15 Movies With Life-Changing Journeys

The greatest filmmakers sometimes find it hard to create a perfect blend of gripping plot and striking visuals. But the creators of the movies in this collection did an excellent job and managed to cope with this difficult task brilliantly. These movies hail from different genres, and they have different styles and evoke different moods, but the appeal is the same. They’re all gripping — you definitely won’t forget any of these films.

A Perfect Getaway

A young couple, hoping to make their honeymoon romantic and memorable, head to a picturesque island. But as soon as the newlyweds arrive, they learn that two killers have murdered many people close to the place where they’re staying. This film keeps viewers intrigued and entertained not only with its amazing plot twists but also with its panoramic shots of Hawaii, Puerto Rico and Jamaica.

The Edge

The Edge

Baldwin and Hopkins starring in this super cool movie and one of my all-time favorites! And if to all of this we add stunning visuals of Alaska, the atmosphere turns into something mysterious. And there’s one more reason why you have to see this movie — for the way in which the main heroes experience meaningful changes in their attitudes, behavior, and overall personality throughout the course of their journey in the wilderness, which is all about their survival.

Taken 2

The first part of the Taken trilogy tells the story of a man who will stop at nothing to rescue his daughter from the clutches of human traffickers. And now, in the second film, the exact opposite is true — the daughter has to save her parents from certain death. This journey will be hard to forget. A gripping storyline together with the amazing urban landscape of Istanbul makes this an awesome movie to watch.

Point Break, 2015

A young FBI agent is sent undercover to infiltrate a gang of criminals and to accompany them in their arduous and hazardous journey. Who are these criminals? They’re extreme sports-obsessives attempting to complete eight ultimate ordeals and get rich. For the young FBI agent, becoming a member of this team is no picnic. But that is where things get even more interesting.

Cast Away

Cast Away itself has opened a new name to refer to people who are stranded on a desert island — Chuck Noland. The film has both wonderful scenes showing the beauty of the Fiji Islands and an interesting plot, telling the story of how a person can change their life after spending years in solitude.

Into the Wild

A young man from a rich family abandons his privileged life and lives in his big green bus in the middle of nowhere. Based on a true story, Into the Wild stars a brilliant Emile Hirsch and features an incredible number of amazing scenes shot out in the wilderness. Directed and written by the great Sean Penn.

Leap Year

This is one of the best stories showing how love can appear at the most unexpected time. The breathtaking views and warm yellow-green colors of Ireland make this film a pleasure to watch. But not only this and a captivating storyline work here to grab the viewer’s attention. The film also draws the audience in with its authentic Irish atmosphere, offering every girl the chance to find out something new about leap years.

The Painted Veil

This film depicts the challenging story of two people who fell in love with each other only after years of unhappy marriage. With its original plot and stunning panoramic views of China’s mountains, rivers, and fields, this one’s definitely worth seeing.


Based on a true story, Kon-Tiki was shot in Norway, Thailand, the Maldives, Bulgaria, Malta and the USA. The film offers not only rich, stunning visuals, but also tells a thought-provoking and dramatic story about a long raft ride through the Pacific Ocean. Watch the movie if you love an adventure.

The Physician

The film tells the story of a young man who takes a long and dangerous journey on foot from England to Persia in order to unravel the mystery of ’gut infection’, and to learn how to treat it. Trying to save other people’s lives, the main hero finds himself on the verge of death, which ultimately changes his own life dramatically.

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Blueprint Pictures

This was one movie which I waited for a long time before it hit theaters and what a movie it was! Some British pensioners go to exotic India to stay in the majestic Marigold Hotel. The most exciting adventures of our restless travelers only begin when they arrive at the hotel. It is a light-hearted movie which is all about love and having fun.

Midnight in Paris

You’ll hardly be able to look at the world the same way again after Midnight in Paris. The Academy Award winner for best screenplay, this is a masterful work by director Woody Allen, with Owen Wilson offering a stunning performance as a hopelessly romantic writer.

To Rome with Love

This is yet another masterpiece by Woody Allen. Most of the action in the film takes place in one of the world’s most beautiful cities — Rome. It tells several stories all at once, showing how the lives of different people — visitors and residents of the Italian capital — are changed forever by various events. Romantic and humorous, this film is full of beautiful views of Rome’s streets and squares.

The Darjeeling Limited

It is a brilliant comedy about three foolish brothers who travel across India on a clapped-out train and find themselves stranded in the middle of a desert. With Owen Wilson, Adrien Brody and Jason Schwartzman in it, the movie well worth your time.

The Good Dinosaur

This is the story of the life-changing journey undertaken by a small but kind dinosaur. The locations depicted in this animated film are so detailed and realistic that they could rival a wildlife program. Disney’s graphic designers did a perfect job!

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