Pandemic films

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  1. zed

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    To take our minds off the current issues

    Anyone has any recs that I should check out?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Films_about_viral_outbreaks
    from this list I have seen and rated,

    bolded are must watches

    9/10 12 Monkeys
    7/10 28 Days Later
    6/10 28 Weeks Later
    7/10 The Andromeda Strain (film)
    6/10 Cabin Fever (2002)
    4/10 Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever (2009)
    4/10 Carriers (2009)
    5/10 The Crazies (2010)
    3/10 The Crazies (1973)
    7/10 Doomsday (2008)
    5/10 Dreamcatcher (2003)
    8/10 Ebola Syndrome (1996)
    5/10 I Am Legend (2007)
    6/10 I Drink Your Blood (1970)
    4/10 The Invasion (2007)
    6/10 It Comes At Night (2017)
    6/10 The Last Man on Earth (1964)
    8/10 The Masque of the Red Death (1964)
    7/10 The Ωmega Man (1971)
    6/10 Outbreak (1995)
    3/10 Pandemic (2007)
    4/10 Planet Terror (2007)
    7/10 Pontypool (2008)
    6/10 Quarantine (2008)
    7/10 Rabid (1977)
    5/10 Resident Evil (2002)
    5/10 Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004)
    4/10 Resident Evil: Extinction (2007)
    5/10 Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2016)
    5/10 Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)
    7/10 Shivers (1975)
    3/10 The Stand (1994)
    8/10 Variola vera (1982)
    6/10 Virus (1980)
    5/10 World War Z (2013)
    3/10 Zoombies (2016)

    others
    5/10 REC (2007)
    7/10 [Rec] 2 (2009)
    5/10 [REC] 3: Genesis (2012)
    3/10 The Thaw (2009)
    7/10 Contracted (2013)
    5/10 Contracted: Phase II (2015)
    6/10 Afflicted (2013)
    7/10 The Girl with All the Gifts (2016)
    4/10 Mimic (1997)
    6/10 Mulberry St (2006)
    4/10 The Grapes of Death (1978)
    5/10 Salvage (I) (2009)
    7/10 The Ruins (2008)
    7/10 Train to Busan (2016)
    4/10 Pandorum (2009)
    5/10 Cooties (2014)
    3/10 Growth (2010)
    8/10 Slither (2006)
    7/10 Splinter (I) (2008)
    6/10 Mayhem (2017)

    hmm some of these maybe more zombie than plague films, eg train to buscan, not really what I want to see
     
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    I'd forward the fact that watching e.g. My Little Pony episodes works better for taking our minds off the current issues ;)
     
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    28 Days Later, REC and Train to Busan should be considered must watch, they're considered some of the best in the genre.

    The original Cabin Fever was quite good, Pontypool is a very interesting watch, quite different. Slither is a really fun monster-comedy. Pandorum I really enjoyed as well. The Andromeda Strain is an excellent intelligent classic.

    A few there I haven't seen, I'd like to check them out. Thanks for the list.
     
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    The girl with all the gift is basically the last of us the movie
     
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    Definitely the first 4 in that list.
    Make sure you watch the original '70s Andromeda Strain not the more recent lame version.
     
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    Starring Gwyneth Paltrow I see, she also makes an appearance in the lyrics of a song I’m writing about covid19

    We can be sure science will save us now
    If that fails we have Gwyneth Paltrow
     
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    The tv series "The Strain" was fairly decent ... viral outbreak, vampires and on location in NYC.
     
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    That was a great series IMO, glad they finished it instead of like many series just cancelled.
     
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    She can sell some vagina odored candles for the aftermath of the epidemic :confused:
     
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    I'm watching this now [Netflix] and finding it quite enjoyable. I don't know how I missed it the first time around.
     
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    The book was enjoyable enough (extremely silly denouement, however), but I just had to give up 5 minutes into the movie. That might be me, however. I'm generally not particularly bothered with adaptations of books I've already read as they tend to disappoint.
     
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    I just Watched Mayhem (2017) ok film if you like 'the purge' like films, Its got one of the actors from
    Burning (2018) which is decent if you like a korean film more in the style of a japanese film
     
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    Peninsula, a sequel to Train to Busan was just announced for release in August. Same writer and director of the original excellent film but this new one looks far more action-focused than I remember the original being. Maybe I should watch it again. Maybe it's just the trailer as well focusing on the action because it's necessary with audiences.
     
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