In the year 2020, the screens looked a bit different due to pandemic and lockdowns but the films kept coming. We can’t say that we had a great time at the movies this year. A “great time” is not a thing one has in 2020.
But we did see many, many great movies. And while we saw most of these movies at home, we would have loved even more to see them on a big screen. These long pandemic months of staying inside, staring at the same virtual window for everything, has just made us understand how much supposed convenience we’d happily trade for the chance to surrender to a viewing experience in the dark, with other people, all of us watching together. We have compiled a list of top 10 movies of 2020 by Tomato Meter. So enjoy!
Greenland is a 2020 American disaster film directed by Ric Roman Waugh and written by Chris Sparling. The film stars Gerard Butler (who also co-produced), Morena Baccarin, Roger Dale Floyd, Scott Glenn, David Denman, and Hope Davis. The film follows a family who must fight for survival as a planet-destroying comet races to Earth.
To save her ailing father from serving in the Imperial Army, a fearless young woman disguises herself as a man to battle northern invaders in China.
3. Family Romance, LLC
Family Romance is a Japanese drama genre film, in which a man is hired to impersonate the missing father of a 12-year-old girl.
4. Black Box
An intriguing debut for writer-director Emmanuel Osei-Kuffour, Black Box compensates for a lack of surprises with strong performances and an emotionally rewarding story.
5. The Wretched
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.
6. The Lodge
Led by an impressive Riley Keough performance, The Lodge should prove a suitably unsettling destination for fans of darkly atmospheric horror.
7. To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You
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 swoon worthy sequel.
8. The Other Lamb
Smartly directed by Malgorzata Szumowska, The Other Lamb uses a young woman’s coming-of-age story to explore the powerful hold cults can have on their followers.
9. The Croods: A New Age
Another agreeable outing for the titular prehistoric clan, The Croods: A New Age may be the missing link for parents between more elevated family-friendly fare.
10. The Rental
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.