Because of this Covid-19 pandemic, most of us are forced to remain in our houses until God knows when. While this is a boon for extroverts, it’s a heaven-sent for introverts and movie lovers alike. Now is the time to can catch up on the movies you have shelved for long.
Here are the 7 best movies on demand on Xfinity to watch during this quarantine:
1. Lord of the Rings Trilogy
If you are looking for something that will keep you occupied for about 10 hours (consecutively or in parts, it’s up to you), then the Lord of the Rings trilogy is what you need. It’s a spectacular choice, with the movies scoring an impressive 8.7 to 8.9 in IMDb.
Start with “The Fellowship of the Ring,” which signifies the start of Frodo’s journey to Mount Doom. Play the “The Two Towers” next, where Frodo and Sam finally reach Mordor. Finish the marathon with the Academy Award winner for Best Picture “The Return of the King,” as Frodo attempts to destroy ‘the one ring’ once and for all.
2. Avengers: Endgame
With a revenue of $2.788 billion, Avengers: Endgame is one of the highest-grossing movies of all time. Dominated by an all-star cast and a solid plot, it is considered as one of the best movies on demand on Xfinity – and other platforms as well.
Avengers: Endgame is the culmination of the Marvel cinematic universe. This movie tells about the remaining heroes as they deal with the loss of 50% of the population. And when all hope seems lost, the Avengers band again to defeat the seemingly indomitable Thanos. Whether or not you’re a Marvel fanatic, you will shed a tear by the end of this movie.
Jordan Peele’s second directorial movie “Us” proves to be as thrilling as his first blockbuster “Get Out.” This 2019 reel features the superb Lupita Nyong’o and Winston Duke – known for his role as M’Baku in the movie “Black Panther.” The story takes place in Santa Cruz, where vacationing families find themselves being attacked by their doppelgangers.
If you weren’t able to watch this movie on the big screen, then this lockdown has given you the time to do so. Rocketman is a 2-hour biopic that features Taron Egerton (of the Kingsman fame), Jamie Bell, and Richard Madden (of Game of Thrones), to name a few.
Egerton plays the role of the flamboyant and ever-talented Elton John, whose sad childhood helped shape him to the entertainer that he is. Egerton embodies all the things that are uniquely Elton, and such makes this movie a worthwhile watch.
This Korean movie didn’t win the Academy Award for nothing. Director Bong Joon Ho masterfully tells the story of the Kims, a family saddled in poverty. Little by little, they work their deceptive ways to serve the rich and naïve Park family.
This movie will keep you strapped in your seat with its surprising twists and turns. More than that, Parasite exposes you to the discrimination that occurs between the rich and poor – something that is prevalent not only in South Korea but the rest of the world.
Speaking of lockdown, your self-isolation would not be complete without watching the movie that best describes your life right now: Quarantine. Released in 2008, this found-footage film stars Jennifer Carpenter as reporter Angela Vidal. Together with her cameraman, they join two firefighters during their night shift. Unfortunately for them, they up quarantined in a building with rabid residents – and that’s where all hell breaks loose.
If you want to have some working knowledge of how a pandemic (such as that of the Novel Coronavirus) occurs, then you ought to stream this 2011 thriller. Directed by Steven Soderbergh, this movie boasts of an all-star cast – and a plotline that fits the quandary we find ourselves in today.
The movie starts with the sick Beth Emhoff (Gwyneth Paltrow) stopping over in Chicago for some extramarital loving. This and her other actions spark a worldwide spread of an unknown virus, which ended up decimating 26 million by the end of the story.
Contagion talks about more than just the pandemic itself, but the issues that stem from them. From the peddling of a fake cure – to a kidnapping of a prominent doctor in exchange for a batch of vaccines – these consequences may just be bound to happen in the real world.
What’s great about this movie is its epilogue highlighting how the virus was passed from animals to humans. It was a simple handshake that started it all. With that being said, the movie’s point is this: wash your hands, people!
While the isolation is enough to drive most people crazy, this shouldn’t be the case for you. With the help of these best movies on demand on Xfinity, you can sail through the quarantine with much entertainment (and some newfound knowledge too).