Best American TV Shows of 2020

This page is updated regularly. Subscribe, so you don't miss new recommendations. The list of "Best American TV Shows of 2020" contains films with the following parameters. Style: captivating, suspense, light, exciting, psychological and suspenseful. Plot: friendship, family relations, female protagonist, teenager, love, society, love and romance, danger, lgbt and uncover truth. Genre: Drama, Comedy and Thriller. Country: USA.
Best American TV Shows of 2020
Best American TV Shows of 2020
TOP TV Shows: The Queen's Gambit (2020), Bridgerton (2020), Never Have I Ever (2020), The Haunting of Bly Manor (2020), Lovecraft Country (2020), Defending Jacob (2020), Star Trek: Picard (2020), The Undoing (2020), Ratched (2020), Little Fires Everywhere (2020), Love, Victor (2020), Raised by Wolves (2020), Your Honor (2020), Outer Banks (2020), Upload (2020), Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist (2020), Snowpiercer (2020), I Am Not Okay with This (2020), I Know This Much Is True (2020), The Outsider (2020).

List of Best TV Shows

The Queen's Gambit (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 395 min.
TV show
Story: In a Kentucky orphanage in the 1950s, a young girl discovers an astonishing talent for chess while struggling with addiction.
Style: captivating, psychological, suspense, unusual plot structure, tense ...
Plot: chess, genius, girl power, addiction, child prodigy, drugs/alcohol, prodigy, female protagonist, girl, orphanage, orphan, champion ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: usa, europe, moscow russia, kentucky, paris france ...
Is relevant ?
 7.3
 88K
Bridgerton (2020)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Wealth, lust, and betrayal set in the backdrop of Regency era England, seen through the eyes of the powerful Bridgerton family.
Style: sexy, captivating, light, romantic, visually appealing ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: love story, society, love, love and romance, eligible bachelor, sex scene, black man white woman relationship, aristocracy, marriage, family, sister sister relationship, beefcake ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s
Place: england, london
Is relevant ?
Never Have I Ever (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: After a traumatic year, all an Indian-American teen wants is to go from pariah to popular -- but friends, family and feeling won't make it easy on her.
Style: funny, psychological, light, sweet, entertaining ...
Audience: teen comedy, teens
Plot: teenage girl, popularity, social misfits, school, indian american, teenager, friendship, coming of age, family relations, mother daughter relationship, teenage life, grownups ...
Place: usa
Is relevant ?
The Haunting of Bly Manor (2020)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 494 min.
TV show
Story: After an au pair’s tragic death, Henry Wingrave hires a young American nanny to care for his orphaned niece and nephew who reside at Bly Manor with the estate’s chef Owen, groundskeeper Jamie and housekeeper, Mrs. Grose. But all is not as it ...
Style: gothic, enigmatic, gothic horror, scary, emotional ...
Plot: haunted house, lgbt, supernatural horror, afterlife, ghost, ghosts, supernatural power, uncover truth, nanny, paranormal activity, supernatural, netflix ...
Time: 80s, victorian, 19th century, victorian era, 2000s ...
Is relevant ?
Related movie lists
Lovecraft Country (2020)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The anthology horror series follows 25-year-old Atticus Freeman, who joins up with his friend Letitia and his Uncle George to embark on a road trip across 1950s Jim Crow America to find his missing father. They must survive and overcome both the ...
Style: anthology, captivating, exciting, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: racism, lovecraftian, h.p. lovecraft, alien, society, imaginary character, beast, sacrifice, family, search for father, war veteran, road trip ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Is relevant ?
Defending Jacob (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 402 min.
TV show
Story: A family’s lives are irreparably disrupted when the 14-year-old son is accused of murdering a fellow classmate.
Style: suspense, serious, social, captivating
Plot: police investigation, murder investigation, investigation, murder, death, husband wife relationship, assistant district attorney, false accusation of murder, parents and children, suspect, father son relationship, mysterious villain ...
Time: 2020s
Place: massachusetts
Is relevant ?
