Embark on a cinematic journey of love and adventure as we invite you to “Drift Away with 10 Romantic Travel Movies.” In this enchanting exploration, we delve into a collection of films that beautifully blend romance and wanderlust, transporting viewers to breathtaking destinations around the world. Whether you’re a hopeless romantic dreaming of far-off places or a travel enthusiast seeking a dash of love in picturesque landscapes, this curated list promises to evoke emotions and ignite your passion for both storytelling and globetrotting.

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From the bustling streets of Paris to the serene beaches in Bali, each movie on our list weaves a tale of love that unfolds against a backdrop of stunning scenery. These films not only capture the essence of romantic relationships but also celebrate the transformative power of travel. As we navigate through this cinematic odyssey, be prepared to experience the allure of new beginnings, the thrill of unexpected encounters, and the magic that happens when love and travel intersect.

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So, grab your popcorn, snuggle up with a loved one, and let these 10 romantic travel movies whisk you away on a heartfelt expedition where love knows no boundaries, and every destination becomes a character in the enchanting story of romance.

Here are 10 wonderful travel movies with elements of romance:

What Happens in Vegas (2008)


Joy (Cameron Diaz) who breaks up with her boyfriend is persuaded by her friend to take a vacation in Las Vegas. In Vegas, Joy meets Jack (Ashton Kutcher), who is fired from his father’s furniture factory due to lazy work. The two people who meet by chance open their hearts and spend a crazy night together. However, Joy sees a dazzling wedding ring on her finger when she wakes up in the next morning. Later, a gambling with their cooperation wins $3 million prizes. To keep the prize money to themselves, they leave no means untried to force each other to ask for divorce first. A contest full of wit and humor spreads out subsequently…

Eat Pray Love (2010)


Elizabeth Gilbert (Julia Roberts) ends a painful marriage, and she packs up for a trip that is as much about releasing the pressure, finding the true essence of life, and being alone with herself. She goes out into the wide world, to Italy, India, Bali (Indonesia), and lives in these places briefly for a year. She feels the joy brought by the food in Italy, the power from pray in India, and finally, in Bali, she seems to stumble upon her true love, Felipe (Javier Bardem). This time, she wants to make the perfect balance between love and a quiet life…

50 First Dates (2004)


Let’s shout an Aloha! You probably have only one first love, but Henry (Adam Sandler) has 50 first loves, all with the same girl. Henry is a veterinarian at a Hawaii aquarium. One day, he meets a beautiful girl named Lucy (Drew Barrymore) in a café, and then he makes a bold courtship to her. They are soon in love with each other. However, Lucy suffered from a rare illness of short-term memory loss as a result of a car accident later. When the sun rises the next morning, she will forget all about the previous day. Henry cannot give up his beloved girl, with the help of his friend Ula (Rob Schneider), he starts the plan that let Lucy once again fall in love with him when every new day comes.

Under the Tuscan Sun (2003)


Italy’s sun is back! The failure of the marriage is a cruel blow to Frances (Diane Lane), a writer in her thirties. Thanks to a considerate friend, she is arranged to travel to Tuscany, Italy. To her surprise, the breathtaking beauty area changed the rest of her life. Some coincidences tie a dissoluble bond between Frances and a house she sees in an advertisement. Later, Frances decides to give up everything in America and set up a new nest in this foreign country. Frances meets new neighbors and learns how to get along with them, while renovates her house. The sunshine of Tuscany fills her heart, she grows up again in the new place.

Lost in Translation (2003)


Sushi, anime, sakura… what else does Japan have? Come on, Scarlett guides you to discover Tokyo. Bob (Bill Murray) is a movie star, goes there to shoot a commercial whiskey advertisement, while Charlotte (Scarlett Johansson) accompanies her workaholic husband John (Giovanni Ribisi) to travel in Tokyo. On a sleepless night, Bob and Charlotte meet at the bar in a fancy hotel, and this fortuitous meeting soon forms a wonderful friendship between them. Charlotte and Bob set off on an adventure in Tokyo, where they meet people of all levels in society and find it is rewarding to listen to different stories. In addition to joy, they also find new faith in life.

Midnight in Paris (2011)


Gil (Owen Wilson) is a Hollywood movie writer who wants to finish his first novel in Paris, a city full of luxury romance, he thinks. His fiancée Inez (Rachel McAdams) that to only buy some furniture for their marriage in Paris, tries to stop Gil writing his novel there. During the upset time, Gil ambulates in town alone. Suddenly, the arrival of a carriage brings him to a celebrity party that he couldn’t imagine. At the party, he not only talks to Hemingway (Corey Stoll), Fitzgeralds (Tom Hiddleston and Alison Pill), and Dalí (Adrien Brody), but also has special feelings for Picasso’s lover Adriana (Marion Cotillard). Gil is more and more intoxicated with Paris.

Leap Year (2010)


In Ireland, there is a tradition that successful marriage proposals are made when a woman proposes to her husband on February 29 in each leap year. Anna (Amy Adams) sets off on a journey to Dublin for that. The weather is always bad there in February. Anna’s plane nearly falls in the bad weather; finally, it lands in a different part of Ireland. At a small hotel, she pays the innkeeper Declan (Matthew Goode) to Dublin, and it starts a series of unlucky things. They disguise as lovers and lodge in a local farmer’s house, but the host wants to see the “young couple” kissing. Maybe it is a magical kiss, they start to have chemistry.

A Room with A View (1986)


Lucy (Helena Bonham Carter) and her cousin Charlotte (Maggie Smith) travel to Florence, Italy for a holiday, where they meet George (Julian Sands) and his father. George’s father gives his room to Lucy because she is frustrated by the poor view from her room. Lucy and George later fall in love. But George’s class background is antipathetic to Lucy’s upper class, standing on the two sides, they often misunderstand each other. After returning home, Lucy is engaged to Cecil (Daniel Day-Lewis) who is a musician soon. But now, Lucy begins to miss George’s genuine passion, and she wants to break the constraint caused by their classes and go back to George.

Cairo Time (2010)


Juliette (Patricia Clarkson) flies from Canada to Cairo, Egypt, to visit her husband Mark (Tom McCamus), who works there for the United Nations’ management of refugees, on her vacation. But she is told that Mark can’t leave there and he has to stay on the work because of the new outbreak of armed conflict in the Gaza Strip. Thus, Mark asks his former security officer and Egyptian friend, Tareq (Alexander Siddig) to take care of Juliette. Tareq leads Juliette to visit around in town, under the beautiful scenery, Juliette and Tareq step to each other closer and closer, a subtle affair between them gradually and quietly spread. 

The Painted Veil (2006)


London girl Kitty (Naomi Watts), in order to escape the peacockish social circle in the 1920s, accepts the proposal of the taciturn doctor Walter (Edward Norton). After they go to Shanghai, Walter quickly puts himself into the bacteriology study. Lonely Kitty soon has an affair with a married man, Charles (Liev Schreiber). When Walter perceives her wife’s affair, he takes Kitty to a distant town ravaged by cholera to help control the epidemic. They are finally able to open up to each other and are in love again, but as they are closer and closer, Walter is infected with cholera…

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