Friday, March 13, 2020

What to Watch This Weekend: Bonus Quarantine Movies

Here's a special helping of quarantine-themed streaming only movies to watch if you decide to stay at home during due to coronavirus concerns.  Also, check out this link for three additional streaming movie options we recommended this weekend.

Streaming (Hulu): Contagion
Steven Soderbergh's disaster drama features a tense story and an all star cast that work to battle an airborne illness before it is too late! 

Streaming (Netflix): Outbreak
This 1995 classic movie is about a virus that grips a small town and the efforts of a few stars to stop its spread.  It is not a great movie, but it is the first disaster drama I remember seeing so it holds a special place in my heart.   

Streaming (Amazon): Pandemic
Pandemic--a relatively recent disaster drama--is set in the near future, where a virus of epic proportions has overtaken the planet.  Humanity is seemingly losing the fight for survival and hopes to find a cure as the infected outnumber the uninfected!

Streaming (Showtime): Five Feet Apart
A standard teen romantic dramady with the added complication that the couple must stay five feet apart due to illness.  Should have some relevance to our current situation as that is about the distance we are told to keep for coronavirus.

Streaming (Netflix): Her
Because many of us will only interact with Siri / Alexa this weekend, Her seems particularly relevant.  Her deals with a lonely man who forms a relationship with an AI personality.  It is an odd premise, but one that Joaquin Phoenix carries to perfection in this near future film.  For more information, check out our review here!

Streaming (Amazon): The Big Sick
Based on Kumail Nanjiani's actual life, the Big Sick is a heartfelt romantic dramady that blends cultures and life problems to create a new take on the romantic movie.  

No comments:

Post a Comment