Movies That Will Cheer You Up Amid Coronavirus And Lockdown

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LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE (2006)

Directed by husband-wife duo Valerie Faris and Jonathan Dayton. The story is straightforward about a family traveling across the country when their 11-year-old daughter chose to participate in a beauty contest. It is just an ordinary yet not so perfect family. They all are flawed and that’s what makes this movie so relatable, a bankrupt husband, a woman whose brother tried to kill himself and so on. But still, this movie will make you laugh from time to time. This movie is a perfect blend of comedy and drama. The duration of the movie is 1h 41m and it has an IMDb rating of 7.8 and Rotten Tomatoes has rated it 91% fresh.

JOJO RABBIT

Directed by Taika Waititi this movie stars the like of Taika Waititi, Scarlet Johansson and Sam Rockwell. The movie was nominated in six categories of Academy Awards and won the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay. Jojo Rabbit is heartwarming yet dark and twisted satire. The movie makes you laugh but doesn’t miss a chance to make the viewers get emotional or think deeply over the film. It’s about a German boy Jojo who has an imaginary friend Adolf Hitler and his life is stumbled when he finds out that his mother is hiding a Jewish girl in their house. Now Jojo must fight his blind Nationalism. This movie is as good as it sounds. It has an IMDb rating of 7.9 and Rotten Tomatoes has rated it 79% fresh.

SHAUN OF THE DEAD(2004)

Directed by Edgar Right and starring the comical duo of Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, Shaun of the dead is the first movie of “Three Flavours Cornetto trilogy”. This is one of the best parodies of a zombie movie I’ve ever seen. With older comedy movies, I am sometimes worried about how bad jokes can age. Shaun of the Dead’s humor is witty, thought-out, and still funny The buildup of the plot is slow but that is by intentional design. The movie is satisfying from beginning to and. All delivery and jokes don’t taper off and we’re all kept having fun throughout. Inside jokes and hints keep the film re-watchable time and time again. It has an IMDb rating of 7.9 and Rotten Tomatoes has rated it 92% fresh.

THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E

Directed by Guy Ritchie and starring Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer. This is exactly how a Spy-Com should be. Besides the excellent choice of Actors and Soundtracks, this is one of the most underrated movie. It is based during the Cold War between the USA and the USSR and when two of its agents of CIA and KGB come together to pull off a common mission. Hammer and Cavil deliver pitch-perfect performances for the material, as does the entire cast. Shot brilliantly, duplicating perfectly the look of film and films shot 60 years ago. Art direction is wonderfully consistent with the period. It has an IMDb rating of 7.3 and Rotten Tomatoes has rated 67% fresh.

GAME NIGHT

Directed by John Francis Daley, Jonathan Goldstein and starring Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams. This movie is the definition of fun. The story follows a group of friends whose game night turns into a real-life mystery after one of them is kidnapped by apparent burglars. It’s a smart movie with funny/witty dialogues and really funny performances from the likes of Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams and a lot more. Also, it’s cinematography is interesting. John Francis Daley has come a long way since the cult classic series, “Freaks and Geeks”. The movie has an IMDb rating of 6.9 and Rotten Tomatoes has rated it 85% fresh.

10 CLOVERFIELD LANE

Directed by Dan Trachtenberg,10 Cloverfield Lane is the second installment of the “Cloverfield Paradox” series. There are three movies in this series but you don’t need to watch all of those as every movie has it’s own unique story and 10 Cloverfield Lane is best among them. This movie is about a woman stuck with a stranger in a bunker, the man tells her that the world outside is “inhabitable” and that he is trying to save her but she thinks otherwise. This is a very cleverly put-together thriller that will always have you guessing what is going on and never getting it right. You will have a thousand versions of what’s happening, and not a single one of them will turn out to be correct. I can’t call it a plot-twist, as the entire plot is one giant twist – you learn something new and unexpected every 10 minutes of the film. This movie is perfect for you while in quarantine. It has an IMDb rating of 7.2 and Rotten Tomatoes has rated it 90% fresh.

NIGHTCRAWLER

Directed by Dan Gilroy and starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Riz Ahmed. Nightcrawler is one of the best noir films I have seen. The movie revolves around a sociopath, Louis Bloom (played by Jake Gyllenhaal) who finds out that being a stringer(part-time newspaper correspondent ) is a perfect job for someone with his ambitions. The movie feels so real in its depiction of the media, the way news agencies can turn events into something entirely different to improve their ratings. The first half of the movie is more about establishing things in the story, the second half is when it becomes too interesting. Jake Gyllenhaal’s performance as a stubborn, intelligent and cunning sociopath is a treat to watch. Rene Russo, Riz Ahmed and Bill Paxton and others did a pretty good job and were completely believable. It has an IMDb rating of 7.9 and Rotten Tomatoes has rated the movie 95% fresh.

Now it’s time for you to watch these movies, so bring up the popcorn, turn on Netflix and let go off the stress. That’s it for today and I hope it was worth your time.

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