At a time when there is a global pandemic infecting people, most sensible Americans are trying to stay indoors for as much as possible. Social distancing might be able to flatten the curve, but with so many people cooped up at home, distractions are welcome.
Luckily there is a ton of content you can watch to while the time away. From watching YouTube facts videos to full seasons of hit TV shows on Amazon Prime, the options are endless. Which is why we have decided to help narrow them down for you.
Must-See Movies During Quarantine
These days, everyone gets their entertainment from either cable/satellite TV, or on-demand streaming services like Netflix. There are also several Netflix alternatives that allow you to watch actual TV channels instead of just on-demand content, making it a true-to-cable streaming experience. But most people find that regardless of what platform you use, movies tend to be the most easily-digested form of entertainment.
When you’re stuck in quarantine, the chances are you’re bored. When you’re sharing space with other individuals, getting some TV time on your own can be difficult. So it makes sense to switch on a movie that you and everyone else can enjoy. We’re in this together, and getting our entertainment together is one way we can make it through this. You can start with the following titles:
- Independence Day
- Blade Runner
- The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
- The Matrix Trilogy
- Shaun of the Dead
Read on for a closer look at why you should be watching these films during isolation.
Starring Amy Adams as a linguist recruited by the United States Army, the movie is based on the 1998 short story Story of Your Life by Ted Chiang. Adams is entrusted with the monumental task of figuring out how to communicate with extraterrestrials who have just arrived on Earth. Needless to say, things soon go awry as tensions mount and a war breaks out. The movie came out in 2016, so you might be able to catch it on Cox Contour TV.
2. Independence Day
Independence Day is another alien vs humans scenario, but very different from Arrival. For one thing, the aliens arrive in a huge mothership and vaporize a human welcoming committee. Watch as Will Smith shoots down an alien fighter and takes the fight literally to space in a battle for survival.
3. Blade Runner
A neon-noir feature film from the inimitable Ridley Scott, Blade Runner is a must-watch quarantine movie. Starring Harrison Ford in front of a futuristic and dystopic backdrop, the movie is as mind-bending as it is entertaining. Have fun trying to figure out whether Harrison Ford is a robot or not the entire time.
4. The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
Nothing says fantasy like the epic The Lord of the Rings. A star-studded cast of the likes of Sir Ian McKellen, Viggo Mortenson, Sean Bean, Cate Blanchette, and Liv Tyler makes the trilogy well-worthy of its record-breaking Oscar wins. The 3 movies make up the film adaptation of J. R. R. Tolkien’s most famous and widely-recognized work. A TV show is also in the works, which may well turn out to be one of the best TV shows of all time.
5. The Matrix Trilogy
If you’re watching trilogies, adding The Matrix to it would be a very good idea, especially if you haven’t seen all three movies. Meet Keanu Reeves as Neo, a hacker in a world that is not quite as it appears. Will you take the red pill or the blue pill? Watch CGI that was ground-breaking at the time in action as Neo dodges bullets and leaps across rooftops.
Of course, it doesn’t all have to be doom, gloom, and explosions. After all, many households also have kids stuck at home in need of entertainment. That is why, for a family-friendly movie night, Frozen checks all the boxes. Your kids will love Elsa and Anna, the great sister duo everyone needs.
7. Shaun of the Dead
While we are all stuck indoors for fear of contagion, a little black comedy might be in order. Shaun of The Dead is a funny, irreverent comedy about a zombie outbreak in Britain. Watch Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright deliver the funniest laughs you have been looking for in these dark times.
Movies offer by far the best and most convenient way to pass the time. That is why you need to make sure you have subscribed to the right cable TV deals that carry the best movie channels. Speak to your provider today to ask what channels you can add on to your subscription.