Last night I watched Before Sunrise again. For anyone that has not seen it, it is basically the story of an American guy who is travelling around Europe and randomly bumps into a French girl on a train, they get on well, and after getting off the train spend a night together in Vienna, talking about life. I think it is a great film, as it reminds me of the freedom of travelling and the people you randomly meet on the way. The follow up Before Sunset, is a pretty good film too.
What are everyone's favourite travel related movies?
1) The Motorcycle Diaries
2) Under the Tuscan Sun
Lost In Translation, thumbs up!!
Yep the Beach is a good one. I watched that in a bar in Bangkok on the first night of what would turn out to be 18 months of travelling, it was my first ever proper trip too.
Lost in Translation reminds me slightly of Before Sunrise - great film.
I loved 'Before Sunrise', too. My favourite comedy about travel-gone-wrong is 'Planes, Trains and Automobiles'.
I watched Before Sunset, on HBO, had no idea what the film was about... But I was so impressed with the screenplay and the characters... It's damn real... I have met those kind of people in my travels and some of lines, I've used them, and I am ESL.
In a hostel in Shanghai, I've watched this film set in BARCELONA, featuring that over rated beauty Scarlet Johanssen, which is also in Lost in Translation. It was a very inspiring film. And the part, when Penelope Cruz mocked the Chinese language made me quit my attempt to study Chinese.
Films set in Italy that really makes me want to go there:
1. Only You- Robert Downey Jr.
2. The Talented Mr. Ripley- Gwyneth Palthrow
The Guy Ritchie film, Swept Away was shot in Malta, though the story was set in Italy.
Recently, I've watched EAT, PRAY and Love.... and Italy really kicked the ass of India and Bali.