5 Netflix Movies that Inspire Wanderlust

While the blizzard in New York didn't pan out to be the "snowmageddon" the media was warning about, it's still nice to have a day off to enjoy watching the snow fall. It's also the perfect time to share my list of my top five travel-themed movies to watch on Netflix. Even Marriott Hotels is jumping on the movie streaming bandwagon.


For those looking for a film that will likely to spur a post-viewing discussion among the room, this is it. Learn about the conflict and potential impact the discovery of oil within a National Park and World Heritage Site in the DRC has. (Read my in-depth review here)

The Endless Summer

Two surfers set out in search of the perfect wave, traveling to South Africa, Australia, and California. In other words, the antidote to your winter blues.


Ahh Paris. No other city can provide as good of a backdrop for such a sweet and fantasy-filled love story.

City of God 

For the drama and action enthusiast, this film is about resisting the temptation of drugs and crime in a Rio de Janeiro slum.

The Trip to Italy

Full of witty banter and beautiful Italian scenery as two food writers travel to Tuscany, Rome and the Amalfi Coast.

Now, if you'll excuse me, I need to start making some progress on this queue.