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The Best Coronavirus Movies

List RulesVote up your favorite movies set during the time of Covid-19

After all we've been through as a global community due to COVID-19, it's clear you're wondering: what are the best Coronavirus movies?  COVID-19 has been no picnic, but throughout the pandemic, many filmmakers took up the call to create art in attempts to soothe the chaos and boredom of the global disaster. From the iPhone anthology hustlers to full-scale social distanced productions to bedroom comedy specials, the #CoronavirusEra has unleashed the full spectrum of creativity. So, what are the best movies about the Coronavirus pandemic?  

From Bo Burnham's hilarious DIY comedy special Bo Burnham: Inside to Locked Down, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, and Host, there's been a wide range of movies about coronavirus from all genres. There have also been documentaries about the coronavirus like 76 Days, In the Same Breath, and Homeroom. 

Vote up the best COVID-19 movies, and help decide which is the best pandemic movie depiction. 

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  • 1
    Sacha Baron Cohen, Maria Bakalova
    49
    10

    Released2020

    Directed byJason Woliner

    Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan is a 2020 mockumentary comedy film directed by Jason Woliner. After  ...more

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  • 2
    50
    11

    Released2021

    Directed byBo Burnham

    Bo Burnham: Inside is a 2021 American comedy special directed by Bo Burnham. Stuck in COVID-19 lockdown, US comedian and musician Bo Burnham attempts to stay happy by writing, shooting and performing  ...more

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  • 3
    Anne Hathaway, Chiwetel Ejiofor
    31
    3

    Released2021

    Directed byDoug Liman

    Locked Down is a 2021 American romantic comedy heist film directed by Doug Liman. A quarreling couple make peace in order to take advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic and pull off a jewelery heist at  ...more
  • 4
    Joel Fry, Reece Shearsmith
    37
    14

    Released2021

    Directed byBen Wheatley

    In the Earth is a 2021 British horror film written and directed by Ben Wheatley. As the world searches for a cure to a disastrous virus, a scientist and park scout venture deep in the forest for a  ...more
  • 5
    76 Days is a 2020 American documentary film directed by Hao Wu, Weixi Chen and an anonymous third director. Raw and intimate, this documentary captures the struggles of patients and frontline medical  ...more
  • 6

    In The Same Breath

    24
    6
    In the Same Breath is a 2021 American-Chinese documentary film directed by Nanfu Wang. It follows how the Chinese and American governments reacted to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.  ...more
  • 7
    Jocelyn Hudon, Alisa Allapach
    31
    14

    Released2021

    Directed byWill Wernick

    Safer at Home is a 2021 American thriller film directed by Will Wernick. Set in 2022, where the COVID-19 pandemic has created mass chaos in Los Angeles and turned the city into a police state, a  ...more
  • 8

    Host

    Haley Bishop, Jemma Moore
    20
    1

    Released2021

    Directed byRob Savage

    Host is a 2020 British horror film directed by Rob Savage. Six friends hire a medium to hold a séance via Zoom during COVID-19 lockdown — but they get far more than they bargained for as things  ...more
  • 9
    KJ Apa, Sofia Carson
    34
    19

    Released2020

    Directed byAdam Mason

    Songbird is a 2020 American science fiction thriller film directed by Adam Mason. In 2024, a COVID-like pandemic ravages the world and its cities. Centering on a handful of people as they navigate  ...more
  • 10

    Première vague

    Fayolle Jean Jr., Myranda Plourde
    20
    3

    Released2021

    Directed byMax Dufaud, Rémi Fréchette, Reda Lahmouid, Kevin T. Landry

    Première vague (aka First Wave) is a 2021 Canadian dramatic anthology film directed by Max Dufaud, Rémi Fréchette, Reda Lahmouid, and Kevin T. Landry. Four Montrealers face uncertainty during the  ...more
  • 11
    Ben Coleman, Ali Vingiano
    26
    11

    Released2021

    Directed bySteven Kanter, Henry Loevner

    The End of Us is a 2021 American romantic dramedy directed by Steven Kanter and Henry Loevner. After a savage breakup, two exes must continue living together when California issues its stay-at-home  ...more
  • 12
    Raquel Bank, Daniel Katz
    17
    7

    Released2021

    Directed byAna Katz

    The Dog Who Wouldn’t be Quiet (aka El perro que no calla) is a 2021 Argentine absurdist drama film directed by Ana Katz. An aimless man transforms, through a series of short encounters, as the world  ...more
  • 13

    The Pink Cloud

    Renata de Lélis, Eduardo Mendonça
    11
    0

    Released2021

    Directed byIuli Gerbase

    The Pink Cloud (aka A Nuvem Rosa) is a 2021 Brazilian science fiction thriller film directed by Iuli Gerbase. After a toxic and mysterious pink cloud shuts down the world, a young woman finds herself  ...more
  • 14

