With the spread of the COVID-19 Pandemic, social distance is an effort to help slow, track, and eventually curb the spread if airborne diseases. Government advices people to stay at home during these peak of the pandemic. However, it is weekend and you will feel bored being inside.
Take a look of this 10 movies (bonus some famous quotes of these travel movies) and choose one for this weekend. These 10 Travel Movies are especially captivating, with well-told stories that evoke the magic of travel, and beautiful scenery that overwhelms the senses.
The list is arrange in the timeline order, from the past until present.
As in the previous post we have discuss: “We travel with our minds, not our bodies.”
Seven Years in Tibet
True story of Heinrich Harrer, an Austrian mountain climber who became friends with the Dalai Lama at the time of China's takeover of Tibet.
In an interview when being asked that whether Seven Years in Tibet is a life-changing event experience. Pitt responded: " I’d say yes. Sure. All movies are. For an audience it’s two hours, but for me it’s a half year of living. And this one particularly. Being in a different culture for so long, you couldn’t help but walk out of there with something… I didn’t know anything about Tibet, really, and the first images in my head were of Shangri-la, and that’s not it at all. You just get these notions of an oasis in the middle of this violent world, but it’s the people who make it a Shangri-la, not the land."
Tom Hanks, as people funny said the worst travel buddy ever, but has to admit he is a great actor. This is an review from IMDb.
"It's funny how Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks, two of Hollywood's most powerful men, who could literally do any movie they want, end up making something like The Terminal. Instead of reaching for new heights of film-making like including the latest in special effects, or new original ways of storytelling and editing, Spielberg goes back to a simpler form. That in itself is surprisingly refreshing.
Tom Hanks leads an exceptional cast as Viktor Navorski, a man stranded in JFK airport, not welcome in the U.S. and having no country to come home to. Throughout the experience he makes friends, a love interest, and a rival. He changes all of their lives, of course. That's to be expected from a movie like this. Tom Hanks is totally believable, accent and all. It's a performance well worthy of an Oscar nod.
I loved The Terminal for many reasons, but one big reason is it's simplicity. And more importantly, because it is good at being simple. It doesn't contribute anything new to movies, it doesn't try to. It is what it is. A great, feel-good film. Something that is getting rarer and rarer these days. Sometimes you'll want to see a gritty, wrenching melodrama, but other times you'll want to see The Terminal." - Derek 237 IMDb
Into the Wild
If you ever search the key word "Best Travel Movie", Into the Wild is in almost every movie list about travel.
After graduating from Emory University, top student and athlete Christopher McCandless abandons his possessions, gives his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and hitchhikes to Alaska to live in the wilderness. Along the way, Christopher encounters a series of characters that shape his life.
People have gained different lessons from the movie. However, with Triip member, the key message is "Happiness real only when shared". Working in the travel industry, we put Happiness into every aspect of work, where we try to share Happiness Journey with travelers.
The Bucket list
Two terminally ill men escape from a cancer ward and head off on a road trip with a wish list of to-dos before they die.
The Bucket List is a tearjerker, and more importantly, a heart-warming film that will inspire you to do all the things that you want to do before you kick the bucket, including traveling. To me, the film also reminds us that life is too short, and we should enjoy it to the fullest. (IMDb)
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, talk about death is terrifying. But think about death will remind you to be grateful, appreciate the little thing you have at this moment. This movie will remind you a lot of important things that we often miss: Death often come out no where so the more you can think about death and its inevitability, the better lens you’ll have on life and the more prepared you’ll be when it comes.
Watch and find your own life lessons.
Who said animated movie is just for kids? Up was the first animated film ever to open the Cannes film festival in 2009.
Up is a film about getting old, about regret and about realising that life is messy and out of control, as much as you might try to make it otherwise. But it’s also a film about love, compassion and making sure that every day counts. Which is exactly what Carl does. When the local authorities try to send him off to a retirement home, Carl realises he has one chance left to do his best by his late wife, so he ties hundreds of helium-filled balloons to their home and floats the house out of the bustling city and across the tops of the clouds towards the place he and Ellie had always dreamed of visiting.
It’s only when Carl is thousands of feet up that he gets a knock at the front door and realises he’s brought an unexpected guest with him – a lovably useless local kid called Russell, who found himself on Carl’s front porch when the house took off. Proud he’ll be able to help navigate the journey using his GPS tracker, Russell throws his arms open enthusiastically, only to mistakenly lob the location gadget out of the window on to the clouds below.
“Oops”, says Russell, as he and Carl watch the flying object hurtle away from them. And so the pair’s adventure really begins. (The Guardian)
Eat Pray Love
A married woman realizes how unhappy her marriage really is, and that her life needs to go in a different direction. After a painful divorce, she takes off on a round-the-world journey to "find herself".
Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat Pray Love touched the world and changed countless lives, inspiring and empowering millions of readers to search for their own best selves.
In the summer of 1995, 26-year-old Cheryl Strayed, carrying a backpack nearly half her weight, embarked on a solo 1,100-mile trek along the Pacific Crest Trail. The PCT stretches across nine mountain ranges, from the California-Mexico border to Canada; Strayed said she was hoping for a transformative experience that would “make me into the woman I knew I could become and turn me back into the girl I’d once been.”
Seventeen years later, Strayed published her memoir Wild, which details her experience of hiking alone for two months, and the poignant life events — the death of her mother and subsequent divorce from her husband of six years — that propelled her journey. The book spent months on and off the New York Times bestseller list and has now been been turned into a movie, produced by and starring Reese Witherspoon – who has been nominated for a best actress Oscar.
Critics have accused Hollywood of continuing sexism for snubbing the film from a nomination in the Best Picture category at The Oscars 2015, but Wild perhaps already wins as the most feminist film of 2014.
Call me By Your Name
This is not a typical travel movie like all movie in this list. So why this movie in the travel list? It shows another beauty of Italy in the summer (not Venice) that will motive travelers to Italy in a future trip (of course after the pandemic is over).
he breakout film Call Me by Your Name tells a lush coming-of-age tale about the passion and perils of first love between 17-year-old Elio and his father’s intern, 24-year-old Oliver. Nominated for a bevy of Academy Awards (including both Best Picture and Best Actor for Timothée Chalamet’s performance as Elio), the most underrated star of the film may well be its picturesque Italian setting.
See Northern Italy Through the Enchanting Lens of Call Me by Your Name.
In the northwest of Scotland, there stands a glacier-carved mountain called Suilven. Climbing it is not for the timid. But that’s not a word that describes the unusual heroine determined to conquer Suilven in the film Edie.
Edith Moore — everyone calls her Edie — is no ordinary climber. She’s 83 and has been sedentary for most of that time. That mountain, though, looms large in her mind in this quiet, unrushed and moving tale of age and will.
Director Simon Hunter spends as much time focusing on the crags of the glorious mountain as the ones on Edie’s face, making it sometimes seem as if the Scottish Tourism Board and AARP teamed up to make a movie. (Mark Kenedy)
The Call of the Wild
The Call of the Wild of Jack London’s gripping 1903 novel, tells the story of a California house dog who discovers his inner wolf. The latest movie adaptation, directed by Chris Sanders, is, strictly speaking, the saga of a human performer who channels his inner pooch.
Review on The New York Times
Which movie you gonna choose tonight? Which movie is your most favorite? Let us know and TGIF!