Binge Watching Marathon – 34 Movies and TV Series to Watch During the Pandemic

Binge Watching Marathon – 34 Movies and TV Series to Watch During the Pandemic

During these strange days in a corona daze many people are staying inside their homes. Whether it's because of (forced) quarantine or trying to avoid the masses in the public domain. The cosy atmosphere of your own habitat is often the best place to be.

Here's a list of 34 movies and television series that may fit this current timeline of: virus outbreak and pandemic, electromagnetic frequency hegemony (such as 5G), human social behavior and world domination. The links are from the IMDB - the International Movie Database.

Instead of binge watching you could also do other things, such as: Reading articles and books about the things you like or educating yourself, doing research about the world or the dynamics of time. Work in the garden. Helping a person in need. Helping animals in need. Cleaning the beach, park or forest. Painting happy trees. Drawing. Making music, play an instrument. Learn a computer language, coding. Learn how to make pastries, cakes, Schwarzwaltze Kirchen torte. Make a documentary. Write articles. Sing a song. Learn martial arts. Write a script for a movie. Clean the swamp. Meditate. Watch birds fly. Observing fish in an aquarium. Dancing. Learn another language. Make plans for the future. Fulfill your destiny.

And sometimes you may feel a need to take a break. Watch some movies or TV series.

Virus Outbreak Pandemic 


The Virus (PRE-PRODUCTION)

Year: Pre-production. Director: Rob Spera. Writers: Diane Cornell, Kent Aaron Messer. Stars: Malcolm McDowell, Jamie. Bernadette, Michael Emery.

"A government conspiracy revisits mind control and takes it to new depths, beyond the days of MK Ultra..." - Source: imdb.com


Outbreak 

Year: 1995. Director: Wolfgang Petersen. Writers: Laurence Dworet, Robert Roy Pool. Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Rene Russo, Morgan Freeman.

"Army doctors struggle to find a cure for a deadly virus spreading throughout a California town that was brought to America by an African monkey." - Source: imdb.com


Inferno 

Year: 2016. Director: Ron Howard. Writers: Dan Brown (based in part on the novel by), David Koepp (screenplay by). Stars: Tom Hanks, Felicity Jones, Irrfan Khan.

"When Robert Langdon wakes up in an Italian hospital with amnesia, he teams up with Dr. Sienna Brooks, and together they must race across Europe against the clock to foil a deadly global plot." - Source: imdb.com

The starring actor of this movie, Tom Hanks has been quarantined along with his wife. They have made a playlist.


Rita Wilson creates 'Quarantunes' playlist for those in coronavirus quarantine

A day after testing positive for the novel coronavirus, Tom Hanks, who is currently under quarantine in Australia with his wife Rita Wilson, offered a candid but humorous update to concerned fans.

Source: abcnews.go.com - 3.13.2020


Contagion! The BBC Four Pandemic

Year: 2018. Stars: Hannah Fry, Javid Abdelmoneim, Christopher McPhillips.

"The outbreak of a deadly 'flu virus is a major threat to the UK, to predict the impact of the next pandemic more accurately scientists need more data. Mathematician Dr Hannah Fry is 'Patient Zero' in this ground-breaking experiment."  - Source: imdb.com


Contagion (2002)

Year: 2002. Director: John Murlowski. Writer: Russell V. Manzatt (as Russell Manzatt). Stars: Bruce Boxleitner, Megan Gallagher, Lin Shaye.

"One day, a pair of criminals decide to infect U.S. president with an incurable virus. " - Source: imdb.com


Contagion (2011)

Year: 2011. Director: Steven Soderbergh. Writer: Scott Z. Burns. Stars: Matt Damon, Kate Winslet, Jude Law.

"Healthcare professionals, government officials and everyday people find themselves in the midst of a pandemic as the CDC works to find a cure." - Source: imdb.com


Truth 

Year: 2014. Directors: Michael Cramer, Troy Scoughton Jr. (co-director). Writers: Michael Cramer, Michael Cramer. Stars: William McNamara, Neko Sparks, Katyia Shurkin.

"In response to the days following 9/11, a covert government agency funds a black book project to develop a live virus, Nano-Technology based truth serum. Nanotrack Industries successfully develops Veritas PVH 13 and although it produces psychological anomalies in some subjects ..." - Source: imdb.com


The Andromeda Strain 

Year: 1971.
Director: Robert Wise.
Writers: Michael Crichton (novel), Nelson Gidding (screenplay).
Stars: James Olson, Arthur Hill, David Wayne.

