Grab Some Popcorn! 10 Travel Films for the ULTIMATE Quarantainment!

A for a vacation, B for book a vacation, C for can we go on a vacation, D for dreaming of a vacation…we can spell the travel alphabet all day! 

But then came P for please wash your hands, Q for quarantine, R for road par mat jao, S for social distancing and…you get our point.

If travel is your life, then we feel you. The quarantine, though extremely important, is hard on all us travellers. Well, worry not, because there is STILL a way to travel, all from the comfort of your home! 

We bring you 10 ULTIMATE travel films that will satisfy your wanderlust digitally:

1. Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara

Well well well. We know you are not surprised to see this film on the list, and neither are we. What is surprising though is no matter how many times you watch ZNMD, it still makes for some major travel goals. We dare you to NOT make a travel plan with your amigos after you watch this film!

2. Into the Wild

The unbelievably true story of a top student who abandons everything he has just so he can live in the wilderness of Alaska makes for a gripping film that will stay with you for a long, long time. 


3. Queen

Heartfelt and funny, Queen is the beautiful story of a shy girl who blossoms into a self confident woman over the course of the film, and the perfectly-captured beauty of Paris and Amsterdam is the stuff of travel goals. Humaara toh itna life kharab hojata if we missed this film!

4. Wild

A young woman sets out on a journey of over 1000 miles through the Pacific Northwest in the U.S., hoping to recover from the death of her mother. ‘It’s not about the destination, it’s about the journey’ – whoever wrote this quote definitely watched Wild!

5. Dil Chahta Hai

Okay, guys. Dil Chahta Hai is THE film on friendship. It’s the film that put Goa on the (cancelled) plans of EVERY group of friends. The film is a feel-good, cult-classic about friendship, love and life. Just (re)watch it already!

6. Up

This adorable, animated film focuses on the friendship between an old man and a kid taking a journey to an unknown location. Also, there are talking dogs, a mythic bird named Kevin and TONS of balloons! This is the feel-good travel movie you MUST watch with your kids.

7. Tamasha

A major part of Tamasha takes place in the beautiful French region of Corsica. But along with that, this cult-favourite film also focuses on the importance of doing what you love, storytelling and self-discovery. Watch this brilliant film for yourself if you don’t believe us!

8. Eat Pray Love

What’s in a name, asketh Shakespeare. Erm..the plot of the movie, toldeth us. Okay, terrible jokes aside, if you have always wondered what it’ll be like to travel long-term, then watch Julia Roberts eat, pray and love her way through Italy, India and Indonesia now!

9. Dhanak

This movie is definitely one underrated gem, along with being the dream journey of every Bollywood-loving 90s kid: a pair of siblings set out to travel across Rajasthan to meet…Shahrukh Khan! Why? And do they succeed? Well, watch for yourself and find out. 😉

10. Lost in Translation

Missing the thrill of travelling to an unknown country for the first time? Then Lost in Translation is for you. Set in Tokyo, Lost in Translation beautifully captures the unexpected side of travelling to a new country in a super-fun manner. Pass the popcorn, please!

Did we miss any movie that you feel EVERY traveller must watch? If so, do let us know in the comments! And till we can travel again, keep calm and watch these films, amigo! 😉

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