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Twenty-two year old girl living in Brisbane. I am in love with nature, music, food and animals so you'll see a lot of that here 🌿 See @chloeoliviad on Instagram for more photos from where I've seen and where I want to! ✌🏻
Published August 9th 2016
What is the Best Adventure Film?
Into the Wild (2007 film)
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In the theme of Escapism, movies about travelling and adventure is my all time favourite genre. So the list below contains what I think are the 4 must-see films for anyone and everyone who are passionate about either of these things. In no specific order, these movies represent adventure, the 'unknown' and the breathtaking world around us in all its glory.

This list of films all carry an insight into the beautiful world that we have around us. They also all have another thing in common; they have been adapted from books. So for the more imaginative person, you can pick up the book version of any of these four. Or if you're savings account just isn't cutting it; sit back, read on to find out about the movies you should be watching and enjoy the adventures of Bilbo, Liz, Walter & Chris.

The Hobbit
The Hobbit
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This movie is a masterpiece in itself but has some equally amazing landscape spectacles whilst following the adventure of ''Bilbo Baggins". JRR Tolkien's books were turned into films using the natural beauty of New Zealand's landscape. A must-do travel spot, 'Hobbiton', is where the film begins and you are then transported through NZ's enormous mountains, lakes, bushland and so many more beautiful places. Although the film is classified as a 'Fantasy' film; the places, shown and mentioned, will ignite the "itchy feet" amongst travellers alike.

Eat, Pray, Love
Eat Pray Love
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This film has a definite travel theme but also features a bit of romance, spirituality and comedy. 'Eat, Pray, Love', based on Elizabeth Gilbert's auto-biography, follows Liz's events of a colossal adventure after two failed relationships & a loss of what she called "her appetite for life". So she leaves it all behind, buys 3 one-way tickets and sets off to find herself again. With her nickname of 'groceries', she eats herself silly in Italy. Then goes to an Ashram in India and ends up in the tropical paradise of Bali. There are amazing scenic moments in all three places and from the diversity of places she visits, you will feel well-travelled and fairly hungry during this film!

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
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The film stars Ben Stiller as the quiet and a little boring (at first), 'Walter Mitty'. He has a wild imagination for the dangerous and wild adventures he wishes to be on, but however is the guy processing the photos that other people are taking whilst on his dream. However, when his job becomes threatened; this anonymous guy takes on a journey that will bewilder you (even Walter thinks he's dreaming it) and make your jaw drop! Without spoiling the film, the scenery in this film takes you to Greenland, Iceland and all the way to Afghanistan. This is another favourite film as it is not only adventure-based, but also just enough humour and romance to be an all-round blockbuster hit.

Into The Wild
Into the Wild (2007 film)
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My last recommendation (and my answer to the question) is the 2007 film "Into the Wild". It is based on the book by Jon Krakauer and true story of one Christopher McCandless aka Alexander Supertramp. The film chronicles the travels and meetings McCandless made from his hometown in Atlanta, Georgia to all over North America and then on to his promised land, Alaska. This movie not only has an incredible message to it, but will also make you want to pack up or sell all your belongings and head into the wild in search of adventure. Some mentionable travel-worthy places are 'Salvation Mountain' in California, the many dense and lush forests McCandless passed through in the US and of course the big ol' mountains you can climb in the Alaskan wilderness. This movie is a definite must see for any travel, adventure or spiritual enthusiast.

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