2020’s been a year of limitless upheaval, and yet the show must go on. The movies have been made, their stories yearning to seek an audience, whether through a traditional theatrical route or through more creative streaming means as studios indie and major have experimented with these past months. However they’re getting delivered to you, we’re now ranking the best movies of 2020 by Tomatometer, all Certified Fresh!
Now, continue on to discover critic-approved quality films, and be reminded of the ones you want to rewatch, with our list of the very best movies of 2020. And be sure to let us know your favorite 2020 films in the reply section.
THE LODGE (2020) 74%
Led by an impressive Riley Keough performance, The Lodge should prove a suitably unsettling destination for fans of darkly atmospheric horror.
TO ALL THE BOYS: P.S. I STILL LOVE YOU (2020) 75%
To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You may feel like little more than an amiable postscript to its predecessor, but fans of the original should still find this a swoonworthy sequel.
THE WRETCHED (2020) 75%
The Wretched stirs up a savory blend of witch-in-the-woods horror ingredients that should leave genre fans hungry for a second helping from writer-directors Brett and Drew T. Pierce.
THE RENTAL (2020) 75%
Some tricky genre juggling makes The Rental a bit of a fixer-upper, but effective chills and a solid cast make this a fine destination for horror fans.
THE GENTLEMEN (2020) 75%
It may not win writer-director Guy Ritchie many new converts, but for those already attuned to the filmmaker's brash wavelength, The Gentlemen stands tall.
MULAN (2020) 75%
It could have told its classic story with greater depth, but the live-action Mulan is a visual marvel that serves as a stirring update to its animated predecessor.
GREYHOUND (2020) 79%
Greyhound's characters aren't as robust as its action sequences, but this fast-paced World War II thriller benefits from its efficiently economical approach.
THE BOYS IN THE BAND (2020) 80%
The Boys in the Band brings the classic stage play back to the screen with a well-acted adaptation containing surprising -- and poignant -- modern relevance.
I'M THINKING OF ENDING THINGS (2020) 81%
Aided by stellar performances from Jessie Buckley and Jesse Plemons, I'm Thinking of Ending Things finds writer-director Charlie Kaufman grappling with the human condition as only he can.
THE OLD GUARD (2020) 81%
The Old Guard is occasionally restricted by genre conventions, but director Gina Prince-Bythewood brings a sophisticated vision to the superhero genre - and some knockout action sequences led by Charlize Theron.
BILL & TED FACE THE MUSIC (2020) 82%
As wholesomely goofy as its heroes, Bill and Ted Face the Music is a rare long-belated sequel that largely recaptures the franchise's original charm.
SHE DIES TOMORROW (2020) 84%
Formally provocative and emotionally raw, She Dies Tomorrow confirms writer-director Amy Seimetz as a filmmaker with a unique -- and timely -- vision.
SAVE YOURSELVES! (2020) 85%
Save Yourselves! doesn't do anything unexpected with its one-joke premise -- but fortunately, that one joke turns out to be consistently funny anyway.
COME TO DADDY (2020) 87%
Bloody horror with barbed wit, Come to Daddy anchors its brutal violence in a surprisingly mature approach to provocative themes.
SHIRLEY (2020) 88%
Elevated by outstanding work from Elisabeth Moss, Shirley pays tribute to its subject's pioneering legacy with a biopic that ignores the commonly accepted boundaries of the form.
THE TRIP TO GREECE (2020) 88%
The Trip to Greece sees this series subject to the laws of diminishing returns, but Rob Brydon and Steve Coogan remain reliably enjoying company.
ENOLA HOLMES (2020) 91%
Enola Holmes brings a breath of fresh air to Baker Street -- and leaves plenty of room for Millie Bobby Brown to put her effervescent stamp on a franchise in waiting.
THE OUTPOST (2020) 92%
Told with gripping realism, The Outpost is a thrilling technical feat and a worthy tribute to military heroes.
RELIC (2020) 92%
Relic ratchets up its slowly building tension in an expertly crafted atmosphere of dread, adding up to an outstanding feature debut for director/co-writer Natalie Erika James.
BLOOD ON HER NAME (2020) 96%
A satisfyingly dark noir elevated by stellar acting and a sharp screenplay, Blood on Her Name thrills in the moment and lingers in the memory.
THE HALF OF IT (2020) 97%
For viewers in search of an uncommonly smart, tender, and funny coming-of-age story, The Half of It has everything.