Travel films to watch | STA Travel Blog

One of the perks of being stuck is all the extra time we have to do all the things we say we’ve never had time to do before. (Say that quickly). Yoga, baking, binge eating watching the last season of Money Heist in 48 hours.

We are not ignoring those classic films like The beach, Mamma Mia or Eat Pray Love all of which did a great job of making us want to visit Thailand, the Greek islands or dream of meeting us like Julia Roberts in Italy, Bali and India. However, here are six of our current quaranstream favorites that will help keep your thirst for travel alive – from your couch.



Destination: Fiji

Although we all feel a bit like Tom Hanks now (isolated and potentially making friends with inanimate objects), Castaway was actually filmed on a beautiful island in Fiji and was one of the reasons behind an increase in visitors to the island's destination.


roman holiday

Destination: Italy


There are many films set in Rome, or Italy, that make us dream of our next vacation, when it is safe to travel. Stereotyped from everything Italian – this black and white classic takes you all over Rome, showing everything that this timeless city still has to offer today.

The Adventures of Priscilla

Destination: Australia

This film shows the iconic Australian Outback, as two drag queens and a trans woman perform their eccentric act from Sydney to Alice Springs on a school bus. Who doesn't have a trip across Australia on their list?


The Darjeeling Limited


Destination: India

Like Eat, Pray, Love, the focus of this film is around three brothers on a soul-searching journey through India. Imagine vibrantly colored cities and spiritual illumination to seduce you to your next travel destination.

Lost in translation

Destination: Japan

What better experience of Japanese culture in your living room than watching Lost in Translation and pretending to visit Shubaya Crossing or sing karoke in a Tokyo bar with Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson?

The terminal

Destination: The airport

We had to add this one. Because, well, we're all thinking about that moment when we can get back to an airport …

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