This year had given us some brilliant movies before the coronavirus pandemic put an end to all our daily activities including the weekly visit to the theatres. Before the nation went into lockdown, we were getting a regular dose of our favorite superstars and their latest films, which set the box office on fire pretty early in the year. From inspiring Oscar-winning films to indie entertainers and masala blockbusters, we had them all. So if you miss going to the theatres, or missed out on some of this year’s cinematic gems, here’s where you can watch the movies of 2020 online:

Bhangra Paa Le

Language: Hindi

Why You Should Watch: Bhangra Paa Le celebrates bhangra as more than just a dance form – it’s about desi pride and honor. It’s a must-watch for all bhangra fans as for the rest, this upbeat film will keep you thoroughly entertained.

Available on: Netflix

Shimla Mirch

Language: Hindi

Why You Should Watch: Director Ramesh Sippy picks up the megaphone after a gap of 25 years to bring us this small and sweet romantic story. Made at the start of Rajkummar Rao’s career, the film gives us a heartwarming version of the actor we have come to love over the years.

Available on: Netflix

Bombshell

Language: English

Why You Should Watch: Bombshell, true to its name, makes a strong impact. It shows the explosive truth, which deserves a watch.

Available on: Google Play

Richard Jewell

Language: English

Why You Should Watch: Watch this movie for the hero that Richard Jewell actually was. His story needs to be told and Clint Eastwood gets it somewhat right.

Available on: YouTube

Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior

Language: Hindi, Marathi

Why You Should Watch: This film is a magnificent visual spectacle best enjoyed in 3D. No Ajay Devgn fan should miss this film as you get to see your action hero do what he does best – slay with swag.

Available on: Hotstar

Chhapaak

Language: Hindi

Why You Should Watch:  Well-written, honest, sympathetic, and heartfelt, Chhapaak tells a story that needs to be told and it’s worth a watch just for that.

Available on: Hotstar

Darbar

Language: Tamil, Hindi, Telugu, Malayalam

Why You Should Watch: Darbar is a paisa-vasool entertainer and has all that Thalaivar’s fans crave. This latest outing with the dream team of Rajinikanth and A. R. Murugadoss is backed by substance and swag.

Available on: Prime Video

Sarileru Neekevvaru

Language: Telugu

Why You Should Watch: Sarileru Neekevvaru is an out-and-out commercial mass entertainer that knows it strengths and uses it in a fantastic way. Along with that, it has a good message and several applause-worthy moments that will entertain all kinds of audiences.

Available on: Prime Video

Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo

Language: Telugu

Why You Should Watch: Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo is technically brilliant and rich in emotions. Trivikram Srinivas writing and narration is top class and the way he stays loyal to the plot is praiseworthy.

Available on: Netflix

Pattas

Language: Tamil

Why You Should Watch: Pattas delivers some solid performances and beautifully set action scenes, which introduce you to an ancient martial art that keep you glued throughout the film. It is a good entertainer and watchable with family and friends.

Available on: Prime Video

Entha Manchivaadavuraa

Language: Telugu

Why You Should Watch: Entha Manchivaadavuraa is a decent emotional family entertainer that can be watched by all sects of the audience. Kalyan Ram has been in the best of his form while Mehreen Pirzada is cute in the role of Nandini and fits the bill well.

Available on: Hotstar

Jai Mummy Di

Language: Hindi

Why You Should Watch: Sunny Singh suits the part in this quirky Luv Ranjan mom-com. Even Sonnalli Seygall finally get her moments to shine. But Supriya Pathak and Poonam Dhillon steal the show with their fierce rivalry, which transforms into hilarious comedy.

Available on: Netflix

Just Mercy

Language: English

Why You Should Watch: Just Mercy is an impactful film about a story and an issue that needs to be highlighted throughout the world. Backed by an incredible star cast, this film will definitely leave its mark on you.

Available on: YouTube

Dolittle

Language: English

Why You Should Watch: Despite its shortcomings, Dolittle makes for a quick treat that is perfectly catered to children. It’s got everything needed to keep the little ones entertained with eccentric characters, colorful visuals, and one fun adventure.

Available on: Google Play

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

Language: English

Why You Should Watch: Watch A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood for Tom Hanks’ stellar performance. He’s received a SAG, Golden Globe, BAFTA, and Oscar nominations for his supporting role in the film. It’s a heart-touching film that you’ll be glad to see.

Available on: Amazon Prime

Street Dancer 3

Language: Hindi, Telugu

Why You Should Watch: Street Dancer 3 is a visual treat and an entertainer through and through. The high-energy dance sequences and songs will keep you hooked till the end while Varun Dhawan and Shraddha Kapoor deliver decent performances.

Available on: Prime Video

Panga

Language: Hindi

Why You Should Watch: Panga puts the strength of motherhood and the sportswoman spirit on full display. As you watch this mother accomplish her lifelong passion backed by her loved ones, you’ll find yourself appreciating your own support system.

