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10 Netflix movies to watch during quarantine



As more and more people are self-quarantining, the demand for things to do is growing. Theaters around the country are also shutting down. When it comes to movies, one streaming service reigns above all others: Netflix. Here are the top 10 Netflix movies to watch over the extended break.

  1. Drive (2011)

This is my favorite movie. “Drive” features Ryan Gosling as a slick Hollywood Stuntman who is moonlighting as a getaway driver. The synthpop soundtrack combined with the 80s-inspired elements makes “Drive” worth it.

2. Blade Runner: Final Cut (1982)

This film features one of Harrison Ford’s most-favored roles during his acting career. “Alien” director Ridley Scott created the Cyberpunk genre, which would later be emulated countless times. Considered by many to be one of the greatest films ever made, “Blade Runner” (and its sequel) are truly great films.

3. Evil Dead (1981)

Sam Rami’s “Evil Dead” is the horror movie to scroll for in Netflix’s list of options. Originally an NC-17 student film, the “Evil Dead” series spawned its own cult. Ashley Williams and his group of friends visit a remote cabin in the woods and awaken an ancient, demonic power held within its basement. What follows is gory, scary fun.

4. Snowpiercer (2013)

Before Bong Joon Ho won his Academy Award for the absolutely amazing film “Parasite,”, he directed “Snowpiercer.” Featuring Chris Evans, the film takes place in a dystopian future where all of humanity is relegated to a single train with the lower classes stationed near the end. Evans’ character eventually leads a riot against those in the higher up cars in a thrilling film on social commentary.

5. Kill Bill: Volume 1 (2003) and 2 (2004)

One of Quentin Tarantino’s best, “Kill Bill” is a heavily-stylized, over-the-top action series featuring Uma Thurman on a quest for revenge. As with most Tarantino films, the cast features big names who all deliver killer (pun-intended) performances.

6. Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (2010)

Director Edgar Wright’s adaptation of graphic novels of the same name, “Scott Pilgrim vs. The World” stars Michael Cera and several other big-name actors and actresses. The story follows Scott Pilgrim where, in an attempt to date the girl of his dreams, he must defeat all seven of her evil exes, much like a video game. A charming and humorous film, “Scott Pilgrim vs. The World” is sure to make you smile as the credits roll.

7. The VVitch (2015)

This is another horror film to watch if you’re in the mood for a scare. Director Robert Eggers may also be known to some for directing the 2019 movie “The Lighthouse,” which is another horrifying gem. Set in the colonial times, a New England family struggles with living next to a forest that may be inhabited by a demon. Although it is a  genuinely unnerving film, it may be difficult to understand the authentic accents. 

8. Candyman (1992)

With a remake coming out this year, now is the perfect time to revisit the classic film. A classic 90’s slasher-type film, “Candyman” features a hook-handed ghost who kills anybody brave enough to say his name three times in the mirror. Like most horror movie franchises, the movies get worse as the sequels are progressed through. So just watch this one before the remake comes out.

9. The Irishman (2019)

This is one of Scorsese’s best films. Viewers will have to devote almost four hours of their time to watch it, but it is worth the running time. Featuring some of the biggest names in Hollywood, “The Irishman” is both an effective historical movie and a fantastic mafia film. Clearly a passion project, Scorsese’s latest film is arguably one of his greatest yet.

10. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)

What better movie to watch on an extended break than this? Easily one of the greatest movies of the 80’s, “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” is a classic comedy and an overall enjoyable film about three friends skipping school to have fun. Directed by John Hughes, who also directed “The Breakfast Club,” “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” is a perfect movie to watch for this extended break.

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