18 2020 Movies Streaming Right Now and Where to Find Them

Because of the lockdown, you can watch these recent releases in the safety of your home.

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Anybody else out there really missing going to the movies? With COVID-19 lockdown orders affecting many states, movie theaters across the country are closed, which has majorly rocked this year's slate of new releases. But Hollywood has responded by shifting things around and making recent releases available digitally far ahead of when they had originally planned to. For example, these 18 2020 movies are streaming already—most for a fee, but a few are free with a subscription. And there are sure to be more 2020 movies hitting your living room in the coming months. From frightening horror flicks to a picture-perfect Jane Austen adaptation to the latest from The Trolls, whatever mood you're in, there's a movie from this year that's available to stream right now! And for more movie recommendations, check out 15 Uplifting Movies You Can Watch on Amazon Prime Right Now.

1
Onward

Still from Pixar's Onward
Walt Disney Motion Pictures

Marvel stars Tom Holland and Chris Pratt voice two troll brothers who set off on a fantastic adventure in the hopes of being reunited with their late father in this moving Pixar film. Kids will be dazzled by a world populated by pixies, centaurs, and dragons, while adults will connect with the movie's exploration of grief. Julia Louis-DreyfusOctavia SpencerLena Waithe, and Ali Wong are also among this star-studded voice cast.

Stream on Disney+; Rent/buy on Amazon, YouTube, Google Play, Apple TV, Fandango Now, Vudu, and Microsoft

2
Bloodshot

Vin Diesel in Bloodshot
CTMG

Vin Diesel brings comic book character Bloodshot to life in this futuristic action flick. In his earlier life, he was Ray Garrison, a marine who was murdered. But after being brought back by a mysterious and powerful tech company, Ray—now Bloodshot—has become a superhuman weapon. Soon, however, he begins to wonder if the story he's been told about his own origin is true.

 Buy on Amazon, YouTube, Google Play, Apple TV, Fandango, Vudu, and Microsoft

3
Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn

Margot Robbie in Birds of Prey
Warner Bros. Pictures

Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn (the version that originated in 2016's Suicide Squad) is free of her old flame, the Joker, in this bright, girly, and wickedly fun dive into the DC Comics universe. In Birds of Prey, Harley teams up with a group of other unruly women to protect a teen girl and bring down villainous nightclub proprietor Roman Sionis (Ewan McGregor).

Rent/buy on Amazon, YouTube, Google Play, Apple TV, Fandango Now, Vudu, and Microsoft

4
Downhill

Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Will Ferrell in Downhill
Fox Searchlight

After a close brush with death on a ski trip with their kids, Billie (Julia Louis-Dreyfus again!) and Pete Staunton's (Will Ferrell) marriage isn't on the best of terms. Based on the 2014 hit Swedish comedy Force MajeureDownhill was directed by Jim Rash and Nat Faxon, the Academy Award-winning screenwriters behind The Descendants.

Rent/buy on Amazon, YouTube, Google Play, Apple TV, Fandango Now, Vudu, and Microsoft

5
Emma

Anya Taylor-Joy and Johnny Flynn in Emma
Focus Features

The wealthiest young woman in her English village is a benevolent social ruler (mostly) in this Jane Austen story. She makes marriage matches, cares for her hypochondriac father, and takes it upon herself to adopt a new friend who doesn't have her resources or standing. But Emma (Anya Taylor-Joy) still has some growing up to do, even if there's only one person in her life who will ever admit that she's done anything wrong. And for more literary flicks, check out 23 Amazing Books That Made Even Better Movies.

Rent on Amazon, YouTube, Google Play, Apple TV, Fandango, and Microsoft; Rent/buy on Vudu

6
Fantasy Island

Michael Peña in Fantasy Island
Columbia Pictures

The '70s TV show gets a genre update in this goofy but entertaining horror film. Just as in the original series, the wealthy visitors to this magical, utopian island would do well to be careful what they wish for. But in this 2020 film version, the results of their daydreams are much bloodier. And for adaptations that didn't fare as well, check out 15 Movie Remakes That Totally Flopped.

Buy on Amazon, YouTube, Google Play, Apple TV, Fandango Now, Vudu, and Microsoft

7
Trolls World Tour

Still from Trolls World Tour
Dreamworks Animation

If you have small children, you probably already know that the new Trolls movie is available to stream (and you also likely have the entire soundtrack fully memorized). But just in case, here's your notice that the Trolls sequel is digitally available right now. In this brightly colored adventure, six different Troll kingdoms ruled by six different types of music must come together. Even grownups will enjoy the soundtrack, with songs from Justin Timberlake and SZAKelly Clarkson, and Dierks Bentley.

Rent on Amazon, YouTube, Google Play, Apple TV, Fandango Now, Vudu, and Microsoft

8
Sonic the Hedgehog

Sonic and James Marsden in Sonic the Hedgehog
Paramount Pictures

Famously, this CGI/live-action feature debut of the classic Sega character was delayed when the less than stellar response to the first trailer resulted in an overhaul of Sonic's look. But Sonic the Hedgehog finally made it to screens in 2020, looking much more like the blue streak fans expected. Voiced by Parks and Recreation actor Ben Schwartz, Sonic makes friends with a human sheriff (James Marsden), evades the evil Dr. Robotnik (Jim Carrey), and runs really, really fast in this family-friendly adventure. And for more content for viewers of all ages, check out 16 Classic Family Movies to Stream With Your Kids.

