9 of the best pandemic movies you can stream right now

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In startling times like the current COVID-19 crisis we're experiencing, sometimes it's a smart idea to just turn off the news and switch to watching something a bit more light-hearted. Luckily, a number of films are skipping their traditonal theatrical release window and moving to digital release early, including the new Disney Pixar film Onward and the upcoming Trolls World Tour. Those are both fantastic picks to watch with the kids, though once it's bedtime for the little ones, you might be looking for something a bit different.

It's hard to not think of the developing situation in the world, but the entertaining pandemic-related films below are a good way to get your mind off the current crisis and onto a completely fictional one.

You'll want to note that the prices listed below are to buy the movie outright; you can save some cash by renting the film of your choice for just a few dollars instead. On the other hand, you might be able to find them using some of these free trials for streaming services.

How to watch films from Amazon on other devices

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Not accustomed to watching movies purchased at Amazon? You'll be able to watch anything you purchase using an Amazon Fire TV Stick (opens in new tab), though there are plenty of other ways as well, such as using your internet browser or with a smart TV. You'll just want to download the Prime Video App (opens in new tab) on your preferred device to start watching.

Alex Smith
Alex is a graduate from the University of North Florida with a background in sales and merchandising. When he’s not hunting down the next great deals to post on Thrifter, he can be found making music and working on his eBay business.
2 Comments
  • Take your mind off? Or make you even more paranoid? 😂
  • Take your mind off? Misleading much?