Films to Watch for Every Mood You Will Experience in Lockdown


Beccy Reeves

Films to Watch for Every Mood You Will Experience in Lockdown


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


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’


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


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