Movies About Quarantine: Read on if you want to watch the top 15 movies about pandemics. They may bring back memories of the recent coronavirus.
The coronavirus had placed a large portion of the world under either voluntary or involuntary quarantine. However, there were quite a few movies about quarantine that were made before COVID-19 hit the world. And as more and more isolated people were turning to their streaming services for some semblance of connection in a socially disengaged world, such movies became popular. Here is a look at some of the best movies that centered around the pandemics and quarantine.
The Outbreak tells the story of a fictional Californian town that is completely isolated after it becomes the epicenter of an Ebola-like outbreak. The story revolves around the CDC and military medical researchers tasked with isolating and treating the infected. An incredibly spooky movie theatre scene in the film made almost everyone fear they were going to contract the fatal illness themselves.
The tragic loss of Gwyneth Paltrow very early in Steven Soderbergh’s Contagion makes us all realize how deadly the fictitious disease that is spreading throughout Earth is. How is it contained and how do people learn to survive? Watch the movie to know more.
3 The Flu
In this South Korean movie, a particularly lethal form of the H5N1 virus begins wreaking havoc on Bundang. The virus is claiming the lives of those who get it within 36 hours. And nearly 1 million people are suddenly looking at imminent death.
4. The Cassandra Crossing
This movie, which you might not have heard about, stars Sophia Loren, Martin Sheen, Ava Gardner, and Burt Lancaster. It is about a European train that is attacked by Swedish terrorists and possessed by a lethal pathogen. No one on board is permitted to get off as the train speeds toward a shaky bridge.
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When a doctor makes a mistake that has serious ramifications for a patient, the medical personnel who helps cover it up begins to develop a peculiar ailment. The deaths in this Japanese film are a little bizarre as the afflicted turn into green goo. However, the film provides a worldwide perspective on outbreaks.
This Indian movie is based on actual events, including the local community’s mobilization to stem the spread of the Nipah virus during its outbreak in Kerala in 2018. (Watch it on Amazon Prime.)
7. The Bay
Watch this movie about a cute little village that becomes a breeding ground for an aquatic organism that seizes control of its hosts’ minds and bodies.
This South Korean film centers on a parasite that causes its victims to drown themselves. When one man’s family becomes infected, he must do anything he can to attempt to find a cure. Does he succeed as the disease continues to spreads and more people are quarantined? Watch the film to find out!
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In this film, stars Chris Pine, Piper Perabo, and Emily VanCamp are friends seeking to escape a pandemic. However, as the film progresses, it is revealed that human evils are just as dangerous as viruses. (Watch it on Amazon Prime.)
10. The Last Days
This movie is another creative view on contagion. A disease known as ‘The Panic’ has ravaged humanity. People are acquiring extreme agoraphobia as they believe they would really perish if pushed outside. Marc, our hero, has been confined to an office.
Its constrained scope is one of Pontypool’s strengths. We only see the catastrophe from the viewpoint of an Ontario radio disc jockey. He is hearing occasional reports of the chaos outside while a rapidly spreading illness is bringing humanity to its knees.
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12. Panic In The Streets
Heroic physician Richard Widmark has just moved to New Orleans. However, he finds himself attempting to control a fatal “pneumonic plague” outbreak that has started to spread among the city’s immigrant underclass. A Greek immigrant couple who have the sickness early on view the authorities with distrust and refuse to cooperate. And Widmark’s character struggles to interact with the general populace. It’s a noir-style thriller that also centers on human behavior.
13. The Killer That Stalked New York
The movie is a noir about attempts to contain a smallpox epidemic in New York City. However, at the same time, the police also are trying to find a smuggler couple who have smuggled rare jewels from Cuba. Are the doctors and the police looking for the same person? You will know only when you watch the film!
The film 28 Days Later is written and directed by Danny Boyle. A group of survivors come together for a month after a strange virus decimates the U.K. But do their attempts at survival succeed?
15. Dawn Of The Dead
The entire United States is being overrun by the virus, which has spread to the entire country. This is one of the best films ever created on the negative impacts of an unstoppable pandemic in its early stages. The tale centers on a group of survivors who travel to a mall together.
So which of these movies have you watched? Do let us know in the comments below.