Available on: Hotstar

Disco Raja

Language: Telugu

Why You Should Watch: Disco Raja is an engaging thriller with a gripping screenplay, unexpected twists and a superb concept that is rarely touched in Telugu cinema. With Ravi Teja in the foray, the movie becomes more entertaining and enthralls all kinds of audiences. If you are a fan of the thriller genre, this one is not to be missed.

Available on: Sun NXT

Psycho

Language: Tamil

Why You Should Watch: Mysskin has set the benchmark for creative films in Kollywood and elevates it with Psycho. With a story that is more than a psychological thriller and a derivation of Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho, Psycho has one of the best combinations of handpicked artistry that’s bound to leave you impressed.

Available on: Zee 5

Jawaani Jaaneman

Language: Hindi

Why You Should Watch: Jawaani Jaaneman is the new-age dad-com you should dare to watch with your parents/children. It opens room for conversations about relationships, love, commitment, pre-marital sex, and toxic masculinity, while also giving you plenty of laughs and entertainment.

Available on: Prime Video

Bad Boys for Life

Language: English

Why You Should Watch: The cool cops we knew from the previous films are now getting on in age and Bad Boys For Life uses it to its advantage while delivering just as many laughs and thrills as we expected. If you’re a fan of the franchise, you know you’re going to watch this conclusion anyway because “we ride together, we die together”.

Available on: Apple TV

Parasite

Language: Korean

Why You Should Watch: Parasite is funny, ‌poignant,‌ ‌and‌ ‌downright‌ ‌brilliant.‌ One simply doesn’t miss out on a movie that has won four Academy Award in 2020 – Best Picture, Best Director, Best Foreign Language Film, Best Original Screenplay.

Available on: Prime Video

Choosi Choodangane

Language: Telugu

Why You Should Watch: Choosi Choodangane is a neat and clean love entertainer that can be watched with families and friends alike. Shiva makes a decent debut and Varsha knocks it out of the park.

Available on: Aha

Shikara

Language: Hindi

Why You Should Watch: Shikara’s romantic tale is a must-watch because of the fresh and talented lead pair. Their classic and poetic romance is accompanied by the heartbreak of their displacement. The film captures Kashmir’s beauty gracefully and is complemented by Rahman’s perfect music.

Available on: Prime Video

Hacked

Language: Hindi

Why You Should Watch: Hina Khan gives a decent performance in this exposé film whose best feature is its music. Some of the songs are pleasant and hummable. The Bhatts impress once again with their taste in music.

Available on: Zee5

Little Women

Language: English

Why You Should Watch: Little Women is the kind of film you can watch alone, with a group of friends, family, or with a significant other. It is an endearing story that has been presented by a brilliant cast and crew and makes for a wholesome movie experience.

Available on: Amazon Prime

Birds Of Prey

Language: English, Hindi

Why You Should Watch: Energetic, violent, crass, and intricately styled right down to the choice of music, Birds of Prey has Harley Quinn’s best parts distilled into a film. It’s a great start for DC in the new decade and an immensely entertaining movie to watch.

Available on: Apple TV

Jaanu

Language: Telugu

Why You Should Watch: The innocence of young love is the best part of Jaanu, which has a script that is soulful and timeless. Samantha’s winning smile will make your hearts melt, while Sharwanand is apt in the role of Ram.

Available on: Prime Video

Savaari

Language: Telugu

Why You Should Watch: Savaari has a nice plot and some interesting moments enacted by the horse, Baadshah. The emotional connection between Baadshah and Raju works well. You may watch this movie if you like movies with unique plots and animals at the center of the story.

Available on: Aha

Ayyappanum Koshiyum

Language: Malayalam

Why You Should Watch: Watch Ayyappanum Koshiyum for amazing performances and a thrilling plot. It has all the elements that could keep you on the edge of your seats. The movie deals with the male ego and the rivalry between the two men is an exciting watch.

Available on: Prime Video

Varane Avashyamund

Language: Malayalam

Why You Should Watch: It is a treat to see Shobhana and Suresh Gopi together after ages. Varane Avashyamund makes for a light-hearted and engaging watch with some good dialogues, decent performances and plenty of hilarious moments.

Available on: Netflix

Love Aaj Kal

Language: Hindi

Why You Should Watch: Love Aaj Kal makes for the perfect film to celebrate the universal emotion of love. Get ready to let your hearts melt as you are drawn into this love story.

Available on: Netflix

World Famous Lover

Language: Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam

Why You Should Watch: World Famous Lover should be watched for its good writing, honest intent and a sweet and cute love thread between Suvarna and Seenaya. You will enjoy Gautham’s character if you have a hangover of Arjun Reddy. Overall, it is a decent one-time watch.

Available on: Netflix

Sufna

Language: Punjabi

Why You Should Watch: Sufna is the perfect treat for lovers that comes with a sweet love story narrated in the simplest manner and portrayed by supremely talented Ammy Virk and Tania.

