6 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.

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.

1. White Men Can’t Jump (1992)

“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.

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

“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.

3. A Clockwork Orange (1971)

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.

4. The Beach (2000)

“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.

5. Buena Vista Social Club (1999)

“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.

6. Last of the Mohicans (1992)

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