Updated: Jun 28, 2020
My quarantine has been filled with three main things: obsessing over Timothée Chalamet, doing tons of art projects, and lots of Netflix watching. I have watched at least three movies a week during the past four months, and I’m honestly not ashamed of it. Watching movies isa way for me to forget about the trying times that are occurring around me. I tried to keep most of these movies in the PG-13 Rated category, but the ones rated R are not too harsh either. So, without further ado, please enjoy these movie recommendations!
1. The King (R- violent battle scenes and some explicit language)
Actors You Might Recognize: Timothée Chalamet, Robert Patterson, Lily-Rose Depp
Summary: This movie is all about the story of young King Henry V assuming the throne of England. For me, historical dramas aren’t something I usually watch. But, it had Timothee Chalamet in it, so I had to watch it. I can honestly say that I was very pleased with the whole movie. I think that it’s some of Timothée’s best work and the goofy french accent that Robert Patterson has is kind of hilarious.
2. The Theory of Everything (PG-13)
Actors You Might Recognize: Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, David Thewlis
Summary:This one had me hooked. This movie is about Stephen Hawking and it is honestly one of the most amazing movies I’ve ever seen. Eddie Redmayne did an amazing job of portraying Hawking. I especially love how the telling of Hawking’s slow descent into ALS didn’t just focus on his point of view, but also how on how it affected his Wife, played by Felicity Jones.
3. My Girl (PG)
Actors You Might Recognize: Jaime Lee Curtis, Macaulay Culkin
Summary: This one is no longer on Netflix but I just had to include it! I watched this durin ga road trip I recently went on, and let me tell you, I cried. And I’m one of those weird people who rarely cries during movies. The story is about the life of a young 11-year-old girl who’s father operates a funeral home out of their house. You follow her while she’s desperately in love with her 5th grade teacher, her father falls in love again, and the adventures between her and her best friend, Thomas J.
Rating: 9.5/10 (if it didn’t make me cry it would’ve gotten that darn .5)
4. Bird Box (R- suicide is mentioned a lot, blood, and weapons)
Actors You May Recognize: Sandra Bullock, Sarah Paulson
Summary:There was a huge hype around Bird Box about two years ago in 2018. I was honestly too scared to watch the movie and my parents didn’t feel comfortable letting their- at the time- 15-year-old watch a rated R movie. Now that I’m 17 and can “legally” watch rated R movies, I decided to see what all the hype was about. It. Was. AMAZING. The plot is basically that the world is overrun with creatures that cause you to committ suicide when you look at them, because you end up seeing something that isn’t really true. So because of this, you have to stay blindfolded whenever you go outside and cover up all the windows, (But if you have had troubles with depression or suicide, I would reccomend not watching this one because it might be triggering, or at least watching it with a trusted adult.)
5. Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (PG-13)
Actors You Might Recognize: Jennifer Garner, Matthew McConaughey, Emma Stone.
Summary: So this one is one of those cheesy rom-com movies that people usually don’t like. Well, I just so happen to love rom-coms so I had to throw this one on there. The movie follows player Connor Mead as he goes to his brother’s wedding. Of course, Connor has played or used almost every girl he’s been with and hasn’t really fallen in love with any girl except one: Jenny Perotti. It’s pretty obvious during the whole movie that they’re in love with each other, Jenny just (obviously) doesn’t want to take a chance on Connor. The night before his brother’s wedding, Connor is visited by three ghosts: the ghost of girlfriends past, present, and future. They want to help him figure out why he is the way he is and if he can ever end up like his brother- finding true love.
I hope that at least one of these movies helps you out during your isolation! Remember to take a breath, stay sane, and lean on those around you.