Movies to Watch During Quarantine

Marlene Henriquez, Reporter

With summer right around the corner and quarantine seeming to have no end in sight, it is the perfect time to binge on shows and movies.

Here are a few of my favorite movies across the three main streaming services (Netflix, Hulu, and Disney+).


Let’s start off with Netflix.

My first recommendation is Django Unchained (Rated R) (Director: Quentin Tarantino)

First released in 2012, Western-slash-Drama is the perfect film to see when you want to watch gritty performances by some of the best actors Hollywood has to offer. Django Unchained stars Jamie Foxx as Django, Christoph Waltz as Dr. King Shultz, and Leonardo DiCaprio as Calvin Candie.

This film is set two years before the Civil War and it follows Django, a slave who teams up with a bounty hunter, Dr. King Shultz, and they begin to hunt down the South’s most wanted criminals. 

This movie is exceptionally entertaining but it definitely is not for the faint of heart or the squeamish. 

This is the film where Leo cut his hand up and still kept on acting.

Oh, and this film also has Don Johnson and who doesn’t love Don Johnson?

On a much, much lighter note, First Wives Club (Rated PG) is another entertaining movie. This film stars Bette Midler as Brenda, Goldie Hawn as Elise, and Diane Keaton as Annie. 

These three middle-aged women get back together again after their best friend from college commits suicide. This very unfortunate event brings them back together and though many years have passed since they last saw each other, they realize all three have one thing in common: their husbands left them for much younger women. This one is peak 90’s feminist cinema and I absolutely adore it.


Let’s move on to Hulu.

Again, I’ll start with one that is a little harder to stomach.

Operation Finale (Rated: PG-13) was released in 2018 and stars Oscar Isaac as Peter Malkin, Ben Kingsley as Adolf Eichmann. This film is based on the real capture of Adolf Eichmann, an SS officer who was the head of the SS “Office of Jewish Affairs.” Eichmann flees to Argentina, and Israel’s intelligence agency, Mossad, is tasked to capture him and bring him to Israel so that he can be sentenced for his crimes. Again, due to the gravity of the Holocaust, this is a other film that is pretty heavy.

Again, on a lighter note, I also recommend Instant Family (Rated: PG-13) on Hulu. This film stars Mark Wahlberg as Pete and Rose Byrne as Ellie, a married couple that decide to start a family. When they learn about foster care, they plan on adopting a young child but soon meet Lizzie (Isabela Moner), a 15-year-old with two younger siblings that she refuses to leave alone. Instant Family shows the ups and downs of parenthood as Pete and Ellie go from zero kids to three in a short amount of time. This one is funny and beautiful and definitely made me ugly cry.


Now, onto Disney+.

I will start off by saying: almost everything on Disney+ is bingeable but I’ve chosen two of my all time favorite Disney films.

The first being Glory Road (Rated PG). This film is about the real 1966 Texas Western  basketball team, who were the first NCAA team with an all African American starting lineup. If you love underdog sports films, this one’s for you.

My second recommendation from Disney+ is A Goofy Movie. That’s it. I don’t think I have to explain this legendary 90s film. I know this one verbatim and you will too.