Best American Movies of 2020

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Best American Movies of 2020
Best American Movies of 2020
TOP Movies: Soul (2020), A Quiet Place Part II (2020), Minari (2020), Mank (2020), Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (2020), Hamilton (2020), Onward (2020), Tenet (2020), One Night in Miami... (2020), The Croods: A New Age (2020), Nomadland (2020), I'm Thinking of Ending Things (2020), The Old Guard (2020), Da 5 Bloods (2020), Bloodshot (2020), The Devil All the Time (2020), Spenser Confidential (2020), Underwater (2020), The Half of It (2020), Honest Thief (2020).

List of Best Movies

Soul (2020)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Joe Gardner is a middle school teacher with a love for jazz music. After a successful gig at the Half Note Club, he suddenly gets into an accident that separates his soul from his body and is transported to the You Seminar, a center in which souls ...
Style: sincere, captivating, touching, philosophical, uplifting ...
Plot: meaning of life, self discovery, life & death, acceptance, musician, life, teaching the ways of the world, jazz, lifestyle change, life after death, afterlife, death ...
Place: new york
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A Quiet Place Part II (2020)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Following the events at home, the Abbott family now face the terrors of the outside world. Forced to venture into the unknown, they realize that the creatures that hunt by sound are not the only threats that lurk beyond the sand path.
Style: suspense, macabre, scary, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: post apocalypse, alien, survival, monster, alien monster, silence, deafness, alien invasion, creature, mother, child in peril, survival horror ...
Time: near future
Place: america, new york
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Minari (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A Korean-American family moves to Arkansas in search of their own American Dream. With the arrival of their sly, foul-mouthed, but incredibly loving grandmother, the stability of their relationships is challenged even more in this new life in the ...
Style: captivating, sincere
Plot: countryside, korean american, grandmother grandson relationship, american dream, farmer, husband wife relationship, family relations, grandmother granddaughter relationship, trailer, church, family, direction and purpose ...
Time: 80s
Place: arkansas
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Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn (2020)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: After splitting with the Joker, Harley Quinn joins superheroes Black Canary, Huntress and Renee Montoya to save a young girl from an evil crime lord.
Style: exciting, psychotronic, tense, captivating, humorous ...
Plot: female warrior, tough girl, superhero team, female protagonist, anti heroine, stylized violence, superheroine, superhero, female assassin, super villain, gang, violence ...
Time: 2010s, 2020s
Place: new jersey
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Mank (2020)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: 1930s Hollywood is reevaluated through the eyes of scathing social critic and alcoholic screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz as he races to finish the screenplay of Citizen Kane.
Style: emotional, inspirational, sentimental, intense, nostalgic
Plot: screenwriter, alcoholic, hollywood, movie business, friendship, loneliness, film history, friend, film set, movie studio, name calling, idealism ...
Time: 1930s, year 1942, year 1936, 1940s, year 1941 ...
Place: usa, united states, california, los angeles, mojave desert
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Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (2020)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Tensions rise when the trailblazing Mother of the Blues and her band gather at a Chicago recording studio in 1927. Adapted from August Wilson's play.
Style: suspense, rough, serious, uplifting
Plot: blues, bigger dreams, promise, songwriter, black american, fired from the job, african american, racism, storytelling, female protagonist, pianist, street life ...
Time: 1920s
Place: chicago illinois, washington d.c., atlanta georgia, memphis, birmingham alabama ...
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Hamilton (2020)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 160 min.
Story: Presenting the tale of American founding father Alexander Hamilton, this filmed version of the original Broadway smash hit is the story of America then, told by America now.
Style: epic
Plot: broadway musical, american history, hip hop, filmed play, father son relationship, death, friendship, husband wife relationship, murder, flashback, violence, george washington ...
Time: 18th century
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Onward (2020)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In a suburban fantasy world, two teenage elf brothers embark on an extraordinary quest to discover if there is still a little magic left out there.
Style: feel good, sincere, captivating, modern fairy tale, funny ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: elf, brother brother relationship, magic, disney, fantasy world, teenage boy, adventure, computer animation, dead father, teenage protagonist, fairy, van ...
Time: contemporary
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Tenet (2020)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Plot unknown. The project is described as an action epic revolving around international espionage.
Style: unusual plot structure, suspense, surprise ending, tense, twists and turns ...
Plot: time paradox, time loop, time travel, cia agent, terrorist, quantum physics, alternate timeline, time, terrorism, save the world, apocalypse, espionage ...
Time: 2010s, 2020s
Place: mumbai india, kiev ukraine, london, vietnam, india ...
