The Best Movies Of 2020 

Jason Bancroft
Updated May 22, 2020 1.4k votes 136 voters 2.2k views 114 items

List Rules Only movies released in the US after January 1st, 2020.

With so many great films coming out, it's hard to decide on the best movies of 2020. This list is also more than just the critics' movie choices, you get to help decide the best movie of 2020 by voting up your favorites and you don't have to choose just one. There are some highly anticipated films coming out this year, such as Christopher Nolan's Tenet, the next instalment in the Wonder Woman franchise with Wonder Woman 1984, and the sure to be hilarious Bill & Ted Face the Music. In short, there is a lot to look forward to this year when it comes to great movies.

The best films of 2020, should take everything into account, the performances, the cinematography, and everything in between. So if you find yourself asking, "what is the best film to come out of 2020 so far?" Look to the list below and vote up the 2020 movies you feel were the highest quality films of the year.

If you see that any of the top movies of 2020 are left out, feel free to add them to the list. Then vote for your favorites and be sure to check back as upcoming and new 2020 films are released.

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The Gentlemen Matthew McConaughey, Charlie Hunnam, Michelle Dockery

Directed by: Guy Ritchie

Rotten Tomatoes score: 75%

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Martin Lawrence, Will Smith, Joe Pantoliano

Directed by: Adil El Arbi, Bilall Fallah

Rotten Tomatoes score: 74%

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Underwater Kristen Stewart, T.J. Miller, Jessica Henwick

Directed by: William Eubank

Rotten Tomatoes score: 46%

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The Invisible Man Elisabeth Moss, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Aldis Hodge

Directed by: Leigh Whannell

Rotten Tomatoes score: 91%

The Invisible Man is a 2020 American science fiction psychological horror film directed by Leigh Whannell and loosely adapted from both the novel of the same name by H. G. Wells and a remake of ...more

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James Marsden, Ben Schwartz, Tika Sumpter

Directed by: Jeff Fowler

Rotten Tomatoes score: 64%

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Sophia Lillis, Sam Leakey, Charles Babalola

Directed by: Oz Perkins

Rotten Tomatoes score: 61%

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Blake Lively, Jude Law, Sterling K. Brown

Directed by: Reed Morano

Rotten Tomatoes score: 28%

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Color Out of Space Nicolas Cage Joely Richardson Madeleine Arthur

Directed by: Richard Stanley

Rotten Tomatoes score: 89%

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Kotaro Daigo, Nana Mori, Sei Hiraizumi

Directed by: Makoto Shinkai

Rotten Tomatoes score: 95%

Weathering with You is a 2019 Japanese animated romantic fantasy film directed by Makoto Shinkai. A high-school freshman boy, Hodaka Morishima (Kotaro Daigo) runs away to Tokyo and befriends an ...more
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Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Rosie Perez

Directed by: Cathy Yan

Rotten Tomatoes score: 84%

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Directed by: Nicolas Pesce

Rotten Tomatoes score: 19%

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Directed by: Ant Timpson

Rotten Tomatoes score: 90%

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The Photograph Issa Rae, Lakeith Stanfield, Chelsea Peretti

Directed by: Stella Meghie

Rotten Tomatoes score: 77%

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Directed by: Dave Wilson

Rotten Tomatoes score: 31%

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Directed by: Chris Sanders

Rotten Tomatoes score: 65%

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Directed by: Stephen Gaghan

Rotten Tomatoes score: 19%

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Directed by: Craig Zobel

Rotten Tomatoes score: 53%

The Hunt is a 2019 American action horror film directed by Craig Zobel. Twelve strangers wake up in a clearing with no idea as to how they got there or why they are there, unbeknownst to them, ...more
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Directed by: Dan Scanlon

Rotten Tomatoes score: 86%

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The Banker Samuel L. Jackson, Nicholas Hoult, Anthony Mackie

Directed by: George Nolfi

Rotten Tomatoes score: 67%

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Directed by: Alice Wu

Rotten Tomatoes score: 94%

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Directed by: Ladj Ly

Rotten Tomatoes score: 84%

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Directed by: William Brent Bell

Rotten Tomatoes score: 8%

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Directed by: Julia Hart

Rotten Tomatoes score: 73%

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Directed by: Nat Faxon, Jim Rash

Rotten Tomatoes score: 42%

Downhill is a 2020 American black comedy-drama film directed by Nat Faxon and Jim Rash, it is a remake of the 2014 Swedish film Force Majeure. After escaping an avalanche, a married couple must ...more

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Directed by: Veronika Franz, Severin Fiala

Rotten Tomatoes score: 77%

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