Take a virtual tour of the world with these travel movies and documentaries


Take a tour of the world from your living room with these travel movies and documentaries

Wanderlust, the quarantine way

By Subhanjana Das  April 3rd, 2020

From going over our travel photos to planning the next holiday as soon as the travel ban is lifted, we are all wanderlusting from our homes right now. But, until the lockdown is lifted, here are a few less-talked-about travel movies and documentaries that help you see the world from your screen.

1 Roma (2018)

Alfonso Cuarón’s world of direction and cinematography takes you on this emotional journey of a middle-class household’s maid’s journey to Mexico City in 1970-71. In a semi-autobiographical take on his childhood memories, Cuarón has created something that is more than a physical journey; it’s a journey inward that unfolds with tragedy, comedy, and absurdity.

Available on: Netflix

2 Wine Country (2019)

When comedian, actress and debut director Amy Poehler gets her girlfriends together for a trip to Napa Valley, can it be anything less than a laugh-till-your-stomach-hurts situation? This oozy-boozy trip stars comedy legends like Tina Fey, Rachel Dratch, Paula Pell, Maya Rudolph, Ana Gasteyer, and Emily Spivey, and of course, glasses filled with wine from the valley.

Available on: Netflix

3 180 degree South

This one is a documentary that gives you a glimpse into the breath-taking beauty that Patagonia is, through the eyes of director Chris Malloy. He takes you along Jeff Johnson’s journey from Ventura in California to Chile, tracing the footsteps of a similar adventure that Yvon Chouinard and Doug Tompkins took in their Ford E-Series Econoline Van back in 1968.

Available on: Amazon Prime

4 Tales By Light

If you’ve ever coveted the lives of travel and wildlife photographers and wanted to know just how they do it, Tale By Light is as honest a depiction as it gets. This three-season documentary takes you under water with marine photographers, the forests of Africa with wildlife photographers, and behind the lives of highliners, paragliders, and free-divers with adventure sports photographers.

Available on: Netflix

5. The Bucket List (2007)

Besides the fact that nothing but brilliance can ooze out of a film that stars Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson, The Bucket List conveys one of the many reasons why travel is so life-altering—it makes you want to reinvent possibilities even at the face of death. Two friends bust out of the cancer ward decide to travel the world before light goes out.

Available on: Netflix