With the New Year comes the wait for New Movies and binge-watching them on Netflix. Whether it be a
late Friday evening with friends or Sunday morning with family, one does not want to miss having a
good time watching their favorite movies on Netflix. Finding an extraordinary and unfamiliar movie on Netflix might seem like an easy task, but once you take up the remote and begin the quest to find the
perfect film, it seems as if the hours roll by and you are nowhere close. Don’t worry as we have got you
covered with the must-watch Hollywood movies of 2020 on Netflix
1. Green Room
Coming from Jeremy Saulnier, this crime thriller released in 2016, is the follow up to the movie Blue
Ruin. It is about a punk rock band that does a show for a bunch of Neo-Nazis in a barn out in the woods
at a nightclub. And then they witness something in the green room that they definitely should not have
seen and they were not allowed to leave the green room .They become prisoners to the gang members
and this whole thriller unfolds. It is graphical, intense, raw and really well directed. All the actors have
done a phenomenal work. Patrick Stewart plays a great bad guy as the leader of the gang and Anton
Yelchin is the lead character with this being one of his last movies.
f you’re talking about best Hollywood movies and this does not receive a mention then it is a crime.
Magnolia was recently added to Netflix and it is Paul Thomas Anderson’s follow up to Boogie Nights.
Boogie Nights got a ton of praise from critics and the studio basically gave him director’s cut on
whatever he wanted to do. Stars like Tom Cruise, Julianne Moore, Philip Seymour Hoffman, John C
Reilly, William H Macy and others. It has bunch of separate stories that tie together really well in a very
unique way. The only reason this movie is so far back is it’s not as tight as it probably should be. All the
performances are quite interesting with the characters living up to the expectations.
One of my favorite comedies on Netflix, Kingpin, it is about bowling, the Amish angle and the court cast
with Bill Murray, Woody Harrelson and Randy Quaid. It has lot of funny moments and every time you
watch it, you end up laughing to the fullest. Bill Murray stands out on this comic and really kills it. One
cannot get much of him in the movie until later on but it is sublime comedy acting from him.
The Rainmaker is based on a John Grisham book so there is a great start. It has got an amazing cast with
Matt Damon, John Voight, Mickey Rourke, Danny DeVito, Claire Danes and then you add the fact that it
is directed by Francis Ford Coppola. It is a great movie that many love to watch. Although critics may
argue that it is not the quintessential Coppola’s types, yet it is well directed with pitch perfect
adaptation of a really great courtroom drama novel. There are some side stories that play out well and
the rainmaker is up there in the must watch English movies list.
One of the first DVDs I have ever owned, back in 2000, one could not get enough of this movie. Brand
new during its time with a completely different concept, it is a movie one can watch over and over
again. People love the story, aesthetic, the shootouts, everything about this movie. The lobby shootout
scene is ranked one the best even this day, not only because of the slomo capture but it is cut together
rather brilliantly in a way where you know the geography of the room.
If you loved Mads Mikkelsen's cold brutality and chiseled good looks as serial killer Dr. Lecter in the
television series Hannibal, then Polar is your gift from the Netflix gods. Hoping to leave the assassin life
behind for staid retirement in the Montana woods, Mikkelsen must make one last stand against a crew
of cocky young killers sent by his greedy boss. Vanessa Hudgens plays his mysterious neighbor across the
lake. There's lots of bloody, cartoon violence and some Mikkelsen nudity.
7. First They Killed My Father
Angelina Jolie continues to grow as a director. After her attempt at the Oscars for Unbroken, the
commercially successful but a non-player at the awards season, Jolie works on a smaller scale with First
They Killed My Father. It tells the true story of Luong Ung whose family was one of many that suffered
under the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia. The film is contemplative without being boring and emotionally
devastating without being manipulative.
This movie tells the story of Sofia, a mother of four whose husband is out of the picture. Cleo, the nanny
of the family also works as the maid and also serves as the support system of the entire family.
Regarded as an absolute masterpiece by Alfonso Cuaron, this movie is considered to be one of the best
movies of all time.
