This 2011 film might have gotten passed a lot of viewers at the time—which is weird considering its major star-studded cast—but these days, it's become the most popular movie online. "Contagion" is all about how one person, who neglected to wash his hands, spread one of the deadliest viruses that affected most of the world. Sound familiar? Anyways, the movie just doesn't show the dystopic attitude that often comes about when these things happen. It goes beyond that, from the viewpoints of the victims, the medical frontliners, and the scientists desperate to find a cure, the movie shows how a virus affects everyone.
What was it about 2009 to 2011 that had films releasing movies about apocalyptic viruses? It's as if these filmmakers knew how 2020 was going to go and tried to warn movie-goers a decade early. Either way, watching the 2009 film "Carriers" starring Chris Pine and Piper Perabo will really influence you to wash more often. As well as protect yourself from germs that are all around you. The movie center on four friends trying to escape a deadly virus. However, as they move further away from human civilization, the illness catches up to them. And as a result, they turn on each other in what's nothing short of apocalyptic.
Oftentimes, when a pandemic breaks out and the lives of many are hanging in the balance, the military as to take action too. And in the 1995 film "Outbreak," you'll get to see the strain of pandemics on the armed forces. In a small California town, Capuchin monkeys unleash an Ebola-like virus that affects millions of people. In order to save lives, the military and health personnel have to work extra hard to understand the virus and find a cure for it. Simialrly, today's pandemic was caused by bats, as well as people who don't clean themselves. Hopefully, this film will inspire you to wash your hands more often.
Now for something a little less serious but still mindboggling at the same time. The 2013 German film "Wetlands" is about an 18-year-old girl named Helen. Now, what's special about Helen? Well, for one thing, she doesn't care about keeping clean and personal hygiene. In fact, she outwardly rejects it. And she proves it by masturbating with vegetables, not even bothering to clean them before using them. And it's this sort of dirty behavior and mindset that gets her into the hospital. Whilst there, she attempts to reunite her divorced parents and falls in love with a male nurse. Looks like there's something to be said about keeping clean after all!
"The Platform" is a new Netflix thriller that's so riveting and intriguing, watching it one time won't be enough. Yo be able to understand the meager behind the movie, you'll need to watch it a few more times. And it's these kinds of films—ones that psychologically challenge you—that's always the most entertaining. It also has some of the dirtiest scenes ever filmed, from people defecating on each other to outright cannibalism. With all the gore and dirt that gets thrown around in this film, you'll wish you could wash every bit of it from your laptop or TV screens!
The next time you get lazy to wash your hands, remember this point in human history. Similarly, watch these riveting films to really drive into your brain that you need to stay clean at all times! You won't be the only one affected by your negligence.