When you’ve drunk too much – *den den* – and your head just hurts – *den den* – who you gonna call? – *den* – Blockbusters!

 

Or should we say Netflix these days?

However you get your movie on, here are three films every travel agent needs to watch on their next hungover movie session…

 

BRAVEHEART (1996)

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Genre?

Drama/Action

What’s it about?

Scottish hero, William Wallace (Mel Gibson) has had enough. First, the English took his food, and then they murdered his woman. And for as long as he can remember, they’ve never given his countrymen the freedom they rightfully deserve. In an epic display of strength, resilience and courage, Braveheart is a story of never giving up, of following your heart and living your life with a purpose.

Why should you watch it?

Just like Mel Gibson in the film, you’ve probably felt that work has taken over your life and that you no longer have the freedom to do the things that matter to you. You’re always finishing work late, always getting calls on your days off, always having to come in on the weekends.

Instead, and I know this is easier said than done, begin taking charge or your life. Make it clear to your clients (and your boss) that you simply do not stay after finishing time (just lie and say you have an appointment if they ask why). Drop those clients that take up way too much of your time for little financial reward. And notify your clients of your days off so they never bug your colleagues when you’re not working.

Be brave, and courageous, and roar if you have to!

 

THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY (2013)

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Genre?

Drama/Fantasy

What’s it about?

Walter Mitty (Ben Stiller) is stuck in a monotonous job. But it’s all his own doing. Since a teen, Walter always chose the safe road, the safe partner, the safe job. But safe is boring, and so to escape his boredom, Walter routinely goes inside his head and creates a fantasy world where he’s the hero.

But when circumstances at work force him to have a real-life adventure, Walter rediscovers the beauty and rush of getting out of your comfort zone, and ultimately becomes a better man in the end.

Why should you watch it?

If you’ve ever felt stuck in rut, like life is on autopilot and the years are going by without much excitement, then this movie should give you the kick up the backside you need to start being your adventurous.

Start with your own travels. Go to India. Go to Iran. Go to Greenland.

And then infect all your clients and colleagues with this same spirit of adventure.

 

LOST IN TRANSLATION (2003)

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Genre?

Drama/Indie film

What’s it about?

Bill Murray plays aging movie star Bob Harris who’s been sent to Tokyo to film a commercial for Japanese whisky brand Suntory. Whilst there, he meets Charlotte, a pretty young woman played by Scarlett Johansson. However, despite there immediate connection and fun nights out on the town, the pair eventually go there separate ways without ever finding out if their friendship could evolve into something more.

Why should you watch it?

The next time you go on a famil, or just on your own travels, take a risk and tell that hottie that you’re actually keen on developing into more than just friends and save yourself the pain of thinking “what if?” when you return home.

The fact is you’ll probably never see them again, and they could have been the man/woman of your dreams…

Read: The 9 best Christmas travel movies of all time

Read: Top 10 Movies Set In France

Read: Lost in Translation: Bill Murray’s guide to Tokyo

What other movies should be mandatory viewing for travel agents? Tell us your picks in the comments below…