5 Comedies to Check Out While Self Quarantining

There are lots of great comedies from the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s that families can revisit that included these five titles while quarantining.


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To say these are unusual times is an understatement. Not to get up on a soapbox, but if able, it’s important to listen to the authorities and stay home while the coronavirus pandemic is still not close to its peak in the U.S.

Finding things to do at home while self quarantining for several weeks can be tough, but we here at CE Pro have some suggestions to provide individual and family entertainment while at home.

Over the next several days, staff members will offer their movie, music, gaming and podcast suggestions to help make the time at home a little bit easier.

Additionally, these music and movie titles provide a wealth of entertainment options that integrators could offer clients to help populate media management solutions from companies such as Kaleidescape, Modulus and Zappiti.

Since these recommendations are designed for families, we’ll stay away from titles such as “Deadpool,” which is a funny movie, but is not for young children to see.

Within the movie selections we’ll break down our choices by genres that include comedy, action and franchises.

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One more thing about the movie lists: The choices in these lists will be titles from the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s. We may creep into the early 2000s, but the point of these lists will be to introduce movies that Millennials and Gen Z may not have ever heard of, or perhaps heard of, but never seen before.

If you have any suggestions for the CE Pro staff, please send your recommendations along.

Once the kids are in bed, here a few comedies worth checking out:

  • “Fast Times at Ridgemont High”
  • “Smokey and the Bandit”
  • “Pulp Fiction” (not a comedy but it has plenty of funny scenes)

We’ll start things off with comedies. To view our recommendations click here.

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Robert Archer
Robert Archer:

Bob is an audio enthusiast who has written about consumer electronics for various publications within Massachusetts before joining the staff of CE Pro in 2000. Bob is THX Level I certified, and he's also taken classes from the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF) and Home Acoustics Alliance (HAA). Bob has also served as the technology editor for CE Pro's sister publication Commercial Integrator. In his personal time beyond his family, he's studied guitar and music theory at Sarrin Music Studios in Wakefield, Mass., and he also studies Kyokushin karate at 5 Dragons and Brazilian jiu-jitsu at Binda Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.


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