My Top Travel Films Part 2

I recently wrote a post on my top travel films, however after remembering a few forgotten classics, and watching a few suggestions from friends, i’ve decided to make an addition to my ever growing list of top travel films.

In no particular order:

Into The Wild – I had seen a documentary about this some time ago and ever since I have wanted to watch the film, however I only recently got round to seeing it. For those who don’t know, Into The Wild is a true story based on the diary of Christopher McCandless. Christopher was a top student who after graduating from Emory University abandoned his possessions, gave his entire $24,000 savings to charity, and hitchhiked to Alaska to live in the wilderness. There is speculation over how Christopher died with some saying he died purely of starvation, and others that he was poisoned by eating the seeds of wild potato.  Nevertheless, this is an incredible film and story, and something I feel a personal affinity with.

Che (Parts One and Two) – I wasn’t sure whether to list this as 2 films or 1, however as far as i’m aware the original intention behind the making of this film was for people to see it in one sitting, and I personally saw it in one sitting so I have included them together. Che is the story of Ernesto “Che” Guevara, the revolutionary Argentina Marxist, physician, author, intellectual, guerrilla leader, diplomat, military theorist, and major figure of the Cuban Revolution.

The Motorcycle Diaries – A biopic about the journey and written memoir of the 23 year old Ernesto Guevara, who would later become known as the revolutionary Che Guevara. The film recounts the 1952 journey, initially by motorcycle, across South America by Guevara and his friend Alberto Granado. As the adventure centered around youthful hedonism unfolds, Guevara discovers himself transformed by his observations of the life of the impoverished indigenous peasantry.

Eurotrip – Nothing like the above mentioned films, Eurotrip is a hilarious comedy about 4 friends who travel across Europe after graduating high school. It’s a great film for watching in the hostel with your room mates, although admittedly is not very high brow. The scene involving the absinthe “green fairy” made my day, and also reminded me a particularly crazy night out in Melbourne, Australia, which shall never see the light of day on this blog! 🙂

Catch Me If You Can – A comedy starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, and one of my favourite actors of all time Christopher Walken. Catch Me If You Can is a  comedy-drama based on the life of Frank Abagnale Jr, who, before his 19th birthday, successfully conned millions of dollars by posing as a Pan American World Airways pilot, a Georgia doctor and Louisiana attorney and parish prosecutor. I really like the way the paint the vulnerability of the character throughout.

There are still a lot of travel themed films that I have still to watch. If you have any suggestions though please feel free to let me know and i’ll check them out.

2 Responses to “My Top Travel Films Part 2”

  1. Hi! Have just stumbled on your blog from TBex and LOVE IT! I’m adding you to my blogroll of Wander Women on my XpatAdventures site. Good, thoughtful and thought-provoking posts. I had to really take a look to answer the question, “Am I a travel snob?” Thanks!


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