Available on: Prime Video

Trance

Language: Malayalam

Why You Should Watch: Trance has everything to offer – brilliant performances, a strong plot, beautiful visuals and everything you wish to see in a film. Watch it for Fahadh Faasil’s stellar performance.

Available on: Prime Video

Shubh Mangal Zyaada Saavdhan

Language: Hindi

Why You Should Watch: Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan is essentially a love story packed with lots of comedy. Not only does it make for an entertaining watch but its normalization of homosexuality is done in the most Bollywood way there can be. Watch it for two hours of non-stop laughter and entertainment.

Available on: Prime Video

Bhoot – Part One: The Haunted Ship

Language: Hindi

Why You Should Watch: Horror movie fans who rarely get to see a good Bollywood horror film, this is your chance to witness something truly spine-chilling. With plenty of jump scares and some Vicky Kaushal-style action, Bhoot – Part One: The Haunted Ship makes for a thrilling watch.

Available on: Prime Video

Bheeshma

Language: Telugu

Why You Should Watch: Bheeshma is a neatly packaged commercial entertainer with some energetic performances from the lead pair. Nithiin and Rashmika’s on-screen chemistry works well for the film’s theme. The director’s ability to execute a clean comedy is the USP of Bheeshma and can easily be watched with families and friends.

Available on: Netflix

Pressure Cooker

Language: Telugu

Why You Should Watch: Pressure Cooker is a feel-good entertainer that has an honest message about career choices and family emotions. While the concept is new and the message is thought-provoking, it is laced with good, entertaining elements and showcases the difficulties faced by today’s youth in choosing their careers wisely.

Available on: Jio Cinemas

Thappad

Language: Hindi

Why You Should Watch: Overall, Thappad is a gem of a film that is a silent slap to our society and the ‘yeh sab chalta hai‘, ‘bardasht karo‘ mentality. You will be inspired if not challenged to bring about a positive change. Watch Thappad with family and friends for it tells a powerful tale that must be heard.

Available on: Amazon Prime

HIT

Language: Telugu

Why You Should Watch: HIT is a tight and gripping thriller with minute detailing. The pace is fast with a non-linear screenplay and keeps the audience hooked to their seats right from the beginning till the end. If you are a fan of the thriller genre, this one is not to be missed.

Available on: Prime Video

Kannum Kannum Kollaiyadithaal

Language: Tamil

Why You Should Watch: Kannum Kannum Kollaiyadithaal is a clear entertainer with thrills, romance, and humor in the right proportion. It has some light, feel-good moments, while Dulquer Salmaan floors you with his style, charm and dialogue delivery.

Available on: Netflix

Ik Sandhu Hunda Si

Language: Punjabi

Why You Should Watch: Ik Sandhu Hunda Si is a well-made action drama. The film is an action-packed thriller that would be appreciated by people of all age groups. Gippy Grewal is in full form as Sandhu and is equally well supported by Neha Sharma, Roshan Prince and Dheeraj Kumar.

Available on: Prime Video

Baaghi 3

Language: Hindi

Why You Should Watch: Visually appealing slow-mo sequences. Check. A super-fit Tiger Shroff showing off his agility. Check. A proper man vs machine fight. Check. Action sequences you can’t help but call Hollywood level. Check. All that you want and need from an entertainer is packed in one movie with a story that will definitely melt your heart. Also, everyone who wishes to see Jackie Shroff and Tiger Shroff together on screen, this movie is for you.

Available on: Hotstar

Kaamyaab

Language: Hindi

Why You Should Watch: Kaamyaab is a bittersweet journey of an actor who has both made it but still struggles to be noticed. Fans of Bollywood cinema, especially those who love movies from the ‘80s and ‘90s, must not miss this one. It shows us how the film industry has evolved through the years while paying homage to the unsung heroes who made it what it is.

Available on: Netflix

Onward

Language: English

Why You Should Watch: Onward will certainly take you upward as it will lift your spirits and enchant you with its story and characters. It’s a movie that will make you laugh and cry. Plus, in a classic Pixar fashion, it can be enjoyed by both children and adults.

Available on: Hotstar

Palasa 1978

Language: Telugu

Why You Should Watch: Palasa 1978 has stayed true to its plot and is realistically portrayed on the screen. All the artists have performed to perfection and the technical crew is brilliant. If you are a fan of raw and rustic movies, this one is not to be missed.

Available on: Amazon Prime

Angrezi Medium

Language: Hindi

Why You Should Watch: Angrezi Medium gives you non-stop entertainment with its classic style of filmy comedy and stellar performances. Irrfan Khan makes a magnificent comeback in a role that is meant for him and Deepak Dobriyal perfectly complements him with the comedy.

Available on: Hotstar

AB Aani CD

Language: Marathi

Why You Should Watch: Watch AB Aani CD for a superb performance by Vikram Gokhale, a sweet and simple story that’s also entertaining, and Amitabh Bachchan’s charismatic cameo.

Available on: Amazon Prime

Once you’re done with this list of movies of 2020, click here for 2019’s top films that you can stream online. Stay home, stay safe, and keep binge-watching!