There are plenty of great films and TV shows to check out while at home with family. Here are a few of my recommendations to watch while stuck at home.

The Harder They Fall.

Super stylish and slick, this all-Black Netflix Original Western is a good wild ride following outlaw leader Nat Love (Jonathan Majors) as he seeks out revenge against the sadistic gang leader Rufus Buck (Idris Elba) who murdered his family. It's a lot of old classic genre fun mixed with new style and verve.

The Irishman.

Listen, you've finally got a lot of time on your hands. So now there's no excuse for not checking out Martin Scorsese's excellent gangster epic. It's a gripping gut punch of a movie, immaculately performed, but it's also not without its entertainment value. (Give me EVERY Al Pacino line-reading, please.) It's a powerful (seemingly) final statement from Scorsese.


Alfonso Cuaron's Oscar-winning character study is a gorgeous black-and-white slow burn, following a maid as her life changes along with the rich family she works for. It's mesmerizing work.

Kung Fu Panda.

A goofball kids romp that takes its kung fu action seriously, DreamWorks' animated hit is a gorgeous good time, following a plump panda (voiced by Jack Black) as he trains to become a martial arts master much to the eye-rolling displeasure of his unimpressed trainers. One of its year's best animated films AND one of its best action films – all in one!

The Mitchells vs. the Machines.

Yet another outstandingly funny, energetic and smart project courtesy of producers Lord and Miller (the guys behind "21 Jump Street" and "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs"), this giddily animated adventure follows a family road trip that goes slightly off the rails when they accidentally find themselves in the middle of the robot apocalypse.

To All the Boys I've Loved Before.

The rom-com isn't dead yet thanks to Netflix – and thanks to this charming teenage romance about a high schooler whose secret letters to her crushes get sent to them. The sequel, while not as fun, is worthwhile too. Hopefully the final chapter, "To All the Boys: Always and Forever, Lara Jean," keeps things cute.


An unconventional biopic for one of our most unconventional athletes, Michael Mann's "Ali" takes an fascinatingly impressionistic glance at one of Muhammad Ali's most complicated eras: his time away from boxing due to his anti-war stance on the Vietnam, his controversial move to Islam and his development as a thinker and political figure throughout it all.

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What to watch while stuck at home