Wanderlust movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant wanderlust movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, feel good, visually appealing, touching, emotional and melancholic films and TV shows about / with wanderlust, storytelling, runaway, mentor, culture clash, destiny, travel, dialogue, love and beautiful scenery plots mostly in Drama, Adventure and Romance genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
wanderlust movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as wanderlust: Into the Wild (2007), Wild (2014), The Beach (2000), Lost in Translation (2003), The Hangover Part II (2011), Midnight in Paris (2011), Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008), Eat Pray Love (2010), Tracks (2013), Easy Rider (1969).

List of wanderlust movies

Into the Wild (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: The true story of top student and athlete, Christopher McCandless, who after graduating from Emory University in 1992, abandoned his possessions, gave his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and hitchhiked to Alaska to live in the wilderness.
Style: road movie, philosophical, melancholic, inspirational, motivational ...
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, road trip, self discovery, wilderness, solitude, freedom, journey, life philosophy, isolation, lifestyle change, adventurer, beautiful scenery ...
Time: 20th century, year 1990, year 1992, year 1991, 90s
Place: alaska, los angeles, north america, usa, arizona ...
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Wild (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A woman with a tragic past decides to start her new life by hiking for one thousand miles on the Pacific Crest Trail.
Style: meditative, captivating, road movie, uplifting, touching ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: wilderness, self discovery, survival, hiking, nature, female protagonist, human spirit, death of mother, cheating on husband, grief, loneliness, starting over ...
Time: year 1995, 20th century, 90s
Place: california, portland oregon, usa, mojave desert, oregon
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The Beach (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Twenty-something 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.
Style: psychological, scenic, tense, stylized, intellectual ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: travel, island, adventurer, utopia, obsessive quest, exotic island, beach, drugs, tourist, marijuana, desire, secret place ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 2000
Place: thailand, southeast asia, bangkok thailand
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Lost in Translation (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Two lost souls visiting Tokyo -- the young, neglected wife of a photographer and a washed-up movie star shooting a TV commercial -- find an odd solace and pensive freedom to be real in each other's company, away from their lives in America.
Style: melancholic, atmospheric, psychological, intellectual, thought provoking ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: loneliness, friendship, midlife crisis, age difference, older man younger woman relationship, relationships, fish out of water, love story, unlikely couple, actor, adultery, culture clash ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo, asia, canada, yale university ...
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The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A timid magazine photo manager who lives life vicariously through daydreams embarks on a true-life adventure when a negative goes missing.
Style: feel good, inspirational, motivational, surreal, scenic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: travel, self discovery, daydreamer, life changing experience, loneliness, adventurer, photographer, obsessive quest, coworker, journey, disorder, workplace ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: iceland, greenland, usa, new york, los angeles ...
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The Hangover Part II (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The Hangover crew heads to Thailand for Stu's wedding. After the disaster of a bachelor party in Las Vegas last year, Stu is playing it safe with a mellow pre-wedding brunch. However, nothing goes as planned and Bangkok is the perfect setting ...
Style: funny, humorous, absurd, realistic, bad ending ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: wedding, party, bachelor party, road trip, hung over, friendship, strip club, farce, memory loss, weed, disappearance, engaged ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: las vegas, thailand, asia, usa, bangkok thailand ...
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Midnight in Paris (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Spain, USA, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A romantic comedy about a family traveling to the French capital for business. The party includes a young engaged couple forced to confront the illusion that a life different from their own is better.
Style: feel good, surreal, melancholic, sentimental, romantic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: time travel, literature, bohemian life, magic realism, fall in love, painter, love and romance, artist, nostalgia, writers, writer's life, art history ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 1920s, year 2010, 2010s ...
Place: paris france, france, versailles, europe, montmartre paris
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Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Spain, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Two girlfriends on a summer holiday in Spain become enamored with the same painter, unaware that his ex-wife, with whom he has a tempestuous relationship, is about to re-enter the picture.
Style: sexy, sexual, romantic, philosophical, erotic ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, adult
Plot: love triangle, polyamory, artist, women, love and romance, art, love, bohemian life, fall in love, love story, lifestyle, sex ...
Time: 21st century
Place: barcelona, spain, europe, new york, catalonia
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Eat Pray Love (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Liz Gilbert had everything a modern woman is supposed to dream of having – a husband, a house and a successful career – yet like so many others, she found herself lost, confused and searching for what she really wanted in life. Newly divorced ...
Style: inspirational, romantic, touching, road movie, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, date night, chick flick
Plot: travel, self discovery, love, life, midlife crisis, lifestyle change, female protagonist, fall in love, starting over, introspection, journey, changing lives ...
Time: 21st century
Place: italy, india, bali, rome italy, indonesia ...
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Tracks (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Accompanied only by her faithful dog and four camels, an Australian satisfies her craving for solitude by embarking on a solo trip across the desert from Alice Springs to the Indian Ocean.
Style: uplifting, touching, scenic, atmospheric, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: desert, wilderness, travel, solitude, survival, human spirit, camel, beautiful scenery, obsessive quest, dog, photographer, aborigine ...
