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Shoes on Loose List of Travel Movies on Netflix that Inspired Us!


Shoes on Loose List of Travel Movies on Netflix that Inspired Us!-1

If asked what you guys do for your entertainment fix, pretty sure the unanimous answer would be Netflix. With the streaming giant entering India sometime last year, don’t you see almost everyone on Netflix during your daily commute? And who can blame them, with such a kick-ass lineup of shows and movies on the roster, it is really sin to not to make full use of the platform. Here at Shoes on Loose, we are a highly motivated bunch who share a passion for travel and the essence of traveling. So we decided to ask the folks at the office regarding which movie on Netflix truly inspires their inner sense of travel and curated a list for you guys to understand a small part of what makes us tick. So presenting the Shoes on Loose list (literally, not just a gimmicky title people) of travel stories on Netflix which inspired us.

NOTE: All the recommendations are loosely translated into my own words as all the people are busy doing actual work rather than writing whimsical blogs.

The Bucket List

Shoes on Loose List of Travel Movies on Netflix that Inspired Us!-2 Starting off with an actual #travelgoals movie, The Bucket list has one of legendary combinations of Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson. If you are unfamiliar with it, The Bucket List is a story of 2 terminally ill people who meet at the hospital and make a list of things they missed out on life. Emphasizing the point, life is unpredictable and you never know about tomorrow, so make plans of what you want to do and travel as much as possible. Check it out if you feel that you have been in a travel funk and need some motivation.

Runtime: 1h 37m

IMDB Rating: 7.4/10


Shoes on Loose List of Travel Movies on Netflix that Inspired Us!-3 Lion is a deep and moving movie. Period. With Dev Patel and Nicole Kidman starring, Lion was always going to be an intense movie. It beautifully symbolizes the essence of travel as a spiritual journey of finding your roots and in turn finding your true self. Traveling enables some sort of introspection in everyone who goes on a journey and that lends perspective. So, if you guys are in the mood for a soothing and moving journey movie, look no further.

Runtime: 2 hours

IMDB Rating: 8.1/10

Expedition Happiness

Shoes on Loose List of Travel Movies on Netflix that Inspired Us!-4 Expedition Happiness is a movie about the pure joy of travelling without any inhibitions. How do you guys feel about taking some time off and going on a journey across the Alaskan coasts in a refurbished school bus? Sounds exciting and thrilling right? Well that’s what the protagonists do as they try to go and look for the one most elusive things in life – Happiness. So get on the couch, grab a bowl of popcorn and experience the stark beauty of the Alaskan wilderness in this charming roadtrip movie.

Runtime: 1h 35m

IMDB Rating: 5.8/10

Under an Arctic Sky

Shoes on Loose List of Travel Movies on Netflix that Inspired Us!-5 Under an Arctic Sky is a very interesting short film about surfing in Iceland. Yup, you read that correctly, a group of daring surfers take a journey that takes them to the northern shores of Iceland and attempt to surf in the harsh and cold waters. This movie has no big name stars to add to it roster, however it captures the struggles of real life adventurers and surfers who risk a lot by wading into the subzero waters of Iceland. Adventure is all about risking something for that ultimate adrenaline kick. If you need something to put you in an adventurous mood, then Under an Arctic sky is your best bet.

Runtime: 40 minutes

IMDB Rating: 7.1/10

Into the Wild

Shoes on Loose List of Travel Movies on Netflix that Inspired Us!-6 Into the wild is probably the most clichéd title in list but still a very powerful movie in its own sense. This Emile Hirsch biopic is the real life story of Christopher McCandless. People travel for many reasons – let it be for leisure, pleasure or introspection, but all that matters is that they travel. This movie however is not for leisure or pleasure. The movie shows the story of a young man who leaves all his material possessions behind and tries to live the natural way. The movie subtly touches the philosophical topics of self-realization and the motives of living. Even if you have seen this movie, we still recommend watching it again since it is a masterpiece.

Runtime: 2h 28m

IMDB Rating: 8.1/10


Shoes on Loose List of Travel Movies on Netflix that Inspired Us!-7 Queen probably has to one of the most relatable movies of our generation. With Kangana Ranaut in the lead, this is a story of a young bride-to-be who gets left at the altar by the man who she is supposed to marry. In order to deal with heartbreak, she goes to her honeymoon alone to explore and become a new woman. Haven’t we all at some point of time felt the need to escape the place which has bad memories associated with it for a trip which will help us move on. This movie successfully pulls off portraying Feminism and Liberation and comes off as an inspirational movie. One of the best Indian travel movies on Netflix, Queen still deserves a watch if you already haven’t seen it.

Runtime: 2h 26m

IMDB Rating: 8.3/10


Shoes on Loose List of Travel Movies on Netflix that Inspired Us!-8 Given is a feel good movie about the developing years of a cute 4-year-old kid. What makes this movie extra special is that the narration has been done by the child itself. The movie provides you with a unique chance to look at the world through a child’s perspective. The said child is the son of legendary pro surfers and the story goes around how the child is exposed to different cultures at the beginning of his life. This is more like a documentary and captures the travel of the kid with his real parents. Feel like a wholesome travel story which will leave you with a warm feeling? Then bundle up and experience this amazing journey.

Runtime: 1h 22m

IMDB Rating: 7.8/10

Seven Years in Tibet

Shoes on Loose List of Travel Movies on Netflix that Inspired Us!-9 Now this one is a personal recommendation and is a very special movie with Brad Pitt and David Thewlis in the lead roles. Not to toot my own horn or anything, but as a traveler and an avid trekker, the sight of mountains makes something deep inside me tick really hard. And probably one of the reasons I am here writing for a company which is as passionate about travel as I am. Seven Years in Tibet is a cultural masterpiece which follows the story of 2 Austrian Mountaineers who break out of an internment camp in India and travel across the mountains to Tibet. Cultural immersion brings drastic changes in character and this true story is a tribute to that itself. This one is a must watch.

Runtime: 2h 19m

IMDB Rating: 7/10

So, this was the Shoes On Loose List of the Best Travel Movies on Netflix currently streaming. If you feel you need to watch these, then go on and binge on all these amazing stories. If you feel we have missed out on any let us know in the comments. Also, what are your favorite travel movies? We want to know! Leave a comment.

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