The 2020 summer cinema season is officially over before it actually began, with a prevailing situation of coronavirus brought into our lives, where the accessibility to theatres wasn’t safe. But the recent releases have not made us disappointed, not the theatre obviously, but making them available on our digital platforms. Be it Netflix, Amazon Prime, Apple TV, or your local cable service, the excellent movies still make our day bright. In the past months, Filmophile has been celebrating with some amazing fiction and non-fiction films displayed to them. As we roll in August, we have assembled a list of the best movies released this year and are sure should be watched, soon.
There are films about all your feelings and thirst. From thriller to romantic comedies to science-fiction, suspense, and some lighthearted dramas, these prevailing releases will cover all your desire. It is a wholesome list of best movies on demand running this year available to your streaming platforms for your pleasure.
6 Best Movies on Demand in 2020
A powerfully feminist mix of classic pre-Renaissance Bengal and a horror gothic story of prominent folklore. This Anvita Dutt’s directorial debut is sure to make you bite your lips. Of course, Red is the theme of the film for the obvious bloody things going in and around haveli. With perfect synch of Amit Trivedi’s music and soundscape, a deep crimson palette will keep your expectations high. Numerous subplots keep the mystery shrouding the figure, making Bulbbul a captivating and astonishing to watch. It is undoubtedly, the best Netflix India original film released so far.
Director: Anvita Dutt
Main Cast: Tripti Dimri, Avinash Tiwary, Paoli Dam, Rahul Bose, and Parambrata Chattopadhyay
IMDb Rating: 6.6
RT Score: 81%
Genre: Horror, Mystery & Suspense
Where to watch: Netflix
2. Da 5 blood
As long as the blood of minorities beyond the world continues to flow, stories like these will always be there on the watch list. Addressing the timeless strategy, Da 5 blood is a straight forward film. It unpacks the history of black America’s wartime. The four Vietnams come along to rescue a battleground hunt to unearth their commander, who was killed in a war. Meanwhile, they were encountered to a stash of gold they found once in their battles and therefore they reunite to a treasure hunt.
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3. Yeh Ballet
One of the current and Most reliable Bollywood Movies on Netflix. A lot of you must have seen Gully Boy and are sure to compare this with Yeh Ballet. As this also deals with an art form that is corned to only privileged. It not only splendidly seizes the charm of a dance form, “Ballet”, also exhibits the social stigma about ballet dancing. But if you are determined and hold patience, such pointless things can easily be overlooked. Directed by Sooni Taraporevala, this drama movie is sure to make you awestruck.
Director: Sooni Taraporevala
Main Cast: Achintya Bose, Manish Chauhan, Julian Sands, Jim Sarbh, Danish Husain, Vijay Maurya, Heeba Shah, and Kalyanee Mulay
IMDb Rating: 7.6
RT Score: NA
Where to watch: Netflix
A powerful action thriller is based on a graphic novel adapted by the Avengers: Endgame co-director Joe Russo. The film is a rescue mission. Helmed by Chris Hemsworth, Pankaj Tripathi, Randeep Hooda, Golshifteh Farhani, and Rudhraksh Jaiswal in the primary roles. Tyler Rake, a superhero soldier, played by Chris Hemsworth has made us stick to his mighty humor and blonde locks. With head hammered, bones- broken, bodies flung in air and bullets in the chest, this slaughter is something you will enjoy.
Director: Sam Hargrave
Main Cast: Rudhraksh Jaiswal, Randeep Hooda, Pankaj Tripathi, David Harbour, and Golshifteh Farahani
IMDb Rating: 6.7
RT Score: 67%
Genre: Action & Adventure, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
Where to watch: Netflix
5. Choked: Paisa Bolta Hai
A take on the nation’s condition when 2016 introduced us to a nightmare of demonetization. It has amusedly weaved a middle-class couple struggling with the money and matter of hearts. The housing society of Maharashtra entirely thrills around this theme which had its circle of problems. Anurag Kashyap’s ‘Choked’ played by Saiyami Kher and Roshan Mathew are top-notch. Opening the doors of the middle class, this is also near to the desires and hopes of solving the problem which is getting choked by their everyday life. This film tricks for a thriller weekend watch.
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6. The kissing Booth 2
A love-quadrangle is a high school rom-com. It is the perfect blend of jealous girlfriends, lying boys, seducing girls, annoying best friends, a dance competition, a careless way towards life, self-doubting, denied love, infidelity, and hope in the existence of companions. Vince Marcello’s characters “Ellie Evans and Lee Flynn’s friendship are somehow a perfect-watch on this friendship’s day.
With this engaging list, you are surely going to be a couch potato. All you need is a bucket of popcorn.