Who could have imagined a couple of months back that the world would soon be reeling under the most bizarre epidemic that was heard of and seen only in the
Little did we know that 2020 would entirely change the way we consume, learn, communicate and get entertained.
With the advent of these unprecedented times, we have rekindled our passion for watching epidemic movies.
Come to think of it, there may be a subconscious connection to this; just like a vulnerable actor whose whole personality is exposed to critical judgment, we too have.
As a result, we experience a sudden surge of emotions while trying to correlate our lives with the anxieties of characters in the movie.
However, one should remember not to get swayed away by these portrayals of apocalypse and social debacle, they are just extravagant entertainments, often ignorant of veritable studies.
Let us focus on the brighter side of the picture- while helping you make the most of your time indoors, we have cataloged a list of 5 top films on epidemics, compiling the most-pressing ones that are doing the rounds currently-
• Contagion– No other movie comes half as close as this one while drawing parallels with the present COVID situation.
No wonder Contagion, the virus-thriller from 2011, is topping the charts in the list of most-watched movies lately.
The unbeatable performances by Gywnth Paltrow, Matt Damon and Jude Law, and an accurate depiction of viral transmission, and its aftermath are unrealistically similar to the present-day crisis the
• I Am Legend– This 2007 film portrays Will Smith as the last healthy human being left on the planet as a consequence of biological war.
This sci fi-thriller has the character of Will Smith barricade himself from other humans who have been transformed into vampire-like mutants by a deadly virus.
The movie’s depiction of a deserted New York City has an uncanny resemblance with the present-day ambiance of the city severely hit by the COVID pandemic.
• 28 Days Later- If “I Am Legend” bears a queer semblance with New York City today, the eerie likeness of “28 Days Later” with London’s image in the
This 2002 movie portrays actor Cillian Murphy waking up from a coma 28 days after a deadly virus strikes the city of London.
The dismal scenes showcasing the actor walk alone in the abandoned streets of London appear grimly prescient in the wake of the corona pandemic.
• 12 Monkeys– The 1995 science fiction film starred Bruce Willis, Madeleine Stowe and Brad Pitt in the lead roles.
The film’s storyline revolves around the virus that wipes out almost the whole human race, forcing survivors to take shelter under the ground.
An army of twelve monkeys is believed to have released the virus to wipe out humanity.
No list of virus-epidemic movies is complete without 12 Monkeys which makes your imagination run wild with its occult setting and preternatural sequences.
• Outbreak– The 1995 film depicts the outbreak of an Ebola-like Motaba virus.
With an exciting star cast of Dustin Hoffman, Rene Russo, and Morgan Freeman, the movie impresses with its clever storyline, high-tech frames and pragmatic sequences.
As you stay home to stay safe, we hope our compilation of the series listed above will offer the best entertainment and bring cheer to your life!