Holiday Season 

These Travel Porn Movies Will Get You Packing Immediately For A Vacation

Don't forget your sarong.

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With the Holiday season in full-swing, it's time to for you to eat your body mass in figgy pudding and jet off to a tropical paradise. Whether you're prepping for a trip with your significant other, family or friends, we've compiled a list of the top-ten best "travel porn" films to get you pumped up for some adventure. 

Under the Tuscan Sun2003
If and/or when we have a mid-life crisis, we can only hope to have one as sexy and packed full of bruschetta as Frances (Diane Lane) in Under the Tuscan Sun. Lane's character leaves San Francisco for good when she falls in love with a distressed old villa (but like, Anthropologie distressed, so no big deal) in Italy.  Watch as Frances rebuilds the estate and (spoiler) her self-worth. There's gelato, a kitten and a hot dude named Marcello on a beach. What more do you need? 

Pierrot le Fou1965
Pure, unadulterated sweet-n-sour eye candy. We come to Pierrot le Fou for director Jean-Luc Godard's enigmatic wit (take a sec to soak in the line, "it's a good thing I don't like spinach, because if I did I'd eat it, and I can't stand the stuff") but we stay to watch the chemistry between lovers Ferdinand (Jean-Paul Belmondo) and Marianne (Anna Karina) as they make a dash for the Mediterranean coast in a stolen car. Expect to find some major vaycay outfit inspo from Karina's color-blocking looks. 

Home Alone 2: Lost in New York1992
Because the Big Apple is hardly the worst place to be stranded during the Holidays. Follow Kevin (Macaulay Culkin) through the Rockefeller Center, and gaze upon a snowy Central Park. Relive your childhood fantasies as the youngster ends up in the dreamiest toy store imaginable, and watch in awe as he out-maneuvers some major creepers (including Donald Trump). 

Eat, Pray, Love, 2010
Elizabeth (Julia Roberts) assuages her #singlewhiteladyproblems by drowning her sorrows in pasta in Italy, discovering sarongs in India and falling serendipitously into the arms of Javier Bardem's character, Filipe, in Indonesia. While this film isn't a chef d'oeuvre of cinema, we have to applaud the lushness of its cinematography (even if we want to burn Bardem's douchey fedora). 

Warning: this is one of those unlikely-friendship-tear-jerker movies that will have you crying more than The Fox and the Hound, but it's worth it. Fall in love with misfit buds Masao (played by the adorable Yusuke Sekiguchi ) and Kikujiro (Beat Takeshi, great as ever) as they venture across Tokyo and the Japanese countryside in search of Masao's long lost mother. The film is saturated with incredible imagery and an infectiously charming, if not bittersweet, tone. 

The Darjeeling Limited2007
When Wes Anderson decides to do a travel-porn epic, he does it well. Those suitcases? Marc Jacobs for Louis Vuitton. The Darjeeling Limited  takes its viewer on a highly stylized journey of brotherly-camaraderie through siblings Francis (Owen Wilson), Peter (Adrien Brody), and Jack (Jason Schwartzman). The real star of the show here is India, whose wonderful temples, people and landscapes are on full display. 

Blue Crush2002
Anne Marie (Kate Bosworth) is here in a '00s-era Roxy bikni and – #yaasqueen – she surfs better than the boys! This girl power classic, which unfolds on the dreamy beaches of Oahu, is all about overcoming obstacles and looking fly in a puka shell choker. Take that, Gigi Hadid

Funny Face 1957
This classic sees Audrey Hepburn's character, Jo, transform herself from Greenwich-Village-bookworm to Greenwich-Village-bookworm-in-Givenchy. It's an absolute treat to watch Jo frolic around Paris with fashion photographer Dick Avery (Fred Astaire) as he transforms her into an It-girl. It's undoubtedly the best, if not campiest, homage to the ups-and-downs of the fashion world. 

Vicky Cristina Barcelona2008
Vicky (Rebecca Hall) is an overly-cautious graduate student too afraid to leave her fiancé, and Cristina (Scarlet Johansson) is her bohemian, sexually adventurous bestie. When the two pals spend a summer in Barcelona they get a little bit more excitement than they bargained for in the form of tortured artist Juan Antonio (played by Javier Bardem, who must know exactly when to come out of the woodwork for these kinds of roles), his ex-lover María Elena (Penelope Cruz) and tons of Spanish Guitar. We're not complaining. 

Passport to Paris1999
Did you really think we'd leave it out? Our 13-year-old-selves are still jealous of sisters Melanie (Mary-Kate Olsen) and Allyson Porter (Ashley Olsen) in Passport to Paris. The twins embark on a (parent-less!) trip to the City of Light in the throws of some kind of plot about reconciling with their rich (boo-hoo, bi$h) old grandfather or whatever, but we couldn't care less. We just wanna see those pre-Instagram Eiffel Tower selfies and crimped hairdos
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