The weather has been a little interesting the last few weeks. Which is why we’ve probably spent a little more time in front of the TV. If like us, your first choices often sway towards that of travel, wanderlust and exploration then this is the PERFECT list for you!
So let’s get started!
#7 The Bucket List
When you combine travel, Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman – what more do you require? Set as the two embrace their incomplete “bucket list” of things they wanted to do before they die – this is an inspiration to us all. Life is short – travel!
#6 Midnight in Paris
Now, this is one that rarely gets mentioned, however, Midnight in Paris has a beautiful way of taking us through a journey of nostalgia, fate and the spontaneity that travel can induce. If you’ve still not seen it, get on it!
#5 Eat Pray Love
Based on the bestselling novel of the same name. Eat Pray Love focuses on the life-affirming joy that comes from travel. Anyone who has watched this has at least spent a couple of minutes thinking about the feasibilities of giving it a go.
#4 The Beach
Imagine a tropical paradise, where the day-to-day trials of the working world were a thing of the past… Well, that’s The Beach. This beautifully shot film has had everyone who watches it wish they were diving into the crystal clear waters and chilling on the pristine beaches… however, there’s always a twist. If you’ve not seen it, we won’t ruin it for you.
#3 The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
Ever had to find something urgently for work, where did that journey take you? Perhaps to the shops, maybe a quick Amazon search? Well not for Walter Mitty, his rather insane journey to find a film negative for work takes him on the adventure of a lifetime. We wish it were this way for us too…
#2 Into the Wild
Albeit not the happiest story out there, Into the Wild summons something primal in us all. Whether it be the need to question life, to explore what it really means to be human or just to ensure that we see as much as we can. The film is as much about ourselves as it is about the character Chris McCandless.
#1 Lost in Translation
The combination of Scarlett Johansson and Bill Murray is one that the director Sofia Coppola got right. The majority of the film takes place within the confines of a hotel. Where to unsuspecting guests strike up a bond. Neither expected to meet neither were looking to meet people – however, the connections that blossoms are an amazing insight into spontaneity and uncertainty. Plus, it’s set in a hotel, and you know we love those!