Working from Home? Here Are Some Movies to Keep You Entertained

It has been over two months since we have been working from home. While it seems that this lockdown may finally be coming to an end, it is definitely no picnic. So as you are focusing on the work and need some light entertainment in the background, we have you covered. Here we have a list of movies that retain their entertainment factor while not requiring your full attention.

Munnabhai M.B.B.S.

While we practice social distancing and swapping handshakes for the traditional namaste, it is a delight to go back to a simpler time for some “jaadu ki jhappis“. We are sure you have seen this movie enough times but even today, you are bound to crack a smile when you hear the words “mamu” and “rani to pappa ni“.

Language: Hindi
Streaming on: Netflix

Secret Superstar

While the thought of being confined in your home might make you feel trapped, a movie like Secret Superstar will change your mind. If a girl with her laptop can achieve so much, you can go ahead and tick off your to-do list for today. The story is great to keep you motivated and will help you focus on your goal in times of adversity. The film also has one of the best soundtracks.

Language: Hindi
Streaming on: Netflix

Pulp Fiction

Would you like to know what else you can get out of your work from home? Watching and doing things that have been on your to-do list for too long. We are sure Pulp Fiction is one of them. This movie is one of Quentin Tarantino‘s most celebrated works with scenes that are used for memes today. The story is not very convoluted, so you won’t have any trouble if you are watching the movie through the corner of your eye. Also, once everything goes back to normal, you can start quoting those amazing dialogues.

Language: English
Streaming on: Netflix

Darbar

No one gets rid of the blues the way the Thalaiva can. And when Thalaiva meets A. R. Murugadoss of Ghajini and Holiday: A Soldier Is Never Off Duty fame, you know that you are looking at some classic entertainment.

Language: Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam
Streaming on: Amazon Prime

The Lord of the Rings trilogy

Speaking of spending an entire day doing just one thing, you won’t be complaining if The Lord of the Rings is playing in the background. The movie has a fantastic soundtrack and the trilogy is long enough to last you through an entire workday, just in time for you to catch the finale. The story is straightforward, making you travel through Middle Earth without leaving your couch.

Language: English
Streaming on: Amazon Prime

Marvel’s The Avengers

At a time like this, it is not unusual to imagine what would have been different if the Earth’s mightiest heroes were real. Trouble! We would have definitely been in more trouble. Don’t believe us? You just have to watch the first Avengers to understand how much destruction these heroes can do while trying to save us. On the other hand, it is quite fun to see this movie at any moment to understand how far we have come to enjoy our favorite comic book heroes on the big screen.

Language: English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu
Streaming on: Disney+ Hotstar

The Dark Knight

Talking about superheroes and comics, we would be doing a massive disservice to the fans if we didn’t mention the fan-favorite The Dark Knight. Gotham is ravaged by criminals with the Joker banding them all together and it is up to The Dark Knight to save the day. We know nobody does soundtracks like Hans Zimmer and isn’t that what you need while you are staring at the screen trying to save your to-do list from overflowing?

Language: English
Streaming on: Netflix

The Devil Wears Prada

If there is one character who petrifies us and at the same time inspires us, it is Miranda Priestly. We don’t want to work under someone like her but we sure do want to be like her someday. That mantra should keep you motivated to stay on your tasks while watching her in the background.

Language: English
Streaming on: Disney+ Hotstar

Andaz Apna Apna

Nothing works like slapstick comedy when you are trying to take your mind off something worrisome. If the current situation has had you feeling anxious, Andaz Apna Apna should be your go-to movie in the background. It doesn’t matter whether you are watching the film for the first time or the hundredth time, you will still chuckle when you see Mogambo ka Bhatija trying to figure out who the real Teja is.

Language: Hindi
Streaming on: Netflix

24

We all wish that we had a time machine so that we could change a few things in the past. Guess what? This movie has one! We are going to steer away from the plot because there are some surprises here, but we can assure you that this is the one time-traveling story that you will truly enjoy.

Language: Telugu
Streaming on: Disney+ Hotstar

Queen

Staying in the house can make you feel trapped and at such a time, you need to watch something that makes you feel liberated. Queen is the perfect movie for such a time! It allows you to travel places and be independent.

Language: Hindi
Streaming on: Netflix

Your “work from home” might last a little longer than this list of movies but worry not! You can always click on the link below for more movie recommendations. Stay home, stay safe, and keep bingeing!

Mansi Bengali: A self-confessed nerd, living to write and entertain.