What do you do during quarantine? I bet watching a movie is one of your go-to activities right now. The magic of movies is that it can transport us from our sofas to anywhere in the world, especially when they take place in a stunning, foreign location. Below, we list five travel movies that will not only inspire you to discover natural beauty but will also shape your attitude toward life.
1] Into the Wild
It takes you to: Alaska
Lesson: Experiences, good as well as negative, make you who you are.
It’s based on a true story about a top student and athlete, Christopher McCandless, who donates his all savings to charity and abandons his possessions. He hitchhikes to Alaska and lives in the wilderness. Along the trip, Christopher meets many interesting people and undergoes experiences that shape his life.
It takes you to: 1,700-miles throughout the deserts of West Australia
Lesson: Never undervalue the power of perseverance.
The movie is the true story of Robyn Davidson (Mia Wasikowska), who is seeking isolation from modern city life and wants to get away from booming technology. She goes on a 1,700-mile journey across the deserts of West Australia with four camels and her faithful dog, Diggity. This 9-month trek is an extraordinary story and was published in National Geographic.
3] The Bucket List
It takes you to: Giza Plateau in Egypt, Taj Mahal in India, France, California, the Great Wall of China and Tanzania
Lesson: You're never too old to do what you’ve always wanted to do!
Two ill men Edward (Nicholson) and Carter (Freeman) meet in a hospital where they have been diagnosed with cancer and given less than a year to live. They create the “kick-the-bucket” list of 10 things to do before dying, and escape from the hospital to go on a road trip.
4] The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
It takes you to: Spectacular places in Iceland!
Lesson: A reminder that dreams should be lived.
Walter Mitty has been working for 16 years for Life Magazine and lives a quiet life. He is an ordinary and relatable person, who is too shy to express his feelings even though he has a crush on his new colleague. A magazine crisis helps him find his goal in life as he stumbles into an odd adventure, which transforms him into the man he always wanted to be.
5] The Motorcycle Diaries
It takes you to: A trip to South America for 8 months throughout 14,000 kilometers!
Lesson: Let the world change you and you can change the world!
A true story based on Ernesto Guevara (Gael Garcia Bernal) and Alberto Granado (Rodrigo de la Serna) on a road trip across South America in the 1950s. The movie focuses on Che Guevara’s life before he became a famous Latin American revolutionary. The journey influenced a lot of Guevara's incredible life!