What a time we are in right now. I won’t lie, I have spent my fair few days over the last week feeling extremely lost. Because I work from home, my day to day hasn’t changed much, but reselling is pretty slow right now. To be honest, I just don’t have it in me this week to even pretend to list things online in the hope that someone will buy it. After a few days of just complete confusion, I decided it was time to strap back in and get back to business.
And for me right now, that means this blog.
It pretty much goes without being said that nobody is traveling anywhere anytime soon, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t create our own version of travel! Like the travel you get when you sit down and watch a really good movie. One that makes you instantly feel transported to a new place and time. One that makes you add a new destination to your bucket list. I’ve compiled a short list of my favorite movies that feed my wanderlust, and a longer list of recommended movies that I need to watch during this time!
So grab a glass of wine and let’s get lost in a movie.
My Favorite Movies to Feed Your Wanderlust
Midnight in paris
If you didn’t already need a reason to love Paris, this will for sure do it for you!
“While on a trip to Paris with his fiancée’s family, a nostalgic screenwriter finds himself mysteriously going back to the 1920s every day at midnight.”
Crazy Rich Asians
I was completely naive to what singapore had to offer before watching this movie. It’s. so. good! The book is also really good!
“This contemporary romantic comedy, based on a global bestseller, follows native New Yorker Rachel Chu to Singapore to meet her boyfriend’s family.”
Available for free with your hulu subscription.
Under the Tuscan Sun
This movie is the sole reason I wanted to go to Tuscany for our Honeymoon. Enough said!
“A writer impulsively buys a villa in Tuscany in order to change her life.”
Available on hulu for free!
Woman in Gold
This movie definitely pulls on your heartstrings and makes you want to dig a little deeper into european history.
“Maria Altmann, an octogenarian Jewish refugee, takes on the Austrian government to recover artwork she believes rightfully belongs to her family.”
Eat Pray Love
This was the original movie that sparked my desire to travel the world!
“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”.”
Available on CBS All Access
Eat Pray Love also influenced this blog post:
I decided to jump off the insta-perfect train about 4 months ago. Honestly, I don’t remember the exact day. I just remember thinking that I couldn’t do this anymore. I already have a perfect for me life and I was ruining it because I wasn’t skinny enough, I hadn’t been to Morocco, I hadn’t reached 10,000 Instagram followers so that I could finally have the coveted swipe up feature, etc.
Recommended movies that we both need to watch
As I was trying to remember all of the movies that are out in the world that give me the urge to pack my bags and head out on my next adventure, I came across this article by CN Traveler. A lot of my favorite movies were on this list too, but there were A LOT that I’ve never seen. So this next list is all of the movies to feed your wanderlust that I have in my queue for the next few movie nights.
“A Chinese family discovers their grandmother has only a short while left to live and decide to keep her in the dark, scheduling a wedding to gather before she dies.”
Call Me By Your Name
“In 1980s Italy, romance blossoms between a seventeen-year-old student and the older man hired as his father’s research assistant.”
“A chronicle of one woman’s one thousand one hundred mile solo hike undertaken as a way to recover from a recent personal tragedy.”
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.”
Vicky Cristina Barcelona
“Two friends on a summer holiday in Spain become enamored with the same painter, unaware that his ex-wife, with whom he has a tempestuous relationship, is about to re-enter the picture.”
Into the Wild
“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.”
“Vicenarian Richard travels to Thailand and finds himself in possession of a strange map. Rumours state that it leads to a solitary beach paradise, a tropical bliss. Excited and intrigued, he sets out to find it.”
The Talented Mr. Ripley
“In late 1950s New York, Tom Ripley, a young underachiever, is sent to Italy to retrieve Dickie Greenleaf, a rich and spoiled millionaire playboy. But when the errand fails, Ripley takes extreme measures.”
The English Patient
“At the close of World War II, a young nurse tends to a badly-burned plane crash victim. His past is shown in flashbacks, revealing an involvement in a fateful love affair.”
“A young man and woman meet on a train in Europe, and wind up spending one evening together in Vienna. Unfortunately, both know that this will probably be their only night together.”
Out of Africa
“In 20th-century colonial Kenya, a Danish baroness/plantation owner has a passionate love affair with a free-spirited big-game hunter.”
Available with your hulu or Cinemax subscription
Whew! That’s a lot of movies that I haven’t watched. It’s also very clear that Netflix needs to step up their movie game! What are some of your favorite movies to feed your wanderlust? How many have you seen on this list? Let me know!
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