• 10 great trip movies

    Nick "Brainy Traveler"
    Video junkie?  Same here.  Sucker for those “New on Blu-Ray + Digital Copy” end-caps at Best Buy?  Guilty as charged.  I’m embarrassed to admit I travel with so much portable media I sometimes forget to pack essentials … like my passport, but that’s a different story.

    Here is my top ten list of “must have movies” when I travel.  Classics, each and every one of them.  If you haven’t seen them, run don’t walk!

    10. Planes, Trains and Automobiles – the quintessential movie about what can go wrong when you’re on the move.

    9. The Big Lebowski – Why travel with it?  Because it gets funnier every time you watch it.  The Coen brothers have a gift for nuance.

    8. Major League – Are you from Cleveland?  Do you like baseball?  Do you have a pulse?  If the answer to any of these is “yes”, download now!

    7. (500) Days of Summer – A recent indie classic starring Zooey Deschanel and a hugely underrated Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

    6.  Dead Poet’s Society – O Captain, My Captain!  It never gets old.

    5.  Paul  – Simon Pegg at his finest.  A hidden gem.

    4. Lost in Translation – Is business travel really that glamorous, even as a VIP?  Let Bill Murray explain it.  What’s best about this movie is what’s NOT said rather than what is.

    3.  It’s Kind of a Funny Story – A totally heartwarming story about a teenager who checks himself into a mental hospital.  Zach Galifinakis is brilliant!!!!

    2.  Fletch – Really???  You need an explanation?

    1.  Beautiful Girls – I call this the best movie you’ve never seen.  It’s literally my favorite movie of all time; a great story about the transition into middle age.

    In all seriousness, we’re really just scratching the surface here.  What movies “must” you have with you at all times?  Do tell!!!

One Responseso far.

  1. Louise Gardiner says:

    Great picks Nick…but you missed Ferris Bueller’s Day Off…I could watch that movie 1,000 times…oh wait…I have…and Fight Club, best the second time through!!!