My Top 5 Travel Films

There have been some great travel films over the years. To many for me to watch them all, but below are some of my favourites so far.

The Beach – Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, The Beach is a film about backpackers who are searching for that piece of paradise that is off the beaten track, but in turn end up destroying what they set off for. Definitely one for watching in the hostel on a night in with all you room mates.

Hostel – Not one for the squeamish! This horror film is about 2 American college buddies who go backpacking through Europe. They suddenly find them self in a hostel in a little known Slovakian town full of woman as gorgeous as they are desperate. It becomes very apparent however, that things are not quite as they seem…

The Last King Of Scotland – Starring Forest Whitaker and James McAvoy, The Last King Of Scotland is based on the events of the brutal Ugandan dictator Idi Amin’s regime as seen by his personal physician during the 1970s. By far one of my favourite films ever, and I would recommend it to anyone.

Blood Diamond – Another great film staring Leonardo DiCaprio, The title refers to blood diamonds, which are diamonds mined in African war zones and sold to finance the conflicts and profit the warlords and the diamond companies across the world.

Pan’s Labyrinth – Incredible film set in 1944 Spain. A young girl, fascinated with fairy-tales, is sent along with her pregnant mother to live with her new stepfather, a ruthless captain of the Spanish army. One of my favourite films and Javier, if you are reading, she is a princess!!!!! 😛

4 Responses to “My Top 5 Travel Films”

  1. Adam says:

    Nice list you’ve got here. I still haven’t seen The Beach though it is one of my favorite books.

    Pan’s Labyrinth and Blood Diamond are two of my favorites, too!

  2. Wow- intense list; not for the faint-hearted. ha ha… Are these places that you would like to travel to? I’m thinking after seeing Hostel, I’d avoid Slovakia. 😉

  3. jane says:

    It’s funny you should say that as I am actually planning a trip of Eastern Europe soon! It will e a scary first night when I arrive in Slovakia haha. 🙂
    It’s an interesting question though. Not something I thought about when making my list although I would love to go to al the countries these movies are set in but for different reasons.

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