Escaping our Fears: Best Movies, Books, TV Shows and Podcasts For Relaxing During a Pandemic

  • 10 books
  • 28 TV shows
  • 25 movies
  • 12 podcasts
We all deserve a break from the news cycle! Here are some of the most relaxing picks to watch, read and listen to across all genres, to de-stress while social distancing is in order.
Edited March 2020

Movies 25

Picture of a movie: Some Like It Hot
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Some Like It Hot 1959 Movie 3.8/5
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Picture of a movie: Once Upon A Time... In Hollywood
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Once Upon A Time... In Hollywood 2019 Movie 3.5/5
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Picture of a movie: Design For Living
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Design For Living 1933 Movie 4.1/5
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Picture of a movie: Carol
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Carol 2016 Movie 3.9/5
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Picture of a movie: Rushmore
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Rushmore 1999 Movie 4.4/5
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Picture of a movie: Sing Street
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Sing Street 2016 Movie 4.4/5
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Picture of a movie: His Girl Friday
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His Girl Friday 1940 Movie 4.3/5
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Picture of a movie: Bringing Up Baby
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Bringing Up Baby 1938 Movie 4.4/5
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Picture of a movie: Dazed And Confused
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Dazed And Confused 1993 Movie 4.5/5
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Picture of a movie: Bridesmaids
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Bridesmaids 2011 Movie 4.1/5
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Picture of a movie: The Royal Tenenbaums
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The Royal Tenenbaums 2002 Movie 4.4/5
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Picture of a movie: Fast Times At Ridgemont High
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Fast Times At Ridgemont High 1982 Movie 4/5
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TV shows 28

Picture of a TV show: Planet Earth
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Planet Earth 2006 TV Show 4.6/5
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Picture of a TV show: Freaks And Geeks
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Freaks And Geeks 1999 TV Show 4.3/5
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Picture of a TV show: Arrested Development
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Arrested Development 2003 TV Show 4.3/5
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Picture of a TV show: Succession
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Succession 2018 TV Show 4/5
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Picture of a TV show: The Kids In The Hall
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The Kids In The Hall 1988 TV Show 3.9/5
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Picture of a TV show: Narcos
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Narcos 2015 TV Show 4.1/5
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Picture of a TV show: High Seas
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High Seas 2019 TV Show 3.8/5
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Picture of a TV show: Call My Agent!
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Call My Agent! 2015 TV Show 3.1/5
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Picture of a TV show: Yacht Rock
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Yacht Rock 2005 TV Show 3.8/5
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Picture of a TV show: Terrace House
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Terrace House 2015 TV Show 3.7/5
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Picture of a TV show: Explained
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Explained 2018 TV Show 3.9/5
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Picture of a TV show: Queer Eye
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Queer Eye 2018 TV Show 3.7/5
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Books 10

Picture of a book: Bossypants
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Bossypants Book by Tina Fey 4.3/5
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Picture of a book: Naked
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Naked Book by David Sedaris 4.5/5
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Picture of a book: The Great Gatsby
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The Great Gatsby Book by Shaun Fleming, F. Scott Fitzgerald 4.1/5
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Picture of a book: The Little Prince
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The Little Prince Book by Gregory Norminton, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry 4.7/5
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Picture of a book: Tenth Of December
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Tenth Of December Book by George Saunders 4.8/5
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Picture of a book: Rivers Of London
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Rivers Of London Book by Ben Aaronovitch 4.4/5
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Picture of a book: Calypso
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Calypso Book by David Sedaris 4.4/5
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Picture of a book: Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn
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Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn Book by Clay Stafford, Mark Twain, Ruth Palmer 3.6/5
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Podcasts 12

Picture of a podcast: My Dad Wrote A Porno
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My Dad Wrote A Porno Podcast 2.6/5
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Picture of a podcast: How Did This Get Made?
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How Did This Get Made? Podcast 3.8/5
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Picture of a podcast: Longform
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Longform Podcast 5/5
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Picture of a podcast: Philosophy Bites
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Philosophy Bites Podcast 5/5
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Picture of a podcast: Norm Macdonald Live
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Norm Macdonald Live Podcast 3.6/5
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Picture of a podcast: Homecoming
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Homecoming Podcast 3.4/5
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Picture of a podcast: Welcome To Night Vale
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Welcome To Night Vale Podcast 4/5
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Picture of a podcast: The New Yorker: Fiction
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The New Yorker: Fiction Podcast 5/5
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Picture of a podcast: How I Built This With Guy Raz
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How I Built This With Guy Raz Podcast 3.5/5
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Picture of a podcast: Decoder Ring
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Decoder Ring Podcast 5/5
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Picture of a book: The Things They Carried
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