Stuck on deciding your next adventure? Two years indoors has taken away the inspiration to travel for a lot of people, the complicated tests and quarantines can make travelling seem like an unnecessarily stressful activity now. However, it doesn’t have to be! With a little organisation, even countries still imposing restrictions can be easy to navigate. But if you want to be inspired from the comfort of your home, stick on the TV and watch the following films and shows; they are guaranteed to make you buy that plane ticket!
1. Secret Life of Walter Mitty
This is a brilliant, feel-good film. Starring Ben Stiller who embarks on a journey around the world, view stunning cinematography of the beautiful Greenland. Scoring a high 75% on Rotten Tomatoes, this quirky film is guaranteed to inspire you to shake up your life!
IMDB rating: 7.3/10
2. The Beach
A classic for backpackers! Follow Leonardo Dicaprio’s chaotic journey to a deserted Thai island from Bangkok. The opening scene follows Dicaprio down the hectic Khaosan road in Bangkok, drinking snake blood and checking into cheap hostels. The film takes unexpected twists and turns, but throughout the viewer is treated to the spectacular landscapes of Thailand and the Thai islands.
IMDB rating: 6.7/10
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3. The Darjeeling Limited
This brilliant and quirky Wes Anderson film explores the journey of three brothers, Owen Wilson, Adrian Brody and Jason Shwartzman, through India on their spiritual quest. It feels typically Wes Anderson in the styling, so expect beautiful colours and satisfying stills. Funny, emotional and moving; this film warms the heart and will get you on Skyscanner looking at cheap flights to India!
IMDB rating: 7.2/10
Our recommended adventure: https://thedragontrip.com/india-adventures/
4. Lost in Translation
This gorgeous film, starring Scarlett Johansson and Bill Murray, immerses the viewer in Tokyo. An unlikely friendship forms between the two, as they explore Japan’s capital city. A slow but compelling film that depicts Tokyo truthfully as it is.
IMDB rating: 7.7/10
Our recommended adventure: https://thedragontrip.com/japan-adventures/
Yes it may be supposedly for children, but we don’t care! This beautifully animated film explores a young Hawaiian adventurer, Moana, who embarks on a terrifying but exciting journey to restore happiness to her Island. Full of catchy songs, good laughs and moving moments, this film will turn you on to tropical beaches and island paradise for your next adventure.
IMDB rating: 7.6/10
6. 50 First Dates
A rom-com set in Hawaii starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore. It’s light hearted, fun and captures the essence of Hawaii living. Don’t expect an Oscar worthy film, but just go along with the ride and soak up the love and laughter.
IMDB rating: 6.8/10
7. Eat Pray Love
If you want to see Julia Roberts finding herself in Asia then this is the one for you. Eat Pray Love explores Italy, India and Bali in a spiritual journey to heal. It’s a classic in the travel film genre!
IMDB rating: 5.9/10
Our recommended adventure: https://thedragontrip.com/south-east-asia-adventures/
8. Under the Tuscan Sun
A classic travel film, where the viewer can sit back and soak up the gorgeous cinematography of Italian landscapes. A stunning exploration of the quiet life of a writer who spontaneously buys a villa in Tuscany.
IMDB rating: 6.8/10
9. Into the Wild
A thrilling and beautiful adventure undertaken by a recently graduated student into the wilderness of Alaska. After giving away all of his savings and possessions, Christopher Mcandless begins a new kind of life. You’ll be wanting to live completely off grid after this movie!
IMDB rating: 8.1/10
10. The Motorcycle Diaries
Based on the real events of Che Guevera’s early life, this film follows an 8 month motorcycle adventure through South America. The trip inspired Che’s life purpose, so hopefully it should inspire something within the viewer!
IMDB rating: 7.8/10
If these have inspired you, then check out the itineraries on our adventures. Each adventure is jam-packed with exciting, original and memorable activities; get booking for 2022 before all the dates get taken!