Searching and sorting through the gallery of your saved movies or going through your Netflix catalog can be much more tedious as you are not able to find any particular movie to watch too. In addition to that, in the time of coronavirus, people are isolating themselves and are keeping themselves from going outside as they are being quarantined to keep themselves safe and others safe from coronavirus. But this tactic leaves them with plenty of time to peer through streaming services’ in mere search of perfect mid-pandemic entertainment.
This list will cover ten different amazing movies that you will remember forever, and these movies will be an easy companion for your long journey of quarantine days, which are still left. All the movies on this list will be readily available on Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon Prime, and an important note before you start reading this article is to WASH YOUR HAND THOROUGHLY.
10. Mad Max: Fury Road
Mad Max: Fury Road is a 2015 post-apocalyptic action film that is directed, co-written, and produced by George Miller. This movie is the fourth installment and a revisiting of the Mad Max films. This movie stars Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, and much another crew cast. This movie is one of the highest-ranked movies on Hollywood critics. The plot of this movie can is just amazing, and you must have never witnessed it before. Mad Max takes its place on the land where petrol and water are scarce, and the humanity we know today is all broken and everyone is crazed fighting for the necessity of life. In this world of torment, there exist two rebel Max and Furiosa. Max is a man of actions with fewer words, and he seeks peace of mind following the death of his wife and child in the aftermath. Furiosa is a woman who believes that the path of survival may be achieved if she can make it across the desert back to her childhood home, and the whole movie revolves around the idea of survival. This movie is a phenomenal piece of art and is cinematographically pleasing to look at.
‘Interstellar’ is a 2014 epic science fiction film that is directed, co-produced, and co-written by Christopher Nolan. This movie stars amazing cast, and they are Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, and many more. This movie plot is just unique and original in every sense. This movie sets its place when a devastating sandstorm ravages Earth crop, and people of the Earth know that life here is coming to an end. Cooper, who is an ex-science engineer and pilot, is tied to the farming land with his daughter and son, and after the plot moves further, he stumbles across the N.A.S.A. base, which is located near his farm. Cooper is asked to go on a daring mission by N.A.S.A. because of his intellect, and he can fly the aircraft, his daring mission is to enter the wormhole to find another place which is habitable as Earth is counting its last days. This led Cooper to think about what he should do further, should he stay with his kids or should he save the human race and find the other habitable planet. This movie can take a great toll on your mind and space enthusiasts will enjoy this movie for sure.
‘Avatar’ is a 2009 American epic science fiction film which is directed by legendary director James Cameroon. Not only he directed, but he has written, produced, and co-edited this phenomenal movie. This movie stars Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Stephen Lang, Michelle Rodriguez, and Sigourney. This movie not only won countless awards but is also one of the highest-grossing films of all time. The movie takes its place in the 22nd century where humans are colonizing Pandora. Pandora is a lush alien world where Na’ vi lives (primitive but are highly evolved). This planet is highly poisonous for humans. Therefore humans have a human/Na’ vi hybrid species, which is known as Avatar. This hybrid must link to a human mind to allow themselves for free movement on Pandora. Jake Sully who is a paralyzed former Marine gets mobile again as by the hybrid. There on Pandora, he falls in love with Na’ vi women, and their bond gets deeper and deeper. On the other end, the war surges between humans and Na’ vi for the survival of Pandora. This movie is an absolute piece of art and even further to add that ‘Avatar’ is the film that can please anyone’s eye because it is visually beautiful.
7. Wolf Of The Wall Street
‘Wolf Of The Wall Street’ is a 2013 American biographical black comedy crime film which is directed by Martin Scorsese. This is movie is based on the real person and his doing and that person’s name is Jordan Belfort and that character in the movie is played, Leonardo Di Caprio, he is the chairman of the company named Stratton Oakmont which is engaged in rampant corruption in Wall Street. This movie shows Leo’s sarcastic and never seen a performance at peak. This movie is also an R rated movie as there are many sexual scenes from hookers to the straight-up sex on the pile of dollar bills. This movie is considered in high regard as this movie shows in and outs of Wall Street and also shows how one can live the top-notch life with the help of Wall Street and if not kept in check it can pull you way back down to the streets of New York.
