Movies and series about staying home
The serious situation of COVID-19 or coronavirus has caused millions of people around the world to stay in their homes for long periods of time, in order to avoid contact with each other and to stop the spread of the virus.
While staying home can be boring and overwhelming for some, for others it is the perfect opportunity to immerse themselves in all the stories that cinema and television have to offer. Make your stay at home a new adventure with our MFC Playlist of movies and series about staying home.
Home Alone (Chris Columbus, 1990)
Home Alone was directed by Chris Columbus and starred by Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern. The film tells the story of Kevin, an 8-year-old boy who, upon discovering that he has been left alone at his home, must defend it against two thieves using tricks and mischief.
This is a film filled with humor and Kevin‘s character finds hundreds of creative ways to have fun at home. It received two Golden Globe nominations in the Best Comedy Picture and Best Comedy Actor categories for Macaulay Culkin’s performance, as well as two Academy Awards nominations, one of which was in the Best Original Score for the work of the acclaimed composer John Williams.
Up (Pete Docter, 2009)
Up is an animated Disney and Pixar film directed by Pete Docter, who previously directed Monsters, Inc. (2001). The film tells the adventure of Carl Fredricksen, a grumpy old man who, determined to fulfill his greatest dream, ties hundreds of helium balloons to his home to fly away to the Paradise Falls, a dream place inspired on the Canaima national park in Venezuela. The adventure will be joined by Russell, a boy scout who broke into Mr. Fredricksen‘s house, and a dog that is able to speak through an electronic collar.
The film won two Academy Awards in the Best Animated Film and Best Original Score categories and is one of the few animated films to have been nominated in the Best Film category. Up is a story that explores the themes of friendship, courage, and self-discovery in an adventure like no other, all without straying too far from home.
Ex Machina (Alex Garland, 2015)
Ex Machina is a science fiction movie written and directed by Alex Garland, director of Annihilation (2018). It stars Domhnall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac and Alicia Vikander. The film introduces us to Caleb (Gleeson), a programmer who receives an invitation to live for a week with Nathan (Isaac), the president of the company he works for, and his project AVA (Vikander), an android with artificial intelligence.
The characters live together in the same house in order to apply the Turing test, an experiment that consists of testing the ability of a machine to exhibit intelligent behavior similar to or indistinguishable from that of a human being. The film was nominated in the Academy Awards for Best Original Screenplay and won in the Best Visual Effects category, as well as being recognized as one of the best films on artificial intelligence to date.
The Hateful Eight (Quentin Tarantino, 2015)
The Hateful Eight is Quentin Tarantino‘s eighth film and one of his tributes to westerns. It is a black comedy thriller that brings together an ensemble cast that includes Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen and Channing Tatum, among others.
The film takes place a few years after the American Civil War and tells the stories of eight renegades who gather in a country house to protect themselves from a fierce blizzard. In the house we will gradually get to know each of the characters and discover the mysterious relationships that have led them to meet each other. Although it was originally intended as a sequel to Django Unchained (2012), the film became an original story and one of the longest films in Tarantino‘s filmography.
The Haunting of Hill House (Mike Flanagan, 2018)
From successful filmmaker Mike Flanagan, director of great horror movies such as Oculus (2013), Hush (2016) and Doctor Sleep (2019), The Haunting of Hill House is the first season in the anthology series called The Haunting.
It tells the story of the Crains, a family marked by the paranormal events that they experienced in their childhood house, to which they will have to return in order to solve pending issues. Each episode is told from the perspective of a different character, so the general plot is slowly unveiled through the fears and traumas of each one. In this series, the haunted house becomes a character in itself, full of mysteries, secrets and a story that will send chills down your spine. The second season will be titled The Haunting of Bly Manor, its premiere is scheduled for 2020 and it will tell a new story independent from the first one.