AC's Top Films of 2020

by AwaitingAndrew | created - 3 weeks ago | updated - 5 days ago | Public

As the title says... well not exactly. I have only seen a few 2020 releases so far, so this is primarily a most anticipated list: https://acmovies.weebly.com/blog/my-most-anticipated-films-of-2020

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1. Sonic the Hedgehog (2020)

PG | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

47 Metascore

After discovering a small, blue, fast hedgehog, a small-town police officer must help it defeat an evil genius who wants to do experiments on it.

Director: Jeff Fowler | Stars: Ben Schwartz, James Marsden, Jim Carrey, Tika Sumpter

Votes: 19,264

https://acmovies.weebly.com/blog/sonic-the-hedgehog-review

2. Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn (2020)

R | 109 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

60 Metascore

After splitting with the Joker, Harley Quinn joins superheroes Black Canary, Huntress and Renee Montoya to save a young girl from an evil crime lord.

Director: Cathy Yan | Stars: Margot Robbie, Rosie Perez, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jurnee Smollett-Bell

Votes: 50,733

3. To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You (2020)

TV-14 | 101 min | Drama, Romance

54 Metascore

Lara Jean and Peter have just taken their relationship from pretend to officially official when another recipient of one of her old love letters enters the picture.

Director: Michael Fimognari | Stars: Lana Condor, Noah Centineo, Jordan Fisher, Anna Cathcart

Votes: 11,065

4. The Last Thing He Wanted (2020)

R | 115 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

35 Metascore

A veteran D.C. journalist loses the thread of her own narrative when a guilt-propelled errand for her father thrusts her from byline to unwitting subject in the very story she's trying to break. Adapted from Joan Didion's namesake novel.

Director: Dee Rees | Stars: Anne Hathaway, Ben Affleck, Rosie Perez, Willem Dafoe

Votes: 4,337

5. Tenet (2020)

Action, Drama, Thriller | Post-production

An action epic revolving around international espionage, time travel, and evolution. Possibly about a man trying to prevent World War 3 through time travel and rebirth.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Kenneth Branagh

6. Dune (2020)

Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi | Post-production

Feature adaptation of Frank Herbert's science fiction novel, about the son of a noble family entrusted with the protection of the most valuable asset and most vital element in the galaxy.

Director: Denis Villeneuve | Stars: Rebecca Ferguson, Timothée Chalamet, Jason Momoa, Zendaya

7. The Woman in the Window (2020)

R | Crime, Drama, Mystery | Completed

An agoraphobic woman living alone in New York begins spying on her new neighbors, only to witness a disturbing act of violence.

Director: Joe Wright | Stars: Amy Adams, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gary Oldman, Wyatt Russell

8. Soul (2020)

Animation, Adventure, Comedy | Post-production

A musician who has lost his passion for music is transported out of his body and must find his way back with the help of an infant soul learning about herself.

Directors: Pete Docter, Kemp Powers | Stars: Jamie Foxx, Tina Fey, Quest Love, Phylicia Rashad

9. Endings, Beginnings (2019)

110 min | Drama

44 Metascore

A 30-something woman navigating through love and heartbreak over the course of one year. During that time, she will unlock the secrets to her life in a sudden turn of events and in the most surprising of places.

Director: Drake Doremus | Stars: Shailene Woodley, Jamie Dornan, Sebastian Stan, Matthew Gray Gubler

Votes: 143

10. Wonder Woman 1984 (2020)

Action, Adventure, Fantasy | Post-production

Plot unknown. A sequel to the 2017 superhero film 'Wonder Woman.'

Director: Patty Jenkins | Stars: Pedro Pascal, Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Connie Nielsen

11. No Time to Die (2020)

PG-13 | 163 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller | Completed

James Bond has left active service. His peace is short-lived when Felix Leiter, an old friend from the CIA, turns up asking for help, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.

Director: Cary Joji Fukunaga | Stars: Ana de Armas, Daniel Craig, Léa Seydoux, Rami Malek

12. A Quiet Place Part II (2020)

96 min | Horror, Thriller | Post-production

Following the events at home, the Abbott family now face the terrors of the outside world. Forced to venture into the unknown, they realize the creatures that hunt by sound are not the only threats lurking beyond the sand path.

Director: John Krasinski | Stars: Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds, Cillian Murphy, Noah Jupe

13. BIOS (2020)

Drama, Sci-Fi | Post-production

On a post-apocalyptic earth, a robot, built to protect the life of his dying creator's beloved dog, learns about life, love, friendship and what it means to be human.

