Here, we provide you with our top suggestions of the best virus outbreak movies to watch during the COVID-19 lockdown. This list is full of underrated movies related to the topic of a virus outbreak that people are watching right now amidst the Coronavirus spread.

Best Pandemic and Virus Outbreak Movies to Stream during COVID Lockdown

So, if you are bored from watching all your regular seasons and comedy shows during this quarantine period, get ready to enjoy watching these spectacular and suspenseful movies about the virus outbreak. Most of these movies can be easily accessed via Netflix. If not, you can easily access them via other free movie streaming sites.

Here is our carefully compiled list of suggestions (from lowest ranking to the highest one) for you to choose from about the best movies about virus-outbreak to watch during the COVID-19 lockdown:

5. It Comes at Night (2017)

This movie was directed as well as written by Trey Edward Shults. It was released on June 9, 2017, in the USA. It Comes at Night is a horror-virus outbreak movie about a deadly, contagious virus that spreads around the world. The movie revolves around the characters of Paul, his wife Sarah, and their son, Travis. This helpless family isolates itself into strict quarantine as the fatal virus eats up the world.

The movie starts by showing the death of a man, Bud, who is also the father of Sarah.  As the virus continues to infect and kill a large number of people, Paul, Sarah and Travis isolate themselves inside of their home. Interaction with the outside world becomes limited and only during urgent times of need.

However, their regular quarantine-routine is disrupted when another helpless family arrives at their doorstep, seeking food and shelter. As the movie progresses, the uneasiness between the two families continues to thrive. This movie keeps its viewers guessing. It’s full of mystery, suspense, uneasiness, and mistrust.

IMBd rating: 6.2

Movie duration: 1hr 37 m

4. The Crazies (2010)

This movie was released on February 26, 2010 (USA) and directed by Breck Eisner. This virus-outbreak thriller is underrated and one of our favorites and is a must-watch for all.

The Crazies shows an explained and strange plane-crash, after which a toxic virus infects the citizens of Ogden Marsh, Iowa, which is a farming-town. This strange virus slowly turns its prey into a deadly psychopath. A young couple, that is still unaffected, is also quarantined during this outbreak. They fight hard for their survival along with the help of other citizens, including the sheriff David Dutton. This movie belongs to the mystery-thriller genre but also depicts unity by showing how the citizens stick together for survival.

IMBd rating: 6.5

Movie duration: 1h 41m

3. Contagion (2011)

This virus-outbreak movie was released in the US, on September 9, 2011. It has been directed by Steven Soderbergh and is filled with emotions of paranoia, darkness, thrill, and mystery. This movie is capable of giving you the chills this quarantine season.

The movie starts by showing the character of Beth Emhoff, who dies soon after her return from a business trip. The cause of her death was flu or some type of infection, still unknown to doctors. Her younger son dies the same day, too. Her husband, however, is immune to this deadly virus. In this mysterious virus-outbreak thriller, doctors, government officials, and regular citizens find themselves in a difficult situation because of this pandemic. The CDC (U.S Centre for Disease Control) continues its work on finding a cure for this virus. Check out of our detailed review of Contagion here.

IMBd rating: 6.7

Movie duration: 1h 46m

2. 28 Weeks Later (2007)

This mystery-genre piece of art was initially released in the year 2007 in London, on April 26. It is a sequel to the movie 28 Days Later and has been directed by Juan Carlos Fresnadillo. This movie was able to gain attention and positive hype shortly after it was released.

Another suspenseful-thriller that is based on the topic of virus-outbreak, 28 Weeks Later starts by showing that the American army is trying to restore order and re-populate the quarantined city 6 months after a virus-outbreak in Great Britain. This virus is called the “Rage Virus” in the movie. Everything is progressing towards restoration and getting things back to normal until a man, carrying the Rage virus, enters the city of London and starts the cycle of virus-spread all over again, through unknown means.

IMBd rating: 7.0

Movie duration: 1h 40m

1. 28 Days Later (2003)

This movie was initially released on 27 June 2003 (USA). It has been directed by Danny Boyle and written by Alex Garland. This horror-genre received great feedback after it was released. 28 Weeks Later is a sequel to this mysterious-thriller.

