Here at MovieBabble, we like to watch movies, obviously. However, the Coronavirus has created a sudden drop off in the number of new movies for us to watch. But we will not be stopped, and we’ve turned to the many decades of cinema preceding us for our entertainment. Some of us have gotten into familiar favorites, others have chosen to dive headfirst into the artsiest of artsy movies, and the rest of us are somewhere in between. For the duration of this crisis, we will be keeping you in the know about these quality gems through our Quarantine Staff Picks. So, without further ado, here are some of the movies we’d recommend for your viewing pleasure this week.
Rear Window (1954)
Anna Campion: Alfred Hitchcock film about a nature photographer, played by Jimmy Stewart, who breaks both his legs and has to stay inside. His super hot girlfriend, Grace Kelly, helps him solve a murder he witnessed looking out his window. BIG quarantine vibes!
Mean Creek (2004)
Christopher Hantman: An indie coming-of-age drama starring a young Josh Peck and Rory Caulkin. This gem has a killer indie rock soundtrack and a strong cast of child actors that truly steal the show. (Available to rent on VOD)
Brian Connor: No, not the Mike Flanagan one, this is a slightly earlier British horror. On a rain-lashed motorway at night, the back door of the truck in front briefly opens, showing a glimpse of a scared caged woman. This is the start of a terrifying night for the protagonists. Truly excellent direction and a credible plot make this well worth your time. (Available to rent on VOD)
8 Mile (2002)
Kali Tuttle: 8 Mile is my go-to motivational movie. The ‘just-don’t-give-a-damn’ attitude along with hard work is the type of person I’m trying to be. (Available on Hulu and to rent on VOD)
In the Mood for Love (2000)
Alessandro Louly: I might recommend this movie way too much. This movie is beyond beautiful. The cinematography, the directing, the acting, all culminate in a brilliant masterpiece. (Available to stream on the Criterion Channel)
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