"A team of top scientists work feverishly in a secret, state-of-the-art laboratory to discover what has killed the citizens of a small town and learn how this deadly contagion can be stopped."

Source: imdb.com


Helix - TV Series

Year: 2014 -2015. Creator: Cameron Porsandeh. Stars: Billy Campbell, Kyra Zagorsky, Mark Ghanimé.

"A team of scientists are thrust into a potentially life-or-death situation when they arrive in the Arctic to secretly investigate what could be an outbreak of a strange disease in a secluded international research facility ..." - Source: imdb.com


The Stand - TV Mini-Series

Year: 1994. Stars: Gary Sinise, Molly Ringwald, Jamey Sheridan.

"After a deadly plague kills most of the world's population, the remaining survivors split into two groups..." - Source: imdb.com

Electromagnetic Dominion, Aliens and A.I.


They Live!

It's a must see movie for this timeline on Earth. It's not only about inter dimensional aliens. The towers on the rooftops may look exotic but you get the picture of what they are... these days: electromagnetic dominion.

Year: 1988. Director: John Carpenter. Writers: Ray Nelson (short story "Eight O'Clock in the Morning"), John Carpenter (screenplay) (as Frank Armitage).

"A drifter discovers a pair of sunglasses that allow him to wake up to the fact that aliens have taken over the Earth." - Source: imdb.com


John Carpenter Looks Back on ‘They Live': 'It's Not Science Fiction. It's a Documentary'

It’s been over 25 years since John Carpenter’s sci-fi social satire They Live hit theaters, but the film is more relevant than ever. A movie about a blue collar worker who discovers that there are aliens living as rich people on earth, it focuses on extreme economic inequality and corporate media control, topics that are still very much in the news.


Yeah, it is. You have to understand something: It’s a documentary. It’s not science fiction.

Source: yahoo.com - 10.9.2015


Flash Forward - TV Series

Also a must see. A secret society is in control of large hidden towers transmitting electromagnetic waves over the planet and causing people to black out.

Year: 2009 - 2010. Creators: Brannon Braga, David S. Goyer. Stars: Courtney B. Vance, Joseph Fiennes, Jack Davenport.

"A special task force in the FBI investigates after every person on Earth simultaneously blacks out and awakens with a short vision of their future." - Source: imdb.com


Spectral

Year: 2016. Director: Nic Mathieu. Writers: Ian Fried (story), Nic Mathieu (story). Stars: James Badge Dale, Emily Mortimer, Bruce Greenwood.

"A sci-fi/thriller story centered on a special-ops team that is dispatched to fight supernatural beings." - Source: imdb.com


Demon Seed

An A.I. named Proteus wants to take over the world via a human female. Proteus could be the grandfather of IOT (Internet Of Things) but without 5G because it was not yet available at that time. Old school movie, intriguing. 

The novel Demon Seed was written by: Dean Koontz, who also wrote the novel 'Eyes of Darkness' in 1981 about a Wuhan-400 virus created in Wuhan...   See also: Corona Virus 2019-nCoV and H1N1 Bird Flu – Holistic Timeline Overview ⇒

Director: Donald Cammell. Writers: Dean R. Koontz (novel), Robert Jaffe (screenplay). Stars: Julie Christie, Fritz Weaver, Gerrit Graham.

"A scientist creates Proteus--an organic super computer with artificial intelligence which becomes obsessed with human beings, and in particular the creators wife." - Source: imdb.com


2001: A Space Odyssey

A classic movie about an A.I. named HAL who wants to take over a space station.

Year: 1968. Director: Stanley Kubrick. Writers: Stanley Kubrick (screenplay), Arthur C. Clarke (screenplay). Stars: Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester.

"After discovering a mysterious artifact buried beneath the Lunar surface, mankind sets off on a quest to find its origins with help from intelligent supercomputer H.A.L. 9000."  - Source: imdb.com

Psychological & Social Behavior


Idiocracy

Year: 2006. Director: Mike Judge. Writers: Mike Judge (story), Mike Judge (screenplay). Stars: Luke Wilson, Maya Rudolph, Dax Shepard.

