The World Health Organization on Wednesday declared the rapidly spreading coronavirus outbreak a pandemic, acknowledging what has seemed clear for some time — the virus will likely spread to all countries on the globe.

As a result, more and more people are staying at home. Some are sick with this virus, while others are just minimizing their contact with the outside world in an attempt to keep healthy. That may last for weeks or even months. As a result, many of them are turning to streaming services to pass the time. So, here are the best movies that you can watch on Netflix during coronavirus outbreak.

The Shawshank Redemption

Director/Writer: Frank Darabont

Cast: Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Gil Bellows, William Sadler, Clancy Brown, James Whitmore

Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency.

The Silence

Director : John R. Leonetti

Writers : Carey Van Dyke , Shane Van Dyke

Stars : Stanley Tucci, Kiernan Shipka, Miranda Otto

With the world under attack by deadly creatures who hunt by sound, a teen and her family seek refuge outside the city and encounter a mysterious cult.


Director/Writer: Christopher Nolan

Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Marion Cotillard, Ellen Page, Ken Watanabe, Michael Caine, Cillian Murphy, Tom Hardy, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt

A thief who steals corporate secrets through the use of dream-sharing technology is given the inverse task of planting an idea into the mind of a C.E.O.


Director : Morten Tyldum

Writer : Jon Spaihts

Stars : Jennifer Lawrence, Chris Pratt, Michael Sheen

A spacecraft traveling to a distant colony planet and transporting thousands of people has a malfunction in its sleep chambers. As a result, two passengers are awakened 90 years early.

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Starring : Sandra Bullock, George Clooney, Ed Harris

When debris destroys their shuttle, a medical engineer and a seasoned astronaut find themselves floating through space, with no connection to Earth.

The Martian

Director : Ridley Scott

Writers : Drew Goddard (screenplay by), Andy Weir (based on the novel by)

Stars : Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig

An astronaut becomes stranded on Mars after his team assume him dead, and must rely on his ingenuity to find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive.

Bird Box

Director : Susanne Bier

Writers : Eric Heisserer (screenplay), Josh Malerman (novel)

Stars : Sandra Bullock, Trevante Rhodes, John Malkovich

Five years after an ominous unseen presence drives most of society to suicide, a mother and her two children make a desperate bid to reach safety.

In The Tall Grass

Director : Vincenzo Natali

Writers : Vincenzo Natali, Stephen King

Stars : Laysla De Oliveira, Avery Whitted, Patrick Wilson

After hearing a young boy’s cry for help, a sister and brother venture into a vast field of tall grass in Kansas but soon discover there may be no way out…and that something evil lurks within.