With a lot of time spent indoors due to the community quarantine, many have resorted to watching movies. And here are some of the movies which tackle medical emergencies, epidemics, pandemics and contagious virus, among others. You can watch them online or perhaps download them.
12 Monkeys (1995) starring Bruce Willis, Madeleine Stowe, and Brad Pitt
The story is set in a future where a deadly virus has killed most living things on the planet. The remaining humans live underground. A group of scientists are trying to find a cure to the virus that is plaguing the planet. But they need to get more information on the virus before the strain mutated. This means they need to send someone back in time to the year the virus initially spread.
28 Days Later (2002) – starring Cillian Murphy, Naomie Harris, Christopher Eccleston
The story centers on the breakdown of society following the accidental release of a highly contagious virus and focuses upon the struggle of four survivors to cope with the destruction of the life they once knew while evading those infected by the virus.
28 Weeks Later (2007) – starring Robert Carlyle, Rose Byrne, Jeremy Renner, Harold Perrineau and Idris Elba
It is set after the events of the first film, depicting the efforts of NATO military forces to salvage a safe zone in London, the consequence of two young siblings breaking protocol to find their infected mother, and the resulting reintroduction of the Rage Virus to the safe zone.
93 Days (2016) – starring Bimbo Akintola, Danny Glover and Bimbo Manuel
It tells the story of the 2014 Ebola outbreak in Nigeria and its successful containment by health workers from a Lagos hospital
Black Death (2010) – starring Sean Bean, Eddie Redmayne, and Carice van Houten
The story is set in 1348 when the plague began to sweep through Europe, decimating its populace by as much as half and spreading panic to every corner.
Blindness (2008) – starring Julianne Moore and Mark Ruffalo
The story focuses on the collapse of society suffering an epidemic of blindness
Carriers (2009) – starring Lou Taylor Pucci, Chris Pine, Piper Perabo
Story of four survivors of a viral pandemic attempting to avoid the looming threat of becoming infected.
Contagion (2011) – starring Marion Cotillard, Matt Damon, Laurence Fishburne, Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Winslet
The plot concerns the spread of a virus transmitted by fomites, attempts by medical researchers and public health officials to identify and contain the disease, the loss of social order in a pandemic, and the introduction of a vaccine to halt its spread
Containment (2015) – starring Lee Ross, Sheila Reid, Louise Brealey
Neighbors in a block wake one morning to find they have been sealed inside their apartments.
Deranged (2012) – starring Kim Myung-min, Kim Dong-wan, Moon Jung-hee
The story centers on an outbreak of parasitic worms that begin to invade humans where the creatures first trigger in their hosts an extreme increase in appetite, then thirst; then the victims drown themselves.
Doomsday (2008) – starring Rhona Mitra
The film takes place in the future in Scotland, which has been quarantined because of a deadly virus. When the virus is found in London, political leaders send a team led by Major Eden Sinclair (Rhona Mitra) to Scotland to find a possible cure
Flu (2013) – starring Jang Hyuk and Soo Ae
The story is about an outbreak of a deadly strain of H5N1 that kills its victims within 36 hours.
I Am Legend (2007) – starring Will Smith
The story centers on the last human in New York during the time when most of mankind are wiped out due to a virus.
Outbreak (1995) – starring Dustin Hoffman, Rene Russo, Morgan Freeman and Donald Sutherland
The story of an outbreak of a fictional Ebola-like virus, Motaba, in Zaire and later in a small town in the United States and how far military and civilian agencies might go to contain the spread of a deadly, contagious disease.
Pandemic (2016) – starring Rachel Nichols
Story of a doctor who leads a group to find survivors of a worldwide pandemic
Patient Zero (2018) – starring Matt Smith, Natalie Dormer, Stanley Tucci
The story centers on a group of survivors who set out to find an antidote for a highly contagious virus that turns the infected into a ravenous but highly intelligent new species.
Resident Evil Film Series – Resident Evil (2002), Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004), Resident Evil: Extinction (2007), Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010), Resident Evil: Retribution (2012), and Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2016) – starring Milla Jovovich
The story centers on a former security specialist and covert operative who battles the Umbrella Corporation, whose bioweapons have triggered a zombie apocalypse.
The Cured (2017) – starring Ellen Page, Sam Keeley, and Tom Vaughan-Lawlor
A plague called the Maze Virus has previously swept through Europe, transforming its victims into a homicidal, zombie like state. Ireland was particularly badly affected. A cure was later discovered, and 75% of those infected who could be captured have been treated and cured of the virus. The remaining 25% have proven resistant to the cure. The two groups are known as the Cured and the Infected. The Infected are held in captivity, despite public fears that keeping them alive could lead to another outbreak.
The Happening (2008) – starring Mark Whalberg
The story centers on a science teacher, his wife, and a young girl who struggle to survive a plague that causes those infected to commit suicide.
Warning Sign (1985) – starring Sam Waterston, Kathleen Quinlan, Yaphet Kotto
Research scientists are turned into homicidal maniacs when a secret germ-warfare experiment goes haywire.
World War Z (2013) – starring Brad Pitt
A lethal virus, spread through a single bite, is turning healthy people into something vicious, unthinking and feral and becomes a pandemic that threatens to consume humanity.