Weekend Watchlist: Movies about a germaphobe, an introvert and an astronaut can bring cheer in times of isolation
- Every week, Business Insider India picks up new and exciting shows across OTT platforms in India.
- As millions of people are staying home, here are some comedy yet inspirational films that might help you in social distancing.
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Here you go:
As Good as it gets on Netflix
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
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
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
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
Director: Rajkumar Hirani
Stars: Aamir Khan, Anushka Sharma, Sanjay Dutt
Description: 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
Directors: Andrew Stanton, Lee Unkrich (co-director)
Stars: Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres, Alexander Gould
Description: 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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