• Sheryl S.

Travel Porn for Solo Female Travelers – Check out these Movies!


(edited 7/31/20)

While movie theaters are starting to slowly open back up, there are plenty of streaming opportunities to quench the travel thirst. Besides the most common (and good!) movies, such as “Eat, Pray, Love”; “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”; and “Under the Tuscan Sun,” I scoured the Internet to find some more obscure titles that may appeal to the mature female audience. Share your thoughts and suggestions below!


"Queen" (of Bollywood) - Ah to be young!! And such a fun movie to see how travel brings out who you are meant to be. Filmed between India, Paris, and Amsterdam, this movie will have you booking a ticket as soon as the borders reopen (if you live in America!).


"Bread and Tulips" - Delightful movie set in Venice about a wife/mother whose family accidentally leaves without her during a stop on vacation, and decides to make a new start of her own.


"Shirley Valentine" - Shirley pulls you right in with a song and illustrations of being a stay-at-home wife and mother. She is funny and racy, in the most unassuming way. Anxious to get to see Greece myself, the movie was a little slow for me in getting there, but the messages powerful and timeless as she goes and finds who she used to be.


"The Lover" - Watch out ladies, this one is rated R+, and not about traveling. It has a high audience rating in Flixster at 79% (low on the Tomatometer!) yet with many positive reviews from other solo travelers, I decided to watch and see what all the buzz was about. If you are interested in the scenery of Indochina back in the 1920's, this movie will take you there...in between the scenes in the "sheets."


"Before Sunrise" series - A romantic at heart, I loved all three of these movies. Vienna, Paris, Greece, this couple is worth following through the years.


"The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" - Ben Stiller reminds me of the Clark Kent/Superman combination in this comedy of reality/fantasy. The places he goes are breathtaking.


And besides movies, there are a ton of documentaries, food shows (think Anthony Bourdain), and YouTube options to keep us all entertained while we wait to fly the friendly skies!

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