10 great movies released early for streaming because of Coronavirus lock-down

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Coronavirus has most of us stranded at home without much to do. Watching movies is an obvious way to spend your time, but soon enough you will start burning through the latest films available for streaming. This is why movie studios and streaming services are releasing content for streaming ahead of schedule. Those looking for something newer to watch while practicing social distancing have some great options, and we have put together a list of them here.

Movies released early because of Coronavirus:

1. Onward


Directed by Dan Scanlon, who previously directed Monsters University, Onward takes place in a fantasy world filled with elves, monsters, and more creatures. Two elven brothers find a magical staff and gem that can resurrect their dead father for one day. Due to an issue with the gem, the staff only brings back the father’s lower body half. The two brothers must go on a quest to find another gem to complete the spell, and see their dad again, before the day ends.

Early release date: March 20, 2020 (You can also watch it on Disney+ starting April 3)

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2. The Invisible Man

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Elizabeth Moss (Mad Men, The Handmaid’s Tale) has received critical praise for her performance in this latest reboot of the Universal Monsters series. She plays a woman with an abusive boyfriend with a tech background. She leaves him one night and later is told he has died. But is he really dead? Soon she experiences events that make her convinced her ex is not only alive but has found a way to turn himself invisible to torment her.

Early release date: March 20, 2020

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3. The Hunt

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This movie was supposed to be released in theaters back in September 2019. It got pulled off the schedule due to criticisms of its plot by both conservative and liberal groups. Universal finally released The Hunt in theaters on March 13, just before theaters started to close. Now you can see if all the fuss is worth it. It depicts an event held by rich liberals where they hunt people they deem to be conservative for sport.

Early release date: March 20, 2020

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4. Emma

emma released for streaming early due to coronavirus

This is the latest movie adaptation of the much-loved novel by Jane Austen. Anya Taylor-Joy plays the title character, a woman in 19th-century England’s high society who tries to make love connections for her friends but doesn’t seem to have much luck in love herself.

Early release date: March 20, 2020

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5. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker

The final installment of the Skywalker saga is finally here. While it was a bit underwhelming to many, it’s still part of the Star Wars franchise and holds a special place in our hearts. The movie follows Rey, Finn, and Poe as they lead the final battle against Kylo Ren and the First Order. It’s a Star Wars movie, so you must watch it!

Early release date: March 13, 2020

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6. Frozen 2

Frozen 2 released early due to coronavirus

Elsa en her team take you through an adventure far beyond Arendelle’s borders. The past holds secrets and they may reveal the origin of Elsa’s powers. This quests takes them through the enchanted forest and the dark seas, where she finds what threatens her kingdom and what must be done for a better future.

Early release date: March 15, 2020

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7. Birds of Prey and the Fantabulous Emancipation of Harley Quinn

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Harley Quinn has broken up with The Joker, which proves to be more dangerous than she thought. With no protection, all her previous enemies are now out to get her. She must team up with a group of eccentric women from all walks of life to survive. The movie is quirky, funny, and full of action.

Early release date: March 24, 2020

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8. Bloodshot


Vin Diesel plays Ray Garrison, an elite soldier who gets killed in battle. Ray is brought back to life with superhuman strength and fast healing powers, which he uses to try and go after the person who killed his wife. He soon finds out his reality is not what it seems, though. Can he even trust himself?

Early release date: March 24, 2020

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9. Trolls World Tour

trolls world tour released early for streaming

The Trolls take you on a new adventure where Queen Poppy and Branch find out there are all types of different trolls, with all different types of musical interests. Queen Barb and King Thrash want to destroy all other music types, so Poppy and Branch set out on a quest to unify other trolls to defend themselves against the new threat.

Early release date: April 10, 2020

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10. Sonic the Hedgehog

Sonic the Hedgehog movie released early for coronavirus

Sonic finds himself being persecuted by creatures in his world, so he must hide in planet earth. The idea is to stay hidden, but Sonic is bad at this and must now run away to another world. This becomes a problem when he loses his coins, which he must now find in San Francisco. Join Sonic in his adventure with his new best friend Tom.

Early release date: March 31, 2020

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Now you have enough new movies to watch as the Coronavirus outbreak settles down. Stay put and make the best out of our situation!

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