It’s that time of the year when you want to take your bag and travel the whole world but can’t even get up to drink a glass of water and end up scrolling through your friends’ Facebook photos visiting different places all day long. Here are 5 movies that will wake up your inner traveler and make that “wanderlust” in your Instagram and Tinder bio actually true:
- Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, (2011)
Directed by Zoya Akhtar, ZNMD follows the story of 3school friends who travel across Spain to celebrate Kabir’s (Abhay Deol) bachelor party only to find love and rediscover friendship. With breathtaking views, Imraan’s (Farhan Akhtar) soulful voice and Javed Akhtar’s beautiful poetry, this movie will wake up the traveller each time you watch it. In addition to that powerful performances by Hrithik Roshan, Abhay Deol, Farhan Akhtar; the exciting adventure sports: skydiving, Racing against some very furious bulls, deep sea diving and the famous Tomatina festival; and the relaxing songs make you forget all your life problems.
- Into The Wild, (2007)
A timeless, evergreen movie, Into The Wild shows the complexity of life in the most beautiful manner. No matter how much you learn, there is always something left which is impossible to understand. Christopher McCandless, a young graduate, decides to renounce all his possessions and hitchhike across America. During his journey, he encounters several situations which change him as a person. With an underlying message in every dialogue, heart touching acting and beauty in every frame, this thought provoking movie is a must watch.
- Dil Chahta Hai, (2001)
One of the favorites of almost every 90s kid, Dil Chahta Hai is undoubtedly a classic about 3 best friends and their approaches towards family, relationships and love. And of course this movie gave us The meme: Goa Trip!! The dream of every group of college friends and a nightmare for every parent. With Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy’s music, the title track of the movie transfers you on a road trip to Goa even when you are stuck in Delhi’s heavy traffic. With Farhan Akhtar’s direction and beautiful performances of Aamir Khan, Saif Ali Khan, Akshaye Khanna and Preity Zinta, Dil Chahta Hai makes you want to call up your friends and pack your or Goa everytime.
- Eat, Pray, Love, (2010)
Believing there's more to life than a husband, house and career, Liz Gilbert (Julia Roberts) finds herself with a new appetite for life in this inspiring true story, based on the best-selling book. She leaves New York and embarks on a yearlong journey - traveling to Italy, India and Bali - seeking self-discovery through good food, meditation and the prospect of finding true love. With lovely and honest performances of the cast, this movie is a roller coaster of emotions which leaves you wanting to travel the whole world as soon as possible.
- The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, (2013)
Hilariously fun and entertaining, this movie exemplifies the art of daydreaming and its grandness through imagination. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is a really good adaptation of the short story with the same name and Danny Kaye’s acting mix of fun and mystery, makes it worth watching. A journey of courage and faith, and of resolve, and eventually, happiness; the movie is beautifully shot and some of the scenes have a real exuberance. At the end of the day, this one makes you want to take the plunge and leave your comfort zone in order to find out what really makes you happy while picturising “wanderlust” in its truest sense.