The movie starts when an ignorant and naïve group of animal activists invade a scientific laboratory and set all the monkeys free from their cages, despite the scientist’s warnings of not releasing these monkeys because they’re contagious. Shortly after the monkeys are released, an immense number of people are infected throughout Great Britain. The movie shows a character in a coma, Jim, who’s also been involved in a bicycle accident. As he wakes up from his coma, he observes that London has become desolate. Jim manages to meet some more survivors of this deadly virus and they all make a small group and head-off to Manchester. They set in for the fatal journey, but they have no idea what they’ll face next.

IMBd Rating: 7.6

Movie duration: 1h 53m

Conclusion:

In the above-mentioned list, we have provided you with a variety of movies, ranging from the lowest ranking at number 1 to the highest-ranking at number 5. The list mentions our favorite underrated movies related to virus-outbreak that you can watch right now during the COVID-19 lockdown.

These mystery-based thrillers are never going to disappoint you. Remember, the choice is yours to make. So, choose any one of these suspenseful virus-related movies and get ready to take yourself on an emotional but interesting roller-coaster ride!

The upcoming movie, The Woman in the Window is a mystery thriller inspired by the 2018-thriller novel with the same title by A. J. Finn. The message is simple – curiosity is one of the biggest boons and vices for our-kind.

The Plot of The Woman in the Window

The Woman in the Window features the female protagonist – Anna Fox who prefers being alone. Anna is a drunk addict and tries to overcome her anxiety by taking pills. She also suffers from severe agoraphobia that prevents her from leaving the house.

Anna being housebound and drunk spends her days spying on her neighbors, until one day she witnesses an attack in the window of Russell’s home that no one believed her. Anna takes a path that is intensely exciting and highly mysterious. The thriller presents an almost otherworldly premise which sounds like something supernatural.

Anna’s life begins to turn upside down when she attempts to report what she saw, and soon everything is being questioned: Is Anna being hallucinated? Is it alcohol and pills? Or is there a reason no one wants to believe her. The Woman in the Window seems similar to Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window where a photographer spying on his neighbors witnessed a crime.

The Woman in the Window Disney

The Woman in the Window Cast: Who is in it?

The main cast for an agoraphobic woman is headed by Amy Adams in The Woman in the Window. The American actress has gained international fame for her comedic as well as dramatic roles.

Amy Adams

She is best known for playing Lois Lane in the DC Universe, Superman’s love interest. Besides this, the actress has notably appeared in Arrival, Vice, Catch Me If You Can, American Hustle and Sharp Objects.

Julianne Moore; an American actress who plays the role of Jane Russell, joins Amy as a supporting actor. Jane is the mother of the family that moves in across Anna’s house.

Julianne Moore The Woman in the Window

Julianne is widely regarded for her depiction of emotionally disturbed women on-screen. She gained significant prominence after starring in The Lost World: Jurassic Park. She also performed a tremendous job in The Big Lebowski, Still Alice and Crazy, Stupid Love.

Gary Oldman plays the role of Moore’s on-screen husband. He has won an Oscar, three BAFTA Awards, two Critic’s Choice Awards, a Golden Globe and a Screen Actors Guild Award. Oldman is known for appearing in movies like Harry Potter, Darkest Hour and Air Force One.

Brian Tyree Henry is best known for playing Paper Boi in ‘Atlanta’, is also a part of the movie’s cast. Fred Hechinger, Anthony Mackie, and Wyatt Russell are among the other cast members.

The Woman in the Window is directed by Joe Wright known for the famous Pride & Prejudice. The British filmmaker is also known for his other noteworthy movies like Hanna, Anna Karenina and Darkest Hour.

The screenplay for the thriller of the movie is written by Tracy Letts. Danny Elfman composed the movie’s music score while Bruno Delbonnel handled the cinematography.

Valerio Bonelli contributed to the editing of The Woman in the Window. The production companies attached to the movie are Fox 2000 Pictures and Scott Rudin Productions while 20th Century Fox has its distribution rights.

