The Best of 2020

by Petra_Goring-deBruin | created - 11 Oct 2019 | updated - 1 month ago | Public

A list of the most anticipated upcoming TV series and Movies in the year, 2020

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1. My Octopus Teacher (2020)

85 min | Documentary

A filmmaker forges an unusual friendship with an octopus living in a South African kelp forest, learning as the animal shares the mysteries of her world.

Directors: Pippa Ehrlich, James Reed | Stars: Craig Foster, Tom Foster

Votes: 18,396

2. ZeroZeroZero (2019– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A cocaine shipment makes its way to Europe, starting from the moment a powerful cartel of Italian criminals decides to buy it, to its journeys through Mexico, to its shipment across the Atlantic Ocean.

Stars: Andrea Riseborough, Dane DeHaan, Giuseppe De Domenico, Harold Torres

Votes: 15,082

3. Gangs of London (2020– )

TV-MA | Action, Crime, Drama

Tells the story of London being torn apart by the turbulent power struggles of its international gangs and the sudden power vacuum that's created when the head of London's most powerful crime family is assassinated.

Stars: Ray Panthaki, Joe Cole, Lucian Msamati, Paapa Essiedu

Votes: 19,933

4. Defending Jacob (2020)

TV-MA | 402 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

The limited drama series is a gripping, character-driven thriller based on the 2012 New York Times best selling novel of the same name by William Landay. An assistant DA's world is shattered when his beloved son gets charged with murder.

Stars: Chris Evans, Michelle Dockery, Jaeden Martell, Cherry Jones

Votes: 33,872

5. Unorthodox (2020)

TV-MA | 213 min | Drama

Story of a young ultra-Orthodox Jewish woman who flees her arranged marriage and religious community to start a new life abroad.

Stars: Shira Haas, Amit Rahav, Jeff Wilbusch, Alex Reid

Votes: 57,632

6. Tiger King (2020)

TV-MA | 358 min | Documentary, Crime

A rivalry between big cat eccentrics takes a dark turn when Joe Exotic, a controversial animal park boss, is caught in a murder-for-hire plot.

Stars: John Reinke, Kelci Saffery, John Finlay, Rick Kirkham

Votes: 66,739

7. Baghdad Central (2020)

60 min | Crime, Drama, History

Following the fall of Saddam Hussein, former police inspector Muhsin al-Khafaji has lost virtually everything. He searches for one of the few things remaining in his life, his missing estranged elder daughter.

Stars: Waleed Zuaiter, July Namir, Youssef Kerkour, Bertie Carvel

Votes: 1,088

8. Trafficked with Mariana Van Zeller (2020– )

TV-14 | Documentary

TRAFFICKED explores the complex and often dangerous inner workings of the global underworld - smuggling networks, and black and informal markets.

Stars: Mariana van Zeller, Anthony Hughes

Votes: 268

9. Your Honor (II) (2020–2021)

TV-MA | 573 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A judge confronts his convictions when his son is involved in a hit and run that embroils an organized crime family. Facing impossible choices, he discovers how far a father will go to save his son's life.

Stars: Bryan Cranston, Hunter Doohan, Hope Davis, Michael Stuhlbarg

Votes: 20,945

10. Red Light (I) (2020– )

50 min | Drama

Red Light is a swirling, current drama series about three women who lose themselves and find each other in the world of prostitution and human trafficking. Selected for The Netherlands Film... See full summary »

Stars: Carice van Houten, Maaike Neuville, Halina Reijn, Geert Van Rampelberg

Votes: 305

11. The Queen's Gambit (2020)

TV-MA | 395 min | Drama, Sport

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: 270,462

12. Ted Lasso (2020– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

Follows US American Football coach Ted Lasso heading to the UK to manage a struggling London football team in the top flight of English football.

Stars: Jason Sudeikis, Hannah Waddingham, Brendan Hunt, Jeremy Swift

Votes: 39,160

13. Finding Jack Charlton (2020)

97 min | Documentary

Finding Jack Charlton is the definitive portrait of an extraordinary man; an English World Cup winning legend, who became an Irish hero.

Directors: Gabriel Clarke, Pete Thomas | Stars: Larry Mullen Jr., Roddy Doyle, Andy Townsend, Jack Charlton

Votes: 164

14. Into the Night (II) (2020– )

TV-MA | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

When radiation from the sun causes a global disaster on Earth, survivors on an overnight flight from Brussels race from city to city trying to stay ahead of the sun's rays by remaining in the cover of night.

Stars: Pauline Etienne, Laurent Capelluto, Mehmet Kurtulus, Babetida Sadjo

Votes: 21,138

15. Dracula (2020)

TV-14 | 270 min | Drama, Horror

In 1897 Transylvania, the blood-drinking Count draws his plans against Victorian London.

