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The Best Movies Of 2020 

Jason Bancroft
Updated August 7, 2020 5.1k votes 325 voters 4.6k views 152 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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Scoob! Zac Efron, Mark Wahlberg, Kiersey Clemons

Directed by: Tony Cervone

Rotten Tomatoes score: 52%

Scoob! is a 2020 American computer-animated adventure comedy film directed by Tony Cervone and based on the Scooby-Doo animated franchise. Scooby and the gang face their most challenging mystery ...more

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Chris Hemsworth, David Harbour, Golshifteh Farahani

Directed by: Sam Hargrave

Rotten Tomatoes score: 62%

Extraction (a.k.a. Out of the Fire) is a 2020 American action thriller film directed by Sam Hargrave. A Bangladeshi businessman hires a mercenary (Chris Hemsworth) to rescue his kidnapped son.

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I Still Believe KJ Apa, Britt Robertson, Shania Twain

Directed by: Andrew Erwin, John Erwin

Rotten Tomatoes score: 42%

I Still Believe is 2020 Christian biographical drama film directed by the Erwin Brothers and based on the memoir of singer-songwriter Jeremy Camp and his first wife, Melissa Lynn Henning-Camp. ...more

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Angus Macfadyen, Jared Harris, Anna Hutchison

Directed by: Richard Gray

Rotten Tomatoes score: 42%

Robert the Bruce is a 2019 American historical drama film directed by Richard Gray. As his rebellion is on the verge of defeat, Robert the Bruce (Angus Macfadyen) is forced to retreat and finds ...more

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Harrison Ford, Dan Stevens, Omar Sy

Directed by: Chris Sanders

Rotten Tomatoes score: 65%

The Call of the Wild is a 2020 American live-action CGI-animated adventure film directed by Chris Sanders, based on Jack London's 1903 novel. Buck, a domesticated St. Bernard/Scotch Collie, is ...more

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Tom Berenger, Kristen Hager, Paul Ben-Victor

Directed by: John Barr

Rotten Tomatoes score: 50%

Blood and Money (a.k.a. Allagash) is a 2020 American thriller film directed by John Barr. While hunting in the wilderness of Northern Maine, a retired veteran (Tom Berenger) finds a deceased ...more

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

Directed by: William Eubank

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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Vin Diesel, Sam Heughan, Guy Pearce

Directed by: Dave Wilson

Rotten Tomatoes score: 31%

Bloodshot is a 2020 American superhero film directed by Dave Wilson, based on the Valiant Comics superhero. Ray Garrison (Vin Diesel), a slain mobster, is re-animated with superpowers.
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Martin Lawrence, Will Smith, Joe Pantoliano

Directed by: Adil 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 Fallah, and the third film in the series. Detectives Marcus Burnett (Martin Lawrence) and Mike ...more
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The Lovebirds Kumail Nanjiani, Issa Rae, Anna Camp

Directed by: Michael Showalter

Rotten Tomatoes score: 74%

The Lovebirds is a 2020 American romantic comedy film directed by Michael Showalter. On the brink of breaking up, a couple (Kumail Nanjani and Issa Rae) gets unintentionally embroiled in a ...more

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Mark Wahlberg, Colleen Camp, Alan Arkin

Directed by: Peter Berg

Rotten Tomatoes score: 41%

Spenser Confidential is a 2020 American mystery film directed by Peter Berg, based on the novel Wonderland by Ace Atkins and the Spenser character created by Robert B. Parker. An ex-felon, ...more
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James Marsden, Ben Schwartz, Tika Sumpter

Directed by: Jeff Fowler

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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Giancarlo Esposito, Darby Stanchfield, Shelby Simmons

Directed by: Julia Hart

Rotten Tomatoes score: 73%

Stargirl is a 2020 American drama film directed by Julia Hart, based on the novel of the same name by Jerry Spinelli. Leo Borlock (Graham Verchere) is a shy teen who tries to blend in with ...more
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The Half of It Leah Lewis, Alexxis Lemire, Daniel Diemer

Directed by: Alice Wu

Rotten Tomatoes score: 94%

The Half of It is a 2020 American coming-of-age dramedy, written and directed by Alice Wu. Shy, straight-A student Ellie Chiu (Leah Lewis) feels isolated and friendless in her remote, backwater ...more

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Chris Pratt, Tom Holland, Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Directed by: Dan Scanlon

Rotten Tomatoes score: 86%

Onward is a 2020 American 3D computer-animated film directed by Dan Scanlon. In a suburban fantasy world without humans and populated with elves, trolls, and sprites, where unicorns are as ...more

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Tom Hanks, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Elisabeth Shue

Directed by: Aaron Schneider

Rotten Tomatoes score: 76%

Greyhound is a 2020 war film directed by Aaron Schneider, based on The Good Shepherd by C. S. Forester. During World War II, an international convoy of 37 Allied ships, led by Commander Ernest ...more

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Alexi Pappas, Nick Kroll, Gus Kenworthy

Directed by: Jeremy Teicher

Rotten Tomatoes score: 66%

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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Damien Bonnard, Alexis Manenti, Djibril Zonga

Directed by: Ladj Ly

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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Morgan Saylor, Sophie Lowe, June Squibb

Directed by: Bridget Savage Cole, Danielle Krudy

Rotten Tomatoes score: 100%

Blow The Man Down is a 2020 American dark comedy directed by Bridget Savage Cole and Danielle Krudy. Two sisters (Sophie Lowe and Morgan Saylor) attempt to cover up a gruesome run-in with a ...more
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Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Rosie Perez

Directed by: Cathy Yan

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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Robert Downey Jr., Antonio Banderas, Michael Sheen

Directed by: Stephen Gaghan

Rotten Tomatoes score: 19%

Dolittle (a.k.a. The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle) is a 2020 American fantasy comedy adventure film directed by Stephen Gaghan, based on the book by Hugh Lofting. A physician (Robert Downey Jr.) ...more
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Blake Lively, Jude Law, Sterling K. Brown

Directed by: Reed Morano

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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Downhill Will Ferrell, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Miranda Otto

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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Jesse Eisenberg, Ed Harris, Édgar Ramírez

Directed by: Jonathan Jakubowicz

Rotten Tomatoes score: 56%

Resistance is a 2019 biographical drama film directed by Jonathan Jakubowicz. The story of how Marcel Marceau (Jesse Eisenberg) and a group of Jewish Boy Scouts worked with the French Resistance ...more
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Sophia Lillis, Sam Leakey, Charles Babalola

Directed by: Oz Perkins

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