Star Trek: Picard (2020)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
TV show
Story: Set twenty years after the events of Star Trek Nemesis, we follow the now-retired Admiral Picard into the next chapter of his life.
Style: breathtaking, captivating, twists and turns, exciting, tense
Audience: teens
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, star trek, alien, outer space, friendship, male protagonist, mentor, catastrophe, past, gunfight, destiny ...
Time: future, 2020s, 24th century
Is relevant ?
 7.4
 77K
The Undoing (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 337 min.
TV show
Story: Grace and Jonathan Fraser are living the only lives they ever wanted. Overnight a chasm opens in their lives: a violent death and a chain of terrible revelations. Left behind in the wake of a spreading and very public disaster, Grace must dismantle ...
Style: suspense, disturbing, twists and turns, surprise ending, captivating ...
Plot: life turned upside down, lie, adultery, family drama, secret, murder, mysterious disappearance, mother son relationship, riddles and clues, therapist, father son relationship, murder investigation ...
Time: year 2019
Place: new york, manhattan new york city
Is relevant ?
Related movie lists
suspense movies
13971
light movies
9016
love movies
8994
 7.3
 47K
Ratched (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
TV show
Story: An origins story, beginning in 1947, which follows Ratched's journey and evolution from nurse to full-fledged monster tracking her murderous progression through the mental health care system.
Style: sexy, disturbing, suspense, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: mental institution, strong sexual content, lesbian relationship, lesbian romance, lobotomy, manipulative woman, mutilation, lesbian, netflix, psychiatric nurse, body horror, medical malpractice ...
Time: 50s
Is relevant ?
Little Fires Everywhere (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 463 min.
TV show
Story: The intertwined fates of the picture-perfect Richardson family and an enigmatic mother and daughter who upend their lives. Explore the weight of secrets, the nature of art and identity, the ferocious pull of motherhood – and the danger in ...
Style: suspense, social, psychological, pink cinema, captivating
Audience: chick flick
Plot: female protagonist, mother daughter relationship, parents and children, strong female character, conflict, teenage sexuality, social differences, wealthy family, racial tension, female artist, lgbt teen, single parent ...
Time: year 1997, 1990s, 90s
Is relevant ?
 8.1
 12K
Love, Victor (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Victor is a new student at Creekwood High School on his own journey of self-discovery, facing challenges at home, adjusting to a new city, and struggling with his sexual orientation. When it all seems too much, he reaches out to Simon to help him ...
Style: gay cinema, romantic, captivating, sweet, humorous ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: gay, gay teenager, lgbt teen, coming out, gay lead character, gay relationship, lgbt, male homosexuality, love, closeted gay, homosexual, gay son ...
Is relevant ?
Raised by Wolves (2020)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
TV show
Story: After Earth is ravaged by a great religious war, an atheistic android architect sends two of his creations, Mother and Father, to start a peaceful, godless colony on the planet Kepler-22b. Their treacherous task is jeopardized by the arrival of the ...
Style: futuristic, suspense, exciting, visually appealing, stylized
Plot: androids, space colony, distant planet, robot human relationship, post apocalypse, survival, war, atheism, alien creature, child, vestiges of humanity, parents and children ...
Time: future, distant future
Is relevant ?
 7.6
 39K
Your Honor (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 57 min.
TV show
Story: The son of a respected judge is involved in a hit-and-run that leads to a high-stakes game of lies, deceit and impossible choices. A legal thriller that rips through all strata of New Orleans society.
Style: realistic, emotional, suspenseful, serious
Plot: courtroom drama, judge, courtroom, car accident, manslaughter, crime boss, parent child relationship, family relations, social relations, uncover truth, confession, father son relationship ...
Is relevant ?
 7.6
 35K
Outer Banks (2020)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: A tight-knit group of teens unearths a long-buried secret, setting off a chain of illicit events that takes them on an adventure they'll never forget.
