Summer is the right time to plan a trip to explore new lands, but due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, you may have to stay home for the time being. Nevertheless, you can still fuel your adventure spirit with movies. The following 6 films not only show overwhelmed scenes, outstanding landmarks, but also contain countless human lessons, helping viewers to love more, appreciate nature, people as well as realize the value of themselves.
1. Into The Wild
The film is adapted from a book of the same name that tells the true story of young Christopher McCandless (Emile Hirsch). After graduating from university with a bright future waiting ahead, Christopher decided to give up everything to set off on his wild call. He donated all of his savings to a charity, burned his personal papers and started his journey to Alaska. The adventure was not simple, he had to hitchhike to the land he dreamed of. Here, Christopher is able to personally experience and discover countless new things about the world, meet kind people and admire the most majestic, wild nature.
2. Eat, Pray, Love
Eat, Pray, Love is adapted from the memoir of the same name by writer Elizabeth Gillbert. The main character of the film is Liz Gillbert (Julia Roberts) – a modern woman with a seemingly perfect life, with a good family and successful career. But her life takes a sad turn and she made a decision to divorce and began to start the journey to find her true value. The trip gave Liz confidence, passion and simple joys, made Liz gradually discover what she really wanted. Throughout the film is the poetic, lyrical scenery of Italy, the unique religious colors in India, the peaceful, simple place of people in the island of Bali.
3. The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty
Walter Mitty (Ben Stiller) is an office worker with a boring and boring life. Even so, with a rich imagination, full of dreams in him is always boiling passion to go here and there. Until meeting uncertainties to the point of losing his job, Walter Mitty broke out of the safe area to embark on an adventure full of surprises and fun. He has brought viewers to travel the world from Iceland to Greenland even the mighty Himalayas. Thereby, the film brings a deep message, inspiring us to stand up to realize our dreams to enjoy a happy life.
4. Leap Year
Love Seekers is a romantic love film about Anna’s journey to true love (Amy Adam). Anna had traveled to Dublin, Ireland to propose to her boyfriend Jeremy on the leap day of the year. Because according to the customs of the people here, when the man was proposed on this day, he had to accept the proposal. But unfortunately the problem struck, the aircraft had to land in Cardiff. Here she meets Declan (Matthew Goode) – an innkeeper in the small district town. Declan helps Anna make the trip across the continent to her proposed place on the right day. However, during that trip, Anna’s heart seemed to have found the right place for her.
The story of the film revolves around the adventures of old man Carl Fredricksen with a boy volunteer Russell. Carl is an old man who has lived alone ever since his beloved wife died. His life day by day passed in nostalgia and memories, until he recalled the dream of coming to the Paradise Falls that he and his wife had been cherishing since childhood. But Carl’s way of transportation is more special than ever as he uses thousands of balloons to lift his house up and fly to South America – where Paradise Falls is located. Accompanying with the old man is the cute Russell who always takes care of and befriend him throughout this dangerous journey.
The Darjeeling Limited
The film brings the story of the Whitman family – with 3 sons who haven’t been on good terms with each other for over 1 year. After the sudden death of their father, they together began their adventure across India to bond and help them understand each other better. But on that trip, the three brothers lost their way to a desert with unintelligible supplies.