It has been quite a time that people around the globe are practising social distancing due to the COVID-19 pandemic. And of course, with all of the canceled events, gatherings and postponed plans, it can be a bit hard to cope with boredom at the time of quarantine. However, here is the list of movies about social distancing that will not only entertain you but also remind you that you are not really alone.

1A Quiet Place (2018)

Directed and starred by The Office Star John Krasinski, A Quiet Place is a movie about a family fighting for survival in silence. The movie shows how the family lives in a farmhouse in complete silence, keeping distance from unknown creatures that hunt by sound. Although the movie highlights the family’s fight for survival, you can also see their attempt to live their lives ordinarily by having family dinners or playing board games. 

Cast: John Krasinski, Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds and more.

2Wild (2014)

Wild (2013).

This movie is about an adaptation of the writer Cheryl Strayed’s memoir about hiking the Pacific Crest Trail. Reese Witherspoon, the academy award winning actress, stars as Cheryl Strayed, who decided to go on a 1100-mile-hiking journey alone to heal herself from her personal issues and problems after divorcing her husband. In this movie, you will see how Cheryl tries to lift the spirit and work on her mental health by giving some alone time to herself.

Cast: Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern, Gaby Hoffmann and more.

3Gravity (2013)

Sandra Bullock plays as Dr. Ryan Stone, an astronaut who was left stranded in space all alone by herself. In the movie, you will see how she struggles to survive in space while aching to return home. Gravity won 7 Oscars and tons of good reviews, showing how a woman faces unimaginable challenges in space alone and how she struggles for survival.

Cast: Sandara Bullock, George Clooney, Ed Harris and more

4Cast Away (2000)

This movie indicates the story of a man stranded on an island in the South Pacific after a plane crash. Knowing there is no one else on the island except him, Chuck Noland (Tom Hanks) adjusts himself for survival on the island and tries to find a way back home.

Cast: Tom Hanks, Helen Hunt, Lari White and more.

5Bird Box (2018)

In my opinion, Bird Box is quite similar to A Quiet Place, except the characters cannot look at certain things in Bird Box. in the movie, the characters have to avoid looking at certain things, keeping their blindfolds on to escape from those unknown creatures. Sandra Bullock plays as a woman who struggles for survival with her children, looking for a new beginning.

Cast: Sandra Bullock, Trevante Rhodes, Sarah Paulson and more.


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