Stuck inside. Nowhere to hangout. No restaurants, no bars, nothing. No casual meetups with friends or family get together. Well, as the great author, Charles Dickens has said in his one of the most famous book “A Tale of Two Cities” that, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times”, so let’s make these depressing and confusing times into a little joyful and entertaining one. Here you will get to know some of the best movies to watch in the quarantine that will help your mind take rest from the stress and anxiety of the lockdown. So, without further ado, let’s dig in.
? Movies Portraying the Secrets of the Space
Movies that are based on the stories of outer space are forever much appreciated by the masses. The curiosity and eagerness of knowing the unknown are to keep the audience hooked with the screens. Whether you are a mature person who always remains indulged in the work or a young lively being who loves to hang out here and there, everyone loves to watch such movies.
• Guardians of the Galaxy- 2014
For everyone looking for a movie flooded with fun, thrill, comedy, suspense, action, and friendship, then “Guardians of the Galaxy” should be your ultimate choice. It will take you deep into the mythical secrets of the infinity stone while depicting a marvelous legend.
• Aliens- 1986
“Aliens” was a big success on both box-office and the awards. This movie did about 180 million dollars, showcasing how much the public loved this movie. This movie is an excellent option to watch in such gruesome times. Your whole family will experience.
• The Martian- 2015
Starring Matt Damon and Jessica Chastain in the lead, The Martian is all-around perfection. This movie got humor, action, wittiness, science fiction, drama, and whatnot. This marvelously directed and amazingly portrayed movie will be pure joy for each and every member of the family.
• Star Wars: The Force Awakens- 1977
As rightly said that Star Wars will outlive all of us, and the epic series is proving this absolutely right. Every episode/ movie of this historic film that releases anytime provides sheer joy, delight, and pleasure to its die-hard lovers. The Force Awakens was released decades ago and is still a hit.
• Star Trek- 2009
Star Trek is an action-packed science fiction movie and by far the most exciting and thrilling of the Trek movies to date. Lovers of the hit TV show Star Trek will surely love this adaptation as a testament to the original show, and those who have not yet dived into the mesmerizing world of the Star Trek, you are surely missing a lot. This is one of the best movies to watch in the quarantine, highly recommended.
• E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial- 1982
Another blast from the past, E.T: The Extra-Terrestrial is a classic, superbly entertaining, and brilliantly portrayed heart-warming movie. Kids of all ages will love this movie a lot. If you are looking for something out of this world, yet relatable to the basics of life as we go through it, then E.T is a great pick.
? Stories From the Parallel World
Stories that are fictional, but are portrayed on the screen in such a manner that they look truthful and real are surely the best movies to watch. The storyline, characters, and the sceneries look relatable when we know that none of it is possible. These movies are fun, thrilling, and utterly entertaining. Here are some of the best movies to watch in the quarantine from the parallel universe.
• Mad Max: Fury Road- 2015
Starring Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron, Mad Max: Fury Road is a jaw-dropping, action-packed, thrilling movie that will keep you activated in the storyline from the first scene till last. This movie offers pure entertainment.
• The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring- 2001
The Lord of the Rings is one of the biggest trilogy movies that made a huge success. The story is surely a hit as the readers of the book series loved it hugely. And the portrayal of the storyline is exceptional and enchanting. While watching the movie, it seems that you are breathing the same air as the characters.
• Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas- 1998
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is a novel based movie released back in 1998 and for its superb story, it is still imprinted on the hearts and minds of the audience. One of its famous dialogue is “No sympathy for the devil; keep that in mind. Buy the ticket, take the ride…and if it occasionally gets a little heavier than what you had in mind, well…maybe chalk it up to forced consciousness expansion: Tune in, freak out, get beaten.” You will love this movie.
• How to Train Your Dragon- 2010
Kids of all ages are obsessed with the fantasy of dragons. There is an incredible set of information written on the internet about dragons. And this movie, How to train your dragon, visually let you understand all this information. This is an utterly entertaining movie.
• Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone- 2001
It is impossible to know any person at this age who is not a big fan of the Harry Potter series, both books, and movies. Surely, you must have watched all the Harry Potter movies, but it will prove fun and exciting to re-watch all of them again. And my favorite one is Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. Let us know your favorite Harry Potter movie in the comment section.
• Blade Runner- 1982
Blade Runner has set records. Harrison Ford starred Black Runner was a thrilling science fiction movie that kept the audience in awe of its brilliance for decades. It is a jaw-dropping action movie that must not be missed.
