Friday, 20 April 2012

Top 10 Movies: That will make you wish you were far, far away from home

There are so many names that pop up in our heads when we think of movies that make us want to flee from the monotony of home and life in general.

Movies are one of the best mediums to transport you to a place which is miles and miles away from your theatre screen.
Some incredible travel-based movie names that are immortal are ‘Seven Years in Tibet’, ‘Salaam Bombay’, ‘City of God' and ‘City of Joy’.

No one can dispute the brilliance of these example-setting movies! It is a must to watch them and explore their destinations.
But if you want to catch up on a Fresh Stock of travel-movies, here are our Top 10 recommendations:
1. The Tourist: Set in the breath-taking background of Venice, follow Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp’s in their voyage and watch it twist and turn; from a perfect trip into a perfect trap! This 2010 movie very beautifully amalgamates travel with an engaging conspiracy, keeping your eyes glued to the screen till the very end!
2. Eat, Pray, Love: A successful novel which was made into a motion picture in 2010, Eat, Pray, Love is the story of a divorcee American travel writer who wants to explore the world, and to find herself through travel. She relishes food in Italy, learns spirituality in India and finds love in Bali.
3. Slumdog Millionaire: This controversial movie may be, in certain people’s opinion, misrepresentative of India. But considering we are exploring destination movies, we think Slumdog Millionaire incorporates journeys and places very subtly into its storyline, frequently exploring the shady and unseen nooks of cities. It leaves the viewer with a wholesome ‘feel’ of India, its trains, its monuments and its towns.
4. Into the Wild: This 2007 movie is a must-watch for all aspiring hitch-hikers, especially because it is based on a true story. After graduating, a college ranker donates all his earnings to charity and sets out to explore the wilderness of Alaska. On his journey, he meets many who shape his life in different ways.
5. Up (animated): You thought travel is all about actual sights, sounds and stories? Disney Pixar thought otherwise! Up is an animated travel (Yes, travel) movie which was released in 2009. And the expedition of Carl Fredrickson to Lost Island, South America, begins with tying a thousand balloons to his house! A must-watch for people who love both travels and cartoons.
6. Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara: Released in July 2011, this award-winning film directed by Zoya Akhtar, is a fine Bollywood travel movie. It is a story of three friends who explore Spain together and push their limits by indulging themselves in some nerve-raising adventures.
7. 127 Hours: Inspired from a true story, 127 Hours is a movie about a young mountaineer, his adventures and his ordeals while mountain climbing. This newest film of Danny Boyle was released in India in January 2011.
8. Outsourced: As the name suggests, this movie is inspired by the rising trend of outsourcing work, especially from America to India. Explore India through the eyes of an American who comes to India to train his new employees. Luckily, he finds an Indian friend who teaches him all he needs to know about Indian culture.
9. Chalo Dilli: Chalo Dilli is a 2011 road movie which emphasizes the primary Urban and Not-So-Urban cultures of India. The turn of events in the movie put an ambitious woman in the company of an obnoxious man on their journey to the country’s capital. This is an interesting and humorous movie which is sure to make you laugh while you witness the real India yourself.
10. Runaway Vacation: Know how it feels to trick your family into believing that a road trip to Colorado Rocky Mountains is better than a vacation in Hawaii? Join Bob Munro and his dysfunctional family in a road trip to see how a difficult journey can help bond a family and create lasting memories.


  1. hey.. i've seen some of these movies and they're great... i'm a travel & movie ;) buff and i'll catch up with the other movies soon!!!
    thanks... :)

  2. Payal Choudhary22 April 2012 at 21:39

    great suggestions. will have to get all these movies now. wish i'd seen them when they released.