12 Great Movies You Might Have Missed This Year (2020)

Since the beginning of the year, cinemas first closed in China, then across much of Europe and other parts of Asia, and finally in the world’s biggest market, the US. With nowhere to be screened, big-ticket blockbusters such as the latest James Bond title, No Time to Die, and the live-action remake of Disney’s Mulan postponed their release dates. However, a few other movies managed to squeeze their way out onto the big screens as well as streaming services. Here are a few of those you might have missed probably whiles screaming at the effrontery of 2020.

Bad Boys for Life
Genre: Action & Adventure, Comedy
Runtime: 2h 4m
Plot: The Bad Boys Mike Lowrey (Will Smith) and Marcus Burnett (Martin Lawrence) are back together for one last ride. Marcus has become a police inspector whiles Mike is assigned to head AMMO, a "young guns" group of millennial cops with whom he has nothing in common. Just as they are about to retire, a fierce cartel mob boss whose relative they defeated years earlier assaults Mike. They reunite to take him down.

The Gentlemen
Genre: Action & Adventure, Comedy
Runtime: 1h 49min
Plot: American expat Mickey Pearson (Matthew McConaughey) has built a highly profitable marijuana empire in London. When word gets out that he's looking to cash out of the business forever it triggers plots, schemes, bribery, and blackmail in an attempt to steal his domain out from under him.

Wonder Woman 1984
Genre: Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Runtime: 2h 31m
Plot: Diana Prince (Gal Gadot) lives quietly among mortals in the vibrant, sleek 1980s. Though she's come into her full powers, she maintains a low profile by curating ancient artifacts, and only performing heroic acts incognito. But soon, Diana will have to muster all of her strength, wisdom and courage as she finds herself squaring off against Maxwell Lord (Pedro Pascal) and the Cheetah (Kristen Wiig), a villainess who possesses superhuman strength and agility.


Genre: Action & Adventure, Animation, Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Runtime: 1h 42min
Plot: Set in a fantastical world, where the populace once had magic, two teenage elf brothers, Ian and Barley Lightfoot (Tom Holland and Chris Pratt), receive a wizard's staff as a prearranged gift from their deceased father. The staff came with a spell that will bring him back for only 24 hours, so his sons can meet him. Ian uses the spell, only to end up with just his father's legs. This causes the brothers to go on a quest for a way to bring back the rest of their father before the time is up. 

Birds of Prey (and The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)

Genre: Action & Adventure, Crime
Runtime: 1h 49min
Plot: Told from the perspective of Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), this twisted tale narrates the events that transpire after Harley Quinn leaves the Joker. She needs something to occupy her time and joins forces with Black Canary (Jurnee Smollett-Bell), Huntress (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) and Renee Montoya (Rosie Perez). Eventually, they find themselves battling Black Mask (Ewan McGregor) as he as put a target on a young girl named Cass(Ella Jay Basco).

The Old Guard
Genre: Fantasy, Action
Runtime: 2h 5m
Plot: A covert team of centuries-old immortal mercenaries led by Andy (Charlize Theron) with the ability to heal themselves is suddenly exposed and must now fight to keep their identity a secret just as an unexpected new member is discovered.

The Croods: A New Age
Genre: Animation, Kids And Family, Adventure, Comedy
Runtime: 1h 35m
Plot: The Croods, along with Guy (Ryan Reynolds) and their pets Chunky and Douglas, are still searching for a place to settle down. They soon come across the Bettermans -- a family that's a couple of steps above the Croods on the evolutionary ladder. It isn’t long before tensions escalate between the cave family and the modern family. Just when all seems lost, a new threat will propel both families on an epic adventure outside the safety of the wall, one that will force them to embrace their differences, draw strength from each other and forge a future together.


Genre: Mystery And Thriller, Action
Runtime: 1h 59m
Plot: John Garrity (Gerard Butler) is a structural engineer living in Atlanta, Georgia, with his estranged wife, Allison(Morena Baccarin), and their diabetic son, Nathan(Roger Dale Floyd). They embark on a perilous journey to find sanctuary as a planet-killing comet hurtles toward Earth. Their incredible journey culminates in a desperate and last-minute flight to a possible safe haven.

The Lovebirds

Genre:  Action, Comedy, Crime, Romance
Runtime: 1h 26m
Plot: Jibran (Kumail Nanjiani) and Leilani (Issa Rae) are a couple who have been together for four years. Their relationship is fraught, and the two argue constantly about a variety of topics. Unintentionally embroiled in a murder mystery, they embark on a dangerous quest to solve the mystery and clear their names.

Project Power

Genre: Fantasy, Mystery And Thriller, Action
Runtime: 1h 53m
Plot: When a pill that gives its users unpredictable superpowers for five minutes hits the streets of New Orleans, a teenage dealer (Dominique Fishback) and a local cop (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) must team with an ex-soldier (Jamie Foxx) to take down the group responsible for its creation.

The Way Back

Genre: Drama, Sport
Runtime: 1h 48m
Plot: Jack Cunningham was a high school basketball superstar who suddenly walked away from the game for unknown reasons. Years later, he's now stuck in a meaningless job and struggling with alcoholism -- the very thing that ruined his marriage and his hope for a better life. Years later, when he reluctantly accepts a coaching job at his alma mater, he may get one last shot at redemption.

Genre: Mystery And Thriller, Action, Sci Fi
Runtime: 2h 30m
Plot: Armed with only one word, Tenet, a Protagonist (John David Washington) embarks on a dangerous, time-bending mission to prevent the start of World War III.
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