Travelling is not just about reaching a destination. It’s also an experience that teaches us multitudes. Today, we bring to you 5 unmissable movies that revolve around travelling and its significance in life.
Into the Wild (2007)
Based on the true story of Christopher McCandless and directed by Sean Penn, Into the Wild will surely give you a new perspective on life. A recent graduate leaves all his material possessions and hitchhikes to Alaska to spend his life in the wilderness. The beautiful performance by Emile Hirsch as Christopher, the supporting characters that he meets through his journey and the end of the movie will leave you teary-eyed.
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013)
Directed by and starring Ben Stiller, this movie is about Walter Mitty, a daydreamer who ends up embarking on a real-life adventure to search for a missing negative. Based on the eponymous short story by James Thurber, the film will take you to magical locations and teach you how to break free from life’s monotony. The film has garnered a cult following over the years due to its increasing relevance in the contemporary world.
Under the Tuscan Sun (2013)
A feel-good movie, Under the Tuscan Sun will tempt you to leave behind your work-from-home stint and move to Europe. Diane Lane plays a struggling writer who visits Tuscany to recover from her divorce and ends up purchasing a villa there. The film will make you realise how insignificant things become once you start moving forward and away from them.
Based on the memoir of Cheryl Strayed, Wild chronicles the journey of a recently divorced woman who sets out on a hike to cope with the loss of her mother. Starring Reese Witherspoon, the movie shows how the literal journey of a thousand miles changes Cheryl’s life and helps her find herself again. It will leave you with a profound perspective about travelling and its impact on life.
Some would argue that Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara deserves a spot on this list but we think that Queen has more to offer. Initially afraid and ever-slouching Rani becomes assertive enough by the end of the movie to leave behind the man who left her at the altar. Who says honeymoon is only for couples? Rani’s solo honeymoon in Paris and Amsterdam will give you a serious wanderlust and a new drive for life!