Picture Credits (l-r): Warner Bros. Ent & DC, Disney Pixar and Disney+
Picture Credits (l-r): Warner Bros. Ent & DC, Disney Pixar and Disney+

If there’s one thing that’s kept us all entertained through lockdown, it’s on-demand entertainment. Whether you get joy from reading, television or movies, there has been something to enjoy from a plethora of different avenues.

Here, we run through our top five favourite flicks we’ve watched during the pandemic; some family-friendly and some just for the adults!

Hamilton (Disney+)

Ever since its debut, Hamilton has proven to have a profound effect on all who watch it. The Broadway musical has struck a chord with millions during its time on stage and, to celebrate the story that it tells, Disney+ brought the original Broadway Production straight into our living rooms.

With a score that blends hazz, hip-hop, R&B and classic Broadway, this story of America-then, told by America-now, twists the narrative of American founding father Alexander Hamilton into one of the most revolutionary moments theatre has ever seen.

Sonic the Hedgehog (on demand)

It’s always a challenge to bring a video game to the big screen with success. We’ve seen so many fail that we almost expect future adaptations to follow suit. Fortunately, Sonic the Hedgehog blew all expectations out of the water, after those working behind-the-scenes completely overhauled their original animated design for the speedy blue hedgehog.

Jim Carrey brought absolute excellence to the role of the villainous Doctor Robotnik, proving he’s still one of the finest comedic actors on the planet. He was the perfect man to bring the baddie to life, with all the kids wanting to beat him up and all of the adults laughing at how one of the best stars in their generation was still going strong.

His House (Netflix)

A young couple from war-torn Sudan come to England, looking for a fresh start away from the devastation that has become so common in their homeland. Though they at first think they’re settling in well at their new home, it becomes apparent that there is an evil lurking beneath the surface that could see them fleeing yet another place that should be a safe haven.

Directed by Remi Weekes, the film includes some stellar performances from Sope Dirisu and Wunmi Mosaku, whilst Matt Smith also enjoys a turn in a role unlike many of the others he's played.

Soul (Disney+)

This animated family flick is sure to bring a tear to your eye, whilst teaching you a lesson about life and making sure you’re living through every moment possible.

When middle school jazz teacher Joe Gardner suffers an accident, his soul is separated from his body and, we watch as he tries to reunite the two before it's too late. With his big break as a musician on the line, he learns more about himself than ever before in pursuit of his dream.

Zack Snyder’s Justice League (Sky Cinema and NOW)

Only recently being released, this four-hour masterpiece was the result of a lot of hard work from director Zack Snyder, and a successful campaign by his fans to #ReleaseTheSnyderCut of the original 2017 film.

Comic book readers finally got to see Snyder’s vision in all its glory, and it was clear that the passion they had for beloved characters such as Wonder Woman, Batman and Superman was shared by the filmmaker here.

Saying too much would ruin the story but, if you saw Justice League back in 2017 and were left confused about everything going on, give this a chance. It’s even split into six parts and an epilogue, so you can watch it over a few nights if four hours feels like a bit too much!

RELATED: TV shows that almost everyone watched obsessively in the past year

Since the beginning of a year-long on-off lockdown, many people have non-surprisingly turned to TV, movies and books to entertain them until the outside world is safe once more.

While many shows were highlighted by audiences, there have even been a few where, even if you haven’t seen them, you more or less know the plot and certain things that happened due to fans taking to social media and letting everyone know how much they enjoyed what they saw…

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