Our current situation forbids us to stay calm and composed. With the soaring number of positive coronavirus cases every day, anxiety is taking a toll on most of us. However, we have films to provide some respite in these distressing times.
Movies That Help You Tour The World Virtually From The Safety Of Your Homes
Films take you on a virtual tour around the world while you stay confined to your room’s four walls. Have a look at the presented list of the best travel movies of all time:
Thelma And Louise (1991)
Two best friends embark on an adventure that turns out to be awry. No matter the consequences, they are proud to have taken this trip with each other, and they decide to “keep going” in the end. It is a culturally significant movie that set out to be a landmark of feminist film. It won many accolades and is considered a cult classic.
Into The Wild (2007)
A spellbinding biographical film about Christopher McCandless, played by Emile Hirsch, who sets off on a journey into the wilderness. He is an extremist, an aesthetic voyager who renounces civilization and embraces nature’s blows. It is a journey of self-transformation and self-exploration. It talks about society and human life in general. Such a movie makes us reflect on our lives while taking us on a trip to Alaska.
Midnight In Paris (2011)
If you dream about venturing back in time to have conversations with artists such as Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, TS Eliot, Salvador Dali, Luis Bunuel, and the likes while listening to Cole Porter, this movie is a must-watch. It transports you to the romantic nineteen twenties in Paris, the center of the artistic universe.
Before Trilogy (1995, 2004, 2013)
The three films-Before Sunrise, Before Sunset, and Before Midnight are loosely based on the personal life of director Richard Linklater. It is a movie about two people meeting each other on a train and impulsively deciding to get off and explore Vienna’s unknown parts. This trilogy follows their journey from Vienna to Paris to Greece and captures different facets of their relationship. It is an authentic depiction of love and relationships.
The Darjeeling Limited (2007)
It is a movie about the estranged relationship of three brothers who board a train for a spiritual journey to India. The eccentric portrayal of India will make you put it in your travel bucket list. Especially the use of whimsical colors and Wes Anderson aesthetics makes India look more picturesque. This beautiful movie is a tribute to Jean Renoir and Satyajit Ray.
Y Tu Mama Tambien (2001)
It is a Mexican tale of two friends who head on an impulsive journey with an older Spanish woman. This movie is about their carnal discoveries on the surface level, but on a deeper level, it is about the fragility of life. It tells us that life is like the sea, and we are meant to float. Beneath this carefree road trip movie, which is undeniably funny lies the seriousness. It is a moving look at human relationships and human desires.
Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
A dysfunctional family sets off to California, the land of sunshine, for a beauty pageant. It is full of satire and comic elements that make you stick to the characters as their relationship unfolds towards the climax.
The Motorcycle Diaries (2004)
It is a coming-of-age film, a biopic of Che Guevara. It is a fascinating travelogue of him and his friend who decided to travel from Argentina to Peru on a motorcycle. In the journey, he observes the impoverished life of peasants and undergoes a personal transformation. It is a simplistic study of his political conversion.
Eat Pray Love (2010)
A woman embarks on a journey around the world to seek enlightenment. She steps out of her comfort zone, and her journey becomes a quest for self-discovery as she travels from Italy to India to Indonesia. Each segment of this film is shot beautifully. Does she find balance and inner-peace towards the end? Watch this to find out.
Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011)
A straightforward narrative that revolves around the lives of three childhood friends who promise to go on an adventurous journey to Spain. They indulge in adventure sports and try their hands on sky-diving, deep-sea diving, and bull racing. The journey turns out to be a liberating one as they shed off their load and become closer to each other. It is an unadulterated tale of friendship, and the incredible camaraderie between three leads is what makes the film relatable. It is one of the best boy-bonding films after Dil Chahta Hai.
In The End
Immerse yourself in breathtaking sites and various cultures with these captivating stories. Be sure to explore the world with these films and take notes of places you would want to travel when the roads open, and the lockdown gets over.