Another two weeks of staying at home and there is no way we can let you go bored or tired. So, here’s a way where you can enjoy travelling or going on road trips from the comfort of your couch!
This Movement Control Order (MCO) period, we’re bringing you 14 heartwarming movies surrounding travel that will surely give some laughs during this downtime.
A Goofy Movie (1995)
In his adolescent years, Max just wants to be noticed by his crush–even if that means getting into trouble and then promising to accompany her to a party. But a call from the principal sends Goofy into a worried state and his son on a forced father-son bonding road trip.
Are We There Yet? (2005)
Nick meets a single mom and falls for her. But before he can tell her, she conveniently gets stuck in Vancouver and needs help driving her two children down. Thus begins a road trip of a man determined to please a lady and win the hearts of her children who only have mischief up their sleeves for him.
Note: Starring a smiley Ice Cube!
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul (2017)
Watch the ninth instalment of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series as the Heffleys take a road trip to Meemaw’s 90th birthday party. With a video gaming convention being held not far from her place, Greg has made all plans to go. He’ll just need to figure out how to get there.
Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey (1993)
This classic takes on the long journey of furry friends Shadow, Chance and Sassy as they find their way back home from a holiday on a ranch. Rest assured you’ll have your heartstrings tugged as their cross-country trip defies all odds filled with the yearning to be with their loved ones.
Into the Wild (2007)
Based on a true story, Into The Wild tells the journey of a young man daring to step outside his comfort zone and take on the world with all that was in his pocket. Full of physical challenges and emotional, mental, and spiritual trials, it is an inspirational display of personal growth and experiencing life’s beauty.
Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
Have a laugh at some relativity as a dysfunctional family makes a road trip cramped in their VW van. With each one their quirk, how will they survive the ride? And will little Olive’s dream to join the Little Miss Sunshine beauty pageant come true?
Mr Bean’s Holiday (2007)
Mr Bean has won a trip to Cannes, France, and does what anyone else would do – packs and leaves! But his travel is anything but smooth, with the usual quirkiness and excitement packaged with plenty of silliness at every turn.
National Lampoon’s Vacation (1983)
Get onboard a family vacation to the Walley World theme park with the Griswolds. What starts as a simple plan soon turns into a journey that includes them getting lost and a robbery!
Pee-wee’s Big Adventure (1985)
Before the ’90s, there was Pee-wee Herman.
Follow him as he explores the world around him on his red bicycle, encountering plenty of interesting characters along the way.
Note: Don’t miss out on his first holiday in years!
Another nostalgic Robin Williams movie for the family. Meet Bob Munro and his dysfunctional family as they go on a road trip to the Colorado Rockies in an RV. With plenty of bumps along the way and new friends they can’t escape, it sure is a vacation you don’t want to miss.
Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012)
If you knew when the world was ending, who and where would you want to cherish your last moments?
Here’s a movie for when we waited for the world to end in 2012. As devastating news of an asteroid heading for Earth is announced around the globe, mankind rush to fulfil their last wishes. And for neighbours Dodge and Penny, they’re doing everything they can to find his love before it’s too late.
The Darjeeling Limited (2007)
Embark on a journey of discovery for three estranged brothers as they travel through India. Against a beautiful backdrop of culture and tradition, so begins an experience of humble introspective awakenings.
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013)
Walter Mitty is a modest man with a little adventure to his name outside his daydreams. But things take a turn when a missing negative sets him on an unpredictable quest across foreign terrains and waters.
Kick back and laugh your socks off with a family vacation meant to rekindle ties but overflowing with mishaps along the way. A follow-up to National Lampoon’s Vacation, young Rusty Griswold now has a family of his own and surprises them with a trip to the beloved Walley World theme park!
We hope during this trying period, that our list will be the journeys to enjoy with your loved ones within the confines of your home. A movie a day keeps restricted movement stress at bay. #StayAtHome and be safe!
Here are more movies we just couldn’t leave out:
- Bubble Boy
- College Road Trip
- Due Date
- Johnson Family Vacation
- Joy Ride
- We’re the Millers
- The Straight Story
Featured Photo Credit: Be the Movie, See the Movie
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