Kyle McMahon has your best movies to watch (or avoid) during the Coronavirus quarantine!
Well guys, it looks like we may be home for a little while. If you're like me, you'll probably use some of this time to catch up on some movies or TV shows you've been putting off. You also might be ready to jump on in to watch some movies that reflect - in some way - what's going on in the world around us.
For this week's episode of Pop Culture Weekly, Justin Pospieck joined me to discuss what were the best movies to watch (or avoid) during the coronavirus quarantine. My list consisted of pandemic related films and could either be extremely enjoyable or extremely panic producing, depending on your personality. Justin went with a great list of movie's he'd recommend checking out.
Best Movies To Watch (or Avoid) During the Coronavirus Quarantine
About a week ago, I thought watching Contagion was a great idea. Halfway through this 2011 Steven Soderbergh film, I realized that I have horrible judgement. The movie is amazing but considering where we are today, it's also terrifying. Starring Matt Damon, Laurence Fishburne and Kate Winslet, the film tracks a virus from patient zero to a full on global pandemic.
28 Days Later
While coronavirus isn't a zombie apocalypse, who knows if the next pandemic won't be. This 2003 film follows a bike courier (Cillian Murphy) as he wakes up from a coma nearly a month after a research monkey infected with the "Rage" virus escaped, spreading the virus throughout the world. Let's just say, 28 Days Later (& it's sequel 28 Weeks Later), is straight up nightmare fuel.
Dawn Of The Dead
The 1978 classic Dawn of the Dead, written and directed by the legendary George A. Romero, takes place mainly in a Philadelphia shopping mall after a viral outbreak re-animates the dead. The film is a bitingly smart commentary on consumerism in the late 70's.
The 2004 update, directed by Zack Snyder and written by James Gunn, is a full blown horror movie from start to finish. Featuring one of the most intense opening scenes in a movie I've ever seen, this is a fun and horrifying one to watch (or avoid) during the coronavirus quarantine.