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One Night in Miami... (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In the aftermath of Cassius Clay's defeat of Sonny Liston in 1964, the boxer meets with Malcolm X, Sam Cooke and Jim Brown to change the course of history in the segregated South.
Style: thought provoking, uplifting, buddy movie, suspense
Plot: boxer, fight for justice, injustice, inequality, racism, racial injustice, friendship between men, social injustice, victory, motel, islam, hotel room ...
Time: 60s, year 1965, year 1964, 1960s, year 1963
Place: miami, georgia
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Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion's Revenge (2020)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: After the vicious slaughter of his family by stone-cold mercenary Sub-Zero, Hanzo Hasashi is exiled to the torturous Netherrealm. There, in exchange for his servitude to the sinister Quan Chi, he’s given a chance to avenge his family – and is ...
Style: brutal, exciting, intense, bloody, adult animation
Plot: martial arts tournament, fight to the death, ninja, master warrior, revenge, sorcerer, martial arts, fight, villain, blood, rivalry, fistfight ...
Place: china
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The Croods: A New Age (2020)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A Sequel to the 2013 animation movie The Croods.
Style: feel good, entertaining, touching, exciting, humorous ...
Audience: pre-teens, preschoolers, family outing
Plot: caveman, father daughter relationship, adventure, family relations, parent child relationship, peril, escapades, survival, family, hunting, parents and children, youth ...
Time: prehistory, ancient world, stone age, prehistoric times, prehistoric
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Nomadland (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A woman in her sixties embarks on a journey through the American West after losing everything in the Great Recession, living as a van-dwelling modern-day nomad.
Style: road movie, serious, sincere, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: nomad, motor home, homelessness, unemployment, death of husband, traveler, female protagonist, loss of job, feminism, van, social problems, money problems ...
Time: year 2011
Place: nevada, arizona
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I'm Thinking of Ending Things (2020)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Nothing is as it seems when a woman experiencing misgivings about her new boyfriend joins him on a road trip to meet his parents at their remote farm.
Style: suspense, psychological, suspenseful, visually appealing, thought provoking ...
Plot: dementia, road trip, school, high school, estrangement, farm, janitor, snow, haunted by the past, parents and children, family relations, human nature ...
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The Old Guard (2020)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Four immortal mercenaries who've secretly protected humanity for centuries become targeted for their mysterious powers just as they discover a new immortal.
Style: visually appealing, futuristic, suspense, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: immortality, immortal, female soldier, female warrior, sniper, gay, supernatural ability, female assassin, dna, ambush, combat, female protagonist ...
Time: middle ages, 2010s, 2020s
Place: afghanistan, paris france, france, england, sudan ...
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Da 5 Bloods (2020)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 154 min.
Story: Four African-American Vietnam veterans return to Vietnam. They are in search of the remains of their fallen squad leader and the promise of buried treasure. These heroes battle forces of humanity and nature while confronted by the lasting ravages of ...
Style: suspense
Plot: vietnam war, vietnam veteran, gold, minefield, friendship between men, war veteran, father son relationship, interracial romance, widower, post traumatic stress disorder, gunfight, multiple time frames ...
Time: 70s, 60s, year 1970, year 1960, year 1972 ...
Place: vietnam, baltimore, memphis, harlem manhattan new york city, oakland california ...
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Bloodshot (2020)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: After he and his wife are murdered, marine Ray Garrison is resurrected by a team of scientists. Enhanced with nanotechnology, he becomes a superhuman, biotech killing machine - Bloodshot. As Ray first trains with fellow super-soldiers, he cannot ...
Style: tense, psychotronic, exciting, psychological, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: nanotechnology, superhuman powers, regeneration, superhero, rescue, super strength, cyberpunk, supernatural power, back from the dead, violence, super soldier, one man army ...
Time: contemporary, near future, 2020s
Place: budapest hungary, hungary, london, budapest, italy ...
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Justice League Dark: Apokolips War (2020)
Genre: Animation, Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Earth is decimated after intergalactic tyrant Darkseid has devastated the Justice League in a poorly executed war by the DC Super Heroes. Now the remaining bastions of good – the Justice League, Teen Titans, Suicide Squad and assorted others – ...
Style: adult animation, captivating, tense, surprise ending, exciting ...
Plot: superman character, superhero, superhero team, batman, showdown, battles, justice league, hand to hand combat, super powers, alien monster, heroes, final battle ...
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The Devil All the Time (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: In the 1960s after World War II in Southern Ohio, bizarre, compelling and mentally disturbed people suffer from the war's psychological damages.
Style: neo noir, gothic, suspenseful, rough, suspense ...
Plot: murder, post war, church, insanity, small town, reverend, serial killer, evil, suicide, vengeance, society, violence ...
