Live Poll: Epidemic Movies

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Which of these movies depicting a virus or another infectious disease scare you the most?

List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls092140074/

Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/o2B_4UT47hA/
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Posted 4 months ago

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Monkeys is my favourite of the movies listed, but that was largely because of the time travel element and clever ending.

Contagion is my favourite based solely on the medically-related storyline.
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I haven't seen 12 monkeys. In fact, I'm not a big fan of disaster/disease movies, but I might see 12 monkeys since it is well rated on IMDb.

I'm proud of the fact that I fitted two actuality subjects in one poll.
While the poll is mainly based on the fact that the Covid-19 is spreading, it is not a coincidence that I included Seventh Seal.
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Disease and Disaster is one of my favourite sub-genres.

I could probably suggest some further titles for your list, but you already have many of the best ones. I thought of Contagion immediately when I saw this thread.
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Yes, we've heard about it!
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What about a computer virus???
Terminator???
And a lot more
I Robot???
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I think that there is enough infectious virus to make this poll. 
Plus, these are to very different.

However, it would have been a good idea to  make a poll strictly on computer virus except that a poll about it has already been made: https://www.imdb.com/poll/ICF4reqyPUs/
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Technically the plague is not a virus.
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cinephile,

I agree with Peter that Epidemic Movies makes a title.
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I think that Epidemic is a bit strong in that case, Some movies on the list depict a Pathogenic bacteria or Virus. But doesn't fit in the definition of an epidemic.

Epidemic: " Epidemic refers to an increase, often sudden, in the number of cases of a disease above what is normally expected in that population in that area. "
https://www.cdc.gov/csels/dsepd/ss1978/lesson1/section11.html

I checked on CDC, and I have difficulty choosing a word that would fit all contexts.

I think that the most general word that I can find is "Disease".

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I don't know about the 'Planet of the Apes' movie because I haven't seen it and the description doesn't say, but it seems that all of the other movies depict epidemics. Most of them say pandemic or epidemic or otherwise indicate a quickly spreading pathogen of some sort. Many seem even above and beyond the epidemics that the world has actually experienced so I agree that "epidemic" would be accurate and a compelling title. 
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I don't think that epidemic could refer to Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw

The movie is focusing on the aspect of avoiding it to become an epidemic. When the events occur the virus wasn't already an epidemic when the movie began, It doesn't become an epidemic during the movie, it won't become an epidemic in the future, because the good guys saved the day.

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1) This poll is actually mind-cracking by all the complexity of the definition.
I made a research on another VERY similar poll https://www.imdb.com/poll/hQ3f0xVT-Q8/
I made a research on The Andromeda Strain, and I found that the "virus" depicted in the movie can reproduce on non-living substances.

However, a virus by definition can only reproduce on cells (something living) otherwise it dies. So you can come to the conclusion that the "virus" depicted in the movie is not a virus but a bacteria.

 I don't want it to be removed, I'm just highlighting the fact that this subject can become really complicated when for example, you encounter a movie that talks about a virus as an epidemic while this "epidemic" doesn't fit the requirement to be considered an epidemic by the CDC.

This subject is medically more complex than I thought

I Changed my description.
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Or "pandemic", right?
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Mayhem (2017) was hilarious, and Perfect Sense (2011) was one of few "serious drama" type films I have enjoyed over the years. 
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My favorite virus movie: Outbreak. Of course The Seventh Seal also contains the plague but it's so much more!
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Now every movies about infectious diseases are accepted which means that bacterial infections are included!

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Maybe old Professor Kent will come here to make a case that "toxic masculinity" is an infectious disease. :D
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The Cure????
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Just read that schools will be closed in France on Monday because of the epidemy...

... and I am a teacher lol!
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Anyway, even where cinemas are open, they are empty. 
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Someone suggested that they should do the same thing to cinemas as to football matches, go ahead with them but don't allow viewers.

joe siegel, you live in Venezuela? Is it as bad as in the news?
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Yes, I live in Venezuela, Venezuela its bad in most aspects, I don't know how sensational the news in your country is but we are really experiencing a crisis that has worsened in recent years, the arrival of the Coronavirus is dangerous for a country with a system health as weakened as that of Venezuela, I think it was a good idea to paralyze everything, from schools to work, to prevent the outbreak of the virus, since otherwise it would be uncontrollable.
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cinephile, in other words, cinemas are often more safe than some other public spaces, ironically. 

Although here people are mostly reckless and unconcerned so far. Either that, or outright panic. No middle ground, unfortunately. 
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I didn't know that you were a teacher, ElMo! I teach, as well. : )

And my campus is closed, too. All elementary, middle, and high schools in my state are closed, as well, and I'm assuming other colleges and universities. I have to come up with a bunch of online activities and assignments for them, which isn't difficult but teaching seminars online? 'Not sure how that will work. 

Good luck everyone and I hope you all stay healthy!
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'Good poll and good list! Unfortunately timely. 'Very cool that you linked to the CDC.

'Seventh Seal' will probably get my vote.

FYC:

The Normal Heart
Philadelphia


May I suggest a teensy edit? (in bold below)

Which of these movies depicting a virus or another infectious disease scares you the most?

("scare" should be plural because it applies to the word "Which:" "Which... scares you the most?")
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I added your suggestions and corrected the description.
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Thanos: I am inevitable.

Coronavirus: Hold the cough.
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(please wash those hands, Mr Smiley)

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