What to Watch: Movies and TV

by Delaney Moore '20

Quarantining at home with no end in sight really is torture. But, it doesn’t have to be. One sure fire way to pass the time is to watch movies and TV shows. With the popularization of streaming services such as Netflix, Disney +, Hulu, and Amazon Prime, a countless supply of entertainment is right at your fingertips. Being locked up in your house is the perfect excuse to start that show you have always been on the fence about or spend some quality time with your family watching a classic. In fact, we sent a survey to all Upper School students and 91.9 % of our 37 respondents shared that they had started a new TV show during quarantine. So, let’s make the best of this situation and spend some quality time relaxing, treating ourselves, and watching some new programs. Below, are some lists of movies and TV shows that you might want to check out when you have some free time. 


What TV shows your peers recommended:

  1. Tiger King

  2. Ozark

  3. All American

  4. The Witcher

  5. The Good Place

  6. I am not okay with this

  7. Hunter x Hunter

  8. Gossip Girl

  9. Breaking Bad

  10. Over the Garden Wall

  11. Sherlock (BBC)

  12. Greys Anatomy

  13. The Flash

  14. Game of Thrones

  15. New Girl

  16.  The Mandalorian

  17. Next in Fashion

  18. Elite

  19. Brooklyn 99

  20. The Office

  21. Arrested Development

  22. South Park

  23. Outlander

  24. My Hero Academia

  25. Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan


My Recommendation: The show I would recommend you check out is Greys Anatomy because it is such an enticing show with comedy, drama and romance; plus there are 16 seasons so there is definitely plenty of material to cover. :)


What Movies your Peers Recommended:

  1. Clue 

  2. Goodfellas

  3. The Blind Side

  4. Onward

  5. Hannah Montana the Movie

  6. Ford vs. Ferrari

  7. The Man from U.N.C.L.E

  8. Deadpool

  9. Contagion

  10. 10 Things I Hate About You

  11. The Dark Knight Rises

  12. The Great Gatsby

  13. The Notebook

  14. The Bling Ring

  15. Ready or Not

  16. Inception

  17. Angel has Fallen

  18. Moonstruck

  19. Marvel Franchise Films

  20. Jojo Rabbit

  21. She’s The Man

  22. Baby Driver

  23. The Florida Project

  24. Disney Movies

  25. Miracle (the hockey movie)

  26. Marriage Story

  27. Harry Potter

  28. Apocalypse Now

  29. The Great Santini

  30. The Last Song

  31. A Silent Voice

  32. Cats (purely for ironic enjoyment)

  33. The Divergent Series

  34. The Hunger Games Series


My Recommendation: I would say either Little Women (2019) or Lemonade Mouth. Both films are very different but I think they are definitely must sees. Little Women is perfect to watch with your family, is a lovely period piece, and starts Timothee Chalamet so what more can you ask for? And, Lemonade Mouth is a great Disney musical throwback. 


What Movies to Watch with your Family (recommended by your peers): 

  1. Onward

  2. Ender’s Game

  3. Knives Out

  4. Cheaper by the Dozen 

  5. Cheaper by the Dozen 2

  6. The Greatest Showman

  7. The Princess and the Frog

  8. El Camino

  9. Legally Blonde

  10. Ready or Not

  11. Memoir of an International Spy

  12. Marvel Movies

  13. Disney Movies

  14. Jojo Rabbit

  15. Moana

  16. Hairspray

  17. The Usual Suspects

  18. Jurassic Park

  19. Meet the Parents

  20. Apocalypse Now

  21. Coming to America


My Recommendation: Knives Out because it is a fun whodunit that is good for the whole family. 


Movies to Watch Again

  1. The Godfather

  2. Star Wars 

  3. Mean Girls

  4. The Lord of the Rings

  5. The Lion King

  6. Princess Bride

  7. Fight Club

  8. Forrest Gump

  9. Pulp Fiction

  10. Back to the Future

  11. Citizen Kane

  12. Gone With the Wind

  13. Saving Private Ryan

  14. Scarface

  15. Casablanca

  16. The Avengers

  17. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

  18.  Jumanji

  19. Enchanted

  20. The Goonies

  21. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe

  22. Avatar

  23. Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure

My Recommendation: I would have to say the Notebook, this film really has become a timeless classic and is just perfect if you need a cry. 


When You Need a Laugh:

  1. Clueless

  2. Groundhog Day

  3. Monty Python and the Holy Grail

  4. Anchorman

  5. When Harry Met Sally

  6. Napoleon Dynamite

  7. Four Weddings and a Funeral

  8. Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle

  9. Shaun of the Dead

  10. Old School

  11. Trainwreck

  12. Borat

  13. Pretty Woman

  14. To all the Boys i’ve Loved Before

  15. Silver Lining’s Playbook

  16. Breakfast at Tiffany’s

  17. 13 going on 30

  18. The Wedding Planner

  19. The Hangover

  20. The Edge of Seventeen

  21. Frances Ha

  22. Hot Rod

  23. Scary Movie


My Recommendation: Napoleon Dynamite because it's great to watch with the family and will have you wheezing with laughter. It’s almost so stupid that it’s brilliant :)


When You Need a Cry:

  1. Titanic

  2. What’s Eating Gilbert Grape

  3. Little Women

  4. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

  5. The Theory of Everything

  6. Marley and Me

  7. The Fault in Our Stars

  8. A Walk to Remember

  9. Good Will Hunting

  10. Romeo + Juliet (1996)

  11. The Pianist

  12. Schindler’s List

  13. Old Yeller

  14. Dead Poets Society

  15. Call me by your Name

  16. Dallas Buyers Club

  17. Milk

  18. Beasts of the Southern Wild

  19. Sophie's Choice

  20. Requiem for a Dream

  21. United 93

  22. Coco

  23. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind


My Top Pick: Titanic, for sure. I just recently watched this film for the first time and it is my new favorite. You will definitely be sobbing though the end because you have become so attached to the extremely well written characters. It's an epic love story mixed with intense action and suspense.