What to do in quarantine? Here are the films to feel better recommended by BBC


These are difficult days due to the pandemic of Coronavirus and the quarantine we are forced to. Those who stay at home are certainly subjected to less stress than those who fight on the front lines as doctors and nurses, but the days are long to spend indoors and there is always the need to invent something.

A tip also comes from BBC Culture, who in recent days has published a list of ten “feel-good movies”, films to feel better, suitable for particular moods. Curiously, a rather niche Italian film also appears, Mid-August lunch (2008) by Gianni Di Gregorio, however awarded in international festivals and recommended for anyone who wants “feeling part of a community”.

Let’s also take a look at the other titles: if you want to feel free and unleashed, nothing better than The king of beggars (1926), silent film starring Harold Lloyd. For those who want to sing you go to the classic: Singing in the raina, the 1952 musical with Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds.

If you feel like falling in love, BBC recommends romantic comedy instead The bed tells, dated 1959, while those who want to feel protected and pampered are invited to review The jungle book, Disney animated film from 1967.

If you want to find someone who can save the world, the film for you is Agent 007 – The spy who loved me, with Roger Moore as James Bond. If you want to see the fun side of things, the mockumentary This is Spinal Tap (1984) by Rob Reiner is the one for you.

If you fancy cheese, the advice is to look Wallace & Gromit – The Curse of the Were-Rabbit. For those who want to be reassured about the consoling power of films, a good film is instead Be Kind Rewind (2008) by Michel Gondry, if only for Jack Black’s reassuring face.

Finally, for those who want to see the light at the bottom of the tunnel, nothing better than the poignant Wall-E (2008) by Pixar, of which you can also read our Everycult.


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