"Private Joe Bauers, the definition of "average American", is selected by the Pentagon to be the guinea pig for a top-secret hibernation program. Forgotten, he awakes five centuries in the future. He discovers a society so incredibly dumbed down that he's easily the most intelligent person alive." - Source: imdb.com

See also: Is Idiocracy Real? ⇒


The Experiment

Year: 2010. Director: Paul Scheuring (as Paul T. Scheuring). Writers: Paul Scheuring (screenplay) (as Paul T. Scheuring), Mario Giordano (novel).

"26 men are chosen to participate in the roles of guards and prisoners in a psychological study that ultimately spirals out of control." - Source: imdb.com


The Crazies

Not a zombie movie but it has the same effect. In the very first scene, for just a few frames, you can see a ... plane.

Year: 2010. Director: Paul Scheuring (as Paul T. Scheuring). Writers: Paul Scheuring (screenplay) (as Paul T. Scheuring), Mario Giordano (novel). Stars: Adrien Brody, Cam Gigandet, Forest Whitaker.

"After a strange and insecure plane crash, an unusual toxic virus enters a quaint farming town. A young couple are quarantined, but they fight for survival along with help from a couple of people." - Source: imdb.com


The Handmaids Tale - TV Series

Not about viruses nor aliens. This TV series displays a realistic view of a totalitarian state during some type of martial law.

Year: 2017 - present time. Creator: Bruce Miller. Stars: Elisabeth Moss, Yvonne Strahovski, Joseph Fiennes.

"Set in a dystopian future, a woman is forced to live as a concubine under a fundamentalist theocratic dictatorship." - Source: imdb.com


Handmaids Vax?

It´s getting stranger these days. If you know the television series 'A Handmaids Tale' then you know the name Gilead. This series is about a dystopian future where the human population is dealing with a situation of mass infertility. Many men and women are not able to get kids. A large part of America has become a totalitarian state with a new name: Gilead. 


Wuhan Begins Human Trials Of New Gilead Coronavirus Vaccine

...shares of drug company Gilead climbed following reports that it's conducting a human trial for a drug to fight the outbreak, according to Bloomberg.

Source: zerohedge.com - 2.3.2020


Eyes Wide Shut 

A movie about social contacts and people with different types of masks, but not N95 or FFP3 masks. Don't worry about them getting the virus, because they don't. A notorious movie and we encourage you to research the background information regarding this movie. 

Year: 1999. Director: Stanley Kubrick. Writers: Stanley Kubrick (screenplay), Frederic Raphael (screenplay). Stars: Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Todd Field.

"A New York City doctor embarks on a harrowing, night-long odyssey of sexual and moral discovery after his wife reveals a painful secret to him." - Source: imdb.com


Equilibrium

Year: 2002. Director: Kurt Wimmer. Writer: Kurt Wimmer. Stars: Christian Bale, Sean Bean, Emily Watson.

"In an oppressive future where all forms of feeling are illegal, a man in charge of enforcing the law rises to overthrow the system and state." - Source: imdb.com


The 100 - TV Series

Interesting view on social behavior in groups.

Year: 2014 - present time. Creator: Jason Rothenberg. Stars: Eliza Taylor, Bob Morley, Marie Avgeropoulos.

"Set ninety-seven years after a nuclear war has destroyed civilization, when a spaceship housing humanity's lone survivors sends one hundred juvenile delinquents back to Earth, in hopes of possibly re-populating the planet." - Source: imdb.com


Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984)

This is where the name: Orwellian State comes from. A movie based on a novel by George Orwell. 

Year: 1984. Director: Michael Radford. Writers: George Orwell (novel), Michael Radford. Stars: John Hurt, Richard Burton, Suzanna Hamilton.

"In an oppressive future where all forms of feeling are illegal, a man in charge of enforcing the law rises to overthrow the system and state." - Source: imdb.com


Life is Stranger Than Fiction Movies & TV Shows

To make the roller coaster ride more freaky, comets, monkeys, aliens and some time travelers are added to the scenery.


Night of the Comet

Year: 1984. Director: Thom Eberhardt. Writer: Thom Eberhardt. Stars: Catherine Mary Stewart, Kelli Maroney, Robert Beltran.

"A comet wipes out most of life on Earth, leaving two Valley Girls fighting against cannibal zombies and a sinister group of scientists." - Source: imdb.com


Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)

Year: 1956. Director: Don Siegel. Writers: Daniel Mainwaring (screenplay), Jack Finney (Collier's magazine serial). Stars: Kevin McCarthy, Dana Wynter, Larry Gates.

