Movies and TV to Inspire Travel

There is nothing like escaping into another world when you turn on your TV. Some of the best travel inspiration begins with our everyday exposure to on-screen entertainment. Many of these movies and shows work hard to capture the geographic and cultural beauty of the real-world experience. When you’re stuck at home, the screen may just be your best connection to travel.

While most titles can be found on Amazon Prime for rent or purchase, there are plenty of streaming services offering endless options for globe-trekking fanatics. We’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite travel movies and tv shows for all ages!

Get ready for your next movie night because you will be going places!

travel movies
  • Queen of Katwe (2016)
  • Finding Nemo (2003)
  • Coco (2017)
  • Ratatouille (2007)
  • Up (2009)
  • Moana (2016)
  • The Jungle Book (2016)
  • Lilo & Stitch (2002)
  • The Muppet Movie (1979)
  • The Princess and the Frog (2009)
  • Atlantis (2001)
  • Wall-E (2008)
  • Brave (2012)
  • Mulan (1998)
  • Muppet Babies (2018-2019)
  • Lion Guard (2015-2019)
travel movies
  • Mr Peabody and Sherman (2014)
  • Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008)
  • Magic School Bus (1997 & 2020)
  • Carmen Sandiego (2019-2021)
travel movies
  • March of the Penguins (2005)
  • A Little Princess (1995)
  • Happy Feet (2006)
  • Spies in Disguise (2019)
travel movies
  • Dora and the Lost City of Gold (2019)
  • Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009)
travel movies
  • Adventures of Tintin (2011)
  • Where on Earth is Carmen Sandiego? (1994-1999)

Don’t worry, we didn’t forget the older kids

  • The Cheetah Girls (2003), The Cheetah Girls 2 (2006), and The Cheetah Girls 3: One World (2008): Disney+
  • Lizzie McGuire Movie (2003): Disney+
  • Roman Holiday (1953): Amazon Prime
  • Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013): Hulu
  • Indiana Jones Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981): CBS All Access
  • Indiana Jones Temple of Doom (1984): CBS All Access
  • Dr Who (2005-present): HBO Max
  • Wizard of Oz (1939): HBO Max
  • Goonies (1985): HBO Max
  • National Treasure (2004) and National Treasure: Book of Secrets (2007): Disney+
  • The Sound of Music (1965): Disney+
  • To Catch a Thief (1955): Amazon Prime
  • The Princess Bride (1987): Hulu
  • Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989): CBS All Access
  • Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008): CBS All Access
  • Amazing Race (2001-present): CBS All Access
  • Murder on the Orient Express (1974): HBO Max

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You can even watch some of these programs with your friends and family who live far away—check out the Disney+ Group Watch and Hulu Watch Party features for your next long-distance gathering!


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