As COVID-19 spreads, more and more countries are completely getting lockdown to prevent the spread of coronavirus. While many are scared, some are trying to find ways to entertain themselves. If you really feel that you are strong and are ready to deal with the reality of this pandemic, then you can go ahead and watch these movies. Here I am listing the top 6 movies having pandemic plot you can watch.
Contagion was released back in 2011 and follows the growth of a pandemic. The movie story starts with a woman returning home from a HongKong business trip and dies after two days. After this, a global pandemic occurs with doctors from all over the world trying to contain the fatal virus, but there was no effect, and the society begins to collapse due to deadly pandemic.
The film is directed by Steven Soderbergh, starring Matt Damon, Marion Cotillard, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Kate Winslet has taken inspiration from the 2003 Severe Academic Respiratory Syndrome or SARS epidemic and 2009 Swine Flu outbreak.
World War Z (2013)
Most of you have already seen this movie but if you haven’t then just watch it now. World War Z follows a former United Nations investigator, played by Brad Pitt, as he searched the world to find a cure to a deadly pandemic that threatens to turn everyone into zombies.
Directed by David Pastor, ‘Carriers’ is a post-apocalyptic horror flick that deals with the aftermath of a virus outbreak that kills most of the human population. Four people plan to head to a resort which they believe is not contaminated but on the way, they experience survivors and groups that are both dangerous and desperate. It deserves a definite watch on your watchlist!
The movie ‘Outbreak’ is about a fictional disease called Motaba spreading in California from an infected monkey. Based on Richard Preston’s book ‘The Hot Zone’, the movie stars Dustin Hoffman and is a thorough Hollywood ‘outbreak’ entertainer. City under martial law, infected monkey, Hollywood heroes trying to battle it- seems like the perfect mix of entertainment ingredients that you require now.
The movie stars Dustin Hoffman, Cuba Gooding Jr., and Rene Russo in the lead roles.
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It Comes at Night (2017)
Another gold from production company A24, this horror movie is full of slow-burn dread. Due to an infection looming around, a couple and their teenage son resort to quarantining in the woods when another family comes seeking protection. ‘It Comes at Night’ is definitely a scary movie you should add to your watchlist.
Starring Joel Edgerton, Carmen Ejogo and Kelvin Harrison Jr, it’s a grim vision of life after a major pandemic.
Train to Busan (2016)
This is a Korean movie and was released back in 2016. This movie is about a pandemic that causes the zombie outbreak. This is in your MUST WATCH LIST. This movie shows the love between a father and daughter. It will make you cry over the actor’s ability to portray their characters correctly. It might also have you screaming about how all the freaking characters you love dies.
Plot Summary: Seok-woo and his daughter are on a train to Busan on the latter’s birthday to see his wife. However, the journey turns into a nightmare when they are trapped amidst a zombie outbreak in South Korea.
Here are some more movies based on pandemic if you want to watch:
- Quarantine (2008)
- Twelve Monkeys (1995)
- Children of Men (2006)
That’s all for now. Stay home and Be safe.
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