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21. Posted by Beausoleil (Travel Guru 1345 posts) 4d Star this if you like it!

My favorites are "The Red Balloon" and "The Gods Must Be Crazy" which are completely different. Anyway you can visit France and Africa in the two movies.

22. Posted by Borisborough (Moderator 1452 posts) 4d Star this if you like it!

Thank you all folks - some great ideas there. I might have to try Out of Africa again - I couldn't get into it the first time. And the Michael Palin series are always brilliant - the bit in Himalayas at the Wagah Border Ceremony inspired me to travel from Amritsar to Lahore around ten years ago. Everest is a great movie and Dr Zhivago is an old favourite. Withnail and I was made by George Harrison's Hand Made Films which he set up to finance the Python's Life of Brian. Mrs Pollifax sounds interesting. On the Beach, Contagion & Fast & Furious 8 are right out! The two Marigold Hotel films were a good diversion. And I love Australian wildlife (quokkas are one of the best animals!) so I might try something there - I've seen Priscilla but not Australia yet. The Gods Must Be Crazy sounds good - a coke bottle dropped over Africa! Plenty there to keep me going. Thank you all.

Everything changed here in New Zealand yesterday. The government has ordered a total lockdown from midnight on Wednesday evening. Our school was open as normal on Monday but today (Tuesday) it's teachers only, teaching remotely using Google Classroom, Zoom and e-mail and then, as from Wednesday, we're at home isolating but still teaching remotely. I'm not sure the missus will be able to put up with me at home 24/7!!!

23. Posted by greatgrandmaR (Travel Guru 1491 posts) 4d Star this if you like it!

I haven't watched a movie in years, but I bought

Mrs Pollifax=Spy

(Rosalind Russell and Darrin McGavin) and watched it tonight. It starts out in D.C., goes to Mexico but most of it is in Albania I did have to fast forward through some of the scarier parts

[ Edit: Edited on 24-Mar-2020, 02:31 GMT by greatgrandmaR ]

24. Posted by Cottonwood (Full Member 147 posts) 4d Star this if you like it!

Quoting berner256

If you like horror movies and rail travel watch "Train to Busan." It's also viral; and ends with a rendition of "Aloha 'Oe."

Just checked out a preview of that movie on IMDb and it looks like a great horror of a train ride. Not sure how I missed it. Got to get it.

25. Posted by Bennytheball (Budding Member 62 posts) 4d 1 Star this if you like it!

The classic road movie I now have stored on my TV recorder is the 1969 film Easy Rider, I first watched Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper riding across America on their modified Harley Davidson motor bikes back in 1971 in a cinema in Thessaloniki, Greece, it was heavily censored, especially the LSD-inspired scene in the graveyard which had been cut out. Nowadays, in more liberal times the film is widely available (uncut) on various UK TV channels as and when it pops up, I've booked marked mine on Talking Pictures, I think it's also available on CD disc from rental shops.

Sadly, both Dennis Hopper and Peter Fonda are now deceased.

26. Posted by Cottonwood (Full Member 147 posts) 3d Star this if you like it!

Of course, just for the humor of it, you can't forget the classic movie "Vacation" with Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo. Everyone has to watch this before their first big road trip.

27. Posted by nicolaitan (Budding Member 49 posts) 2d Star this if you like it!

since this is a travel site ( and On the Beach did not make the cut despite its similarity to our current pandemic ), i came up with a few train movies worth watching as my memory serves

3;10 to Yuma
Murder on the Orient Express

Snowpiercer - by the genius who brought us Parasite - brilliant movie.

28. Posted by Peter (Admin 6896 posts) 2d Star this if you like it!

Quoting nicolaitan

Snowpiercer - by the genius who brought us Parasite - brilliant movie.

I've been meaning to watch this. I absolutely loved Parasite. Thanks for the reminder :)

29. Posted by Teoni (Travel Guru 874 posts) 15h Star this if you like it!

Some documentaries I've been watching Planet Expedition on TV, you get to see places that you will never visit so at least it can't give you FOMO while on some streaming services Our Man in Japan and an Aussie series called Extreme Engagements. I would also look up some Joanna Lumley documentaries, she does some interesting trips.

In terms of movies I did enjoy Tracks and I also thought Wild was pretty good. The Motorcycle Diaries is another interesting one. The Darjeeling Limited and Little Miss Sunshine are fun. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty and The Bucket List make for good light entertainment watching and you could throw in some Indiana Jones and James Bond for action;) and while I wouldn't call it a great movie Queen of the Desert (not to be confused with Priscilla Queen of the Desert which is a great movie) has some stunning cinematography.

[ Edit: Edited on 28-Mar-2020, 05:44 GMT by Teoni ]