6. The Matrix
‘The Matrix’ is a 1999 science fiction action film which is directed and written by the Wachowskis. This movie stars amazing and cool Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving, and Joe Pantoliano. This movie is the first installment in the Matrix franchise. The plot of this movie makes you think if your world is real or not. The plot takes it place in the year 1999 when the man named Thomas Anderson also known as Neo who lives an ordinary life, is a software techie and a computer hacker at night. He waits for the signal that he is waiting for the longest time and the signal can answer all the questions he has. As the movie plot moves further on he meets Trinity, Morpheus and many others and he comes to know one thing which changes his whole life. He comes to know that the world he lives in is not a real-world but instead is a simulation, and the world they know is controlled by A.I. This movie is just phenomenal because its questions are own existence and make the viewer think that is he/she is living in the real world or simulation.
‘Inception’ is a 2010 psychological science fiction action film which is directed by Christopher Nolan, who is known worldwide for its mind-twisting plot as he puts a large amount of brainpower in a single movie. ‘Inception’ is the second entry on this list as he has directed this film too; this shows his amazing talent. This film revolves around Leonardo Di Caprio and plays the role of the thief but not an ordinary thief who steals valuable goods, but instead, in this movie, he is a thief of memory. He tries to steal memory to achieve priceless things. He even can alter one’s memory by changing the recent events in one’s memory. This movie is an absolute masterpiece as the brainpower put into this movie is just phenomenal, and a unique plot is a cherry on the top. Watch this movie with a straight face as this movie is going to blow your mind because this is the movie that you cannot even guess a single frame.
4. Toy Story
Toy Story is a 1995 American computer-animated buddy-comedy film which is directed by John Lasseter, this movie is produced by Pixar Animation and was released by Walt Disney Pictures and ‘Toy Story’ was the first feature film by Pixar Animation. This movie is also the first installment in the Toy Story franchise. Toy Story is about the ‘secret life of the toys’ when humans are not around them. This is the story of Andy’s toys which consists many toys, but this story is Woody who is a cowboy, and he finds himself in the worst spot as he was not going to be the favorite toy of Andy as new toy named Buzz Lightyear took his place as he was a spaceman who goes far distance in space, this got Woody jealous, and he got in fight with Buzz, and this fight got terrible when Buzz fall of the window. Woody goes down to help Buzz, but this led to a terrible incident and eventually led them to an amazing journey, but they have to get back before Andy notices anything. This movie is just amazing, not because it is animated, but this movie is wholesome.
Seven (stylized as SE7EN) this movie is considered one of the best thriller movies of all time. This movie was debuted in 1995 and is considered a classic American movie. This film stars some legendary actors and actresses, and they are Brad Pitt, Morgan Freeman, and Gwyneth Paltrow. This film is directed by David Fincher and written by Andrew Kevin Walker.’ Seven’ movie takes place in the city of New York in a cold and chilly environment with occasional rain. The film tells the story of detective David Mills and his retiring partner named William Sommerset. They both try to track down a serial killer who kills people according to their Seven Sins hence the title. Without leaking much more plot of this mind-blowing movie, all we can say is that go and watch this movie and enjoy it.
‘ Prisoners’ is another thriller movie. This movie was released in 2013. This movie is considered one of the best thriller movies to be made in the 21st century.’ Prisoners’ is directed by Denis Villeneuve and is inspired by the screenplay, which is written by Aaron Guzikowski. This movie stars amazing actors, and they are Jack Gyllenhaal, Hugh Jackman Vola Davis, and many others. Kelley Dower is facing one of the worst nightmares a parent can face, which is that his daughter of six years old has gone missing with her friend. The movie quickly starts to pick up the pace as the plot moves forward. With a chilly environment, this movie does not skip a beat to give you shivers.
1. The Shawshank Redemption
‘The Shawshank Redemption’ is a 1994 American drama film that is written and directed by Frank Darabont and is based on 1982 Stephen King novella Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption. This movie is one of the best movie Hollywood has to offer it won 7 Academy Awards and other countless awards (it is said that it would have acquired many awards, but the stiff competition with other legendary movie take the toll on this film and the other movies were Pulp Fiction and Forrest Gump). This movie revolves its plot around a man named Andy Dufresne, who is a banker who gets convicted for the murder of his wife and her lover, although he was innocent he was given two life sentences. He was moved into the jail named Shawshank; hence, the name of the movie. After few days passes into the jail, he becomes friends with Ellis Boyd “Red” Redding (this character is played by Morgan Freeman). Red is known to be the medium of getting things in exchange for money or a few sticks of cigarettes. The warden of the jail recognizes the brilliance of Banker Andy, and he uses him for the scheme of money laundering but little did he knew that Andy Dufresne was brewing its operation to get out of this jail and start his own new life in a small coastal village which was in Mexico. This movie is truly a piece of art with brilliant cinematography and outstanding performance by its crew members.