8 Great Movies About Being Stuck At Home

As the coronavirus COVID-19 keeps more and more people staying in their homes, we’re all looking for great movies and TV shows to keep us occupied. Want to relate to the characters you watch? Here are 8 movies about being stuck at home!

10 Cloverfield Lane

Mary Elizabeth Winstead, John Goodman, and John Gallagher Jr. star in 10 Cloverfield Lane, a psychological horror-thriller film about a young woman who wakes up in an underground bunker after a car crash. The two other men there claim that a disastrous event has left Earth uninhabitable. The movie was produced by J.J. Abrams, directed by Dan Trachtenberg and written by Josh Campbell, Matthew Stuecken and Damien Chazelle. 

You can rent 10 Cloverfield Lane on Vudu, YouTube and Google Play.

Two Night Stand

What if you had a one-night stand but then couldn’t leave because of a snowstorm? That’s the concept of Two Night Stand, a simple and underappreciated romantic comedy starring Miles Teller and Analeigh Tipton. It was written by Mark Hammer and directed by Max Nichols.

Two Night Stand is available to stream for free on Tubi and Vudu; You can also rent it on Amazon Prime, Google Play, YouTube and iTunes.

Home Alone

Don’t think Home Alone counts? Eight year-old Kevin McAllister does more at home than most of us do when there’s not a pandemic! We’re giving bonus points to this Christmas classic since watching a holiday movie in March might be a heartwarming way to help get your mind off things, ya filthy animal.

Written by John Hughes and directed by Chris Columbus, Home Alone is available to stream on Netflix. You can also rent it on Amazon Prime, Google Play, YouTube and iTunes.

1408

In 1408, a horror movie based on the Stephen King novel of the same name, John Cusack gets stuck in a haunted hotel room he’s trying to write about. Soon, bizzare things start happening to him! The film was directed by Mikael Håfström and written by Matt Greenberg, Scott Alexander and
Larry Karaszewski.

You can stream 1408 on fubo TV or Philo, or rent it from Amazon Prime or iTunes.

Saw

In the classic 2004 horror movie Saw, which spawned an entire series, Cary Elwes and Leigh Whannell play two men who wake up to find themselves chained up in a decrepit bathroom. One must kill the other or his family will die. Watching movies in your living room doesn’t sound so bad now, doesn’t it? The film was directed by directed by James Wan (in his feature directorial debut) and written by Leigh Whannell.

You can rent Saw on YouTube, Google Play, Amazon Prime and Vudu.

Clue

Looking for movies about being stuck at home that won’t freak you out? 1985 dark comedy Clue is a hilarious ensemble comedy based on the classic board game. Can you figure out who the murderer is? The original theatrical release actually included three different endings – so the ending you got would depend on which theater you went to!

You can stream Clue, written and directed by Jonathan Lynn, on Crackle. You can also rent it on YouTube, Amazon Prime, Google Play and Vudu.

12 Angry Men

Based on the classic play, 12 Angry Men (1957) tells the story of 12 jurors who must vote on whether to acquit or convict an inner-city teenager of murder. Their decision will likely result in death for the young man. Directed by the famed Sidney Lumet, the ensemble film was written by Reginald Rose.

You can watch 12 Angry Men via YouTube, Amazon Prime, Google Play, Vudu and iTunes.

Panic Room

2002’s Panic Room, directed by David Fincher and written by David Koepp, stars Jodie Foster and Kristen Stewart as a mother and daughter who hide from burglars invading their house. The concept came from the screenwriter watching news coverage about how wealthy people in urban areas were installing safe rooms in their homes.

You can stream Panic Room on Vudu and Crackle. You can also rent it on Amazon Prime, YouTube, Google Play and iTunes.

Which of these films about being stuck at home is your favorite? Let us know in the comments below!

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