Movies to Watch During Quarantine III

By Anna Velichko (’20)

Comedy/Feel Good

Julie & Julia 

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Watch it on: Vudu, YouTube Movies, Prime Video, iTunes, Google Play, Netflix

Cast: Meryl Streep, Amy Adams, Stanley Tucci, Chris Messina 

Description: Frustrated with a soul-killing job, New Yorker Julie Powell (Amy Adams) embarks on a daring project: she vows to prepare all 524 recipes in Julia Childs’ landmark cookbook, “Mastering the Art of French Cooking.” Intertwined with Julie’s story is the true tale of how Julia Child (Meryl Streep) herself conquered French cuisine with passion, fearlessness, and plenty of butter.

The Fundamentals of Caring

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Watch it on: Prime Video, Netflix

Cast: Craig Roberts, Paul Rudd, Selena Gomez

Description: A writer (Paul Rudd) retires after a personal tragedy and becomes a disabled teen’s caregiver. When the two embark on an impromptu road trip, their ability to cope is tested as they start to understand the importance of hope and friendship.

Monty Python and the Holy Grail 

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Watch it on: iTunes, Google Play, YouTube Movies, Prime Video, Netflix

Cast: Terry Jones, john Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam  

Description: A comedic send-up of the grim circumstances of the Middle Ages as told through the story of King Arthur and framed by a modern-day murder investigation. When the mythical king of the Britons leads his knights on a quest for the Holy Grail, they face a wide array of horrors, including a persistent Black Knight, a three-headed giant, a cadre of shrubbery-challenged knights, the perilous Castle Anthrax, a killer rabbit, a house of virgins, and a handful of rude Frenchmen.

Murder Mystery

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Watch it on: Netflix

Cast: Adam Sandler, Jennifer Aniston, Luke Evans

Description: A New York cop and his wife go on a European vacation to reinvigorate the spark in their marriage. A chance encounter leads to them being framed for the murder of an elderly billionaire.


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Watch it on: iTunes, Google Play, Vudu, YouTube Movies, Prime Video, Netflix

Cast: John Waters, Marc Shaiman, John Travolta, Scott Wittman 

Description: In 1960s Baltimore, dance-loving teen Tracy Turnblad (Nikki Blonsky) auditions for a spot on “The Corny Collins Show” and wins. She becomes an overnight celebrity, a trendsetter in dance, fun and fashion. Perhaps her new status as a teen sensation is enough to topple Corny’s reigning dance queen and bring racial integration to the show.

Breakfast at Tiffany’s 

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Watch it on: iTunes, Google Play, Vudu, YouTube Movies, Prime Video, Hulu

Cast: Audrey Hepburn, George Peppard, Patricia Neal 

Description: Based on Truman Capote’s novel, this is the story of a young woman in New York City who meets a young man when he moves into her apartment building. He is with an older woman who is very wealthy, but he wants to be a writer. She is working as an expensive escort and searching for a rich, older man to marry.

(500) Days of Summer 

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Watch it on: iTunes, Google Play, Vudu, YouTube Movies, Prime Video, 

Cast: Zooey Deschanel, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Chloë Grace Moretz

Description:Tom (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), greeting-card writer and hopeless romantic, is caught completely off-guard when his girlfriend, Summer (Zooey Deschanel), suddenly dumps him. He reflects on their 500 days together to try to figure out where their love affair went sour, and in doing so, Tom rediscovers his true passions in life.

The Devil Wears Prada 

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Watch it on: iTunes, Vudu, Google Play, YouTube Movies, Prime Video, 

Cast: Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway, Emily Blunt, Stanley Tucci 

Description: Andy (Anne Hathaway) is a recent college graduate with big dreams. Upon landing a job at prestigious Runway magazine, she finds herself the assistant to diabolical editor Miranda Priestly (Meryl Streep). Andy questions her ability to survive her grim tour as Miranda’s whipping girl without getting scorched.

Grand Budapest Hotel 

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Watch it on: iTunes, Google Play, Vudu, YouTube Movies, Prime Video, 

Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Ralph Fiennes, Tony Revolori 

Description: In the 1930s, the Grand Budapest Hotel is a popular European ski resort, presided over by concierge Gustave H. (Ralph Fiennes). Zero, a junior lobby boy, becomes Gustave’s friend and protege. Gustave prides himself on providing first-class service to the hotel’s guests, including satisfying the sexual needs of the many elderly women who stay there. When one of Gustave’s lovers dies mysteriously, Gustave finds himself the recipient of a priceless painting and the chief suspect in her murder.

