We feel the pain of cancelled flights, delayed holidays and postponed events. We may not be able to walk down an aisle (not that sort of aisle) anytime soon but no one shall stop our wanderlusting from the comfort of our sofa. So grab your favourite M-EAT! biltong and read on to find out which travel movie best suits your mood.
Out of Africa, set in 1913, may be out of touch with modern political correctness but makes its way onto our list for the sheer romanticism of the continent's landscape. The story told in Kenya had the world hooked upon its release in 1985; it won a whopping seven Oscars. Starring everyone's favourite mummy or scary boss (depending how you feel) Meryl Streep paints a fascinating picture of the past. But you know what's best about it? All the stuff in it really happened. The movie is based on a true story.
Dreaming of the open road and the red sand of the outback? The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert should be your choice. A killer soundtrack, a magnificent cast and costumes to die for will keep you hanging on to every word. The story takes us on an epic road trip across Australia through small towns and arid deserts. With a heart-warming twist this is an unmissable movie. If this doesn't have you singing along to its own rendition of Mamma Mia are you even human?
If the Asian continent is your cup of tea then you'll love The Beach. Set in Thailand and complete with creepy hostels, deserted islands and secret beaches; it's all here. Throw in a young Leo DiCaprio with a very scary Tilda Swinton leading us in to a daring adventure of our nightmares and you're all set. Also, don't forget this movie gave us the 90s girl band banger Pure Shores.
Europe (ok, so we mean just Italy)
We love The Talented Mr. Ripley for its classic film noir depiction of the Italian landscape. Set against the spine-tingling backdrop of blue seas, boats and bikinis the movie is filled with a glimpse of la dolce vita as the other half live it. With mystery, intrigue and murder all packaged against idyllic scenery and beautiful people it's sure to having you booking that flight as soon as we are allowed to.
The Motorcycle Diaries is the biopic of Ernesto Guevara who'd go on to become the Marxist revolutionary Che Guevara. It follows his journey through Buenos Aires, the Andes, Chile, the Atacama Desert, the Peruvian Amazon and Venezuela. Whilst the story is that of his coming of age it also tells the story of South America, its rugged natural beauty and the injustices which drove a middle class medical student to become a defiant insurgent.