Kon-Tiki is perhaps the greatest adventure movie you've never seen.
Which is a shame.
Because it's a pretty outstanding film.
It features beautiful cinematography, an outstanding script, and is well acted.
So much in fact that the movie was nominated in 2013 for an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film of the Year and a Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film.
The movie was a huge hit internationally but failed to make...er...waves here Stateside.
The movie details the true story of Norwegian adventurer Thor Heyerdahl's obsession with proving that the South Sea Islands were colonized by South Americans in Pre-Columbian times.
Thor decides to test his theory by sailing a balsa raft from Peru to the islands relying only on the technology available before Europeans first discovered the Americas.
This results in a three month journey unlike anything Thor and his small crew could have expected.
Again, it's a great movie filled with plenty of high seas adventure that undoubtedly fills viewers with true wanderlust.
I strongly suggest you check it out.
Norwegian adventurer Thor Heyerdahl (Pål Sverre Hagen) suspects that the South Sea Islands were originally colonized by South Americans. In 1947 despite his fear of water and inability to swim, Heyerdahl decides to prove his theory. He and five companions set sail from Peru on a balsa-wood raft built from an ancient design. Their only modern equipment is a radio, and they must navigate using the stars and ocean currents. After three exhausting months at sea, they achieve their goal.