Into The Wild (2007)
Cast : Kristin Stewart, Emile Hirsch, Jena Melone, Vince Vaughn
A graduate student abandons his normal life by destroying his credit cards and leaving all possessions and sets out to experience the life in the wilderness of Alaska. He burns all his cash and changes his name to live an entirely new life as he goes hitchhiking America.
Best Line : “I love not man the less but Nature more”
Backpacker’s Movies to Get You Going
The Motorcycle Diaries (2004)
Cast : Gael García Bernal, Rodrigo de la Serna
It’s about a written journal of the 23-year-old man about his journey by motorcycle across South America with his friend. It is not only a road movie but also about how the character changes as he observes the life of impoverished people.
Best Line : “How is it possible to feel nostalgia for a world I never knew?”
The Bucket List (2007)
Cast : Morgan Freeman, Jack Nickolson
Two men diagnosed with lung cancer make a bucket list they want to do before life takes them away. Though the story is not much of a surprise but watching the old guys explore life as they try everything they haven’t done before is a moving moment.
Best Line : “I know that when he died, his eyes were closed and his heart was open.”
Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011)
Cast : Hrithik Roshan, Farhan Akhtar, Abhay Deol, Katrina Kaif
Three friends take a vacation in Spain as one of them is getting married. The trip gave their bond and upliftment as they talked out their issues. The movie is an adventure filled as each of them decides to face their fears and do the thing that they would never have done otherwise.
Best Line : “Sieze the day my friend … first live today to the fullest, then think about when you become 40 years old.”
Travel Dares to Attempt in Your 20s
Before Sunrise (1995)
Cast : Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy
Before traveling to Europe an American man meets a French woman on the train. Before returning, he decides to spend his last moments with her and they just have a few beautiful moments before they depart forever.
Best Line : “I like to feel his eyes on me when I look away.”
Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
Cast : Abigail Breslin, Dwayne Hoover
The entire family goes on an 800-mile road trip in their yellow Volkswagon as the little girl qualified for the ‘Little Miss Sunshine’ beauty pageant held in California. Throughout the journey, they face problems and realize the importance of a family.
Best Line : “A real loser is someone who’s so afraid of not winning he doesn’t even try.”
Cast : Alia Bhatt, Randeep Hooda
A young girl who is the daughter of a rich tycoon is kidnapped by a gang just before her wedding day. They move to different cities so avoid being tracked by police. Her fear of abduction is taken over by a sense of freedom and she finds peace in her bondage. She loves the journey and doesn’t want to go back to her life.
Best Line : “I neither want to go back to the place from where you brought me, nor to the place where you are going to take me, but this road is very good, i don’t want to leave it.”
Midnight In Paris (2011)
Cast : Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams, Tom Hiddleton
The movie explores the themes of nostalgia and modernism as the main character travels back in the 1920s every night while he is vacationing in Paris with his wife. He is working on his first novel centered on a man who works in a nostalgia shop.
Best Line : “Nostalgia is denial – denial of the painful present..”