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Rotten Tomatoes : Top 50 Movies of 2020
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BEST OF ROTTEN TOMATOES 2020 -

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Movie: Miss Juneteenth ( 2020 )
A former beauty queen and single mom prepares her rebellious teenage daughter for the "Miss Juneteenth" pageant.
Movie: His House ( 2020 )
A refugee couple makes a harrowing escape from war-torn South Sudan, but then they struggle to adjust to their new life in an English town that has an evil lurking beneath the surface.
Movie: Crip Camp ( 2020 )
Down the road from Woodstock, a revolution blossomed at a ramshackle summer camp for teenagers with disabilities, transforming their lives and igniting a landmark movement.
Movie: Host ( 2020 )
A pandemic found footage horror movie set on Zoom seems like such an obvious thing for quarantined filmmakers and actors to make in 2020 that it would be amazing if Host is the only one heading our way. But it's easy to see why this is the one that has broken through first and is getting a high profile release on Shudder. It's an effective piece of horror filmmaking that uses an experience that so many of us have had over the past few months to chilling effect. Horror is often at its best when it mirrors the shifting world around us.
Movie: Dick Johnson Is Dead ( 2020 )
A daughter helps her father prepare for the end of his life.
Movie: Driveways ( 2019 )
A lonesome boy accompanies his mother on a trip to clean out his late aunt's house, and ends up forming an unexpected friendship with the retiree who lives next door.
Movie: Mucho Mucho Amor: The Legend of Walter Mercado ( 2020 )
Every day for decades, Walter Mercado — the iconic, gender non-conforming astrologer — mesmerized 120 million Latino viewers with his extravagance and positivity.
Movie: Welcome to Chechnya ( 2020 )
A group of activists risk their lives fighting for LGBTQ+ rights in Chechnya.
Movie: All In: The Fight for Democracy ( 2020 )
The documentary takes a look at the history, and current activism against voter suppression; barriers to voting that most people don't even know is a threat to their basic rights as citizens of the United States.
Movie: Athlete A ( 2020 )
Follow the Indianapolis Star reporters that broke the story about USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar's abuse and hear from gymnasts like Maggie Nichols.
Movie: City Hall ( 2020 )
A look at Boston's city government, covering racial justice, housing, climate action, and more.
Movie: House of Hummingbird ( 2019 )
Seoul 1994, in the year the Seongsu Bridge collapsed, 14-year-old Eunhee wanders the city searching for love.
Movie: Rewind ( 2019 )
Digging through the vast collection of his father's home videos, a young man reconstructs the unthinkable story of his boyhood and exposes vile abuse passed through generations.
Movie: A Secret Love ( 2020 )
Falling in love in 1947, two women -- Pat Henschel and pro baseball player Terry Donahue -- begin a 65-year journey of love and overcoming prejudice.
Movie: Mystify: Michael Hutchence ( 2019 )
Ghost Pictures and Passion Pictures and a documentary feature about the troubled heart and soul of Michael Hutchence, lead singer and songwriter of INXS.
Movie: Coded Bias ( 2020 )
An exploration of the fallout of MIT Media Lab researcher Joy Buolamwini's startling discovery of racial bias in facial recognition algorithms.
Movie: At the Heart of Gold: Inside the USA Gymnastics Scandal ( 2019 )
In 2016, USA Gymnastics was rocked by the revelation that national team doctor Larry Nassar had been abusing young athletes for decades. Tribeca alum Erin Lee Carr's unflinching documentary unpacks the scandal, its cover-up, and aftermath, while giving voice to the survivors.
Movie: Never Rarely Sometimes Always ( 2020 )
A pair of teenage girls in rural Pennsylvania travel to New York City to seek out medical help after an unintended pregnancy.
Movie: Wolfwalkers ( 2020 )
A young apprentice hunter and her father journey to Ireland to help wipe out the last wolf pack. But everything changes when she befriends a free-spirited girl from a mysterious tribe rumored to transform into wolves by night.
TV Show: Small Axe ( 2020 )
Small Axe is a collection of five original films by Steve McQueen set from the late 1960s to the mid 1980s that tell personal stories from London's West Indian community, whose lives have been shaped by their own force of will despite rampant racism and discrimination.
Movie: Colectiv ( 2020 )
Director Alexander Nanau follows a crack team of investigators at the Romanian newspaper Gazeta Sporturilor as they try to uncover a vast health-care fraud that enriched moguls and politicians and led to the deaths of innocent citizens.
Movie: Saint Frances ( 2020 )
After an accidental pregnancy turned abortion, a deadbeat nanny finds an unlikely friendship with the six-year old she's charged with protecting.
Movie: Totally Under Control ( 2020 )
An in-depth look at how the United States government handled the response to the COVID-19 outbreak during the early months of the pandemic.
Movie: On the Record ( 2020 )
A former hip hop executive decides whether to make public her rape by one of the most powerful men in the music industry.
Movie: Portrait of a Lady on Fire ( 2019 )
On an isolated island in Brittany at the end of the eighteenth century, a female painter is obliged to paint a wedding portrait of a young woman.
Movie: Ma Rainey's Black Bottom ( 2020 )
Chicago, 1927. A recording session. Tensions rise between Ma Rainey, her ambitious horn player and the white management determined to control the uncontrollable "Mother of the Blues". Based on Pulitzer Prize winner August Wilson's play.
Movie: Hamilton ( 2020 )
The real life of one of America's foremost founding fathers and first Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton. Filmed live on Broadway from the Richard Rodgers Theatre with the original Broadway cast.
Movie: One Night in Miami ( 2020 )
One Night in Miami is a fictional account of one incredible night where icons Muhammad Ali, Malcolm X, Sam Cooke, and Jim Brown gathered discussing their roles in the civil rights movement and cultural upheaval of the 60s.
