If you can’t get out of the office or your apartment for various reasons, a great movie can give you inspiration, or at least put you in the state to travel. Here are my favorite movies that I love watching when I need some inspiration for my travels.
The film is a cult classic comedy, one that our generation has watched over and over. We all know what to think of when somebody sais “Johnny doesn’t know”
The film is about a group of American students making an overseas trip to Europe. It shows the stereotypes that we have of different natins, and shines a funny light on them. We all think that the Dutch live in a marihuana-induced state, the English are all football hooligans, and that the Eastern Europeans are so poor that three dollars are going to buy you a complete hotel. The film makes fun of these stereotypes so well that it has reached cult classic status.
The film that won Danny Boyle an Academy Award. The film is a great character study and study of the human fate and the results of our choices. The film uses India as a great setting for its characters, and shows many different aspects of the country. The people watching the film can really get into the state and the looks of India while watching a great story.
Speaking of India, this lesser-known film deals with a common issue in modern economies, outsourcing. Many of us have lost our jobs due to outsourcing. This phenomena leads to cultural clashes betweent he two nations that need to be resolved in order to be able to work together properly. The film is about an American worker who has to travel to India to facilitate the outsourcing of his own job to the country. He is obviously not very keen on the task, but slowly grows to appreciate India as the country and the people have a positive effect on him.
All four films of the Indiana Jones series are great adventure movies set in countries lesser know to modern societies. The main character can be described in only one way: badass. Indiana Jones is not only intelligent, but he has guts and he is not afraid to put himself on the line in order to solve the interesting mysteries that he bumps into. Many say that the fourth installement of the series is not the best one, but the first three films are definitely worthy of attention if you are looking for a film to watch before getting out there to travel.