Scientists and health authorities around the world are racing to halt the spread of a deadly virus that emerged in the Chinese city of Wuhan. At the risk of sounding frivolous, these current events made be think about the genre of virus movies – and which, in my opinion are the top 5 all-time greats. I’m excluding zombie pictures, otherwise we’d be here til Doomsday… if you will.
So, ready to don your masks?
Twelve Monkeys (1995)
The Masque of the Red Death (1964)
Any others that come to mind? There’s biblical proportion films like The Seventh Seal of course, along with Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Death in Venice, etc. What did I miss?