3 Movies to Watch if You Enjoyed Netflix’s ‘Bird Box’
Unless you've been living under a rock you've heard of the new Netflix thriller "Bird Box" starring Academy Award winner Sandra Bullock. If you haven't heard of it, it debuted on Netflix over this past weekend and it has had the internet a buzz! "Bird Box" has not only had the internet in a tizzy it's also created some of the best memes ever! My favorite is the Febreeze commercial meme. But all jokes aside, the movie is great! But a movie that has this much praise will also have a lot of criticism.
A lot of the complaints you'll hear are that it doesn't really explain the whole phenomena, and SPOILER ALERT: we never see the creatures or know why some aren't affected (like Fish Fingers and Gary). To me, that's great! Some of my favorite movies don't explain everything, they're very open to interpretation. There's also a lot of comparisons. So, if you haven't seen the movie yet, or if you have and want to continue a theme here are three more movies to watch that are similar to "Bird Box".
Based on the novel by Stephen King, this is one of my favorites! "Bird Box" and "The Mist" share the same "creature" phenomena. In "Bird Box" there's a scene that's very reminiscent to "The Mist"- when they end up in a grocery store. I highly recommend this movie even if it wasn't related to "Bird Box." Also, if you're a "The Walking Dead" fan you'll see a lot of familiar faces!
Written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan, the movie stars Mark Wahlberg and Zooey Deschanel. M. Night Shyamalan films are very hit or miss; you either love them or you hate them. I love them. This one and "Bird Box" share the suicide aspect. I never fully understood the hate for this movie, but like I said, you either love them or hate them.
A Quiet Place
Probably the movie that is most compared to "Bird Box" probably because it's the most recent. They do have big similarities but they are two separate entities. I enjoyed "A Quiet Place" but not as much as I enjoyed "Bird Box." But I will say that both lead actresses (Emily Blunt in "A Quite Place" and Sandra Bullock in "Bird Box") are amazing and deserve awards!