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The Weekend Watch List: Our Staycation Screen Selection

The Weekend Watch List: Our Staycation Screen Selection

Owing to the rapid spread of the virus, the government last night announced the closure of all pubs, restaurants, cafes, health clubs, gyms and places where people congregate en masse.

Thus, large venue operators from the BFI Southbank, The Royal Opera House, Tate Britain, Tate Modern and Autograph, to local libraries, museums, theatres, cinemas and exhibition centres have closed their doors to the public. 

As we all continue to practice social distancing, let’s turn to our TVs and streaming devices for some much needed comfort and distraction.

Here are our top viewing picks across BBC iPlayer, Netflix and Amazon Prime:

BBC iPlayer 

  • Noughts & Crosses
  • Enterprise: series 2
  • Snowfall: series 1 – 3
  • Amazon: What they know about us
  • Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool

Netflix

  • Self Made: Inspired by the life of Madam C.J. Walker
  • Top Boy
  • She Did That
  • Who Killed Malcolm X
  • When They See Us
  • 13th
  • Rhythm & Flow
  • How to Get Away with Murder
  • Power
  • Seven Seconds
  • Green Leaf
  • Black Lightning
  • The Two Killings of Same Cooke
  • The Kalief Browder Story
  • Juanita
  • She’s Gotta Have it
  • Dolemite is my Name
  • Family Reunion
  • Been so Long
  • The Irishman
  • Dave Chappelle: Sticks & Stones
  • Homecoming: A film by Beyonce
  • Queen Sono
  • Def Comedy Jam 25
  • Nappily Ever After
  • Wanda Sykes: Not Normal
  • Leslie Jones: Time Machine
  • Kevin Hart: Irresponsible & Don’t F**K This up
  • Think Like a Man
  • The Black Godfather

Amazon Prime

  • Savage X Fenty Show
  • Free Meek
  • Black or White
  • Beyond the Lights
  • The Royal Hibiscus Hotel
  • The Great Debaters
  • If Beale Street Could Talk
  • Yardie
  • Green Book
  • No Shade
  • The Book of Eli
  • Tyson the Movie
  • Guava Island

Let us know in the comments below, what you’ll be watching during this period of social distancing.

#takecare #staysafe #staywell #stayalert #solidarity #unity #followadvice #selfisolation #socialdistancing #loveonsomeonetoday #showcompassion #practicealtrisum

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