My top 10 list of movies and shows to watch during quarantine

Ariella Kandkhorov, Staff Writer

COVID-19 has forced many, if not all, cities around the country to go into quarantine. Los Angeles County issued a “safer at home” order that forces everyone to, well, stay at home. Because of this, many people, especially us teens who are so used to our social lives outside the house, are having issues finding things to do. Or, more importantly, what to watch. 

Below is a list of my top 10 favorite titles, both movies and shows. Most of these can be found on Netflix, though if they are found on other streaming services, it’ll be noted. They aren’t listed in any specific order, because I find them all worthwhile. 

    1. Ladybird. Starring Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf and Timothée Chalamet, Ladybird follows a classic story of a mother and her teenage daughter, who goes by Ladybird, who try to live in peace with their clashing personalities. The two seem to constantly be in a state of conflict with one another, but they ultimately come to terms with each other and find that they are not all that different. All the while, Ladybird goes through typical youth dilemmas with relationships and discovering herself. All in all, while it might seem basic, it’s actually quite the movie and not all that long either. If that’s not enough to convince you it’s good, then just trust its 41 major nominations and 13 awards. It’s available on YouTube, Google Play Movies & TV, Vudu and Amazon Prime Video for $2.99. 
    2. On My Block. Taking place in South Central Los Angeles, the (current) three season long show is about the lives of a group of four friends making their way through high school and all the conflicts it brings. All the while, they face the harsh reality of living in an unprivileged community. On My Block hits close to home for a lot of its viewers, which is likely why so many people enjoy it. Even though the show handles some serious topics, it still manages to be funny and lighthearted. On My Block is a Netflix original, so it is only available on that streaming service. 
    3. All American. Also based in Los Angeles, All American is a story about a teen boy who lives in the fictional town of South Crenshaw, the equivalent to L.A.’s actual city of Crenshaw. When he accepts an offer to play football at Beverly High School, he is pushed into the lavish life of the teens living in Beverly Hills, all while trying to maintain his life back at home. It’s a meaningful story that can be enjoyed by almost anyone. Not to mention, it’s available on a lot of viewing platforms: YoutTube, Vudu, Google Play Movies & TV and Amazon Prime Video offer the show for $1.99. It’s also available to people with subscriptions to Netflix, YouTube TV and FuboTv, along with users of The CW app, which is free.
    4. You. It’s a little bit mature, but it’s really interesting and suspenseful. You is about a man, Joe, in his late-twenties/early-thirties in New York City who falls in love with a female college student. He becomes obsessed with her and goes to extreme measures to end up with her and live out a perfect life. Things go astray, however, as some people gradually become suspicious of him and his behavior. You will keep you guessing, there’s no way of knowing what’s next on Joe’s agenda. You is a Netflix original, so it requires a subscription to Netflix to view; however it is also available on YouTube, Google Play Movies & TV, Vudu and Amazon Prime Video for $1.99. 
    5. La La Land. Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone star in this award-winning musical. Receiving 33 nominations and 18 awards, La La Land is a story of two young adults in Los Angeles (again) pursuing their dreams while trying to maintain their romance. They realize how fragile their love is as they start achieving success and are forced to choose between their dreams or true love. La La Land is available on YouTube, Google PLay Movies & TV, Vudu and Amazon Prime Video for $3.99. 
    6. The Mandalorian. Even if you’re not a fan of Star Wars, The Mandalorian should still be interesting because it isn’t too heavily rooted in Star Wars lore—yet. (It only has one season, so that may change as the story progresses forward.) Nonetheless, it’s action-packed, following a solo bounty hunter making his way through the galaxy during a time of no order or designated power. It’s available only on Disney’s new subscription streaming service, Disney+. 
    7. The End Of The F—ing World. If the title doesn’t make it obvious, The End Of The F—ing World is a pretty explicit show. The acts that the two main characters, British 17-year olds Alyssa and James, commit are almost unbelievable. They almost always find themselves in very inconvenient situations that they somehow manage to only make worse, and their love-hate relationship just makes matters more intense. The show has two seasons available on Netflix, as well as YouTube, Google Play Movies & TV, Vudu and Amazon Prime Video for $1.99.
    8. Scream. The movie is somewhat old, released in 1996, but it just adds to that vintage vibe everyone seems to love nowadays. It’s a horror movie following high-school students being stalked and killed by a masked murderer. Don’t let the horror element scare you off, though; it’s really nothing too intolerable. I, someone who gets frightened easily, even managed to enjoy it. It’s more of a thriller/action movie than a typical horror. Scream is available on YouTube, Google Play Movies & TV, iTunes, Vudu and Amazon Prime Video for $3.99. Subscribers to Hulu, Sling TV, Showtime and ShowtimeAnytime can watch it as well. 
    9. Logan. Logan takes place in the year 2029 in the complex (and sometimes confusing) timeline of X-Men movies, following Logan, once known as The Wolverine, as an old man living out his last days. All the X-Men are long gone, with Logan’s only companion from his former superhero days being Professor Charles Xavier, the creator of the group of mutants. He too is nearing the end of his time, but somehow trouble, and a new generation of mutants, seems to find the two. Logan is the melancholy end to The Wolverine/X-Men saga; it’ll bring some kind of emotion out of its viewers, even if they aren’t acquainted with the X-Men storyline. But, on that note, The New Mutants is scheduled for release April 3, though that’s almost guaranteed to change. Logan is available on YouTube, Google Play Movies & TV, Vudu and Amazon Prime Video for $3.99. 
    10. Call Me By Your Name. 1983, somewhere in northern Italy, 17-year-old Elio meets Oliver, a young man interning for his father for the summer. They two develop strong feelings for one another and their love blossoms. It’s an emotional story that’ll probably leave you crying by the end. The cinematography is fantastic, as well, and, to top it off, everybody’s favorite actor is one of the main stars of the movie: Timothée Chalamet. Call Me By Your Name is available on Vudu and Amazon Prime Video for $1.99, and YouTube and Google Play Movies & TV for $3.99.