Buy on Amazon, YouTube, Google Play, Apple TV, Fandango Now, Vudu, and Microsoft

9
Bad Boys for Life

Will Smith and Martin Lawrence in Bad Boys for Life
Sony Pictures Releasing

Detectives and best pals Mike (Will Smith) and Marcus (Martin Lawrence) team up again for their first adventure since Bad Boys II came out in 2003. If the first two installments of this buddy comedy/action franchise were your thing, then Bad Boys for Life should be at the top of your quarantine streaming list. It's business as usual with the added humor of the two central heroes feeling their age.

Buy on Amazon, YouTube, Google Play, Apple TV, Fandango Now, Vudu, and Microsoft

10
I Still Believe

K.J. Apa and Britt Robertson in I Still Believe
Lionsgate

Riverdale's Archie Andrews, K.J. Apa, stars in this dramatized version of the life of Christian music artist, Jeremy Camp, whose first wife was diagnosed with ovarian cancer right before they got married and died shortly after. Jeremy turns to his faith and his music to manage his grief, and both ultimately bring him to find and accept new love. And for more swoony stories, check out The 20 Best Romance Movies on Netflix.

Rent on Amazon, YouTube, Google Play, Apple TV, Fandango Now, and Vudu

11
The Grudge

John Cho in The Grudge
Sony Pictures Releasing

You don't have to have seen all of the movies in either the Japanese or the American versions of this horror franchise to follow along with this 2020 iteration of The Grudge. You just have to be brave enough to face the spooky and disturbing tale of a house that curses everyone who enters it, causing them to do terrible things to their loved ones and themselves.

Rent/buy on Amazon, YouTube, Google Play, Apple TV, Fandango Now, Vudu, and Microsoft

12
The Call of the Wild

Harrison Ford in The Call of the Wild
20th Century Studios

Harrison Ford and a CGI dog headline this adaptation of Jack London's beloved 1903 adventure novel. You won't ever forget that Buck the dog isn't real, but at least you won't have to be too concerned whenever he's in peril. And The Call of the Wild's survivalist theme may even give you some fortitude for continued self-isolation.

13
The Way Back

Ben Affleck in The Way Back
Warner Bros. Pictures

Some sports movies are underdog stories; some are redemption stories. The Way Back is both. Ben Affleck plays a former basketball star with alcohol use disorder who steps in to coach his high school's losing team. And the character's journey has particular resonance, since Affleck has been open about his own struggles with drinking.

Rent/buy on Amazon, YouTube, Google Play, Apple TV, Fandango Now, Vudu, and Microsoft

14
The Invisible Man

Elisabeth Moss in The Invisible Man
Mark Rogers/Universal Studios

A classic movie monster gets a modern and socially conscious update with 2020's The Invisible Man. Elisabeth Moss stars as a woman who leaves her abusive husband only to discover that he's figured out a way to stalk her unseen. Of course, that's awfully hard for her to prove, making this movie an incisive commentary on the ludicrous lengths traumatized women must go to in order to be believed.

Rent on Amazon, YouTube, Google Play, Apple TV, Fandango, and Microsoft; Rent/buy on Vudu.

15
The Hunt

Betty Gilpin in The Hunt
Universal Pictures

The Hunt was originally supposed to come out in 2019, but its debut was delayed until March of this year in response to the mass shootings that took place close to its original September release date. The story is a political satire revolving around a human hunt carried out by a group of "elites" that turns into a war when one of the "deplorables" meant to serve as prey starts to fight back.

Stream with ads on Popcornflix; Rent on Amazon, YouTube, Google Play, Apple TV, Fandango, and Microsoft; Rent/buy on Vudu

16
The Turning

Finn Wolfhard and Brooklynn Prince in The Turning
Universal Pictures

This retelling of Henry James's 1898 novella The Turn of the Screw is set in the '80s and puts a new twist on the story of a live-in tutor (Mackenzie Davis) who's menaced by the erratic teen boy in her care (Finn Wolfhard). It's not long before she begins to suspect that a malevolent force is controlling him. If you're looking for a classic haunted house horror movie, this moody flick should be on your list.

Buy on Amazon, YouTube, Google Play, Apple TV, Fandango Now, Vudu, and Microsoft

17
The Gentlemen

Michelle Dockery, Matthew McConaughey, and Charlie Hunnam in The Gentlemen
STX Films

After directing Disney's live-action Aladdin, Guy Ritchie went back to his bread and butter: the stylish gangster movie. The Gentlemen features a stacked ensemble cast, including Matthew McConaugheyHenry GoldingMichelle DockeryCharlie HunnamHugh Grant, and Colin Farrell, in a typically over-the-top story of an American marijuana dealer who has to defend his empire from a never-ending parade of other crooks.

Rent/buy on Amazon, YouTube, Google Play, Apple TV, Fandango Now, Vudu, and Microsoft

18
Never Rarely Sometimes Always

Sidney Flanigan in Never Rarely Sometimes Always
Focus Features

This sparse 2020 indie movie packs a huge emotional wallop, which made it one of the buzziest films to come out of this year's Sundance Film Festival. Never Rarely Sometimes Always follows a teenage girl in her quest to safely terminate her pregnancy. Autumn's (Sidney Flanigan) quiet strength and resolve shines through as she encounters the obstacles that plague the system—and women and girls in general.

Rent on Amazon, YouTube, Google Play, Apple TV, Fandango, and Microsoft; Rent/buy on Vudu

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