What to Read and Watch During this Social Distancing Period

Social distancing has many people around the country anxious and bored, but it’s vital that everyone puts in the effort to stay inside during these troubling times. As the situation progresses, people are being left with less options for entertainment and socializing, but it’s important to remember there is still a lot to do even if it’s indoors. Only through a collective effort will our country go back to normality, so to motivate everyone to partake in social distancing, here are a few lists of movies, television shows, and books worth checking out.


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On Netflix:

  • Space Jam

  • Goodfellas

  • Inception

  • To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before and To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before: P.S. I Still Love You

  • Love, Rosie

  • One Day

  • Always Be My Maybe

  • Moonlight

  • Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse

  • The Princess Frog

  • What’s Eating Gilbert Grape

  • The Invisible Guest

  • The Karate Kid

  • Y Tu Mamá Tambien

On Hulu:

  • Good Will Hunting 

  • A Quiet Place

  • Booksmart

  • Rango

  • Instant Family

  • A Simple Favor

  • I, Tonya

  • Captain Fantastic

  • Anthropoid

  • Where Hands Touch

  • Romeo and Juliet

  • Ben is Back

On Amazon Prime:

  • Lady Bird

  • The Last Black Man in San Francisco

  • Life Itself

  • Destination Wedding

  • Little Italy

  • Mid 90’s

  • Beautiful Boy

  • If Beale Street Could Start

  • Warrior

  • Pretty in Pink

  • Honey Boy

  • Midsommar

  • The Farewell

On Disney +:

  • Frozen 2

  • The Star Wars Sequels, originals, and prequels

  • Ratatouille

  • Tangled

  • Aladdin (2019)

  • Toy Story 1, 2, 3, and 4

  • Zootopia

  • Avengers Infinity War and Endgame

  • 10 Things I Hate About You

  • Up

TV Shows:

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On Netflix:

  • Elite

  • Jane the Virgin

  • Parks and Recreation

  • That 70s Show

  • New Girl

  • Patriot Act

  • The House of Flowers

  • Club de Cuervos

  • Narcos and Narcos Mexico

  • You

  • The Fosters

  • Atypical

  • Stranger Things

  • 13 Reasons Why

  • Dexter

  • Bates Motel

  • The End of the F***ing World

  • Breaking Bad

  • How to Get Away with Murder

  • I’m Not Okay With This

  • Baby

  • On My Block

  • The Office

  • Broadchurch

  • Anne with an E

On Hulu:

  • Brooklyn 99

  • This is Us

  • Killing Eve

  • How I Met Your Mother

  • Atlanta

  • The Act

  • The Handmaid’s Tale

  • Lost

  • Prison Break

  • Drunk History

  • Sons of Anarchy

  • Awkward

  • Everybody Hates Chris

On Amazon Prime:

  • Hunters

  • Mr. Robot

  • Fleabag

  • Jack Ryan

On Disney +:

  • The Mandalorian

  • High School Musical: The Series



  • The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin

  • The Obelisk Gate by N.K. Jemisin

  • The Stone Sky by N.K. Jemisin

  • Call Me By Your Name by André Aciman

  • Find Me by André Aciman 

  • Small Beauty by Jia Qing Wilson-Yang

  • The Vegetarian by Han Kang

  • Stone Butch Blues by Leslie Fienberg

  • And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie 

  • Love is a Mixtape by Rob Sheffield

  • The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (A Hunger Games Story) by Suzanne Collins

  • The Two Lives of Lydia Bird by Josie Silver

  • Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann

Remember everyone to avoid crowded spaces and to go out only when necessary. Hopefully these lists help out with the upcoming weeks as spring break has been extended and further preventative measures may be enforced by the government. Also, reach out to friends and family and ask what they are watching or reading.