Top 10 Movies to watch
So everyone is locked up and finding different sorts of tasks for themselves to keep them busy and one of them is watching movies. Today we made a list of movies which you can watch during you quarantine.
The world has been forced to shut down due to the coronavirus outbreak. There is no doubt that many people are affected by this pandemic, and we should not forget about their suffering and start watching movies at home. However, movies and other sorts of entertainment have proved to be a source of relaxing your mind. That is why to get through such difficult times; we should take assistance from our entertainment industry.
Whether you are in America or any other part of the world, you are stuck inside. Whether you are working from your home or doing nothing, you should take a much needed cinematic break to calm yourself down during your self-quarantine.
Thankfully there are billions of movies you can stream online. And today, we have got the top ten movies you can watch during your quarantine period. They are perfect for every mood and might be up to the taste of most of you out there. Continue reading to find more.
1. Parasite (2019)
Parasite is a 2019 South Korean tragicomedy thriller movie directed by Bong Joon-ho, who is also a co-writer of the film. The plot of the movie follows a low-income family, the Kims who scheme to become the servants of a wealthy family, the Parks. However, their comfortable and smooth life becomes a lot more complicated when they are blackmailed and threatened with exposure of their deception.
The reason why this non-English movie received such recognition was its superb direction and an extraordinary screenplay that makes watching this movie such a remarkable experience.
The movie received its first international award at the Cannes Film Festival in 2019, where it won the Palme d’Or and became the first South Korean movie to receive this award.
Among other numerous achievements, Parasite also won a total of four Oscars at the 92nd Academy Awards, which includes Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Director, and Best International Feature Film. It became the first South Korean movie as well as the first non-English movie to receive such recognition. That is why it deserves the top spot on our list, and you should definitely check it out.
2. The Dark Knight (2008)
The Dark Knight is a superhero film based on the DC Comic book character Batman. The movie is directed, co-written, and co-produced by Christopher Nolan. The movie is the second sequel of The Dark Knight Trilogy by Nolan, starring Christian Bale as Batman and supported by the academic award winner Heath Ledger as Joker.
The plot of the movie follows the events that happened in Batman Begins (2005), where the Batman, lieutenant J. Gordon and District Attorney H. Dent team up to begin an assault against the organized crime in Gotham City. However, the criminal mafia hires the Joker, who is an anarchistic, psychopathic, and sadistic criminal mastermind who wants to bring the Batman down to his level and bring a massive dent to his credibility and influence on the city, producing a new wave of chaos in the city.
The movie was a great success, and the highlight was the character of Joker, which was played by Heath Ledger, who, as all we know, was nothing but phenomenal. Heath also received an Oscar in 2009 for the best performance in the supporting role.
3. Rocky (1976)
Rocky is an American drama film directed by John G. Avildsen. This movie is written by Sylvester Stallone, who is also starring in this movie as Rocky Balboa. Rocky is a struggling Italian-American boxer who is working as a debt collector in the slums of Philadelphia. Though he is a small-time fighter, he gets a shot at the world heavyweight title where he is supposed to fight the champ Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers). The fight was supposed to give a chance to a nobody to become somebody. The reigning champ should have won easily buy Rocky is not going down without giving the champ a fight he will never forget.
The film’s budget was just over $1 million; however, it was a huge hit and earned $225 million and became the highest-grossing movie of 1976. The film was the reason that solidified Sylvester Stallone’s career as a rising movie star. This film was received several Academy Award nominations and won three, which includes the Best Picture.
The film was a huge success which led to the production of its seven sequels: Rocky II (1979), Rocky III (1982), Rocky IV (1985), Rocky V (1990), Rocky Balboa (2006), Creed (2015), and Creed II (2018). With so many sequels to watch and an incredible storyline, we believe that this movie deserves to be on our list
4. Shrek (2001)
Shrek is an American animated comedy film directed by Andrew Adamson and Vicky Jenson. It stars Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, who gave their voices to the lead characters.
The plot of the movie follows around an ogre named Shrek (Myers) who loves to live alone; however, his solitude is devastated when his swamp is overrun by annoying creatures from the fairy tale, who were banished by the evil Lord Farquaad from his kingdom. To get rid of the creatures from his yard, Shrek cuts a deal with the lordship and heads out to rescue Princess Fiona (Diaz) to be Farquaad’s bride. Shrek is accompanied by an irritating donkey (Murphy) on his quest to find the Princess. However, Shrek falls in love with the Princess, who has a deep dark secret that will change his life forever.
Shrek premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in 2001, to compete for the Palme d’Or. This movie was It was applauded as an animated film that has a theme and humor that caters both adults and children at the same time. That is why we highly recommend watching this movie with your kids during the quarantine.
