Cinema has always been a tool for escapism, so in these weird and uncertain times, we’ve selected some top travel flicks to keep you from losing your marbles. Get stuck into our top 20 films for self-isolating below!

1. The Beach

Watch it on: Amazon Prime

Vicenarian Richard travels to Thailand and finds himself in possession of a strange map. Rumours state that it leads to a solitary beach paradise, a tropical bliss. Excited and intrigued, he sets out to find it.

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Source: Rolling Stone

2. In to the wild

Watch it on: DirectTV

After graduating from Emory University, top student and athlete Christopher McCandless abandons his possessions, gives his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and hitchhikes to Alaska to live in the wilderness. Along the way, Christopher encounters a series of characters that shape his life.

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Source: Wikipedia

3. Seven Years in Tibet

Watch it on: Netflix

True story of Heinrich Harrer, an Austrian mountain climber who became friends with the Dalai Lama at the time of China’s takeover of Tibet.

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Source: Mapping Megan

4. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

Watch it on: Amazon Prime

When both he and a colleague are about to lose their job, Walter takes action by embarking on an adventure more extraordinary than anything he could have ever imagined.

Source: Empire

5. Encounters – The end of the world

Watch it on: Amazon Prime, Apple Tv+

Film-maker Werner Herzog travels to the McMurdo Station in Antarctica, looking to capture the continent’s beauty and investigate the characters living there.

Source: International Documentary

6. Wild

Watch it on: Netflix, Apple TV+

A chronicle of one woman’s one thousand one hundred mile solo hike undertaken as a way to recover from a recent personal tragedy.

Source: Psychologies

7. Lost in translation

Watch it on: Amazon Prime, Apple TV+

A faded movie star and a neglected young woman form an unlikely bond after crossing paths in Tokyo.

Source: Amazon

8. Jago: A Life Underwater

Watch it on: Netflix

An award-winning documentary about Rohani, an 80-year-old hunter who dives on a single breath descending to great depths for several minutes. Set against the spectacular backdrop of the Togian Islands of Indonesia.

Source: Netflix

9. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Watch it on: Netflix, Amazon Prime, Apple TV

British retirees travel to India to take up residence in what they believe is a newly restored hotel. Less luxurious than advertised, the Marigold Hotel nevertheless slowly begins to charm in unexpected ways.

Source: San Antonio Current

10. Everest

Watch it on: Netflix

The story of New Zealand’s Robert “Rob” Edwin Hall, who on May 10, 1996, together with Scott Fischer, teamed up on a joint expedition to ascend Mount Everest.

Source: Everest Movie

11. Moana

Watch it on: Amazon Prime

In Ancient Polynesia, when a terrible curse incurred by the Demigod Maui reaches Moana’s island, she answers the Ocean’s call to seek out the Demigod to set things right.

Source: Medium

12. Easy Rider

Watch it on: Amazon Prime, Apple TV

Two bikers head from L.A. to New Orleans through the open country and desert lands, and along the way they meet a man who bridges a counter-culture gap they are unaware of.

Source: Watershed

13. Rat Race

Watch it on: Amazon Prime

A Las Vegas casino magnate, determined to find a new avenue for wagering, sets up a race for money.

Source: Cookywook

14. Jungle

Watch it on: Amazon Prime

A group of friends join a guide for a trek into the Bolivian jungle, searching for an Indian village. The men soon realize that the jungle is a difficult place to be.

Source: IMDB

15. The Talented Mr Ripley

Watch it on: Netflix

In late 1950s New York, Tom Ripley, a young underachiever, is sent to Italy to retrieve Dickie Greenleaf, a rich and spoiled millionaire playboy. But when the errand fails, Ripley takes extreme measures.

Source Amazon Prime

16. The Motorcycle Diaries

Watch it on: Amazon Prime, Apple TV, Disney+

The dramatization of a motorcycle road trip Che Guevara went on in his youth that showed him his life’s calling.

Source: Grand Stafford Theatre


17. Back to the future

Watch it on: Amazon Play

Marty McFly, a 17-year-old high school student, is accidentally sent thirty years into the past in a time-traveling DeLorean invented by his close friend, the eccentric scientist Doc Brown.

Source: Academy of the Arts

There we have it, our top 17 films for self-isolation. If you’re favourite isn’t on the list then get in touch on our Instagram or Facebook, we love hearing from you!