The Best Movies Of 2020 

Jason Bancroft
Updated February 21, 2020 182 votes 32 voters 43 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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Kristen Stewart, T.J. Miller, Jessica Henwick

Rotten Tomatoes score: 46%

Underwater is a 2020 American adventure-thriller film directed by William Eubank. A crew of underwater researchers must scramble to safety after an earthquake devastates their subterranean

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Martin Lawrence, Will Smith, Joe Pantoliano

Rotten Tomatoes score: 74%

Bad Boys for Life is a 2020 is an action crime comedy film directed by Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah, and the third film in the series. Detectives Marcus Burnett (Martin Lawrence) and Mike ...more
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The Gentlemen
Matthew McConaughey, Charlie Hunnam, Michelle Dockery

Rotten Tomatoes score: 75%

The Gentlemen (a.k.a. Toff Guys and Bush) is a 2020 American crime comedy film directed by Guy Ritchie. A British drug lord tries to sell off his highly profitable empire to a dynasty of ...more
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Color Out of Space
Nicolas Cage Joely Richardson Madeleine Arthur

Rotten Tomatoes score: 89%

Color Out of Space is a 2019 horror film directed by Richard Stanley, based on the short story "The Colour Out of Space" by H. P. Lovecraft. Struggling artist patriarch Nathan (Cage) ...more

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Blake Lively, Jude Law, Sterling K. Brown

Rotten Tomatoes score: 28%

The Rhythm Section is a 2019 British-American action thriller film directed by Reed Morano, based on the novel by Mark Burnell. A woman (Blake Lively) seeks revenge against those who ...more
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Kotaro Daigo, Nana Mori, Sei Hiraizumi

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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Sophia Lillis, Sam Leakey, Charles Babalola

Rotten Tomatoes score: 61%

Gretel & Hansel: A Grim Fairy Tale is a 2020 American supernatural horror film directed by Oz Perkins, based on the German folklore tale of the same name. A young girl (Sophia Lillis) leads ...more
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Taylor Swift

Rotten Tomatoes score: 89%

Miss Americana (a.k.a. Taylor Swift: Miss Americana) is a 2020 American documentary film directed by Lana Wilson. An in depth look at American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift.
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Andrea Riseborough, Demián Bichir, John Cho

Rotten Tomatoes score: 19%

The Grudge is a 2020 American supernatural horror film and a reboot of The Grudge, and the second remake of the Japanese film Ju-on: The Grudge. A woman (Andrea Riseborough) rushes to save her ...more
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Damien Bonnard, Alexis Manenti, Djibril Zonga

Rotten Tomatoes score: 84%

Les Misérables is a 2019 French drama film directed by Ladj Ly. Three members of an anti-crime brigade are overrun while attempting to make an arrest in a Paris suburb.
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James Marsden, Ben Schwartz, Tika Sumpter

Rotten Tomatoes score: 64%

Sonic the Hedgehog is a 2020 American live-action animated science fantasy action adventure film directed by Jeff Fowler, based on the Sega video game character. In the town of Green Hill, ...more

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Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Rosie Perez

Rotten Tomatoes score: 84%

Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) is a 2020 superhero film directed by Cathy Yan, based on the DC Comics superhero team. After splitting up with The Joker, ...more

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Ross Butler, Noah Centineo, Lana Condor

Rotten Tomatoes score: 75%

To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You is a 2020 American teen romantic comedy film directed by Michael Fimognari, based on Jenny Han's 2015 novel P.S. I Still Love You and a sequel to the 2018 ...more

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After Midnight
Jeremy Gardner, Brea Grant, Justin Benson

Rotten Tomatoes score: 85%

After Midnight is a 2020 American romantic monster movie directed by Jeremy Gardner and Christian Stella. Hank (Jeremy Gardner) discovers his long time girlfriend (Brea Grant) has left town as ...more
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The Lodge
Riley Keough, Jaeden Martell, Lia McHugh

Rotten Tomatoes score: 77%

The Lodge is a 2019 American-British horror film directed by Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala. Aidan (Jaeden Martell) and Mia (Lia McHugh) must spend time in an isolated winter cabin with their ...more
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Elijah Wood, Stephen McHattie, Garfield Wilson

Rotten Tomatoes score: 90%

Come to Daddy is a 2019 Canadian thriller film directed by Ant Timpson. A privileged musician in his thirties, Norval Greenwood (Elijah Wood) travels to a remote cabin to reconnect with his ...more
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Levan Gelbakhiani, Bachi Valishvili, Ana Javakishvili
And Then We Danced is a 2019 Swedish-Georgian drama film directed by Levan Akin. Merab (Levan Gelbakhiani) has been training at the National Georgian Ensemble with his partner Mary (Ana ...more
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Alexi Pappas, Nick Kroll, Gus Kenworthy
Olympic dreams is a 2020 American comedy directed by Jeremy Teicher. A young cross-country skier bonds with a volunteer doctor after her competition ends.
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Zoey Deutch, Judy Greer, Jai Courtney
Buffaloed is a 2019 American comedy film directed by Tanya Wexler. After getting into some trouble, Peg Dahl (Zoe Deutch) finds herself crippled by debt, and with her chances of a brighter ...more
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Julia Garner, Matthew Macfadyen, Kristine Froseth

Rotten Tomatoes score: 83%

The Assistant is a 2020 American Drama film directed by Kitty Green. Jane (Julia Garner) is a recent graduate that begins working at a film production company as she slowly understands the shady ...more
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Anjelica Huston, Sadie Frost, Jean Reno

Rotten Tomatoes score: 50%

Waiting for Anya is a 2020 British war film directed by Ben Cookson, based on the novel by Michael Morpurgo. A young shepherd named Jo (Noah Schnapp) and a widow named Horcada (Anjelica Huston) ...more
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Liam Neeson, Lesley Manville, Amit Shah

Rotten Tomatoes score: 92%

Ordinary Love is a 2019 romantic drama film directed by Lisa Barros D'Sa and Glenn Leyburn. A couple deals with the wife's breast cancer diagnosis.
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Alison Brie, Robin Tunney, Debby Ryan

Rotten Tomatoes score: 57%

Horse Girl is a 2020 American drama film directed by Jeff Baena. A socially awkward woman (Alison Brie) finds that her lucid dreams are becoming a part of her reality.

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Stephen Lang, Sierra McCormick, William Sadler

Rotten Tomatoes score: 89%

VFW is a 2020 American action horror film directed by Joe Begos. A group of war veterans must defend their local VFW post from an onslaught of deranged drug addicts and their relentless drug
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Anya Taylor-Joy, Josh O'Connor, Johnny Flynn

Rotten Tomatoes score: 87%

EMMA is an upcoming British comedy-drama film directed by Autumn de Wilde and based on the novel of same name by Jane Austen. In this glittering satire of social class and the pain of growing ...more

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