Besides the cinema, I have a great passion – to travel through the world. I think that anyone happened at least once to watch a movie and to have the mood to take the world in the head. These are some of the movies that made me want to do my luggage and go after the characters.
10. The Beach
Who has not dreamed at least once to get on a beach like that from “The Beach”? The action movie directed by Danny Boyle takes place on an island somewhere in Thailand… and no matter how dangerous are the adventures of Leonardo Di Caprio, like you come to risk everything to swim in the ocean at least one day on the beach with crystalline sand under the shade of palm trees. Extreme exoticism in Bangkok and Koh Phi Phi islands.
09. Into the wild
The movie, written and directed by Sean Penn, follows the trail of Christopher McCandless (played by Emile Hirsch) who travels through the United States, Canada and explores Alaska.. Even if the end of this film it is inspired by a real case it should cut any momentum, it is not so dramatic when you consider the moments lived by him.
The young Scott corresponds on the Internet with a German student named Mieke to get used to German and to get a passing grade to the German exam. When he learns that Mieke is a very beautiful blonde, decided to go on a trip to Europe to meet her. Along with his pals Cooper, Jenny and Jamie, he has many adventures through Londa, Paris and Amsterdam.
07. The Bucket List
Edward Cole and Carter Chambers are two men from totally different backgrounds. Edward Cole is a businessman with an impressive wealth, and Carter is a very clever mechanic. Because of health problems, Edward is hospitalized in a hospital, whose owner is. Incidentally, the two being fellow salon, both being in a bad situation: a state of terminal cancer. Even if at first we do not accept each other after a while decide to use their last months of life to do all the things they wanted, according to a wish list created by them.
Japan has always fascinated me. Not only the traditional Japan, with temples, shrines and perfect gardens, but overcrowded cities, amazing architecture and urban culture. I saw a lot of Japanese films, but I’ll not talk about them. For Japan we chose “Lost in Translation”, a Sophia Coppola film. And even if the two protagonists (Scarlett Johanson and Bill Murray) seem bored in the movie and do not react too much in front of temptation of fascinating Japanese cities, I have not remained insensitive. The urban chaos, exaggerated fashion, impressive thicket of skyscrapers and enormous light commercials seem to free you from wandering.
The cities in Europe are quite affordable, so I am convinced that many did not resist at the charm of the most beautiful city in Europe, Barcelona, if you have visited at least once. If not, Woody Alen film, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, can convince you: it is a vibrant city that seems comfortable you forget prejudices and live your life – what are the main characters living and a love story slightly perverse but passionate.
Shortly before the outbreak of World War II, the young and beautiful British aristocrat Sarah Ashley inherits a vast property and farm animals in northern Australia. Considering it a sure victim of lack of experience in managing a ranch so big and complex, others plot against British farmers Sarah and draw a plan of attack designed to deprive her of her lands.
03. Lisbon Story
Win Wenders juggling with images as poetic as a writer that is playing with words. Lisbon Story is a nostalgic ode to the most European city, Lisbon. The main character comes to Lisbon to help a friend to complete a movie. His role is to record the ambient sounds of the city. The music of Madredeus, narrow streets, decrepit homes, fado bars complete the picture of an old city, but more alive than ever.
02. Happy Together
Paradoxically, Happy Together, the film made in Hong Kong is the movie that made me mad urge to see Argentina. It is a couple (consisting of two men) from Hong Kong that makes a trip to Argentina. They plan to visit two places absolutely superb (Iguazu Falls and Tierra del Fuego) but remain stuck in a decadent and bohemian Buenos Aires where their relationship is falling apart slowly.
The extreme adventurous can take inspiration from Werner Herzog’s documentary, whose action takes place in Antarctica. Although it is probably the route of the top impossible. As we see and the documentary, here live only a few scientists come to work. Underwater landscapes and living strange lives of those who live here make you you want to step on these places at least once.