If there’s one thing that movies inspire, it’s the desire to see the world. The travel agency Pangea has chosen 10 films shot in a wide variety of countries.
If there is one thing that the big screen provokes, it is the desire to know the places where the scenes of your favorite movies take place. We have chosen 10 films shot in a wide variety of countries so that you can start dreaming about your next destination. The highest mountains in the world, the Mecca of cinema, the land of the lions or our antipodes can become the setting for your future vacations. Satisfy your wanderlust and turn fiction into reality with these movie trips.
This film, ideal for lovers of the wildest nature, conveys the hardness of crowning the highest mountain in the world. Based on real events and with a spectacular scenery, this feature film will show you that a trip to Nepal means immersing yourself in the mecca of Buddhism, visiting the World Heritage Site of the Kathmandu Valley and discovering natural landscapes worthy of a fictional scenario. Do you dare to reach the base of Everest?
‘Memories of Africa’ (Kenya)
“I had a farm in Africa, at the foot of the Ngong Hills…”. So it begins this classic film that has made the most well-traveled souls dream of the great African savannah. The house where Karen lived with her husband, on the outskirts of Nairobi, is a must-see for lovers of this film. But a trip to Kenya is much more, you can not miss the incredible national parks, such as the Masai Mara, the land of the Maasai, one of the best destinations to see the big five in the wild.
‘Slumdog Millionaire’ (India)
It is one of the best rated films, and proof of this is that it was awarded the Oscar for best film. It is based on the novel ‘Who Wants to be a Millionaire’, and just like the young Jamal, you can travel through different scenarios of India and discover the contrasts of a country that does not leave indifferent those who visit it. Do you dare to know a different culture with a trip to India?
‘The Secret Life of Walter Mitty’ (Iceland)
In order to prove that sometimes dreams can come true, an inveterate dreamer, Walter Mitty, is about to lose his job when he embarks on a sort of round-the-world trip. After passing through countries such as Greenland and Afghanistan, it is the protagonist’s trip to Iceland that will reveal a natural paradise: 60-meter waterfalls, dreamy valleys for hikers and fishing villages perfect for seeing the incredible northern lights.
‘La La Land’ (Los Angeles)
Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone or, in other words, Sebastian and Mia, will make you want to wander, dance and sing as you tour the more than 40 locations that make Los Angeles another protagonist in this feature film. Visiting the Griffith Observatory, listening to jazz at The Lighthouse Café and, of course, admiring a sunset overlooking the Pacific from the Hermosa Beach pier are just some of the must-see plans on a trip to the West Coast.
‘The Lord of the Rings’ (New Zealand)
If there is a scenery capable of impressing the little ones -and those who are not so little-, that is New Zealand, the country that Peter Jackson chose to film the adventures of Frodo Baggins and his friends. So if you dare to take a trip to New Zealand, you can visit the elven Rivendell, actually the Kaitoke Regional Park or Hobbiton, the place where the elves live in the movie outside Matamata. Or do you prefer to go into Sauron’s domain and trek through the volcanic landscapes of Tongariro National Park? The options are endless.
Walk hand in hand with Amélie through the most emblematic neighborhoods of the French capital and let the power of your imagination take over: a crepe at the Café des Deux Moulins, throwing stones into the water on the Canal Saint-Martin, or climbing the stairs of the Sacre Coeur as Nino did? What is clear is that this movie, apart from making you want to get lost in the streets of Montmartre, will make your desire to travel to Paris grow even more.
‘Vicky Cristina Barcelona’ (Barcelona)
A trip to Barcelona for you to know first hand the most emblematic places of the city as Vicky and Cristina do. Sceneries such as the Sagrada Familia, Park Güell or the rooftop of La Pedrera show that Spain is also a movie destination. As Woody Allen said: “Barcelona is one of the most charming cities in Europe”.
‘Memoirs of a Geisha’ (Japan)
A film that will allow you to enter a culture totally different from ours through Sayuri, a young geisha from the Gion district. You will be able to visit such emblematic places as Fushimi Inari, one of the most beautiful Shinto shrines in Japan, or the temple of pure water Kiyomizu-dera, one of the historical monuments of ancient Kyoto. What if you make this trip to Japan a reality?
‘Into the Wild’ (California and Alaska)
And finally, what better than one of those films that inspire freedom and adventure from the hand of Christopher McCandless, a traveling soul par excellence. From the scenery of California to Alaska, you will discover breathtaking landscapes such as the Colorado Canyon or the wildest forests of Alaska. Are you already thinking about your next trip to the U.S.?
Wich ladscape from your favourite films you’ll choose to take a trip therefore to take action?