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5 Classic Movies that Let you Travel from your Sofa

Unfortunately, we can’t travel as much as we’d like right, however, there are other ways that we can still get out of the house. How? Through movies or literature.

In today’s post, we’re going to recommend (or remind you about, if you’ve already seen them) some movies that allow you to travel without even getting up from the sofa. What’s the first one that comes to mind? For us, it’s…

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1. Roman Holiday

A true classic and one of the most beloved Audrey Hepburn movies. It’s definitely the best way to visit Rome, the Eternal City. The movie shows off every corner of the Italian capital, always from the perspective of Princess Ann, the role played by Hepburn that won her the Oscar for Best Actress in 1954.

2. Out of Africa

Our next classic movie takes us from the middle of Europe to Africa, with Kenya as the setting. Starring Robert Redford and Meryl Streep, the movie was masterfully directed by Sydney Pollack, earning him seven Oscars in 1986, including Best Picture and Best Director.

3. Manhattan

This is undoubtedly one of the best films from Woody Allen, a director who is truly in love with New York City.  Starring the director himself, the movie invites viewers to get to a first-hand look at the Big Apple. It was made in 1979 and also stars Diane Keaton.

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4. Lost in Translation

Moving on to a more recent classic is the movie from Sofia Coppola that came out in 2003 and mostly takes place in Tokyo. Starring Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson, it won the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay in 2004. The movie provides insights into the lifestyle of people living in the Japanese capital, one of the world’s most cosmopolitan cities.

5. Sideways

We couldn’t finish our selection without including a film about wine, so we just have to include this wonderful comedy with Californian vineyards as the backdrop, set in one of the world’s most interesting wine regions. Another more recent classic, this movie came out in 2004 and won the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay.

So, that’s our selection, but there’s bound to be many more. What about helping us to complete the list? We’ll do another selection later, but with books instead. Sound good?