Almost a week after the announcement of the community quarantine of Metro Manila, most of us rely on the Internet to keep us distracted to somewhat a dangerous outbreak of Covid-19 in our community.
In Europe, Netflix and Youtube recently released a statement they will reduce streaming quality to stop the internet from breaking. Fortunately, it is far from happening here in the Philippines.
Being in a household lockdown can be kind of a blessing, more time with the Family, and maybe explore new films online. There are a ton of underappreciated and ignored films that you can experiment with if you’re tired of flicking the channels of your local cable.
Here are my top 5 underrated movies for you to binge on.
1. Seeking a Friend for the end of the world (2012)
Set in a too-near future, the movie explores what people will do when humanity’s final days are at hand. As the respective journeys of Dodge (Steve Carell) and Penny (Kiera Knightley) converge, the two spark to each other and their outlooks.
As a viewer, the first 10 minutes was kind of a deadlock. It felt like I didn’t even know what I was watching, a bit awkward. After the movie, I can say it was done intentionally. How would you respond to hearing about the world is about to end soon.
2. About Time (2013)
At the age of 21, Tim discovers he can travel in time and change what happens and has happened in his own life. His decision to make his world a better place by getting a girlfriend turns out not to be as easy as you might think.
3. The World’s End (2013)
Five friends who reunite in an attempt to top their epic pub crawl from twenty years earlier unwittingly become humanity’s only hope for survival.
4. Eden Lake (2008)
Refusing to let anything spoil their romantic weekend break, a young couple confront a gang of loutish youths with terrifyingly brutal consequences.
5. 13 Assasins (2010)
The film is based on historical events, leads a team of assassins in the 19th-century Japan to eliminate the ruthless lord who is wreaking havoc against his own people.