Stars: Claes Bang, Dolly Wells, Morfydd Clark, Jonathan Aris

Votes: 41,989

16. Perry Mason (2020– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama

In booming 1932 Los Angeles, a down-and-out defense attorney takes on the case of a lifetime.

Stars: Matthew Rhys, Juliet Rylance, Chris Chalk, Shea Whigham

Votes: 14,204

17. The Good Lord Bird (2020)

TV-MA | 335 min | Drama, History, War

Ethan Hawke stars as abolitionist John Brown in this series based on the novel. "Onion" is a fictional enslaved boy who becomes a member of Brown's family of abolitionist soldiers and finds himself in the 1859 raid at Harpers Ferry.

Stars: Ethan Hawke, Hubert Point-Du Jour, Beau Knapp, Nick Eversman

Votes: 4,183

18. Tenet (2020)

PG-13 | 150 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

69 Metascore

Armed with only one word, Tenet, and fighting for the survival of the entire world, a Protagonist journeys through a twilight world of international espionage on a mission that will unfold in something beyond real time.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: John David Washington, Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki, Juhan Ulfsak

Votes: 304,632 | Gross: $53.80M

19. Two Weeks to Live (2020– )

TV-MA | 24 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

A woman sets out on a secret mission to honour her father, who died under mysterious circumstances when she was a young girl.

Stars: Maisie Williams, Sian Clifford, Mawaan Rizwan, Taheen Modak

Votes: 2,547

20. The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020)

R | 129 min | Drama, History, Thriller

77 Metascore

The story of 7 people on trial stemming from various charges surrounding the uprising at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago, Illinois.

Director: Aaron Sorkin | Stars: Eddie Redmayne, Alex Sharp, Sacha Baron Cohen, Jeremy Strong

Votes: 103,800

21. When the Streetlights Go On (2020– )

TV-MA | Short, Crime, Drama

The residents of a small town grapple with the ruthless killing of a young girl and a teacher.

Stars: Chosen Jacobs, Sophie Thatcher, Ben Ahlers, Nnamdi Asomugha

Votes: 736

22. Turbulent Skies (2020– )

Adventure, Drama

A chronicle of KLM Dutch Royal Airlines founder Albert Plesman and pioneering aircraft manufacturer Anthony Fokker's symbiotic but tempestuous bond as they struggle to establish the interwar Netherlands' role in global civil aviation.

Stars: Leny Breederveld, Daan Schuurmans, Fedja van Huêt, Anniek Pheifer

Votes: 306

23. The Salisbury Poisonings (2020)

TV-14 | 45 min | Drama, History, Thriller

Fact based drama about the Novichok poisoning crisis in Salisbury in 2018.

Stars: Anne-Marie Duff, Annabel Scholey, Rafe Spall, Sophia Ally

Votes: 3,288

24. The Outsider (2020– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy

Investigators are confounded over an unspeakable crime that's been committed.

Stars: Ben Mendelsohn, Bill Camp, Jeremy Bobb, Mare Winningham

Votes: 62,695

25. The Undoing (2020)

TV-MA | 337 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A modern twist to a classical "whodunnit" tale, when the life of a wealthy New York therapist turns upside down after she and her family get involved with a murder case.

Stars: Nicole Kidman, Hugh Grant, Noah Jupe, Edgar Ramírez

Votes: 58,312

26. Honour (2020)

56 min | Crime, Drama, History

Follows the police investigation and the revelations about police failings in the run-up to the 'honour killing' of Banaz Mahmod, a 20-year-old Iraqi Kurdish woman who was murdered on the orders of her family after she left an abusive marriage for another man.

Stars: Ahd, Waj Ali, Moe Bar-El, Rhianne Barreto

Votes: 1,222

27. P-Valley (2020– )

TV-MA | Crime, Drama

Follows the lives of strip club dancers working down in the Dirty Delta.

Stars: Brandee Evans, Nicco Annan, Shannon Thornton, Elarica Johnson

Votes: 2,301

28. The Savoy (2020– )

Documentary

A hotel filled with glamour, elegance, history and character and truly the first luxury hotel in Britain, The Savoy has sat alongside the River Thames for over 130 years. It has hosted rock... See full summary »

Stars: Michael Peluso, Gordon Ramsay

Votes: 31

29. Washington (2020)

Documentary, Biography, Drama

The life story of George Washington, the first President of the United States.

Stars: Jeff Daniels, Joanne Freeman, Alan Taylor, Joseph Ellis

Votes: 705

30. Normal People (2020)

TV-14 | 339 min | Drama, Romance

Follows Marianne and Connell, from different backgrounds but the same small town in Ireland, as they weave in and out of each other's romantic lives.

