By Clarissa Amrein
With the Covid-19 situation, we’re getting used to stay at home evenings after evenings. Are you tired of sitting on the couch, zapping your way through hundreds of channels and just not finding your perfect entertainment? Then it might be the right timing for this blog: The Girls in Tech Switzerland Team gathered some hot movie recommendations for a thrilling movie night at home. Don’t forget the popcorn!
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Out of Africa

Oldie but goodie: inspired by the autobiographical book of Karen Blixen, Out of Africa tells the story of a young Danish woman settling in Nairobi, starting her own farm and falling in love with a free spirit. Starring Robert Redford and Meryl Streep, this movie will make you fall in love with love, Africa and will further strengthen your wanderlust. A must watch. 

 

Abstract: Art of design (Netflix)

Learn more from the greatest creators of our society. Olafur Eliasson and how is father inspired to play with spaces, Cas Holman on how to increase creativity… Binge watching whilst learning has never felt so good. 

Check out the preview trailer.

 

The boat that rocked (name of French version: good morning England)

Set in 1966, this British comedy film tells the story of a fictional pirate radio station and its crew of DJs who broadcast rock and pop music to the United Kingdom from a ship in the North Sea while the British government endeavors to shut them down.Why? It is the kind of feel good movie that you can watch over and over again without getting bored. You will love the eclectic characters and the epic sixties soundtrack. Also you can never go wrong with a Richard Curtis movie.

 

The Circle

Ever wondered how life is working for a powerful tech company in Silicon Valley? Get an insight in «The Circle». A movie based on a novel by Dave Eggers starring Emma Watson and Tom Hanks. You’ll dive into the world of «always being online» and notice some parallels to our world we’re in. How much information is too much? Who wins the battle of privacy versus transparency? Definitely a thought-provoking movie!

 

Joker

A must-see: The psychological thriller film with main actor and Oscar winner Joaquin Phoenix. It’s about a mentally troubled comedian who is disregarded and mistreated by society. The movie shows, how being bullied and underappreciated can push someone into complete madness. This masterpiece sheds light on a ravaging class divide in society and portrays the disastrous consequences that can arise with mental illness. An emotional rollercoaster with one of the greatest acting performance!

 

La vita è bella 

This movie by Roberto Benigni is about love (despite the context) and the courage of making choices. Love and courage is exactly what our world needs more to make changes and to be able to move one step ahead. A touching and inspiring Italian comedy-drama in the times of World War II.