Hello, and happy Wednesday! I hope everyone had a wonderful 4th of July weekend, and I’m back for this week’s Wanderlust Wednesday, which is another movie edition!
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
I have to admit that this is my favorite movie! (It inspired Alex and me to take our trip to New Orleans!) Yes, it’s almost three hours long, but I think it is one of the most beautiful stories ever told! Besides the fact that I love the director, the actors and the story, the cinematography is impeccable and it takes place all over the world! There’s New Orleans, Paris, India, New York City, and Russia, and you genuinely feel like you’re in these places with the characters, and when the movie is over it leaves you wanting more of these places. It’s a MUST SEE!
Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
All of the Lord of the Rings movies are phenomenal and make you want to see New Zealand, but the other two movies are a lot darker, and I remember being amazed at the beauty of Rivendell and the Shire. I haven’t made it there yet, but when I do I will have no shame in taking the LOTR tour!
The Last Samurai (2003)
This cover looks a bit intense, but the movie isn’t completely battle scenes and sword fighting. This takes place mostly in a small village in Japan in the 1870’s, there is a big battle scene at the end, but it’s a really moving movie, and I thought the look into the culture was amazing. I can’t wait to visit Japan!
Into the Wild (2007)
This movie is fantastic. I read the book before I saw it, and I think it followed it really well. This movie is part of what inspired me to travel to Alaska (which you can read about my journey up there here, here, here, and here). It was a really great film about a boy who went all over the US in search of getting back to the basics and being free. It’s worth the watch, just be sure to get a notepad and pencil out to make a list of all the places in the US you want to visit.
A Good Year (2006)
This movie is really cute, and you really want to just get away, buy a house on a vineyard in Provence, and never come home. I want to go back to France, and spend a month in Provence alone just eating, drinking wine, and riding my bike all day to see the sites and feel the culture.
Thanks for reading my second list of movies that inspire travel! Hope everyone has a great week! As always please let me know if you’ve already seen any of these movies, if you took my recommendations and if so what you thought, or if you can think of any that I need to see!
*All photos came from IMDB