Experience the quality of Hollywood’s best from the comfort of your home.
2020 has brought us the best in film and all from the comfort of our home. Never before have we been able to cuddle up as we desire, with fresh popcorn and loungewear from our couch or setting of choice with friends and family. Since streaming services have snatched up many of these amazing films, we have curated a list of the must-watch movies from 2020 that anyone can view (for free!) through these platforms.
1. “Soul” | Disney +
95% on Rotten Tomatoes
Disney’s Pixar does it again with its heart-warming film, “Soul.” This movie encompasses what truly makes a person special, while also exploring the beauty of life and what is truly important. Despite the events of the year, this film will remind you of who you are and all you can be grateful for.
2. “I’m Thinking of Ending Things” | Netflix
81% on Rotten Tomatoes
This Netflix original defies the bounds of normalcy, despite its extremely standard, almost boring main characters. The film documents a couple’s trip home to meet the parents, where things appear to be slightly off-kilter.
3. “Hamilton” | Disney +
98% on Rotten Tomatoes
As the feature that boosted Disney’s downloads by 75% in one weekend, Hamilton is a fan-favorite and a must-see for anyone fascinated by Broadway production and musicals. The film follows its namesake, Alexander Hamilton, in his role as the first secretary of the treasury in the 1700s. Its score encompasses a mixture of jazz, rap, R&B, and Broadway-style music.
4. “The Trial of the Chicago 7” | Netflix
90% on Rotten Tomatoes
This drama, based on real events, illustrates the struggle of seven individuals on trial in 1969. Their trial began with a peaceful protest at the Democratic National convention and escalated to one of the most notorious trials of its time. The film’s themes of protest movements and political conversations coincide perfectly with the events of this past year, and it shows us just how far we’ve come since the 1960s.
5. “Emma.” | Hulu, Amazon Prime
87% on Rotten Tomatoes
Based on Jane Austen’s classic novel, “Emma.” follows a young woman in 18th-century England. Throughout the film, her favorite pastime is most notably matchmaking, which she often performs in unwarranted and meddlesome ways. The familiarity and humanity felt by this film will leave any viewer feeling both entertained and content.
6. “Palm Springs” | Hulu
94% on Rotten Tomatoes
Two wedding guests find themselves tangled in a wedding that never seems to end in this comedic Hulu original. Co-stars Andy Samberg and Cristin Milioti perfectly encompass the feeling of being stuck in a never-ending day, a phenomenon that comes close to the reality of what 2020 has been like for many.
7. “Let Them All Talk” | HBO Max
89% on Rotten Tomatoes
Meryl Streep plays a famous author who embarks on a cruise ship with her friends, nephew, and literary agent. The film holds everything that a good movie should- a journey of self-discovery, comedy, and a little bit of romance on the side.
8. “Bad Boys for Life” | Hulu
77% on Rotten Tomatoes
Will Smith and Martin Lawrence return for another iconic collaboration in “Bad Boys for Life”. As the third of the classic “Bad Boys” movie series, the partners must team up to fight the cartel and bring those involved to justice.
9. “Da 5 Bloods” | Netflix
92% on Rotten Tomatoes
“Da 5 Bloods” follows four war veterans on their search for their fallen squad leader in Vietnam years after the war is over, along with a small fortune that they hid for themselves. The film stars Chadwick Boseman, Delroy Lindo, Jonathan Majors, and Clarke Peters.
10. “Mank” | Netflix
84% on Rotten Tomatoes
This drama follows the struggles of Herman J. Mankiewicz to write and produce “Citizen Kane”. “Mank” provides commentary on the flaws behind 1930s Hollywood and the personal obstacles that screenwriters like Mankiewicz face to this day.
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