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A comprehensive list of the top Netflix original movies releases in 2020 featuring the best movies streaming on Netflix.
The fact that no one truly expected the big negative impact the global pandemic would have on 2020 made a lot of sectors crash. Still, Netflix, on the other hand, seems to be doing fine, even better with the global pandemic as they have grown a lot through the period.
With a lot of the year’s most anticipated films having to take important turns on their release plans; some of which had to keep postponing their movies, while some had to seek for alternative ways to release their movies even though it may have a very negative impact on their income. Netflix, on the other hand, is doing fine as they keep releasing new movies to their rising audience.
Netflix has been releasing some nice original movies to entertain their audience as they remain on lockdown. From war drama movie by Spike Lee titled Da 5 Bloods, Charlize Theron starred The Old Guard movie, Issa Rae and Kumail Nanjiani’s romantic comedy film; The Lovebirds, and Chris Hemsworth’s Extraction movie, and other top films.
So, in case you’re looking for good Netflix movies to watch, you might want to consider seeing the ones on this list first.
Based on a comic book with the same name by Greg Rucka comes this successful American superhero film was written by the same author, Greg Rucka and directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood. The movie stars the likes of Charlize Theron, KiKi Layne, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Matthias Schoenaerts, Marwan Kenzari, Luca Marinelli, Harry Melling, and Van Veronica Ngo.
The film tells the story of a group of immortal mercenaries who got discovered and will now fight to keep their identity safe and protect themselves. The movie was released globally on Netflix on July 10, 2020, and has since then been having a good number of positive reviews and praises globally.
Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga is a musical comedy movie released on June 26, 2020. The movie was earlier slated to release in May 2020 to coincide with the Eurovision Song Contest. Still, it was made to postpone for a Netflix release after the Eurovision contest was cancelled amidst the global pandemic.
The film directed by David Dobkin and written by Will Ferrell and Andrew Steele follows the story of two singers, Lars Erickssong and Sigrit Ericksdottir, as they are given a chance to represent their country at the Eurovision Song Contest.
The movie stars the likes of Will Ferrell, Rachel McAdams, Dan Stevens, Pierce Brosnan, and Demi Lovato amongst other stars.
Da 5 Bloods is an American war drama movie directed by the BlacKkKlansman 2018 director, Spike Lee, who also produced it alongside Lloyd Levin Jon Kilik, and Beatriz Levin.
The movie follows the story of a group of ageing Vietnam War veterans who return to the country in search of the remains of their fallen squad leader and to retrieve some treasure they buried while serving.
The film stars Delroy Lindo, Jonathan Majors, Clarke Peters, Norm Lewis, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Melanie Thierry, Paul Walter Hauser, Jasper Paakkonen, Jean Reno, and Chadwick Boseman.
The film since after its Netflix release on June 12, 2020, has been receiving praises by movie critics for the great work on the movie and not leaving out the spectacular performance by Lindo.
The Lovebirds is a romantic comedy film directed by Michael Showalter and from a story Aaron Abrams, Brendan Gall, and Martin Gero.
The movie follows the story of a couple, Kumail Nanjiani and Issa Rae, as they go on a run after witnessing a murder.
The movie stars Kumail and Issa, as well as Paul Sparks, Anna Camp, and Kyle Bornheimer. The film which was earlier scheduled to release on April 3, 2020, by Paramount Pictures, got postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the movie rights were sold to Netflix who released the movie digitally on May 22, 2020.
The Half of It is an American teen comedy-drama movie written and directed by Alice Wu. It follows the story of a young shy Chinese-American straight-A student, Elle Chu as she gets tied in a love triangle.
The film starred Leah Lewis, Daniel Diemer, Alexxis Lemire, and Collin Chou and was released on Netflix on May 1, 2020.
Directed by Sam Hargrave and written by Joe Russo, Extraction movie is an American action-thriller film based on a graphic novel titled Ciudad by Ande Parks, Joe Russo, Anthony Russo, Fernando Leon Gonzalez, and Eric Skillman.
The film stars Chris Hemsworth, Rudhraksh Jaiswal, Randeep Hooda, Golshifteh Farahani, Pankaj Tripathi, and David Harbour. It tells the story of a black-ops mercenary who must save the kidnapped son of an Indian drug lord.
The movie was released on Netflix on April 24, 2020, and became the most-watched Netflix original film with its sequel in works.
The Kissing Booth 2 is an American teen romantic comedy film directed by Vince Marcello. It was a sequel to The Kissing Booth movie in 2018, and they are both based The Kissing Booth books by Beth Reekles.
The film starred Joey King, Joel Courtney, Jacob Elordi, Maisie Richardson-Sellers, Molly Ringwald, and Taylor Zakhar Perez and was released on Netflix on July 24, 2020.
Coffee and Kareem is an action-comedy movie written by Shane Mack and directed by Michael Dowse. It tells the story of a cop who must rescue his girlfriend and her 12-year-old son from some gangsters after the boy witnessed a murder.
The film stars Ed Helms, Terrence Little Gardenhigh, Betty Gilpin, RonReaco Lee, Andrew Bachelor, David Alan Grier, and Taraji P. Henson. It was released on April 3, 2020, by Netflix.
Directed by Peter Berg, Spenser Confidential movie is an American action-comedy movie adapted from a 2013 novel, Robert B. Parker’s Wonderland by author Ace Atkins.
The film released on March 6, 2020, by Netflix tells the story of how an ex-convict cop and his ex-cop friend work together to take down the criminals responsible for the death of their colleagues.
The movie stars Mark Wahlberg, Winston Duke, Alan Arkin, Iliza Shlesinger, Marc Maron, and Austin Post.
Project Power is a superhero action movie written by Mattson Tomlin and directed by Ariel Schulman and Henry Joost. It stars Jamie Foxx, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Dominique Fishback alongside Rodrigo Santoro, Colson Baker, Amy Landecker, and Allen Maldonado.
The Netflix original film narrated the story of how a former soldier, a police officer and a young drug dealer team up to stop the distribution of a harmful drug that gives five minutes of power to the user. It was released on August 14, 2020, on Netflix.
The Wrong Missy is an American rom-com movie directed by Tyler Spindel. It stars David Spade, Lauren Lapkus, Nick Swardson, Geoff Pierson, Jackie Sandler, Sarah Chalke, Rob Schneider, Chris Witaske, Joe “Roman Reigns” Anoai, and Molly Sims.
It tells the story of how a man, Tim, mistakenly invited a lady from a nightmare blind date on a work retreat to Hawaii.
The movie was released by Netflix digitally on May 13, 2020.
Horse Girl is a psychological drama film directed and produced by Jeff Baena. The story follows a darkly humorous psychological thriller about a woman’s search for the truth.
The movie stars Alison Brie, Debby Ryan, John Reynolds, Molly Shannon, John Ortiz, and Paul Reiser. It had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on January 27, 2020. It was then released digitally by Netflix on February 7, 2020.