Sunday, April 19, 2020

What to Watch This Quarantine: Foreign Movies

As many of us are stuck indoors for extended periods of time, the only options for entertainment are streaming.  Now that we have been quarantined for a very extended period, you might be running out of your normal movies to watch. Luckily, we have you covered with some foreign films that might provide you new perspectives and let you visit places and see cultures you wouldn't normally see.   

El Amor Menos Pensado (HBO) - Mature Intelligent Romantic Comedy
This highly rated Latin comedy received praise for its mature writing, funny subject matter, and intelligent observations on life and romance.

Furie (Netflix) - Martial Arts Action
An intense martial arts action movie about a mother trying to track down her kidnapped child before it is too late, this one had heart, suspense, and most importantly, very good martial arts fighting.

Gully Boy (Amazon) - Uplifting Hip Hop Drama
Gully Boy is an absolute treat, a film about underground Indian hip hop that has good messages, charming characters, and a ton of great hip hop.  This one is one of my favorite foreign films I have seen in recent memory. 

Parasite (Hulu) - Intense Psychological Thriller
Parasite is like having two films in one, and the combination of the two results in a suspenseful, methodical story that has some interesting characters and plenty of surprises.  For more information, check out our review!

Photograph (Amazon) - Touching Romantic Drama
From the director of The Lunchbox--one of my favorite foreign films in recent memory--comes another unlikely romantic tale.  In it, a struggling street photographer convinces a shy stranger to pose as his fiancee during a family visit, which leads to more than either of the pair expected.

Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Hulu) - Understated Romantic Drama
Portrait of a Lady on Fire is an understated masterpiece, with wonderful acting, superb sounds throughout, and a story that will paint a wonderful movie picture for you.  For more information, check out our review!

Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan (Amazon) - Fun Bollywood RomCom
Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan is both an important milestone for Bollywood and an enjoyable Rom-Com with great performances, laugh out loud moments, and a strong message that should not be missed.  For more information, check out our review!

Street Dancer 3 (Amazon) - Fun Dancing Action
Street Dancer 3D takes on the world with intense and grandiose dance battles from some immensely talented performers.  For more information, check out our review!

War (Amazon) - Explosions Biceps Action
War has two charismatic stars, plenty of explosions, biceps, big action, and enough fun to keep entertained for its two and a half hour duration.  For more information, check out our review!

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