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Some Things to Watch to Keep Your Mind off Coronavirus

Coronavirus continues to dominate the news cycle as more cases are reported around the world. Even though stores are running out of supplies like hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes, and surgical masks (which have been deemed fairly ineffective), it’s important to remain calm. Here are some movies and shows to get your mind off of the pandemic. After all, spring is just around the corner.

 

Space Jam

In terms of films starring professional basketball players (a notoriously inconsistent category that ranges from Shaquille O’Neal in Kazaam to LeBron James in Trainwreck), this is one of the better options. It’s even getting a sequel in 2021!

 

Lil Peep: Everybody’s Everything

This intimate documentary chronicles the late artist’s life and his swift rise to fame before his tragic passing in 2017.

 

Heartbreakers

Sigourney Weaver and Jennifer Love-Hewitt in Heartbreakers walked so that Jennifer Lopez and Constance Wu in Hustlers could run.

 

GoodFellas

If at three hours The Irishman is too long for your taste, get your fix of Joe Pesci as a loose-talking mobster with this two-hour-and-twenty-five minute timeless classic.

 

Tootsie

Dustin Hoffman in Tootsie walked so that Robin Williams in Mrs. Doubtfire could run. Fun fact: This movie is so near-perfect that its screenplay is one of the most often referred-to in screenwriting classes.

 

The Wicker Man

The Wicker Man walked so that Midsommar could run. (Last one I swear.) If you like this one, be sure to capture the critically panned but highly entertaining 2006 remake starring Nicholas Cage.

 

Love is Blind

Netflix’s latest dating experiment is kind of like Catfish, but instead of people falling in love with a person using fake photos they fall in love with someone they can’t see at all. Brilliant.

 

To All the Boys: PS I Still Love You

Noah Centineo returns in this refreshing addition to the teen-movie canon.

 

Pandemic: How to Prevent an Outbreak

Damn… If only they had released this film just a little sooner…