We know we still can’t really get out of the house, but don’t worry. You can stay safe indoors with a bunch of movies I have found for you on Netflix. Sit back, get some snacks—if you don’t have any on hand you can always call Uber Eats or a restaurant that will deliver to your home. Now that you have everything ready, let’s get to the good part. Sit back and press “play.”
“War Dogs.” This 2016 American film, directed by Todd Phillips, is a biographical dark comedy-crime story. The film follows two arms dealers, Efrail Diveroli and David Packouz, who receive a U.S. Army contract to supply munitions to the Afghan National Army to the tune of $300 million. Although the film is highly fictionalized, it does provide information about many of the military’s dealings and is thoroughly exciting to watch.
“The Great Gatsby.” The classic F. Scott Fitzgerald novel is once again brought to the screen, this time starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, and Carey Mulligan. The plot involves much more elegant settings than those in the previous movie. The plot, of course, revolves around the life of a millionaire whose fortunes were acquired in a dubious manner. He owns a grand mansion in front of the house of his ex-lover, who is now married, but who he nevertheless tries to win back. It’s a romantic story with a bit of suspense and worth seeing.
“Beats.” This is another of my recommendations, and it stars Khalil Everage, Anthony Anderson, and Uzo Aduba. A reclusive, teenage musical prodigy forms an unlikely friendship with a struggling producer. United by their mutual love of hip-hop, they try to free each other from the demons of their past and break into the city’s music scene.
Do remember to wash your hands frequently, avoid going out, and do not greet others with a handshake or a kiss. Don’t panic buy, and if you do need to go out, take all the necessary precautions.