Quick Vacations From Your Room: 10 Travel Films to Watch

Quick Vacations From Your Room: 10 Travel Films to Watch

Cannot travel? That’s okay, we have an alternative for you.
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It’s cold outside, you don’t feel like getting out. We are amidst a global pandemic; we shouldn’t get out anyway. What’s the best thing you can do at home?

Get all your loved ones together, a cup of hot coffee, slices of hot piping pizza and watch the following list of the most amazing travel films ever made!

Here you go-

Into the Wild

Christopher McCandless AKA Alex Supertramp, a young graduate, decides to renounce all his possessions and hitchhike across America. During his journey, he encounters several situations which change him as a person. Christopher decides to make his way to the Tundra vegetations of Alaska. Instead of embarking on a profitable career he decides to give his savings to charity, rid himself of all his possessions and sets out on a journey to explore and experience the wilderness. From deserts to snowcapped mountains, he sees it all!
Available on Netflix

Zindagi Milegi Na Dobara

An absolute Indian classic which is set in Spain. Starring Hrithik Roshan, Abhay Deol and Farhan Akhtar; the story revolves around three men who are on a bachelor trip in the scenic country of Spain. What follows is an opportunity to mend fences, heal wounds, discover the meaning of life and combat their worst fears. Follow them across the beautiful towns and villages of Spain as they rediscover the meaning of friendship, the importance of a true support system and the power of human bonds.

Available on Netflix

Eat Pray Love

Starring the beautiful Julia Roberts, the movie is about a newly divorced woman who is confused about what is important to her. Daring to step out of her comfort zone, she embarks on a quest of self-discovery that takes her to Italy, India and Bali. Travel with Liz (Julia Roberts) through these beautiful countries and take a break. A visual guide to learning about the nuisances of local cultures and practices.


The Darjeeling Limited

Three siblings who don’t get along with each other reunite for a train trip across India. They haven’t spoken to each other over a year, since their father passed away. Francis (Owen Wilson) is recovering from a motorcycle accident, Peter (Adrien Brody) cannot cope with his wife’s pregnancy, and Jack (Jason Schwartzman) cannot get over his ex-lover. The brothers fall into old patterns of behavior as Francis reveals the real reason for the reunion: to visit their mother in a Himalayan convent. Directed by Wes Anderson the film is a treat for the eyes!

Available on: YouTube Movies

Dil Chahta Hai

An Indian staple and benchmark for travel films, a movie much ahead of its time. Three friends Akash (Aamir Khan), Sameer (Saif Ali Khan) and Siddharth (Akshaye Khanna) discover that post collegiate life will test their tight-knit bond. The movie is set in Goa, Bombay and Australia. The started a cult among the youngsters of India to plan a Goa trip post their graduation. The movie has gone on to become to watermark the whole Bollywood bromance scenario.

Filled with loads of laughter, love and tears this is a must watch!

Available on Netflix and Amazon Prime Video

A Walk In The Woods

After years of living in Britain, celebrated travel writer Bill Bryson returns to New Hampshire. But instead of retiring, the 60-year-old announces he’s going to hike over two thousand miles along the Appalachian Trail. Along with him comes his friend Stephen Katz, who despite his appearance insists on coming along. He is an unhealthy alcohol who is on the run from something. Shot largely across Amicalola Falls State Park, in Dawsonville, Georgia the movie includes hilarious bickering between the two protagonists. There’s no drama, just a pleasant hike through shared memories and the craving for a last adventure.

Available on Netflix UK

Motorcycle Diaries

The movie is about Che Guevara who set out on motorcycle tour with his friend before his political career took off. Ernesto “Che” Guevara travels with his friend Alberto to from Brazil to Peru and witness great disparities in South America. His experiences from the journey transform his outlook towards life and teach him many valuable experiences of life as well. The writers of the film refused to showcase the myth of Che and instead focus on the awakening of one young man’s sympathies as he undertakes a difficult spiritual and physical journey. The director and cinematographer put together a small team and visited the shoot location beforehand to make sure they don’t miss out on any scenic visuals for the film!

Available on Netflix

The Bucket List

Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman star as two terminally ill men left with only six months to live, decide to explore life and make a bucket list comprising all the things they have never tried before. They go skydiving, drive Shelby Mustangs around Auto Club Speedway, fly over the North Pole, eat dinner at Chevre d’or in France, visit and praise the Taj Mahal, ride motorcycles on the Great Wall of China, attend a lion safari in Tanzania, and visit Mount Everest in Nepal. The film was a box office success and opened at #1 in the US in 2007!

Available on Youtube

Under the Tuscan Sun

Frances Mayes (Diane Lane), a 35-year-old San Francisco writer, gets a divorce that leaves her with terminal writer’s block and depression. Later, she decides to buy a house in Tuscany in order to change her life. What happens further changes her life! Under the Tuscan Sun is like a sleepy summer’s day in the Italian countryside; these include lovely sights of Mediterranean coastlines, sprawling rustic villas and sunflowers around the villas. The movie calls on viewers to never give up on life and always search for more!

Available on YouTube

4 Latas

A Spanish comedy film which revolves around Tocho (Hovik Keuchkerian), who is a rude alcoholic; Jean Pierre (Jean Reno), who was once a womanizer; and Ely (Susana Abaitua). They are all travelling from Spain to Ely’s father Joseba (Enrique San Francisco) who lives in Tombuctu, Mali, and is on his deathbed. They decided to travel there by using Ely’s father’s old car, a car they used to do road trips on. The movie is a culmination of thoughts about life, death, world and people, rediscovering the pleasure to be alive and the second chances.

Available on Netflix

Stay indoors and watch out this space for more recommendations!

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