How to travel during the lockdown? The top 10 travel films

Comment voyager pendant le confinement ? Les top 10 des films de voyages.

We continue our journey comfortably at home. After TV shows and travel blogs, such as it’s Saturday, we thought of concocting a nice evening in front of your TV with a selection of films that will make you travel. Once again this is my list and may be enriched by your selection. So here are 10 feature films of all types to please everyone (road movie, instrospection, musical, comedy…).

In alphabetical order :

7 years in Tibet – Tibet

Just before the Second World War, the Austrian mountaineer Heinrich Harrer set out, thanks to subsidies from the Nazi party, to conquer one of the still unspoiled peaks of the Himalayas. He was taken prisoner by the British on the Indian border. It is after his escape that his real adventure will take shape where he will finally meet the Dalai Lama.

Into the Wild – USA

Christopher McCandless, a young and brilliant graduate, decided to put aside his career and the life that awaited him and set off on a road trip across the United States with the ultimate goal of reaching Alaska alone. Throughout this journey he will meet many people who will change his way of looking at life.

The beach – Thailand

A young American tourist, Richard, leaves to discover Thailand in the hope of living crazy adventures, far from the classical tourism. After a start far from his expectations, he will finally meet Daffy who, before committing suicide, will deliver him the secrets of a paradisiac island where a community lives in autarky. He succeeds in convincing a French couple to accompany him in his adventure which will lead them to this isolated beach.

The Spanish hostel – Spain

Xavier is leaving for Barcelona, as part of the European Erasmus exchange programme, for his final year of study. He also has to learn to speak Spanish in order to take up a job found by his father in a ministry. He takes us into his life as a flatmate in the Catalan capital with 7 other students from Europe.

Les randonneurs – Corsica

4 Parisian friends, in search of true love, decide to follow their friend Nadine who leaves to join her lover. They have to meet up in Corsica and tackle the GR20, the most difficult hiking trail in Europe. The difficulty will put their nerves to the test.

Lost ins translation – Japan

An American actor, at the end of his career and without any money, flies to Japan to shoot a commercial. He hopes to earn some money there and get away from his family. He won’t adapt to jetlag and will spend his time wandering around the hotel where he will meet Charlotte who has been abandoned by her husband, a photographer, and in Tokyo to honour a contract.

Mama Mia – Greece

It is a musical comedy based on the songs of the Swedish band ABBA and shot on the fabulous Greek island of Kalokairi. Donna runs a hotel there where her daughter and her fiancé are getting married. After reading her mother’s diary, she invites 3 men in the hope that one of them will be her father.

Eat, Pray, Love – Italy / India / Indenosia

Liz, who has everything to be happy on paper, finds no meaning in her life. One day she decides to leave everything behind and go off to meet herself. Her introspection begins in Italy to discover gastronomy (Eat), stops at an ashram in India (Pray) and seeks inner peace in Bali (Love).

Midnight in Paris – Paris

Gil, a successful Hollywood screenwriter, dreams of writing a novel about the Paris of the 1920s. While on holiday in Paris with his fiancée at his in-laws’ house, things obviously don’t go according to plan: unable to finish his writing, he decides to set off in search of the soul of Paris in those crazy years.

All the beauty of the world – Indonesia

Tina lost her husband in a tragic road accident. She has not been able to resurface after this tragedy and lives only on antidepressants. Her worried brother and a friend organize a long trip to Bali for her to regain a taste for life and love.

If these trips make you want to discover her country, after this confined period, I have added each time the link to the eco responsible hotels that we have referenced in each country or region. That way, now that you have the destination in mind, you will have the opportunity to practice sustainable tourism there during your next holidays!

And you, what are the films that make you travel?

Your suggestions

  • Out of Africa
  • Australia
  • La vie rêvée de Walter Mitty
  • Thelma & Louise
  • Wild
  • Tracks
  • L’Amant
  • Easy Rider
  • Priscilla, folle du désert
  • Forrest Gump
  • Délivrance
  • Le Seigneur des Anneaux
  • Le terminal
  • Bagdad Café
  • One Week
  • Little Miss Sunshine
  • Le patient anglais
  • Vicky Cristina Barcelona
  • La Dolce vita
  • Mort à Venise
  • Vacances romaines
  • Carnets de voyages
  • Frida
  • Buena vista social club
  • Le dernier trappeur
  • The descendants
  • Very bad trip
  • Gorilles dans la brume
  • Timbuktu
  • Lawrence d’Arabie
  • In the mood for love
  • Les chemins de la liberté

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