British Airways Releases Top 100 Movies that Inspire Travel


The folks over at British Airways have released their pick of the top 100 movies that inspire people to travel – and not just to Great Britain.

British Airways has compiled its ‘Top 100 Films that Inspire Travel’, to mark the launch of its pop up film event – Silent Picturehouse. It includes titles nominated by stars including Gwyneth Paltrow, Orlando Bloom, Professor Brian Cox and Colin Firth.

Silent Picturehouse will show travel inspired films in the evening, and children’s movies by day, using Sennheiser headsets to bring the in-flight experience to life. Held in London (22-26 July), tickets go on sale today (24 June), starting from £7.50 at

Here’s the complete list:

British Airways Top 100 Films that Inspire Travel are:

  • A Good Year
  • A Room with a View
  • The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
  • Amélie
  • Anchorman – The Legend of Ron Burgundy
  • Annie Hall
  • Around the World in 80 Days
  • Australia
  • The Beach
  • Before Sunrise
  • The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
  • Blue Hawaii
  • Braveheart
  • Breakfast at Tiffany’s
  • Captain Corelli’s Mandolin
  • To Catch a Thief
  • Casablanca
  • Casino Royale (2006)
  • Chariots of Fire
  • City of God
  • Cocktail
  • Coming to America
  • Crocodile Dundee
  • Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
  • The Darjeeling Limited
  • The Dark Knight
  • The Da Vinci Code
  • Dirty Dancing
  • Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
  • Dr. No
  • Eat Pray Love
  • E.T.
  • The Endless Summer (1966)
  • Enter the Dragon
  • Evita
  • Forrest Gump
  • Four Weddings and a Funeral
  • From Here to Eternity (1953)
  • Ghostbusters
  • Gone with the Wind
  • Gorillas in the Mist
  • The Hangover
  • Havana
  • The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
  • The Holiday
  • In Bruges
  • Indiana Jones, Raiders of the Lost Ark
  • Indecent Proposal
  • Into the Wild
  • It Started in Naples
  • It’s All Gone Pete Tong
  • Jaws
  • The King and I
  • La Dolce Vita
  • L.A. Story
  • La Vie En Rose
  • Lawrence of Arabia
  • Life of Pi
  • Lord of the Rings (The Fellowship of the Ring)
  • Lost in Translation
  • Mamma Mia
  • Manhattan
  • Memoirs of a Geisha
  • Miami Vice
  • Midnight in Paris
  • The Motorcylce Diaries
  • Moulin Rouge!
  • National Lampoon’s European Vacation
  • Notting Hill
  • Ocean’s Eleven (1960)
  • Out of Africa
  • The Piano
  • Planes, Trains and Automobiles
  • Pretty Woman
  • Quadrophenia
  • Roman Holiday
  • Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
  • Searching for Sugar Man
  • Sex and the City 2
  • Seven Years in Tibet
  • Shirley Valentine
  • Sideways
  • Skyfall
  • Sliding Doors
  • Sleepless in Seattle
  • Slumdog Millionaire
  • Somewhere
  • The Sound of Music
  • South Pacific
  • The Spy who Loved Me
  • Stand by Me
  • Summer Holiday
  • The Talented Mr Ripley
  • Thelma & Louise
  • Top Gun
  • Under the Tuscan Sun
  • Up
  • Up in the Air
  • When Harry Met Sally
  • 24 Hour Party People

Which ones are among your favorites? Which movie has inspired you to travel to Britain?


  1. avatarMatthew says

    The movies that have inspired me to travel to Britain are

    Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London (Fine for a kids movie. Just OK.)
    What A Girl Wants (A sweet rom-com featuring Amanda Bynes, Colin Firth and Kelly Preston about an American girl who flies to London to meet the father she never met. Recommended.)
    Winning London (The Olsen twins in London with Chicago Fire’s Jesse Spencer. Need I say more?)
    Love and Other Disasters (The late Brittany Murphy is a hoot in this surprisingly funny London-set tribute to Breakfast at Tiffany’s with an all-star UK cast.)
    London Suite (Although a TV movie, still a funny flick from the great Neil Simon. Recommended.)
    Oliver! (A great musical classic! Please sir, I want some more indeed!)
    Sliding Doors (Possibly the film that made Gwyneth live in London with Coldplay!)
    and… (Don’t laugh!)
    The glossy Working Title/Richard Curtis rom-coms. (Yes, they may be decried by Londoners, but they still are very funny movies.)

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