Why Are People Watching Pandemic Movies Right Now?


With the world at a standstill during the COVID-19 pandemic, many people in self-isolation are looking to entertainment to take their minds off the crisis. Despite the fact that we’re currently living through one in real life, audiences are choosing to watch movies about global pandemics and medical emergencies. Vulture staff writer Jordan Crucchiola and psychologist Travis Langley weigh in on why people are comforted by these kinds of films.

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  2. A Send-Off for Search Party
  3. Henry Winkler Demonstrates Why He’s a Better Acting Teacher than Gene Cousineau
  4. Taylor Garron and Chanel James Made a Whole Movie From Separate Homes
  5. Matthew Rhys Walks Us Through Getting Humped Off a Bed
  6. Sam Richardson Is Daddy and He Is Familiar (With Guns)
  7. Tom Stourton’s Face was Not Allowed to Play Edward Snowden
  8. Elijah Wood Is Just a Really Nice Guy, Honestly
  9. Michael Ian Black Owns a Robot Car
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Why Are People Watching Pandemic Movies Right Now?