Style: exciting, entertaining
Plot: treasure hunt, treasure, adventurer, group of friends, wild ride, treasure map, adventure, treasure hunter, teenager, search for father, rivals, peril ...
Place: north carolina
Is relevant ?
 8.0
 48K
Upload (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 296 min.
TV show
Story: In the future where humans are able to “upload” themselves into their preferred choice of afterlife, Nathan meets his early death and is greeted by Nora in his version of heaven. Follow the two as Nathan grows accustomed to life away from his ...
Style: romantic, humorous, futuristic, light
Plot: virtual reality, hi-tech, life after death, afterlife, virtual world, uncover truth, technology, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, looking for sex, murder, love interest, mysterious death ...
Time: 2030s, near future, 2020s, future
Place: brooklyn new york city
Is relevant ?
Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: After an unusual event, Zoey Clarke, a whip-smart computer coder forging her way in San Francisco, suddenly starts to hear the innermost wants, thoughts and desires of the people around her through popular songs.
Style: light, funny, uplifting, sweet, whimsical ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: programmer, song, psychic power, nerd, office romance, musical performance, musical number, song and dance, earthquake, singing, female protagonist, spoken inner thoughts ...
Place: san francisco
Is relevant ?
 6.9
 41K
Snowpiercer (2020)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Set seven years after the world has become a frozen wasteland, the remnants of humanity inhabit a gigantic, perpetually-moving train that circles the globe. Class warfare, social injustice and the politics of survival are questioned in this riveting ...
Style: apocalyptic, unusual plot structure, captivating, suspenseful, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: post apocalypse, struggle for survival, class distinction, rebellion, train, apocalypse, class system, humanity, inequality, distopia, humanity in peril, survival ...
Time: 2020s
Is relevant ?
I Am Not Okay with This (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Sydney is a teenage girl navigating the trials and tribulations of high school while dealing with the complexities of her family, her budding sexuality, and mysterious superpowers just beginning to awaken deep within her.
Style: captivating, feel good, humorous, light
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural power, telekinesis, lgbt teen, teenager, adolescence, small town, lgbt, female protagonist, love, youth, friendship, high school ...
Time: contemporary
Is relevant ?
Related movie lists
I Know This Much Is True (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 378 min.
TV show
Story: The parallel lives of identical twin brothers Dominick and Thomas Birdsey in an epic story of betrayal, sacrifice and forgiveness set against the backdrop of 20th century America.
Style: psychological, touching, suspense, sad, social
Plot: brother brother relationship, paranoid schizophrenia, family relations, mysterious past, loss of child, life is a bitch, identical twins, betrayal, sacrifice, childhood trauma, brotherhood, tragedy ...
Time: 70s, 90s
Place: usa
Is relevant ?
 7.7
 71K
The Outsider (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: When an insidious supernatural force edges its way into a seemingly straightforward investigation into the gruesome murder of a young boy, it leads a seasoned cop and an unorthodox investigator to question everything they believe in.
Style: scary, mysterious, exciting, sad, psychological ...
Plot: murder, stephen king, supernatural, investigation, police investigation, mysticism, small town, private detective, falsely accused, mysterious event, unsolved crime, murder investigation ...
Place: usa, georgia
Is relevant ?
Julie and the Phantoms (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
TV show
Story: Teenage Julie finds her passion for music and life while helping the Phantoms -- a trio of ghostly guys -- become the band they were never able to be.
Style: entertaining, light, sweet, feel good, touching ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night
Plot: pop star, music band, netflix, talented, teenage girl, performance, musician's life, celebrity, love and romance, schoolgirl, first love, teenage protagonist ...
Place: usa
Is relevant ?
 7.0
 58K
Emily in Paris (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: When ambitious Chicago marketing exec Emily unexpectedly lands her dream job in Paris, she embraces a new life as she juggles work, friends and romance.
Style: touching, romantic, sweet, humorous, uplifting
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: marketing, love, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, roommate roommate relationship, fall in love, couple relations, love and romance, roommate, love affair, love interest, american abroad, boss ...
