Top 10 Movies to Binge During Social Distancing
Jordan Gablaski, Staff Writer
Let’s face it, a lot of us are already pretty good at social distancing. But that doesn’t mean the boredom of staying home for weeks on end won’t eventually set in. Embrace quarantine with these top ten movies to watch during this period of social distancing.
1. “A League of Their Own” (1992). Starring Geena Davis and Tom Hanks. I will always recommend this movie. I’ve seen it like forty times. It never gets old. It is amazing. Watch it. The End. Available for rent but I swear it is more than worth the three dollars.
2. “Guardians of the Galaxy” (2014). Starring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana and Bradley Cooper as a trash panda. Perhaps the most rewatchable movie of the MCU. Streaming on Hulu and Disney+.
3. “Blast from the Past” (1999). Starring Brendan Fraser and Alicia Silverstone. A quirky, fun and cute romance. Available for rent on a few different streaming services.
4. “Forrest Gump” (1994). Starring Tom Hanks and Robin Wright. Ya’ll already know how great this movie is. Streaming on Hulu.
5. “Heart and Souls” (1993). Starring a young Robert Downey Jr. Most people have never heard of this movie, but you definitely won’t be disappointed. Just ask my friend Meg, who got so emotional she dropkicked the Kleenex box across the room. Streaming on Hulu and HBO.
6. “Pleasantville” (1998). Starring Tobey Maguire and Reese Witherspoon. A really interesting social commentary, with a cool concept too! Two siblings spend some time inside an old TV show as the main characters. Streaming on Hulu.Photo via Hulu.
7. “Yesterday” (2019). Starring Himesh Patel and Lily James. If you love the Beatles, you will love this fantasy flick where Jack Malik wakes up in a world where no one remembers the Beatles. Streaming on Hulu and HBO.
8. Photo via Rio Theater“Legally Blonde” (2001). Starring Reese Witherspoon and Luke Wilson. It is silly, but it definitely falls under the category of fun quarantine binge watch movie. Also, I recently learned that there is a third one coming out this summer?? Free on Vudu and Tubi.
9. “The Incredibles” (2004). Starring Craig T. Nelson and Holly Hunter. A classic Disney/Pixar movie that never gets old. Streaming on Disney+.
10. “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse” (2017). Shameik Moore and Jake Johnson. Even for adults: the animation in this movie is awesome. Give it a try! Streaming on Netflix.
Hit me up with comments, or to shout at me about movies you think belong on this list! I’ll definitely add some recommendations.
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