Have you been longing for a vacay? Most of us may miss holiday so badly, but can’t really travel in real life due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. The thoughts of how fun traveling is may cross your mind once in a while when you’re staying at home.
We all need a little virtual travel during this difficult condition. A simple activity that we can do with our loved ones is to watch travel-themed movies.
Best Movies to Watch during Quarantine
We’ll tell you top movies to watch that will make you feel like you’re on a vacay! Scroll down to take a look at our list, t-mates!
1. Crazy Rich Asians
Crazy Rich Asians is a romantic comedy film that tells a story about Rachel Chu, a Chinese-American economics professor who is in love with Nick. They both are spending their time in Singapore to attend Nick’s best friend’s wedding.
What makes the movie fun to watch is because of the settings. One of the beautiful filming locations of Crazy Rich Asians is at Chijmes, a Gothic-style chapel that now is used as a shopping and dining center. Chijmes is the place where the $40 million wedding between Araminta and Colin took place.
Another nice filming location is at Gardens By the Bay beautiful waterfront garden, the reception venue, and Sentosa Island, where Colin’s bachelor party was held. When watching Crazy Rich Asians, you can imagine yourself going on a trip to the modern country of Singapore!
2. Eat, Pray and Love
The classic Eat, Pray and Love movie was an adaptation from the book written by Elizabeth Gilbert. The movie itself is a true story of the author who embarked on a quest of self-discovery. Liz Gilbert, the main character of the movie, travels to Rome to enjoy the food and life there. She then goes to India for meditation and ended in Bali to search for love.
In the movie, you can see the stunning scenery of Ubud in Bali. You can also feel yourself traveling to those exotic countries. It is a great romantic movie to watch with your loved ones.
3. The Devil Wears Prada
Wanna see the wonderful city of New York virtually? You can watch the American comedy-drama movie titled The Devil Wears Prada. The movie is about Andrea Sachs, the recent graduate in journalism major who works at the prestigious Runway fashion magazine. Andrea happened to have a strict boss called Miranda Priestly. She has to change her attitude and behavior to adjust to her ruthless boss.
Most of the filming locations took place in Manhattan, New York area. Watching the movie makes you able to imagine the surrounding area of New York City such as Madison Avenue, the subway station, and other places.
Everest is a 2015 biographical adventure movie that was filmed in Kathmandu and Lukla. Lukla is the gateway to Mount Everest. The film reveals a true story that happened on the morning of May 10, 1996. Climbers from two expeditions ascent the world’s tallest peak on Earth. Suddenly, a storm strikes the mountain. In the middle of the freezing temperature, those climbers have to find a way to survive.
The movie can make you get the sense of what you can expect to see when climbing the mountain. Many people say that there are many ways to die on Mount Everest, with the one being the most common is the altitude sickness. Sounds scary, but interesting at the same time.
5. Lost in Translation
Lost in Translation is an interesting comedy-drama movie about the two Americans, namely Bob and Charlotte who are stuck in Tokyo. Bob is a movie star who came to Tokyo for a whisky commercial, whereas Charlotte is a young college graduate.
Every day, Bob and Charlotte encounter each other in a hotel and they experienced insomnia. They go out together and spend time experiencing Japanese nightlife and culture. The relationship between these two characters is fun to watch.
Sit on Your Couch and Watch Your Favorite Movies!
Currently, we can only dream about travel rather than actually realizing it. But, no worries! We can always do many activities to relieve our stress such as watching movies at home.
During the pandemic, people are changing their daily routines. New trends emerged from online meetings to online shopping. Embrace this moment and do things that can make you happy! We hope that this pandemic will go away and we can plan for a holiday soon!