Due to the ongoing global pandemic, it doesn’t look like anybody is going to be doing much traveling any time soon. Fear not, however, as this doesn’t necessarily mean that you can’t get out there and see the world. No matter what specific movie genre you’re into, you have the opportunity to travel vicariously through film.
If you’re looking for something to kickstart your passion for traveling once COVID-restrictions are lifted, look no further than the film suggestions listed below. Here are four movies that will be sure to inspire your wanderlust:
Starring the supremely talented Frances McDormand and directed by the amazing Chloé Zhao, Nomadland is a critically acclaimed movie that follows the traveling trajectory of a widow who seeks to be ‘houseless.’ From start to finish, this film will take you on an emotional journey that will no doubt have you in tears on more than one occasion.
If the latest Oscar odds are anything to go by, this Zhao masterpiece is destined to fare well during the upcoming award show season. That should tell you all you need to know about how truly amazing this movie is!
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
If you’re looking for a light-hearted travel movie to enjoy with your friends, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is a perfect choice. Featuring some of the world’s most incredible and breathtaking vacation destinations, this is a film that will be sure to give you travel envy. From New York to Afghanistan and a host of other amazing places in between, you will no doubt be taken on a rollercoaster of a ride as you follow the adventures of the titular character.
If you only have enough time to watch one of the movies from this list of amazing travel films, let it be The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. This is a film that has already inspired wanderlust in thousands of people across the globe and you could be next!
Out of Africa
Out of Africa might be an old traveling movie, but that doesn’t mean it’s passed its sell-by date! Filmed for the most part in Kenya, this classic flick will be sure to make you want to travel to Africa as soon as global COVID restrictions are lifted.
A heart-warming piece of cinematography that follows the story of a bereaved father, The Way is a movie that you should watch if you have a passion for European traveling. This movie features the famous Camino de Santiago pilgrimage trail, which makes it perfect for anybody that is currently chomping at the bit to journey through the French and Spanish Pyrenees.
For an artistic medium that is enjoyed from a sedentary position, there sure are a lot of movies out there that allow you to get out there and see the world! No matter which of these films you choose to watch, you’ll no doubt feel an urge to travel as soon as their credits start rolling.