11 MOVIES YOU SHOULDN’T WATCH DURING THIS ENHANCED COMMUNITY QUARANTINE PERIOD

To avoid stress and anxiety while under a month-long house quarantine due to COVID-19 Pandemic, we suggest you do not click the play button. But we’re pretty sure you will, still.

With corona virus cases doubling its number more and more each day in the Philippines, many are looking for movies, series and documentaries to binge watch to during this difficult time.

Now that most of us are faced with fear and uncertainty due to the recent announcement of the President about the heightened security and an enhanced protocol for community quarantine, many people are turning to movies, streaming services and TV shows to ease their boredom and find a way to entertain themselves.

Though, there are a lot of movies online that you can easily watch during this intensified community quarantine in the Philippines. There are 8 movies we do not suggest to watch during this trying time. This ain’t for the faint hearts. Don’t say we warned you.

Contagion (2011)

Contagion is a disease disaster movie released last 2011 and was directed by Steven Soderbergh. The story follows a viral pandemic which kills a lot of people, take for example Gwyneth Paltrow’s character who perished right away. As the fast-moving epidemic grows, the worldwide medical community races to find a cure and control the panic that spreads faster than the virus itself. At the same time, ordinary people struggle to survive in a society coming apart.

The movie starring Kate Winslet and Jude Law to name a few, is front-loaded with dread before turning into a chilling sociological study of what everyday people would do during a pretty realistic seeming pandemic.

Since the corona outbreak, contagion rose from the chart list snatching the second most popular film in the Warner Bros. catalog, up from 270th last year.

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Heed this warning, watching this movie right now will only make you feel worse.

 

The Flu (2013)

In this South Korean film, directed by Kim Sung Su, follows a severely deadly strain of the virus H5N1 starts tearing through the city of Bundang, killing those who contract it within 36 hours. The movie stars Jung Woo-Sung and Soo Ae.

Outbreak (1995)

The movie which stars Kevin Spacey, Rene Russo, Dustin Hoffman and Morgan Freeman follows a story about a fictional California town that is entirely quarantined when it becomes ground zero for an Ebola–like outbreak in the U.S. 

The story centers on the CDC and military medical researchers charged with containing and treating the infected, and it has people bleeding out of orifices and that one extremely scary movie theater scene that made almost everyone currently between about 30 and 35 think they were going to catch a catastrophic illness in a movie theater.

Quarantine (2008)

The film released in 2008, follows a television reporter and her cameraman trapped inside a building quarantined by the CDC, after the outbreak of a mysterious virus due to a mutant rabies which turns humans into bloodthirsty killers. A television reporter and her cameraman are assigned to spend the night shift with a Los Angeles fire crew.

The movie stars Jennifer Carpenter, Joey King and Jay Hernandez, and was directed by John Erick Dowdle.

 

Cabin Fever (2016)

Eli Roth’s first big foray into extreme gore follows a group of 20-somethings on a cabin-in-the-woods trip where everyone’s plans for sexy time are interrupted by a flesh-eating disease.

Virus (2019)

This Indian film is based on the true events that tells the story of the 2018 Nipah virus outbreak in Kerala and the local community’s mobilization effort to stop the spread.

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Carriers (2009)

Chris Pine and Emily VanCamp star in this movie about a group of friends trying to outrun a pandemic who realize on their journey that the evils of man are just as threatening as any virus.

Train to Busan (2016)

Train to Busan is one of the best of a lot of things: one of the best zombie movies ever, one of the best outbreak movies ever, one of the best action movies of the 21st century, and one of the best movies that’s mostly set on a train. A businessman and his daughter board a train to Busan as an epidemic begins ripping through South Korea, and while the moving train is semi-safe from the crumbling world outside, everything goes to hell when the infection reaches the passengers. It’s thrilling. It’s moving. It’s terrifying. It’s tragic. (Available on Netflix.)

World War Z (2013)

Brad Pitt and Mireille Enos star in this epic contagion movie that features maybe the largest mass of sprinting zombies ever put on screen. Pitt plays a former United Nations investigator who agrees to make his way through the infected landscape to find the source of the outbreak and hopefully a cure before everyone falls to the pandemic.

Doomsday (2002)

Directed by Neil Marshall and starring Mila Jovovich and David Harbor, the film tells  story about an outbreak  which prompted the government to force all the infected into containment and locked the gates behind them.

Twenty-five years after the crisis, major Eden Sinclair (Rhona Mitra), who had to leave her mother in the hot zone as a child, is being sent back home to find a counteragent to the virus after infections start popping up in London. Survivors, however, have turned into maniacs and marauders, and Sinclair is going to have to kill her way through.

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I Am Legend (2007)

The film follows the story of Virologist Will Smith who lives in a hollowed-out Manhattan and fights vampiric monsters called Darkseekers after a modified measles virus, that was meant to cure cancer, kills 90 percent of humanity.

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Edryan Lorenzo, a PR and Marketing practitioner with 13 years of solid experience in the industry of lifestyle, fashion, and e-commerce. I'm into visual arts which includes photography, painting, and sketching. During my free time, I'd prefer to travel to keep my self fueled by different cultures and information. Follow me on Instagram and Twitter at @edryanlorenzo.

About the Author

Edryan Lorenzo, a PR and Marketing practitioner with 13 years of solid experience in the industry of lifestyle, fashion, and e-commerce. I'm into visual arts which includes photography, painting, and sketching. During my free time, I'd prefer to travel to keep my self fueled by different cultures and information. Follow me on Instagram and Twitter at @edryanlorenzo.

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