There are many directors and screenwriters who, throughout the history of cinema , have taken inspiration from the world of travel to create authentic works of art and stick us in the saddle with extravagant stories and mind-blowing landscapes. And it is that when the characters of a movie leave their comfort zone and decide to travel to any corner of the world, anything can happen.
With the excuse that last October 27 was the World Day of Audiovisual Heritage, Amadeus Spain, which is the subsidiary of Amadeus IT Group in our country, launched a survey to choose the best travel film in history with the help of 800 travel agents. Here we tell you which has been the best travel film of all time and which have been the most voted films in each category. Would you like to join us?
The best movie of all time
According to the survey carried out by Amadeus Spain, the best film of all time is “ Out of Africa ”, a film directed by Sydney Pollack in 1985. The protagonists are none other than Meryl Streep and Robert Redford. The story is based on the autobiographical book of the same name by the writer Karen Blixen and tells several episodes of this Danish woman who, for a part of her life, lived in Kenya.
Tourism and Adventure
"Out of Africa" has also been chosen as the best "Tourism and Adventure" film, something that does not surprise us at all, since the film perfectly shows how the protagonist falls madly in love with the land and the people of Kenya . In addition, it is important to note that it won seven Oscars , including "Best Picture", "Best Director" and "Best Screenplay". Pollack’s film is followed by "Around the World in 80 Days" (1956), "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade" and "Seven Years in Tibet."
The best film in the "Experience Travel" category has been " Under the Tuscan Sun ", directed by Audrey Wells. This 1994 film tells a romantic story that takes place in different beautiful settings: Positano, Cortona, Rome, Florence, San Francisco … In this section, “Eat, pray, love”, a 2010 film directed by Ryan Murphy and starring Julia Roberts. Cities such as New York, Delhi, Pataudi, Bali, Rome and Naples were filmed. We should also talk about "Thelma and Louis", a road movie directed by Ridley Scott. Starring Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis, it shows places like Utah, Bakersfield and California.
The first place in the "Business Travel" category goes to " Up ni the Air "; a 2009 film directed by Jason Reitman that was shot in various places in the United States: St. Louis, Michigan, Detroit, Omaha, Las Vegas, Nebraska, Miami, Florida … This film starring George Clooney is followed by “Los in Translation ”, A film by Sofia Coppola that takes place in Tokyo and Kyoto; “Welcome to the North”, by Dany Boon, which was filmed in Bergues (France); and "The Accidental Tourist", a Lawrence Kasdan film shot in Baltimore, London and Paris.
The winner of the “Different Journey” category could not be other than “ The Life of Pi ”, by Ang Lee, which takes place in Montreal, Taiwan, India and New Zealand. Second place goes to "The Hangover," a comedy directed by Todd Phillips that was shot in California and Las Vegas; and the third for "Little Miss Sunshine", a road movie that takes place in different areas of Arizona and California.
Travels in the time
How could it be otherwise, the best "Time Travel" movie is " Back to the Future ", a 1985 classic directed by Robert Zemeckis. Second place goes to "Midnight in Paris", a Woody Allen film that was shot entirely in the French capital. Finally, we want to talk about “Total Challenge”, a science fiction film directed by Len Wiseman, which was shot in Mexico and Nevada.