Beat Coronavirus Cabin Fever By Watching These 10 Films And TV Series While Working At Home

March 11 2020

You've seen the news--due to the coronavirus, schools are closing, events are being canceled, and businesses are forcing their employees to work from home. If you're one of the many who are now part of the work-at-home economy thanks to the current health scare, you can pass the time by watching a plethora of films and television shows. Here's our list of fun, light content that can help you beat cabin fever while you work from home.

Films

1. Hustlers

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Keke Palmer was part of this film's star-studded cast including Jennifer Lopez and Constance Wu. The film, based on a true story, follows a group of strippers who become mavens of an underground fraud ring. Palmer's character, Mercedes, becomes part of the group and lives the high life while doing some down-and-dirty stuff to unsuspecting men.

Where can I watch? Streaming on Amazon VoD.

2. Pokémon Detective Pikachu

Warner Bros. Warner Bros.

You wouldn't think that a film about Ryan Reynolds-voiced Pikachu would make grown adults tear up. But Justice Smith, who stars in this 2019 film, brings unexpected gravitas to his role as Tim Goodman, a young man who helps a lost, talking Pikachu find the answers to his past.

Where can I watch? Streaming on HBO Now.

3. The Sun Is Also A Star

Warner Bros. Warner Bros.

Yara Shahidi and Charles Melton stars in the film adaptation of Nicola Yoon's romantic novel. The film follows Natasha (Shahidi) and Daniel (Melton), a young couple who meet and fall in love within 24 hours, right before Natasha and her family are threatened with deportation.

Where can I watch? Streaming on HBO Now.

4. Men in Black: International

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Tessa Thompson and Chris Hemsworth continue their Thor: Ragnarok friendship in this continuation of the Men in Black saga. This time around, Agent M (Thompson) earns her spot among the mysterious organization by seeking them out and demanding her spot among their ranks.

Where can I watch? Streaming on STARZ Play.

5. Dolemite Is My Name

Netflix Netflix

Eddie Murphy reclaims his comedic crown in this Netflix film that tells the tale of Rudy Ray Moore's (Murphy) by-the-bootstraps ascent to Hollywood stardom.

Where can I watch? Streaming on Netflix.

TV Shows

1. The Mandalorian

Disney+ Disney+

Baby Yoda, officially known as The Child, isn't the only reason to get addicted to Disney+'s popular Star Wars series. Acting legend Carl Weathers plays Greef Karga, a bounty guild leader who learns the hard way about The Child's special Force powers. Giancarlo Esposito also stars in the series as Empire leader Moff Gideon, who emanates power earned through fear.

Where can I watch? Streaming on Disney+.

2. On My Block

Netflix Netflix

Sierra Capri, Jason Genao, Brett Gray and Diego Tinoco star in Netflix's hit coming-of-age series about four friends who are growing up together in South Central Los Angeles.

Where can I watch? Streaming on Netflix.

3. Utopia Falls

Hulu Hulu

Snoop Dogg's voice acting skills headline this Hulu series about a dystopian world that congregates around hip hop dance competitions. The multiracial and multicultural cast includes Akiel Julien, Robyn Alomar, Robbie Graham-Kuntz, Phillip Lewitski, Humberly González, Devyn Nekoda, Mickey Nguyen, Kate Drummond, Jeff Teravainen and Sean Baek.

Where can I watch? Streaming on Hulu.

4. Love Is Blind

Netflix Netflix

Everyone is abuzz regarding Lauren Speed and Cameron Hamilton's romance, and now you can see it start from the very beginning on the Netflix reality show that started it all.

Where can I watch? Streaming on Netflix

5. The Morning Show

Apple TV+ Apple TV+

Gugu Mbatha-Raw stars alongside Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston in Apple TV+'s awards favorite. The series follows the ups and downs happening behind the scenes of a popular morning show, leading to drama no one could expect.

Where can I watch? Streaming on Apple TV+

 

READ MORE:

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'The Morning Show' Trailer: Gugu Mbatha-Raw Stars Opposite Jennifer Aniston And Reese Witherspoon In Apple's First Series

'Hustlers': Women Upend The System In A Scrappy, Unique Crime Thriller Involving Strippers, Drugs And Drama [TIFF Review]

'Dolemite Is My Name': Eddie Murphy Triumphantly Returns To Form In Feel-Good, Filthy-Mouthed Blaxploitation Homage [TIFF Review]

 

Photo: Warner Bros

 

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