Movie: David Byrne's American Utopia ( 2020 )
Spike Lee documents the former Talking Heads frontman's brilliant, timely 2019 Broadway show, based on his recent album and tour of the same name.
Movie: Blow the Man Down ( 2020 )
Mary Beth and Priscilla Connolly attempt to cover up a gruesome run-in with a dangerous man. To conceal their crime, the sisters must go deep into the criminal underbelly of their hometown, uncovering the town's darkest secrets.
Movie: The Forty-Year-Old Version ( 2020 )
Radha is a down-on-her-luck NY playwright, who is desperate for a breakthrough before 40. Reinventing herself as rapper RadhaMUSPrime, she vacillates between the worlds of Hip Hop and theater in order to find her true voice.
Movie: Time ( 2020 )
Fox Rich fights for the release of her husband, Rob, who is serving a 60-year sentence in prison.
Movie: Corpus Christi ( 2019 )
Daniel experiences a spiritual transformation in a detention center. Although his criminal record prevents him from applying to the seminary, he has no intention of giving up his dream and decides to minister a small-town parish.
Movie: Extra Ordinary ( 2019 )
Rose, a sweet, lonely driving instructor in rural Ireland, is gifted with supernatural abilities. Rose has a love/hate relationship with her 'talents' & tries to ignore the constant spirit related requests from locals - to exorcise possessed rubbish bins or haunted gravel. But! Christian Winter, a washed up, one-hit-wonder rock star, has made a pact with the devil for a return to greatness! He puts a spell on a local teenager- making her levitate. Her terrified father, Martin Martin, asks Rose to help save his daughter. Rose has to overcome the fear of her supernatural gift & work with Martin to save the girl, get the guy and be home in time for a light snack...maybe a yogurt or something...
Movie: The Fight ( 2020 )
An inside look at the legal battles that lawyers for the American Civil Liberties Union are facing during the Trump administration.
Movie: Beats ( 2019 )
Two teenage boys in Scotland in 1994, best friends with no control over their lives, risk everything to attend an illegal rave, hoping for the best night of their boring lives.
Movie: Circus of Books ( 2020 )
In 1976, Karen and Barry Mason had fallen on hard times and were looking for a way to support their young family when they answered an ad in the Los Angeles Times. Larry Flynt was seeking distributors for Hustler Magazine. What was expected to be a brief sideline led to their becoming fully immersed in the LGBT community as they took over a local store, Circus of Books. A decade later, they had become the biggest distributors of gay porn in the US. The film focuses on the double life they led, trying to maintain the balance of being parents at a time when LGBT culture was not yet accepted. Their many challenges included facing jail time for a federal obscenity prosecution and enabling their store to be a place of refuge at the height of the AIDS crisis. Circus of Books offers a rare glimpse into an untold chapter of queer history, and it is told through the lense of the owners' own daughter, Rachel Mason, an artist, filmmaker and musician.
Movie: Vitalina Varela ( 2019 )
A Cape Verdean woman navigates her way through Lisbon, following the scanty physical traces her deceased husband left behind and discovering his secret, illicit life.
Movie: Anything for Jackson ( 2020 )
A bereaved Satanist couple kidnap a pregnant woman so they can use an ancient spellbook to put their dead grandson's spirit into her unborn child but end up summoning more than they bargained for.
Movie: Rocks ( 2020 )
A young teenage girl finds herself struggling to take care of herself and her younger brother after being abandoned by their single mother with no choice but to live out on the streets.
Movie: Spontaneous ( 2020 )
Get ready for the outrageous coming-of-age love story about growing up...and blowing up. When students in their school begin exploding (literally), seniors Mara and Dylan struggle to survive in a world where each moment may be their last.
Movie: Farewell Amor ( 2020 )
Reunited after 17 years, an Angolan immigrant is joined in the U.S. by his wife and daughter. Now strangers sharing a one-bedroom apartment, they discover a shared love of dance that may help them overcome the distance between them.
Movie: The Swerve ( 2019 )
Holly seems to have it all: two kids, a nice house, a good job as a teacher, and a husband with his career on the way up. But there are troubling signs that all is not right in her world. The insomnia. The medication for the insomnia. The dreams from the medication for the insomnia. (Are they even dreams?) And then there's the mouse that appears in her home. Upsetting her already delicate balance, it sends her spiraling out of control. Writer/director Dean Kapsalis' feature debut explores a week in the life of a woman on the verge in this haunting meditation on mental illness.
Movie: Disclosure ( 2020 )
An in-depth look at Hollywood's depiction of transgender people and the impact of those stories on transgender lives and American culture.
Movie: The Go-Go's ( 2020 )
The Go-Go's are the most successful female rock band of all time. This documentary chronicles the meteoric rise of a band born of the LA punk scene that not only captured but created a zeitgeist.
Movie: Fourteen ( 2020 )
Over the course of a decade, a young woman becomes increasingly dysfunctional due to undiagnosed mental illness, or perhaps to drugs, while her more stable friend sometimes tries to help, sometimes backs away to preserve herself.
Movie: The Last Tree ( 2019 )
After a happy childhood in the countryside, a teenager moves to London, where he must navigate an unfamiliar environment on his road to adulthood.
Movie: Nomadland ( 2021 )
After losing everything in the Great Recession, a woman embarks on a journey through the American West, living as a van-dwelling modern-day nomad.
Movie: Sound of Metal ( 2020 )
A heavy-metal drummer's life is thrown into freefall when he begins to lose his hearing.
Movie: The Painter and the Thief ( 2020 )
An artist befriends the thief who stole her paintings. She becomes his closest ally when he is severely hurt in a car crash and needs full time care, even if her paintings are not found. But then the tables turn.
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