Magnetic

(Welcome to The Quarantine Stream, a new series where the /Film team shares what they’ve been watching while social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.)

The Movie: Magnetic

Where You Can Stream It: Netflix

The Pitch: A film crew travels around the world documenting extreme sports junkies performing adrenaline-pumping feats, including skiing down a nearly-sheer mountain face, surfing massive waves, and more.

Why It’s Essential Quarantine Viewing: As the United States continues to completely botch its handling of the coronavirus pandemic, tons of countries around the world have banned U.S. citizens from entering their borders. That makes international travel extremely difficult for us right now, but at least we can turn to the movies to whisk us away to some far-flung locales in an attempt to vicariously satisfy our sense of wanderlust. Not only does Magnetic visit some jaw-dropping locations, but it captures some gasp-inducing footage of athletes engaging in some incredible moments along the way. Read More »