Coronavirus: 15 films and series on the subject of quarantine

Coronavirus – is there a word that has attracted more attention in recent years? Therefore, there is nothing strange in the fact that nimble filmmakers have already released several films and series on a fashion theme. We have collected diverse films about coronavirus and quarantine – dramas, comedies, thrillers, where the plot develops in a closed space under lockdown conditions.

Lockdown (2021)

The main characters of the American novelty of cinema are the manager of a large company, Linda, and the courier driver Paxton, a former biker with a criminal record. The couple’s relationship is complicated. For all 10 years, Linda hid the guy from friends and colleagues, and the day before the introduction of the lockdown, she decides to finally end the unpromising relationship. But here’s the bad luck – because of the coronavirus, everyone is forced to stay at home, and failed lovers remain locked up one on one. This will push the plot about a difficult relationship under quarantine towards the robbery of a jewelry store.

What do you think, is it worth filming a sequel, and what should be in it?

Original title:
Locked Down

Genre:
Melodrama, comedy, crime

Actors:
Anne Hathaway, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Sonic, Dewley Hill…

Country:
United Kingdom

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 5.7, IMDb – 5.2

Age restrictions:
16+


Murder Online (2021)

According to the plot of a new feature film about isolation and coronavirus, by 2022 the COVID pandemic is still raging in the United States. But this does not prevent children from different parts of the country from having a party . However, it will take place online. To relieve the stress accumulated during long-term isolation, young people come off to the fullest – alcohol, drugs , dancing and fun. But suddenly one of the participants begins to feel paranoid, and the other to show aggression towards his girlfriend. And then the real hell begins on the air – can anyone survive?

Original title:
Safer at Home

Genre:
Thriller

Actors:
Elisa Ellepach, Edwin Brown, Cathy L. Hall …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 4.2, IMDb – 4.6

Age limit:
16+


Bird in a cage. Contagion (2020)

The film takes the viewer to 2024, in Los Angeles. The pandemic has reached its peak, mobile applications track the health status of every citizen. All infected patients are sent to isolation camps, from where no one returns. During this time, Niko’s courier starts a virtual romance with Sarah. A hotbed of infection appears in the girl’s house, and the threat of falling into a quarantine camp looms over her. Niko by all means must save his beloved. The romantic thriller was the first film to be filmed in Los Angeles since film production was shut down due to the pandemic.

Original title:
Songbird

Genre:
Thriller, drama, romance

Actors:
KJ Apa, Sofia Carson, Craig Robinson…

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 5.4, IMDb – 4.7

Age restrictions:
16+


Astral. Online (2020)

What should evil spirits do when everyone has closed their homes? That’s right, move to the Internet space. The heroes of a foreign horror film about quarantine and an epidemic will face the otherworldly right on a video conference. Deciding to have fun in quarantine, a group of guys arrange a séance via Zoom. Soon, strange and frightening events begin to happen to them. Someone is really breaking into young people’s homes and turning virtual entertainment into a waking nightmare.

Original title:
Host

Genre:
Horror

Actors:
Hayley Bishop, Gemma Moore, Emma Louise Webb …

Country:
United Kingdom

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 5.4, IMDb – 6.5

Age Limits :
16+


Lockdown in Italian (2020)

Mariella and Giovanni live in luxury. He is a successful lawyer , she successfully spends her husband’s money. One day, Mariella discovers that her husband is having an affair with a young saleswoman, Tamara. At the same time, the taxi driver Walter, the boyfriend of the sexy blonde Tamara, learns about the betrayal of his beloved. Both couples are ready to run away, only fate has its own plans. Italy is on lockdown due to the coronavirus. Now all couples and lovers will have to deal with each other, somehow build relationships and adapt to new realities.

Original title:
Lockdown all’italiana

Genre:
Comedy

Actors:
Ezio Gregio, Ricky Memphis, Paola Minaccioni…

Country:
Italy

Rating:
IMDb – 2.0

Age limit:
16+


Quarantine Stories (2020)

A collection of short films about covid with humor will tell from the perspective of the Spaniards about what passions rage behind closed doors during a pandemic. The five stories will focus on different people: a serial killer who unexpectedly met his love, an actress, a modest neighbor in love, a young gangster taking criminal lessons on Zoom , and a strange couple. Each story is presented in its own genre – from thriller to emotional drama.

Original title:
Relatos con-fin-a-dos

Genre:
Comedy

Actors:
Carlos Bardem, Luis Tosar, Manuela Velasco …

Country:
Spain

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 5.2

Age restrictions:
18+


Epidemic Chronicle (TV series 2020)

Canadian filmmakers managed to make a film that realistically conveyed the atmosphere of the everyday life of a future epidemic, when quarantine was not even discussed. Once in the province, an elderly farmer feels unwell, similar to the common flu. At the same time, two people with strong immunity die, it would seem, also from a common cold. This is how the pandemic begins, and the series will tell about the everyday life of doctors who every day fight for the survival of other people, risking their own lives.

Original title:
Épidémie

Genre:
Thriller

Actors:
Julie LeBreton, Guillaume Cyr, Melissa Desormeaux-Paulin…

Country:
Canada

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.2,
IMDb – 7.5

Age limit:
16+


Isolation (TV series 2016)

The quarantine series takes viewers to Atlanta, a city that has received isolation status after an outbreak of an unknown virus. The spread of a deadly contagion is forcing the government to put up a barrier between potentially sick people and the rest of the Atlanta population, driving a huge number of healthy people into a death trap and tearing many families apart. For 13 episodes, the viewer will watch how the police hold back the barricades, and on the other hand, the civilian population – children, the elderly, women – are trying to survive and not get sick.

