2020 March New Movies
Onward is a 2020 American computer-animated urban fantasy-adventure film produced by Walt Disney Pictures and Pixar Animation Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. The film is directed by Dan Scanlon, produced by Kori Rae from a screenplay written by Scanlon, Jason Headley, and Keith Bunin, and stars the voices of Tom Holland, Chris Pratt, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and Octavia Spencer. Set in a suburban fantasy world, the film follows two elf brothers who set out on a quest to find an artifact that will bring back their deceased father.
Onward premiered at the 70th Berlin International Film Festival on February 21, 2020 and was released in the United States on March 6. It received generally positive reviews from critics and has grossed $103 million worldwide. The film's financial shortcomings were attributed to the 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic, which resulted in theaters around the globe being closed. Like several other films released in March, it was made available digitally two weeks after its theatrical release.
The Way Back
The Way Back (also known as Finding the Way Back in some markets) is a 2020 American sports drama film directed by Gavin O'Connor and written by Brad Ingelsby. It stars Ben Affleck, Al Madrigal, Michaela Watkins, and Janina Gavankar, and follows an alcoholic construction worker who is recruited to become head coach of the basketball team at the high school he used to attend.
The film was theatrically released in the United States on March 6, 2020, by Warner Bros. Pictures. The film received positive reviews from critics, with Affleck's performance receiving praise.
Spenser Confidential is a 2020 American action comedy film directed by Peter Berg and with a screenplay by Sean O'Keefe and Brian Helgeland. This film centers the plot of an ex-convict, former Boston police officer, whose task is to take down the Trinitario drug gang after two Boston officers were murdered. It is very loosely based on the novel Wonderland by Ace Atkins, and uses the names of characters created by Robert B. Parker, though the characters portrayed in this film have virtually no resemblance to the characters created by him. The film stars Mark Wahlberg, Winston Duke, Alan Arkin, Iliza Shlesinger, Bokeem Woodbine, Donald Cerrone, Marc Maron, and Austin Post and marks the fifth collaboration between Wahlberg and Berg after Lone Survivor, Deepwater Horizon, Patriots Day, and Mile 22.
The film was released on March 6, 2020, by Netflix.
The Banker is a 2020 American drama film directed, co-written and produced by George Nolfi. The film stars Anthony Mackie, Nicholas Hoult, Nia Long, Jessie T. Usher and Samuel L. Jackson. The story follows Joe Morris (Jackson) and Bernard Garrett (Mackie), two of the first African-American bankers in the United States.
The film was originally set to premiere at AFI Fest on November 21, 2019, ahead of a limited theatrical release in early December. One day before its premiere, Apple TV+ postponed the release amid sexual abuse allegations against Bernard Garrett Jr., the son of Bernard Garrett Sr and a co-producer of the film, whose credit was later removed from the film. These childhood sexual abuse charges were made by Garrett Jr.'s half-sisters Cynthia Garrett and Sheila Garrett.
It was released in a limited release on March 6, 2020, before digital streaming on March 20, 2020, by Apple TV+.
First Cow is a 2019 American drama film directed by Kelly Reichardt, from a screenplay by Reichardt and Jonathan Raymond based on Raymond's novel The Half Life. It stars John Magaro, Orion Lee, Toby Jones, Ewen Bremner, Alia Shawkat, and René Auberjonois in one of his final film roles.
The film had its world premiere at the Telluride Film Festival on August 30, 2019, and was also selected to compete for the Golden Bear in the main competition section at the 70th Berlin International Film Festival. It was theatrically released in the United States on March 6, 2020, by A24.
Bloodshot is a 2020 American superhero film based on the Valiant Comics character of the same name. It is intended to be the first installment in a series of films set within a Valiant Comics shared cinematic universe. Directed by David S. F. Wilson (in his feature directorial debut) from a screenplay by Jeff Wadlow and Eric Heisserer and a story by Wadlow, the film stars Vin Diesel, Eiza González, Sam Heughan, Toby Kebbell, and Guy Pearce. It follows a Marine who was killed in action, only to be brought back to life with superpowers by an organization that wants to use him as a weapon.
Development of a Bloodshot film began in 2012, with Jared Leto originally in talks to star in July 2017. In March 2018, Diesel was hired to portray the title role, and the rest of the cast joined over the following months. Filming commenced in South Africa in August 2018, lasting through October.
Bloodshot was theatrically released in the United States on March 13, 2020, by Sony Pictures Releasing. The film received generally mixed reviews from critics and has grossed $29 million worldwide. Due to the 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic closing theaters across the globe, Sony made the film available digitally on-demand less than two weeks after it was released theatrically.
The Hunt is a 2020 American horror thriller film[a] directed by Craig Zobel and written by Nick Cuse and Damon Lindelof. The film stars Betty Gilpin, Ike Barinholtz, Amy Madigan, Emma Roberts, Ethan Suplee, and Hilary Swank. Jason Blum serves as a producer under his Blumhouse Productions banner, along with Lindelof. Both Zobel and Lindelof have said that the film serves as a satire on the profound political divide between the American left and right.