• The Wizard of Oz- 1939
The Wizard of Oz was a novel based movie that proved one of the biggest hits of all time. It inspired courage, and bravery in children and is still much appreciated by kids from all around the globe. One os its most famous quote says, “You have plenty of courage, I am sure. All you need is confidence in yourself. There is no living thing that is not afraid when it faces danger. The true courage is in facing danger when you are afraid, and that kind of courage you have in plenty.” This movie will take you on an exciting journey.
? Movies with Superheroes
Superheroes are our childhood mentors, friends, and buddies; and they remain such for the rest of our life. Superhero movies never get out of fame from the stage and surely their love never fade away from our heart. Here is a list of some of the great superhero movies of all time. We have especially given more space to the recently released superhero movies that are loved hugely by the kids of all ages all around the globe.
• Black Panther- 2018
Black Panther came and became a hit. For decades, children were missing black heroes, and this movie gave all of us one. This movie set the bar of inclusivity high for Hollywood. It beautifully tells the story of the making of a superhero and if haven’t watched it, so watch it ASAP.
• Wonder Woman- 2017
Wonder Woman is one of the best movies to watch in the quarantine. It is one of the greatest movies of our time. In the world where children grew up watching all the male superheroes, Wonder Woman is a breath of fresh air. And quarantine is the best time to enjoy this movie.
• Kill Bill: Volume I- 2003
Kill Bill is a classic movie, another great hit powerfully depicting strong female characters. This movie is loaded with incredible dialogues that remain with you forever. Such as ” As I Said Before, I’ve Allowed You To Keep Your Wicked Life For Two Reasons. And The Second Reason Is So You Can Tell Him In Person Everything That Happened Here Tonight!” and ” Those Of You Lucky Enough To Still Have Their Lives, Take Them With You! However, Leave The Limbs You’ve Lost. They Belong To Me Now”. This movie is a masterpiece.
• Captain America: The Winter Soldier- 2014
Captain America is one of the most favorite superheroes of kids. And this movie in the particular set has all the elements of a fun movie to watch. Do check it out.
• Rise of the Guardians- 2012
Rise of the Guardians introduces a new superhero, Jack Frost along with celebrating the preexisting great ones. This movie combines the joy of Christmas, Easter, First snow, and of the tooth fairy. You will love everything about this movie.
? Movies Depicting Strong Bond of the Family
Movies are the best way to showcase the importance of our family in our life. This is the most important bond that most of us usually forget at one or another time of our packed daily routine. During this lockdown, we all get a great time to strengthen this bond and the most fun way is to watch some amazing movies with all the family members.
• The Godfather- 1972
The Godfather movie is a masterpiece. All three of the movies were great, but the charisma first movie ha was missing in the next two movies. This movie was too based on the famous novel of the same name by Mario Puzo. To quote something from his brilliant work, “Friendship is everything. Friendship is more than talent. It is more than the government. It is almost the equal of family.- Don Corleone” and ” I don’t trust society to protect us, I have no intention of placing my fate in the hands of men whose only qualification is that they managed to con a block of people to vote for them. ” There is no denying that this movie still has a huge impact on the audience from all around the globe.
• Mary Poppins- 1964
Mary Poppins, the one released in 1964 is one of the best movies to watch in the quarantine. It showcases the brilliance of cinema at its peak, and melt the hearts of the adults and children all at the same time. One of its most famous dialogue is “First of all, I would like to make one thing clear: I never explain anything.” This movie has numerous fun dialogues that remain glued with you. Here is another one, “There’s the whole world at your feet. And who gets to see it but the birds, the stars, and the chimney sweeps.” and another one, “With your feet on the ground you’re a bird in flight with your fist holding tight to the string of your kite.” And the list goes on and on.
• This is Where I Leave You- 2014
This is Where I Leave You portrays family bonding at its peak. In this movie, you will find one or many characters existing in your family as well. It is fun, and exciting and has all the elements you expect from a drama movie. Here are some of my favorite dialogues from the movie. ” Judd Altman : It’s hard to see people from your past when your present is so cataclysmically screwed up, you know. Horry Callen: Welcome to my world.” and ” Judd Altman : I’m gonna have to forgive her for the sake of that kid, aren’t I? Phillip Altman : Well, I’m no expert… but I think you’re gonna have to make much larger sacrifices down the road.” Give it time and you will never forget this movie.
• Father of the Bride- 1991
Father of the Bride lets us see things from a father’s perspective. This is such a joyous movie that will warm your heart. Here is one of it’s my favorite dialogue, “Annie: An independent communications consultant does not mean he’s an unemployable non-ape. Brian happens to be a computer genius. Companies send him all over the world hooking up these complex systems. Major banks and corporations send him to Tokyo and Brazil and Geneva. He’s a genius.
