#1 The Motorcycle Diaries

A true story of two medical students embark on a motorcycle road trip 5 months through South America to use their medical knowledge to volunteer at a distant leper colony along the Amazon River.

Based on the personal accounts of the revolutionary Latin American Che Guevara , the film highlights his adventure on the road, discoveries and personal beliefs that helped him change his vision of life. An inspirational script that grabs you with its thoughtful content is not just entertainment. Look out for the exotic places and lifestyles of Latin America.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 7.8 / 10 -IMDb
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 83% -Rotten Tomatoes

#2 Seven Years in Tibet (1997)

A biopic of Austrian mountaineer Heinrich Herrer, Seven Years in Tibet is a seven-year history of Harrer’s life in the Himalayan kingdom-Tibet. In contrast to the second period of the world war, Harrer, caged by the allied forces during the possession of a German passport, flees from the prison of Dehradun only to escape the unexplored territories of Greater Tibet, with his friend, Aufschnaiter. Enter Lhasa, the forbidden city, at the time when foreigners were not allowed inside the city.

The film is about Harrer’s life in Lhasa, his participation as a private teacher with the Dalai Lama and his acceptance of the unusual ways of life. It is one of those few films that portray the real childhood of the 14th Dalai Lama and the authentic lifestyle of the Tibetans.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 7.0/10 -IMDB
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 60% -Rotten Tomatoes

#3 Eat Pray Love (2010)

Fleeing from her life, a husband, a house and a successful career, in search of salvation, personal fulfillment and satisfaction, Elizabeth Gilbert , a woman of today, makes a life-changing journey to 3 different countries of Europe and Asia For the sake of changing her artificial everyday life, she travels all the way from the USA. to Italy, India and Indonesia.

The film is a travel journal of Elizabeth and her discoveries for self-realization, her passion for Eating in Italy, her Praying in India and inner peace and Love in Indonesia.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 5.8 / 10 -IMDB
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 36% -Rotten Tomatoes

#4 Monsoon Wedding (2001)

Mira Nair’s masterpiece, The Monsoon Wedding, is about a large fat Indian wedding that will take place in the most colourful of the city of India -Delhi. Indian weddings are more referred to as “The monsoon wedding” by Westerners, the film manages to capture the daily life of the inhabitants of Delhi, along with all the drama, emotions, hullabaloo, exotic dancing and rich colours of a Typical Punjabi (Indian North) wedding.

In contrast to the modern day Delhi, the backdrop is the authentic Greater India in every way. From Chaiwalas (tea vendor), small merchants, street vendors to big mall and hotel owners, all the screens of the film can be related to the excursion of a Westerner who made his first trip to India. A moving movie!

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 7.4 / 10 -IMDB
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 95% -Rotten Tomatoes

#5 The Darjeeling Limited (2007)

A story of 3 rich brothers, but in poor condition taking a train trip overland through India. Like Elizabeth in Eating Pray Love, the 3 brothers are in a continuous process of finding inner peace and self-realization through family relationships, brotherly love and sibling fights, which is a common they. The movie takes you on a train ride along with a greater madness north of India. From Rajasthan to Darjeeling, the film is a constant reminder of how beautiful India is and how charming its people are.

It is true, after watching this movie you will definitely make a trip to India, and if you have been there before you consider visiting again.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 7.2 / 10 -IMDB
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 69% -Rotten Tomatoes

#6 Lost in Translation (2003)

The story follows two tourists who have just arrived in Tokyo, Japan. Not familiar with language, culture and lifestyle, the two characters find a way to stay in the city, carefree and content, while exploring a new kind of life. Located in the modern city in constant Tokyo, with its high infrastructures, bright lights, the famous sushi dish and Japanese culture, the film takes you on a journey of an authentic Asian city.

The magic works of Sofia Coppola are questioned in the film, and her ability to tell stories is clearly seen from what she has inherited from her father, the iconic filmmaker ‘Francis Ford Coppola. See Lost in Translation pass of all the good times.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 7.8 / 10 -IMDB
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 95% -Rotten Tomatoes

#7 Into The Wild (2007)

The film follows the life of a free-spirited adventurer, Christopher McCandless, and his nomadic lifestyle. Based on a book by John Krauker, McCandless proves to be an inspiring protagonist in today’s selfish materialistic society, however, he did not survive to see the film.

He meets different types of people along the way, where he befriends them and stays with them for a while, but he ventures to finally come out of greater experiences in life. From the Colorado River, dead land of Arizonian and the desert of Alaska, his is a continuous journey of living a full life dictated by its own term, far from civilization and human emotions. The film can be an important guide in the landscape, food and lifestyle in the western territories of the USA.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 8.1 / 10 -IMDB
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 82% -Rotten Tomatoes

#8 Before Sunrise (1995)

In contrast to the idyllic Vienna, Before the Sunrise follows a story of an American boy who meets a French girl on a train and spends a night together roaming around the city talking and getting acquainted.

The Vienna night scenes that remind you of the iconic Van Gogh paintings “starry nights”, the authentic Viennese café, the river, the alleys and narrow streets, etc., are a constant reminder of the greatness of European culture. The romance of a different, spontaneous and strong type is what you should do on your next visit to Vienna.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 8.1 / 10 -IMDB
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 100% -Rotten Tomatoes

#9 Out of Africa (1985)

Out of Africa is a film based on an autobiographical book by Karen Blixen war before the war that British East Africa. The nomadic lifestyle of Masai Mara, Savannah grasslands and huge African animals, from Mombasa to Nairobi.

It is a theatrical interpretation of Africa as Australia (Film) is for Australia (Country). The simple lifestyle of the locals, wide ranges of plains Greater African and desert Mayt ake the breath and persuade to travel Africa or for a jungle safari, at least.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 7.2 / 10 -IMDB
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 60% -Rotten Tomatoes

#10 The Beach (2000)

Located on an island in Thailand, it follows the story of a son of a gun in search of adventure and the final thrill in life. Superbly captured the beaches, coasts and desert of Thailand, the film is a story of escape that inspired you to get out of your comfort and do the things you always wanted but did not have guts for.

Directed by the creator of “Slumdog Millionaire”, Danny Boyle, the film captures attractive landscapes and beaches of the Thai ocean, a last-day holiday getaway.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 6.6 / 10 -IMDB
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 20% -Rotten Tomatoes

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