Best American Movies of 2020

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Best American Movies of 2020
Best American Movies of 2020
TOP Movies: Soul (2020), Extraction (2020), Ava (2020), Nomadland (2020), A Quiet Place Part II (2020), Minari (2020), Mank (2020), Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (2020), Hamilton (2020), Onward (2020), Wonder Woman 1984 (2020), Bad Boys for Life (2020), One Night in Miami... (2020), The Old Guard (2020), The Croods: A New Age (2020), Da 5 Bloods (2020), Tenet (2020), I'm Thinking of Ending Things (2020), The Devil All the Time (2020), The Banker (2020).

List of Best Movies

Soul (2020)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, 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, philosophical, captivating, touching, exciting ...
Audience: kids
Plot: self discovery, meaning of life, afterlife, life after death, lifestyle change, life & death, jazz, acceptance, life, teaching the ways of the world, musician, following a dream ...
Time: future
Place: manhattan new york city, new york
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Extraction (2020)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Tyler Rake, a fearless mercenary who offers his services on the black market, embarks on a dangerous mission when he is hired to rescue the kidnapped son of a Mumbai crime lord…
Style: tense, exciting, suspenseful, surprise ending, ambiguous ending ...
Plot: mercenary, rescue mission, one against many, swat team, kidnapping, ex special forces, one man army, machismo, child abduction, death threat, jungle, tough guy ...
Time: future, 2020s
Place: india, bangladesh, australia, mumbai india
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Ava (2020)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A black ops assassin is forced to fight for her own survival after a job goes dangerously wrong.
Style: tense, twists and turns, exciting, suspense, disturbing ...
Plot: female agent, female spy, female assassin, assassin, intelligence agency, strong female character, one woman army, woman fights a man, woman with a gun, murder, hitman, female protagonist ...
Time: 2020s
Place: saudi arabia, paris france, france, boston
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Nomadland (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: 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, sad, sincere, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: nomad, van, motor home, loneliness, journey, traveler, unemployment, homelessness, female protagonist, loss of job, on the road, homeless ...
Time: year 2011
Place: nevada, arizona
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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: scary, suspense, macabre, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: post apocalypse, alien, survival, silence, monster, deaf, survival horror, alien creature, deafness, alien monster, alien invasion, creature ...
Time: near future
Place: usa, new york, new york state, america
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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, sad, thought provoking, interesting ...
Plot: korean american, countryside, grandmother grandson relationship, american dream, farmer, friendship, grandmother granddaughter relationship, husband wife relationship, family relations, family, coping, family life ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: arkansas
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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, intense, inspirational, sentimental, funny ...
Plot: screenwriter, hollywood, alcoholic, wealth, movie business, filmmaking, loneliness, friendship, idealism, name calling, gossip, film history ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, year 1936, year 1934, year 1933 ...
Place: los angeles, usa, mojave desert, california
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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, serious, uplifting, rough
Plot: musician, blues, african american, black american, recording studio, lgbt, promise, pianist, fired from the job, songwriter, bigger dreams, street life ...
Time: 1920s
Place: chicago illinois, atlanta georgia, birmingham alabama, detroit, 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: american history, hip hop, friendship, father son relationship, murder, death, disney, george washington, husband wife relationship, violence, flashback, dancing ...
Time: 18th century
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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, humorous, captivating, tense ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: female protagonist, superhero, female warrior, tough girl, superheroine, superhero team, female assassin, violence, betrayal, anti heroine, revenge, supernatural power ...
Time: 2010s, 2020s
Place: new jersey, sicily
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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, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: brother brother relationship, elf, disney, magic, teenage protagonist, fantasy world, teenage boy, adventure, centaur, creature, mythical creature, cyclops ...
Time: contemporary, future
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Wonder Woman 1984 (2020)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 151 min.
Story: Wonder Woman comes into conflict with the Soviet Union during the Cold War in the 1980s and finds a formidable foe by the name of the Cheetah.
Style: intense, entertaining, emotional, twists and turns, suspense ...
Plot: superhero, female protagonist, wonder woman character, female fighter, superheroine, superhuman powers, woman fights a man, strong female lead, female warrior, warrior, amazon, heroes ...
Time: 80s, year 1984
Place: egypt, washington d.c., russia, london, new york ...
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Bad Boys for Life (2020)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Marcus Burnett is now a police inspector and Mike Lowery is in a midlife crisis. They unite again when an Albanian mercenary, whose brother they killed, promises them an important bonus.
Style: buddy comedy, buddy movie, humorous, entertaining, captivating ...
Plot: police, police detective, buddy cop, race against time, tough guy, police partner, showdown, chase, police officer, nightclub, revenge, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 2020s
Place: florida, miami, mexico city, usa, north america ...
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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: uplifting, thought provoking, suspense, buddy movie, political
Plot: racism, boxer, fight for justice, friendship between men, injustice, racial injustice, inequality, victory, social injustice, hotel, nightclub, party ...
Time: year 1963, year 1964, year 1965, 60s
Place: miami, georgia
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The Old Guard (2020)
