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“Relaxing” Movies to Get Your Mind off Quarantine


By this point in time we’re all probably starting to feel the strain of social distancing and being constantly reminded of COVID-19. So with that in mind, I have assembled a list of movies you can watch as part of a “get your mind off of things marathon.” These movies are guaranteed to brighten the mood…totally.

  1. The Shining
  2. Outbreak
  3. Oldboy (2003)
  4. Contagion 
  5. Rear Window
  6. 28 Days Later
  7. 2001: A Space Odyssey 
  8. The Stand
  9. 12 Monkeys
  10. Any George A. Romero movie about zombies
  11. Groundhogs Day
  12. The Crazies (2010)
  13. I am Legend (with the original ending)
  14. Alive
  15. The Andromeda Strain 
  16. Lord of the Flies
  17. Krampus
  18. Le Scaphandre et le Papillon (The Diving Bell and the Butterfly)
  19. The Collector
  20. 127 Hours 
  21. Shivers
  22. Frozen (not the Disney one)
  23. 1408
  24. Misery
  25. REC 
  26. Quarantine
  27. High Life
  28. It’s a Disaster
  29. Cube
  30. Phone Booth
  31. Cujo
  32. Cast Away
  33. Virus
  34. The Thing
  35. Room
  36. The Diary of Anne Frank
  37. Dark Star
  38. Rabid (2019)
  39. Flowers in the attic
  40. The Lighthouse

As you can tell, this list is actually pretty dark. Are they amazing movies? Yes. Should you watch them if you’re feeling down? Probably not.

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