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The Best Movies Of 2020

Updated February 8, 2021 32.6k votes 838 voters 13.1k views330 items

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

UPDATE: Check out the top movies of 2021!

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 installment 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 Call of the Wild1
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    The Call of the Wild

    Harrison Ford, Dan Stevens

    Released2020

    Directed byChris Sanders

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 65%

    The Call of the Wild is a 2020 American live-action CGI-animated adventure film directed by...  more
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  • Vanguard2
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    Vanguard

    Jackie Chan, Yang Yang

    Released2020

    Directed byStanley Tong

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 30%

    Vanguard is a 2020 Chinese action adventure film directed by Stanley Tong. The world's premier...  more
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  • Extraction3
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    Extraction

    Chris Hemsworth, David Harbour

    Released2020

    Directed bySam Hargrave

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 62%

    Extraction (a.k.a. Out of the Fire) is a 2020 American action thriller film directed by Sam...  more
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  • Let Him Go4
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    Let Him Go

    Kevin Costner, Diane Lane

    Released2020

    Directed byThomas Bezucha

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 77%

    Let Him Go is a 2020 American drama film directed by Thomas Bezucha. A retired sheriff and his...  more
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  • Robert the Bruce5
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    Robert the Bruce

    Angus Macfadyen, Jared Harris

    Released2020

    Directed byRichard Gray

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 42%

    Robert the Bruce is a 2019 American historical drama film directed by Richard Gray. As his...  more
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  • I Still Believe6
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    I Still Believe

    KJ Apa, Britt Robertson

    Released2020

    Directed byAndrew Erwin, John Erwin

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 42%

    I Still Believe is 2020 Christian biographical drama film directed by the Erwin Brothers and...  more
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  • Let Them All Talk7
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    Let Them All Talk

    Meryl Streep, Candice Bergen

    Released2020

    Directed bySteven Soderbergh

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 96%

    Let Them All Talk is a 2020 American comedy-drama film directed by Steven Soderbergh. An...  more
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  • Greyhound8
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    Greyhound

    Tom Hanks, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo

    Released2020

    Directed byAaron Schneider

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 76%

    Greyhound is a 2020 war film directed by Aaron Schneider, based on The Good Shepherd by C. S....  more
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  • Greenland9
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    Greenland

    Gerard Butler, Morena Baccarin

    Released2020

    Directed byRic Roman Waugh

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 89%

    Greenland is a 2020 American disaster film directed by Ric Roman Waugh. Scientists discover...  more
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  • Spenser Confidential10
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    Spenser Confidential

    Mark Wahlberg, Colleen Camp

    Released2020

    Directed byPeter Berg

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 41%

    Spenser Confidential is a 2020 American mystery film directed by Peter Berg, based on the...  more
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  • Dreamland11
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    Dreamland

    Margot Robbie, Garrett Hedlund

    Released2019

    Directed byMiles Joris-Peyrafitte

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 68%

    Dreamland is a 2020 American thriller drama film directed by Miles Joris-Peyrafitte. A young...  more
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  • Wild Mountain Thyme12
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    Wild Mountain Thyme

    Emily Blunt, Jamie Dornan

    Released2020

    Directed byJohn Patrick Shanley

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 26%

    Wild Mountain Thyme is a 2020 Irish-American drama film directed by John Patrick Shanley,...  more
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  • Bad Boys for Life13
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    Bad Boys for Life

    Martin Lawrence, Will Smith

    Released2020

    Directed byAdil El Arbi, Bilall Fallah

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 74%

    Bad Boys for Life is a 2020 is an action crime comedy film directed by Adil El Arbi and Bilall...  more
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  • Capone14
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    Capone

    Linda Cardellini, Tom Hardy

    Released2020

    Directed byJosh Trank

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 39%

    Capone is a 2020 American biographical crime film directed by Josh Trank. At the age of 47, Al...  more
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  • Olympic Dreams15
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    Olympic Dreams

    Alexi Pappas, Nick Kroll

    Released2020

    Directed byJeremy Teicher

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 66%

    Olympic dreams is a 2020 American comedy directed by Jeremy Teicher. A young cross-country...  more
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  • Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga16
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    Released2020

    Directed byDavid Dobkin

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 59%

    Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga is a 2020 American comedy film directed by...  more
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  • Resistance17
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    Resistance

    Jesse Eisenberg, Ed Harris

    Released2020

    Directed byJonathan Jakubowicz

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 56%

    Resistance is a 2020 biographical drama film directed by Jonathan Jakubowicz. The story of how...  more
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  • First Cow18
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    First Cow

    John Magaro, Orion Lee

    Released2020

    Directed byKelly Reichardt

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 93%

    First Cow is an 2020 American drama film directed by Kelly Reichardt, based on the novel The...  more
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  • The Truth19
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    The Truth

    Catherine Deneuve, Juliette Binoche

    Released2020

    Directed byHirokazu Koreeda

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 85%

    The Truth is a 2020 French and Japanese drama film directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda. A reunion...  more
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  • Blood and Money20
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    Blood and Money

    Tom Berenger, Kristen Hager

    Released2020

    Directed byJohn Barr

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 50%

    Blood and Money (a.k.a. Allagash) is a 2020 American thriller film directed by John Barr....  more
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  • Scoob!21
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    Scoob!

    Zac Efron, Mark Wahlberg

    Released2020

    Directed byTony Cervone

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 52%

    Scoob! is a 2020 American computer-animated adventure comedy film directed by Tony Cervone and...  more
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  • The Half of It22
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    The Half of It

    Leah Lewis, Alexxis Lemire

    Released2020

    Directed byAlice Wu

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 94%

    The Half of It is a 2020 American coming-of-age dramedy, written and directed by Alice Wu....  more
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  • Gretel & Hansel: A Grim Fairy Tale23
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    Gretel & Hansel: A Grim Fairy Tale

    Sophia Lillis, Sam Leakey

    Released2020

    Directed byOz Perkins

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 61%

    Gretel & Hansel: A Grim Fairy Tale is a 2020 American supernatural horror film directed by Oz...  more
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  • Irresistible24
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    Irresistible

    Chris Cooper, Mackenzie Davis

    Released2020

    Directed byJon Stewart

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 42%

    Irresistible is a 2020 American political comedy film directed by Jon Stewart. A Democratic...  more
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  • Run25
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    Run

    Sarah Paulson, Kiera Allen

    Released2020

    Directed byAneesh Chaganty

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 93%

    Run is a 2020 American horror film directed by Aneesh Chaganty. A homeschooled teenager (Kiera...  more
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