If you’re staying at home, waiting for the government to lift the community quarantine, you might have experienced different emotions. Anxiety? Check! Boredom? Check! Missing everyone? Check, check!
It’s more than okay to be doing nothing right now. You don’t have to be super productive every single day. Remember that everyone is transitioning to a new normal so don’t fret if you still haven’t written that inspirational book or you still don’t know how to speak German. You are allowed to just stay on the couch, eat popcorn, and get your movie fix to your heart’s content.
Power through that cabin fever while practicing social distancing due to the COVID-19 pandemic with My Pope’s recommended movies for every mood (and every age group!)
When you feel hungry
Admit it or not, staying indoors has made you take a trip to the kitchen more times than you could count. Perhaps you have experimented with various recipes and thought to yourself: hey, maybe I can be a chef? Remy the rat certainly gets you!
This Oscar-winning movie tells the story of Remy who dreams of becoming a great French chef despite his family’s wishes and the very obvious problem of being a rat. He teams up with Alfredo Linguini and their dreams and passion for cooking sets into motion that turn the culinary world of Paris upside down. Ratatouille reminds us that there’s a gourmet chef in everyone so continue experimenting with recipes and try different spices on that soup.
Stream Ratatouille now on Youtube.
When you feel bored
The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring
We all feel bored sometimes but staying home 24/7 for two months is another story. Let Frodo Baggins (Elijah Wood) and the fellowship curb that cabin fever. The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring is about a young Hobbit, Frodo, who inherits the One Ring– a powerful weapon that is set to doom civilization.
The fate of the world rests on Frodo’s back now as the Ringbearer. Join him as he sets to destroy the Ring in the fires of Mount Doom where it was forged. Yes, you have permission to binge a movie franchise right now.
When you miss the outside world
The Fundamentals of Caring
Who wants a road trip? You and this 18-year-old boy in a wheelchair, Trevor (Craig Roberts). Paul Rudd takes on the role of Ben, a writer-turned-caregiver, in Fundamentals of Caring.
He and his charge, Trevor, embark on a road trip of a lifetime to see the American roadside attractions. As the two of them drive and bicker to the world’s biggest pit, their ability to cope is tested as they start to understand the importance of hope and friendship. Go see the outside world in the comfort of your couch!
Stream Fundamentals of Caring now on Netflix.
When you miss your barkada
Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
The quarantine has made us appreciate all the little things we took for granted, like going out with our girlfriends for brunch and catching up. While you can still do with video chat, nothing beats face-to-face chikahan sessions. And Bridget (Blake Lively), Carmen (America Ferrera), Lena (Alexis Bledel), and Tibby (Amber Tamblyn) totally understand you!
After many summers together, the four are going their separate ways for a few months. But no matter where they are, they are connected by a pair of jeans that they take turns sharing. Yes, it fits all of them! Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants exemplifies the tight bond of sisterhood and friendship even if you are miles apart–just like you and your girls!
When you need a warm hug from your family
The community quarantine and social distancing have hindered many of us from hugging our loved ones. Much like how we miss catching up with our friends, the loneliness that this quarantine brings makes us crave a touch or an embrace from our family—a gesture we often took for granted before all these happened.
Manuel Bonifacio’s (Ronaldo Valdez) children realized this when he called them and revealed that he was diagnosed with cancer and only has seven weeks to live. Allan (Aga Muhlach), Bryan (Dingdong Dantes), Cha (Christine Reyes), and Dex (Enrique Gil) reunite and help each other in order to spend their father’s remaining days with him. Seven Sundays is a movie that will make you laugh, cry, and reflect that during our toughest moments, we only and will always have our family to rely on.
Stream Seven Sundays now on Netflix.