British Airways has compiled its ‘Top 100 Films that Inspire Travel’, to mark the launch of its pop up film event – Silent Picturehouse. It includes titles nominated by stars including Gwyneth Paltrow, Orlando Bloom, Professor Brian Cox and Colin Firth.

Silent Picturehouse will show travel inspired films in the evening, and children’s movies by day, using Sennheiser headsets to bring the in-flight experience to life. Held in London (22-26 July), tickets go on sale today (24 June), starting from £7.50 at ba.com/silentpicturehouse.

In a recent survey of 2,000 people, British Airways found that nearly 40 per cent of us have been influenced to travel by a film. Adventure drama ‘The Beach’ was named the most inspiring movie overall, men nominated ‘The Hangover’ as their number one choice, and the over 45s voted for romantic comedy ‘Shirley Valentine’.

The Top 100 list includes a number of titles that inspired celebrities, and those in the industry to travel, as the following exclusive quotes reveal…

British Airways Top 100 Films that Inspire Travel are:

  • A Good Year
  • A Room with a View
  • The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
  • Amélie
  • Anchorman – The Legend of Ron Burgundy
  • Annie Hall
  • Around the World in 80 Days
  • Australia
  • The Beach
  • Before Sunrise
  • The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
  • Blue Hawaii
  • Braveheart
  • Breakfast at Tiffany’s
  • Captain Corelli’s Mandolin
  • To Catch a Thief
  • Casablanca
  • Casino Royale (2006)
  • Chariots of Fire
  • City of God
  • Cocktail
  • Coming to America
  • Crocodile Dundee
  • Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
  • The Darjeeling Limited
  • The Dark Knight
  • The Da Vinci Code
  • Dirty Dancing
  • Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
  • Dr. No
  • Eat Pray Love
  • E.T.
  • The Endless Summer (1966)
  • Enter the Dragon
  • Evita
  • Forrest Gump
  • Four Weddings and a Funeral
  • From Here to Eternity (1953)
  • Ghostbusters
  • Gone with the Wind
  • Gorillas in the Mist
  • The Hangover
  • Havana
  • The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
  • The Holiday
  • In Bruges
  • Indiana Jones, Raiders of the Lost Ark
  • Indecent Proposal
  • Into the Wild
  • It Started in Naples
  • It’s All Gone Pete Tong
  • Jaws
  • The King and I
  • La Dolce Vita
  • L.A. Story
  • La Vie En Rose
  • Lawrence of Arabia
  • Life of Pi
  • Lord of the Rings (The Fellowship of the Ring)
  • Lost in Translation
  • Mamma Mia
  • Manhattan
  • Memoirs of a Geisha
  • Miami Vice
  • Midnight in Paris
  • The Motorcylce Diaries
  • Moulin Rouge!
  • National Lampoon’s European Vacation
  • Notting Hill
  • Ocean’s Eleven (1960)
  • Out of Africa
  • The Piano
  • Planes, Trains and Automobiles
  • Pretty Woman
  • Quadrophenia
  • Roman Holiday
  • Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
  • Searching for Sugar Man
  • Sex and the City 2
  • Seven Years in Tibet
  • Shirley Valentine
  • Sideways
  • Skyfall
  • Sliding Doors
  • Sleepless in Seattle
  • Slumdog Millionaire
  • Somewhere
  • The Sound of Music
  • South Pacific
  • The Spy who Loved Me
  • Stand by Me
  • Summer Holiday
  • The Talented Mr Ripley
  • Thelma & Louise
  • Top Gun
  • Under the Tuscan Sun
  • Up
  • Up in the Air
  • When Harry Met Sally
  • 24 Hour Party People