The countdown has begun in earnest for the 87th-annual Academy Awards, which take place this Sunday at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. In honor of silver screen’s biggest night, T+L has cast its own vote—in travel-related categories, of course. Our picks, below:
Movie That Has Us Ready to Book a Fictional Stay: Grand Budapest Hotel
From the lime-green check-in desk to the cherry-red elevator, the real star of this film is Anderson's sublime vision of hospitality. Mr. Anderson, can there please be a real-life property production in your future? If so, we’ll take the Presidential Suite. Every night. Forever.
Movie That Has Us Rooting for Virgin Galactic’s Success: Guardians of the Galaxy
If only for the possibility of a zero-gravity encounter with Chris Pratt: Space Cowboy.
Movie That Inspires Us to Plan an Adventure Trip (or Not): Wild
Some people saw the snow-capped peaks, sweeping vistas of evergreen trees, and stark desert landscapes and instantly wanted to be there. Others just saw the blisters, the 50-pound backpack, and the creepy men Cheryl Strayed (Reese Witherspoon) encountered.
Movie That Has Us Rethinking the Family Ski Trip: Force Majeure
Who knew that a simple trip to the French Alps could lead to the total dissolution of familial bonds, with trust and companionship wilting before the face of an indifferent universe? Swedish writer/director Ruben Östlund, that's who.
Movie That Has Us Unabashedly Embracing French Clichés: The Hundred-Foot Journey
The gamine girl in her classic shirtwaist dress. The bicycle, complete with wicker basket. The village market full of colorful produce. The dilapidated, yet somehow easy-to-renovate farmhouse. The snobbish, stubborn (though ultimately warmhearted) locals. With each French countryside stereotype comes a greater desire to hop on the next plane to the village of Saint Antonin-Noble-Val (or, rather, Toulouse, the closest airport).
Brooke Porter Katz is an Associate Editor at Travel + Leisure. Follow her on Twitter at @brookeporter1.