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Movies that will enrich your enjoyment of the 2018 World Cup

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Paul Asay - published on 06/23/18

Iceland

Okay, there’s no chance that Iceland’s going to win the World Cup. They’re the smallest country ever to make it in, in fact. But it’s hard to root against this likable underdog, and the country forms the backdrop of one of my favorite movies.

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (PG, 2013) doesn’t take place entirely in Iceland, of course. But when Walter Mitty (Ben Stiller) is forced to go to the island nation in search of a reclusive photographer, we’re treated to Iceland’s incredible, stark beauty during an exhilarating skateboard ride. It’s a wonderful, inspirational movie that might’ve boosted tourism to Iceland to boot. You can rent the film on YouTube, Amazon Prime and a variety of other services beginning at $2.99.

THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY
Twentieth Century Fox

We haven’t mentioned movies from lots of other countries, of course. Brazil and Argentina, Belgium and Portugal are a few of the favorites we’ve not paired with movies, not to mention the other 22 countries playing. But this’ll have to suffice for now. I have World Cup games to watch!


WORLD CUP TROPHY

Read more:
Faith and the 2018 World Cup: little-known Christian details about soccer (football!) stars

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