Original title:
Containment

Genre:
Drama

Actors:
David Gyasi, Christina Moses, Chris Wood…

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.1, IMDb – 7.2

Age Limits :
18+


#SidYatoma (TV series 2020)

Even within four walls, the life of Gennady Borisovich, the owner of a network of household goods stores, is in full swing. While his wife is vacationing in Bali, the man is locked up with his mother-in-law due to the coronavirus outbreak and is trying to resolve issues with employees via video link, where life situations are superimposed on business conversations. Former wives and mistresses, secret romances, problems of home schooling and online parties – this is how Gennady’s colleagues spend their days in self-isolation. It took only 10 days from the idea of ​​this funny serial film to the completion of the first episode.

Genre:
Comedy

Actors:
Alexander Robak, Anna Kotova-Deryabina, Boris Dergachev, Anna Mikhalkova, Gosha Kutsenko …

Country:
Russia

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.8, IMDb – 6.0

Age restrictions:
18+


Cursed Days (TV series 2020)

For some, the days spent at a distance have become a pleasant pastime, for others – a difficult test. The Russian comedy series about self-isolation tells about the adventures our compatriots experienced during quarantine. Someone convicted her husband of treason , someone got stuck in a massage parlor, a traffic police inspector gets out as best he can, figuring out how to take bribes remotely, and two clergy cannot decide whether to conduct a service via Zoom. The multi-part film consists of ten stories – funny, sad, instructive and so vital.

Genre:
Comedy

Actors:
Fedor Bondarchuk, Anna Mikhalkova, Pavel Derevyanko, Tatiana Dogileva …

Country:
Russia

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.7, IMDb – 6.6

Age restrictions:
18+


Madness (TV series 2020)

Our top films about coronavirus and quarantine will continue with a serial comedy, where the main characters are famous actors who played a parody of themselves. The coronavirus has sent Russians home, but the trendy Moscow director can’t sit idle. An idea comes to the mind of a young man – to film a performance online. But this is not the main feature of his project, but the fact that the main character in the play will be a real sheep. Is this not madness? Of course, everything will not go as planned, because now not only rehearsals are taking place online, but also relationships, quarrels and even sex.

Genre:
Comedy

Actors:
Alexander Molochnikov, Evgeny Stychkin, Igor Vernik …

Country:
Russia

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.1

Age restrictions:
18+


PLAGUE! (TV series, 2020)

How to escape boredom in quarantine in the Middle Ages ? No games around the fire, no public executions, no fairs, no knightly tournaments – everyone is sitting at home, hiding from the plague. The heroes of the humorous series about isolation – the inhabitants of the fictional town of Nischburg know the answer to the question. A whole set of comical characters appears before the viewer – the tyrant Baron, the guards, the fashionista Matilda and many other recognizable images. Among the inhabitants of Nischburg, a young messenger also gets stuck, but William urgently needs to return to his native land, otherwise his beloved will be passed off as another.

Genre:
Comedy

Actors:
Maxim Lagashkin, Vyacheslav Chepurchenko, Zoya Berber …

Country:
Russia

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.6

Age restrictions :
16+


Nagiyev in quarantine (TV series 2020)

What to do the star of show business in self-isolation? Just don’t get bored doing nothing. Dmitry Nagiev, who is used to working 24 hours a day, simply cannot sit on the couch for a long time. And he found something to do – dusted off old cookbooks, planted flowers, made friends with a courier, helped the children learn distance learning. And most importantly, I finally realized that in the constant running around I completely forgot about simple little things – silence, carelessness and communication with loved ones.

Genre:
Comedy

Actors:
Dmitry Nagiev, Nina Gogaeva, Kirill Nagiev …

Country:
Russia

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 5.9

Age restrictions:
18+


Safe Communications (TV series 2020)

The series, filmed in screenlife format, will tell about the consequences of the coronavirus, and what loneliness is. Lovers Masha and Kolya are alone in their legal marriages, and self-isolation and the impossibility of meetings make this feeling even more unbearable. An elderly woman, Anna, is being terrorized by an old acquaintance, Victor. Already elderly people have a whole life behind them, unhappy love, unfulfilled hopes and secrets. A girl in search of work, in dire need of money, receives a strange offer from a man twice her age.

Genre:
Drama

Actors:
Lyubov Aksenova, Igor Mirkurbanov, Nikita Efremov …

Country:
Russia

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.1

Age restrictions:
18+


All Together (TV series 2020)

Our list of the best projects about coronavirus and quarantine will end with a comedy film about five friends. The guys, like the rest of the world, have become hostages of the pandemic. Gosha and Lera were going to announce to their friends that they were expecting a baby, but now they have to transfer the holiday online. Alexandra was transferred to a remote location, and she is worried about whether she will be able to work within four walls. Petya ‘s business is on the verge of an apocalypse – a little more and it will become bankrupt. The skeptic Roman is doing well, only his suspicious cough makes his friends nervous.

Genre:
Comedy

Actors:
Danila Yakushev, Yulia Topolnitskaya, Rina Grishina …

Country:
Russia

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 5.9

Age restrictions:
18+


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Jared Lambert/ author of the article

I’ve been writing about movies, TV shows and anime for over 3 years, and you may have seen my reviews on Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic.

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