Can Movies Teach Us Anything About Staying Safe (and Sane) During the Coronavirus?

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Remember when we thought being trapped indoors and worldwide contagions only happened in movies? Well, the times have certainly changed. Many earlier films reflect similarities to the COVID-19 world around us, and almost instinctively we can’t stop watching them. While disaster films have more action and drama than my actual life, I still point at scenes screaming, "That’s happening now!"

Sometimes, I wish we responded to the pandemic like in the movies. There’s a lot of moments we can relate to and even learn from, so grab the popcorn and settle down for all the hard-learned lessons in these Hollywood films, from pandemic movies like World War Z to thrillers and comedy dramas.