Top 20 of 2020

Part 4: Movies

Here’s a list of our most checked-out movies for 2020!

20. Dark Waters

Dark Waters | DVD | Free shipping over £20 | HMV Store
“Inspired by a shocking true story, a tenacious attorney uncovers a dark secret that connects a growing number of unexplained deaths due to one of the world’s largest corporations. In the process, he risks everything, his future, his family, and his own life to expose the truth.”

19. The Gentlemen

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“When an American expatriate plans to sell his profitable London marijuana business, it triggers various plots to steal his domain out from under him.”

18. Little Women

Little Women [Includes Digital Copy] [DVD] [2019] - Best Buy
“Chronicles the joys and sorrows of the four March sisters as they grow into young ladies in mid-nineteenth-century New England.”

17. Frozen II

Frozen II DVD Release Date February 25, 2020
“Why was Elsa born with magical powers? The answer is calling her and threatening her kingdom. Together with Anna, Kristoff, Olaf, and Sven, she’ll set out on a dangerous but remarkable journey. In the first film, Elsa feared her powers were too much for the world. Now she must hope they are enough.”

16. Men in Black : International

Men in Black: International [DVD] [2019] - Best Buy
“A childhood encounter with an alien–and a sighting of the mysterious Men in Black–has led Molly (Tessa Thompson) to spend the last two decades trying to find the elusive agency’s headquarters. When she actually does, she’s invited to join the team. As Agent M, she’s paired with maverick veteran Agent H (Chris Hemsworth) on a mission involving extraterrestrial attacks and a possible mole inside the MIB.”

15. Jumanji : the next level

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“The gang returns to Jumanji to brave unexplored areas of the game to rescue one of their own.”

14. Midway

Midway [DVD] [2019] - Best Buy
“Centers on the Battle of Midway, a clash between the American fleet and the Imperial Japanese Navy which marked a pivotal turning point in the Pacific Theater during WWII. The film, based on the real-life events of this heroic feat, tells the story of the leaders and soldiers who used their instincts, fortitude, and bravery to overcome the odds.”

13. A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood DVD Release Date February 18, 2020

“Tom Hanks portrays Mister Rogers in a timely story of kindness triumphing over cynicism, based on the true story of a real-life friendship between Fred Rogers and journalist Tom Junod. After a jaded magazine writer is assigned a profile of Fred Rogers, he overcomes his skepticism, learning about kindness, love, and forgiveness from America’s most beloved neighbor.”

12. Yesterday

Yesterday - DVD | London Drugs
“Jack Malik is a struggling singer-songwriter in a tiny English seaside town whose dreams of fame are rapidly fading, despite the fierce devotion and support of his childhood best friend, Ellie. Then, after a freak bus accident during a mysterious global blackout, Jack wakes up to discover that the Beatles have never existed. And he finds himself with a very complicated problem, indeed.”

11. Bombshell

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“Follows three women who stand up against sexual harassment by Fox News head Roger Ailes.”

10. Maleficent. Mistress of Evil

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil DVD Release Date January 14, 2020
“Five years have passed since Maleficent (Angelina Jolie) pledged herself to the protection of Aurora (Elle Fanning) and the Moors–but now, the young queen has accepted the proposal of her beloved Prince Phillip (Harris Dickinson). Does the cool response to the union of Phillip’s mother Queen Ingrith (Michelle Pfeiffer) portend a sinister agenda and can Maleficent stop an all-out war on her faerie brethren?”

9. 1917

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“At the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers, Schofield and Blake are given a seemingly impossible mission. In a race against time, they must cross enemy territory and deliver a message that will stop a deadly attack on hundreds of soldiers, Blake’s own brother among them.”

8. Hustlers

Hustlers DVD Release Date December 10, 2019
“The film follows a crew of savvy former strip club employees who band together to turn the tables on their Wall Street clients. The film is inspired by the article published by New York Magazine entitled ‘The Hustlers at Scores’ written by Jessica Pressler.”

7. Abominable

Abominable (DVD, 2019) for sale online | eBay
“Three teenagers must help a Yeti return to his family while avoiding a wealthy man and a zoologist who want it for their own needs.”

6. Knives Out

KNIVES OUT BD+DVD [Blu-ray] (Bilingual): Amazon.ca: Chris Evans, Ana  DeArmas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Toni Collette, Don Johnson, Michael Shannon,  Lakeith Stanfield, Katherine Langford, Jaeden Martell, Christpher Plummer,  Daniel Craig: DVD
“A tribute to mystery mastermind Agatha Christie and a fun, modern-day murder mystery where everyone is a suspect. When renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey is found dead at his estate just after his 85th birthday, the inquisitive and debonair Detective Benoit Blanc is mysteriously enlisted to investigate. From Harlan’s dysfunctional family to his devoted staff, Blanc sifts through a web of red herrings and self-serving lies to uncover the truth behind Harlan’s untimely death.”

5. Terminator: Dark Fate

Terminator: Dark Fate DVD Release Date January 28, 2020
“An augmented human and Sarah Connor must stop an advanced liquid Terminator from hunting down a young girl, whose fate is critical to the human race.”

4. Judy

Amazon.com: Judy [DVD] [2019]: Movies & TV

“It’s the winter of 1968 and showbiz legend Judy Garland arrives in London to perform a five-week sold-out run at The Talk of the Town. It has been 30 years since she shot to stardom in The Wizard of Oz, but though her voice has weakened, its dramatic intensity has grown. As she prepares for the show, fights with management, and reminisces with friends and fans, her wit and warmth shine through. She also embarks on a whirlwind romance with Mickey Deans, her soon-to-be fifth husband.”

3. Ford v Ferrari

Ford v Ferrari | 20th Century Studios
“The remarkable true story of the visionary American car designer Carroll Shelby and the fearless British-born driver Ken Miles, who together battled corporate interference, the laws of physics, and their own personal demons to build a revolutionary race car for Ford Motor Company and take on the dominating race cars of Enzo Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France in 1966.”

2. Once Upon a Time In … Hollywood

Once Upon A Time In Hollywood (DVD + Digital) : Target
“As the sun prepares to set on Hollywood’s Golden Age, fading TV star Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) attempts to revive his career, and he and longtime stunt double and pal Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt) find themselves crossing paths with actress Sharon Tate (Margot Robbie) and several members of the Manson Family.”

And finally, take a gander at the number one most checked out movie at TNRL in 2020:

  1. Joker
Joker (BIL/DVD): Amazon.ca: Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz,  Frances Conroy, Brett Cullen, Shea Whigham, Bill Camp, Glenn Fleshler,  Leigh Gill, Josh Pais, Rocco Luna, Marc Maron, Sondra James, Murphy Guyer,
“Warner Bros. Pictures presents Oscar nominee Joaquin Phoenix in the title role, alongside Oscar winner Robert De Niro, and is directed, produced and co-written by Oscar nominee Todd Phillips. The film centers around the iconic arch nemesis and is an original, standalone story not seen before on the big screen. Phillips’ exploration of Arthur Fleck, a man disregarded by society, is not only a gritty character study but also a broader cautionary tale.”

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