In these times so many of us turn to these horrible movies that reflect our time. Pandemic movies have never been watched so much as now. Why is it so that a real threat leads to a thirst to watch more about it? Is it the feeling of being prepared that makes us seek out these movies? Is it assurance that at least we don’t have it that bad, or is it more the recognition, and that these movies are not as far fetched as they once were? So here are five, non-zombie pandemics to get us through quarantine.

The Crazies (2010)

This is a remake of the classic from 1973 with the same name. It did really well to be a remake of George A. Romero. Starring Timothy Olyphant and Radha Mitchell, it focuses on a fictional Iowa town that becomes afflicted by a military virus that turns those infected into violent killers.

After a strange and insecure plane crash, an unusual toxic virus enters a quaint farming town. A young couple are quarantined, but they fight for survival along with help from a couple of people.


Children of men (2006)

London, 2027. In this dystopian world, humans have been incapable of reproducing for eighteen years for an unknown reason and been ridden with the flu epidemic. Britain is the one remaining civilized society on the planet, which has resulted in people wanting to immigrate there. As such, it has become a police state in order to handle the immigrants, who are placed into refugee camps. A former activist is tasked to get the only pregnant woman to a safe place.


Carriers (2009)

Starring Chris Pine and Piper Perabo, this dystopian roadtrip movie has gained new life after the Corona virus put people in quarantine to watch movies.

As a lethal virus spreads globally, four friends seek a reputed plague-free haven. But while avoiding the infected, the travelers turn on one another.

Black death (2010)

This movie stars some Game of Thrones actors, including Sean Bean and Carice van Houten as well as Eddie Redmayne. You can probably guess how well Sean Bean fares in this movie. Set during the time of the first outbreak of bubonic plague in England, a young monk is given the task of learning the truth about reports of people being brought back to life in a small village.


It comes at night (2017)

This movie was written and directed by Trey Edward Shults. Shults began writing the film after the death of his father as a way of dealing with the pain. And it is mostly about a family. Well, set in an dystopian pandemic ravaged world.

Secure within a desolate home as an unnatural threat terrorizes the world, a man has established a tenuous domestic order with his wife and son. Then a desperate young family arrives seeking refuge.


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