Isolation Nation: Movies For Quarantine

Hey everyone,

I know we’re not technically in a quarantine yet, but everyone’s calling it that so fuck it.

Here’s the movies that have come to mind for me as a way of curbing the overwhelming dread, uncertainty, and restlessness this time is bringing.


They each have something different that I think makes them applicable to this current time. Something familiar or comforting, uplifting.


Or maybe the movie is dark or violent, but it’s engrossing, distracting.


Some of these are very long and can provide hours and hours of entertainment. I also cheated a bit by finding Cowboy Bebop on this site.

  • Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
  • Star Wars
  • Batman Begins
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark
  • Spider-Man 2
  • The Big Lebowski
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
  • Unbreakable
  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • King Kong
  • X2
  • Fight Club
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Cowboy Bebop: The Movie
  • Spirited Away
  • Lilo & Stitch
  • Cowboy Bebop
  • The Simpsons Movie
  • The Dark Knight
  • Hot Fuzz
  • Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
  • American Graffiti
  • Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
  • John Wick: Chapter 2
  • Spaceballs
  • Black Dynamite
  • The Other Guys
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
  • The Raid 2
  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  • Howl's Moving Castle
  • John Wick
  • The Raid
  • Candyman
  • The Legend of Drunken Master
  • Rush Hour
  • Con Air
  • Hellraiser
  • Pulp Fiction
  • Nightbreed
  • Child's Play
  • Todd McFarlane's Spawn
  • The Empire Strikes Back
  • Inglourious Basterds
  • Lawrence of Arabia
  • Akira
  • Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood
  • The Breakfast Club
  • Django Unchained
  • Ferris Bueller's Day Off
  • Star Trek
  • Titanic
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
  • Return of the Jedi
  • The Godfather
  • GoodFellas
  • The Departed
  • Singin' in the Rain
  • The Wizard of Oz
  • Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
  • Monsters, Inc.
  • Toy Story 2
  • The Iron Giant
  • Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol
  • The Lion King
  • Fantasia
  • Ratatouille
  • Iron Man
  • Freddy vs. Jason
  • Se7en
  • The Fly
  • The Thing
  • The Blob
  • Stand by Me
  • Running on Empty
  • The Incredibles
  • L.A. Confidential
  • The Nice Guys
  • Spider-Man
  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
  • O.J.: Made in America
  • King Kong
  • Fantastic Mr. Fox
  • The Peanuts Movie
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Monty Python and the Holy Grail
  • Airplane!
  • The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!
  • Coneheads
  • Full Metal Jacket
  • Forrest Gump
  • Who Framed Roger Rabbit
  • Back to the Future
  • Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
  • Batman
  • Back to the Future Part II
  • Batman
  • Superman
  • Lethal Weapon
  • Die Hard