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Latest Time Out worldwide features

Here are all the features we’ve published recently on our worldwide site – happy browsing!

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Latest features from Time Out’s international team

  • Film

After you’ve absorbed every classic Disney and Pixar film, where does a nascent animation fan go next? In most cases, it’s the world of anime. And it truly is a world unto itself, bursting with mind-blowing imagery, unique storytelling and meticulous universe-building. And it’s not just for children, either: Japan’s best animated films are as smart and sophisticated as any live-action drama, telling stories that are often fantastical and thrilling but also deeply emotional and, often, extraordinarily human. It’s such a dense universe that for the uninitiated, it can be a bit intimidating to dive in. We’re here to help, with a list of 27 incredible movies to start with, ranging from Studio Ghibli’s heartrending classics to action-packed mangas come to life to semi-hidden gems stretching the boundaries of what anime can be. Fire up Crunchyroll and prepare to get obsessed. Recommended: ✍️ The 100 best animated films of all-time🐭 The 50 best Disney movies for family night🤖 The 10 best Pixar movies🌏 The 50 best foreign films of all-time

  • Travel
  • getaways

October is a fantastic time to travel, no matter where you are in the world. Leaves in the Northern Hemisphere are turning gorgeous shades of orange and red, while down south, spring is settling in nicely. The weather is pleasant – not too hot, not too cold – and when the peak-season crowds have dissipated, accommodation, flights and activities tend to be a lot more reasonable.  From internationally famous events to forward-thinking sustainable travel via ice, earth and sky, the best places to travel in October are Hall of Fame destinations. So, whether you’re after somewhere cheap and hot or down to explore a thrilling new city, dust off your passport and get a bag packed – the time to travel is now. RECOMMENDED:✈️ The best places to travel every month of the year🧳 Full guide to the best places to travel🏘️ The world's coolest neighbourhoods📸 The best cities for culture right now Need more inspo? Check out our latest travel guides, written by local writers. 

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  • Travel

You could say that life is one big road trip, but that is bordering a little too close to poetry. Why not just go on a big ol’ IRL car journey instead? The world is filled with incredible roads that stretch on and on, traversing mountainscapes, coastlines and memorable spots that have dominated travel bucket lists for years.  You’ll need plenty of fuel and a carefully curated list of road trip podcasts lined up, but we promise it’ll be worth it. Our selection of the best car journeys in the world will take you through some of the planet’s most scenic routes, and some really, really long stretches of road. There’s a lot to see out there, so fill up the tank and, well, hit the road! RECOMMENDED: 🚞The most incredible train journeys around the world✈️The most underrated destinations in the world🌃The best cities in the world🌍The weirdest places in the world

  • Film

It’s still early days, but 2024 is already shaping up to be a gala year at the multiplex. Last year was a cracker – thanks to Oppenheimer, Barbie, Past Lives et al – but the next 12 months promise plenty, with Denis Villeneuve delivering a long-awaited Dune sequel, George Miller back at the bullet farm with Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga, a resurrection of the Alien franchise, and a tonne of other big-screen fare to get excited about. So far, we’ve been spoiled rotten, with the achingly lovelorn All of Us Strangers, Yorgos Lanthimos’s riotous Poor Things, and Luca Guadagnino’s sexy AF tennis psychodrama Challengers just a few of the good reasons to get to the cinema. So, the criterion for entry: some of these movies came out in the US at the back end of 2023 – Oscars qualification required it – but we’re basing this list on UK release dates to include the best worldwide releases from between January and December. We’ll be updating it with worthy new releases as we go, so keep this one bookmarked. RECOMMENDED: 📺 The best TV shows of 2024 (so far) you need to stream🎥 The 100 greatest movies ever made🔥 The best movies of 2023

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  • Film
  • Horror

Last year, a genre usually filled with shambling zombies and sentient mounds of carnivorous goo birthed leftfield successes like M3GAN and Skinamarink, low-budget horror hits that elbowed their way to viral status, even amid the giddy fluorescence of Barbie and prestige awardsiness of Oppenheimer.  By contrast, this year’s slate of scares probably won’t catch too many people sleeping. 2024 is loaded with genre prequels, sequels and spin-offs, from MaXXXine, the third instalment of Ti West’s cult-fave franchise, to the alien-invasion terror of A Quiet Place: Day One, to the extremely-long-awaited Beetlejuice 2. But given that horror is historically a genre of small expectations and big surprises, there’s bound to be something that pops up to frighten the bejeepers out of us when we least expect it. Here’s the best of what’s freaked us out so far.  🎃 The 100 best horror films ever made 😱 The scariest movies based on a true story 💀 The best horror movies of 2023

