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Dozen Movies About Virus Outbreaks That Will Not Let You Doze off During Corona Quarantine

Ravi Kumar V | Apr-01-2020


Quarantine is an American thriller aired on ABC. The movie is about a deadly genetically modified virus that is unleashed by a terrorist organization and how a CDC researcher deals with it.



Outbreak focuses on an outbreak of a fictional Ebola-like virus and plot of the movie speculates how military and civilian agencies will deal with the spreading of a deadly, contagious disease.



Flu is a South Korean film about an outbreak of a deadly strain of H5N1 that kills its victims within 36 hours.


28 Days Later & 28 Weeks Later 

28 Days Later and its sequel 28 Weeks Later depict the breakdown of society following the accidental release of a highly contagious virus, while the former focuses upon the struggle of survivors to cope with the destruction of the life, the latter is about how the US Army helps to secure a small area of London for the survivors to repopulate and start again. 



An infectious virus spreads worldwide, killing most of the population. Four survivors of a viral pandemic attempting to avoid the looming threat of becoming infected head to a secluded beach motel where they believe they can wait for the viral pandemic to die out and eventually start a new life.



A bulldozer knocks down a banana tree in a rainforest in China, disturbing some bats. One bat finds shelter in a pig farm and drops a piece of banana, which is eaten by a pig. The pig is slaughtered and prepared by a chef in a Macau casino, who shakes hands with a lady transmitting the virus to her. Contagion depicts 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.


L: Change the World

L: Change the World is a Japanese film is about a bioterrorist group that aims to wipe out much of humanity with a virus which has an infection rate that is one hundred times the infection rate of the Ebola virus.


My Secret Terrius

My Secret Terrius is a South Korean television series about a woman, who loses her husband along with her neighbour, who was a NIS agent. The plot involves discovering the truth behind her husband's involvement in a huge conspiracy. This is the series first time we heard the term “Corona”


The Platform

The Platform is a Spanish science fiction horror-thriller film not about the virus outbreak but about a vertical prison with one cell per level. Two people per cell. One only food platform and two minutes per day to feed on up to down making some sense in this lockdown period


Pandemic: How to prevent an outbreak 

 American documentary series about pandemics covering a range of issues relating to pandemics, such as the possibility of an influenza pandemic and research on achieving a universal vaccine, to emerging viruses, anti-vaxxers, and the Ebola virus disease outbreak in Africa.


Explained: The next pandemic

This Netflix series described how a virus like a coronavirus spreads in live animal markets. In this episode, we can see  Bill Gates warning that it takes years to find a cure for a new form of the virus outbreak.



Virus is an Indian, Malayalam-language medical thriller film set against the backdrop of the Nipah virus outbreak in Kerala. A man infected with an unknown virus when brought to the Government Medical College passes on the virus to 18 other people out of which 16 including him die.


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