Author Sushant Published on April 4th 2020
For people who love traveling and outdoors, it can be overwhelming to stay indoor for such a long time. So what’s the best possible way to be at home and still satisfy your urge to travel? For me, watching movies on travel is a great way to beat boredom and also satisfy the urge to set out on an adventure. Following are some of the great movies on travel that I thoroughly enjoyed and I’d recommend them to you too.
Into the wild
This is a story about a top student and athlete from Emory University who gives out all his worldly possessions to charity and hitchhikes to Alaska to live there in the wilderness. This movie is a true story and is based on the life of Christopher McCandless, a university student, who sets out to travel into the wilderness after giving away all his materialistic possessions. On his way, he meets all kinds of people, each with his own story. On his way to Alaska, he encounters random adventures and experiences.
This is exactly what traveling is all about. You get different kinds of experiences on the way, which define the kind of person you become.
The Darjeeling Limited
This film is about three estranged brothers, who reunite on a train trip across India. The brothers have not spoken in a year. Coming into this trip, all three have had their share of problems in their lives. This trip was supposed to heal them and bond them together. Initially nothing goes as planned and they argue and fight with each other. However, all their experiences along the way, starts healing them. They finally start to see things the way grown up should.
Watch this movie as it’s hilarious and is beautifully shot. If you are not already living here, this movie will make you want to visit India.
The Bucket List
Two terminally ill men meet in a hospital and learn that due to their respective illness, they don’t have more than a year left to live. So rather than letting the news bring them down, they make a ‘bucket list’ of all the things that they wished to do while they are still alive. So they escape from the hospital and head off on a road trip with a wish list. The movie further explores the relationship between the two men as they try to live the remaining of their life to the fullest.
This movie is an emotional one and also a heart-warming film that will inspire you to do all the things that you want to do before it’s too late. This life is a reminder that life is short and that we should enjoy it to the fullest.
The Art of Travel
It’s a story of a man who after being heartbroken in love, leaves behind the dream of comfortably settling down and sets out for an adventure. In an attempt to abandon the past, he sets out on a journey to find the real meaning of life. In the process he self discovers himself and the true meaning of wanderlust.
You will be inspired by the cinematography as the man travels through South and Central American rainforest. The film also does a fantastic job of depicting the struggle which every traveler feels within, at the thought of returning to what is familiar after having experienced the challenges of the unknown.
Eat Pray Love
Trying to run away from the past and in an attempt to find herself again, a woman undertakes a journey to Europe and then to Asia, all by herself. Daring to step out of her comfort zone, she embarks on a quest of self-discovery. During her journey, she discovers the pleasure of nourishment by eating in Italy; the power of prayer at an ashram in India, and finally true love in Bali.
Peppered with scenic locations and attention grabbing characters, this movie manages to carry us through a cross country journey.