10 Outstanding Movies That Inspired Wanderlust Worldwide

Have you ever watched a movie and fallen in love with a location? Over the years, the silver screen has brought to our attention endless iconic settings that can inspire pilgrimages across the globe. I love reading about filming locations, especially ones in my native Britain. A recent online discussion shows movies that inspired wanderlust voyages.

1. White Men Can’t Jump (1992)

White Men Can't Jump (1992)
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When White Men Can’t Jump came out, Caucasians everywhere felt called to the basketball courts of Venice Beach. However, it wasn’t always what they expected. “My disappointment was immense when I went, and there weren’t even any five-on-five pickup games being played,” jokes a movie set pilgrim.

2. Encounters at the End of the World (2007)

Encounters at the End of the World (2007)
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“I’ve been obsessed with Antarctica ever since I saw Encounters at the End of the World,” admits a fan of the Werner Herzog documentary. Others quote March of the Penguins and John Carpenter’s The Thing as the source of their fascination. However, I will add that I hope none of them ever get there — sorry, but Antarctica needs to remain inaccessible.

3. A Clockwork Orange (1971)

A Clockwork Orange (1971)
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“I went to visit the tunnel from the opening of A Clockwork Orange,” recalls the next thread member. “Smaller than you’d think, but still felt a thrill.” Stanley Kubrick’s once-banned film about a gang of oddly bourgeois yet casually violent street hoodlums is a strange choice for movie tourism. Shot in the now-dystopian Abbey Wood, which had won awards for its modern brutalist aesthetic in the ’60s.

4. The Beach (2000)

The Beach (2000)
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Anyone who grew up in the ’90s will remember Leonardo di Caprio’s follow-up hit to Titanic, The Beach, filmed on Koh Phi Phi in Thailand. The film received an astonishing amount of hype for what turned out to be a tepid story about a bunch of privileged protagonists. “I really want to visit that enclosed beach area/island,” says a dreamer. “So beautiful.” Sadly, millions of others have had that idea, which means tourist groups now ravage Koh Phi Phi.

5. Buena Vista Social Club (1999)

Buena Vista Social Club (1999)
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“Went to Cuba in 2000 after watching Buena Vista Social Club,” shares the next moviegoer and music fan. I am envious, as I loved the documentary almost as much as I did the music. This film got many smiles for portraying Cuba’s romantic relationship with music, manifested in their authentic ‘Son’ Cuban jazz.

6. Last of the Mohicans (1992)

Last of the Mohicans (1992)
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“I still want to go wherever they filmed the third act of Last of the Mohicans,” declares the next film lover. I can help with this one; I have been there. The filming occurred at North Carolina’s stunning Chimney Rock State Park in the Great Smoky Mountains, North Carolina. I remember the trip well; the short hike to that waterfall is easy, and the views across Appalachia are outstanding.

7. Dirty Dancing (1987)

Dirty Dancing (1987)
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The next poster gives a cryptic clue about her favorite movie, pilgrimage. “We lived 15 hours away and went just to take pictures of us carrying a watermelon down the stairs,” explains the young commenter. “Can anyone guess my mom’s favorite movie?” Of course, we know she means Dirty Dancing; the character in question is Baby.

8. Lord of the Rings (2001)

Lord of the Rings (2001)
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“After watching Lord of the Rings, we took a two-week trip to The Shire,” writes a Peter Jackson fan. “It was delightful, and we felt so tall!” Wait, so they went to The Shire and felt tall? Do hobbits still live there? There I was, thinking The Shire was a fictional place! So many questions.

9. The Descendants (2011)

The Descendants (2011)
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Hawaii sells itself, but it certainly helps when we get to see drone shots and high-res landscapes. After seeing the George Clooney vehicle, The Descendants, a commenter was sold. Ironically, the film does its best to make Hawaii look unappealing — which you cannot do to paradise. “I booked a trip to Oahu within a week of seeing it,” boasts a contributor.

10. The Banshees of Inisherin (2022)

The Banshees of Inisherin (2022)
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“Just finished Banshees of Inisherin, and I have never had a stronger desire to go to a small island off the coast of Ireland,” proclaims the next thread member. The bad news is that Martin McDonagh’s superb tragicomedy was not shot on one but several of the Aran Islands on Ireland’s western coast. However, the good news is those islands aren’t going anywhere, so book that ticket!

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10 Hilarious Lightweight Comedies About Rich People

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Get ready to dive into a world of luxury, laughter, and extravagant antics. We’re taking you on a whirlwind tour of ten sidesplitting lightweight comedies that revolve around the lives of the exceptionally wealthy. Having a lot of money can lead to plenty of absurd situations, and where there’s absurdity, there’s hilarity. From Crazy Rich Asians to Ruthless People, these ten films about rich people are perfect for a hilarious light viewing that doesn’t take itself too seriously. 10 Hilarious Lightweight Comedies About Rich People

10 Popular Movies With Perfect Endings Ruined by Lame Sequels

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When a movie becomes fans’ favorite, it’s not unusual to see filmmakers wanting to further explore its captivating storylines through sequels that may sometimes be below par. Lackluster follow-ups have been the death of perfect cinematic delivery in recent times, and a group of cineasts considers these popular movies ruined by successors that should never have been produced.

10 TV Shows People Wish They Could Watch for the First Time Again

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It feels like the first time. It feels like the very first time (I watched The Sopranos). As you endlessly scroll through the streaming verse of mediocre shows you know will leave you disappointed, why not fantasize about those shows that made you feel things you didn’t see a TV show could make you feel?

10 Actors and Actresses People Watch No Matter What They Star In

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Great actors progress through stages. Early in their careers, fans catch a glimpse of the talent and, each time they see the actor in a new role, realize that the talent is no fluke. Once the actor has built a long enough resume, the great ones enter must-see-at-all-costs territory. These actors and actresses have achieved near cult-leader status, and boy, have they earned it.

10 Movies Everyone Should See at Least Once in Their Lifetime

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If you haven’t seen these movies, what are you waiting for? You won’t find any hidden gems on this list; you may have already seen most of them. If there are any on this list that you still need to see, bump them up your watchlist. These are bucket-list movies you can’t possibly justify leaving unwatched.

This article was initially published and syndicated by The Cents of Money

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