Parcell: Must-see movies to watch while in quarantine

Jordan Parcell

An increasingly large number of students have been quarantined due to close contact with someone who has tested positive for Covid-19. 

Not physically being at school every day results in a lot of free time. One of the best ways to kill some of this extra time is watching movies. Here are some movies to watch while staying at home.

Train to Busan – If you like zombie movies or foreign films, this movie is a must-see. It follows a man and his daughter as they try to survive a zombie apocalypse while on a train. Be forewarned, the ending of this movie is incredibly upsetting. All in all, this is an amazing movie and a fun watch if you don’t mind reading subtitles.

Rocketman – This is an overall phenomenal movie. It’s the story of Elton John and how he became famous as well as his personal struggles that came with his fame. There are definitely parts of this movie that would be incredibly awkward to watch with your family, so be aware of that.

The Goonies – This movie is the pak of ’80s cinema. It was written by Steven Spielberg, which should give you an idea of how good it is. The characters all feel genuine and the actors’ chemistry is incredible. 

Django Unchained – This is one of my favorite Tarantino movies, and it was one of the first ones I watched. It’s the story of a freed slave working with a German dentist turned bounty hunter to collect wanted men. The cast features Jamie Foxx, Kerry Washington and Leonardo DiCaprio. It is quite graphic, but that is to be expected from a Tarantino movie. 

Cry-Baby – This might just be my favorite Johnny Depp movie. It’s one of those that I could watch over and over without getting tired of it. It’s the equivalent of classical music that way, I can watch it without thinking about it too much and still enjoy it. There’s also a stage musical production of this movie if you like musical theatre.