9. The Silence of the Lambs
There are very few characters who have managed to leave their mark as prominently as Hannibal Lecter
in the face of both entertainment and the human psyche. Anthony Hopkins gave one of the best
performances of his life where he brought life to the character of a brilliant monster that earned him the
Oscar for his role. The film also won awards for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay, and Best
Actress, all of them deserving on their own right.
10. A Separation
Coming from the Iranian director Asghar Farhadi who won a much deserving Academy Award for the
best foreign film for this story of a man, his wife, their child, and the family. The highly dramatized
moral, social and legal fallout of a domestic episode is a gem to watch and it will stay with you for a very
11. Black Panther
In a landscape overflowing with superhero movies, Black Panther stands out as just a really excellent
movie, period. When a young prince unexpectedly ascends to the throne of the advanced, secretive
nation of Wakanda, he finds himself facing a rival he didn't even know existed and coming to terms with
a family legacy no one predicted. It is definitely one the best English movies of last 5 years.
Set in the most vibrant underworld environment you'll ever see, the film takes as its centerpiece the
Mexican rituals of the Day of the Dead. A young boy who hides his love for music from his family
accidentally gets stuck in the underworld and goes on an adventure to get his lost ancestor's blessing so
he can go home before it's too late.
13. The Dark Knight
Still one of the greatest superhero movies of all time, The Dark Knight meditates on the nature of
heroism and the moral lines we cross in the name of "doing right." At the center of the chaos is the
late Heath Ledger's indelible madman Joker, who sets the world on fire just to watch it burn.
Talking about Scarlett Johansson, Her sees the on-screen character playing a human-made
consciousness program that a withdrawn, forlorn man (Joaquin Phoenix) starts an association with.
Spike Jonze’s film is packed with thoughts, looking at everything from human connections to the
inescapability of innovation in current society.
15. The Bourne Supremacy
When English director Paul Greengrass took over from Doug Liman for the second film about Matt
Damon’s former cover operative, he upped the ante with jagged, intimate fight scenes and pursuits that
had a physical heft. It’s a propulsive movie, yet the underlying theme is of a sinner seeking to atone.
More Cuaron mastery. This time the Mexican filmmaker, mixing soundstage shoots and immaculate
digital layers, creates a survival quest in outer space where the basic tenets of humanity’s presence –
oxygen, balance, cover – are absent. Sandra Bullock’s first-time astronaut faces the inexplicable, like a
flourishing zero-g fire.
Christopher Nolan made a James Bond heist flick set inside the human mind, allowing him to forge
action sequences where the laws of science no longer have primacy. What sells it is the use of practical
effects shot in-camera: a hotel hallway fight featuring Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s Arthur is underpinned by a
centrifuge designed and built by engineers.
Wild is a film based on the chronicle of one woman's 1,100-mile solo hike undertaken as a way to
recover from a recent personal tragedy. Based on Cheryl Strayed's 2012 memoir Wild: From Lost to
Found on the Pacific Crest Trail, the film stars Reese Witherspoon as Strayed, alongside Laura Dern.
Lion is another film that made waves at the Oscars, receiving six nominations in 2017 including Best
Picture. The film tells the remarkable story of a young Indian boy, Saroo, who gets lost on a train which
takes him thousands of miles across India, away from home and family.
After being lost and left to fend on his own, he is adopted by an Australian couple (Nicole Kidman). With
only a distant memory of his family, he sets out to find his birth parents more than two decades later.
20. Miracles From Heaven
Based on the book of the same name written by Christy Beam, Miracles from Heaven recounts the true
story of her young daughter who had a near-death experience and was later cured of an incurable
disease. The film stars Jennifer Garner who portrays Beam, a Texas mama whose Christian faith is tested
by her child's potentially fatal diagnosis.
With all the movies mentioned above, forget your plans to head to the cinema this weekend, curl
up on the couch and hit play on one of these fantastic movies on the Netflix streaming platform
with a bowl full of popcorn and the lights dim to the minimum. Hope you liked the list and for any
suggestions or your pick of the list, please mention in the comments below. Till then, happy