Van Life: The Favorite Films of Our Favorite Nomads

Curious as to what the real-life nomads in Chloé Zhao’s Nomadland watch on the road, we asked Bob Wells, Linda May and Swankie for their all-time favorite films.

Their selections include Steven Spielberg’s history lessons, Frances McDormand’s first Oscar-winning role, and other trips into the wild. Read the notes to find out which fan picked which film.

Nomadland is screening in select theaters and streaming on Hulu in the US now.

Read notes
  • Into the Wild
  • Dances with Wolves
  • Good Will Hunting
  • Leaving Normal
  • Lincoln
  • The Abyss
  • Fargo
  • You've Got Mail
  • Close Encounters of the Third Kind
  • The Color Purple
  • Schindler's List