The Woman in the Window Official Trailer

The Woman in the Window Release Date: When Does it Premiere?

The Woman in the Window was supposed to be released on May 15, 2020, in the United States. But due to the COVID-19, the official website for the movie has removed the date and scheduled it to just May 2020.

The exact date of the release is unknown. Owing to the pandemic outbreak, it is decided that the movie will be scheduled at any time possible keeping the global concern into consideration.

But one thing is certain: The Woman in the Window will be an intrigue-filled thriller with jaw-dropping suspense. Since the movie will give a Gone Girl vibe so it will hold a thousand and one secrets with its riveting characters.

The one positive about this whole pandemic thing is the extra time it’s given me to spend on catching up on Television and Movies. There is so much out there now that a geek like me can enjoy, it feels like there is simply not enough time in the day! Bloodshot is a case in point.

Based on the Valiant comic book series of the same name, the movie Bloodshot is all about Vin Diesel and his nanobot infused form. Now, I’m not really a fan of the Fast and the Furious franchise but I do really like Vin Diesel. Aside from his epic portrayal of Groot (!) from the Guardians of the Galaxy, I really loved him in The Chronicles of Riddick. The subsequent films were not as good, but the first one was really enjoyable.

Bloodshot, however, is potentially the start of another franchise different to Riddick and the Fast and the Furious. Here, elite soldier Ray Garrison (Vin Diesel) is resurrected by scientists using nanotechnology. The former elite U.S. commando, after dying before the opening credits, wakes up on a hospital gurney inside a gleaming skyscraper to find that his body has been donated by the military to science — specifically, the firm Rising Spirit Technologies, whose founder Dr. Emil Harting (Guy Pearce, sporting a bionic arm, two-day stubble and an untrustworthy twinkle in his eye) has resuscitated Ray, turning him into a cybernetically enhanced super-soldier.

Now it initially took me a little bit of time to figure out where I’d seen Dr. Emil Harting previously, but I realized quickly that he’s been a Marvel baddie before. You might have recognized him earlier, but in case you didn’t – welcome the Mandarin from Iron Man 3. As soon as I realized who I was looking at, I knew he was not all sunshine and roses as he’d initially pretended to be. I know, comparing a character across literally two different universes is probably not the best strategy. After all, you cannot judge a book by its cover right? But, suffice it to say, I was right!

With an indestructible body and brute strength, the slain US Marine Ray Garrison is revived as ‘Bloodshot’ – a biotech killing machine like no other. Dr. Emil Harting (Guy Pearce) breathes new life into Garrison’s body but robs him of all the memories of his past life. A life that is cut short by a psycho killer, who kills Ray’s wife Gina Garrison (Talulah Riley) in cold blood, before killing him too.

Based on the Valiant Comics character with the same name, ‘Bloodshot’ sets off with a solid premise for a revenge drama. Add to that, a wholesome dose of sci-fi tropes, give the narrative a thrilling leap of imagination. Like the microscopic ‘nanites’ running in Ray’s bloodstream that can magically heal fatal injuries and give him unbridled power.

Ray is now (a) plagued by amnesia and dim memories that may or may not have been implanted; (b) powered by microscopic “nanites” that have been injected into his bloodstream, giving him the power to heal grievous injuries like magic, punch holes in concrete pillars and conduct Internet searches without opening Google Chrome; and (c) programmed to be a killing machine.

With all of this going for him, you’d think that Ray would have an easy time? Sadly as we discover during the course of this film, all is not as it seems. Ray is actually being mind-controlled. The death of his wife and his death are both staged by Dr. Harting in an effort to remove his business parties. Through the use of some fairly decent computer programs and CGI, they make Ray see a different face each time and then let him do his stuff.

Bursting with both the lighting schemes and emotional depth of a Michael Bay film, “Bloodshot” is the kind of cinematic distraction that suddenly seems, if not necessary, wholly welcome. It’s the kind of a film where a bad guy goes “arrrggggh” after being shot repeatedly, as if grievous bodily harm was no worse than a mild case of food poisoning, the sort of film where a horny Vin Diesel rips off his shirt and declares that his hot wife is the reason why he fights for America, goddammit. It’s the kind of film where those things happen within the first five minutes, and it only gets sillier from there.

