Movies Everyone Should Watch During Quarantine

Friday, July 31

By Andi Christie

Here are some movies that everybody should watch during quarantine!

1. It’s Kind Of A Funny Story -

Trigger Warning!

Starring Keir Gilchrist, Zach Galifianakis and Emma Roberts, 'It's Kind Of A Funny Story' is a dark comedy-drama film about 15 year old Craig, a boy suffering from mental health problems who admits himself to a psychiatric ward. In his time at the ward he goes on a personal journey through meeting characters such as Bobby who help him to come to terms with his illness and his life.

My rating: 9/10

2.The Truman Show -

Spoilers ahead!


Starring Jim Carrey as the titular character, 'The Truman Show' follows the story of a man who's entire life is being broadcast to the whole world. It follows his journey throughout life and it really messes with your head.

My rating: 7/10

3. The Fundamentals Of Caring -

'The Fundamentals Of Caring' follows the story of Ben (Paul Rudd), a divorcee who becomes the caregiver of disabled teen Trevor (Craig Roberts). The film follows their physical and emotional journey and it's incredibly touching.

My rating: 6/10

4. The Green Mile -


Based on a book by Stephen King, 'The Green Mile' is about the head guard of a prison (played by Tom Hanks) who forms an unlikely bond with death row inmate John Coffey. Everything is not as it seems though, and it turns out that John is very unique. It's very heart wrenching and can be disturbing - don't watch without your parents' permission if you're under 18. Also be warned - it's got a very long run time so make sure to clear a good chunk of your day to watch it!

My rating: 9/10  

5. Hunt For The Wilderpeople - 

'Hunt For The Wilderpeople' is another masterpiece from the "master of happy-sad" Taika Waititi (known for Oscar-winning movie 'Joji Rabbit'. The movie follows Ricky Baker, a foster child (played by Julian Dennison) and his foster father Hector (Sam Neill) through the  New Zealand wilderness as they become the subjects of a manhunt. It is by far one of the most touching and hilarious movies I have ever seen.

My rating: 10/10

6. Nightcrawler -

A deeply disturbing film, 'Nightcrawler' follows Lou Bloom (Jake Gyllenhaal) as he develops a passion for making money from filming crime scenes and selling the footage to news channels. It follows his descent into a sort of madness and it's generally just a great film. Don't watch it if you get easily freaked out by the scary parts of human nature though. Jake Gyllenhaal plays a wonderful mad man.

My rating: 8/10 

7. Beautiful Boy -

Based on the true story of Nic Sheff and his father David Sheff, 'Beautiful Boy' follows the journey of David (Steve Carrell) and Nic (Timothée Chalamet) through the brutal truths of addiction. The film is incredibly hard hitting and is a very accurate depiction of how addiction can tear not only a person but a family apart.

My rating: 8/10

8. Misery -

'Misery' is another film based on a book by Stephen King. Starring Kathy Bates and James Caan, 'Misery' is a movie about a writer named Paul Sheldon (Caan), who gets involved in a car crash. He wakes up to find that he has been saved and taken to the home of Annie Wilkes (Bates), who is his "number one fan". She then finds out that he is planning to kill off her favourite character, and she is not happy with that. The film is incredibly suspenseful and keeps you on the edge of your seat. There is one particular scene that makes me squirm every time (you'll know it when you get to it!). 

My rating: 10/10

9. How Do You Know -

'How Do You Know' is a romantic comedy starring Paul Rudd, Reese Witherspoon, Owen Wilson and Jack Nicholson. It follows the story of Reese's character Lisa, who's dreams are crushed when she doesn't make it into her softball team that she dedicated her life to. She then falls in love with two men and has to decide who she really wants. It's incredibly funny and has Jack Nicholson in it - what more could you want?

My rating: 9/10

10. Psycho -

Possibly one of the most iconic films ever, 'Psycho' is a horror directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Janet Leigh plays Marion, a woman on the run after stealing money from her boss. She decides to stop by at the Bates Motel, ran by awkward and introverted Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins) who is hiding a dark secret.

My rating: 10/10.

11. Shaun of the Dead -

'Shaun of the Dead' is a cult classic. Directed by Edgar Wright, 'Shaun of the Dead' is a movie about Shaun (Simon Pegg), a washed up salesman who's only hobby is going to the pub for a drink. When a zombie apocalypse strikes one day, Shaun has to think on his feet and team up with his lazy housemate Ed (Nick Frost) and some others to survive the apocalypse. It is a hilarious classic but also has some very emotional moments.

My rating: 10/10

I strongly recommend checking out these movies! Let's face it, none of us really have anything better to do.

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