Quarantine and Chill: What to Watch While Isolating Part 2

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Tired of rewatching old movies? Having trouble finding some new ones? Here’s a list to get you started!

What you should watch when you are…

… wanting a psychological movie

  • The Shining, directed by Stanely Kubrick (R)
  • Misery, directed by Rob Reiner (R) 
  • Mother! directed by Darren Aronofsky (R)
  • The Truman Show, directed by Peter Weir (PG)

… looking for a laugh

  • The Goonies, directed by Richard Donner (PG)
  • Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, directed by John Hughes (PG-13)
  • Mean Girls, directed by Mark Waters (PG-13)
  • Guardians of the Galaxy, directed by James Gunn (PG-13)

… looking for a cry

  • The Fault in Our Stars, directed by Josh Boone (PG-13)
  • Marriage Story, directed by Noah Baumbach (R)
  • Up, animated by Pixar Studio (PG)
  • Moulin Rouge! directed by Baz Luhrmann (PG-13)

… looking for some popular Classics

  • Castaway, directed by Robert Zemeckis (PG-13)
  • Forrest Gump, directed by Robert Zemeckis (PG-13)
  • Jaws, directed by Steven Spielberg (PG)
  • Jurassic Park, directed by Steven Spielberg (PG-13)

… looking for movies with strong female roles

  • The Hunger Games, directed by Gary Ross (PG-13)
  • Hidden Figures, directed by Theodore Melfi (PG)
  • Dumplin’, directed by Anne Fletcher (PG-13)
  • Little Women, directed by Greta Gerwig (PG-13)

… in need of a scare

  • Saw, directed by James Wan (R)*
  • Scream, directed by Wes Craven (R)*
  • The Silence of the Lambs, directed by Jonathan Demme (R)*
  • The Exorcist, directed by William Friedkin (R)

… looking for LGBTQ+ movies

  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire, directed by Céline Sciamma (R)
  • Moonlight, directed by Barry Jenkins (R)
  • Love, Simon, directed by Greg Berlanti (PG-13)
  • The Half of It, directed by Alice Wu (PG-13)

… looking for a coming-of-age movie

  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower, directed by Stephen Chbosky (PG-13)
  • Stand By Me, directed by Rob Reiner (R)
  • Bridge to Terabithia, directed by Gábor Csupó (PG)
  • Almost Famous, directed by Cameron Crowe (R)

*These movies are gory (don’t watch if you have a weak stomach)