Time: year 1957, 1940s, post world war two
Place: west virginia, ohio
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Spenser Confidential (2020)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Spenser, a former Boston patrolman who just got out from prison, teams up with Hawk, an aspiring fighter, to unravel the truth behind the death of two police officers.
Style: buddy movie, realistic, suspense, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: police corruption, ex convict, police, ex-cop, martial arts, fbi, drug smuggling, fbi agent, investigation, corruption, friendship, danger ...
Time: 2010s, 2020s
Place: boston
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Underwater (2020)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After an earthquake destroys their underwater station, six researchers must navigate two miles along the dangerous, unknown depths of the ocean floor to make it to safety in a race against time.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, scary, rough, psychotronic ...
Plot: underwater, giant monster, sea monster, giant creature, animal attack, monster, sea creature, earthquake, ocean, fear, creature, explorer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2020s
Place: pacific ocean
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The Half of It (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Shy, straight-A student Ellie is hired by sweet but inarticulate jock Paul, who needs help wooing the most popular girl in school. But their new and unlikely friendship gets tricky when Ellie discovers she has feelings for the same girl.
Style: lgbt cinema, gay cinema, compassionate, touching, humorous ...
Plot: lesbian, lgbt teen, high school life, lesbian teen, single woman, small town, gay, first love, introvert, shy girl, teenager, loneliness ...
Place: washington state
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Honest Thief (2020)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A bank robber tries to turn himself in because he's falling in love and wants to live an honest life...but when he realizes the Feds are more corrupt than him, he must fight back to clear his name.
Style: exciting, unusual plot structure, thought provoking, suspenseful, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bank robbery, bandit, safecracking, fbi agent, breaking and entering, fbi, danger, chase, thief, police, murder, love ...
Time: 2020s
Place: boston
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Promising Young Woman (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A young woman haunted by a tragedy in her past takes revenge on the predatory men unlucky enough to cross her path.
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, realistic, suspense, twist ending ...
Plot: violence, sexual predator, oral sex, medical school, pediatrician, crimes, rapist, track down, brutality, double life, murder, coffee shop ...
Place: ohio, new york
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Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey (2020)
Genre: Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: An imaginary world comes to life in a holiday tale of an eccentric toymaker, his adventurous granddaughter, and a magical invention that has the power to change their lives forever.
Style: sweet, feel good, touching, entertaining, sincere ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, teens, chick flick, girls' night ...
Plot: christmas, suprisingly clever, meaning of life, grandfather granddaughter relationship, rise to the top, father daughter relationship, adventure, inventions and discoveries, fight for justice, children, magic, inventor ...
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Alone (2020)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A recently widowed traveler is kidnapped by a cold blooded killer, only to escape into the wilderness where she is forced to battle against the elements as her pursuer closes in on her.
Style: suspense, disturbing, suspenseful, tense, biting ...
Plot: trapped, maniac, cruelty, escape, kidnapped woman, chase, 911, hunter, wilderness, woman in danger, cabin in the woods, psychopath ...
Place: oregon
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To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Lara Jean and Peter have just taken their romance from pretend to officially real when another recipient of one of her love letters enters the picture.
Style: romantic, sweet, uplifting, feel good, touching
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: love triangle, couples, love, love affair, fall in love, friendship, reunion, love and romance, couple relations, destiny, youth, love letter ...
Time: contemporary
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Uncle Frank (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Frank is a famous New York University professor in 1973 who left his small South Carolina town behind him and remained in little contact with his family, especially given his style of life and his relationship with his ten-year partner, the free ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, suspenseful, queer cinema
Plot: male homosexuality, road trip, car breakdown, family, gay, funeral, life & death, alcohol abuse, gay relationship, gay teenager, gay lead character, spider ...
Time: year 1973, 70s
Place: new york, south carolina, southern usa
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The Banker (2020)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In the 1960s, two entrepreneurs hatch an ingenious business plan to fight for housing integration—and equal access to the American Dream.
Style: captivating, sincere, uplifting, touching
Plot: banker, money, racism, african american, racial prejudice, investor, injustice, new house, personal assistant, friendship between men, friendship, real estate ...
Time: 60s, year 1939, 50s, 1950s, 1960s ...
Place: los angeles, america, washington d.c.
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Freaky (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A mystical, ancient dagger causes a notorious serial killer to magically switch bodies with a 17-year-old girl.
Style: not serious, humorous, entertaining, slasher, weird ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: body swapping, serial killer, slasher killer, gender bending, supernatural horror, violence, dark humor, switching roles, killings, friendship between teens, maniac, friends ...
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