It’s Netflix and chill time! Okay, maybe only Netflix time. The coronavirus pandemic has made us hole ourselves inside our homes and we can barely even step out to go to work. So while you continue to pretend working from home while actually bingeing Netflix all day, you can finally tick off movies that have been on your watchlist for a long time. If you are a fan of Netflix originals and Oscar-nominated films, The Irishman, Marriage Story, Roma, and I Lost My Body must be on your must-watch list. Meanwhile, you can totally skip the popular movies mentioned below, because frankly, there’s too much to catch up with and these films are not worth the time.
With Suicide Squad director David Ayer and a cast that included Will Smith and Joel Edgerton, the prospects of this film looked…bright! Except that it was a complete dud. The film tried to take on racism in a world bustling with orcs and fairies but the allegory was an insult to both minorities and allegories.
British actor Robert Pattinson played The Dauphin of France while part-French actor Timothée Chalamet was the English King Henry “Hal” V. While its casting was definitely bleak, Joel Edgerton and David Michôd’s script did not do much justice to Shakespeare’s ‘Henriad’ plays either. If you enjoy war films, definitely skip this one.
If you enjoyed A Quiet Place, you might be tempted to watch this film, which is based on a similar premise – a post-apocalyptic world where people must survive in the absence of sight, instead of speech. But the Sandra Bullock starrer, which had garnered quite a hype because of its viral challenge, was as dreary in execution as its set-up.
The Kissing Booth
This teen drama was quite the rage but for all the wrong reasons. If you thought mindless rom-coms that propagated unhealthy gender norms were a thing of the past, this movie brought back the ideas of male possessiveness and autonomy of women’s bodies that we only see in Bollywood films. Leave it back in the 1920s where it belongs, folks!
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before
Speaking of teen flicks, this adaptation of the young adult romance novel and its sequel To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You are best avoided if you are a fan of the genre. Their stories are not repugnant like in the case of The Kissing Booth but they have nothing you haven’t seen in a teen movie before.
In today’s episode of Americans Ruin Everything, we warn you not to watch this 2017 supernatural thriller adapted from the Japanese manga series. It’s possibly one of the worst recreations of a classic that even after white-washing the narrative serves a bleak presentation of the story. What’s worse? Even with bad reviews, a sequel is in the works. Talk about white privilege!
This film came out when serial killers were hot and happening for some reason. The fact that Zac Efron was playing Ted Bundy made it even more enticing to watch. The hype died as soon as the movie was out and even its average reviews did not do much for it. We guess handsome killers with sociopathic tendencies are out of fashion again. Too bad for Salman Khan!
Three of Bollywood’s finest directors and Karan Johar gave us the perfect romantic anthology Lust Stories in 2018. After its success, the four filmmakers decided to try their hand at horror, one of Bollywood’s riskiest genres. The outcome was a sham and Ghost Stories only turned out to be star-studded with no substance, kinda like a typical Dharma film.
If you think this is the most ideal watch while you’re being quarantined, we’d recommend not judging a movie by its title. This Ali Fazal starrer is quite frankly boring and would make you want to get out just to escape your television. If you’re still looking for that quarantine list, here are a few movies you can watch instead.
This Dharma Productions film was being pushed around for a bit until they finally decided to release it on Netflix because rumors were that it was bad. But that wasn’t true because the movie was really bad. Even an able actor like Sushant Singh Rajput could not save the movie alongside a not-so-able actor like Jacqueline Fernandez. Some movies are better left shelved.
We have watched all the movies on this list so now you don’t have to. Instead, choose from our list of the best movies and television shows online right here.