2020 Fall TV & Streaming Scorecard
December 23, 2020
We’ve tracked the best (and worst) TV and streaming offerings since mid-September, gathering a list of all the premieres this season — series, miniseries, and TV movies across cable, broadcast, and streaming — and ranked them by Tomatometer.
To be included, each TV show on the list must have received at least 10 critic reviews, while TV movies had to have at least 20 reviews. So if you’re wondering why your favorite show or TV movie isn’t on here, it likely just doesn’t yet have enough reviews to qualify under our criteria. And remember: a Certified Fresh badge generally means that a show or film has earned the respect of the majority of reviewers weighing in (at least 20 for a TV season and 40 for movies on TV and streaming), including some of the industry’s top critics.
The series included have premiered since September 22, so if you want to see a title like the second season of Amazon Prime Video’s The Boys, have a look at how it did on our Spring-Summer TV Scorecard, which tracked TV series and movies that premiered between March 20 and September 21.
Since 2020 was a rather unique year, there are definitely more streaming films included in this list than in years past. But unsurprisingly, TV shows that wound up on top include the well-reviewed sensation The Queen’s Gambit, HBO Max whodunnit The Flight Attendant (which started as a limited series but has been renewed for a second season), and the fourth season of The Crown. The lack of broadcast series on this list is unquestionably due to pandemic-related production pauses, in case you were wondering about the network representation.
Ultimately, seven different series and films wound up at the top of the list with Tomatometer scores of 100, while a dozen more rounded out the top of the pack with scores of 97, 98 or 99. Read on for the full list of Fall TV shows and movies that premiered through December 20.
Adjusted Score: 22.264%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Based on Clive Barker's acclaimed and influential horror anthology, Books of Blood takes audiences on a journey into uncharted and... [More]
Adjusted Score: 28.133%
Critics Consensus: Helstrom's strong visual effects can't save it from the fact that its characters simply aren't interesting enough to overcome their familiar setting.
Daimon Helstrom investigates a possessed young boy in Oregon. Meanwhile in San Francisco, Ana Helstrom stages an auction to expose... [More]
Adjusted Score: 36.56%
Critics Consensus: With the form of an awards-season hopeful but the soul of a bland melodrama, Hillbilly Elegy strands some very fine actors in the not-so-deep South.
J.D. Vance (Gabriel Basso), a former Marine from southern Ohio and current Yale Law student, is on the verge of... [More]
Adjusted Score: 33.081%
Critics Consensus: You won't need Superintelligence to steer clear of the latest forgettable comedy to fail to take full advantage of Melissa McCarthy's talents.
Nothing extraordinary ever happens to Carol Peters (McCarthy), so when she starts getting snarky backtalk from her TV, phone and... [More]
Adjusted Score: 34.707%
Critics Consensus: Selena: The Series's affections are obvious, but by not probing deeper into Selena herself it fails to capture the woman behind the legacy, settling for just-another-retelling of the charismatic star's life instead of something more.
A coming-of-age story following Selena as she chases her dreams, and the heart-wrenching and life-changing sacrifices she and her family... [More]
Adjusted Score: 39.076%
Critics Consensus: Blood and Money gives Tom Berenger a too-rare opportunity to take the spotlight -- along with a middling script that falls back too often on action movie clichés.
A retired veteran (Tom Berenger) hunting in the Allagash backcountry of Maine discovers a dead woman with a duffle bag... [More]
Adjusted Score: 48.39%
Critics Consensus: Ben Wheatley's Rebecca remake is ravishing to behold, but it never quite gets to the heart of the classic source material -- or truly justifies its own existence.
After a whirlwind romance in Monte Carlo with handsome widower Maxim de Winter (Armie Hammer), a newly married young woman... [More]
Adjusted Score: 41.805%
Critics Consensus: World Beyond's strong performances and new perspective within The Walking Dead universe aren't enough to make it stand out in an increasingly crowded franchise.
A series about the first generation to come of age after the apocalypse.... [More]
Adjusted Score: 44.557%
Critics Consensus: Queasily compelling without ever truly coming together, The Lie won't fool many viewers seeking worthwhile horror fare.