    Homemade

    Christopher Abbott, Kumiko Kaur Chadha Berges
    11
    0

    Released2021

    Directed byLadj Ly, Paolo Sorrentino, Rachel Morrison, Pablo Larraín, Rungano Nyoni

    Homemade is a 2021 Italian-Chilean anthology series of short films, directed by Ladj Ly, Paolo Sorrentino, Rachel Morrison, Pablo Larraín, Rungano Nyoni, Natalia Beristáin, Sebastian Schipper, Naomi  ...more
  • 15

    Homeroom

    Denilson Garibo, Libby Schaaf
    23
    16

    Released2021

    Directed byPeter Nicks

    Homeroom is a 2021 American documentary film directed by Peter Nicks. Following the class of 2020 at Oakland High School in a year marked by seismic change, exploring the emotional world of teenagers  ...more
  • 16
    Cody Renee Cameron, Robin Sydney
    19
    11

    Released2021

    Directed byCharles Band

    Corona Zombies is a 2020 American comedy horror film directed by Charles Band. A woman returns home after a quarrel over toilet paper, only to turn on the news to discover that there is an outbreak  ...more
  • 17

    Together

    James McAvoy, Sharon Horgan
    17
    10

    Released2021

    Directed byStephen Daldry

    Together is a 2021 British comedy-drama film directed by Stephen Daldry. A husband and wife who are forced to re-evaluate themselves and their relationship through the reality of the Covid-19  ...more

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  • 18
    Fábio Baltar, Valeria Giorcelli
    9
    0

    Released2021

    Directed byFabrício Bittar, Martín Blousson, Guillermo Carbonell, Julio Napoli Filho, Giordano Gio

    The Pandemic Anthology is a 2021 internationally-produced horror anthology film directed by Fabrício Bittar, Martín Blousson, Guillermo Carbonell, Julio Napoli Filho, Giordano Gio, Karl Holt, Andreas  ...more

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  • 19

    Corona

    Andrea Stefancikova, Emy Aneke
    11
    6

    Released2021

    Directed byMostafa Keshvari

    Corona (aka Corona: Fear Is a Virus) is a 2020 Canadian thriller drama film directed by Mostafa Keshvari. A group of people get stuck in an elevator during the COVID-19 pandemic.  ...more
  • 20

    Life in a Day 2020

    Despina Mirou, Shaira Yasmin Berg
    11
    6

    Released2021

    Directed byKevin Macdonald

    Life in a Day 2020 is a 2021 American crowdsourced documentary film directed by Kevin Macdonald, and the sequel to the 2011 film Life in a Day. While the coronavirus rages, millions of people around  ...more
  • 21

    With/In

    Chris Cooper, Rosie Perez
    7
    0

    Released2021

    Directed byJonathan Cake, Bill Camp, Elizabeth Marvel, Chris Cooper, Griffin Dunne

    With/In is a 2021 American anthological drama film directed by Jonathan Cake, Bill Camp, Elizabeth Marvel, Chris Cooper, Griffin Dunne, Bart Freundlich, Gina Gershon, Sebastian Gutierrez, Arliss  ...more
  • 22

    Lockdown

    Xander Berkeley, Kevin Leslie
    6
    0

    Released2021

    Directed byBizhan Tong

    Lockdown is a 2021 Hong Kong global pandemic thriller film directed by Bizhan Tong. While the world continues to grasp with the COVID-19 pandemic and much of the world is in lockdown, actor Larry  ...more
  • 23

    All U Need Is Love

    Louis Koo, Tony Leung
    6
    1

    Released2021

    Directed byVincent Kok

    All U Need Is Love is a 2021 Hong Kong comedy-drama film directed by Vincent Kok. During a calm and peaceful afternoon in Hong Kong, the Grande Hotel is suddenly suspected to be the source of the  ...more
  • 24

    Erēmīta

    Ashley Connor, Nicola Pecorini
    6
    1

    Released2021

    Directed bySam Abbas, Stefano Falivene, Antoine Héberlé, Ashley Connor, Alexis Zabe

    Erēmīta (Anthologies) is a 2021 international arthouse documentary anthology film directed by Sam Abbas, Stefano Falivene, Antoine Héberlé, Ashley Connor, Alexis Zabe, and Yarara Rodriguez. An  ...more
  • 25
    Anthony Head, Samantha Bond
    4
    0

    Released2021

    Directed byOliver Milburn

    School's Out Forever is a 2021 British horror comedy film directed by Oliver Milburn, based on the book by Scott K. Andrews. As a pandemic spreads like wildfire around the globe, students at a  ...more

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