Most of us didn’t adore long flights enough till the pandemic came. At that point, we all crave to be back on the plane or get on a long road trip. Even if we never planned a vacation before, we must’ve saved enough to travel now. Although we are uncertain about the pandemic situation when it will wipe out completely and life be back on normal with the charm of travelling and exploring the corners of the world.
But it’s not forbidden to fantasize about all the destinations we want to visit and prepare a “to- travel” list until then. To help you satisfy your urge of traveling, we have picked out for you our favorite and the most popular travel-themed movies so that you can enjoy wandering around the globe while sitting at your home. Even if you’re not traveling, it is good to be in the wanderlust of the amazing scenery of travel.
To all our readers from Canada, we understand your limitations with the streaming services. That is why we will guide you on where to watch these picks and enjoy them for free right here in Canada without any virtual barriers. Vudu is one of the amazing streaming media services, offering a massive collection of all time favorite movies to watch for free. First of all, you need a VPN to unlock Vudu in Canada to free watch travel movies. Then let’s get started with our journey through our 5 top picks for travel-themed movies.
- Crazy Rich Asians
Our first pick is a romantic comedy which is based on the international best-selling book by Kevin Kwan. The story is claimed to be loosely based on the author’s life. The story is about a young New Yorker, Rachel Chu, who has been dating Nick Young for more than a year. When Nick’s cousin is getting married and he’s invited to attend, he decides to bring along his girlfriend.
As Rachel is excited to meet the family, she is amazed at every step of the way of the extravagant choices her boyfriend makes. Later, she realizes she’s the girlfriend of a filthy rich man with a filthier richer family. As good as it may be, acceptance does not come cheap in the family.
Nick’s mother expresses concern to her son about him dating an average New Yorker, but they muster up the courage to convince the mother and do what their heart desires. The movie has received over 63 nominations with 14 wins. The cast features Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Michelle Yeoh, Gemma Chan, and more.
Midnight in Paris, our next pick is another romantic comedy but is a travel masterpiece. If you’re into the world of literature, this is a MUST WATCH. This feature revolves around the character, Gil, who is a writer, recently engaged to Inez. As they visit the beautiful city of Paris to meet with the folks and travel to enjoy, the two carry different journeys of their own.
- Midnight in Paris
As the fiancé meets with a friend and her husband and continues to enjoy solo, it is the writer who wanders the streets alone. As he does so, he hitches a ride in imagination to his literati heroes as they come to life and spend each night in fun and enjoyment.
Gil indulges in a magical journey of self-exploration and desiring what he wants, as he mingles with the make-belief in his head. This feature comes from the award-winning writer and director Woody Allen. The cast features Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams, Kurt Fuller, Mimi Kennedy, and many more. It amassed over 103 nominations with 26 wins (including 1 Academy award win for best original screenplay).
- Slumdog Millionaire
Our next pick is one of the most popular choices to watch, in the genre of romantic drama. The story is based on the book ‘Q&A’ by Vikas Swarup. It tells the story of young 18-year-old Jamal, who is accused of cheating in the hit game show ‘Who wants to be a millionaire?’ The narrative describes his life unfolding every answer in front of him, as his narration takes us to the difficult parts of his life.
This movie made history in the world of Hollywood and Bollywood as it amassed over 175 nominations with 118 wins (including 8 Oscar awards). It has a magnificent IMDb rating of 8.0/10.
- Eat Pray Love
Now to jump from more than just physical traveling. It’s time to mentally take you on a journey of change and healing. This next pick does just that. The story revolves around the young woman who finds herself lost in the passion of life. In a daring attempt to revive it, she travels the world, learns about the cultures, and goes through a journey of self-exploration. This movie is a great watch for those looking to learn about self-healing and change. The cast features Julia Roberts, Javier Bardem, Richard Jenkins, and many more.
Our last pick of the bunch is an animated feature that takes us on a spiritual level of traveling. The story revolves around a young boy growing up in a close family. Every year, they recognize “Day of the dead” as the day the ancestor’s souls revisit their graves. An unexpected turn of events turns young Miguel into a soul where he revisits the ancestors and uncovers the hidden pieces of his family tree. The journey of self-discovery is what makes this film rank #72 in IMDb top 250. The movie has amassed over 149 nominations with 109 wins, including 2 academy awards.