A divorced mother and father find themselves trapped in a living nightmare when their daughter confesses to murder in The... [More]
Adjusted Score: 45.574%
Critics Consensus: Holidate's self-aware approach to rom-com formula is refreshing, but it's offset by a questionable premise and unnecessarily vulgar jokes.
Emma Roberts, Luke Bracey, and Kristin Chenoweth star in director John Whitesell's romantic comedy. Two young strangers agree to be... [More]
Adjusted Score: 49.153%
Critics Consensus: Unable to rein in the complexities of its source material, Black Beauty struggles to gallop out of the paddock.
Adjusted Score: 55.331%
Critics Consensus: The Witches misses a few spells, but Anne Hathaway's game performance might be enough to bewitch fans of this Roald Dahl tale.
Reimagining Roald Dahl's beloved story for a modern audience, Robert Zemeckis's visually innovative "The Witches" tells the darkly humorous and... [More]
Adjusted Score: 46.48%
Critics Consensus: With Evil Eye, directors Elan and Rajeev Dassani spy a premise that has no shortage of potential, but despite the efforts of a game cast, it remains tantalizingly unfulfilled.
At home in Delhi, India, proud parent Usha Khatri (Sarita Choudhury) is overjoyed when her daughter Pallavi (Sunita Mani) calls... [More]
Adjusted Score: 55.791%
Critics Consensus: Viewers immune to its star's charms won't find it much of a treat, but Hubie Halloween is sweet enough to satisfy fans of Adam Sandler's antics.
Hubie Dubois (Adam Sandler) thanklessly spends every Halloween making sure the residents of his hometown, Salem, celebrate safely and play... [More]
Adjusted Score: 52.774%
Critics Consensus: Utopia's cast and mystery at times transcend its overtly cynical and overly violent tendencies, but even those willing to look past the torture may find the whole thing too timely - in a bad way.
Utopia is a conspiracy thriller that follows a group of young fans who come together when they discover that the... [More]
Adjusted Score: 56.543%
Critics Consensus: The Right Stuff contains some grace notes in its depiction of America's first slate of astronauts, but this tired retread of Tom Wolfe's famed book mostly makes the wrong moves in revitalizing space race history for the modern era.
At the height of the Cold War in 1959, America fears it is a nation in decline as the Soviet... [More]
Adjusted Score: 57.215%
Critics Consensus: Black Narcissus doesn't quite escape the shadow of its cinematic forebear, but this miniseries sufficiently keeps the faith with excellent performances and visual splendor.
During the latter years of British rule in India, ambitious young nun Sister Clodagh heads a mission to a remote... [More]
Adjusted Score: 49.636%
Critics Consensus: Aided greatly by its solid cast, Social Distance sustains a surprising amount of energy given its subject matter and format - still, it's a little too close to home to fully succeed.
Set in the initial months of the COVID-19 pandemic, SOCIAL DISTANCE is an eight-part anthology series that showcases the power... [More]
Adjusted Score: 57.404%
Critics Consensus: Secret Society of Second-Born Royals holds up just well enough to suffice as a streaming diversion -- which may be all its target demographic is looking for.
"Secret Society of Second Born Royals" follows Sam, a teenage royal rebel second in line to the throne of the... [More]
Adjusted Score: 62.668%
Critics Consensus: Nocturne's thought-provoking themes find themselves at odds with its genre ingredients, resulting in a mild blend that isn't quite pulpy enough.
When a virtuoso music student commits suicide days before an important concert, her death unleashes a supernatural force in Nocturne,... [More]
Adjusted Score: 60.625%
Critics Consensus: Despite a talent central trio and a few great moments, Moonbase 8's portrait of monotonous mediocrity may be too low-key for some viewers to achieve comedic lift off - though that may be exactly the point.
Set in the isolated desert of Winslow, Arizona at NASA's Moon Base Simulator, MOONBASE 8 follows eager astronauts Skip (Fred... [More]
Adjusted Score: 67.03%
Critics Consensus: Though its depiction of France is tré cliché, Emily in Paris is rom-com fantasy at its finest, spectacularly dressed and filled with charming performances.
