Top 10 Travel Films - What do you think?

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Apr 26, 2008 / 0 comments

I love films, especially films about travel or different places. They somewhat satiate my travel bug in between journeys.


Top 10 Travel Films

In the September, 2005 issue of Conde Nast Traveler, they listed their readers overall favorite top 10 travel films. Top 10 Travel Films



They were: 

1. Il Postino

2. Zorba the Greek

3. Out of Africa

4. Cinema Paradiso

5. Jean de Florette

6. The Motorcycle Diaries

7. The Last Emperor

8. Manon of the Spring

9. Roman Holiday

10. Summertime.


Top 10 Most Watched Travel Films

In that same issue, they also listed their most-watched travel films, by geographic region:

US - Dances with Wolves Top 10 Travel Films

England - Four Weddings and a Funeral

Central Europe - Amadeus

France - Chocolat

Caribbean - Pirates of the Caribbean

Africa - The African Queen

South Pacific - The Piano

Italy - The English Patient

Japan - Lost in Translation

China - The Last Emperor

Germany - Cabaret

Mexico - Like Water for Chocolate

Ireland - Circle of Friends

Australia - A Cry in the Dark

Greece - Zorba the Greek


Top 10 Travel Films Based On Artistic Merit

In the December, 2007 issue of Conde Nast Traveler, they listed a new list of top 10 travel films, this time focusing on films that their readers rated the best for artistic merit and a sense of place.

1. The Queen Top 10 Travel Films

2. The Last King of Scotlant

3. Letters from Iwo Jima

4. Blood Diamond

5. The Painted Veil

6. The Lives of Others

7. Pan's Labyrinth

8. The Namesake

9. The Departed

10. The Pursuit of Happyness 


What do you think?

For a movie that also includes food, I really enjoyed a film from Germany, called Mostly Martha. Our daughter just *loves*  a Japanese film by Miyazaki, an animated joy called Our Neighbor Totoro.


What are some of your favorite travel or international movies?


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Top Ten Travel Films 


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