Best Movies of 2020— Must Watch

Movie industry was hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic and all the restrictions on theaters. Big producers were even forced to release their movies on online platforms like Netflix, Hulu, Disney+ and Amazon. However, some of them waited for the theaters to open and went for theatrical release. There are some remarkable movies like Tenet, that we’ve experienced in Theaters and hopefully we will see Wonder Woman 1984 in theaters as well.

The global film industry showed healthy predictions for the future prior to 2020, with worldwide box office sales steadily increasing for years and totaling more than 42 billion U.S. dollars in 2019. However, after numerous movie theaters closed in an attempt to avoid the epidemic, the coronavirus pandemic started to have a serious effect on the film industry in early 2020. As a result, income from the film industry in 2020 would be considerably smaller than in previous years, both internationally and in the United States.

Long-story-short, there are many outstanding movies released in online platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime. Today we are going to list some of the best movies of 2020 including theatrical releases and online as well. If you still haven’t watched these movies, you should.


1. Hamilton (2020)

The true life of Alexander Hamilton, one of America’s foremost founding fathers and the first Secretary of the Treasury. From the Richard Rodgers Theater with the original Broadway cast, caught live on Broadway.

Director: Thomas Kail

Cast: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Phillipa Soo, Leslie Odom Jr., Renée Elise Goldsberry

IMDb Rating: 8.6

The trial of the Chicago 7

2. The Trial of the Chicago 7

The tale of seven people on trial arising from separate charges involving the 1968 Democratic National Convention rebellion in Chicago, Illinois.

Director: Aaron Sorkin

Cast: Eddie Redmayne, Alex Sharp, Sacha Baron Cohen, Jeremy Strong

IMDb Rating: 7.9


3. Tenet

Equipped with just one word, Tenet, and battling for the survival of the whole world, the Protagonist travels on a quest that will unfold in something beyond real time, through a twilight world of foreign spying.

Director: Christopher Nolan

Cast: John David Washington, Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki, Dimple Kapadia

IMDb Rating: 7.7

Palm Springs

4. Palm Springs

When carefree Nyles and hesitant maid of honor Sarah have a chance meeting at a wedding in Palm Springs, things get complicated because they can not run from the venue, themselves, or each other.

Director: Max Barbakow

Cast: Andy Samberg, Cristin Milioti, J.K. Simmons, Peter Gallagher

IMDb Rating: 7.4

Onward I

5. Onward

Two elven brothers embark on a quest to bring their father back for one day.

Director: Dan Scanlon

Cast: Tom Holland, Chris Pratt, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Octavia Spencer

IMDb Rating: 7.4

The King of Staten island

6. The King of Staten Island

Since his firefighter dad died, Scott has been a case of stopped growth. He spends his days smoking marijuana and dreaming of becoming a tattoo artist before circumstances push him to take his first steps forward in life by coping with his grief.

Director: Judd Apatow

Cast: Pete Davidson, Bel Powley, Ricky Velez, Lou Wilson

IMDb Rating: 7.1

The Devil All The Time

7. The Devil All The Time

In a postwar backwoods city teeming with corruption and violence, dark characters assemble around a young man committed to defending those he loves.

Director: Antonio Campos

Cast: Donald Ray Pollock, Bill Skarsgård, Tom Holland, Michael Banks Repeta

IMDb Rating: 7.1

The Invisible Man

8. The Invisible Man

Cecilia assumes his death was a hoax when her abusive ex-boyfriend takes his own life and leaves her his fortune. Cecilia works to prove that she is being pursued by someone nobody can see when a series of coincidences turn deadly.

Director: Leigh Whannell

Cast: Elisabeth Moss, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Harriet Dyer, Aldis Hodge

IMDb Rating: 7.1


9. Greyhound

An inexperienced U.S. some months after the U.S. entrance into World War II. The commander of the Navy must lead an Allied convoy stalking a German group of submarines.

Director: Aaron Schneider

Cast: Tom Hanks, Elisabeth Shue, Stephen Graham, Matt Helm

IMDb Rating: 7.0

The Half of It

10. The Half of It

She doesn’t plan to become his pal or fall for his crush when smart but cash-strapped teen Ellie Chu decides to write a love letter for a jock.

Director: Alice Wu

Cast: Leah Lewis, Daniel Diemer, Alexxis Lemire, Wolfgang Novogratz

IMDb Rating: 6.9

The Call of the Wild

11. The Call of the Wild

A sled dog struggles for survival in the wilds of the Yukon.

Director: Chris Sanders

Cast: Harrison Ford, Omar Sy, Cara Gee, Dan Stevens

IMDb Rating: 6.8

Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

12. Borat Subsequent Moviefilm 

The 2006 sitcom follows the real-life exploits of a fictitious Kazakh TV journalist named Borat.

Director: Jason Woliner

Cast: Sacha Baron Cohen, Maria Bakalova, Tom Hanks, Dani Popescu

IMDb Rating: 6.8


13. Extraction 

A fearless black market mercenary, Tyler Rake embarks on the most lethal extraction of his career as he is enlisted to rescue the captured son of an incarcerated lord of international crime.

Director: Sam Hargrave

Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Bryon Lerum, Ryder Lerum, Rudhraksh Jaiswal, Randeep Hooda

IMDb Rating: 6.7

The Way Back

14. The Way Back

Jack Cunningham, an HS basketball player walked away from the game, jeopardizing his career. Years later, he may get one last shot at redemption when he reluctantly accepts a coaching job at his alma mater.

Director: Gavin O’Connor

Cast: Ben Affleck, Al Madrigal, Janina Gavankar, Michaela Watkins

IMDb Rating: 6.7

Let him go

15. Let Him Go

With sorrow over the loss of their son, a retired sheriff and his wife set out to find their only grandson.