Emily, an ambitious twenty-something marketing executive from Chicago, unexpectedly lands her dream job in Paris when her company acquires a... [More]
Adjusted Score: 64.149%
Critics Consensus: A Wilderness of Errors' investigation of a well-trodden case struggles to justify its runtime - still, those comfortable with ambiguity may find its inconclusiveness strangely appealing.
When Army surgeon Jeffrey MacDonald is sent to prison for killing his family, a storm of swirling narratives challenges our... [More]
Adjusted Score: 57.758%
Critics Consensus: Despite being predictable and a bit uneven, Cobra's great cast and intriguing premise deliver an electrifying and bingeable first season.
Adjusted Score: 64.149%
Critics Consensus: John Slattery is convincing as a charismatic genius, but neXt's procedural formula could have used more of the intelligence possessed by the series' rogue A.I.
A rogue AI technology threatens to turn people against one another and cause a global catastrophe, the CEO who helped... [More]
Adjusted Score: 57.758%
Critics Consensus: The Trouble With Maggie Cole is that it's logical leaps and tonal incongruities make for a dizzying viewing experience - albeit one with fun performances that's maybe a little confusing, but never dull.
A woman makes it a business to find out a bit about the lives of everyone.... [More]
Adjusted Score: 64.604%
Critics Consensus: Bad Hair's unwieldy ambitions are easy to respect -- even if the film's tonal jumble and uneven execution are impossible to ignore.
Los Angeles, 1989. Anna Bludso (Elle Lorraine) is a scarred survivor of a scalp burn from a mild relaxer perm.... [More]
Adjusted Score: 60.215%
Critics Consensus: Big Sky's shaky setup doesn't do it many favors, but viewers who can push through may find its fast-paced, twisty mystery compelling enough.
Private detectives Cassie Dewell (Kylie Bunbury) and Cody Hoyt (Ryan Phillippe) join forces with his estranged wife and ex-cop, Jenny... [More]
Adjusted Score: 58.123%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
When Margaret's Christmas coronation complicates her love life, her double Stacy steps in to save the day. But will a... [More]
Adjusted Score: 65.591%
Critics Consensus: Dolly Parton's Christmas on the Square isn't quite up to its star's standards, but its overwhelming good cheer and campy self-awareness may be just what viewers are looking for.
Adjusted Score: 68.707%
Critics Consensus: Hugh Laurie is reliably solid, but Roadkill is riddled with plot holes -- though those okay with a bumpy ride may find it a diverting enough drive.
A charismatic politician, Peter Laurence's public and private lives are at a crossroads.... [More]
Adjusted Score: 72.037%
Critics Consensus: Uneven yet engaging, The Glorias honors the work of a pivotal American activist without quite capturing her trailblazing spirit.
Journalist, fighter, and feminist Gloria Steinem is an indelible icon known for her world-shaping activism, guidance of the revolutionary women's... [More]
Adjusted Score: 70.282%
Critics Consensus: Despite some impressive performances, The Comey Rule's chaotic approach to current events clarifies very little, further obscuring the facts of already confusing circumstances without adding much insight.
THE COMEY RULE, starring Emmy(R) winners Jeff Daniels as former FBI Director James Comey and Brendan Gleeson as President Donald... [More]
Adjusted Score: 72.276%
Critics Consensus: More bippity boppity than boo, Godmothered tweaks fairytale conventions with just enough self-aware humor to overcome a disappointing deficit of genuine magic.
Set at Christmas time, "Godmothered" is a comedy about Eleanor, a young, inexperienced fairy godmother-in-training (Jillian Bell), who upon hearing... [More]
Adjusted Score: 71.723%
Critics Consensus: Well-performed, but frustratingly fleeting, Soulmates asks some interesting questions, but its anthology approach cuts any novel revelations short.
Soulmates is set fifteen years into the future, when science has made a discovery that changes the lives of everyone... [More]
Adjusted Score: 70.379%
Critics Consensus: A Suitable Boy's concise approach to its sprawling source material may leave fans wanting, but stunning set pieces and charming performances make for a suitable introduction.
1951. In newly independent India, passionate literature student Lata Mehra is torn between family duty and the promise of romance... [More]
Adjusted Score: 71.149%
Critics Consensus: Grand Army is an excellent showcase for its exciting cast of newcomers - even if its attempt at an honest approach to adolescence is too overwrought to make an impact.
