After a long break from production and cinemas being forced to close their doors all over the world, these are the best movies of 2020 that are already available for streaming.
Gerald Butler never fails to deliver – and this thrilling action/drama is no exception – he plays a father struggling to reunite and save his family amidst the apocalypse. As the planet is facing the arrival of an earthbound comet that will cause mass destruction, the family fights for its survival. Co-star Morena Baccarin plays John’s (Gerard Butler’s) wife, the couple is being estranged – with no elaboration on the reasons for this. Unlike Butler’s other movies in the action genre, he isn’t portrayed as a superhero type but rather he plays an ordinary guy with no special skills besides knowing how to drive.
Available on Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV, and YouTube (paid).
Bad Boys for Life
Fans of the franchise have long been waiting for the third installment of this trilogy. Mike Lowrey (Will Smith) and Marcus Burnett (Martin Lawrence) have decided to go for one last round before they retire. The movie follows on a mission to bring down a drug lord who plans on killing Mike. As both comedians’ revisit their characters of two decades past, they mark their spot in Hollywood. Hilarious, action packed, and with a little more serious tones than the previous installments of the franchise, it is no wonder the movie was one of the highest grossing films in 2020.
Available on Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, and Hulu.
Following the recent trend of live-action reboots of old Disney animated movies, this is an adaptation of the 1998 animated historical musical movie ‘Mulan’. With many delays in it’s release date – fans were eager to finally watch. The storyline more or less follows the original movie, with a few small changes – we follow a fearless young maiden Han Mulan disguising herself as a man to save her father from serving in the army. The writers tried to bring to life more aspects of the original Chinese ballad, though it was not meant to be historically accurate. Nonetheless, the movie is pleasing to the eyes, and entertaining.
Available on Disney+, and Amazon Prime Video.
The Old Guard
South African/American actress and producer Charlize Theron brings us yet another blockbuster action movie. Although there are many similarities between her character and the one she played in the 2008 movie ‘Hancock’, she has played an entirely different personality. As the leader of the Old Guard, a team of immortal mercenaries, she must fight to keep their freedom as a new member is discovered. With a number of knockout scenes, it received generally positive reviews.
Available on Netflix.
From the writer/director of mind boggling yet highly successful and widely popular movies such as ‘Inception’ and ‘Interstellar’, Christopher Nolan brings us this latest cerebral sci-fi thriller. We join the protagonist as he is recruited by an organization in order to fight to save the world from another world war. The movie provides a puzzle for the viewer to be wholly consumed by, following all time travelling set against the amazing cinematography.
Available on Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV and Google Play.
The King Of Staten Island
A comedy-drama from Pete Davidson brings us a semi autobiography about growing up in Staten Island, alongside stand-up comedian, actor and podcaster Bill Burr. With Burr’s character being a firefighter attempting to date Davidson’s mother, we follow the events as he finds similarities and differences between his late father, also a firefighter and Bill Burr’s character. Both comedians brought a different approach to the dramatic events, making the movie enjoyable on every level.
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