Stars: Daisy Edgar-Jones, Paul Mescal, Desmond Eastwood, Aislín McGuckin

Votes: 39,789

31. Raised by Wolves (2020– )

TV-MA | Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

Androids are tasked with raising human children on a mysterious planet.

Stars: Travis Fimmel, Amanda Collin, Abubakar Salim, Winta McGrath

Votes: 47,815

32. Alex Rider (2020– )

TV-14 | 45 min | Action, Adventure, Family

Alex Rider is an ordinary teenager enlisted to work on behalf of MI6, where he uses skills he didn't know he had to become an extraordinary spy.

Stars: Otto Farrant, Ronke Adekoluejo, Brenock O'Connor, Vicky McClure

Votes: 8,484

33. For Life (2020– )

TV-14 | 43 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

A prisoner becomes a lawyer and fights to overturn his life sentence for a crime he didn't commit.

Stars: Nicholas Pinnock, Indira Varma, Joy Bryant, Dorian Missick

Votes: 3,502

34. A Teacher (2020)

TV-MA | 248 min | Drama

A Teacher explores the complexities and consequences of a predatory relationship between Claire Wilson, a young teacher at a suburban Texas high school and her student, Eric Walker.

Stars: Kate Mara, Nick Robinson, Ashley Zukerman, Rya Kihlstedt

Votes: 8,027

35. 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: 12,190

36. Bad Boy Billionaires: India (2020– )

TV-14 | 59 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

This investigative docuseries explores the greed, fraud and corruption that built up - and ultimately brought down - India's most infamous tycoons.

Votes: 2,375

37. We Are Who We Are (2020)

TV-MA | Drama

Two American teenagers come of age while living on an American military base in Italy.

Stars: Jack Dylan Grazer, Jordan Kristine Seamón, Chloë Sevigny, Alice Braga

Votes: 5,537

38. Hightown (2020– )

TV-MA | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Set in the world of beautiful but bleak Cape Cod, one woman's journey to sobriety is overshadowed by a murder investigation dragging her into its fold.

Stars: Mike Pniewski, Tonya Glanz, Jona Xiao, Monica Raymund

Votes: 2,272

39. Long Way Up (2020– )

TV-14 | 519 min | Documentary, Adventure, Reality-TV

Ewan McGregor and his friend Charley Boorman travel on electric Harley-Davidsons 13,000 miles through Central and South America.

Stars: Ewan McGregor, Charley Boorman, Russ Malkin, David Alexanian

Votes: 2,891

40. No Man's Land (2020– )

PG-13 | Drama, Thriller, War

A family grieves the death of their daughter in a suicide bombing. Meanwhile, her brother suspects she is still alive after glimpsing her in a news report and sets off to find her in the Middle East.

Stars: James Krishna Floyd, Jo Ben Ayed, Julia Faure, Félix Moati

Votes: 2,096

41. Upload (2020– )

TV-MA | 296 min | Comedy, Mystery, Sci-Fi

A man is able to choose his own afterlife after his untimely death by having his consciousness uploaded into a virtual world. As he gets used to his new life and befriends his angel (real world handler) questions about his death arise.

Stars: Robbie Amell, Andy Allo, Zainab Johnson, Kevin Bigley

Votes: 40,775

42. The Murders at White House Farm (2020)

TV-MA | 281 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

Revolves around the true story of a fateful night in August 1985 when five members of the same family are murdered at an Essex farmhouse, and the ensuing police investigation and court case that follows.

Stars: Freddie Fox, Alexa Davies, Mark Addy, Scott Reid

Votes: 5,285

43. The Stranger (I) (2020)

TV-MA | 42 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Follows the lives of suburban families whose secrets and lies are made public by the appearance of a stranger.

Stars: Richard Armitage, Shaun Dooley, Siobhan Finneran, Jacob Dudman

Votes: 35,075

44. Hamilton (2020)

PG-13 | 160 min | Biography, Drama, History

90 Metascore

The real life of one of America's foremost founding fathers and first Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton. Captured live on Broadway from the Richard Rodgers Theater with the original Broadway cast.

Director: Thomas Kail | Stars: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Phillipa Soo, Leslie Odom Jr., Renée Elise Goldsberry

Votes: 58,596

45. Ratched (2020– )

TV-MA | Crime, Drama, Mystery

In 1947, Mildred Ratched begins working as a nurse at a leading psychiatric hospital. But beneath her stylish exterior lurks a growing darkness.

Stars: Sarah Paulson, Finn Wittrock, Cynthia Nixon, Judy Davis

Votes: 39,240

46. Outer Banks (2020– )

TV-MA | 50 min | Action, Crime, Drama