Top 20 Underrated Movies of 2020

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1. Unhinged (I) (2020)

R | 90 min | Action, Thriller

40 Metascore

After a confrontation with an unstable man at an intersection, a woman becomes the target of his rage.

Director: Derrick Borte | Stars: Russell Crowe, Caren Pistorius, Gabriel Bateman, Jimmi Simpson

Votes: 68,148

20

2. Greenland (2020)

PG-13 | 119 min | Action, Thriller

64 Metascore

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

Director: Ric Roman Waugh | Stars: Gerard Butler, Morena Baccarin, Roger Dale Floyd, Scott Glenn

Votes: 115,658

19

3. Freaky (2020)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Horror, Thriller

67 Metascore

After swapping bodies with a deranged serial killer, a young girl in high school discovers she has less than 24 hours before the change becomes permanent.

Director: Christopher Landon | Stars: Vince Vaughn, Kathryn Newton, Celeste O'Connor, Misha Osherovich

Votes: 57,205

18

4. On the Rocks (2020)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

73 Metascore

A young mother reconnects with her larger-than-life playboy father on an adventure through New York.

Director: Sofia Coppola | Stars: Bill Murray, Rashida Jones, Marlon Wayans, Jessica Henwick

Votes: 32,193

17

5. The Empty Man (2020)

R | 137 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

On the trail of a missing girl, an ex-cop comes across a secretive group attempting to summon a terrifying supernatural entity.

Director: David Prior | Stars: James Badge Dale, Marin Ireland, Sasha Frolova, Samantha Logan

Votes: 28,605

16

6. News of the World (2020)

PG-13 | 118 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

73 Metascore

A Civil War veteran agrees to deliver a girl, taken by the Kiowa people years ago, to her aunt and uncle, against her will. They travel hundreds of miles and face grave dangers as they search for a place that either can call home.

Director: Paul Greengrass | Stars: Tom Hanks, Helena Zengel, Tom Astor, Travis Johnson

Votes: 86,410

15

7. Happiest Season (2020)

PG-13 | 102 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

69 Metascore

A holiday romantic comedy that captures the range of emotions tied to wanting your family's acceptance, being true to yourself, and trying not to ruin Christmas by revealing a nasty secret.

Director: Clea DuVall | Stars: Kristen Stewart, Mackenzie Davis, Mary Steenburgen, Victor Garber

Votes: 38,946

14

8. Let Him Go (2020)

R | 113 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

63 Metascore

A retired sheriff and his wife, grieving over the death of their son, set out to find their only grandson.

Director: Thomas Bezucha | Stars: Diane Lane, Kevin Costner, Kayli Carter, Ryan Bruce

Votes: 26,208

13

9. Love and Monsters (I) (2020)

PG-13 | 109 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

63 Metascore

Seven years after he survived the monster apocalypse, lovably hapless Joel leaves his cozy underground bunker behind on a quest to reunite with his ex.

Director: Michael Matthews | Stars: Dylan O'Brien, Jessica Henwick, Michael Rooker, Dan Ewing

Votes: 126,265 | Gross: $1.07M

12

10. The Half of It (I) (2020)

PG-13 | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

74 Metascore

When smart but cash-strapped teen Ellie Chu agrees to write a love letter for a jock, she doesn't expect to become his friend - or fall for his crush.

Director: Alice Wu | Stars: Leah Lewis, Daniel Diemer, Alexxis Lemire, Wolfgang Novogratz

Votes: 37,571

11

11. I Know This Much Is True (2020)

TV-MA | 378 min | Drama

Following the parallel lives of identical twin brothers Dominick and Thomas Birdsey in a story of betrayal, sacrifice, and forgiveness.

Stars: Mark Ruffalo, John Procaccino, Rob Huebel, Gabe Fazio

Votes: 19,395

10

12. The Queen's Gambit (2020)

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama

Orphaned at the tender age of nine, prodigious introvert Beth Harmon discovers and masters the game of chess in 1960s USA. But child stardom comes at a price.

Stars: Anya Taylor-Joy, Chloe Pirrie, Bill Camp, Marcin Dorocinski

Votes: 432,839

10

13. Possessor (2020)

R | 103 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

72 Metascore

An agent works for a secretive organization that uses brain-implant technology to inhabit other people's bodies - ultimately driving them to commit assassinations for high-paying clients.

Director: Brandon Cronenberg | Stars: Andrea Riseborough, Christopher Abbott, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Rossif Sutherland

Votes: 35,713

9

14. First Cow (2019)

PG-13 | 122 min | Drama, Western

89 Metascore

A skilled cook has traveled west and joined a group of fur trappers in Oregon, though he only finds true connection with a Chinese immigrant also seeking his fortune. Soon the two collaborate on a successful business.

Director: Kelly Reichardt | Stars: Alia Shawkat, John Magaro, Dylan Smith, Ryan Findley

Votes: 18,664

8

15. Run (I) (2020)

PG-13 | 90 min | Mystery, Thriller

67 Metascore

A homeschooled teenager begins to suspect her mother is keeping a dark secret from her.

Director: Aneesh Chaganty | Stars: Sarah Paulson, Kiera Allen, Sara Sohn, Pat Healy

Votes: 77,307

7

16. Black Bear (I) (2020)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama

79 Metascore

A filmmaker at a creative impasse seeks solace from her tumultuous past at a rural retreat, only to find that the woods summon her inner demons in intense and surprising ways.

Director: Lawrence Michael Levine | Stars: Aubrey Plaza, Christopher Abbott, Sarah Gadon, Paola Lázaro

Votes: 11,999

6

17. Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (2020)

R | 94 min | Drama, Music

87 Metascore

Tensions rise when trailblazing blues singer Ma Rainey and her band gather at a recording studio in Chicago in 1927.

Director: George C. Wolfe | Stars: Viola Davis, Chadwick Boseman, Glynn Turman, Colman Domingo

Votes: 52,552

5

18. Promising Young Woman (2020)

R | 113 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

73 Metascore

A young woman, traumatized by a tragic event in her past, seeks out vengeance against those who crossed her path.

Director: Emerald Fennell | Stars: Carey Mulligan, Bo Burnham, Alison Brie, Clancy Brown

Votes: 169,002

4

19. Bad Education (2019)

TV-MA | 108 min | Biography, Comedy, Crime

79 Metascore

The beloved superintendent of New York's Roslyn school district and his staff, friends and relatives become the prime suspects in the unfolding of the single largest public school embezzlement scandal in American history.

Director: Cory Finley | Stars: Hugh Jackman, Ray Romano, Welker White, Allison Janney

Votes: 40,275

3

20. Pieces of a Woman (2020)

R | 126 min | Drama

66 Metascore

When a young mother's home birth ends in unfathomable tragedy, she begins a year-long odyssey of mourning that fractures relationships with loved ones in this deeply personal story of a woman learning to live alongside her loss.

Director: Kornél Mundruczó | Stars: Vanessa Kirby, Shia LaBeouf, Ellen Burstyn, Iliza Shlesinger

Votes: 49,540

2

21. Wolfwalkers (2020)

PG | 103 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

87 Metascore

A young apprentice hunter and her father journey to Ireland to help wipe out the last wolf pack. But everything changes when she befriends a free-spirited girl from a mysterious tribe rumored to transform into wolves by night.

Directors: Tomm Moore, Ross Stewart | Stars: Honor Kneafsey, Eva Whittaker, Sean Bean, Simon McBurney

Votes: 31,961

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