Films to Watch for Every Mood You Will Experience in Lockdown

Exeter

Beccy Reeves


Nostalgia:

Moving back in with your parents can often make you reminisce about the good old days when you had very little responsibility. Why not ramp up the nostalgia with a binge of great films you’re your childhood?

My Pick – Toy Story (all of them). This needs no explanation

Honourable Mentions:

  • Fantastic Mr Fox

  • Spirited Away

  • E.T. the Extra Terrestrial


Boredom:

Let’s face it, boredom is inevitable in lockdown. Therefore, to capture your attention and beat the lockdown blues an immersive adventure/action/thriller is needed.

My Pick – Jurassic Park. It is an enchanting thrill ride that never loses its magic

Honourable Mentions:

  • Any Tarantino film

  • Shutter Island

  • 1917


In Need of a Good Cry:

It’s a weird and uncertain time so everyone occasionally needs a cry to release any pent-up emotions.

My Pick – Good Will Hunting. Matt Damon and Robbin Williams’ friendship is a real tearjerker

Honourable Mentions:

  • The Help

  • Marriage story

  • Room – not to be confused with the Tommy Wiseau film ‘The Room’


Stressed:

Even the most stress-free of us all will not go unbothered by the anxiety and worry that inevitably results from a global pandemic. To ease any tension, I recommend light films that spark joy (à la Marie Kondo).

My Pick: Amélie – You cannot help but fall in love with it

Honourable Mentions:

  • About Time

  • Every Wes Anderson film ever – think The Royal Tenenbaums or Moonrise Kingdom


Reflective:

Good cinema can do much more than just entertain us, but make us think, feel and reflect. And if there is ever a time to revaluate your life and reflect on society, it's now.

My top pick – Parasite. It offers a critical perspective on capitalism and growing class disparity

Honourable Mentions:

  • The Shawshank Redemption

  • Dead Poets Society

  • The Truman Show



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