Grand Army tunnels into a generation that's raging and rising. Five students at the largest public high school in Brooklyn... [More]
Adjusted Score: 73.527%
Critics Consensus: The Force isn't fully with this Lego Star Wars adventure, but its affectionate franchise callbacks and self-aware humor should please fans looking to spend their holidays in a galaxy far, far away...
Set after the events of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Rey leaves her friends to prepare for Life Day... [More]
Adjusted Score: 68.714%
Critics Consensus: While it's missing some of the magic of the original, The Christmas Chronicles 2 serves up a sweet second helping of holiday cheer that makes the most of its marvelously matched leads.
It's been two years since siblings Kate (Darby Camp) and Teddy Pierce (Judah Lewis) saved Christmas, and a lot has... [More]
Adjusted Score: 72.543%
Critics Consensus: Beautiful, but slight, A Teacher's attempts to unpack its cautionary tale are admirable, even if its approach is too muted to make a meaningful impact.
A Teacher follows Claire Wilson (Kate Mara), a young teacher at a suburban Texas high school and her student, Eric... [More]
Adjusted Score: 71.995%
Critics Consensus: An intriguing debut for writer-director Emmanuel Osei-Kuffour, Black Box compensates for a lack of surprises with strong performances and an emotionally rewarding story.
Having lost his wife and his memory in a tragic car accident, news photographer Nolan Wright (Mamoudou Athie) is desperate... [More]
Adjusted Score: 72.15%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Max and Drew run a popular webcast that streams "live exorcisms" watched by millions across the globe. In reality, the... [More]
Adjusted Score: 78.118%
Critics Consensus: It may not be as laugh-out-loud funny as Nick Frost and Simon Pegg's previous collaborations, but Truth Seekers is genuinely eerie, balancing out its silly sensibilities with creeping terror and a scary talented cast.
Co-created by Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, Truth Seekers is an eight-part supernatural comedy series about a group of part-time... [More]
Adjusted Score: 77.168%
Critics Consensus: Though its non-linear plotting distracts, The Trial of Christine Keeler remains an engaging -- if somewhat redundant -- lesson in history carried by the strength of its performers.
The story of the woman at the centre of one of the 20th century's biggest scandals.
Adjusted Score: 76.17%
Critics Consensus: Although its emotional swings occasionally miss, Clouds soars higher than most young adult films -- and proves director Justin Baldoni's mastery behind the camera.
Inspired by an incredible true story, "Clouds" is a poignant and beautiful look at the heartbreaking duality of life and... [More]
Adjusted Score: 78.118%
Critics Consensus: Though Industry's social critiques tend toward the superficial, sharp writing and an excellent ensemble make it easy to enjoy its soapy workplace drama anyway.
Starring Myha'la Herrold, Marisa Abela, Harry Lawtey, David Jonsson and Nabhaan Rizwan as "The Graduates" and Conor MacNeill, Freya Mavor,... [More]
Adjusted Score: 78.364%
Critics Consensus: Though the intended grade isn't always clear, Saved By The Bell's capable cast of newcomers make Bayside's halls their own in a reboot that's smart, self-aware, and seriously funny.
In this reboot of the classic series, Governor Zack Morris closes low-income high schools. He moves the students to Bayside,... [More]
Adjusted Score: 81.958%
Critics Consensus: The Undoing is a beautifully shot mystery that benefits greatly from Nicole Kidman and Hugh Grant's performances - if only its story was as strong as its star power.
A successful therapist about to release her first book has her life turned upside down following a violent death and... [More]
Adjusted Score: 81.838%
Critics Consensus: Audiences might not learn anything new from I Am Greta, but its stirring chronicle of the young activist's efforts is inspiring.
In August of 2018, Greta Thunberg, a 15-year-old student in Sweden, starts a school strike for the climate. Her question... [More]
Adjusted Score: 82.954%
Critics Consensus: Charming and chaotic, if slightly too caustic, Animaniacs is a delightful revitalization of a beloved series that's fun enough to make up for any early fumbles.
