The Best of 2020

by Petra_Goring-deBruin | created - 11 Oct 2019 | updated - 22 hours 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: 12,080

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: 11,390

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: 15,596

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: 27,084

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: 49,856

6. Tiger King (2020)

TV-MA | 317 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: 62,790

7. Baghdad Central (2020– )

60 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

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, Corey Stoll, Bertie Carvel, Leem Lubany

Votes: 929

8. 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: 57,154

9. 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: 19,112

10. 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: 40,424

11. 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: 35,803

12. Devs (2020)

TV-MA | 409 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

A computer engineer investigates the secretive development division in her company, which she believes is behind the disappearance of her boyfriend.

Stars: Sonoya Mizuno, Nick Offerman, Jin Ha, Cailee Spaeny

Votes: 24,325

13. Tenet (2020)

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

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: 147,276 | Gross: $53.80M

14. 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: 1,608

15. 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: 652

16. 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: 2,560

17. 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: 824

18. 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: 1,907

19. 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 »

Star: Gordon Ramsay

Votes: 15

20. 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: 29,857

21. 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: 5,617

22. Flesh and Blood (2020)

TV-14 | 182 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Lives of three siblings are disrupted when their recently widowed mother declares she's in love with a new man. Tangled web of secrets, lies, rivalries and betrayals eventually leads to a murder.

Stars: Imelda Staunton, Francesca Annis, Claudie Blakley, David Bamber

Votes: 1,626

23. For Life (2020– )

TV-14 | 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, Joy Bryant, Dorian Missick, Tyla Harris

Votes: 2,584

24. A Teacher (2020– )

TV-MA | 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, Dylan Schmid, Ashley Zukerman

Votes: 1,340

25. I Know This Much Is True (2020)

TV-MA | 378 min | Drama

Middle-aged Dominick Birdsey recounts his troubled relationship with Thomas, his paranoid schizophrenic twin brother, and his efforts to get him released from an asylum.

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

Votes: 9,432

26. Trial 4 (2020)

TV-MA | 437 min | Documentary, Crime

Charged as a teen in the 1993 killing of a Boston cop, Sean K. Ellis fights to prove his innocence while exposing police corruption and systemic racism.

Votes: 789

27. 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: 1,981

28. 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: 3,637

29. 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: Monica Raymund, Riley Voelkel, Shane Harper, Atkins Estimond

Votes: 2,030

30. Long Way Up (2020– )

TV-14 | 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: 1,876

31. Looted (2019)

89 min | Crime, Drama

Rob lives his life at 100mph, carefully balancing carjacking schemes and caring for his dying father. But one risky job could bring it all crashing down.

Director: Rene van Pannevis | Stars: Charley Palmer Rothwell, Thomas Turgoose, Tom Fisher, Morgane Polanski

Votes: 60

32. No Man's Land (2020– )

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: 812

33. Upload (2020– )

TV-MA | 30 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: 35,275

34. The Murders at White House Farm (2020)

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: 3,521

35. Helstrom (2020– )

TV-MA | Action, Adventure, Drama

Daimon and Ana Helstrom are the son and daughter of a mysterious and powerful serial killer. The siblings have a complicated dynamic as they track down the terrorizing worst of humanity - each with their attitude and skills.

Stars: Tom Austen, Sydney Lemmon, Elizabeth Marvel, Ariana Guerra

Votes: 3,837

36. 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: 31,624

37. 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: 47,315

38. 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: 31,817

39. The Undoing (2020– )

TV-MA | Drama, Thriller

Life for a successful therapist in New York begins to unravel on the eve of publishing her first book.

Stars: Nicole Kidman, Hugh Grant, Noah Jupe, Donald Sutherland

Votes: 7,460

40. Rogue City (2020)

TV-MA | 116 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Caught in the cross hairs of police corruption and Marseille's warring gangs, a loyal cop must protect his squad by taking matters into his own hands.

Director: Olivier Marchal | Stars: Lannick Gautry, Stanislas Merhar, Kaaris, David Belle

Votes: 4,540

41. Outer Banks (2020– )

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

A group of teenagers from the wrong side of the tracks stumble upon a treasure map that unearths a long buried secret.

Stars: Chase Stokes, Madelyn Cline, Madison Bailey, Jonathan Daviss

Votes: 16,722

42. Uncut Gems (2019)

R | 135 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

91 Metascore

With his debts mounting and angry collectors closing in, a fast-talking New York City jeweler risks everything in hope of staying afloat and alive.

Directors: Benny Safdie, Josh Safdie | Stars: Adam Sandler, Julia Fox, Idina Menzel, Mesfin Lamengo

Votes: 209,826

43. The Great Heist (2020– )

TV-MA | Crime, Drama, Thriller

TV series follows the robbery of Colombia's central bank in October 1994 when a thieves made off with $33million.

Stars: Andrés Parra, Christian Tappan, Waldo Urrego, Marcela Benjumea

Votes: 1,665

44. Soulmates (II) (2020– )

TV-14 | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

This takes place 15 years from now, when science makes a discovery that changes the lives of everyone on the planet - a way to find your soulmate through six provocative stories about the cost of finding true love.

Stars: Patrick Bayele, Betsy Brandt, Laia Costa, David Costabile

Votes: 862

45. Des (2020)

Not Rated | 143 min | Crime, Drama, History

In 1983 Scottish serial killer Dennis Nilsen is arrested after the discovery of human remains which have blocked a drain near his London home.

Stars: David Tennant, Daniel Mays, Jason Watkins, Ron Cook

Votes: 6,976

46. Patria (2020)

TV-14 | Drama