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What to watch during a global pandemic


It’s been 14 days since all CUSD schools shut down, and there are more days of being stuck at home to come. Here are some movie recommendations to fill the hours you have to do absolutely nothing!

When you’re sad about not being at CHS:

  1. “Ladybird”
  2. “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”
  3. “Breakfast Club”
  4. “Back to the Future”
  5. “Booksmart”

When you’re mad about missing out on youth:

  1. “Eighth Grade”
  2. “E.T.”
  3. “The Parent Trap”
  4. “The Sandlot”
  5. “The Goonies”

When you are craving the adventure of the outdoors:

  1. “Now You See Me”
  2. “Ocean’s 11”
  3. “Die Hard”
  4. “The Dark Knight”
  5. “Black Panther”

When you’re thinking politically:

  1. “Vice”
  2. “The Post”
  3. “The Report”
  4. “All the President’s Men”
  5. “Citizen Kane”

When you’re yearning to play/watch sports:

  1. “Moneyball”
  2. “Rocky”
  3. “Rudy”
  4. “Field of Dreams”
  5. “Warrior”

When you’re thinking about the world post-coronavirus:

  1. “The Matrix”
  2. “Divergent”
  3. “The Hunger Games”
  4. “Ready Player One”
  5. “The Maze Runner”

When you wish that you could see your friends:

  1. “50/50”
  2. “Girls Trip”
  3. “Pitch Perfect”
  4. “Someone Great”
  5. “Dumb and Dumber”

When you’re feeling lonely because of the quarantine:

  1. “He’s Just Not That into You”
  2. “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days”
  3. “Crazy, Stupid, Love”
  4. “50 First Dates”
  5. “Say Anything”

When you need to cry out all of your feelings:

  1. “Saving Private Ryan”
  2. “Dear John”
  3. “A Walk to Remember”
  4. “Me Before You”
  5. “Five Feet Apart”

When you need some inspiration:

  1. “Spotlight”
  2. “On the Basis of Sex”
  3. “Selma”
  4. “Hidden Figures”
  5. “A League of Their Own”

When you need a good laugh:

  1. “21 Jump Street”
  2. “Hot Rod”
  3. “Superbad”
  4. “The Interview”
  5. “Napoleon Dynamite”

And here are some quality movies that everyone should watch:

  1. “Good Will Hunting”
  2. “Dead Poets Society”
  3. “Fight Club”
  4. “Silence of the Lambs”
  5. “Shawshank Redemption”
  6. “Knives Out”
  7. “Boy Erased”
  8. “Million Dollar Baby”
  9. “Call Me by Your Name”
  10. “12 Years a Slave”

Latest comment

  • Great list. Just curious the reasoning that led you to include Die Hard, a movie which takes place almost exclusively inside a single building, in the category “Craving the Adventure Outdoors”

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