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10 Pandemic Films Worth Watching

10 Pandemic Films Worth Watching

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a stressful time for all, which has left many people looking for some sort of escape to take their minds off everything going on. If you’re curious to see what others are watching and what movies could maybe influence similar mass media events, here are 20 of the best ones.

Children of Men

“Children of Men” tells the story of a future society where everyone has died off during a tragic event, leaving no one to carry on the human race. The film follows three refugees as they decide what course of action to take as a last-ditch effort to save humanity from crying its last breath.

Blindness

Blindness tells the story of a mass epidemic that causes people to go completely blind. Critics have praised the piece as a chilling thriller, showing people at their most desperate in this vulnerable moment.

I Am Legend

I Am Legend was a film adaptation of the successful novel I Am Legend. In addition to actors playing the lead role, film adaptations are typically able to draw in content from the works they are based on. You don’t need to be familiar with the book or hit play at this web page to enjoy what you see on your TV screen!

28 Days Later

In recent years, Hollywood has been dumping more and more installments into the zombie genre making it an over saturated market. However, 28 Days Later introduced new take on a fast zombie society in the mainstream which might be why it gained critical acclaim.

28 Weeks Later

28 Weeks Later is unintentionally as successful gold mine, a sequel that took everyone by surprise. Despite featuring the same cast and many of the same plot elements, it was a completely different beast with new characters and a continuously imaginative background story.

Rise of the Planet of the Apes

John Morgan’s novel is a refreshing twist on the fictional world of “Conquest of the Planet of the Apes.” Telling the story through narrated and written entries by over fifty different members of society, it offers real insight into how society would have reacted to an ape revolution in some expected turns, while also introducing unexpected themes in surprising angles.

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It Comes at Night

The COVID-19 pandemic had all vampires scared of the sun. But one family decided to block their window out with a thick pad of gauze, draping it over two windows as extra protection. Scared? Safe for now, but if the bite leaves an open scepter, panicking can make all the difference in avoiding an attack from a vampire at your door.

Contagion

The film’s release coinciding with the start of the pandemic was a fitting choice because it make me realize that art has a way of taking control over life-threatening situations. As one star-studded cast included Matt Damon, Laurence Fishburne, Bryan Cranston, Gwyneth Paltrow and Kate Winslet,contagion is worth watching.

Twelve Monkeys

“12 Monkeys” is a gritty sci-fi thriller about a convict sent back in time to stop a global pandemic. Critics praised the film as a must-watch, thanks to its aesthetic and twists on the genre. It was nominated for two Oscars: Brad Pitt’s first-ever nod, and best makeup achievement.

Outbreaks

Filmed in Columbia, The Hot Zone tells the action-packed story of the origin and consequences of the Ebola virus. Staring Kevin Spacey, Dustin Hoffman and Morgan Freeman, this movie takes governments ideas to unprecedented levels to contain a deadly apocalypse.

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