The film was originally scheduled for release on September 27, 2019. However, following the Dayton and El Paso mass shootings in early August 2019, Universal Pictures decided to delay the release of the film.
The Hunt was theatrically released in the United States on March 13, 2020. It received mixed reviews from critics and grossed $6 million. The film's financial shortcomings have been largely attributed to the 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic, which resulted in the worldwide closure of movie theaters. Universal made the film available digitally just a week after its theatrical release.
I Still Believe
I Still Believe is a 2020 American Christian musical romantic drama film directed by the Erwin Brothers and starring KJ Apa, Britt Robertson, Shania Twain, Melissa Roxburgh and Gary Sinise. It is based on the life of American contemporary Christian music singer-songwriter Jeremy Camp and his first wife, Melissa Lynn Henning-Camp, who was diagnosed with ovarian cancer shortly before they married. Camp's song "I Still Believe" is the film's namesake.
The film is the first production by Kingdom Story Company, the Erwin Brothers' fifth feature film, and their second to be released under the Lionsgate banner. It premiered at ArcLight Hollywood on March 7, 2020, and was theatrically released in the United States on March 13, 2020. It received mixed reviews from critics, who commended the film for depicting faith in the midst of suffering, but criticized the plot and characters. Lionsgate released the film to video on demand on March 27, 2020, due to theater closures related to the 2019-20 coronavirus pandemic.
Stargirl is a 2020 American musical romantic drama film based on the novel of the same name by Jerry Spinelli that debuted on Disney+. The film explores the tense emotions, non-conformity and self-expression of teenagers in high school, and the exuberance of first love.
The film is directed by Julia Hart, produced by Kristin Hahn, Ellen Goldsmith-Vein, Lee Stollman and Jordan Horowitz from a screenplay written by Hahn, Hart and Horowitz, and stars Grace VanderWaal and Graham Verchere. The film was released on March 13, 2020. The film has received mostly positive reviews from critics, who praised Hart's direction and the nostalgic tone.
The Roads Not Taken
The Roads Not Taken is a British-American drama film written and directed by Sally Potter. It stars Javier Bardem, Elle Fanning, Salma Hayek and Laura Linney.
It had its world premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival on February 26, 2020. It was released on March 13, 2020, by Bleecker Street.
Lost Girls is a 2020 American mystery drama film directed by Liz Garbus, from a screenplay by Michael Werwie, based on the book Lost Girls: An Unsolved American Mystery by Robert Kolker. The film revolves around unsolved murders of young female sex workers on the South Shore barrier islands of Long Island committed by the Long Island serial killer.
Lost Girls stars Amy Ryan, Thomasin McKenzie, Lola Kirke, Oona Laurence, Dean Winters, Miriam Shor, Reed Birney, Kevin Corrigan and Gabriel Byrne. It had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on January 28, 2020, and was released on March 13, 2020, by Netflix.
Lost Transmissions is a 2019 drama film, written and directed by Katharine O'Brien. It stars Simon Pegg, Juno Temple and Alexandra Daddario.
The film had its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 28, 2019. It was released on March 13, 2020, by Gravitas Ventures.
Never Rarely Sometimes Always
Never Rarely Sometimes Always is a 2020 American-British drama film written and directed by Eliza Hittman. It stars Sidney Flanigan, Talia Ryder, Théodore Pellerin, Ryan Eggold and Sharon Van Etten. It had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on January 24, 2020. It was also selected to compete for the Golden Bear in the main competition section at the 70th Berlin International Film Festival, where it won the Silver Bear Grand Jury Prize.
The film was released in the United States on March 13, 2020, by Focus Features.
Resistance is an internationally co-produced biographical drama film written and directed by Jonathan Jakubowicz, inspired by the life of Marcel Marceau. It stars Jesse Eisenberg, Clémence Poésy, Matthias Schweighöfer, Alicia von Rittberg, Félix Moati, Géza Röhrig, Karl Markovics, Vica Kerekes, Bella Ramsey, Ed Harris and Édgar Ramírez.
It was released in the United States on March 27, 2020, by IFC Films during the Coronavirus epidemic, and it became the number one theatrical movie in America for two weeks in a row. Most multiplexes were closed, and only a few independent and Drive-in theaters remained opened, which gave Resistance the most unusual top box office spot of all time.
Uncorked is a 2020 American drama film, written and directed by Prentice Penny. It stars Mamoudou Athie, Courtney B. Vance, Niecy Nash, Matt McGorry, Sasha Compere, Gil Ozeri, Kelly Jenrette, Bernard David Jones, Melisia Lomax and Meera Rohit Kumbhani.
It was released on March 27, 2020, by Netflix.
Vivarium is a 2019 science fiction thriller film directed by Lorcan Finnegan, from a story by Finnegan and Garret Shanley. An international co-production between Ireland, Denmark and Belgium, the film stars Imogen Poots and Jesse Eisenberg.
The film had its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival on 18 May 2019. It was released in Ireland on 27 March 2020 by Vertigo Releasing.