You don't have to travel to get a little wanderlust inspiration. There are countless movies and documentaries with stunning vistas and urban moments that can fuel anyone's wanderlust. Grab the wine, make the popcorn, and watch our "Top 10 Wanderlust Movies to Watch on Netflix":
FOR THE LOVER OF BEING AT SEA:
01. THE LIFE AQUATIC
Drama + Adventure + Comedy
Film Plot: With a plan to exact revenge on a mythical shark that killed his partner, oceanographer Steve Zissou rallies a crew that includes his estranged wife, a journalist, and a man who may or may not be his son. This film, starring Bill Murray and written and produced by Wes Anderson, is filled with a great case who face overwhelming complications including pirates, kidnapping, and bankruptcy in a comical way.
FOR THE LOVER OF TREASURE HUNTING:
Adventure + Drama
Film Plot: Ambitious Kenny has a dream, a vivid vision that promises mountains of brilliant and pure gold in the lush jungles of remote Indonesia; an aspiration which the well-known, yet still unlucky geologist Michael Acosta shares. Before long, down-on-his-luck Kenny will convince the eager geologist to become his partner and set off on an adventure deep into uncharted territory, while in the meantime, he would hunt for investors. Unfortunately though, as the risky expedition begins without a single speck of gold or the promise of it on the horizon, disease and failure will begin to threaten the short-lived dream.
FOR THE LOVER OF WAR FILMS:
DRAMA + SUSPENSE
Film Plot: 4 interlocking stories connected by a single gun converge at the end to reveal a complex and tragic story of the lives of humanity around the world and how we truly aren't all that different. Combined, it provides a powerful story and an equally powerful looking glass into the lives of seemingly random people around the world and it shows just how connected we really. While the storyline is quite intense, the scenic shots of Morocco, Mexico, and Japan make this a must see for adventure seekers.
FOR THE LOVER OF CAMPING STYLE ADVENTURES:
04. MOONRISE KINGDOM
DRAMA + ADVENTURE
Film Plot: We all remember young love. We’d do anything for it, even run away from home. Set on an island off the coast of New England in the 1960s, as a young boy and girl fall in love they are moved to run away together. Various factions of the town mobilize to search for them and the town is turned upside down - which might not be such a bad thing. This Wes Anderson film offers a lovely take on adventure in New England.
FOR THE LOVER OF EUROPEAN ROMANCES:
05. TO ROME WITH LOVE
DRAMA + SMART COMEDY
Film Plot: If you love the style of Woody Allen films, then this story will be right in line with a movie to love. In Rome, the America tourist Hayley meets the local lawyer Michelangelo on the street and soon they fall in love with each other. The film follows the lives of some visitors and residents of Rome and the romances, adventures and predicaments they get into.
FOR THE LOVER OF INDIA:
Film Plot: Lion is the heartbreaking true story of Saroo Brierley, who was separated from his family at the young age of five. Eventually, he was adopted by Sue and John Brierley and went to live in Australia. Over 20 years later, he decides to find his family using Google Earth and attempts to return to his village in India. This is an incredible film with a breathtaking performance from Dev Patel, and one that, frankly, didn’t get enough attention when it was released.
FOR THE LOVER OF Light-hearted ROMANCE:
07. Leap Year
COMEDY + ROMANCE
Film Plot: Anna is determined to finally marry her boyfriend of many years and follows him to Ireland in order to propose to him on leap day but just might find love in the Irishman she hires to take her to Dublin. The sweeping views of Ireland will have you wanting to visit the countryside as soon as possible!
FOR THE LOVER OF THE CLASSICS:
08. How to Steal a Million
ADVENTURE + COMEDY
HOW TO STEAL A MILLION
Film Plot: Nicole's father, a legendary art collector, lends his prized Cellini Venus to a prestigious Paris museum. It is a romantic comedy about a woman who must steal a statue from a Paris museum to help conceal her father's art forgeries, and the man who helps her and the complications that unfold along the way.
FOR THE LOVER OF ROAD TRIPS:
09. The Fundamentals of Caring
ADVENTURE + COMEDY
THE FUNDAMENTALS OF CARING
Film Plot: A writer (Paul Rudd) retires after a personal tragedy and becomes a disabled teen's caregiver. When the two embark on an impromptu road trip, their ability to cope is tested as they start to understand the importance of hope and friendship.
FOR THE LOVER OF THEATRICS:
10. Anna Karenina
Film Plot: Taking place in a series of shifting theater sets, the stunning costume design and breathtaking cinematography make this adaptation of Tolstoy's novel about an aristocrat (Keira Knightley) whose love affair with a handsome officer (Aaron Johnson) ends in tragedy the ultimate fantasy fulfillment.