George: You mentioned that. How old is this genius?
Annie: Twenty-six, not forty-five. You guys still think I can’t hear you when you’re one room away.” Do watch it with your family and make these times a little fun.
• The Incredibles- 2004
The Incredibles is an animated movie that revolves around a family of superheroes. It was released in 2004 and paved the way for another two movies with its huge success. This movie beautifully portrays the strong bond of families. Here are some of its fun movie quotes, ” Mr. Incredible: Every superhero has a secret identity. I don’t know a single one who doesn’t. I mean, who wants the pressure of being super all the time?” and “Mr. Incredible: No matter how many times you save the world, it always manages to get back in jeopardy again. Sometimes I just want it to stay saved! You know?! For a little bit. I feel like the maid: “I just cleaned up this mess! Can we keep it clean for, for 10 minutes?! Please?! ” This is such a fantastic movie series to watch with your kids, or just by yourself.
• Step Brothers- 2008
Step Brothers is a double treat, it is funny and a family movie that inspires a love for your family. It is loaded with some hilarious one-liners. Such as ” Dale: You have the voice of an angel. Your voice is like a combination of Fergie and Jesus. “
• Despicable Me and Minions- 2010 and 2020
Minions are the most fun cartoon characters. Though we cannot understand what they are saying their silly language is enough to melt our hearts away. In Despicable Me, Gru said, ” ‘In terms of money, we have no money. So how will we get to the moon? The answer is clear. We won’t.’ ” These movies hold the element of fun as well as education, so are great for the kids. In Despicable Me 3, once Gru said, ” ‘Life is just like that sometimes. We’re hoping for a unicorn, and we get a goat.’ ” and ” ‘Just because everybody hates it, it doesn’t mean it’s not good. ” Well, I’m sure, you must have queued this movie.
? Ultimate Comedy Movies
As they say, “Laughter is the best medicine” and they are right. Comedy can give you an ultimate relief from any kind of distress or depression, and it certainly can be a big help in today’s environment. Let’s take a look at some of the best comedy movies to watch during the quarantine.
• Horrible Bosses- 2011
As the name indicates, horrible bosses depict some of the horrible bosses and how their distressed employees planned to get rid of them. Well, it may seem black, but it is utterly entertaining, fun, and hilarious.
• Game Night- 2018
Game Night revolves around a group of friends who gather around to play games one night but get in some trouble. This is such an amazing, thrilling, and fun movie that you too will be listening for clues while laughing on the jokes.
• Due Date- 2010
From the first scene till last, your belly ill ache of laughter. This movie is one of the best movies to watch in the quarantine and you will surely regret our recommendation. And the cherry on the top is Robert Downy Jr.
• Trading Places- 1983
Eddie Murphy never disappoints, and Trading Places is one such example of his mastery over his craft. This movie was released back in 1983 and still holds the best of humor. A must watch for everyone looking for classic humor.
• The Hangover- 2009
Every scene of The Hangover is hilarious. The first movie of the trio breaks records and loved by millions all around the globe. You will love this movie and will watch it again. Surely a must watch in such difficult times.
• We’re the Millers- 2013
This one is particularly a treat for the fans of Jennifer Aniston. The story is hilarious itself and the great names starred in this movie have made it bliss to watch.
• Beverly Hills Cop- 1984
Another great hit from the great Eddie Murphy. Beverly Hills Cop will never allow you to stop laughing. The dialogues, direction, and acting, everything about this movie is on point. YOu will regret watching this movie with your family.
• Ghostbusters- 1984
Ghostbusters is based on such an unusual concept, yet it feels so realistic and reliable. The timings of the jokes and the presentation of the unimaginable stuff make it superbly interesting. This such an entertaining and joyous movie to watch.
• Old School- 2003
Old School movie is loaded with fun dialogues. One such masterpiece is ” Mitch: I wasn’t looking for a girl like that. Beanie: Well, Columbus wasn’t looking for America, my man, but that turned out to be pretty okay for everyone.” The chemistry of the lead characters is so much fun to watch.
? Some Great Horror Movies
No list covering great movies to watch can be completed without the inclusion of some of the best scary movies of all time. Let’s take a look at some scary movies which made people see nightmares. Here are some of the best movies to watch in the quarantine in this category.
• A Nightmare on Elm Street- 1984
• The Shining- 1980
• The Exorcist- 1973
• It- 2017
• Shaun of the Dead- 2004
• The Conjuring- 2013
• Happy Death Day- 2017
There you have it. We hope that you must have enjoyed our list of the best movies to watch in the quarantine. We highly recommend you to watch these movies with your family and try to keep the mood of your home happy and fun.