Around the World in 18 Screenplays
13. Zombieland (2009)
“In Mexico, you know what they call Twinkies? “Los submarinos.””
In a post apocalyptic America, two sisters, a socially awkward aspiring tough guy and a twinkly loving gun slinger forage their ways cross the country and through hordes of zombies on quest to reach a rumored theme park refuge. Spoiler: Bill Murray is a Zombie.
14. Star Trek (2009)
“Who was that pointy-eared bastard?”
When a chrono-navigating Romulan seeks vengeance on the Federation by creating rogue black holes, the cowboy-minded James T. Kirk and Mr. Spock stand as the final hope for salvation of the solar system. This reboot of the timeless TV and Movie classics by the same name captures the adventure of the original with a modern twist.
15. Eat Pray Love (2010)
“Americans know entertainment, but they don’t know pleasure.”
When a married woman (Julia Roberts) realizes she’s forsaking her dreams, leading a superficial life to gratify her husband, she makes the difficult decision of getting divorced and sets off to travel the world in a bid for self discovery.
16. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011)
“The person who risks nothing, does nothing. Has nothing.”
When a group of British retires are lured to India with the promise of an awe inducing hotel experience, what they find is a less than desirable and meager motel, but as the retires settle in a surprising charm begins to take effect.
17. Life of Pi (2012)
“Faith is a house with many rooms.”
After a gruesome disaster at sea, a young man is set adrift on a makeshift raft where he must learn to survive the siege of his ferocious Bengal tiger travel companion. On his strenuous odyssey, The young man learns to conquer his fears and appreciate the balance of life as he struggles against seas, storm, and the desperation of the helpless tiger.
18. The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
“Keep your hands off my lobby boy!”
Somewhere between the first and second world wars, Famous concierge of a famous yet fictional hotel, Gustave, and his trusted bell hop, Zero, embark on the most peculiar of adventures. This star studded Wes Anderson film is nothing shy of spectacular. This is the kind of thought provoking film that makes you ask yourself “Did he just throw my cat out of the window?”