Weekend Watchlist: Movies about a germaphobe, an introvert and an astronaut can bring cheer in times of isolation

Times are tough. A deadly Coronavirus is on the prowl and life has come to a standstill.As schools, colleges, cinema halls, swimming pools and gyms are closed, most people are stuck at home. While you are twiddling thumbs after working from home, there are few options of entertainment. Business Insider India has picked up all the relatable yet hilarious films and shows that you can watch to entertain yourself.

Here you go:

As Good as it gets on Netflix

IMDb: 7.7/10
Director: James L. Brooks
Stars: Jack Nicholson, Helen Hunt, Greg Kinnear

Description: Want to know how to survive isolation? Watch this eccentric but brilliant writer who locks himself up in a home and is germaphobe and crazy funny as hell. The way Jack Nicholson washes himself and discards a soap after every wash can make you laugh about the situation we are now in. But he meets a gay neighbour in need, a single other with sick child and life changes.

Moon on Prime Videos

IMDb: 7.9/10
Director: Duncan Jones
Stars: Sam Rockwell, Kevin Spacey, Dominique McElligott

Description: No one can embody loneliness better than an astronaut in space. One such astronaut is on a mission to travel to the moon and reverse Earth’s energy. He hopes to solve it quickly and get back to his wife and daughter but soon he realises that nothing is ever going to be the same.


Two Night Stand on Netflix

IMDb: 6.4/10
Director: Max Nichols
Stars: Miles Teller, Analeigh Tipton, Jessica Szohr
Normally, one night stands ends in the morning. However, Megan and Alec, who just met through an online dating site, are forced to know each other in person after a storm strikes New York - as they are isolated together.

Home Alone on Prime Video or Apple TV

IMDb: 7.6/10
Stars: Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern
Director: Chris Columbus


Description: Want to know how to stay alone and survive? Learn from this eight year old notorious kid who enjoys his freedom until two robbers enter the house.

House Arrest on Netflix

Director: Samit Basu, Shashanka Ghosh
Stars: Ali Fazal, Shriya Pilgaonkar, Jim Sarbh

Description: Another lonesome character is Karan who has shut the door to the world by house arresting himself. After a traumatic experience he is unable to step outside the house. That however does not mean he is left alone. Unwanted neighbours, mysterious packages that ‘move’ and a curious journalist come to bug him.

PK on Sony Liv

IMDb: 8.1/10
Director: Rajkumar Hirani
Stars: Aamir Khan, Anushka Sharma, Sanjay Dutt
An alien who is on a visit to Earth loses his only connecting devices that could take him back to his planet. While he is alone on this planet he struggles to understand the various religious norms across the world.

Finding Nemo on Hotstar

IMDb: 8.1/10
Directors: Andrew Stanton, Lee Unkrich (co-director)
Stars: Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres, Alexander Gould
Nemo, a young clownfish, is accidently carried far away from home. His father and Dory, a friend who keeps on forgetting everything goes on a journey to find him. While Nemo is away from home, he realises he doesn’t know much about the cruelty of the world.

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