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Movies to watch while self-quarantined.


Twelve Monkeys.
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Old 03-15-2020, 08:22 PM
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The Guardian has a list of 25 Comfort films to watch while self-isolating – ranked!
https://www.theguardian.com/film/202...navirus-ranked

Although with the Titanic ranked Number 1 that doesn't really sound like a comfort film...
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Wag the Dog.
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The 1945 version of And then there were none.

Watched it so many times and never gets old.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1t6kSQ562OQ
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Not going to self quarantine, but if I was stuck in the house, I'd want something with great scenery like Open Range or Wind River.
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"Quarantine" 2008 horror flick.
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Binge The Last Ship.
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No mention of the Lord of the Rings movies? For shame. I'd also throw in Airplane!
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The Stand

The Andromeda Strain

The Masque of the Red Death

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Good suggestion. I like this show.
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Old 03-15-2020, 10:49 PM
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If you want to read, try Executive Order, by Tom Clancy. There's a manufactured plague in that one, and lockdowns/travel restrictions.
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Good idea - Contagion

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The Seventh Seal

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I just keep it on TCM...24/7. Usually.
I watched the debate Sunday night. I was stabby before it was over.
I can't take one more WH press conference.
I'll have to find stuff out some other way.
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Or read some Robin Cook novels. Late at night, with only a lamp on.
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Testament. A good little movie about people in a small town (starting with the children) dying off one by one, from postwar nuclear radiation poisoning.

I though of it yesterday, when my son's piano teacher asked if we'd prefer a Skype lesson this week (we'll stick with the usual in-person lesson). There is a poignant piano lesson scene in the film.
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Listening to a movie podcast this weekend I heard that a bunch of current movies have stopped production due to corona, not just for logistical reasons, but also because people aren't going to be packing into theaters anytime soon.
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Listening to a movie podcast this weekend I heard that a bunch of current movies have stopped production due to corona, not just for logistical reasons, but also because people aren't going to be packing into theaters anytime soon.
The last part sounds odd -- movie production is typically a one-to-three-year process -- unless they meant "the last stage of production, just a month or two or three before a film is released" (publicity? distribution? maybe sound editing or music?).
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The last part sounds odd -- movie production is typically a one-to-three-year process -- unless they meant "the last stage of production, just a month or two or three before a film is released" (publicity? distribution? maybe sound editing or music?).
Yeah, they were talking about movies with release dates coming up, the latest Bond movie No Time To Die (maybe not a great title now).
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Got it. Makes sense. Interesting.
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I'd be as happy as a pig in shit. Can I just stay home and watch movies all day? Work down my "next" pile? Count me in!

However, in the spirit of the thread, The Andromeda Strain, Omega Man and The Incredible Melting Man* are very near the top of the pile.


*Yes it wasn't contagious. That wasn't the problem.
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How about John Carpenter's The Thing (1982), or 28 Days Later?
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I watched Django (1966)....i was very pleased. And can't stop singing the damn song
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I thoroughly enjoyed Togo and McFarland, USA, both on Disney Plus.

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The 1945 version of And then there were none.

Watched it so many times and never gets old.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1t6kSQ562OQ
Damn, great idea! One of the best casts of all-character actors until the 1970s!
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I’m kind of in the mood for White Zombie (1932), starring Bela Lugosi as “Murder” Legendre. Also in public domain, and I haven’t seen it in many years. Terrible acting, but very moody and atmospheric.
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How about John Carpenter's The Thing (1982), ?
I was coming in to suggest this.

It's what we gave my boss many years ago when he took a sabbatical to go on an expedition.

To Antarctica.

No joke.
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Oooooh! And the 1979 version of Nosferatu, where the people think the deaths from vampirism are actually deaths from a plague that's upon them, and the vampire has rats traveling with him, which lends credence to the idea.

And what about the 1988 Australian movie The Navigator?

And the TV movie And the Band Played On.
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And what about the 1988 Australian movie The Navigator?
What about the 1924 American movie The Navigator?

We could all use a good laugh right about now, and the sight of Buster Keatonís character, an American demonstrating imagination and competence, would be quite refreshing.
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The Director's cuts of Das Boot and Apocalypse Now.

But the quarantine will be over before you get through them.
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Cabin Fever obviously.

"Pancakes. PANCAKES!"
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On a more cheerful note...


It's a Wonderful Life

Miracle on 34th Street

Groundhog Day

Blues Brothers
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That's what I was going to suggest. The movie itself is far less lurid than the title would suggest. It's about a public health officer trying to prevent a plague epidemic in New Orleans.
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And in addition to being Richard Widmark’s second movie ever — after playing the deranged gangster Tommy Udo in Kiss of Death — it stars Jack Palance as the heavy and Zero Mostel as his hapless stooge. Good stuff.
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OK, here's serious suggestions (from my list of rewatchables):

The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994)
The Awful Truth (1937)
Cool Runnings (1993)
The Lady Vanishes (1938)
Murder on the Orient Express (1974)
Return of the Secaucus Seven (1979)
Star Wars (A New Hope) (1977)
Witness for the Prosecution (1957)
Your, Mine & Ours (1968)
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The Omega Man

Logan's Run

Once Upon a Time in America

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Why would you want to watch a movie about a pandemic? Don't you get enough of that from the news?

Better to get something cheerful. We watched Farmageddon last night. Pick any Aardman Animations film: Chicken Run, Wallace and Gromit, The Pirates! Band of Misfits, or Arthur Christmas.

I also have a stash of Busby Berkeley musicals. If it got people through the Great Depression, it's get you through hard times now.

On Netflix, there's Derry Girls, Sex Education, Miss Fisher, etc.

Pluto TV lets you binge MST3K, classic Doctor Who, Midsomer Murders and old sitcoms.
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How about movies about the irony-deficient, RealityChuck?
Do you have any suggestions?
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Why would you want to watch a movie about a pandemic? Don't you get enough of that from the news?
Because familiarity tends to diminish how scary something is which allows people to simply deal with it instead of being frightened out of their wits and panicking, maybe.

First day at a new school or job, etc.? Terrifying.

150th day at that school or job? Just another day.

Etc., etc.

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A word of warning: don't watch Contagion before Outbreak or it will be extra difficult to forgive how dumb Outbreak is.

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What movies are you watching because you're self-Isolated?


Me...because i have attention problems, I'm watching two at once over a span of days.

Day of Anger and Django Unchained

I love both but, man Django Unchained makes me nervous so its hard to watch too much at once.

Little story, when Day of Anger started, I thought "Man that theme is so kicking it should be in a Tarantino movie." Well of course not only is it in Django Unchained...I had already seen the scene. I'm an idiot.

So far the only other movie I've watched was Django (1966) Another great theme song. It was great. That one kept my attention.
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Up until now I had only ever seen part of Zero Hour!, when I stumbled across it on MeTV or similar. Today I watched that, immediately followed by Airplane!.

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I've watched the following the last week:

Bliss - OK, but nothing amazing
Good Time - had high hopes, but was kind of disappointing
Resident Evil - what a hilarious mess
Resident Evil: Apocalypse - Almost better than the first one, but a mess
Resident Evil: Extinction - Zombies + Mad Max 2 - George Miller = this movie(it was kind of bad)
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