The computer graphics and visual effects showing the bionic smarts look real, but the same cannot be said for some of the set pieces. Action, for the most part, is quite an edge of the seat, especially, the one in the elevator. Even Bloodshot himself (he is never, ever referred to as Bloodshot) seems popped right out of an action-hero mold that was played out a decade ago: a kickass soldier who knows how to throw a punch but who never quite learned how to take direction from his superiors. 

Overall, ‘Bloodshot’ is a decent attempt that scores on its ambitious sci-fi imagination and a superhero, who is always ready for action. As one of the last movies to premiere in theaters before the coronavirus pandemic shut down social gatherings, Bloodshot has had a terrible journey to existence. Once upon a time, the Vin Diesel-led action movie based on the comic book from Valiant Entertainment would have kicked off a new cinematic universe built around its superheroes. 

Creating a cinematic universe is hard, if not impossible, and as Hollywood moves into triage to salvage this year’s releases, extending them into 2021, the idea of a new one just seems increasingly absurd.

The economics of the entertainment industry are being entirely upended, and a return to the previous status quo seems increasingly unlikely. Marvel movies will likely be fine with some reconfiguring, DC films will likely stick around, and mega-franchise like The Fast and Furious movies or Star Wars is probably not going anywhere. But the era where studios actively try to catch the cinematic universe wave? That trend might be over for everyone but the biggest players in Hollywood, a strange period in history brought to an even stranger ending.

Okay, this next episode started slow once again but actually had some stuff happen that made it quite interesting. As the world is currently going through the coronavirus pandemic with country versus country and people practicing self-isolation and separation it’s nice to hear the message that Picard delivers at the end about “Truth, Justice and the American Way”. When Soji finally gets her memories and we finally understand a bit more of the whole story things actually start to click.

It turns out several hundred thousand years ago another race had created artificial life but had learned that in doing so another greater threat was evoked. It turns out the Romulans might not be the baddies of this piece and while their actions are a bit evil their intentions are actually for the Salvation of the Galaxy. You see, the Zhat Vash took this warning so seriously that it became their central mission: to eliminate any artificial beings, and the will to create them.

If, of course, the vision is true and this new batch of synth will actually lead to the same level of destruction as the ancient civilization. Regardless, despite the ruthlessness of Narissa and Narek and Commodore Oh (who essentially made Agnes suffer the Admonition against her will, leading her to “think about suicide every day”) they at least believe that what they’re doing is just and heroic. To them, the ends absolutely justify the means, no matter how horrific those means are—including the attack on Mars.

In terms of cool things, we get to see Seven of Nine again and see her kick butt. It’s good to have her back as I was hoping we’d see more of her. Weird Vulcan assassin dude (Elnor) is still there but doesn’t really do too much. In fact, on the Borg cube, Elnor is hiding out, waiting for rescue, and it arrives just in time, in the style you’d expect from Seven of Nine. Her casual, “Where’s Hugh?” is painful on multiple levels, as it reminds us of the fate of our one of our favorite ex-Borg, but also makes it clear that there’s backstory there we will likely never get to see (except perhaps in a book or comic). The hug Elnor gives Seven is absolutely perfect.

At this point, I have to take a moment to give a special applause to Santiago Cabrera for his performance not just as an emotionally broken up Rios, but as the five different holographic versions of himself, each with their own distinct accent. (Broken pieces of Rios, as it were).

As the episode progresses, we get to see Seven regenerating the Borg cube and creating an entirely new collective among the local Borg — with herself as queen! However, the show is not only about the Borg. From the second he sees Soji, Ríos begins acting very strangely. It quickly becomes clear that Dahj and Soji weren’t the first of Data’s daughters, and that he’s come across one of their previous incarnations — Giana, in this case.

