The Best Travel Movies Of All Time (VIDEOS)

12/21/2010 11:43am ET | Updated November 22, 2011

Whether it's a jaunt in the station wagon to see Grandma, or a grand European backpacking tour, travel is a ubiquitous element in film and enough to inspire us to escape the doldrums and see the world. This is never more true than during the holiday season. Something about the sweet smells of a familiar kitchen and the exciting energy of a new city can motivate even the most defined scrooge.

The team at the Movie Review Query Engine feels the same, and they've put together a list of all your favorite movies that pay homage to travel. There's a bit of everything, whether it be the typical family vacation or a more exotic getaway, and there's no better time to catch-up with these flicks than during the holiday off-time. So, pack your bags, don't forget your passport, and get lost in these travel films. Consider this a Christmas movie wish list.

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