Preparing to go on vacation is a complicated process that includes making reservations, shopping, packing, and maybe even dieting!
However, there are also fun ways to get ready for a vacation, including binge watching vacation movies or travel shows. From funny to downright creepy, the following awesome travel movies will get you in the mood for your next adventure.
National Lampoon’s Vacation
This hysterical travel movie from 1983 follows the Griswold family on a road trip across the U.S. from the Chicago suburbs to southern California amusement park Wally World. The family encounters many wacky mishaps that have had audiences loling for years.
How Stella Got Her Groove Back
This 1998 romantic comedy-drama was adapted from Terry McMillan’s best-selling novel. Stella Payne, a successful 40-year-old stockbroker takes a vacation to Jamaica and meets a handsome islander who is twenty years younger than she is. A complicated May-December romance ensues.
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
In this 1992 American Christmas comedy, the sequel to Home Alone, Kevin and his family decide to take a trip to Florida, but Kevin takes the wrong plane and ends up in New York City, is confronted by the Wet Bandits and must outrun and out-prank them all over again.
Does “what happens in Vegas, stay in Vegas”? You’ll find out in this 2009 American comedy that tells the story of four guys who travel to Las Vegas for a bachelor party then wake up with the groom missing and no memory of the previous night’s events. This is an uproarious ride.
The Talented Mr Ripley
This 1999 psychological thriller is an adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s 1955 novel. As creepy as it is to watch Tom Ripley’s deceptive journey, the beautiful Italian scenery, twisted plot and good-looking, talented actors (the five leads are all legends) will draw you in.
Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation
This brand new 2018 feature animated film follows Dracula and company on a cruise to spend time together as a family. However, Dracula meets a new love interest whose great-grandfather is seeking vengeance on him. Kids of all ages will enjoy this one.
Y Tu Mamá También
This 2001 Mexican film tells the story of two teenage boys who take a trip with a woman in her late twenties. A bit risqué due to its explicit depiction of sex and drug use, this film is for adults, but is an excellent coming-of-age story. You’ll recognize the two actors in the starring roles.
There may not be anyone left on earth who hasn’t seen this movie, but it’s definitely still worth mentioning. This 1987 movie has it all… a first love, great music, 60’s summer fashion and plenty of drama and fun, everything you could hope for in a vacation. Watch it again and relive the magic.
Eat Pray Love
Can travelling change your life? According to this 2010 movie based on Elizabeth Gilbert’s best-selling memoir it can. Accompany Elizabeth on her epic journey that includes eating in Italy, praying in India, and finding true love in Indonesia.
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
This 2005 American comedy-drama tells the story of four teenage girls who are best friends and about to separate for the summer for the first time in their lives. The film focuses on each girl’s journey while sharing a seemingly ordinary pair of jeans that fit them all perfectly.