7 Of The Best Travel Films To Watch In Self Isolation

With COVID 19 continuing to sweep across the globe, many are taking precautionary steps to self-isolate. Mandatory quarantines, social distancing and self-isolation mean that many people are cooped up at home. If you fall into this category and you are looking for some wanderlust from your couch, start with these seven travel films to watch in self-isolation.

Best Travel Films To Watch In Self Isolation

1. Under The Tuscan Sun

Under The Tuscan Sun is an adorably heartwarming story that takes place in the heart of Italy’s countryside – Tuscany. After 35-year-old Frances Mayes gets a divorce, she suffers from depression and finds herself in an existential crisis. To change her life (and her surroundings!) she heads to Tuscany where her life will be changed forever.

Given the current circumstances in Italy, Under The Tuscan Sun is a great way to admire the natural beauty and rustic charm that makes Italy, well, Italy.

best travel films for self isolation

2. Wild

Dark, dramatic and bold are just a few words that describe the wilderness masterpiece that is Wild. Based on the memoir of the same name, Wild follows Cheryl Strayed (Reese Witherspoon) on her journey to self-discovery on the Pacific Crest Trail. This coming of age tale is all about finding yourself after love, loss and guilt. Pepper that in with some of the most breathtaking scenery from Mexico to Canada, and you’ve got a hit.

best travel films for self isolation

3. Midnight In Paris

Is there any film starring Owen Wilson that isn’t equally funny, charming and sweet? Midnight In Paris sings a song of The City of Lights in the 1920s. Gil (Owen Wilson) falls head over heels in love with Paris and the flare that it had in the Jazz Age. Take a trip to Paris from your couch as Gil goes on imaginative adventures with the icons of days past.

best travel films for self isolation

4. The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty

The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty will inspire anyone to escape the mundane and go on an adventure. Walter Mitty (Ben Stiller) is everyone’s favourite cute and quirky gentleman. Watch the movie to see what happens when his life begins to crumble around him – will he escape on an epic venture or fall victim to dull and dry normalcy of everyday life?

best travel films for self isolation

5. Amelie

Amelie is cute, quirky, sad, and sweet in all the right places. This French film follows a young waitress on her quest to help others find happiness in everyday life while showcasing the charm of Paris. Amelie will make you fall in love with her naivety and leave you wanting for The City of Love.

6. Lost In Translation

You can’t go wrong with Lost In Translation for a funny movie about new experiences abroad. Starring Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson, Lost In Translation shows you Tokyo through Bob Harris’ (Bill Murray) eyes as he makes a friend in recent divorcee, Charlotte (Scarlett Johansson).

7. Eat Pray Love

Eat Pray Love is a classic go-on-an-adventure-and-find-yourself film. Based on the novel of the same name, Elizabeth Gilbert’s life is turned upside down when she gets a divorce and finds herself in a midlife crisis. In true soul searching form, she sets off on a journey around the world that will change her forever.

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Melanie Hamilton
Melanie Hamilton

Melanie is an avid traveller with a passion for history and global foods. She is currently based in Tbilisi, Georgia where most of her time is occupied with qvevri wine and Soviet history. Having do-si-do'd her way across Europe and Latin America, she's enjoyed some of the world's most exciting places firsthand and can't wait to tell you about them.

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