The Greatest Race (Amazon)
Two early 20th century daredevils, the Great Leslie and his despicable rival Professor Fate, will stop at nothing to beat the other. A proposed automobile race from New York to Paris leads to a few unexpected turns – not to mention the biggest pie fight of all time. It stars the classic Some Like It Hot duo, Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon alongside Natalie Wood and Peter Falk. If anyone loves this movie as much as I do… do I dare say… remake? Push the button Max!
I know this movie isn’t technically a travel movie but I would argue that it has one of the best flight scenes (and dress fitting scenes) of all time. On the way to Maya Rudolph’s bachelorette party to Vegas, you’ve got xanaxed Kristen Wiig seeing a colonial woman on the wing of a plane, a skeptical Melissa McCarthy accusing a man (her husband IRL) of being an air marshal, drunk and emotional Ellie Kemper venting to Wendi McLendon, and the perfect and composed Rose Byrne… what could possibly go wrong?
Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (Amazon Prime)
This is one of, if not THE most known and beloved Bollywood movie across the board. Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol meet on a train during their travels through Europe, but that’s just the beginning of their love story. He attempts to win her traditional family over before she weds someone who sucks, only for them to be met with one obstacle after the next.
The Lizzie McGuire Movie (Disney+)
The Lizzie McGuire Movie is my everything. Did it give me absolutely ridiculous standards for school trips? Absolutely. Was I bitter that when I went to Rome, I was not asked to perform at the Italian Music Awards? Maybe! This movie has everything you want in a feel good film from childhood. Make-over scene – check. A romance that makes you squee – check. Musical numbers that you totally remember all the moves to – double check. The only question is – are we ever going to get the reboot ???
Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle (Amazon)
To this day, I don’t think I’ve ever tried White Castle. But boy did I think it was the coolest thing ever when this movie came out! (I was nine) John Cho and Kal Penn make the best monosyllabic named best friend stoner duo as they travel through heaven and hellfire in the depths of New Jersey for a bite of those sliders.