Bored to death in the lockdown? Has the pandemic hunkered you down? Are you looking for ways to keep yourself sane during this phase?

Well, it may be exhausting to sit in one place and do absolutely nothing. But remember, it is exactly what you wanted once upon a time. When days were long, schedules were tight, and the mind was puzzled- all you wanted was a break from it all. It is utterly unfortunate for the whole world to land in such a situation. Everyone is doing their bit, even you, social distancing is one of the major contributions to contain COVID-19 pandemic.

 The phase of isolation can be a lonely experience. Thank goodness to all the movies and TV series for entertaining us in this period of void and frustration. However, picking up a movie for an elaborate movie night can be a head-scratcher. 

Get a pop-corn tub, open your soda can and get started because we have rounded up a list of best movies and series to lighten this not-so-perfect situation.

Let’s begin!

1. Binge-watch superhero movies!

This is the best time to catch up with all the missed out Avengers, Thor, Iron Man, Batman, and Captain America movies. Every Marvel movie comes with loads of sequels so, keep yourself distracted with these awesome movies. We are sure, the larger than life scenes will lighten your mood!

2. The Shawshank Redemption.

This classic movie with top IMDB ratings has to be on your self-isolation movie list. The story revolves around a man who is convicted of his wife and lover’s murder and sentenced for two consecutive life terms.

3. The Beach 

COVID-19 has massacred all the vacation plans! But, to get a glimpse of the Thai sun and to get amazing beach vibes you must watch DiCaprio’s, the beach. I don’t think a Leonardo DiCaprio movie needs an introduction, ain’t it? So, give it a watch to refreshen yourself.

4. Clueless 

If you are looking for some good cinema then Clueless must be on your list. This movie is an adaption of Jane Austen’s book, Emma. The twists and turns in the movie will definitely keep you hooked.

5. 007 Movies

Whether you are a Daniel Craig fan or not, the James Bond movies are some of the best pieces of his career. Starting from Casino Royale (2006), Quantum of Solace (2008), followed by Skyfall (2012) and Spectre (2015)- all these movies should be on your list. The mystery, drama, and action will be perfect for an escape from the current situation.

6. Mission Impossible Movies.

Again, you cannot step out of this self-isolation phase without watching Tom Cruise’s Mission Impossible Movies. It is a full package of thriller, adventure, and action. Plus, the amazing acting of Tom Cruise will make you love fall in love with his movies.

7. Money Heist

Do you even belong to this planet if you are not aware of this popular Spanish series? You will love it from the very beginning. And the best part is that you don’t have to miss any of Tokyo’s and Professors heists because the fourth season was out just a few days ago. Consider yourself lucky if you haven’t started the series yet, because people were insanely waiting for its next season.

8. Peaky Blinders

You are definitely missing out on a lot if you are not following the man with the red right hand! The Peaky blinders is inspired by a Brimminghan’s gang from 1919. Thomas Shelby is a war soldier, bookie, entrepreneur, and a gangster who falls in love with Grace Burgess. Watch this series for unlimited fun and mystery.

9. Breaking Bad.

Breaking bad is one of the finest TV series ever. People literally love this series and the main character, Heisenberg. The plot revolves around an American teacher suffering from cancer. It is about his journey from being a chemistry teacher to a meth-making businessman. Gear yourself up and start watching this series today!

10. Friends

This light-hearted comedy series has stolen the hearts of millions. Be it Rachel’s sassiness, Phoebe’s weirdness, Ross’s geekiness, Monica’s OCD, Joey’s kindness, or Chandler’s sarcasm- all these characters have entertained the whole world since 1994. The title track “I will be there for you” has been true for the show as it is one of the go-to shows for its fans.

If you looking for some light-hearted comedy, then FRIENDS is your best option.

11. The Game of Thrones

This list is incomplete without this popular show, The Game of Thrones. If you are into Medieval history and fantasy, then this show is just perfect for you. Be it the Dothraki King, Khal Drogo’s might or Dragon Queen’s, Khaleesi’s fierceness, Jon Snow’s humility- this show has millions of plots and secrets that will glue your eyes to it. Start watching “GOT” and find out who’s the real heir to the throne!

12. Resurrection Ertugul

One of the most famous Turkish Series, Resurrection Ertugul is a must-watch. The series is a superb blend of drama, love, action, thriller, and a sneak peek from history. It depicts a strong Muslim culture and revolves around the budding of The Great Ottoman Empire.

13. Rise of Empires: Ottoman

 Do you know Constantinopole, present-day Istanbul was Muslim’s promised land? It was a dream of every emperor to conquer this city. And only one great Ottoman emperor, Mehmed could sack the Roman-capital, named after Constantine. If you are up for some medieval history then this series is perfect for you. It shows the conquest of 21 years old Mehmed and his dream of achieving the “red-apple”.

14. AD: The Bible Continues

Depicting the major chunk of history after the declaration of Jesus’s prophethood and series of events leading to his crucifixion, A.D. is one of the most interesting series on Netflix. It shows the struggle of Jesus’s companions in spreading the word. 

We know it’s hard to stay inside and stare into the abyss. So, watch these movies and series and get an escape into the fictional world!

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