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Three Movies That Escaped Your Quarantine Watchlist

While films and TV shows have halted production during the pandemic, streaming services have somehow managed to release enough new content to keep everyone not bored in the house and in the house bored. Between rewatching classics like High School Musical and Wizards of Waverly Place, and binging new seasons of Umbrella Academy and Lucifer, new original content is easily overlooked. Here are 3 underrated movies that might have escaped your watchlist.

Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga (Netflix)

This Netflix original will fill you up with second-hand embarrassment for days. Eurovision is everything you expect in a Will Farell movie, just add an Icelandic accent! It follows Lars (Farell) and Sigrit (Rachel McAdams), who together make up the band “Fire Saga” . The movie tracks Lars’s dream of making it to the Eurovision Song Contest (a real Europe-wide music competition). From the over-the-top music performances, to the over-the-top costumes, you will not be able to resist laughing at this comedy gold. Overall, Eurovision is perfect for a chill night when you don’t want to think too hard about what you’re watching.

Stargirl (Disney+)

If you ever watched a book to movie adaptation, you are probably familiar with the idea that the book is always better. Stargirl, I believe, might be an exception to this. Jerry Spinnelli’s book was great, but there were so many plot points that were left unresolved, and that always bothered me. Disney did a great job tying up loose ends while staying true to the book. Grace Vanderwaal plays Stargirl and she fits the role like she was born for it! The movie incorporates some of Vanderwaal’s own original music, and it just fits so perfectly into Stargirl’s personality. If you are looking for a feel-good highschool movie, Stargirl is your film.

Onward (Disney+)

At the height of the pandemic, Onward was released in theaters, but like many films, was quickly sent to Disney+ when movie establishments were shut down. I think this Pixar original deserves more hype! For one, original content from Disney is getting scarce these days - the last original Pixar film was Coco (2017) and before that The Good Dinosaur (2015). Onward is a true family film that gets you to appreciate the people in your life who look out for you. The story is fun to follow and takes a couple of interesting turns. Plus, the amount of D&D fangirling that goes on is amusing to watch (even if you aren’t a D&D fan). If you want to feel warm and fuzzy inside, or if you just want to hear Tom Holland and Chris Pratt’s voices again, Onward is the perfect addition to your queue.

Watch even one of these and I guarantee your quarantine blues will lift! Happy streaming. 

Sahiti Tholeti

Northeastern '23

Sahiti is a second-year Political Science and International Affairs major, with a minor in psychology. She's from New Jersey and loves reading, photography, and comedy. When she's not obsessing over the latest Disney, Marvel, or Star Wars film, you can find her obsessing over Europe and her time in London.
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