Director: Miguel Sapochnik | Stars: Tom Hanks, Caleb Landry Jones, Skeet Ulrich, Samira Wiley

14. The Way Back (2020)

R | 108 min | Drama, Sport | Completed

A former HS basketball phenom, struggling with alcoholism, is offered a coaching job at his alma mater. As the team starts to win, he may have a reason to confront his old demons. But will it be enough to set him on the road to redemption?

Director: Gavin O'Connor | Stars: Ben Affleck, Janina Gavankar, Michaela Watkins, Da'Vinchi

15. The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020)

Drama, Thriller | Post-production

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: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michael Keaton, Eddie Redmayne, Jeremy Strong

16. Onward (I) (2020)

PG | 102 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

63 Metascore

Set in a suburban fantasy world, two teenage elf brothers embark on a quest to discover if there is still magic out there.

Director: Dan Scanlon | Stars: Tom Holland, Chris Pratt, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, John Ratzenberger

Votes: 368

17. Mank (2020)

Biography, Drama | Post-production

Follows screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz's tumultuous development of Orson Welles' iconic masterpiece Citizen Kane (1941).

Director: David Fincher | Stars: Tuppence Middleton, Amanda Seyfried, Lily Collins, Gary Oldman

18. Greyhound (2020)

Drama, War | Post-production

During World War II, a US Navy skipper must lead an Allied convoy being stalked by Nazi U-boat wolf packs.

Director: Aaron Schneider | Stars: Tom Hanks, Elisabeth Shue, Stephen Graham, Karl Glusman

19. News of the World (2020)

Drama, Western | Post-production

A Texan traveling across the wild West bringing the news of the world to local townspeople, agrees to help rescue a young girl who was kidnapped.

Director: Paul Greengrass | Stars: Tom Hanks, Chukwudi Iwuji, Helena Zengel, Neil Sandilands

20. The King's Man (2020)

Action, Adventure, Comedy | Post-production

As a collection of history's worst tyrants and criminal masterminds gather to plot a war to wipe out millions, one man must race against time to stop them.

Director: Matthew Vaughn | Stars: Gemma Arterton, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Matthew Goode, Ralph Fiennes

21. The Gentlemen (2019)

R | 113 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

51 Metascore

An American expat tries to sell off his highly profitable marijuana empire in London, triggering plots, schemes, bribery and blackmail in an attempt to steal his domain out from under him.

Director: Guy Ritchie | Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Charlie Hunnam, Michelle Dockery, Jeremy Strong

Votes: 42,054

22. Black Widow (2020)

Unrated | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | Post-production

A film about Natasha Romanoff in her quests between the films Civil War and Infinity War.

Director: Cate Shortland | Stars: Florence Pugh, Scarlett Johansson, Robert Downey Jr., David Harbour

23. All the Bright Places (2020)

TV-MA | 107 min | Drama, Romance

61 Metascore

The story of Violet and Theodore, who meet and change each other's lives forever. As they struggle with the emotional and physical scars of their past, they discover that even the smallest places and moments can mean something.

Director: Brett Haley | Stars: Alexandra Shipp, Kelli O'Hara, Lamar Johnson, Virginia Gardner

Votes: 889

24. Stargirl (2020)

PG | Comedy, Drama, Romance | Completed

A boy becomes intrigued by a mysterious and quirky student named Stargirl and spends his time trying to know more about her.

Director: Julia Hart | Stars: Darby Stanchfield, Giancarlo Esposito, Grace VanderWaal, Shelby Simmons

25. Irresistible (2020)

Comedy, Drama | Post-production

A Democrat strategist helps a retired veteran run for mayor in a small, conservative Midwest town.

Director: Jon Stewart | Stars: Mackenzie Davis, Rose Byrne, Steve Carell, Natasha Lyonne

26. Top Gun: Maverick (2020)

Action, Drama | Post-production

After more than thirty years of service as one of the Navy's top aviators, Pete Mitchell is where he belongs, pushing the envelope as a courageous test pilot and dodging the advancement in rank that would ground him.

Director: Joseph Kosinski | Stars: Tom Cruise, Jennifer Connelly, Miles Teller, Val Kilmer

27. Bad Boys for Life (2020)

R | 124 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

59 Metascore

The Bad Boys Mike Lowrey and Marcus Burnett are back together for one last ride in the highly anticipated Bad Boys for Life.

