Due to the coronavirus outbreak, experts advise us to stay indoors, and in some cases, going outside has become illegal. Since we’re in quarantine, we have a lot of free time, and what better way to spend it than watching movies and TV series.
Perhaps this is the time to revise some conceptions on what a pandemic looks like which might prepare us for what’s coming. Of course, you should skip these movies if the horrific consequences of a deadly virus disturb you.
Gwyneth Paltrow plays Beth Emhoff, the first victim of a deadly contagion in this movie directed by Steven Spielberg. Contagion perfectly captures the consequences of a global pandemic for which there is no cure and the reaction of global leaders is delayed.
Outbreak is an exciting tale of fighting a virus from Africa, similar to Ebola. The pandemic started in America as a result of a monkey smuggling from Zaire, and the epicenter of the outbreak became a small town in California. The military and the best epidemiologists were appointed to stop the spread of the virus and to save the country – and maybe the entire world from this catastrophic pandemic.
28 Days Later…
28 Days Later is a postapocalyptic story of survival in the midst of a virus pandemic which causes rampant aggression. The movie was produced by Danny Boyle, and the cast consists of Cillian Murphy, Naomie Harris and Cristopher Eccleston.
World War Z
In this movie, Brad Pitt plays the role of Gerry Lane, an ex-UN investigator who is given the task of finding the source of the virus which turns people into zombies. World War Z is an adaptation of the book written by Max Brooks.
The Andromeda Strain
This is a science fiction movie about a group of scientists who are trying to uncover what caused the deaths of the entire population of Piedmont, a small town in New Mexico. They suspect it was a microorganism from space which arrived to the Earth along with a satellite from a recently completed space mission.