20 + Travel and International Netflix Films To Fuel Your Wanderlust When You’re NOT Traveling

Quarantine n’ chill?? Here’s a list of travel & international films to fuel your wanderlust while you wait things out at home.

1. City of God (This should be at the top of your list. It’s based in Brazil & it’s GOLD)⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣

2. ‘Y Tu Mama Tambien’ (Heads up this is V x-rated but based in Mexico and A M A Z I N G) ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣

⁣3. ‘Queen’(Bollywood) – A film about solo travel so you KNOW I loved this. An Indian bride left at the altar who takes a solo backpacking trip.⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣

4. ‘Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara’ – Another heartwarming Bollywood film! ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣

⁣⁣⁣⁣5. ‘Roma’ – A film paying homage to female laborers in Mexico City⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣

⁣6. ‘Palm Trees In The Snow’⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣

7. ‘First, They Killed My Father’ – Heartbreaking but based on a true story and history of Cambodia

8. ⁣The Hundred-Foot Journey

9. ‘Mountain’ – For All Of The Trekkers Out There!

10. ‘Queen of Katwe’ ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣

⁣11. ‘The African Doctor’ ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣

⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣12. ‘Fundamentals of Caring’ ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣

⁣⁣13. ‘All The Bright Places’…get tissues! (viewer discretion advised)⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣

14. ‘The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Society’⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣

⁣15. ‘Period. End Of Sentence.’⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣

⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣16. ‘Magical Andes’⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣

17. ‘Guatemala: Heart Of The Mayan World’⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣

18. ‘Lorena’ – An indigenous Mexican Woman who ran the ultra marathon in sandals ⁣

19. Motorcycle Diaries(Can Be Found On Amazon Prime)

20. Our Planet – A series, but also as an honorable mention thanks to an international treasure: David Attenborough.

If you’re looking for binge-worthy travel shows, then check out: PLANET EARTH(non-negotiable), Street Foods(stunning cinematography), Sense8, Taco Chronicles, Stay Here, Extreme Engagement, Chefs Table, Tales By Light, Dark Tourist, Somebody Feed Phil, Chefs Table.
A few movies that are no longer on Netflix include The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty, Under the Tuscan Sun, Tracks, Lion, Coco, & Eat Pray Love.
These movies will provide a mental escape if you’re feeling stir crazy as we all do a bit of social distancing. I intentionally included more international, social, and historical films rather than ‘Eat, Pray, Love’ type movies because #culture.

Stay safe!

What are you watching on Netflix? What’s your favorite travel movie or show?

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