The renowned director has suggested a list of his favorite movies to make the best use of home quarantine
Coronavirus has spread in such a way that it has halted our lives right now. People around the world have become desperate to go outside to start the regular life but that's simply not happening anytime soon.
So, if you are in home isolation, it is better if you try and make some good use of it.
James Gunn, the renowned director of "Guardians of the Galaxy" has suggested a list of his favorite movies to make the best use of time and has also told his fans to stay strong and just "quarantine and chill."
Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (1969) – Directed by Paul Mazursky
Uber- '70's dramedy with some of the greatest dialogue of all time. The naturalistic acting was a huge influence on me, and the Elliot Gould/Dyan Cannon bedroom scene is one of my all-time favorites.
Villainess (2017) – Directed by Jung Byung-gil
As revolutionary to actions films as was The Matrix, Fury Road, and The Raid, and yet this South Korean film was seen by so many fewer people in the States.
Pretty Poison (1968) – Directed by Noel Black
Dark comedy starring Tuesday Weld as a coquettish sociopath and Anthony Perkins as a lonely dude caught in her web. Shockingly funny and not dated.
The Wanderers (1979) – Directed by Philip Kaufman
The strangest and most beautiful street gang film ever (yes, EVER) – in turns exciting, touching, and surrealistic - a populist art film.
Mother (2009) – Directed by Bong Joon-ho
Long before Parastite, and after the Host, Bong Joon-ho made this film about a mother's undying – some would say almost psychotic – love for her son. My favorite of his films.
One Cut of the Dead (2017) – Directed by Shinichirou Ueda
To tell you anything about this movie could hurt it – but if you love zombies and filmmaking and joy, this is the movie for you while you #Quarantineandchill.
The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call – New Orleans (2009) – Directed by Werner Herzog
I've recommended this to some friends who thought I was nuts. But to my mind it's one of the greatest films of the 2000's. Leave it up to Herzog to use off-the-rails Nic Cage to full effect.
The Yellow Sea (2010) – Directed by Na Hong-Jin
Another great South Korean action film, gritty and over-the-top and practical where Villainess is stylized. Perhaps the greatest non-car chase scene ever.
Hail the Conquering Hero (1944) - Directed by Preston Sturges
I could probably just recommend every Preston Sturges movie ever – but this little gem is one of the least-seen and probably my favorite. He is the true pioneer of what writer-directors like me do today.
Duck You Sucker (A fistful of dynamite) (1971) – Directed by Sergio Leone
Leone is one of my favorite directors. This is probably my second favorite film of his after Once Upon a Time in the West, and is the one that's been the most forgotten.
James Gunn's film recommendations are varied enough that there are interesting things for everyone.
He has chosen moderately underrated films which many of the viewers do not hear about or make some room to watch. So this might be a wise use of your time to dive into the world of cinema!