We are living in strange, scary times.
My thoughts are currently dominated by COVID-19 and the devastating effect that it’s having on our lives. These days, all I want to do is get lost in another world and forget the terrifying headlines.
Luckily, there’s a wealth of entertainment and creativity just a few clicks away. I’ve never been so grateful for Netflix!
So I’ve rounded up the top eight films that I’ll be watching during quarantine. Some are brand-new and full of promise, while others are cosy classics. Either way, I hope my recommendations can inspire you next time you need to switch off from the world!
I was a big fan of the book when I was younger, so I can’t wait to check out the film adaptation of Little Women.
Period dramas have never really been my thing, but I’ve been getting into them in a big way lately. I have high hopes for this one!
Flavours of Youth
I’ve been meaning to see Flavours of Youth for the longest time. Made by the creators of Your Name, one of the most beautiful anime films of all time, it has a lot of hype to live up to.
If I can’t travel to Asia right now, I can at least live vicariously through anime!
I’m a little nervous to see this one, as I’ve heard it doesn’t match up to the beauty and intricacy of the original book.
The Goldfinch reads almost like poetry, and I can see how it would be difficult to capture that essence on the big screen. Nevertheless, I’m looking forward to giving it a try!
Breakfast at Tiffany’s
You can’t go wrong with a classic film, and it doesn’t get much more classic and elegant than Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s.
Things are a little scary right now, so I find comfort in rewatching old films and looking back on simpler times. Does anyone have a time machine?
I haven’t seen Parasite yet, simply because the title freaked me out a little!
I’m still not entirely sure what to expect from this film, but I can’t wait to find out. I love Korean dramas and this will be my first Korean film, so it’s safe to say I have high expectations.
Mary and the Witch’s Flower
The trailer for Mary and the Witch’s Flower gives me all the Studio Ghibli vibes, so I can’t wait to check this sweet little film out.
I was in Japan when it was first released, but wasn’t able to go see it as there wasn’t an English translation available. All the more motivation to get back into my Japanese lessons during quarantine!
Onward appears to be the ultimate feel-good movie, which is something we all desperately need during these strange and unsettling times. It helps that I’m a sucker for a cute Pixar movie.
Plus, the animation style looks absolutely beautiful!
Any Studio Ghibli film
Okay, I’m definitely cheating with this entry.
Every Studio Ghibli film is a masterpiece, so it’s impossible to pick just one. I’ve been meaning to watch Only Yesterday and Arrietty, so now is the perfect time to curl up on the sofa and get lost in a magical anime world!
Will you be watching any of these recommendations? I’d love to hear what you think!