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Netflix Flicks to Binge Watch during Quarantine

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Netflix Flicks to Binge Watch during Quarantine
written by
Mariam Nowar

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Safety should be your top priority during such difficult times of the outbreak, but that doesn’t mean you should feel any bored! Check out a few of our recommendations ranging from films, series, stand-up, and reality shows that you can binge watch while you stay at home. You can subscribe to Netflix here if you haven’t already.

The Laundromat

Starring Antonio Banderas, Gary Oldman, and Meryl Streep; this comedy crime drama follows a widow, who, having fallen a victim of an insurance fraud, digs her way to a couple of lawyers in Panama who exploit the world’s financial system.


The iconic 1984 drama film follows Tony Montana (Al Pacino), a Cuban immigrant who takes over a drug cartel but succumbs to greed.

Impractical Jokers

The comedy reality show follows four real-life best friends; Brian Quinn, Sal Vulcano, Joe Gatto and James Murray, who love challenging each other to the most outrageous dares and stunts ever caught on hidden camera.

The Blue Elephant

The Egyptian horror film follows Dr Yehia Rashed (Karim Abdel Aziz) as he tries to solve the case of a mysterious murder committed by his old friend, Sherif El Kordy (Khaled El-Sawi). He joins Sherif’s sister, Lobna (Nelly Karim), who is also Yehia’s childhood love, only to discover that the murder unlocks the most sinister secrets.

John Mulaney: The Comeback Kid

The former SNL writer shines in a stand-up comedy edition that tackles marriage, his beef with babies, and the time he met Bill Clinton.

SpongeBob SquarePants

The animation series follows a talking sea sponge who works at a fast-food restaurant and lives in an underwater pineapple.

Villa 69

Starring Khaled Abou El Naga and Arwa Gouda, this Egyptian Indie movie follows an older man, whose life drastically changes when his sister and his son move in with him.


The horror adventure film is set in an apocalyptic America filled with zombies. A group of survivors team up to face the lethal threats ahead of them. The film stars Bill Murray, Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Abigail Breslin, Emma Stone, and Amber Heard.

The Circle (US)

The reality show sees competitors isolated in apartments and only communicating through social media. Their goal is to be among the highest-rated contestants, depending on how much the other competitors like them, to win a grand prize.

The Chef Show

The documentary series follows writer, director, and food enthusiast Jon Favreau, as he joins Chef Roy Choi, who worked with him on the popular film, Chef (2014), on food adventures in and out of the kitchen with other accomplished chefs and celebrity friends.

Lord of the Rings (Trilogy)

The fantasy film follows a Hobbit from the Shire named Frodo (Elijah Wood), who is joined by eight companions and set out on a journey to destroy the powerful One Ring to save Middle-earth from the Dark Lord Sauron.

Very Big Shot

The Lebanese action comedy follows a small drug dealer, who, in an attempt to smuggle drugs across the border, finds himself a public figure, and the talk of the town.

La Casa de Papel

The Spanish mystery series follows a group of thieves who attempt to pull off the most perfect robbery in the history of Spain and take home 2.4 billion euros.