#LeMillRecommends: 13 Quarantine Movies to Watch

2 months ago

The Covid-19 lockdown has left little for us to do but watch movies, read and rediscover art. If there’s a silver lining, it is that you can catch up on all those movies you’ve been meaning to see but haven’t gotten to yet. The Le Mill Team picks their favourite quarantine movies to binge to escape from reality for a while. In no particular order, here goes:

 

Her

An unconventional lovestory starring Joaquin Phoenix and Scarlett Johansson where a man falls in love with AI.

 

Knives Out

A tribute to Agatha Christie with an all star cast, starring Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Jamie Lee Curtis and Katherine Langford.

 

Contagian

Contagian isn’t for the faint hearted. It’s an uncanny prediction of the global pandemic we are currently living in starring Gwyneth Paltrow and Matt Damon.

 

Aquaman

An action packed fantasy film starring Jason Momoa as Aquaman for an escape from reality.

 

Into The Wild

A true story, based on the investigative work by Jon Krakauer, Into the Wild follows the story of Christopher McCandless. The year he graduates from college, he decides to leave his privileged life behind, with nothing but a backpack and a map of a trail, hitchhiked West from Virginia to Alaska. Heartbreaking, human and impeccably told, the book too is a good read.

 

Vicky Cristina Barcelona

A beautifully shot movie, starring Scarlett Johansson, Javier Bardem, Penelope Cruz and Rebecca Hall, the romantic, gothic city of Barcelona is the third character in this movie. A feel-good classic.

 

Ford vs Ferrari

Starring Christian Bale and Matt Damon, Ford vs Ferrari is based on a true story of the professional racer, Ken Miles and car designer, Carroll Shelby chasing their dreams.

 

Paris is Burning

Paris is Burning is an iconic documentary is a snapshot of Harlem, NYC in the 80’s. A portrait of Latinx and African American drag subculture, where ‘camp’ was born. Want a deeper look into the roots of the MET’s camp fashion exhibit last year, check this one out.

 

A Fall from Grace

Netflix’s latest romantic-thriller, this movie is the perfect easy-to-watch binge involving relationships, secrets and identity theft.

 

I, Daniel Blake

I, Daniel Blake is a moving story on the harrowing British Welfare system that doesn’t make room for the poor, old and marginalized and examines what happens when people take a stand in solidarity when the State fails.

 

The Lives of Others

Set in 1984 in East Berlin, The Lives of Others is a classic thriller, following the disillusionment of an officer in the Stasi (The Secret Police) whose current assignment leads him to spy on a writer and actress.

 

Eternal Sunshine of The Spotless Mind

If you could erase your most painful memories, like heartbreak, death or trauma, would you do it? Written by Charlie Kaufman and directed by Spike Jonze, this film examines the inevitability and power of love.

 

Home Alone

The classic 90s film follows the misadventures of our bratty 8 year old protagonist when he accidentally ends up having to singlehandedly protect the family fortune.

 

Like this list? Watch the films and tell us what you think.