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Our Favorite Adventure Movies 2.0

In a previous post, we made recommendations for a few of our favorite movies adventure and other cultures. But we each couldn’t choose just one, which is why we had to have a second version. Right now, the best way to travel is by plopping on your sofa and playing a movie. We hope you enjoyed our last film recommendations. This second batch of our favorite travel- and adventure-related movies are a bit more eclectic and spans the globe from New York to New Zealand

Matt: The Man Who Would Be King is based on the novella by Rudyard Kipling and stars Sean Connery and Michael Caine as two men who become kings of a remote part of AfghanistanWatch the trailer

Karen: Travelers and Magicians is one of the rare Bhutanese film that made it to Western viewers. A glimpse into life in this Himalayan Kingdom, it’s really about aspirations, tradition, and the old adage of “the grass is always greener…” Watch the trailer

Deborah: Roman Holiday is an iconic film about escapism, Italy, romance, and adventure. Audrey Hepburn plays a run-away princess who finds herself being led on a tour of Rome by Gregory Peck. Watch the trailer

Michelle: The Hundred-Foot Journey is about a clash of cultures (French and Indian), tradition, open-mindedness, and best of all, food! Watch the trailer

Kristen: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is for those who love to daydream and who hope to bring out the adventurer within you. See if you can figure out which scenes were filmed in IcelandWatch the trailer

Emily: Zorba the Greek is based on the novel by Nikos Kazantzakis, which examines the drama and humor of the human condition as the narrator learns to enjoy life and live in the present moment – even under difficult circumstances. Watch the trailer

Katya: Whale Rider is a poignant film about destiny, determination, and a young Maori girl in New Zealand who wants to be chief, bucking centuries of tradition. Watch the trailer

Enjoy exploring the world from your sofa and dreaming up future travels!


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