Movies That Travel Well


Coming Attractions:

Johnny Depp in The Tourist

The Tourist

Opens in U.S. December 10:  Starring Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie.  Now There’s some scenery!


The background scenery promises to be enticing, too. Venezia. (Not my favorite city, as I explained over a Your Life Is a Trip–but it does make good movie.) The movie is a thriller and I’ll watch Johnny Depp in most anything, so, December 10 is marked on the calendar, you’d better believe. Check out the action-packed web site for The Touristwith games to keep you busy until the opening. Or download a Twitter skin. Or an icon — you can have Angelina’s face as your icon! Uh, guys, you might want to use Johnny Depp’s face instead??? I’m just sayin’.

On the Road with Fridge

Round Ireland With a Fridge

Great Britain: Opened in Sept. U.S.: Maybe Never. Great, funny book by Tony Hawkes. Questionable movie (roundly panned in this review) from Cambridge (England). We in America may never get to see the scrumptious Irish scenery if all the reviews are that bad because it will never get distributed in the U.S.  I have been looking forward to this one, too. Ah, well. The book is still on my TBR list, so guess I’d better go read it. Meanwhile, you can watch a trailer on You Tube. Or buy the DVD from British Amazon. Or visit the film’s web site. Or follow author Tony Hawkes on Twitter @fridgeman.


Ten modern movies that are almost as good as traveling to their settings. From Bootsnall (the Platinum Sponsor of Passports With a Purpose–where you can win incredible travel prizes that may let you check out those locales yourself.)

Movies that make you want to travel from the blogger who calls himself The Brooklyn Nomad

General Movie Research for Travelers:

Best site to find movie locations. Clicking on google map shows picture of specific location.

Best web site for movie insider stuff. Film Gecko

What is the absolutely BEST travel movie you have ever seen? (Suggest you check Brooklyn Nomad’s article and all 44 comments before answering. You may have forgotten one.)

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About Vera Marie Badertscher

A freelance writer who loves to travel. When she is not traveling she is reading about travel. When she is not reading or traveling, she is sharing with the readers of A Traveler's Library, or recreating her family's past at Ancestors In Aprons . She has written for Reel Life With Jane, Life is a Trip and other websites. Also co-author of a biography, Quincy Tahoma, The Life and Legacy of a Navajo Artist. Contact Vera Marie by e-mail.

15 thoughts on “Movies That Travel Well

  1. I know you said you’re not a fan of Venice but reading about film locations there really makes me want to get on my gondola and go glide up the Grand Canal.

    Loving the site, keep up the good work.

  2. I love the idea of “on the road with fridge” and probably would even go see it even if all the reviews were bad. I just like silly stuff like that. I guess I’ll read the book.

  3. I just love the movie “Bruges,” as does my husband. He thoroughly disliked the city, finding it to be overly and self-consciously cute. Maybe a category for movies that can spare you a trip?

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