5 Movies to Watch During Quarantine


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Time at home is a good time to discover those movies you’ve been meaning to see.

Adam McCaffery and Ty Kang

If you’re looking to pass an extended amount of time and still do nothing: I’ve got you covered. Below is a list of five movies that I highly recommend for you to watch during the quarantine. 


If you’re looking for a science-fiction movie: Interstellar (2014)

The story follows a future in which the Earth is slowly becoming uninhabitable to mankind. Dr. Cooper and a group of fellow NASA scientists attempt to go into outer space to find an inhabitable planet and gather data so that the future generations of humans can be saved. The film uses real scientific principles and has great visual effects which makes the film seem realistic. It also delves into the issues of family, betrayal, and hope. The ending leaves you mind-blown and definitely gets you to think. Overall, Christopher Nolan created a masterpiece with Interstellar and everyone should watch it if they have the chance. 


If you’re looking for a mindless comedy: Road Trip  (2000)

After accidentally mailing something that could potentially end his relationship with his girlfriend, Josh Parker recruits a group of his college friends to make a trip to Austin, Texas, to intercept the mail before his girlfriend can see it. Along they are faced with varying challenges to which they hilariously try and solve. The movie is good for a lot of laughs but definitely isn’t a movie to watch with the family.


If you’re looking for something unique: Magnolia (1999)

Unlike most films, this one will leave you with more questions than answers. For a relatively unheard of movie, it has a star studded cast including the likes of Tom Cruise, Julianne Moore, and John C. Reilly to name a few. The film is directed by Paul Thomas and looks at the story of multiple characters who are all a part of one big plot. This film is more than what is just on the surface, so watch it carefully.


If you’re looking for an action movie: Terminator: Dark Fate (2019)

In the latest installment of the Terminator Franchise, a Rev-9 model terminator comes to the past to prevent a young factory worker, Dani Ramos, from leading the future resistance against the robots. Sarah Connor, a classic terminator character, and Grace, a cyborg, help protect Dani from the Rev-9 model. The fight scenes in this movie are well-executed and it is a refreshing take in the franchise, as it does not follow the traditional characters. However, the best part of this Terminator film is and always will be Arnold Schwarzenegger as the T-1800. 


 If you’re looking for a light hearted movie: Rain Man (1988)

The story of an egotistical guy motivated by money and his autistic, but genius, brother taking a trip across the country is excellently portrayed by Tom Cruise and Dustin Hoffman is an exceptional one. There is solid humor, a great plot, and superb acting. What stands out is the chemistry between Cruise and Hoffman between their two characters, Charlie and Raymond, and both help portray how a cross-country journey changes them for the better.