Time: year 1977, 20th century, 70s, year 1973, year 1935 ...
Place: australia, africa
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Easy Rider (1969)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A cross-country trip to sell drugs puts two hippie bikers on a collision course with small-town prejudices.
Style: road movie, psychedelic, avant garde, surreal, atmospheric ...
Plot: hippie, road trip, motorcycle, friendship, on the road, biker, marijuana, existentialism, rock music, drugs, rebelliousness, self discovery ...
Time: year 1969, 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: new orleans, los angeles, california, usa, southern usa ...
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National Lampoon's Vacation (1983)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Clark Griswold is on a quest to take his family on a quest to Walley World theme park for a vacation, but things don't go exactly as planned.
Style: road movie, funny, humorous, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: road trip, youth, cross country, plan gone awry, small town, on the road, dog, couple relations, relatives, family holiday, disorder, couples ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: colorado, chicago illinois, california, usa, arizona ...
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Romancing the Stone (1984)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Romance
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Though she can spin wild tales of passionate romance, novelist Joan Wilder has no life of her own. Then one day adventure comes her way in the form of a mysterious package. It turns out that the parcel is the ransom she'll need to free her ...
Style: feel good, exciting, light, entertaining, romantic ...
Audience: kids, chick flick, girls' night, family outing, date night
Plot: treasure hunt, jungle, unlikely couple, opposites attract, chase, escapades, treasure map, stranded, map, travel, gem, beautiful scenery ...
Time: 80s, year 1984, future, 20th century
Place: south america, colombia, new york, central america, latin america
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National Lampoon's European Vacation (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The Griswalds win a vacation to Europe on a game show, and thus pack their bags for the continent. They do their best to catch the flavor of Europe, but they just don't know how to be be good tourists. Besides, they have trouble taking holidays ...
Style: humorous, road movie, parody, light, not serious ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: travel, dysfunctional family, on the road, family relations, nothing goes right, family problems, vacation, tourist, american abroad, american tourist, disorder, parents and children ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: europe, germany, paris france, london, england ...
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Out of Africa (1985)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 161 min.
Story: Out of Africa tells the story of the life of Danish author Karen Blixen, who at the beginning of the 20th century moved to Africa to build a new life for herself. The film is based on the autobiographical novel by Karen Blixen from 1937.
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, romantic, sexy ...
Audience: chick flick, date night
Plot: colonialism, love story, infidelity, writers, love and romance, love, lion, adaptation, unlikely friendships, mentor, love affair, destructive relationship ...
Time: 1910s, 1920s, 19th century, victorian era, 1930s ...
Place: africa, kenya, denmark
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Crocodile Dundee (1986)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Country: Australia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When a New York reporter plucks crocodile hunter Dundee from the Australian Outback for a visit to the Big Apple, it's a clash of cultures and a recipe for good-natured comedy as naïve Dundee negotiates the concrete jungle. Dundee proves that ...
Style: feel good, humorous, romantic, funny, exciting ...
Audience: chick flick, kids, girls' night, date night
Plot: culture clash, tourist, escapades, fish out of water, jungle, transformation, swamp, life philosophy, adventurer, crocodile, creativity, mentor ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, australia, los angeles, usa, manhattan new york city ...
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Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Music, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A pair of failing high school students -- Bill S. Preston, Esquire and Ted "Theodore" Logan -- are visited by a time traveler from the future who takes them on an adventure through time to gather up actual historical figures to help them ...
Style: funny, feel good, light, humorous, absurd ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, date night
Plot: time travel, time machine, teenager, high school, changing the past or future, sent to the past, time, rock and roll, travel, medieval, classmate classmate relationship, slacker ...
Time: 80s, middle ages, future, 20th century, year 1988 ...
Place: ancient greece, california, athens greece, washington d.c., usa ...
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Last Holiday (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: After she's diagnosed with a terminal illness, a shy woman decides to take a European vacation.
Style: feel good, touching, sentimental, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: terminal illness, vacation, love and romance, female protagonist, holiday, human nature, hotel, cooking, african american, food, chef, spa ...
Time: 21st century
Place: europe, new orleans, czech republic, new jersey, austria ...
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How Much Further (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ecuador
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Esperanza and Tristeza both have to get to Cuenca. However, by an unlucky turn of events, the bus they are on gets delayed due to a worker strike. Taking their journey into their own hands, they decide to hitchhike to Cuenca. Along the way they meet ...
Style: road movie, realistic, touching, captivating, scenic ...
Plot: countryside, journey, self discovery, strike, hopes, on the road, travel, hitchhiking, student, journalist, survival, couples ...
Time: 21st century
Place: ecuador, andes mountains
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In the Time of the Butterflies (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In the Time of the Butterflies is inspired by the true story of the three Mirabal sisters who, in 1960, were murdered for their part in an underground plot to overthrow the government.
Style: realistic, serious, political
Plot: politics, butterfly, government, political corruption, revolution, siblings relations, tragic love, vengeance, dishonesty, love and romance, conspiracy, professor ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: dominican republic
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I Am Dina (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway, Sweden, France, Germany, Denmark
Duration: 125 min.