Place: paris france
Is relevant ?
 7.2
 14K
DC's Stargirl (2020)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 566 min.
TV show
Story: Courtney Whitmore, a smart, athletic and above all else kind girl, discovers her step-father has a secret: he used to be the sidekick to a superhero. "Borrowing" the long-lost hero’s cosmic staff, she becomes the unlikely inspiration for ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, talky, light
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: superheroine, superhero, superhero team, masked superhero, heroes, heroine, superhuman powers, teenager, super powers, super strength, good versus evil, save the world ...
Is relevant ?
Related movie lists
society movies
10752
lgbt movies
1375
feel good movies
9186
humorous movies
18503
 7.9
 10K
Mrs. America (2020)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 458 min.
TV show
Story: The true story of the movement to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment, and the unexpected backlash led by a conservative woman named Phyllis Schlafly, aka “the sweetheart of the silent majority.”
Style: touching, inspirational, uplifting
Plot: conservative, feminist, activist, politics, workplace, protest, supportive coworker, labor union, employer employee relationship, fighting the system, women's rights, feminism ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Is relevant ?
 6.9
 26K
Warrior Nun (2020)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
TV show
Story: A 19-year-old orphan named Ava wakes up in a morgue with a new lease on life and a divine artifact embedded in her back. She discovers she is now part of an ancient order that has been tasked with fighting demons on Earth, and powerful forces ...
Style: unusual plot structure, captivating, twists and turns, scenic, atmospheric ...
Plot: angel, mythical creature, demon, nun, religion and supernatural, supernatural, supernatural power, teenage protagonist, teenage girl, teenager, crusade, battles ...
Place: spain, vatican
Is relevant ?
The Flight Attendant (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
TV show
Story: Flight attendant Cassandra Bowden wakes in her hotel room hungover from the night before in Dubai with a dead body lying next to her. Afraid to call the police, she continues her morning as if nothing happened. In New York, she is met by FBI agents ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, captivating, tense, psychological ...
Plot: fbi, stewardess, murder, flight attendant, murder investigation, female protagonist, fbi investigation, workplace, escapades, society, post traumatic stress disorder, memory loss ...
Place: new york
Is relevant ?
 7.5
 33K
Hollywood (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 347 min.
TV show
Story: A group of aspiring actors and filmmakers in post-World War II Hollywood try to make it big — no matter the cost.
Style: gay cinema, funny, colourful, social, sexploitation film
Plot: hollywood, follow your dream, prostitution, homosexuality, sexploitation, racial discrimination, sexual harassment, film industry, aspiring actor, screenwriter, career, vicious ...
Time: 1940s, post world war two
Is relevant ?
The Owl House (2020)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: An animated fantasy-comedy series that follows Luz, a self-assured teenage girl who accidentally stumbles upon a portal to a magical world where she befriends a rebellious witch, Eda, and an adorably tiny warrior, King. Despite not having magical ...
Style: colourful, whimsical, atmospheric, entertaining, light ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: witch, magic, portal, demon, teenager, apprentice, female protagonist, fantasy world, witchcraft, wizards, parallel universe, good versus evil ...
Time: 2020s
Place: dominican republic
Is relevant ?
Solar Opposites (2020)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 181 min.
TV show
Story: A family of aliens from a much better world must take refuge in middle America after the destruction of their planet. Their mission: protect the Pupa, a living super computer that will one day evolve into its true form, consume them and terraform ...
Style: funny, entertaining, feel good, adult animation, whimsical ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: alien, dark humor, adventure, human alien relationship, science and technology, ufo, alien contact, new life, alien encounter, adult humor, space and aliens, social misfits ...
Place: usa
Is relevant ?
Adventure Time: Distant Lands (2020)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Finn and Jake are headed back to the Land of Ooo.
Style: humorous, exciting, sweet, feel good, 2d animation ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: villain, friendship, magic, robot, adventurer, monster, super strength, imaginary, young heroes, adventure, escapades, best friends ...
Is relevant ?
Related movie lists