The Best Movies to Stream When You’re Working Remotely or Self-Isolating

The Best Movies to Stream When You’re Working Remotely or Self-Isolating

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March 16 2020
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Sherpa staff have curated 3 down-and-dirty lists of movies we think will help you escape (or, in some cases, dive into) the mayhem around us.

So, wash your hands (sing “Happy Birthday!” x2), turn on your streaming device, and read below.

Practicing Self Care with the Essential Movies

​Do you get a lot of “You haven’t seen that?” or “Wow, you’re missing out” comments about your movie watching habits? Now that you have fewer excuses, it’s time to enroll in our pseudo film studies class with this guide to great movies (in no particular order).

 The Usual Suspects movie great films

Consider it your kick start to get some great movie watching under your belt:
Blade Runner (1982)
The Godfather
There Will Be Blood
The Sixth Sense
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Sliding Doors
Reservoir Dogs
Primal Fear
Good Will Hunting
Full Metal Jacket
Rain Man
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Fight Club
Pulp Fiction
American Beauty
Forrest Gump
The Breakfast Club
The Shawshank Redemption
The Usual Suspects (pictured)

The “Escape the Day” List

Feel like the weight of the world is on your shoulders? Not sure where or what to do? Sounds like it’s time to forget your worries and jump into some pleasure movie watching of your own.

Big trouble in little china - Great movies - Coronavirus


Here are our recommendations for fun viewing to make the most out of your living room haven (in no particular order):
Catch Me If You Can       
My Cousin Vinny
Weekend at Bernie's
Big Trouble in Little China (pictured)             
O Brother, Where Art Thou?
The Family Man
You've Got Mail
When Harry Met Sally   
Weird Science  
The Green Mile
Say Anything     
Love Actually     
Jerry McGuire   
National Treasure           
The Lunchbox   
My Neighbour Totoro   
Billy Madison    
Little Miss Sunshine       

The “You’re Dark and Twisted” List

For some strange reason, many of us want to watch movies about something we’re afraid of. Maybe it’s a case of “It could be worse,” or just developing a broader awareness of viruses (or bad stuff) at this moment. Is there any better place to experience and work through our sense of isolation and anxieties then by hunkering down on the sofa and watching movies at home?

Gattaca movie self isolation


Here are our recommendations for those who are gluttons for punishment (in no particular order):
The Shining
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Get Out
A Clockwork Orange
The Ring
The Martian
The Witch
Gattaca (pictured)
Starship Troopers
No Country for Old Men
The Blair Witch Project
Oldboy (2003)
World War Z
The Blair Witch Project
28 Days Later
I Am Legend
Andromeda Strain

Happy viewing. We'd love to hear your movie watching recommendations below!

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