5. A Quiet Place (2018)
A Quiet Place is an American horror movie directed by John Krasinski, who is also a co-writer of the story with Bryan Woods and Scott Beck. The film features a real-life couple Emily Blunt and John Krasinski. The plot of the movie revolves around a family who is struggling for their survival in a post-apocalyptic world, which is full of blind but noise-sensitive extraterrestrial creatures that hunt by sound. Since even the sound of footsteps can bring death, both the parents are finding ways to protect their children.
“A Quiet Place” released in 2018 and became a box office success when it earned over $340 million worldwide. The movie received numerous award nominations and also won few. Soon you will be witnessing a sequel named “A Quiet Place Part 2”, where the main cast of the film returns.
6. The Shining (1980)
The Shining is a psychological horror movie directed and produced by Stanley Kubrick and co-written by novelist Diane Johnson. The film is roughly based on Stephen King’s novel with the same name. The film stars Jack Nicholson, Scatman Crothers, Shelley Duvall, and Danny Lloyd.
The main character in the movie is Jack Torrance (Nicholson), who is an aspiring writer and is also a recovering alcoholic, who accepted to be the off-season caretaker of an isolated historic Hotel. Jack’s young son Danny Torrance (Lloyd) possesses psychic abilities, “the shining,” which allows him to see through the hotel’s horrific and violent past. The cook of the hotel, Dick Hallorann (Crothers), also has the shining and can telepathically communicate with Danny. The previous caretaker of the hotel went crazy and killed himself and his family. Due to the impact of supernatural forces, Jack starts getting insane, which can place him and his family in danger.
This movie is a must-watch if you are into thriller and horror movies.
7. The Irishman (2019)
The Irishman is an American crime film produced and directed by Martin Scorsese and written by Steven Zaillian. The movie is based on a nonfiction book by Charles Brandt – “I Heard You Paint Houses.” You will get to see great stars in the film, including Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, and Joe Pesci.
The plot of the movie sets in the 1950s and follows Frank “The Irishman” Sheeran (De Niro), who was a truck driver but became a hitman for Russell Bufalino (Pesci) and his crime family. Gradually Sheeran starts climbing the ranks and becomes Russell’s top hitman.
The Irishman had a limited theatrical release in 2019, which was followed by online streaming on Netflix. Upon its release, the movie was applauded for the impressive direction by Scorsese, along with the incredible performance by the cast. The film received a total of ten nominations at the 92nd Academy Awards, including Best Director, Best Picture, and Best Supporting Actor for both Pacino and Pesci.
8. The silence of the lambs (1991)
The Silence of the Lambs is a psychological horror movie directed by Jonathan Demme. The film is based on a novel by Thomas Harris with the same name. The plot of the movie follows a top student at the training academy of FBI, Clarice Starling (Jodie Foster) who has been told to interview a convict Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Anthony Hopkins)
Hannibal Lecter is a former brilliant psychiatrist who is also a violent psychopath and a sadist, serving a life sentence for various murders. Clarice came to seek help from Hannibal Lecter to catch another serial killer “Buffalo Bill” who attacks women and skins their corpses.
The Silence of the Lambs was premiered in 1991 and earned $272.7 million worldwide while the budget of the films was only $19 million budget. This movie was the 5th highest-grossing film of 1991. Apart from this, this movie is considered to be one of the most influential films of all time.
9. Fight Club (1999)
Fight Club is an American movie directed by David Fincher. The movie is based on a novel by Chuck Palahniuk with the same name. The film stars Brad Pitt and Edward Norton.
Norton plays a nameless narrator who gets disconnected with his capitalistic lifestyle and his white-collar job. He teams up with a careless soap salesman Tyler Durden (Pitt) and forms a “fight club.” The project soon turns out to be something sinister when the narrator finds out the secret agenda of Tyler’s fight club, which is hard to swallow, but he has to accept the reality that Tyler is not who he thinks he is.
This movie has earned its share of recognition and earned around $100.9 million worldwide. This movie has a solid 8.8 rating on IMDb, that is why we highly recommend you to watch this one.
10. Moonlight (2016)
Moonlight is an American drama movie directed and written by Barry Jenkins. It is based on real-life events of Tarell McCraney, who is the author of the play “In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue.”
The film depicts three defining stages of the main character, Chiron’s life: his childhood, youth, and early adult life. Where his impressive journey to manhood is guided by love, kindness and support from his community. Chiron is a young African-American kid growing up in Miami, where he is guided by a drug dealer Juan who teaches him some significant life lessons which have left a lasting impression on the young Chiron’s life. You will also get to see how Chiron explores his sexuality and identity and how he endured physical and emotional abuse growing up.
Moonlight has received great recognition and is said to be one of the best movies of this century. The film won numerous awards, including the Golden Globe and Oscar for Best Picture. We highly recommend you watch this movie as it will force you to give a perspective to your life while you are in quarantine.
So, this was a list of our top ten picks. You should give yourself a break while working from home and get a well-deserved rest. Try to watch all of them while you are self-isolating yourself to save the world. Do you like our picks? Share your opinions with us. Thank you for reading.522