Because the corona virus pandemic is messing up our travel plans, self-imposed quarantine is the best way to stay safe and healthy. And while the travel itch persists, these travel films can help you fulfill your desire to see the world.
1. The Motorcycle Diaries
Location: South America
This impressive film is based on Che Guevara’s memories from a time before he became a legendary Latin American revolutionary. Guevara (Gael Bernal) and his friend Alberto “Mial” Granado (Rodrigo De la Serna, Guevara’s real second cousin) climb on a motorcycle and ride eight months and over 14,000 kilometers through South America. The trip inspired the rest of Guevara’s incredible life. The film will inspire you to learn more about the incredibly beautiful continent.
2. The Beach
Do you want to see Leonardo DiCaprio before he had a dadbod? We hate blowing someone’s bubbles, but we’re not talking about Titanic here. For the ladies who read this article, you can see a young shirtless Leonardo DiCaprio swimming in the adventure film “The Beach” from 2000, which is swimming on the fabulous crystal-clear water of Ko Phi Phi Lee.
3. One Week
This film from 2008 tells of the motorcycle escapade by school teacher Ben Tyler, who takes a fascinating road trip from Toronto to the British-Colombian Tofino. On the way of his search, he stops at a number of sights to find the real meaning of life before he marries.
Mia Wasikowska stands up for the real writer Robyn Davidson and travels through the breathtaking landscape of Western Australia with just four camels and a beloved dog. Her occasional human visitors include a photographer for National Geographic (Adam Driver), an indigenous Australian elder named Mr. Eddy, who takes them through holy lands, and various tourists who come to admire the so-called camel lady. Davidson’s solo trip was more than pale for a woman in the 70s, but it is still incredibly inspiring to this day. We simply leave camel training to someone else.
5. The Darjeeling Limited
The Darjeeling Limited is a crazy film about three wealthy, spoiled brothers who are taking a cross-country train journey through India. They haven’t spoken in a year and the journey is supposed to heal and reconnect them. In the beginning everything goes wrong as they fight and fight with each other. They all suffer from depression and pop painkillers like candy. If it looks like nothing is going right, her crazy experiences will eventually put things into perspective. The ultimate goal of healing and rejuvenation begins to be achieved. They are finally growing up and are turning into men. The film is hilarious and beautifully shot. It will make you visit India.
6. Out of Africa
Meryl Streep and Robert Redford play the leading role in this tragic love story about a married baroness who falls in love with a big game hunter based on the autobiographical novel by Isak Dinesen. Out of Africa was shot locally in the UK and Kenya, including the Shaba National Game Reserve. It’s about as epic as the doomed love affair between two very different people.
7. The Art of Travel
Have you ever thought of trading the American dream of white picket fences and suburban houses for an adventure? The 2008 film The Art of Travel shows a man who does just that after finding out that his longtime treasure and fiance are cheating on him. He leaves the past and tries to get ahead and does his honeymoon alone. The result is an adventure of self-discovery and true meaning and mastery of wanderlust as he and a group of adventurers try to run across the Darien Gap.
8. Lost in Translation
Lost in Translation is based on two separate travelers, Bob & Charlotte, who are visiting Tokyo at the same time. They meet and form a friendship while experiencing confusion and cheerfulness in a strange and curious city. Bob is an aging actor starring in commercials, while Charlotte is the bored wife of a photographer who does business there. They are an unlikely couple who experience a certain degree of loneliness in a strange city with millions of people. This is another beautifully made film that also shows how fun and interesting traveling in a new country can be. The many small accidental experiences that travel offers are often the most memorable.
9. Under the Tuscan Sun
Don’t you want to give up your city life? One piece of advice, please don’t look at the under the Tuscan sun. With all the delicious wines, delicious food, secluded huts and picturesque rolling hills shown in the film, this romantic streak will inspire you to travel to this Italian paradise and urge you to scrap your urban life for one having a chance to harvest A great dream to live under the Tuscan sun.