Movies That Inspire Wanderlust, For When You Desperately Need A Vacation

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It's easy to escape into a movie for two hours at a time. Some movies, however, inspire a real-world escape from the mundane. Films open up parts of the world we may have never seen, or even thought to explore. Watching characters set out on their own adventures can make us wonder why we aren't following our own bliss somewhere incredible. Like, say, to the sandy beaches of the Greek islands (thanks, Mamma Mia!), a villa just outside of Florence (Under the Tuscan Sun, naturally), or even a wild karaoke bar in Tokyo (to finally check off all of our Lost In Translation fantasies.)
Of course, it's much easier to say you wish to travel than to book a flight to Fiji. But if what you need is a little dose of the travel bug to finally kick your butt into gear to plan that vacay, these movies should do the trick. Ready for white-sand beaches, blue oceans, and wide-open skies?
Click through to check out the movies that will surely inspire a serious case of wanderlust.

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