Ten movies that will keep you entertained over social distancing




Mateo Berman-Sample, Staff Writer

We are bound to have free time during the social distancing caused by the outbreak of COVID-19. Watching movies is a fun activity that anyone can enjoy. Since many movies that were scheduled to release in theaters this month have been delayed, it is a good idea to watch movies at home. There are a wide variety of movies on Netflix, including thrillers, drama, horror, romance, and comedy. This list provides entertaining movies for everyone on Netflix.

1. The Adventures Of Tintin

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The Adventures Of Tintin is a fun action mystery movie based on the graphic novel series of the same name. It follows Tintin, a detective trying to track down an evil crime lord that is in search of an ancient scroll. The twists and turns will keep viewers on the edge of their seat. Overall, any action movie fan will fall in love with the story and the scenes in this film.

2. Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile

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Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile is a suspenseful thriller surrounding the court case of serial killer Ted Bundy (Zac Efron). The story is told from the perspective of Bundy’s girlfriend as she starts to unwrap the unknowns of her boyfriend. Efron does an amazing job portraying the infamous killer. The court case is thrilling for anyone interested in true crime or law.

3. Spiderman: Into The Spiderverse

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Spiderman: Into The Spiderverse is a flashy and stylized animated Spider-man film that centers around Miles Morales as he meets the other “spider-people” from different universes. This is a superhero film for the whole family. Just about anybody can enjoy this love letter to the Spider-man character. Overall, a fun superhero flick for anyone.

4. Marriage Story

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Marriage Story is a sharp drama about a divorce between a theater director (Adam Driver) and an actress (Scarlett Johansson). This Oscar winning movie is both heartwarming and heartbreaking at times. The performances are great, and the writing is phenomenal. Anyone who enjoys an emotionally satisfying drama will thoroughly enjoy this film.

5. To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before

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To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before is a slick romantic comedy surrounding Lara Jean (Lana Condor) as she tries to cover up her romantic letters to the various boys she has crushed on. She forges a relationship with one of the boys, Peter Kavinsky (Noah Centineo). They start to get close and it is heartwarming. to watch as real romance blossoms between the two.

6. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

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Ferris Bueller’s Day Off is about a teenager on the verge of graduation who is a pro at skipping classes. He attempts to fit in one last fun day before he graduates. Ferris “borrows” a car and takes a joyride through his city. The film and adventure is a blast to watch the whole way through. It is funny and a good time all around.

7. Hush

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Hush centers around a deaf and mute single lady who is terrorized by a murderous stalker. The movie is tense, suspenseful, and at times frightening. The sound design in Hush is well done and there are some skin-crawling shots. This film scares the viewer more with a creepy atmosphere than with typical blood and gore.

8.  Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street


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Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street is a classic musical and this movie delivers on all the exceptional fronts that the stage version does. The dark atmosphere of this film makes for a fun watch. Any fan of musicals will be satisfied by this wild and entertaining movie.

9. Moonlight 

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Moonlight follows a young, gay African American boy who overcomes all obstacles as he struggles to find his place in this world. Moonlight will make you cry, it will inspire you, and keep you invested in the story.

10. Avengers: Infinity War

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Avengers: Infinity War follows the group of likable heroes as they try to stop antagonistic Thanos from collecting all six infinity stones. The characters are fun, the story is engaging, and the ending is wild. This is one of the best sci-fi action movies on Netflix, and it’s an instant superhero classic.