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Mayhem . 2017 movie. A virus gets loose, and employees are quarantined in an office building.
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1. The Day After
2. Life After People
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Most of those movies have too much of a happy ending for my tastes.

Hey, maybe we can cure COVID19 with gene editing. But we mess it up and zombies. Fast, intelligent zombies. Crap, that's basically I Am Legend. Not the old one but the good one.

Okay, maybe the zombies are more intelligent than the average humans but the best they are capable of doing is driving economy cars in terrible traffic and writing software until they get fired. That would be a terrifying movie. Crap, that's Office Space.

I would starve as a writer.
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Two more from the zombie subgenre:
1) Zombieland - lighthearted spoof of rules to avoid infection
2) Girl with all the Gifts - bizarrely heartwarming
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For some reason "Joe vs the Volcano" always leaves me upbeat.
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I watched Resident Evil the other day. The Boston Biogen meeting is Racoon City and the Umbrella Corporation. I own the first 4 or 5 of that franchise but only the first one is worth watching again. I was looking at my big collection of zombie movies that are all grouped together in a 400 disc folio. Beyond what has been mentioned, I like Warm Bodies. It’s really hard to top Zombieland.

With the age group that is high risk, maybe Soylent Green or Logan’s Run.

I need to dig up the old Star Trek episode where a planet is all children. The adults all get a plague, try to attack the children, and die. I recall McCoy invents a vaccine and saves everyone. One of Netflix or Amazon Prime must have the whole series.
With a Google, season 1, episode 8. “Miri”

With social distancing, I think I’ll replace a handshake with the Vulcan “live long and prosper”. :)
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"Warning Sign", 1985 movie.
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On The Beach (1959) Starring Gregory Peck, Ava Gardner, Fred Astaire, and Anthony Perkins.

You'll need to substitute the virus for nuclear fallout, but same idea. An invisible deadly threat is making its way 'round the globe, and it's just a matter of time until it reaches you. Hilarity fails to ensue.
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Cast Away - Features Tom Hanks isolated...
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The Masque of the Red Death (1964). Poe, Corman, Price. Do I need to say more ?
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I'm going to submit a fantastic psychological thriller starring John Goodman. This one is less about viral transmission but I believe it fully qualifies for it's quarantine aspect:

10 Cloverfield Lane
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Thought of another. A not-great-but-still-pretty-good film in which the bubonic plague plays a significant role:

Restoration

It's not within the OP's "produced within the last decade or so" requirement, but since everyone else seems to be ignoring that, I will too. :D
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+1 on Andromeda Strain. Have seen that several times over the years.
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Pluto9th wrote: Thu Mar 12, 2020 1:09 am 1. The Day After
2. Life After People
I also recommend The Day After. Very upbeat!
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Here are 3 I recently saw.

1. We are the disease
2. Die and die, but try not to live
3. Swallow
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outbreak, 28 days later, Omega Man, world War z, Pandemic, Contagion, The hot zone, the last two are probably closset to what we are seeing now.
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Train to Busan (netflix). First Korean Zombie movie.
Note, a possible reason South Korea appears to have been relatively well-prepared is that they've been fearing germ warfare from N. Korea for decades. Obviously, this is not from N. Korea, but the South clearly had a pandemic response infrastructure in place as part of national defense. If we have such a program, it has certainly not had the priority of the S. Korean program.
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"The virus" is a 2019 Malayalam ( south Indian) movie based on 2018 Nippah virus outbreak in Kerala, India.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/video/detail/ ... share_cu_r
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Watty wrote: Tue Mar 10, 2020 10:20 pm It is not a movie but there is a Pandemic board game that has been around for 10+ years so it is not something that someone put out to cash in on the Corona Virus.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pandemic_(board_game)

I have not played it but it has generally good reviews, but that was long before the Corona Virus so it might be more than a little bit odd to play it now.
We played this game and I found it boring. Instead of competing with other players you all work together as a team to try to defeat a disease. Sounds like a good idea but it’s deadly boring. I don’t like games where you’re all supposed to work as a team, what’s the fun in that? I want to compete against other players, not against some inanimate disease.
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hand wrote: Thu Mar 12, 2020 10:38 am Cast Away - Features Tom Hanks isolated...
Good movie. His best friend was a volleyball he called Wilson. I realize a major ball manufacturer is Wilson and no doubt that’s the reason for the name, then I come to find out his real wife’s name is Wilson. :confused
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One Million Years B.C. (1966) — starring Raquel Welch.
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Sausage Party (2016). Totally weird but enjoyable, and my mind has been on supermarkets lately. Includes a roll of toilet paper as one of the characters.
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I watched Outbreak for about the 10th time yesterday, but it was my girlfriends first time watching it. She liked it.
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Cheez-It Guy wrote: Sun Mar 15, 2020 11:02 am
Pluto9th wrote: Thu Mar 12, 2020 1:09 am 1. The Day After
2. Life After People
I also recommend The Day After. Very upbeat!
I remember when that first aired. Pretty much everyone in the country watched it.

