The world has been a kind of awry since the dawn of the ‘bat story’. In dire honesty, there’s no point in worrying about that. The pandemic accompanied by a total lockdown set in better than the apple crumble pie with the summer breeze. Well, summer went by like a breeze and it won’t be soon that the lockdown does too. Yes, it’s a tad bit monotonous, so why not make the utmost of it?
Thus, here’s a list of movies that’ll get you hooked back to the couch. Lights! Camera! Where’s the popcorn?
1. Her (2013)
Cast–Joaquin Phoenix, Scarlett Johansson, Amy Adams, Rooney Mara, Olivia Wilde, and Chris Pratt
Released on a more virtual note is this flick that seems to attract quite a bit of viewership. Based on a story of heartbreak and divorce, the film moves to other sensations that better explain that there exist no barriers to love. Starring Joaquin Phoenix as a protagonist battling his remorse of a divorce while associating his feelings with a virtual assistant, it only adds up to the fact that maybe love need not be dissolved with the influx of technology. But then again, would love for you to be the judge of that.
Genre–Horror, Comedy Cast - Tyler Labine, Alan Tudyk, Katrina Bowden
A heroic or maybe the whackiest movie to ever come across in the history of horror (No offense to you Scary Movie), brings in one of the most telltale twists to your funny bone. Tucker and Dale, being proud of their recent investment–A cabin down in the woods, plan to spend a subtle vacation. However, the vacation is short-lived as they get mistaken for psychologically challenged individuals with serial killer motives. Watch them battle their way through various encounters in this steeplechase of ‘what comes next’.
Cast - Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver, with Laura Dern, Alan Alda, Ray Liotta, Julie Hagerty, and Merritt Wever
Ever wondered what it takes to hold on to and maintain a successful marriage? Well, this film is just that. Set in the course of a coast-to-coast divorce between the lead actors, the film brings in a unique touch of ‘staying together’ even after there aren’t enough elements left for the same. Starring Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver, it emphasizes that separation need not lead to distancing. Things can be sorted out. In the end, it’s your story. Make it work.
Cast -Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher, Michael Berryman
The good old days gave quite a few, if not a lot of wonderful memories, and this flick one such excellent memory. Criminal stories amaze everybody, especially the ones involving escape and a vendetta. But the tables turned a bit here. McMurphy, a prisoner who wished to seek an asylum under the grounds of being mentally incapable, assumed life would get easier. Life got easier, no prison. But life did not get all the easier, an abusive head nurse. Watch as his story unfolds of experiences and some casual humor.
Cast - Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson
The movie you must not procrastinate on. Take our word for it. Based on a sci-fi beginning where time travel is made possible by the crazy scientist, ‘Doc’ Brown. Eccentricity would be an understatement for this movie as they warp through space and time. Instances such as a space-time continuum and using the DeLorean as a medium make it even more interesting. If the quantum realm wasn’t the easiest on you, try using some of this as a means of motivation. (And definitely for chill noon)
Cast - Shameik Moore, Jake Johnson, Hailee Steinfeld
With due respect, who hasn’t come across this absolute entertainer? The easy-going Miles Morales comes in contact with the dark history of his beloved uncle, followed by his loving and caring cop-dad. Bitten by a radioactive spider, Miles resorts to the classic ‘Spiderman’ tendencies with whip lashing, web-throwing fun coming up alongside interacting with several timelines of his own character. But something constantly troubles him, the feeling of ‘not being enough’ perhaps? We’d never know until we watch it. What’s up danger?
7. The Social Dilemma (2020)
Cast - Tristan Harris, Jeff Seibert, Bailey Richardson
New to the nooks and just off the hooks is the final flick. Catching traction amongst the generations of today hooked onto a virtual platform it portrays the harsh realities of being ‘online’ rather than being available. One of the best documentaries on why technology is a rollercoaster. A must-watch. Oh, we’ll zip it now, go watch it!
The lockdown will be sooner than over, and that is something we don’t want to carry around. It’s a good thing to be out, but what’s a guilty pleasure if it’s not guilty. Dive into these 7 best movies on Netflix while we come up with more. Until then, (here’s pig saying)
That’s all, folks!