10 viruses in music, movies, and books

Awhile back I made a post of movies and music that have “mask” in the title so because the coronavirus just doesn’t seem to be going away, why not make another list? This time it’s all about the word “virus.” Check out the list below of “virus” in popular culture…


Con Air (1997) – starring Nicholas Cage but also John Malkovich who plays Cyrus the Virus.

“Put the bunny back in the box.” (this quote has nothing to do with a virus, but I can’t reference Con Air without including it, know what I mean?)


Contagion (2011) – a virus spreads quickly all over the world.

This film was probably good in 2011, but to watch it for the first time in 2020 and seeing how scarily accurate for how our world is today… it’s freaky. Like, not even funny how accurate it is.


Tangled (2010)conspiracy article here.

In the film, Rapunzel spends her days locked away in a tower from the rest of the world – or rather, the kingdom of Corona.


The book, “The Eyes of Darkness” (author, Dean Koontz) as revealed here.

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“HUMBLE.” – Kendrick Lamar (2017)

“My left stroke just went viral…” and also a woman in the video wearing a mask.

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Outbreak (1995) – the film is about a fictional virus that spreads to the United States.


Virus (2019) – an Indian film about a virus spreading through the population.


Osmosis Jones (2001) – live-action / animated film about a killer virus named Thrax.


“Spreadin’ (Coronavirus)” – Psychs (2020)


“My Corona” – Chris Mann (2020)


If you have more to add, feel free to comment below. Thanks for stopping by!

-Out of the Wilderness

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