  • Art

Born in Málaga, Spain, Pablo Picasso (1881–1973) is undoubtedly one of the most famous artists ever and for good reason. His name is virtually synonymous with modern art, and it doesn’t hurt that he fits the commonly held image of the outlaw genius whose ambitions are matched by an appetite for living large. He was a champion womanizer and wasn’t hesitant about spending the money fame had brought him (by the late ’50s, he owned five villas in the south of France.) And yet there’s no denying the fact that he changed the course of art history with revolutionary innovations that include collage and, of course, Cubism, which broke the stranglehold of representational subject matter on art, and set the tempo for other 20th-century artists. He utterly transformed multiple mediums, making so many works that it’s hard to grasp his achievement. Still, that hasn’t stopped us from trying with this list of best Picasso paintings and sculptures, scored 1 through 10. Here are Picasso’s best works.  RECOMMENDED:🗿 The top sculpture artists of all time🎨 The best museums and galleries in the world⛰️ The most beautiful places in the world🗺 The world's most underrated travel destinations

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  • Film

For the uninitiated, martial arts cinema can seem overwhelming. The starting points are well-known: Enter the Dragon; Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon; Kill Bill; a handful of Jackie Chan flicks… or God help us, Steven Seagal. But delving deeper is an intimidating prospect. For decades, beginning in the 1970s, Hong Kong produced thousands of movies full of eye-popping, mind-blowing action scenes. Figuring out which are truly worth seeking out can require some guidance.  Consider this your road map. To help steer the kung-fu curious past the basics, we’ve ignored some of the more obvious choices to focus on the genre’s deeper cuts. Here are 25 of the most kick-ass martial arts movies ever made. Recommended: 💣 The 101 best action movies ever made😬 The 100 best thrillers of all-time🌏 The 50 best foreign films of all-time🔥 The 100 best movies of all-time

  • Film

It’s called ‘the sweet science’, an odd nickname for a sport where the goal is to punch your opponent unconscious. But there’s something compelling about boxing that has kept filmmakers, in particular, coming back to it for decades, even as its position in popular culture has waned. Obviously, there’s the gladiatorial aspect – two individuals locked in combat, essentially bare but for their gloves and attire, duking it out in the vaunted squared circle for a ravenous crowd. Within that framework, there is a wealth of human stories to be told: about winners and losers, the has-beens and the shoulda-beens and the never was, underdogs and sure things. And in the great films, you really don’t have to know anything about the sport to get drawn into those stories. These are ten of the absolute best examples.

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  • Film

Last year we bid farewell to Succession, Barry and Top Boy, fell hard for Beef, Colin From Accounts and Blue Lights. The next 12 months should help us move on – the potential impact of 2023’s writers’ strike notwithstanding – as early hits like World War II epic Masters of the Air and Mr and Mrs Smith, Prime Video’s intoxicating mix of witty marital drama and zippy espionage caper, are already proving. Ahead are hotly-anticipated new runs of Bridgerton and Squid Game on Netflix, a third season of Industry, a sci-fi prequel in Dune: Prophecy, HBO’s barbed political satire The Regime, Park Chan-wook spy thriller The Sympathizer, and The Franchise, the latest from telly genius Armando Iannucci – among many other potentially binge-worthy offerings. But there’s only so many hours in the day and you can’t spend all of them on the sofa. Here’s our guide to the shows most worthy of your time.RECOMMENDED: 🔥 The best TV and streaming shows of 2023🎥 The best movies of 2024 (so far)📺 The 100 greatest ever TV shows you need to binge

  • Music

The modern world is a brilliant thing. Even your one-hour commute to work can be a learning opportunity, whether you fancy deep-diving into the dark ages or seeing if you remember the order of Henry VIII’s wives.  For that, dear friends, all you need is a history podcast. And luckily, there’s absolutely loads of them out there. After all, being a history buff is no longer just about reading books. For everything from Black history to civil wars, here are our favourite history podcasts right now.  RECOMMENDED:🎧 The best podcasts to listen to in 2024✊ The best political podcasts💤 The best sleep podcasts🔪 The best true crime podcasts🎶 The best podcasts on Spotify

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