You watch movies, and then you really watch movies. There are certain movies that shake you up, make you want to get up from that couch, pack your bags and head out into the unknown.
There are so many bag packing movies, travel movies that I absolutely love and can watch any number of times.
Though my list is long, I would like to share my top five movies with you, you might have seen some of them and for the rest, please do watch them when you can, you shall thank me for it!
Into the Wild – This one is a must watch! It is a true story that follows Christopher McCandless as he sets out on a road trip through the USA before ending up in Alaska, the movie deals with Christopher trying to get in touch with nature and discard all that is material and unnatural. This movie is all about self discovery.
The Motorcycle Diaries – Another must see movie for any traveller. It follows the journey of a young Che Guevara from the time that he was a doctor to him becoming a revolutionary. Set in stunning South America, the trip that young Che undertakes is a visual treat, from the deserts to the rainforest of the continent, they span it all. Makes me want to take my motorcycle out and head out.
I swear by the trooper when Im heading out with my bike!
The Darjeeling Limited – Three brothers undertake a journey across India by train, a year after their father’s funeral, in an attempt to grieve, bond, and get closer. Wes Anderson knows his cinematography and the whole look of this movie including the locales tempts you to book a train ticket across our beautiful country for yourself!
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty – Based on a short story by James Thurber and directed by Ben Stiller the movie revolves around a man who has a dull life and craves for a more exciting and adventurous life. When his own job is threatened, he turns his dreams into reality and sets out on a real romantic and action-packed journey. The way that this movie has captured Iceland is breathtaking, no wonder their tourism got a boost post the release of this film.
Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara – How can I think of road trip movies and not include this one! It is a classic movie on travel, friendship, discovering yourself and figuring out life’s priorities. It revolves around three friends who go on a bachelor- party road trip to Spain before one of them gets married. In the process, they embark on a journey of self-discovery. Spain has never looked so beautiful, and the music is an added bonus to this wonderful cinema!
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My pick of top outdoor movies!
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