Story: In Northern Norway during the 1860s, a little girl named Dina accidentally causes her mother's death. Overcome with grief, her father refuses to raise her, leaving her in the care of the household servants. Dina grows up wild and unmanageable, ...
Style: talky, intense, stylized, emotional, touching ...
Plot: life philosophy, relationships, justice, contests and competitions, death in the family, haunted by the past, family relations, family problems, older woman younger man sex, master and servant, curses spells and rituals, parents and children ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: norway, europe
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DreamKeeper (2003)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada, Germany
Duration: 174 min.
Story: In South Dakota, in an Indian reservation, an old storyteller Indian asks his grandson Shane, who is in trouble owing money to some bad guys, to take his old pony and him to Albuquerque to the great powwow, an Indian meeting. While traveling, ...
Style: atmospheric, touching, sentimental, feel good, epic ...
Plot: native american, native americans, on the road, obsessive quest, self discovery, human nature, friendship, grandfather grandson relationship, good versus evil, escapades, society, gang ...
Place: south dakota, usa, new mexico, montana
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Kannathil Muthamittal (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: India
Duration: 136 min.
Story: A little girl is told by her parents that she is adopted. Determined to find her birth mother, her family eventually agrees to take her to Sri Lanka, where they are abducted by the terrorist group known as the Tamil Tigers.
Style: serious, touching, realistic, emotional, feel good ...
Plot: suicide bomber, adoption, family relations, parents and children, uncover truth, family problems, on the run, adopted daughter, civil war, baby, birthday, flash forward ...
Time: 21st century
Place: india, sri lanka, asia
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Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea, Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: This South Korean film takes place on an isolated lake, where an old monk lives in a small floating temple. The monk has a young boy living with him, learning to become a monk. We watch as seasons and years pass by.
Style: philosophical, atmospheric, melancholic, meditative, spiritual ...
Plot: buddhism, isolation, coming of age, existentialism, buddhist monk, life & death, guilt, life, meditation, nature, monk, buddhist ...
Time: 21st century
Place: south korea, korea, india, asia
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Travelers and Magicians (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Bhutan
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A young government official, named Dondup, who is smitten with America (he even has a denim gho) dreams of escaping there while stuck in a beautiful but isolated village. He hopes to connect in the U.S. with a visa out of the country. He misses the ...
Style: road movie, captivating, serious, atmospheric, anthropological ...
Plot: magic, buddhism, monk, road trip, self discovery, clergy, introspection, friendship, culture clash, on the road, buddhist, hopes ...
Time: 21st century
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House of Flying Daggers (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In 9th century China, a corrupt government wages war against a rebel army called the Flying Daggers. A romantic warrior breaks a beautiful rebel out of prison to help her rejoin her fellows, but things are not what they seem.
Style: stylized, exciting, epic, sexy, breathtaking ...
Audience: teens
Plot: martial arts, sword fight, swords and armor, tragic love, warrior, love triangle, love, kung fu, emperor, heroine, tang dynasty, resistance ...
Time: middle ages, 9th century
Place: china, hong kong, asia, ancient china
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Valley of Flowers (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: India, France, Japan, Germany
Duration: 155 min.
Story: A Himalayan legend of a love struggling against the inevitability of death, an astonishing tale spanning from the early 19th century mountain existence, to hectic, bustling modern day Tokyo.
Style: erotic, tense, captivating, mystical, romantic ...
Plot: impossible love, love, buddhism, immortality, love of one's life, suicide, reincarnation, highwayman, changing lives, male female relationship, escapades, gang ...
Place: himalaya, tokyo
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Memoirs of a Geisha (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Japan, USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: A sweeping romantic epic set in Japan in the years before World War II, a penniless Japanese child is torn from her family to work as a maid in a geisha house.
Style: emotional, stylized, captivating, romantic, dramatic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: love story, women, geisha, age difference, older man younger woman relationship, japanese culture, rivalry, brothel, slavery, destiny, love and romance, orphan ...
Time: 1920s, 1940s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, kyoto japan
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Tanna (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: Australia, Vanuatu
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In a traditional tribal society in the South Pacific, a young girl, Wawa, falls in love with her chief’s grandson, Dain. When an inter-tribal war escalates, Wawa is unknowingly betrothed as part of a peace deal. The young lovers run away, refusing ...
Style: captivating, sentimental, psychological, realistic, anthropological ...
Audience: date night
Plot: pacific island, tradition, native tribe, tribe, australian aboriginal, volcano, conflict, warrior, love, forbidden love, tragic love, lovers ...
Place: africa, pacific ocean
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The Serpent (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 458 min.
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Story: The remarkable story of how murderer Charles Sobhraj was captured. As the chief suspect in unsolved murders of young Western travellers across India, Thailand and Nepal’s ‘Hippie Trail’ in 1975 and 1976, Sobhraj had repeatedly slipped from the ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, rough, anime, thrilling ...
Plot: serial killer, tourist, police investigation, death, incompetent police, private investigation, murder investigation, murder, corrupt official, incompetent official, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, true crime ...
Time: 70s
Place: bangkok thailand, thailand, india, nepal, paris france ...
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