Directors: Adil El Arbi, Bilall Fallah | Stars: Will Smith, Martin Lawrence, Vanessa Hudgens, Alexander Ludwig

Votes: 41,834

28. The Last Duel (2020)

Drama | Filming

King Charles VI declares that Knight Jean de Carrouges settle his dispute with his squire by challenging him to a duel.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Ben Affleck, Adam Driver, Matt Damon, Jodie Comer

29. The Midnight Sky (2020)

Drama | Post-production

This post-apocalyptic tale follows Augustine, a lonely scientist in the Arctic, as he races to stop Sully and her fellow astronauts from returning home to a mysterious global catastrophe.

Director: George Clooney | Stars: Tiffany Boone, Felicity Jones, George Clooney, Sophie Rundle

30. Reminiscence (2020)

Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller | Post-production

A scientist discovers a way to relive your past and uses the technology to search for his long lost love.

Director: Lisa Joy | Stars: Rebecca Ferguson, Hugh Jackman, Thandie Newton, Angela Sarafyan

31. Jungle Cruise (2020)

Action, Adventure, Comedy | Post-production

Based on Disneyland's theme park ride where a small riverboat takes a group of travelers through a jungle filled with dangerous animals and reptiles, but with a supernatural element.

Director: Jaume Collet-Serra | Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Emily Blunt, Jesse Plemons, Paul Giamatti

32. The Photograph (I) (2020)

PG-13 | 106 min | Drama, Romance

63 Metascore

A series of intertwining love stories set in the past and in the present.

Director: Stella Meghie | Stars: LaKeith Stanfield, Chelsea Peretti, Issa Rae, Chanté Adams

Votes: 1,050

33. The Lovebirds (2020)

R | 86 min | Action, Comedy, Crime | Completed

A couple (Issa Rae and Kumail Nanjiani) experiences a defining moment in their relationship when they are unintentionally embroiled in a murder mystery.

Director: Michael Showalter | Stars: Issa Rae, Kumail Nanjiani, Anna Camp, Kyle Bornheimer

34. Mulan (2020)

PG-13 | Action, Adventure, Drama | Completed

A young Chinese maiden disguises herself as a male warrior in order to save her father. A live-action feature film based on Disney's 'Mulan.'

Director: Niki Caro | Stars: Yifei Liu, Donnie Yen, Jet Li, Li Gong

35. Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway (2020)

PG | Adventure, Comedy, Family | Completed

Plot unknown. Follow-up to the 2018 film, 'Peter Rabbit'.

Director: Will Gluck | Stars: Margot Robbie, Rose Byrne, Elizabeth Debicki, Domhnall Gleeson

36. Last Night in Soho (2020)

Drama, Horror, Thriller | Post-production

A young girl, passionate about fashion design, is mysteriously able to enter the 1960s where she encounters her idol, a dazzling wannabe singer. But 1960s London is not what it seems, and time seems to fall apart with shady consequences.

Director: Edgar Wright | Stars: Anya Taylor-Joy, Thomasin McKenzie, Rita Tushingham, Matt Smith

37. Death on the Nile (2020)

Crime, Drama, Mystery | Post-production

While on vacation on the Nile, Hercule Poirot must investigate the murder of a young heiress.

Director: Kenneth Branagh | Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Emma Mackey, Gal Gadot, Armie Hammer

38. Eternals (2020)

Action, Adventure, Drama | Post-production

The saga of the Eternals, a race of immortal beings who lived on Earth and shaped its history and civilizations.

Director: Chloé Zhao | Stars: Angelina Jolie, Richard Madden, Salma Hayek, Kumail Nanjiani

39. I'm Thinking of Ending Things (2020)

Drama, Horror, Thriller | Post-production

An unexpected detour causes a woman who is trying to figure out how to break up with her boyfriend to rethink her life.

Director: Charlie Kaufman | Stars: Jessie Buckley, Toni Collette, Jesse Plemons, Jason Ralph

40. Free Guy (2020)

Action, Adventure, Comedy | Post-production

A bank teller discovers that he's actually an NPC inside a brutal, open world video game.

Director: Shawn Levy | Stars: Taika Waititi, Ryan Reynolds, Jodie Comer, Joe Keery

41. In the Heights (2020)

Drama, Music, Musical | Post-production

A feature version of the Broadway musical, in which a bodega owner has mixed feelings about closing his store and retiring to the Dominican Republic after inheriting his grandmother's fortune.

Director: Jon M. Chu | Stars: Stephanie Beatriz, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jimmy Smits, Corey Hawkins



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