Movies are a good thing when you have decided not to go out, and need to relax and worry about nothing. As summer is here, the perfect choice would be watching a movie that brings you summer vibes and makes you start dreaming about a far-off destination, or a lost island that you would certainly go to. For this reason we bring you the best movies to watch and the ones that will help you plan your summer getaway.
- Mamma mia
Mamma Mia is considered as an outstanding musical romantic comedy. It was filmed in the tiny Greek island of Skopelos. After the movie was released, the island experienced a large boost of tourists. Maybe people wanted to have a magical island experience just like the characters in the movie, which sang and danced famous ABBA’s songs. Luckily, this summer we will have the chance to watch the sequel that will certainly make us book the tickets right off and escape to any Greek island.
- The Talented Mr. Ripley
If you haven’t fallen in love with Italy yet, you will absolutely and immediately be fascinated by the magic that travelling in Italy brings, because The Talented Mr. Ripley is set in the islands of Ischia and Procida, as well as in other places like Palermo, Venice and Rome. The movie tells the story of a young boy, Tom Ripley, who is paid by a Billionaire to go on the search for his son, Dickie, and bring him back home from Italy. But Tom Ripley is soon addicted to money and the luxurious lifestyle and is willing to do anything in order to have every power that Dickie has.
- Mr. Bean’s Holiday
Mr. Bean’s character is well known almost by everyone. Besides enjoying watching the series, we also got the chance to see him in a movie. Mr. Bean’s Holiday takes us to the beautiful French Riviera, as the character tries to help a little boy reunite with his father.
- The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants tells the story of 4 best friends who have found a pair of old jeans that unexpectedly fits them all. They consider this situation as some kind of luck and wear them in turns. The movie was shot in 10 different locations, but the island of Santorini in Greece is the one that stole our hearts.
- Stealing Beauty
19 year old Liv Tyler is the main character of this movie, which sees a young girl traveling to Tuscany, Italy to live with her aunt and uncle in search for her father and to reconnect with the Italian neighbor who kissed her the last time she was there 4 years ago. Besides the breathtaking view of Tuscany, the movie is a total inspiration when it comes to Liv’s summer wardrobe, which you should take into consideration, as the 90s style has made a major comeback.
- Roman Holiday
What if you are fed up with everything that occurs in your life and you decide to escape far away from home? Roman Holiday stars Audrey Hepburn, who plays the role of a princess that escapes her busy life and goes to Rome. The princess starts exploring the beauty of Rome with a reporter who has no idea who she is and ends up falling in love with her.
- Monte Carlo
Monte Carlo tells the story of three girls and it stars Selena Gomez, Leighton Meester and Katie Cassidy, who go to Paris for a girl’s trip, but end up going to Monte Carlo where one of them is mistaken with a famous British heiress.
- Dazed and Confused
Dazed and Confused is not the typical story of teenagers having just finished their school year and heading to the beach. Dazed and Confused is more about the last day of school and it shows how teenagers spend their time after the last school bell rings. From one friend’s house to another, from an outdoor party to a bar, this movie gives an anticipation of the lazy activities that these teenagers will do on those summer evenings.
- Almost Famous
If you are a fan of rock music you will absolutely love this movie. The desire of a teenage boy to become a journalist gets him to be mistaken as an actual one. For this reason he gets the opportunity to go on a tour with the famous 70s rock band Stillwater and many adventures are on the way for the young boy. Can you imagine a teenager between adults who only think about rock & roll, sex and drugs?
- Dirty Dancing
This movie brings you lots of summer feelings, including a love story between a girl (played by Jennifer Grey) from a wealthy family and her dirty dancing instructor (played by Patrick Swayze). The girl and her family go on holidays to Kellermans resort and that’s where her life is just about to change forever.
By Enxhi Tufina