"A small-town doctor learns that the population of his community is being replaced by emotionless alien duplicates."
- Source: imdb.com


Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)

Year: 1956. Director: Philip Kaufman. Writers: W.D. Richter (screenplay), Jack Finney (novel). Stars: Donald Sutherland, Brooke Adams, Jeff Goldblum.

"When seeds drift to earth from space, mysterious pods begin to grow and invade a small town, replicating the residents one body at a time." - Source: imdb.com


The Invasion 

Year: 2007. Directors: Oliver Hirschbiegel, James McTeigue (uncredited). Writers: David Kajganich (screenplay), Jack Finney (novel). Stars: Nicole Kidman, Daniel Craig, Jeremy Northam.

"As a Washington, D.C. psychiatrist unearths the origin of an alien epidemic, she also discovers her son might be the only way it can be stopped." - Source: imdb.com


Ready Player One

If you're a game enthusiast then you will like this one. And for no-gamers this movie may be interesting as well.
It shows a futuristic world where everyone is online via Virtual Reality. Since we're all have to stay inside for who-knows-how-long, this movie could an impression of a possible future timeline.

Year: 2018. Director: Steven Spielberg. Writers: Zak Penn (screenplay by), Ernest Cline (screenplay by). Stars: Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn.

"When the creator of a virtual reality called the OASIS dies, he makes a posthumous challenge to all OASIS users to find his Easter Egg, which will give the finder his fortune and control of his world." - Source: imdb.com


Spontaneous Combustion

Year: 1990. Director: Tobe Hooper. Writers: Tobe Hooper (story), Tobe Hooper (screenplay). Stars: Brad Dourif, Cynthia Bain, Jon Cypher.

"A young man finds out that his parents had been used in an atomic-weapons experiment shortly before he was born, and that the results have had some unexpected effects on him." - Source: imdb.com


12 Monkeys

A pandemic and time travel are the basic ingredients in this classic and historical movie. A must see.

Year: 1995. Director: Steven Spielberg. Writers: Zak Penn (screenplay by), Ernest Cline (screenplay by). Stars: Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn.

"In a future world devastated by disease, a convict is sent back in time to gather information about the man-made virus." - Source: imdb.com


12 Monkeys - TV Series   

The remake of the movie into television series. The same ingredients with some extra spicy stuff. Great series to binge watch yourself into the future.

Year: 2015 - 2018. Creators: Travis Fickett, Terry Matalas. Stars: Aaron Stanford, Amanda Schull, Noah Bean.

"Follows the journey of a time traveler from the post-apocalyptic future who appears in present day on a mission to locate and eradicate the source of a deadly plague that will nearly destroy the human race." - Source: imdb.com


Brazil   

Year: 1985. Director: Terry Gilliam. Writers: Terry Gilliam (screenplay by), Tom Stoppard (screenplay by). Stars: Jonathan Pryce, Kim Greist, Robert De Niro.

"A bureaucrat, in a retro-future world, tries to correct an administrative error and becomes an enemy of the state."
- Source: imdb.com


Travelers - TV Series   

This time the threat is not a virus. The reason these time travelers return to this timeline is because of something like: H.A.M.M.E.R. Time ⇒

Year: 2016 - 2018. Creator: Brad Wright. Stars: Eric McCormack, MacKenzie Porter, Nesta Cooper.

"Hundreds of years from now, surviving humans discover how to send consciousness back through time, into people of the 21st century, while attempting to change the path of humanity."  - Source: imdb.com


The Corona Covid-19 Pandemic - Real Life Series   

And the most amazing and intense movie and TV series nowadays is the one where we all in, at the moment. We're all stars, characters and actors in this Corona Covid-19 Pandemic movie on Earth.

Year: 2020. Creator: The people of planet Earth. Writers: A name that can't be pronounced, You, Them (screenplay by). Stars: You, your friends, your enemies, your family, The United States of Minds, Global Ghetto, The Ceo (cameo). The people on planet Earth.

"Bio weapon, natural virus, hoax, 5G radiation, two COVID-19 strains, a distraction to round up the Cabal, alien invasion, fear harvest, sabotage of your enlightenment, alteration of the timeline or just a flu? During the global lockdown of the citizens of the world one person is reading this and wonder if ..."  - Source: timetransportal.com


The Time Transportal doesn't want to make fun out of the situation nor is it cynical meant. Is life sometimes not like a movie?

You don't have to be, or not to be an actor (for) yourself or others, if you don't want to.

May be you can be your own director. The question is: who or what will be watching, Invisible Friends? ⇒