Although our travels have been coronavirus-curtailed, there is a way we can still see the world from the comfort of our self-solation sofa.
Let’s go around the world - home and away - in 80 movies.
WorldwideAround the World in 80 Days – comedy based on the Jules Verne book.Great Britain and Channel IslandsPassport to Pimlico – Ealing comedy classic; Sunshine on Leith – Scottish romance set to music of the Proclaimers; Brighton Rock - classic Brit noir set in seaside town; Notting Hill – rom-com with Hugh Grant; Lavender Hill Mob – crime caper named after street in Battersea; Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool – last days of film star Gloria Graham
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society – wartime romance; On Chesil Beach – drama set in Dorset;This is England – gritty skinhead drama; Fire Over England – historical drama starring Flora Robson as Queen Elizabeth I
Africa/Middle EastCasablanca – possibly one of the best films ever, romance and intrigue with Humphrey Bogart; Death on the Nile – Agatha Christie whodunit with Peter Ustinov as Poirot; Five Graves to Cairo – World War II thriller
Out of Africa – romance with Robert Redford and Meryl Streep; Lawrence of Arabia – epic bio-pic with Peter O’TooleRoad to Morocco – Bing Crosby and Bob Hope comedy; Road to Zanzibar – Bing and Bob comedy
Madagascar – animated adventure; African Queen – classic war time drama; Africa Screams – Abbott and Costello classic comedy.
EuropeAlone in Berlin – grim thriller set in wartime Germany; Funeral in Berlin – spy thiller with Michael Caine; Murder on Orient Express – Agatha Christie with Albert Finney/Kenneth Branagh as Poirot; Italian Job – crime caper;
Death in Venice – writer’s obsession with a young man; Man of La Mancha – bizarre adventures in Spain; An American in Paris – Gene Kelly musical; From Paris with Love – gritty thriller; French Kiss – Meg Ryan rom-com; Last Tango in Paris – steamy sex drama; Dunkirk – war epic; Monte Carlo or Bust – classic road race comedy
South AmericaFlying Down To Rio – Fred Astaire musical; Our Man in Havana – spy thriller; Treasure of the Sierra Madre – film noir with Humphrey Bogart; Road to Rio – Bob Hope comedy; Rio – animated adventure; Rio Bravo – classic Western
Asia55 Days At Peking – war epic with David Niven; Lost in Translation – drama set in Tokyo; Road to Singapore – Bob Hope comedy.India
Carry on Up the Kyper – crude spoof set in British India; A Passage to India – glossy adaptation of EM Forster novel; Jungle Book – a boy grows up in the wild.
RussiaFrom Russia with Love – James Bond classic; The Russia House – spy thriller with Sean Connery.
ArcticScott of the Arctic – epic exploration adventureCaribbeanEvil Under the Sun/also made as A Caribbean Mystery – Agatha Christie whodunnit; Pirates of the Caribbean – swashbuckling adventure franchise.
USA/CanadaNew York, New York – Scorcese tribute to the city; California Man – two geeks discover a cave man; Key Largo – film noir set in Florida; Oklahoma – musical about cowboys; Chicago – musical set in a prison; Sleepless in Seattle – love across the States;
Manchester by the Sea – drama about uncle and nephew set in Massachusetts town; Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas – road trip movieSherlock Holmes in Washington – Basil Rathbone plays the amateur detective; LaLa Land – musical set in Los Angeles; Pacific Heights – thriller set in San Francisco district;
Sweet Home Alabama – romantic comedy; 3:10 to Yuma – tense Western; Gangs of New York – revenge thrillerLast Vegas – oldies have a last fling; What Happens in Vegas – rom-com; Mississippi Burning – gritty thriller; Leaving Las Vegas – gloomy drama; Mr Smith Goes to Washington – political comedy drama
LA Confidential – modern film noir; Escape from LA – sci-fi thriller; Philadelphia – court room drama; Philadelphia Story - rom-com; Meet Me in St Louis – musical romance; Maid In Manhattan - rom-com with Jennifer Lopez; Viva Las Vegas – Elvis Presley musical; Dallas Buyers Club – drama set in homosexual world of Texas; Fargo – crime black comedy
Things to Do in Denver When You’re Dead – crime thriller; Coming to America – Eddie Murphy comedy; Battle Los Angeles – sci-fi thriller; Nigara – film noir with Joseph Cotton and Marilyn Monroe.
AustraliaPicnic at Hanging Rock – schoolgirls disappear at Oz landmark; Australia – epic romance with Nicole Kidman