5 Movies to Watch During Quarantine

In need of a perfect film to watch while stuck in quarantine? I’ve got you covered, check out these five great movies.

The Breakfast Club

The Breakfast Club

Sarah Kincaid, Bear Hub Editor

Due to this quarantine, boredom has crept up on us and is lasting longer than we expected. Sitting in your room all day isn’t much fun, and it’s sometimes rather hard to figure out what to do. If you’re in need of an entertaining way of spending your time, no matter if it’s noon or four in the morning, a good movie is always a perfect choice. Here is a list of five different movies you should definitely watch (or rewatch) during this quarantine.

1. The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Based on the book written by Stephen Chbosky, this 2012 film starring Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, and Ezra Miller is a must-watch. In this coming of age movie, the main character Charlie struggles with finding his place in high school while also dealing with social anxiety, PTSD, and depression. Charlie soon gets taken in by two outgoing seniors, Patrick and Sam, who teach him the importance of life, love, and friendship. Focusing on the topic of mental health, this film deserves to be seen and appreciated by everyone.

2. Booksmart
This teen comedy starring Kaitlyn Dever and Beanie Feldstein follows two overachieving high school seniors. With their entire high school careers dedicated to doing their very best in every way, the two friends, Amy and Molly, realize that they have missed out on the fun high school lives they could’ve had. The day before graduation, the two decide to make their last day of high school everything it could’ve been over the past four years. This one-day adventure turns into one of the most chaotic days of their lives that they were definitely not prepared for.

3. Bohemian Rhapsody

Based on the life of one of the most beloved entertainers, Freddie Mercury, this film narrates the tumultuous rise and fall of the band Queen. It’s the perfect movie for any music lover as they sing along to some of Queen’s greatest hits with the band on-screen. Rock and roll history has never and will never be the same since Queen forever transformed the music industry. This movie perfectly encapsulates the epic journey of this once-in-a-lifetime band.

4. The Breakfast Club

Truly a classic film that never gets too old to rewatch, or even watch for the first time. The 1985 movie starring the great Molly Ringwald not only has a great plot and characters but also an amazing soundtrack.
On March 24, 1984, five high schoolers reported to a boring Saturday detention that ended up changing their lives. From different paths of life, the rebel, the princess, the jock, the brain, and the outcast form an unexpected bond. But at the end of the day, will this experience change them? Or will everything go back to how it was?

5. Dead Poets Society

Starring Robin Williams, this 1989 emotional drama is a must-watch for anyone and everyone. A new English teacher by the name of John Keating is employed by an all-boys prep school. To reach out to his students, Mr. Keating goes against tradition and school regulations to help the boys feel less trapped by the pressure put on them, both by the school and their families. Forever changing the lives of the boys in his English class, Mr. Keating teaches them how to chase their dreams and to always remember the importance of “Carpe Diem”.