And it freaked us all out. :shock:
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I watched Contagion last night for first time. May not have been the best idea, but still no issues getting to sleep.
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Annihilation (2018) is pretty good. Watched it again last night on 4K blu-ray.
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On the beach, except it's not about a virus. It's about spreading radiation after a nuclear war.

edit: Oops. I didn't notice Teague already mentioned this one. There was a remake in 2000 with Armand Assante, Bryan Brown, and Rachel Ward. It's OK, but the original B&W is better.
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"Mom and Dad," with Nicolas Cage and Selma Blair. Hilarious horror film in which parents are infected with something that makes them want to kill their children. Very enjoyable.
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Papago wrote: Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:56 am "Mom and Dad," with Nicolas Cage and Selma Blair. Hilarious horror film in which parents are infected with something that makes them want to kill their children. Very enjoyable.
That's not an infection. That's normal. :D :D
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I think Contagion comes closest to the current situation.
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I had no desire to watch a pandemic movie. I wanted something light. A comedy. I noticed that Blast from the Past was free on Roku Channel. As it started up, I had to laugh at myself. Under the opening credits were images of people collecting mass quantities of goods for bomb shelters. In other words, hoarding and self-isolating.
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Not a movie but a documentary series that came out this January on Netflix “PANDEMIC: HOW TO PREVENT AN OUTBREAK“

Then COVID-19 happened.

It is eerie how accurate their predictions are; especially given the timing. At the same time, the film made me feel so much more respects to those in health care industry
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hand wrote: Thu Mar 12, 2020 10:38 am Cast Away - Features Tom Hanks isolated...
OK, I'm definitely gonna paint a Wilson soccer ball and put it in the background of my video conferences now. LOL
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Not much of a Mel Gibson fan but Professor and the Madman was really good - basically about the creation of the Oxford English dictionary but better than that sounds :-)
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Dustin Hoffman, Kevin Spacey and Cuban Gooding Jr. in the 1995 film 'Outbreak.'
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Do any of these so-called disaster movies give sufficient treatment to the performance of global equity markets? :P
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gmaynardkrebs wrote: Sun Mar 15, 2020 1:57 pm Train to Busan (netflix). First Korean Zombie movie.
Note, a possible reason South Korea appears to have been relatively well-prepared is that they've been fearing germ warfare from N. Korea for decades. Obviously, this is not from N. Korea, but the South clearly had a pandemic response infrastructure in place as part of national defense. If we have such a program, it has certainly not had the priority of the S. Korean program.

Train to Busan was great!
South Korea also saw 185 deaths from MERS 5 years ago and shut down a lot of schools after initially botching the response. Supposedly the testing infrastructure put in place afterwards helped a lot with COVID-19 as well.
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phantom0308 wrote: Sun Mar 29, 2020 12:56 am
gmaynardkrebs wrote: Sun Mar 15, 2020 1:57 pm Train to Busan (netflix). First Korean Zombie movie.
Note, a possible reason South Korea appears to have been relatively well-prepared is that they've been fearing germ warfare from N. Korea for decades. Obviously, this is not from N. Korea, but the South clearly had a pandemic response infrastructure in place as part of national defense. If we have such a program, it has certainly not had the priority of the S. Korean program.

Train to Busan was great!
South Korea also saw 185 deaths from MERS 5 years ago and shut down a lot of schools after initially botching the response. Supposedly the testing infrastructure put in place afterwards helped a lot with COVID-19 as well.
Glad you enjoyed Train to Busan!
Did not know that about MERS...makes sense.
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Driving Miss Daisy....easy to watch feel good movie...

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Movie "Virus" (2019)

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8941440/

It is a south Indian movie based on the Nipah virus outbreak in the state of Kerala. They made the movie a year after it happened. I enjoyed the movie.
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Just finished watching Contagion. I liked it.
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I just found Flu on Amazon. My son is irritated with me now because I got him to watch the trailer by telling him it was a documentary about how South Korea handled COVID-19.

https://www.amazon.com/FLU-Hyuk-Jang/dp ... 437&sr=8-1
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GCD wrote: Mon Mar 30, 2020 1:55 am I just found Flu on Amazon. My son is irritated with me now because I got him to watch the trailer by telling him it was a documentary about how South Korea handled COVID-19.

https://www.amazon.com/FLU-Hyuk-Jang/dp ... 437&sr=8-1
Train to Busan is also about a great movie about an infection in South Korea. I managed to see it in a US theater a few years ago.
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The Big short!
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Close Encounters of the Third Kind - Anything seem familiar? Stay at home, don't go out, leave those mashed potatoes alone!
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vested1 wrote: Wed Mar 11, 2020 2:17 pm Omega Man (1971) was the 2nd spinoff of the Richard Matheson book, I Am Legend (1954). The 2007 version with the same title as the book, starring Will Smith came out in 2007.

I saw them all but the 1st version was scariest for me, even though the special effects were crude. It was The Last Man on Earth with Vincent Price (1964). Price's haunted look as he sat in his house every night watching home movies of his life with his wife before the plague of the living dead took over the world scared the crap out of me at age 12 when it came out.

His name was Morgan, and as the zombies beat on his door and windows every night they'd scream, "Come out Morgan!". They were eventually joined by his dead wife. Every day he'd go out with a supply of wooden stakes and drive them through the hearts of sleeping zombies who lay hidden throughout the city. Those undead were slow, unlike those in The Omega Man and I am Legend, and were more like vampires at any rate. He was immune, and his blood turned out to be the cure.
Great scene where they're all tossing bodies into a pit.

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whodidntante wrote: Thu Mar 12, 2020 1:19 am Most of those movies have too much of a happy ending for my tastes.
Well, if that's the case how about the 2006 TV Movie "Fatal Contact: Bird Flu in America". That left me feeling like we aren't that bad off. Sort of like looking at pictures of people mauled by bears. Hey, I have it pretty good.
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"Rick and Morty" Season 1 Episode 6 "Rick Potion #9"
Not a movie but a goodie.
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On Netflix,

I highly recommend: RAVENOUS (French Canadian) and TRAIN TO BUSAN (South Korea)

They are very relevant to Covid-19, and both have 90% approval rate on rotten tomatoes.
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