The Pandemic Season Recap: Top 3 Movies and Shows Based on Pandemic Events (2023)

December 29, 2023

2023 is the year that faces a lot in terms of the pandemic, as the whole world is now functioning normally; COVID is still there, but people are not bound to stay in their homes, offices are open again, people are vacationing, and many more things are getting normalized. 

Similarly, in the film industry, work has been started again, and now all the new ideas are taking place on the silver screen along with OTT platforms. In recent times, COVID-19 has grabbed much of the filmmakers' attention. One pandemic creates scope for different angled films and web shows of different storylines. 

What Entertains You in 2023?

Some filmmakers choose pandemic as their new project and portray different concepts with fantastic ideas to entertain viewers. Here is the list of some web shows and movies that hit your phone screens in 2023 based on the concept of some pandemic and its circumstances.

The Last of Us

The Last of Us is the story of the survival of two traveling to America. The story revolves around Joel and Ellie. Joel and Ellie’s meeting is not regular as they are connected because Joel has to smuggle Ellie after the destruction of modern civilization. Joel offered a job to rescue Ellie from a quarantine zone and to deliver her to America. This is the starting point of their journey. Circumstances make them depend on each other for their survival in the whole trip. 

The movie is about how two strangers know each other in drastic situations, how a small job becomes the fight for survival, and how they make it possible to reach America after facing many challenges. 

Taglines- Look for the light when you're lost in the darkness.

Genres- The series is an Action, Adventure, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, and Thriller series that can excite you on some points and amaze you with its storyline.

Cast And Characters

Pedro Pascal- Joel Miller

Bella Ramsey- Ellie Williams

Anna Torv - Theresa 'Tess' Servopoulos

Gabriel Luna- Tommy Miller

Lamar Johnson- Henry Burrell

Melanie Lynskey- Kathleen Coghlan

Nico Parker- Sarah Miller

Merle Dandridge- Marlene

Keivonn Woodard- Sam Burrell

Jeffrey Pierce- Perry

John Getz- Edelstein

Samuel Hoeksema- Clicker…

Olivier Ross-Parent- Clicker…

Rutina Wesley- Maria Miller

Storm Reid- Riley Abel

Scott Shepherd- David

Nick Offerman- Bill

Ashley Johnson- Anna Williams


The series has two seasons released now, and the second season is still with only one episode. The first season has a total number of Nine episodes. Here is the list and the storyline of every episode. 


Release Date




Sun, Jan 15, 2023

When You're Lost in the Darkness

A fungal outbreak destroys the whole modern civilization. After the 20 years of destruction, survivors Joel and Tess offered a job to rescue a 14-year-old girl, Ellie, from a quarantine Zone and take her to America. 


Sun, Jan 22, 2023


Joel and Tess escape from QZ and journey in the ruined, long-abandoned Boston. While navigating into Boston, they face a clash regarding Ellie's fate.


Sun, Jan 29, 2023

Long, Long Time

Survivalist Bill forges an unlikely connection when an unknown person approaches his compound. After that, Joel and Ellie seek Bill's guidance to accomplish their mission and reach America.


Sun, Feb 5, 2023

Please Hold to My Hand

Joel and Ellie entered Kansas City, and their truck struck them. This differs from the desired destination for both of them and causes problems. Both of them attempt to escape from the city without drawing the attention of a vindictive rebel leader.


Fri, Feb 10, 2023

Endure and Survive

Joel, Ellie, and Kathleen are all hunting for their objectives. Joel and Ellie are trying to evade the rebels but cross paths with the most wanted man in the city. On the other hand, Kathleen continues her hunt.


Sun, Feb 19, 2023


In this episode, Joel and Ellie are finding Fireflies and Tommy. The locals advised them to avoid entering the dangerous territory, but they still needed to do this, so don't go deeper. But Jeol and Ellie ignored the advice and struck into a problem.


Sun, Feb 26, 2023

Left Behind

After a faceoff in the dangerous territory, Joel is trying to survive. On the other hand, Ellie is looking back and remembering that night of her life, which changed everything and made her life miserable.


