.

Director: Michael McGowan | Stars: Joshua Jackson, Peter Spence, Marc Strange, Gage Munroe

Votes: 10,388

16. Sullivan's Travels (1941)

Not Rated | 90 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

8.1
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A director of escapist films goes on the road as a hobo to learn about life, which gives him a rude awakening.

Director: Preston Sturges | Stars: Joel McCrea, Veronica Lake, Robert Warwick, William Demarest

Votes: 20,171

17. The Ugly American (1963)

120 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

6.8
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An ambitious scholar becomes the ambassador of Sarkan, a southeast Asian country where civil war is brewing.

Director: George Englund | Stars: Marlon Brando, Eiji Okada, Sandra Church, Pat Hingle

Votes: 1,505

18. Apocalypse Now (1979)

R | 147 min | Drama, War

8.5
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94 Metascore

During the Vietnam War, Captain Willard is sent on a dangerous mission into Cambodia to assassinate a renegade Colonel who has set himself up as a god among a local tribe.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall, Frederic Forrest

Votes: 501,138 | Gross: $83.47M

19. Seven Years in Tibet (1997)

PG-13 | 136 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.0
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55 Metascore

True story of Heinrich Harrer, an Austrian mountain climber who became friends with the Dalai Lama at the time of China's takeover of Tibet.

Director: Jean-Jacques Annaud | Stars: Brad Pitt, David Thewlis, BD Wong, Mako

Votes: 105,539 | Gross: $37.96M

20. Easy Rider (1969)

R | 95 min | Adventure, Drama

7.4
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86 Metascore

Two counterculture bikers travel from Los Angeles to New Orleans in search of America.

Director: Dennis Hopper | Stars: Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, Jack Nicholson, Antonio Mendoza

Votes: 82,194 | Gross: $41.73M

21. Casablanca (1942)

PG | 102 min | Drama, Romance, War

8.5
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100 Metascore

In Casablanca in December 1941, a cynical American expatriate encounters a former lover, with unforeseen complications.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains

Votes: 433,241 | Gross: $1.02M

22. The Inn of the Sixth Happiness (1958)

Approved | 158 min | Biography, Drama, War

7.3
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All her life Englishwoman Gladys Aylward knew that China was the place where she belonged. Not qualified to be sent there as a missionary, Gladys works as a domestic to earn the money to ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Robson | Stars: Ingrid Bergman, Robert Donat, Curd Jürgens, Michael David

Votes: 3,802

23. Everything Is Illuminated (2005)

PG-13 | 106 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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58 Metascore

A young Jewish American man endeavors to find the woman who saved his grandfather during World War II in a Ukrainian village, that was ultimately razed by the Nazis, with the help of an eccentric local.

Director: Liev Schreiber | Stars: Elijah Wood, Eugene Hutz, Boris Leskin, Jonathan Safran Foer

Votes: 53,241 | Gross: $1.71M

24. The Quiet American (2002)

R | 101 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.1
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84 Metascore

An older British reporter vies with a young U.S. doctor for the affections of a beautiful Vietnamese woman.

Director: Phillip Noyce | Stars: Michael Caine, Brendan Fraser, Do Thi Hai Yen, Rade Serbedzija

Votes: 25,011 | Gross: $12.99M

25. The African Queen (1951)

PG | 105 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

7.9
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91 Metascore

In Africa during World War I, a gin-swilling riverboat captain is persuaded by a strait-laced missionary to use his boat to attack an enemy warship.

Director: John Huston | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Katharine Hepburn, Robert Morley, Peter Bull

Votes: 62,765 | Gross: $0.54M

26. Magic Trip: Ken Kesey's Search for a Kool Place (2011)

R | 107 min | Documentary

6.8
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59 Metascore

A freewheeling portrait of Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters' fabled road trip across America.

Directors: Alison Ellwood, Alex Gibney | Stars: Stanley Tucci, Ken Kesey, Timothy Leary, Jim Meskimen

Votes: 1,218 | Gross: $0.15M

27. Up in the Air (I) (2009)

R | 109 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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83 Metascore

Ryan Bingham enjoys living out of a suitcase for his job traveling around the country firing people, but finds that lifestyle threatened by the presence of a potential love interest and a new hire.

Director: Jason Reitman | Stars: George Clooney, Vera Farmiga, Anna Kendrick, Jason Bateman

Votes: 286,458 | Gross: $83.82M

28. Singapore (1947)

Passed | 79 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

6.7
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After WW2, an American skipper returns to Singapore to recuperate his hidden stash of pearls and to search for his sweetheart who disappeared during a Japanese attack in 1942.

Director: John Brahm | Stars: Fred MacMurray, Ava Gardner, Roland Culver, Richard Haydn

Votes: 344

29. The Motorcycle Diaries (2004)

R | 126 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.8
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75 Metascore

The dramatization of a motorcycle road trip Che Guevara went on in his youth that showed him his life's calling.

Director: Walter Salles | Stars: Gael García Bernal, Rodrigo De la Serna, Mía Maestro, Mercedes Morán

Votes: 88,231 | Gross: $16.76M

30. The Wizard of Oz (1939)

PG | 102 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

8.1
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100 Metascore

Dorothy Gale is swept away from a farm in Kansas to a magical land of Oz in a tornado and embarks on a quest with her new friends to see the Wizard who can help her return home in Kansas and help her friends as well.

Directors: Victor Fleming, George Cukor, Mervyn LeRoy, Norman Taurog, King Vidor | Stars: Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr

Votes: 323,504 | Gross: $22.20M

31. Lost in Translation (2003)

R | 102 min | Drama

7.8
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89 Metascore

A faded movie star and a neglected young woman form an unlikely bond after crossing paths in Tokyo.

Director: Sofia Coppola | Stars: Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson, Giovanni Ribisi, Anna Faris

Votes: 351,076 | Gross: $44.59M

32. Away We Go (2009)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.1
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58 Metascore

A couple who is expecting their first child travel around the U.S. in order to find a perfect place to start their family. Along the way, they have misadventures and find fresh connections with an assortment of relatives and old friends who just might help them discover "home" on their own terms for the first time.

Director: Sam Mendes | Stars: John Krasinski, Maya Rudolph, Allison Janney, Carmen Ejogo

Votes: 47,981 | Gross: $9.45M