Moonrise Kingdom 

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Watch it on: iTunes, Google Play, Vudu, YouTube Movies, Prime Video, 

Cast: Kara Hayward, Jared Gilman, Bill Murray, Edward Norton, Bruce Willis

Description:The year is 1965, and the residents of New Penzance, an island off the coast of New England, inhabit a community that seems untouched by some of the bad things going on in the rest of the world. Twelve-year-olds Sam (Jared Gilman) and Suzy (Kara Hayward) have fallen in love and decide to run away. But a violent storm is approaching the island, forcing a group of quirky adults (Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Bill Murray) to mobilize a search party and find the youths before calamity strikes.

Almost Famous 

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Cast: Kate Hudson, Billy Crudup, Patrick Fugit 

Description: Set in 1973, it chronicles the funny and often poignant coming of age of 15-year-old William, an unabashed music fan who is inspired by the seminal bands of the time. When his love of music lands him an assignment from Rolling Stone magazine to interview the up-and-coming band Stillwater — fronted by lead guitar Russell Hammond and lead singer Jeff Bebe William embarks on an eye-opening journey with the band’s tour, despite the objections of his protective mother.


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Watch it on: iTunes, Google Play, Vudu, YouTube Movies, Prime Video, Hulu

Cast: Leslie Neilsen, Julie Hagerty, Robert Hays 

Description: This spoof comedy takes shots at the slew of disaster movies that were released in the 70s. When the passengers and crew of a jet are incapacitated due to food poisoning, a rogue pilot with a drinking problem must cooperate with his ex-girlfriend turned stewardess to bring the plane to a safe landing.


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Watch it on: iTunes, Google Play, Vudu, YouTube Movies, Prime Video, Hulu

Cast: Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Maya Rudolph, Rose Bryme 

Description: Annie (Kristen Wiig) is a single woman whose own life is a mess, but when she learns that her lifelong best friend, Lillian (Maya Rudolph), is engaged, she has no choice but to serve as the maid of honor. Though lovelorn and almost penniless, Annie, nevertheless, winds her way through the strange and expensive rituals associated with her job as the bride’s go-to gal. Determined to make things perfect, she gamely leads Lillian and the other bridesmaids down the wild road to the wedding.

The Terminal 

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Watch it on: iTunes, Google Play, Vudu, YouTube Movies, Prime Video, Hulu

Cast: Tom Hanks, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Diego Luna, Stanely Tucci 

Description: When Viktor Navorski (Tom Hanks), an Eastern European tourist, arrives at JFK in New York, war breaks out in his country and he finds himself caught up in international politics. Because of the war, the Department of Homeland Security won’t let him enter or exit the United States. He’s trapped at JFK — indefinitely. While living at the airport, Viktor falls for a flight attendant (Catherine Zeta-Jones). She may have feelings for him too. But what good is love if Viktor can’t leave the terminal?

The Mask

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Watch it on: iTunes, Google Play, Vudu, YouTube Movies, Prime Video, Hulu

Cast: Jim Carrey, Cameron Diaz, Ben Stein 

Description: When timid bank clerk Stanley Ipkiss (Jim Carrey) discovers a magical mask containing the spirit of the Norse god Loki, his entire life changes. While wearing the mask, Ipkiss becomes a supernatural playboy exuding charm and confidence which allows him to catch the eye of local nightclub singer Tina Carlyle (Cameron Michelle Diaz). Unfortunately, under the mask’s influence, Ipkiss also robs a bank, which angers junior crime lord Dorian Tyrell (Peter Greene), whose goons get blamed for the heist.

Why Him? 

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Cast: James Franco, Bryan Carson, Zoey Deutch 

Description:During the holidays, loving but overprotective Ned (Bryan Cranston) travels to California to visit his daughter Stephanie (Zoey Deutch) at Stanford University. While there, he meets his biggest nightmare: her well-meaning but socially awkward boyfriend, Laird (James Franco). Even though Laird is a multimillionaire, Ned disapproves of his freewheeling attitude and unfiltered language. His panic level escalates even further when he learns that Laird plans to ask for Stephanie’s hand in marriage.