Director: Thomas Bezucha

Cast: Diane Lane, Kevin Costner, Lesley Manville

IMDb Rating: 6.7

I'm Thinking of Ending Things

16. I’m Thinking of Ending Things

Full with misgivings, a young woman moves to her parents’ secluded farm with her new partner. She comes to doubt everything she felt she knew about him and herself, when she returns.

Director: Charlie Kaufman

Cast: Jesse Plemons, Jessie Buckley, Toni Collette, David Thewlis

IMDb Rating: 6.7

The Old Guard

17. The Old Guard

An elite squad of immortal mercenaries is unexpectedly revealed and must now struggle to keep their identities a secret only as an unlikely new member is uncovered.

Director: Gina Prince-Bythewood

Cast: Charlize Theron, KiKi Layne, Matthias Schoenaerts, Marwan Kenzari

IMDb Rating: 6.6

Bad Boys for Life

18. Bad Boys for Life

Miami detectives Mike Lowrey and Marcus Burnett have to face off against a pair of drug lords’ mother-and-son who wreak vengeful havoc on their town.

Directors: Adil El Arbi, Bilall Fallah

Cast: Will Smith, Martin Lawrence, Vanessa Hudgens, Alexander Ludwig

IMDb Rating: 6.6

Da 5 Bloods

19. Da 5 Bloods 

When they return to Vietnam to discover the remains of their fallen squad leader and the gold fortune he helped them conceal, four African American vets fight the powers of man and nature.

Director: Spike Lee

Cast: Delroy Lindo, Jonathan Majors, Clarke Peters, Norm Lewis

IMDb Rating: 6.5

Eurovision Song Contest-The Story of Fire Saga

20. Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga

When wanna-be singers Lars and Sigrit are given the opportunity to represent their country at the world’s greatest song competition, they actually have a chance to show that any dream worth getting is a dream worth fighting for.

Director: David Dobkin

Cast: Will Ferrell, Rachel McAdams, Dan Stevens, Mikael Persbrandt

IMDb Rating: 6.5

The Hunt

21. The Hunt

Twelve strangers wake up in a clearing. They have no idea where they are, or how they have gotten there. They don’t know that they’ve selected The Chase for a very special reason.

Director: Craig Zobel

Cast: Betty Gilpin, Hilary Swank, Ike Barinholtz, Wayne Duvall

IMDb Rating: 6.5

Sonic the Hedgehog

22. Sonic the Hedgehog

A small-town police officer finds a small, blue, fast hedgehog. He must help the hedgehog to defeat an evil scientist who wants to do experiments on him.

Director: Jeff Fowler

Cast: Ben Schwartz, James Marsden, Jim Carrey, Tika Sumpter

IMDb Rating: 6.5


23. Greenland

A family struggles for survival in the face of a cataclysmic natural disaster.

Director: Ric Roman Waugh

Cast: Gerard Butler, Morena Baccarin, Roger Dale Floyd, Scott Glenn

IMDb Rating: 6.3

Spenser Confidential

24. Spenser Confidential

Ex-cop Spenser joins up with his no-nonsense roommate, Hawk, to take down suspects after two Boston police officers are assassinated.

Director: Peter Berg

Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Winston Duke, Alan Arkin, Iliza Shlesinger

IMDb Rating: 6.2


25. Holidate 

Fed up with being single on holidays, two outsiders agree to be the platonic plus-ones of each other all year long, just to capture true emotions along the way.

Director: John Whitesell

Cast: Emma Roberts, Luke Bracey, Kristin Chenoweth, Frances Fisher

IMDb Rating: 6.1

Birds of Prey

26. Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey

Harley Quinn meets the superheroes Black Canary, Huntress and Renee Montoya after breaking with the Joker to rescue a little girl from a dark lord of crime.

Director: Cathy Yan

Cast: Margot Robbie, Rosie Perez, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jurnee Smollett

IMDb Rating: 6.1

bill & ted face the music

27. Bill & Ted Face the Music

Once promised that during a time-traveling trip they will save the world, 2 would-be rockers from San Dimas, California find themselves only struggling to churn out a hit song and fulfill their destiny as middle-aged fathers.

Director: Dean Parisot

Cast: Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter, Kristen Schaal, Samara Weaving

IMDb Rating: 6.1

Project Power

28. Project Power

A juvenile dealer and a local policeman must work with an ex-soldier to take down the gang responsible for its development when a pill that gives its users erratic superpowers for five minutes hits the streets of New Orleans.

Directors: Henry Joost, Ariel Schulman

Cast: Jamie Foxx, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Dominique Fishback, Rodrigo Santoro

IMDb Rating: 6.0


29. Rebecca

A young newlywed arrives on the windswept English coast at the formidable family estate of her husband and finds herself fighting the shadow of his first wife, Rebecca, whose memory lives on even after her death in the home.

Director: Ben Wheatley

Cast: Lily James, Armie Hammer, Kristin Scott Thomas, Keeley Hawes

IMDb Rating: 6.0


30. Mulan

A fearless young woman disguises herself as a man to fight northern invaders in China, to save her disabled father from serving in the Imperial Army.

Director: Niki Caro

Cast: Yifei Liu, Donnie Yen, Li Gong

IMDb Rating: 5.5

Wonder Woman 1984

31. Wonder Woman 1984

After an ancient artifact that grants desires is missing, Diana must deal with a work colleague and a businessman whose greed for extreme riches sets the world down a road of destruction.

Director: Patty Jenkins

Cast: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Kristen Wiig

IMDb Rating: 5.5

Hope you like the list we have created. Don’t forget to Vote Up/Down your favorite movie in this list. And, please let us know in the comments section if there is any movie that you like (Released in 2020) which you believe should be in the above list. See you!

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