Raffi has increasingly taken on the role of mother to Picard’s grandfather. Perhaps due to the rejection by her son, or for other reasons, but regardless that seems to be her focus now. She spends the bulk of the episode piecing together Ríos’s relationship with Soji, as well as the truth behind the synth attack on Mars: The Conclave of Eight isn’t a secret organization, it’s the name of the system where the Zhat Vash holds their initiation rites and where the warning is located.

Soji however just continues to impress with her commandeering of Rios’s ship. Broken Pieces makes it incredibly clear how singular Data was, and how destructive he potentially could have been! Now we just need to see a planet full of clones that can either decimate the universe or potentially save the universe as we’re getting near to the end of the season.

Arguably the perfect blend of historic facts and possible myth, Vikings is one of the most-watched TV series to date. But after Season 6, will there be a Vikings Season 7? There are different claims from different sources and the reason might well be a slight confusion. The most recent Vikings episodes aired from December 2019 to February 2020.

There will be a Vikings Season 7 but before that, we need to talk about the most anticipated second part of Vikings Season 6.

Second Half of Vikings Season 6

Well, the more we love something the tougher it becomes to wait for it. Despite the fact that the first half of Vikings Season 6 grieved everyone who loved Bjorn Ironside, there is always something more engaging for the viewers. Vikings is one of those rare shows which didn’t lose engagement over time. Something better replaces to carry forward the legacy of the likes of Ragnar Lothbrok. For instance, Ivar the Boneless has now become the center stage not only of Kattegat but Norway as well.  

Vikings season 7

At the moment, Vikings are at the mid-season break and we don’t have any confirmed news about the release of the second half of Season 6. In addition, the current scenario could count it because the whole world is talking nothing but COVID-19. How long does the situation prevail will have an impact on the release dates of the popular TV Shows and even movies worldwide?

When Will Vikings Season 6 Part 2 Release?

You can expect the second part of Vikings Season 6 by November or December 2020.  But be noted that no official statement has yet confirmed anything about the release of the next Vikings episodes. The way the episode 10 of Vikings Season 6 ended left everyone shocked at the death of Bjorn Ironside.

Bjorn Ironside

There is no set deadline for the release of the post-mid-break Vikings episodes. This break in Season 4 lasted for 7 months and Season 5 lasted for 10 months.

Can We Expect Vikings Season 7?

Logically, there seems not too much room for Vikings Seasons 7 because historical evidence doesn’t show too much of collective Pagan Vikings’ progress after Ivar the boneless. Most of the Vikings leaders became Christians to promote their trade with surrounding Christian counties. Already, the show has shown a significant contradiction between thoughts and actions of major Vikings characters including Ragnar. The religion is losing its grip and even Floki can’t keep things intact. It seems as if Viking Season 6 Part 2 will mainly focus on Ivar’s adventures and it will end with his death. At least, history says so!

But they don’t always do what history reveals. Hirst has already said

I am beyond excited that we are announcing the continuation of our Vikings saga … I know that the millions of our fans across the globe will be thrilled by the belief being shown in our show by MGM and Netflix.

It is clear that Netflix and MGM are willing to push things further in an attempt to showcase the adventures of some other prominent Vikings including Freydis, Harald Hardrada, William the Conqueror, and also Leif Erikson. It means that the team is ready to push forward around 100 years of Vikings achievements after Ragnar Lothbrok and Rollo. Things are going to change for sure because the next lineage of Vikings is going to be the Christian version of these warriors fighting against their very own Pagan Vikings.

Vikings Season 7 will comprise of 24 episodes and the season will be Netflix Exclusive as Amazon and History will not air the next season. Ireland’s Ashford Studio in Wicklow is going to be the shooting site of Season 7 of Vikings.

Did We Just See the Last of Bjorn Ironside?

Something is confusing though. Talking to Entertainment Tonight Alexander Ludwig said

We don’t know that, do we? I’ve been ordered by the powers higher than me that I’m not allowed to speak on the subject.

Bjorn Ironside

But Ludwig also added, “I couldn’t be more thrilled with the way Bjorn’s ultimate finality came to a close”. It pretty much confirms the farewell of the legendary character.