20 Worst Movies to Watch During the Quarantine

Want to freak yourself out during the quarantine? Watch the following films to see the absolute worst-case scenarios of a global pandemic:

20 Worst Movies to Watch During the Quarantine

12 Monkeys (1995)

Director: Terry Gilliam

Cast: Bruce Willis, Brad Pitt, Madeleine Stowe

Available on Netflix

Convict James Cole decides to volunteer for a mission, where he has to travel back in time to learn about the main reason behind the outbreak of a virulent holocaust.

Train to Busan (2016)

Director: Yeon Sang-ho

Cast: Gong Yoo, Jung Yu Mi, Ma Dong-Seok

Seok-woo and his daughter are on a train to Busan on the latter’s birthday to see his wife. However, the journey turns into a nightmare when they are trapped amidst a zombie outbreak in South Korea.

Contagion (2011)

Director: Steven Soderbergh

Cast: Matt Damon, Jude Law, Kate Winslet

Available on YouTube

The deaths of Beth Emhoff and her son lead to the discovery of a deadly virus. While the US Centers for Disease Control struggles to curb its spread, worldwide panic ensues.

World War Z (2013)

Director: Marc Foster

Cast: Brad Pitt, David Morse, James Badge Dale

Available on Netflix

Gerry, a former United Nations employee, unexpectedly finds himself in a race against time as he investigates a threatening virus that turns humans into zombies.

Outbreak (1995)

Director: Wolfgang Petersen

Cast: Dustin Hoffman, Rene Russo, Morgan Freeman

When a deadly virus carried by a monkey host from the African rainforest starts infecting the entire population, a handful of scientists struggle to find a cure.

I am Legend (2008)

Director: Francis Lawrence

Cast: Will Smith, Alice Braga, Charlie Tahan

Available on Netflix

Scientist Robert Neville is the last human survivor of a plague in the entirety of New York. He attempts to find a way to reverse the effects of the man-made virus by using his own immune blood.

28 Days Later (2003)

Director: Danny Boyle

Cast: Cillian Murphy, Naomie Harris, Megan Burns

Available on YouTube

After a mysterious virus wreaks havoc in the United Kingdom, a team of survivors tries to cope with the aftermath of the disaster and find security.

Carriers (2009)

Director: Alex Pastor, David Pastor

Cast: Chris Pine, Piper Perabo, Emily Vancamp

Available on YouTube

Danny and Brian along with their friends Bobby and Kate embark on a trip to escape a pandemic. However, one of them gets infected by the endangering virus.

Cabin Fever (2003)

Director: Eli Roth

Cast: Eli Roth, Rider Strong, Jordan Ladd

A group of school friends rent a cabin in the woods and kill an ailing man, whose disease spreads among them, forcing them to take drastic measures to survive.

Flu (2013)

Director: Kim Sung-su

Cast: Soo Ae, Jang Hyun, Park Min-ha

Chaos ensues after a lethal airborne virus infects the population of a South Korean city less than 20 kilometers away from Seoul.

Dawn of the Dead (2004)

Director: Zack Snyder

Cast: Tom Savini, Ken Foree, Scott Reiniger

Available on Netflix

Survivors of an epidemic that causes the infected to turn into flesh-eating zombies take refuge in a shopping mall. In addition to battling the undead, they also have to tackle problems from within.

Virus (2019)

Director: Aashiq Abu

Cast: Parvathy Thiruvothu, Tovino Thomas, Rima Kallingal

The state of Kerala faces a tremendous outbreak of the life-threatening Nipah virus. A group of courageous individuals risk their lives in an attempt to curb the epidemic.

Cargo (2017)

Director: Yolanda Ramke, Ben Howling

Cast: Martin Freeman, Susie Porter, Simone Landers

Available on Netflix

Stranded in rural Australia in the aftermath of a violent pandemic, an infected father desperately searches for a new home for his infant child and a means to protect her from his own changing nature.

Shaun of the Dead (2004)

Director: Edgar Wright

Cast: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Edgar Wright

Available on Netflix

Shaun is a salesman whose life has no direction. His uneventful life takes a sudden turn when he has to singlehandedly deal with an entire community of zombies.

Quarantine (2008)

Director: John Erick Dowdle

Cast: Jennifer Carpenter, Jay Hernandez, Columbus Short

Available on Netflix

Angela, a reporter, and Scott, her cameraman, find themselves locked inside a building quarantined by the CDC when humans in it turn into zombies after getting infected by a virus.

Deranged (2012)

Director: Park Jung-woo

Cast: Kim Myung-min, Moon Jeong-hee, Kim Dong-wan

Jae-hyuk tries to find a cure after his wife and children come down with a mysterious infection that causes people to drown themselves.

Bird Box (2018)

Director: Susanne Bier

Cast: Sandra Bullock, Trevante Rhodes, Sarah Paulson

Available on Netflix

When a mysterious force decimates the population, only one thing is certain: if you see it, you die. The survivors must avoid coming face to face with an entity that takes the form of their worst fears. Searching for hope and a new beginning, a woman and her children embark on a dangerous journey through the woods and down a river to find the one place that may offer sanctuary. To make it, they’ll have to cover their eyes from the evil that chases them and complete the trip blindfolded.

28 Weeks Later (2007)

Director: Juan Carlo Fresnadillo

Cast: Robert Carlyle, Rose Byrne, Jeremy Renner

Available on Netflix

Six months after the Rage virus turned half of Britain into zombies, the US Army helps secure London for the survivors after a carrier of the virus enters the city and the horror begins once again.


The Happening (2008)

Director: M. Night Shyamalan

Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Zooey Deschanel, M. Night Shyamalan

Available on YouTube

A family is on the run as America is swept by a mysterious toxin in the air that causes people to kill themselves.

The Night Eats The World (2018)

Director: Dominique Rocher

Cast: Anders Danielsen Lie, Golshifteh Farahani, Denis Lavant

After waking up in an apartment the night after a raging party, Sam comes face to face with his new reality: an army of zombies has invaded the streets of Paris, and he is one of the lone survivors. Petrified with fear, he barricades himself inside the building to survive. He wonders how long he can last in silence and solitude, and the answer comes when he learns that he’s not all alone after all.


Which one of these movies will you be watching during the quarantine?
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