Armchair Traveler? When traveling is just a dream, movies can help us experience places without leaving our homes. Here are a few movies about travel or with characters who do the traveling for us. Thank you to Alan Fine from Insider Traveler Report for the list and inspiration.
Away We Go: An unmarried couple in their thirties who go on a road trip around the U.S. and Canada to find the perfect place to live. Cities visited are Denver, Phoenix, Tucson, Madison, Montreal, and Miami. Stars Maya Rudolph and John Krasinski.
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel: British retirees travel to India to take up residence in what they believe is a newly restored hotel. Less luxurious than advertised, the Marigold Hotel nevertheless slowly begins to charm in unexpected ways. Stars Judi Dench, Tom Wilkinson, Bill Nighy, and Maggie Smith.
The Bucket List: Two cancer patients with little in common both need to make peace with the lives they’ve lived, as well follow up on the things they always wanted to do before they die. These adventures take them all over the world including Egypt, Africa, China and the Himalayas. Stars Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson.
The Darjeeling Limited: When their father passes away, three brothers come together for a trip across India. Stars Owen Wilson, Adrien Brody and Jason Schwartzman.
Eat Pray Love: A career woman with a perfect life that goes sour journeys to Italy, India and Bali, where she discovers those parts of the world and herself as well. Stars Julia Roberts
Europtrip: Dumped by his girlfriend, a high school grad decides to embark on an overseas adventure in Europe with his friends. The cities covered are London, Paris, and Berlin and Matt Damon has a supporting role.
Into The Wild: Based on the 1996 book by Jon Krakauer, Into the Wild recounts the story of a college graduate from the suburbs, who turns his back on society and material possessions and sets off to the wilderness of Alaska. Stars Emile Hirsch
Lost in Translation: In Tokyo, an old movie actor meets a recently married woman who is uncertain about her life. Stars Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson.
Crazy Rich Asians: Rachel Chu is happy to accompany her longtime boyfriend, Nick, to his best friend’s wedding in Singapore. She’s also surprised to learn that Nick’s family is extremely wealthy and he’s considered one of the country’s most eligible bachelors. Thrust into the spotlight, Rachel must now contend with jealous socialites, quirky relatives and something far, far worse — Nick’s disapproving mother. Stars Constance Wu and Henry Golding.
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