Sun, Mar 5, 2023

When We Are in Need

Joel is still weak as his wounds are fresh, but he and Ellie must cover a long distance in their journey. But the challenges are not coming to an end. As the trip goes on, the level of their challenges rises. This time, Ellie crosses paths with a vengeful group of survivors, and the group leader becomes another threat to Joel.


Sun, Mar 12, 2023

Look for the Light

The journey of Ellie and Joel is near its end; the mission is all set to complete. This episode has also shown a pregnant woman who trusted her lifelong friend. But the question is, 'Is it really an end or something still left?'

Dumb Moneky


Dumb Money, as suggested by its name, is about how Wall Street was affected by COVID-19 and dropped. The story is about a regular financial advisor with a YouTube Channel named Roaring Kitty that goes live daily on Wall Street. He advises his viewers on economic issues, but no one cares about his advice; even his brother also makes fun of him and his channel.

Then COVID-19 hit the ground, and the shares of big bulls in the market started dropping, except for GameStop (the video game store). Everybody facing loss in Wall Street began to purchase GameStop shares, but Wall Street has been shut down for some time due to vulgar content. 

This movie shows how a small financial advisor quickly becomes big due to the pandemic, and his popularity stirs his life.

Taglines- Dear Wall Street...

Genres: This movie is based on Biography, Comedy, and Drama. In short, it is a complete package of entertainment.

Cast And Characters

Paul Dano- Keith Gill

Pete Davidson- Kevin Gill

Vincent D'Onofrio- Steve Cohen

America Ferrera- Jenny

Myha'la- Riri

Nick Offerman- Ken Griffin

Anthony Ramos- Marcos Garcia

Seth Rogen- Gabe Plotkin

Talia Ryder- Harmony Williams 

Sebastian Stan- Vlad Tenev

Shailene Woodley- Caroline Gill 

Kate Burton- Elaine Gill

Clancy Brown- Steve Gill

Rushi Kota- Baiju Bhatt

Larry Owens- Chris

Dane DeHaan- Brad

Olivia Thirlby- Yaara Plotkin


Andrea Cárdenas- Roommate(as Andrea Simons)

Knock At the Cabin


The film is about the struggle of a family who are actually vacationing and suddenly a stranger and his men hostages them and demand something shocking. 

Three men reveal to the family that they must sacrifice one of their family members to save the world from destruction. If they refuse, then significant natural calamities and pandemics will hit the civilization, and everything will be destroyed. 

But the family refuses to sacrifice, and then three strangers start killing the family. After that, the truth was uncovered by one of the family members, and the story completely changed. The world also faces drastic natural calamities and other pandemics as the struggle between the family and the three strangers continues. 

Taglines: Save your family or save humanity. Make the choice.

Genres: This movie gives you experience of Horror, Mystery, and Thriller simultaneously

Cast And Characters

Dave Bautista- Leonard

Jonathan Groff- Eric

Ben Aldridge- Andrew

Nikki Amuka-Bird- Sabrina

Rupert Grint- Redmond

Abby Quinn- Adriane

Kristen Cui- Wen

McKenna Kerrigan- Andrew's Mom

Ian Merrill Peakes- Andrew's Father

Denise Nakano- TV Newscaster 

Rose Luardo- PWTC Spokeswoman 

Billy Vargus- Seismologist(as Bill Vargus)

Satomi Hofmann- TV Newscaster #2

Kevin Leung- Man with Child on TV

Lee Avant- TV News Anchor #3

Odera Adimorah- International TV News Anchor

Kat Murphy- Scottish Female Doctor

Kittson O'Neill- BBC Anchor

Wait for the Next

Well, these are still ongoing and are not the last, nor the most minor, on the list. Some more is waiting for you in 2024 and the coming years. Indeed, nobody wants to face COVID restrictions again, but if they want to see something again, then it would be this kind of entertainment package only.

If you have watched these films and movies, wait for the next part; if not, you must watch them wisely. Just utilize your free time and experience something unique. 


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