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Newport Beach Film Festival’s Quarantine Queue

March 31, 2020

Two weeks ago, we sent you a list of Newport Beach approved shows to binge watch and we hope you did us proud by streaming all of them. To continue the marathon of entertainment, we’re turning to our friend and film buff Sarah Sleeger, Director of Programming at Newport Beach Film Festival, for movies in her quarantine queue.

Silver Linings PLaybook

Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence portray two mismatched individuals that fall in love in the chaotic way love tends to be. Each with their own complications, they partake in each other’s hardships to truly discover their strengths through family, friendships and laughter. Watch now on Netflix!

Little Women and Lady Bird

Director Greta Gerwig is leading the film industry with movies that showcase female strengths that coincide with humor, coming-of-age and personal expression. We recommend watching her two multi-award nominated movies, Lady Bird and Little Women, back-to-back for the ultimate Greta Gerwig experience. Both are available to stream on Amazon Prime!

500 Days of Summer

500 Days of Summer closed out the Newport Beach Film Festival in 2009 and we’re reminiscing on the good ol’ days just like how Tom does in the movie. Tom (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) is blindsided by his girlfriend Summer (Zooey Deschanel) and reflects upon their 500 days together to see where their love story takes a turn for the worse. Along the way, he discovers himself and his true callings in life – stream now on Amazon Prime.


For laugh out loud, coming-of-age comedy, Booksmart will catch you in your feels. On the night before graduation, two high school braniacs realize that they have missed out on their high school experience and try to cram four years of teenage fun into one night. Watch now on Hulu!

Written by Visit Newport Beach

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