It’s been a mixed year for Netflix’s film stabilization. Seemingly guaranteed hits like Hillbilly Elegy and The Prom were received nonchalantly by critics, and their clearest attempt to win an Oscar in 2019 came to empty-handed the Irishman.
Against the backdrop of the nearly 200 feature films and documentaries that Kraftwerk releases in 2020, there’s still a host helping to maintain the service’s leading position in the streaming war. Here are the 10 best Netflix Original Movies of 2020 – don’t miss this year’s list of Netflix’s Hidden Gems for more recommendations.
1) The Trial Of Chicago 7
Aaron Sorkin took over directorial leadership for the second time in his career and returned to court theater on his first Hollywood project, Some Good Men. This is a significant time that inevitably draws parallels to the more modern waves of civil unrest.
2) The Old guard
Gina Prince-Bytewood, best known for her romantic melodramas (Beyond the Lights, Love and Basketball), initially seemed like an unusual choice to manage a comic book adaptation for a group of immortal mercenaries kicking their butt.
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4) Social Dilemma
Undoubtedly, the most talked-about documentary of 2020 (which isn’t actually called Tiger King), this glimpse into the psychological power of social media has inspired many viewers, if only briefly, for a digital detox.
5) Eurovision Song Contest
Rachel McAdams and Dan Stevens wholeheartedly dive into a silly, fun tale about a giant recalcitrant hamster wheel, a killer fairy, and the ghostly Demi Lovato. Beware, “yeah ding dong” will still get you to the next real thing.
6) The Boys In The Band
The Boys in the Band, an adaptation of a screen by Joe Mantello, follows the same story from the 1968 drama of the same name and remains relevant in 2020.
7) Enola Holmes
Millie Bobby Brown produced and starred in the Netflix adaptation of Nancy Springer’s Enola Holmes book series. Starring Henry Cavill, Helena Bonham Carter and Sam Claflin, this film follows the accident of Sherlock Holmes’ bright sister, Enola, when she introduces herself as a budding detective.
8) Devil all the time
Netflix’s new Gothic drama The Devil All the Time is based on the novel of the same name by Donald Ray Pollock, who acts as the film’s narrator.
9) Crip Camp
Crip Camp, the latest documentary from the production company Barack and Michelle Obama, has received critical acclaim and audiences almost everywhere.
10) Athlete A
One of the strongest moments of the Me Too era occurred when more than 150 women faced convicted sexual predator Larry Nasar in court for emotional testimony.