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Top 4 Movies Based On Pandemics That One Should Not Miss Now

By now, I guess you already know what is COVID19?

This global pandemic has shaken the economies, crashed the global stock markets, emptied public places, and crowded the hospitals. More and more cases are reported every now and then. To get an idea about what devastation a virus may cause? You should definitely binge-watch these movies. As death tolls soar sky-high in the US & Italy, staying at home is the only option left to us. However, some of us are not ready to follow the safety guidelines at any cost. Watch these pandemics movies, to learn about the destruction that a virus may bring with it.

Are you working from home? Or Are you just looking for an escape from all the bad news? Here are some out-of-the-ordinary pandemic movies you might love to check out. Though the IMDb ratings of some movies are low, you can still watch them for learning some cautions. 

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1. Virus (2019):

House: OPM Cinemas,
Country: India (Malayalam)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Cast: Parvathy Thiruvothu, Tovino Thomas, Kunchacko Boban, Soubin Shahir
Runtime: 152 minutes
IMDb rating: 8.0/10

The virus (2019) is a medical thriller produced by the Malayalam film industry. Watch the movie to discover the severity of the havoc a virus can create. The movie is set up against the backdrop of the Nipah Virus. Back in 2018, Nipah has claimed many lives during its outbreak in southern India. Which city are you from? New York, Chicago, London, Mumbai, Paris or Huson, Cambridgeshire, Hampshire, or Essex? Based on true incidence, the movie brings to light how a tiny microbe can destroy a beautiful city. It clearly shows how a pandemic can turn the whole world into a mortuary. All the characters of the movie, whether small or big have played a good role. The story of the movie is sure to give you goosebumps.

Available: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8941440/


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2. Flu (2013):

House: iLoveCinema iFilm Corp.
Country: South Korea
Genre: Action, Drama
Cast: Soo Ae, Jang Hyuk, Park Min-ha, Yoo Hae-jin, Ma Dong-Seok, Lee Hee-Joon
Runtime: 122 minutes
IMDb rating: 6.7/10

Watch to know how a virus can turn an entire city into an army of the dead. Flu (2013) is a Korean movie, which showcases how fatal a virus can prove to be. Within seconds of transmission, there is chaos everywhere in the city. Are you eager to know how fast a microbe can consume an entire human civilization? Hop on and give this movie a watch. The incurable issues are enough to instill fear even in the most lionhearted person. Compassion, sympathy, and love for mankind help society win the battle against anything. Tears will shed down your eyes as you get completely drenched in the characters of the movie. Though the movie was released in 2013, it is quite applicable even today.

Available: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2351310/

3. Outbreak (1995):

House: Punch Productions, inc
Country: United States
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Cast: Dustin Hoffman, Rene Russo, Morgan Freeman, Donald Sutherland
Runtime: 128 minutes
IMDb rating: 6.6/10

The film tells the story of a type of hemorrhagic fever, which breaks out in a small California town. The movie explores a deadly virus spread by a monkey. Doctors in a Californian town struggle to find a cure for the disease that is killing people rapidly. The outbreak is an entertaining disaster movie. It poses the horrific idea that disease lurks in nature, and strikes humanity at times. As you witness people dying in hospitals, it is sure to send a chill down your spine. The movie has correctly said the biggest enemy of mankind is not aliens, but a virus. The line carries much significance as people continue to die due to COVID19.

Available: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0114069/

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4. Contagion (2011):

House: Participant Media Image nation Abu Dhabi Double Feature Films
Country: United States
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Cast: Marion Cotillard, Matt Damon, Laurence Fishburne, Jude Law, Gwyneth
Runtime: 106 minutes
IMDb rating: 6.7/10

Noone entered into 2020, only to realize the plot of Contagion became true. This movie spoke of incidence similar to today nine years ago. The movie shows the spread of disease, the hardships in finding a cure, and the conspirators making it worse. The story of Contagion is closest to the current reality of COVID19. The film centers around a lethal virus, similar to the present-day situation. The infectious virus leaves infected individuals dead in a matter of days. Watching it in the current climate is a guaranteed way to make your anxiety levels rise.

Available: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1598778/

These kinds of films act as a great medium to narrate cautionary tales. People need to be careful about things they don’t even think before doing. Running to coffee Shops or even grabbing something off a grocery shelf. All such things help in the rapid spread of the microbes. Dealing with this type of situation is going to needs changes in our behavior. These movies showcase how communicable diseases can be a biological weapon. Remember, staying at home and watching these movies is better than going out there. Stay safe!



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