12 Movies That Show What Pandemics Are Really Like

The coronavirus pandemic has affected the whole world in an adverse manner, while some countries have been able to control the disease to a certain level some nations have crumbled against it. As people are forced to stay inside their houses in order to keep themselves safe, their online activity has increased manifold. Some people are researching about pandemics for increasing their knowledge and now the search activity regarding the movies which were based on pandemics has also increased.

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Movies like Contagion, Virus, Outbreak, etc are being watched online by good number of viewers as it provide them a glimpse of reality blended with fiction. Let us tell you about some movies which have pandemics as story base:

1 Contagion

This 2011 released Steven Soderbergh directed movie is on the top of the list of searched movies as it is pretty close to the coronavirus pandemic. In the movie also the source of the virus is a bat just like it is being said for the coronavirus that it has spread from a market in Wuhan, China where meat of bat was being sold.

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Contagion movie

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2Virus

This Malayalam language movie released in 2019 and was a super hit as it was based on the Nipah virus outbreak in the Indian state of Kerala in the year 2018. The movie was too close to reality and it also showed how the spread of misinformation affects the people.

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Virus movie

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3The Andromeda Strain

This movie got released in 1971 and it was based on the 1969 published novel of the same name. The movie deals with a US govt. The satellite which has returned to the Earth but goes missing. It was found by the military recovery team that the satellite has returned with an alien organism which was wiped out an entire city.

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The Andromeda Strain

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4Outbreak

The movie got released in 1995 and it is about the spread of a virus which was named as Motaba and was very much similar to Ebola. In the movie, the virus resulted in a lethal fever and it was first discovered in the jungles of Africa.

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The movie also showed the limits that can be crossed by the government in order to control or stop the spread of the virus. However, what doesn’t go well with many people is the fact that in the movie, vaccine is developed in pretty less time while in reality, it takes months or years in developing a vaccine.

Outbreak movie

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