Who would have imagined, in 2020, that we would all be wearing masks and gloves, working from home (as lucky as we can) and fighting in the supermarket for the last roll of toilet paper or the last paper spaghetti? And yet, there are many films about a pandemic that have been shot and some of them turn out to be truly prophetic.
In these great days and nights when we are locked in the house, obeying the orders of the authorities for social distance and the prohibition of unnecessary travel, we can do things that we would not do with so much comfort of time, under normal circumstances. For example, we can visit the 13wins.com for top online casino sites, to bet on one of the exciting games they offer and spend hours full of intense emotions. Or even watch some of the movies that we will present next, realizing that often life copies art.
“Contagion” by Steven Soderbergh (2011)
A deadly contagious disease has erupted and a medical team of doctors is being called in by the Centers for Disease Control to address the threat. The film captures the spread of the virus, the efforts of research doctors to identify and limit it, and the reaction of the international community to the pandemic. The similarities with the situation we live in today are nightmarish, but the film has a pill with the discovery of the vaccine that will stop the spread. Let’s hope the same thing happens in reality. Starring Marion Cotillard, Matt Damon, Lawrence Fishburne, Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow and Kate Winslet
“The Outbreak” by Wolfgang Petersen (1995)
Another “medical disaster” movie that focuses on the outbreak of a deadly epidemic similar to that of the Ebola virus. The main characters are military doctors who are forced to go to extremes to limit the spread of a contagious deadly disease. A real “outbreak” of the Ebola virus occurred in Zaire when the film was first released in March 1995. Starring Dustin Hoffman, Rene Rousseau, Morgan Freeman, Donald Sutherland, Kevin Spacey and Kumga Guding Jung.
“Twelve Monkeys” by Terry Gilliam (1995)
Humanity is decimated by a virus that mutates very quickly. Scientists have managed to build a time machine and decide to send a man in the past to locate the source of the virus. If they find a sample of it before it mutates, they will prepare the vaccine to save humanity from the pandemic. Starring Bruce Willis, Madeline Stowe, Brad Pitt and Christopher Plummer.
“28 weeks later” by Juan Carlos Fresnadillo
U.S. forces are isolating a London area from the contagious virus that caused the pandemic a few months ago. A family man escapes the infected people who are attacking the cottage where he was hiding and returns to London to find his children. But he leaves his wife behind and the anxiety peaks. Starring Robert Carlyle, Kathryn McCormack, Rose Byrne.