If you’d like to lose yourself in cinematic movies that’ll make you miss travel (and possibly even cinema) even more this year, pop some corn and get yourself comfy, because Brett Wendorf has curated the perfect list for you.
Cinema has planted the seed for travel dreams for years. “The Motorcycle Diaries” have inspired a generation to motorcycle across South America, “Into The Wild” to hitchhike across Alaska, and “Slumdog Millionaire” to take a plunge in India. Would Austria even exist without “The Sound of Music?”
Although travel may seem to be a distant dream again right now, there’s no stopping you from getting inspiration in the cinema (unless they close the cinemas, and then, maybe stream or read a book).
Here are the best travel films coming out in 2022 to keep adding to your bucket list:
13 January – Gold
“Gold” will make you want to do a Holidays of Australia tour in The Australian Outback.
Australian Anthony Hayes and Un-Australian Zac Efron star in this man v. man, man v. nature thriller where Efron finds a massive gold nugget in the Outback, and awaits on Hayes to bring equipment to excavate it.
Will Hayes betray Efron, why is there a woman walking through the outback on her own, will Efron find love and buy a home in Byron Bay?
20 January – Around The World in 80 Days & Torn
“Around The World in 80 Days” may inspire you to take a Princess World Cruise, I know a guy who knows a guy who knows a guy that loves Princess World Cruises.
In an animated retelling of the Jules Verne classic with a marmoset as the star. Nicolas Cage loves Princess Cruises.
Keep an eye out for a David Tennant, the who’s who of Who’s, version coming out through a streaming service.
“Torn” might just make you want to quit your day job and get on a Crooked Compass trek through the remote Himalaya.
This documentary follows the journey of the sons of legendary mountaineer Alex Lowe to recover their father’s body years after he disappeared during an avalanche.
10 February – Death on the Nile
Denial isn’t just something our government has done to our ability to travel, it’s a river in Egypt.
“Death on The Nile” is a follow up to “Murder on The Orient Express,” a timely reminder to buy Covermore Travel Insurance whenever you travel.
Agatha Christie is the literary equivalent to Liam Neeson, both poster children for something going seriously wrong with your travel plans.
Kenneth Branagh once again heads the all-star cast of this whodunit, which includes Russell Brand, Annette Bening, and Gal Gadot.
17 February – Dog
Did you know “Dog” is the most common name for a dog in Australia? It’s also the name of Channing Tatum’s new road trip movie.
Channing plays a member of the military escorting an army dog to a military funeral. Although Globus doesn’t allow you to take dogs on their coaches, “Dog” just might be the film to get you excited about doing a Globus tour down the California coastline.
Haven’t seen the film, but I’d say there’s 80 percent chance Tatum takes his shirt off during this film.
24 March – The Lost City
The only thing better than a Club Med holiday may be two Channing Tatum movies in one month.
“The Lost City” sees Sandra Bullock as a romantic adventure writer who is thrown into a real-life situation similar to her books, with Fabioesque coverboy, Channing Tatum, stepping up to become a hero.
Chances of Tatum taking his shirt off in this film, 100%.
21 April – “The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent
“The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent” will make you want to do an Insight tour of Spain. It stars Nicolas Cage in his most challenging role ever, as Nicolas Cage.
Nicolas Cage is offered a million dollars to attend a party in Spain, and then things start to get outCAGEous.
Why isn’t 21 April a public holiday?
17 June – Antarctica 3D
If you can’t get on a Chimu Antarctica cruise, or a Chimu Flight Over Antarctica, the next best thing will be to see “Antarctica 3D” at the IMAX.
Hosted by Benedict Cumberbatch, this documentary will show never seen before footage which will whet and then freeze your appetite to get down to the frozen continent. (BBC Earth)
29 September – Ticket to Paradise
In “Ticket to Paradise,” Julia Roberts and George Clooney, like many Australians, should be on a Creative Holiday to Bali but instead have gone to Moreton Island and The Whitsundays to film this rom com.
Not to be confused with “Ticket to Paradise (1936), “Ticket to Paradise” (1961), “2 Tickets to Paradise” (2006),“2 Tickets to Paradise” (Eddie Money) or “3 Tickets to Paradise” (2021), Clooney and Roberts play a divorced couple who travel to Bali to stop their daughter from making the same mistake they did.
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry & Deserto Particular – Dates TBC
“The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry” is based on the popular novel which will inspire you to do an Exodus Walking Holiday of the UK.
Starring Jim Broadbent, who is not Nicolas Cage, as “Harold” who takes an impromptu journey around England towards a cancer-stricken friend to her inspire her to stay alive long enough for him to finish his journey at her door.
“Deserto Particular” may make you long to join The Explorer Society to explore lesser-known regions of South America.
A disgraced cop from Brazil crosses his country, desperate to find an internet love, but things aren’t always as they seem.
For one, Brazil has a desert. Being an American, I think everyone assumes I know everything about the world, it’s true.
There are a few things I’m going to share with you that are going to blow your mind. Firstly, Brazil does have a desert. Secondly, Australia and Austria are NOT the same places.
This film is getting great reviews and hopefully gets an Oscar nod.
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