Top 10 Movies & TV for Quarantine

By Madeline McGrew, Arts & Entertainment Editor

The Last Song:

This is the perfect movie for anyone who enjoys Nicholas Sparks’ love stories. A rebellious teen girl, Ronnie Miller (Miley Cyrus), from New York, and her younger brother, Jonah, are sent to live with their dad over the summer in a small beach town. 

Ronnie and her father discover that through their love of music, they are able to reconnect on a deeper level. 

As well as building a stronger relationship with her father, Ronnie meets a boy, Will Blakelee (Liam Hemsworth), whom she later discovers will change her forever. This film is available on Amazon Prime, Hulu, YouTube, and Xfinity On Demand.

Can’t Buy Me Love:

A quirky teen, Ronald Miller (Patrick Dempsey) makes a deal with a girl named Cindy Mancini (Amanda Peterson). Ronald will pay for the $1000 outfit that Cindy destroyed with red wine in exchange for her acting as though they are a couple for a month. 

Through spending time together, the two begin to discover that they may be more than friends after all. If you enjoy eighties romantic comedies, this is a must-watch. This film can be streamed on Amazon Prime, Hulu, YouTube, and Xfinity On Demand. 


A single woman, Annie (Kristen Wiig), discovers that her close friend Lillian (Maya Rudolph) is engaged, and she is going to be the maid of honor. In preparation for the wedding, Annie undergoes various crazy situations with the other bridesmaids. 

Annie begins to compete with one of Lilian’s friends to keep her position as the maid of honor. This is the perfect movie for anyone looking for a good laugh. This film is available on Amazon Prime, Hulu, YouTube, and Xfinity On Demand.

How to Lose a Guy in Ten Days:

A writer, Andie Anderson (Kate Hudson), tries to write an out-of-the-box piece about how to get a man to leave a woman in ten days. Her editor, Lana (Bebe Neuwirth), loves her idea, allowing Andie to set out to find a guy for her experiment. 

Little does Andie know that the man she chose for her experiment, executive Ben Berry (Matthew McConaughey),  has his own agenda. Ben makes a deal with his coworkers that he can make a woman fall in love with him in ten days. 

When Ben and Andie meet each other, their original plans start to fall apart. This is the perfect movie for anyone who enjoys romantic comedies. This movie can be viewed on Xfinity On Demand, Youtube, Amazon Prime, or Hulu. 

The Visit:

A single mom sends her kids to stay with their grandparents on a distant farm in Pennsylvania for a week. The kids soon realize that their grandparents are taking part in unsettling pursuits, and begin to discover that they may never return home to their mother after all. 

This horror film is full of twists and turns to keep its viewers wondering what will happen next, but it also includes some humorous moments. This film is available on YouTube or Xfinity On Demand. 

The Vampire Diaries:

This dramatic television series follows the life of a teen girl, Elena Gilbert (Nina Dobrev), who lost her parents due to a car accident. When her life seems to have fallen apart, she encounters a vampire, Stefan Salvatore (Paul Wesley), and begins to fall for him. 

Elena’s relationship with Stefan becomes more complicated, as Stefan’s older brother, Damon (Ian Somerhalder), returns to town with sneaky plans. Both Stefan and Damon protect Elena as they face villains and threats in their town of Mystic Falls, Virginia. 

All eight seasons of this series are available on Netflix, YouTube, and Amazon Prime. This is the perfect show for anyone who enjoys drama and love stories. 


This is the perfect show for anyone who enjoys a dramatic thriller. A clever bookstore manager, Joe, encounters an aspiring writer, Beck, at his work in New York. Joe’s original crush causes him to stalk Beck as their relationship grows. 

Joe will do whatever it takes to maintain a close relationship with Beck, such as stealing her old phone and even killing people that he feels are bad for her. This is a Netflix original that can be streamed on Amazon Prime and Youtube. 


This drama series is a remake of a 1980s soap opera. This show follows two of the wealthiest families in America, the Carringtons and the Colbys. 

These families fight over the control of their money, kids, and careers in the world of business. The series shows Fallon Carrington (Elizabeth Gillies), the daughter of the billionaire Blake Carrington, and her step mother Cristal (Nathalie Kelley). 

This show features the benefits of living life as a billionaire as well as uncovering corrupt business deals. This show is similar to the popular series, Gossip Girl, and is perfect for anyone who enjoys suspense and drama. This series is available on Netflix, Xfinity On Demand, The CW, YouTube, and Amazon Prime. 

Dance Moms:

This reality tv series features the lives and dance training of Abby Lee Miller’s competition team in Pittsburgh. Miller is known for treating her students and their mothers in a strict way with her unique personality. 

This series showcases Miller training her team, as they compete all over the country. Miller coaches the girls to the best of her ability while handling their dramatic mothers that want to help their children achieve their goals. 

This show features a variety of dialogues between Miller, her students, and the moms. It also features these young dancers outside of the studio. This is a must-watch for anyone who loves dramatic reality television or is looking for a show that will keep them entertained. This series is available on Lifetime, Hulu, Xfinity On Demand, Amazon Prime, and YouTube.

Stranger Things:

This show is set in the 1980’s in the town of Hawkins, Indiana. When a young boy, Will, disappears, his four friends begin to discover many secrets that the town had tried to hide. 

From hidden experiments to supernatural forces, this town’s residents must work together to save its citizens from a variety of dangers and monsters. This is the perfect show for anyone who enjoys a mix of horror, drama, and love stories. This is a Netflix original series. 

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