If you are the kind of person who would rather stay indoors in your comfy PJs, watching a good movie, rather than going out partying or chilling with your friends, this period of social distancing due to the Covid-19 virus is very familiar to you. Amirite? While the rest of the social butterflies get adjusted to this brand new lifestyle, we have some great movie recommendations for you, as you continue to live life in your everyday element.

Drama

The Irishman

Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman is about three hours long but it will take on you on a journey through the 1950s and into the mob world of that era. Get ready to witness Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, and Joe Pesci in action.

Streaming on: Netflix

Fight Club

This movie is an all-time classic and if you haven’t watched it before this is the perfect opportunity. If you have watched it, why not watch it again? This film revolves around a young insomniac office worker who is looking to change the way he’s living. Everything changes for him when he crosses paths with Tyler Durden (Brad Pitt) who is a notorious soap-maker and the founder of an underground fight club.

Streaming on: Amazon Prime

Comedy

Dolemite Is My Name

Eddie Murphy portrays real-life legend Rudy Ray Moore, who was a rap pioneer and he proved everyone wrong when his kung-fu fighting alter-ego, Dolemite became a 1970s Blaxploitation phenomenon. Get ready for an entertaining ride with this movie.

Streaming on: Netflix.

Stepbrothers

This film features Brennan (Will Ferrell) and Dale (John C. Reilly) who are two grown men and stepbrothers still living with their parents. Their parents are fed up with them and have given them the ultimatum to get their lives in shape and move out. This movie is sure to give you all the laughs you need at a time like this.

Streaming on: Hotstar or Netflix.

Romantic

Blue Valentine

Starring Michelle Williams and Ryan Gosling, this film revolves around a couple who is married with a daughter. Their marriage is about to fall apart and both of them try to make sense of their relationship. If you love romantic films, this movie is sure to tug on the emotions of your heart.

Streaming on: Netflix.

The Perks Of Being A Wallflower

This is a brilliant film that is based on a novel by Stephen Chbosky. This movie revolves around a 15-year old boy named Charlie (Logan Lerman) who is coping with the struggles of life like dealing with first love, the suicide of his best friend, and his own mental illness while also struggling to find a group where he can feel like he belongs.

Streaming on: Netflix.

Horror

A Quiet Place

Now that you are “working hard’ from home, it’s a good time for you to catch up on this epic horror film before the sequel A Quiet Place – Part 2 releases. Get ready for some pin-drop silence in this movie starring John Krasinski and Emily Blunt.

Streaming on: Netflix

Under the Shadow

Looking for a film to grip you with lots of scares? This Persian movie should do the trick. This film revolves around a mother and a daughter who struggle to deal with the terrors of a post-revolution, war-torn Tehran in the 1980s. Soon enough there is a mysterious evil that begins to haunt their homes.

Streaming on: Netflix

Action & Thriller

Zodiac

The Zodiac killer who terrorized San Francisco in the ’60s and ’70s is one of the most notorious criminals who was never caught. David Fincher’s film Zodiac doesn’t attempt to solve the crime; instead, it uses the case as a character study to focus on the men who are obsessed with trying to catch the killer. Despite the length, Zodiac is an intense and gripping thriller.

Streaming on: Amazon Prime

Taxi Driver

This film is one of Martin Scorsese’s masterpieces and should definitely be on your must-watch list. This Oscar-nominated thriller is about a mentally unstable veteran who works as a taxi driver in New York City. Travis is disgusted by the sleaze, dysfunction, and prostitution that he witnesses throughout the city and he struggles to find a meaning for his existence.

Streaming on: YouTube

Science Fiction & Fantasy

Her

Written, directed, and produced by Spike Jonze, this film follows Theodore Twombly (Joaquin Phoenix), a man who develops a relationship with Samantha (Scarlett Johansson), an artificially intelligent virtual assistant. This 2013 film is brilliant and should be a part of your quarantine list.

Streaming on: Netflix or Hotstar

The Lord of The Rings Movies

The Lord of The Rings is a film series that consists of three movies that are based on books by J.R.R Tolkien. This is one of the best film series to do a movie marathon with. You need one working day of nine hours of “work from home” to finish these three movies and the next day, you can move on to the Hobbit movie series, which is a part of the same universe.

Streaming on: Netflix

Once you’re done with all the movies on this list, check out these 10 movies that capture the paranoia around a pandemic, if you are brave enough. Stay safe!