The only thing worse than being on lock down is…well, nothing really.
Hello Epicbeaters, we hope you’re home and safe with your families. Today we’re giving you our picks for the “Top 5 Movies You’ll Relate to During Lockdown.” If you aren’t claustrophobic, these movies will get you there.
Let’s dig in!!
Panic Room (2002):
This early 2000’s thriller follows a newly divorced mother and her daughter, who together play a deadly cat-and-mouse game with three intruders during a brutal home invasion. Luckily for them, they have a hidden chamber built inside the house for said occasion, which they refer to as a “Panic Room”.
The film stars Jodi Foster and Forest Whitaker, with a supporting cast of Jared Leto, and a young Kristen Stewart. Oh, and we forgot to mention, it was directed by David Fincher. Some of his work include The Social Network, Se7en, and Fight Club. I’ll leave it at that.
If you know who Shia LaBeouf is, then you probably know this one.
Disturbia follows a young protagonist under a three-month house arrest, with the help of an ankle monitor. Basically, he can’t get out of the house or he’ll go to prison. During his domestic confinement, he begins to spy on his next-door neighbor, who he then discovers is a murderous psychopath.
The film is heavily inspired by Alfred Hitchcock’s 1954 Rear Window.
Okay, you all probably know this one, but it fits the category. Saw is probably considered now a cult classic after the tremendous success it had after its first installment.
A gruesomely and gore horror flick, Saw transforms a simple plot into a never-ending rat maze. It is by far the best out of the film series. The elaborate devices constructed to inflict pain were innovative at the time. The sound of Jigsaw’s gritty voice pouring out of the tape recorder is still as menacing a sound could be. I would definitely give it another watch under our circumstances.
Our fourth pick goes to one of the most claustrophobic movies out there! Buried is one of the most visually inventive movies ever made. It follows an Iraq-based American civilian truck, who, after being attacked, finds himself buried alive in a wooden coffin, with only a lighter, flashlight, and a mobile phone. Buried is also a nerve-wracking showcase for Ryan Reynolds’ talent. He is on-screen for the whole duration of the film and delivers a strong, compelling performance.
Unquestionably a one-man show!
The Great Escape (1963):
Well, we had to add a classic to this list. And we went for the 1960’s classic, The Great Escape.
Highly regarded as the greatest ever “escape/war film.”
This epic war film was released during the golden age of Hollywood, and it packed some major talent as well. The stellar cast included the likes of Charles Bronson, James Garner, Sir Richard Attenborough, and the king of cool, Steve McQueen.
If you haven’t seen this, it is worth the watch.
And there you have it amigos, our top 5 films you’ll relate to during lock down. We hope these keep you entertained.
And remember stay home, stay safe!