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The global pandemic is forcing much of the world to spend all of their in their houses. Nigerians are not left out as the government has directed everyone to observe strict self-isolation to help curb the spread of the pandemic.

 

For states like Lagos, Ogun and Abuja, total lock-down commences from midnight today.

 

As expected, many have turned to online streaming platforms to stay entertained.

 

While some have taken to TV shows of futuristic fantasies, adventures and chic-flicks, many have turned to movies/shows that reflect the current situation of the world. Such, views for contagion, apocalyptic and Post-apocalyptic movies are skyrocketing.

 

In that spirit, we’ve put together a list of some of the best contagion, pre & post-apocalyptic quarantine movies you can watch to relax( or not) as we get through this pandemic together.

Contagion

Shot in 2011, this is one of the most talked about films right now.When Beth Emhoff (Gwyneth Paltrow) returns to Minnesota from a Hong Kong business trip, she attributes the malaise she feels to jet lag. However, two days later, Beth is dead, and doctors tell her shocked husband (Matt Damon) that they have no idea what killed her. Soon, many others start to exhibit the same symptoms, and a global pandemic explodes. Doctors try to contain the lethal microbe, but society begins to collapse as a blogger (Jude Law) fans the flames of paranoia.

 

The Outbreak

A dangerous airborne virus threatens civilization in this tense thriller. After an African monkey carrying a lethal virus is smuggled into the U.S., an outbreak occurs in a California town. This is tale of the deadly Ebola virus outbreak and definitely a must see.

 

The Flu

Shot in  2013, the Flu id South Korean disaster  about an outbreak of a deadly strain of H5N1 that kills its victims within 36 hours, throwing the district of Bundang in Seongnam, which has a population of nearly half a million people, into chaos.

 

The Cassandra-Crossing

Passengers on a train travelling from Geneva to Stockholm are exposed to a deadly virus. In order to contain the disease, the driver is under explicit orders not to halt.

 

Deranged

In this 2012 South Korean SciFi thriller, Kim Myung-Ming ( Jae-hyuk ) tries to find a cure after his wife and children come down with a mysterious infection that causes people to drown themselves. a must see in these times.

 

Carriers

When a virus threatens to wipe out humanity, Danny (Lou Taylor Pucci), his brother Brian (Chris Pine), and their friends Bobby (Piper Perabo) and Kate (Emily VanCamp) set out across the desert in the Southwest, trying to elude the pandemic. this an action packed mind boggling film.

 

The Bay

In residents of a seaside Maryland community become the unfortunate hosts of mutant, waterborne parasites that take control of their minds and bodies. Yeah, grab your popcorn and your comforter; it’s about to get chilled.

 

The Virus

An account of the deadly Nipah virus outbreak in Kerala, and the courageous fight put on by the individuals who helped contain the epidemic.

 

Dawn of the Dead

When her husband is attacked by a zombified neighbor, Ana (Sarah Polley) manages to escape, only to realize her entire Milwaukee neighborhood has been overrun by the walking dead. After being questioned by cautious policeman Kenneth (Ving Rhames), Ana joins a group of small group and together they join forces to defeat the un-dead.

 

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It Stains The Sands Red

This intimate contagion movie focuses almost one woman who is stranded in the Nevada desert right when a zombie infection starts to take hold. As she tries to find her way, she’s accompanied by a somewhat friendly zombie that brings to fore her inactions and regrets.

 

Rabid

Horribly disfigured after a freak accident, doctors perform a radical medical procedure on an aspiring young fashion designer. But when the bandages come off, the side effects soon cause her to develop an insatiable appetite for human blood.

 

Train To Busan

A man (Gong Yoo), his estranged daughter and other passengers become trapped on a speeding train during a zombie outbreak in South Korea.

 

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World War Z

Brad Pitt and Mireille Enos star in this epic contagion movie that features maybe the largest mass of sprinting zombies ever put on screen. Pitt plays a former United Nations investigator who agrees to make his way through the infected landscape to find the source of the outbreak and hopefully a cure before everyone falls to the pandemic.

 

I Am Legend

In this film, Robert Neville (Will Smith), a brilliant virologist, is a survivor of a man‑made plague that transforms humans into bloodthirsty mutants. When he meets a pair of immune humans, he is given renewed hope that he can make a cure.

 

It Comes At Night

After a mysterious apocalypse leaves the world with few survivors, two families are forced to share a home in an uneasy alliance to keep the outside evil at bay — only to learn that the true horror may come from within.

 

Doomsday

Scotland is designated a quarantine area after an outbreak of the deadly Reaper virus prompted the government to force all the infected into containment and locked the gates behind them. Twenty-five years after the crisis, major Eden Sinclair (Rhona Mitra), who had to leave her mother in the hot zone as a child, is sent back home to find a counter-agent to the virus after infections start breakout in London. Survivors turn into bloodsucking marauders and Sinclair can either fight or die in a most horrible way.

 

The Maze Runner Franchise

Thomas (Dylan O’Brien), a teenager, arrives in a glade at the center of a giant labyrinth. Like the other youths dumped there before him, he has no memory of his previous life. Thomas quickly becomes part of the group and soon after demonstrates a unique.

 

Children of Men

A mysterious illness is causing every woman in the world to miscarry in the early 2000s, and for nearly 20 years since that event — which happened around the same time as a highly deadly flu pandemic — no new children have been born. The world has descended into utter chaos. But but if there’s a hope for humanity, it might come in the form of a depressed Clive Owen, his activist ex-wife, Julianne Moore, and a young refugee woman.

 

Season Of The Witch

Upon returning to his home in Europe, crusading knight Behmen finds his faith beginning to falter due to the brutality seen on the battlefield. He battles a wicked witch in a bid to save humanity from an ancient evil in this supernatural thriller starring Nicolas Cage and Ron Perlman.

 

The Painted Veil

A British doctor fights a cholera epidemic in a small Chinese village trapped in a loveless marriage to an unfaithful wife. A visual delight amidst the pain and suffering starring Naomi Watts and Edward Norton. This film tells a gripping story of love, regret and death.

 

The Puppet Masters

Assailed by nightmarish visions, Alex Whitaker (Paul Le Mat) and his fellow psychics descend on the Bodega Bay Inn. There, they discover that their compatriot Neil (Jimmie F. Scaggs) has apparently committed suicide. But, as the gruesome visions continue, they …

 

 

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Sarah Oyedo

A reader, thinker, a dreamer and a believer. Fruity cocktails and asun are the way to my heart.

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