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Blog Words : Family Travel | 11 January

7 movies that will make your teens want to travel

A list of big-screen classics guaranteed to stir wanderlust in impressionable young minds. (Even though you may not want your kids to watch them...)

1. Into The Wild 

(Rating: UK 15)

A promising graduate and athlete throws it all away to live off the land in the stunning wilds of Alaska. Then dies.

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2. The Beach

(Rating: UK 15)

OK, so there’s substance abuse, a shark attack, gun-wielding drug lords and an All Saints song on the soundtrack. But there is something alluring about living on a gorgeous secret island in Thailand where the water is that clear.

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3. On The Road

(Rating: UK 15)

Chances are, reading Jack Kerouac’s infamous On The Road book gave you a thirst for travel. Your kids are more likely to watch the movie – especially since Bella (Kristen Stewart) from The Twilight Sagas is in it. It somehow appears more lurid on the big screen, but the effect is still the same: the sudden urge to hit the road in search of inspiration and life experiences.

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4. The Inbetweeners 2

(Rating: UK 15)

A classic Gap Year adventure in Australia that sees the heroes drinking, swearing, chasing girls and nearly dying in the outback. Irresistible.

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5. The Motorcycle Dairies

(Rating: UK 15)

A young medical student postpones his studies to motorcycle through South America with his mate. The scenery is stunning but parents will be alarmed by the fact that it encourages reckless riding on corrugated roads. And that the hero goes on to become a revolutionary and dies young.

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6. Before Sunrise

(Rating: UK 15)

A young man and woman meet on a train in Europe, and wind up spending one evening together in Vienna. Parents will be concerned that it will give their unrealistic expectations of rail travel in Europe. No one looks that good after a trip on an overnight train. Not even Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy.

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7. L’auberge Espagnole

(Rating: UK 15)

A strait-laced French student moves into an apartment in Barcelona with six other students from all over Europe. Together, they speak the international language of love and friendship. Parents may be concerned that their kid will try living abroad and never want to come back.

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