Genre: Action, 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, exciting, captivating, twists and turns ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: immortality, gay, immortal, female warrior, female soldier, strong female lead, ambush, female assassin, homosexual, tough girl, superhero, shared dream ...
Time: middle ages, 2010s, 2020s
Place: afghanistan, paris france, france, sudan, london ...
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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: 3d animation, feel good, humorous, entertaining, touching ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, preschoolers, family outing
Plot: caveman, teenager, ancient world, father daughter relationship, female empowerment, teenage girl, grandmother grandson relationship, teenage boy, father son relationship, grandmother granddaughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, friendship ...
Time: stone age, prehistory, prehistoric times, future
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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: sad, suspense, weird
Plot: vietnam war, interracial romance, father son relationship, vietnam veteran, gold, minefield, friendship between men, war veteran, widower, post traumatic stress disorder, gunfight, heist ...
Time: 70s, 60s, year 1972, year 2016, year 1960 ...
Place: vietnam, laos, washington d.c., chicago illinois, cambodia ...
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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 travel, time loop, quantum physics, espionage, time, terrorism, cia agent, save the world, alternate timeline, terrorist, car chase ...
Time: future, 2020s, 2010s
Place: mumbai india, vietnam, kiev ukraine, london, india ...
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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, visually appealing, thought provoking, surreal, psychological ...
Plot: dementia, winter, suicide, high school, snow, road trip, school, farm, estrangement, parents and children, haunted by the past, depression ...
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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, suspense, gothic, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: post war, serial killer, sheriff, murder, crimes, insanity, reverend, small town, psycho, masturbation, suicide, evil ...
Time: year 1957, 50s, 1940s, post world war two, 60s ...
Place: west virginia, ohio
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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, touching, sincere, uplifting, inspirational ...
Plot: banker, money, racism, investor, african american, racial prejudice, black american, injustice, friendship, prejudice, personal assistant, racial slur ...
Time: 60s, 2020s, year 1939, 50s, year 1963 ...
Place: america, los angeles, washington d.c.
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Justice League Dark: Apokolips War (2020)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, 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, tense, surprise ending, captivating, entertaining ...
Plot: superman character, superhero, justice league, batman, superhero team, heroes, ninja, super powers, alien monster, battles, final battle, fictional war ...
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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, intense, exciting, bloody, adult animation
Plot: martial arts tournament, ninja, master warrior, sorcerer, fight to the death, revenge, martial arts, fight, villain, fistfight, contests and competitions, save the world ...
Place: china
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The Call of the Wild (2020)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A sled dog struggles for survival in the wilds of the Yukon.
Style: sincere, captivating, disturbing, tense, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: dog, dog sled, wolf, survival, snow, gold rush, wolf pack, gold, grizzly bear, disney, friendship, native american ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s, contemporary, victorian era
Place: alaska, yukon
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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, compassionate, touching, light, humorous ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: lesbian, lesbian teen, gay, lgbt teen, teenager, high school life, introvert, lgbt, high school student, single woman, high school, coming of age ...
Place: washington state
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Boss Level (2020)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A retired special forces officer is trapped in a never-ending time loop on the day of his death.
Style: ambiguous ending, intense, surprise ending, funny, humorous ...
Plot: time loop, repeated event, tough guy, time travel, one against many, time traveler, martial arts, hitman, trapped, dying repeatedly, end of the world, time machine ...
Time: 2020s
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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: realistic, suspenseful, sincere, serious, queer cinema
Plot: gay, male homosexuality, gay relationship, gay muslim, uncle niece relationship, road trip, lgbt, family, life & death, funeral, gay lead character, suicide ...
Time: year 1973, 70s
Place: south carolina, new york, southern usa
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Promising Young Woman (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, 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: suspense, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing, dark ...
Plot: revenge, violence, sexual predator, rape and revenge, lust, oral sex, medical school, female protagonist, crimes, vengeance, bachelor party, rape ...
Place: ohio, new york
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All the Bright Places (2020)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The story of Violet Markey and Theodore Finch, who meet and change each other’s lives forever. As they struggle with the emotional and physical scars of their past, they come together, discovering that even the smallest places and moments can mean ...
Style: romantic, uplifting, sweet, sincere, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: teenager, interracial romance, teen romance, coming of age, love affair, teenage crush, traumatic experience, destiny, teenage love, love story, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, psychological trauma ...
Time: contemporary
Place: indiana
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Hillbilly Elegy (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: An urgent phone call pulls a Yale Law student back to his Ohio hometown, where he reflects on three generations of family history and his own future.
Style: psychological, thought provoking, scenic, touching, realistic ...
Plot: mother daughter conflict, addiction, family relations, grandmother grandson relationship, single mother, american dream, mother son estrangement, drug addiction, heroin, overdose, mother son relationship, life ...
Time: year 2011, year 1946, year 1997
Place: kentucky, ohio, yale university
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