Movies To Watch When You Are In The Mood For Traveling
Need a staycation or a vacation? From embarking on a journey across the American West, to hiking over one thousand miles in the wilderness, or even skateboarding in the mountains of Iceland, you are only one click away from experiencing an unforgettable journey. Here is a list of films that just might induce you into booking that once-in-a-lifetime flight or road trip.
Nomadland won not just one, or two, but three Oscars in 2021 for Best Motion Picture of the Year, Best Performance by an Actress (Frances Mcdormand) in a Leading Role, and Best Achievement in Directing (Chloe Zhao). The acclaimed film follows Fern, who suffers the death of her husband and loses her job during a recession, and subsequently finds herself with very little left other than her van. She drives along the Midwest in search of a job, and ultimately begins an isolated life living like a nomad. While this film explores heavy themes such as poverty, loss, and entrapment, it also carves out a sense of wonder and freedom along the American Midwest.
Hiking a thousand miles along the Pacific Crest Trail of California, Oregon, and Washington, can sound like physical deterioration. But for Cheryl, such a feat turns out to be quite the contrary; an emotional recovery. With the collapse of her marriage and the death of her mother, traveling by foot is the only way for Cheryl to transcend from self destruction to healing. If you enjoy going on foot, you will not only enjoy the spectacular views in this film, but you will also appreciate Cheryl’s personal evolution.
There is something fascinating and compelling about post apocalyptic worlds, perhaps because we have never stepped foot onto that road before. Acclaimed author Cormac McCarthy’s The Road won the Pulitzer Prize in 2006 for its harrowing and heartbreaking epic that follows a father and son searching for a safe haven as they walk across the completely decimated ash-filled terrain of the United States. The parental love in a world filled with ash and dust, the sheer will to travel from one state to another in a dangerous climate, and the sacrifice to keep one another alive against all odds, are just a few of the many beautiful notions this novel-turned-movie has to offer.
Daydreams don’t always rest as dreams, just like how secrets don’t always remain secrets. Once in a while, the secret comes out, or the dream comes true. For Walter, a daydreamer who reluctantly spends the majority of his life in his work office, abruptly takes his fantasies in the palm of his hand and embarks on a life changing journey. From surviving a near death great white shark encounter outside Greenland, mountain trekking in the Himalayas, and skateboarding down the mountains of Iceland, Walter turns his dreams into reality. While the surface of this film pushes the envelope with thinking big and taking risks, what truly makes this film special is its core exploration of wonder, serendipity, and destiny. Anything is possible.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live away from the modern-day technologically engulfed world? A world where you don’t have television or iphones for entertainment, or a food delivery service that is only one click away? CaptainFantastic follows Ben Cash, his wife, and his six children who live in the wilderness in Washington State, and survive solely on natural resources provided by nature. After a tragic event, however, Ben decides it is time for his kids to live in the real world; a world where people routinely survive on man-made resources. The sense of traveling from the mysterious atmosphere of nature to the predictable setting of technology qualifies this film as utterly interesting and unique.
Road Trips require sitting in a car for a long time, but that doesn’t mean they have to be dreadful unless you’re part of the Hoover family. Buckle up and hold on tight as you join their hectic road trip from New Mexico to California to support their daughter’s effort to win the Little Miss Sunshine contest. As each family member’s imperfections increasingly unravel, the chaotic and dysfunctional household temperament materializes into several messy complications, and bittersweet epiphanies begin to unfold as they get closer to their destination. If you feel like watching a movie that has just as many funny moments as sad moments, LittleMissSunshine is only one click away.
The Peanut Butter Falcon takes place in the gorgeous environment of North Carolina and Georgia. What makes this film not only visually stunning but also emotionally captivating is the way it avoids any sort of stereotype with intellectual disabilities. It follows Zak, a young man with down syndrome, who runs away from home to pursue his dream of becoming a professional wrestler. A task that can be deemed unrealistic to many is proven morally wrong when Zak meets Tyler, who unconditionally treats Zak with friendship and support. This is a movie that will inspire you to stay optimistic, open minded, and compassionate for your next journey!
Coping with divorce papers requested by his estranged wife along with retiring from a rocky writing career, Ben becomes a caregiver to a teenager named Trevor. Trevor, who suffers with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, also copes with his estranged father’s attempt to reconnect with him after leaving him when Trevor was diagnosed as a child. The two together embark on a journey to the world’s deepest pit, a copper mine located in the Oquirrh Mountains of Salt Lake City, Utah. The unexpected bond between a disabled teen and an emotionally broken adult paves a vulnerable journey that ultimately reconstructs deeply wounded voids into a solidified, wholesome transformation. This movie is worth watching if you are in the mood to witness a fulfilling story about the signifcance of friendship.
The Academy Awards 2023: Where To Watch The Best Pictures
The 95th Academy Awards is set to be held on the 12th of March, and this week the nominees for the various categories have been announced. The award for Best Picture is often regarded as one of the most prestigious ones, so naturally, we are super excited to take a look at the nominees. Although many are still playing at the cinema, a handful of the nominees are already available to stream. In this article, we list the nominees for Best Picture and show you which ones are on streaming.