They're back! Warner brothers, Yakko and Wakko, and the Warner sister Dot, have a great time wreaking havoc and mayhem... [More]
Adjusted Score: 81.476%
Critics Consensus: Uncle Frank finds writer-director Alan Ball still untangling the modern American family dynamic, aided by standout work from Paul Bettany and Sophia Lillis.
In 1973, teenaged Beth Bledsoe (Sophia Lillis) leaves her rural Southern hometown to study at New York University where her... [More]
Adjusted Score: 84.633%
Critics Consensus: Although many of Over the Moon's narrative ingredients will seem familiar, the film's absorbing animation offers colorful compensation.
Fueled with determination and a passion for science, a bright young girl builds a rocket ship to the moon to... [More]
Adjusted Score: 65.635%
DI John Major (Daniel Mays) had it all: wife Kelly (Anna Maxwell Martin), best friend and police partner Carver (Stephen... [More]
Adjusted Score: 82.215%
Critics Consensus: Though it struggles to find a strong through line, Monsterland's cross-country scares are a perfect showcase for its talented cast and crew
Encounters with Gothic beasts, including fallen angels and werewolves, broken people are driven to desperate acts in an attempt to... [More]
Adjusted Score: 81.621%
Critics Consensus: Charm City Kings falls shy of more effective similarly themed coming-of-age films, but strong direction and engaging performances make its flaws easy to forgive.
Growing up in West Baltimore, teenage Mouse (JAHI DI'ALLO WINSTON, Queen & Slim, Proud Mary, The Upside) feels the fierce... [More]
Adjusted Score: 81.313%
Critics Consensus: Agents of Chaos' lack of larger conclusions may frustrate, but Alex Gibney's extensive reporting helps make some sense of the small moments that added up to the controversial 2016 election.
A report on Russian attempts to interfere in the 2016 U.S. election includes a look at troll farms that used... [More]
Adjusted Score: 85.543%
Critics Consensus: His Dark Materials' chilly emotional core and imposing complexity is unlikely to win over the unconverted, but its sophomore season rewards the faithful with impeccable production values and cerebral thrills.
Season two of HIS DARK MATERIALS begins after Lord Asriel has opened a bridge to a new world, and, distraught... [More]
Adjusted Score: 86.067%
Critics Consensus: Smart, sophisticated, and subversive, I'm Your Woman is brought to life by a powerful performance from Rachel Brosnahan -- and finds director Julia Hart in near-total command of her craft.
Set in America in the 1970s, I'm Your Woman revolves around Jean (Rachel Brosnahan) who must go on the run... [More]
Adjusted Score: 87.512%
Critics Consensus: Though Fargo's ambitious fourth season struggles to maintain momentum, fine performances and a change of scenery make for an engaging -- if uneven -- departure from the series' norm.
In 1950 Kansas City, two criminal syndicates jockey to control an alternate economy of exploitation, graft and drugs while fighting... [More]
Adjusted Score: 85.212%
Critics Consensus: The Boys in the Band brings the classic stage play back to the screen with a well-acted adaptation containing surprising -- and poignant -- modern relevance.
More than fifty years after Mart Crowley's play became an unexpected smash hit for putting gay men's lives center stage... [More]
Adjusted Score: 85.574%
Critics Consensus: Smart, well-acted, and suitably chilling, Scare Me uses its familiar horror setting as the backdrop for a fresh deconstruction of standard genre ingredients.
During a power outage, two strangers tell scary stories. The more Fred and Fanny commit to their tales, the more... [More]
Adjusted Score: 82.395%
Critics Consensus: Tense and thrilling, White House Farm teeters on too long, but maintains its hold with gripping performances and glossy production values.
Factual drama based on the notorious Whitehouse Farm murders, and the ensuing police investigation and court case.... [More]
Adjusted Score: 81.715%
Critics Consensus: It could stand to dig deeper, but The Reagans is a sturdy primer on a controversial first family that acts as a staunch reminder of the long-term impacts of drastic policy changes.
Featuring never-before-seen material and interviews with the couple's most intimate family and friends including Ronald Reagan Jr., THE REAGANS explores... [More]
Adjusted Score: 90.407%
Critics Consensus: A jolly good time with heartfelt performances and more than enough holiday cheer, all you'll want for Christmas is Happiest Season.
This romantic comedy is about longtime lesbian couple Abby (Kristen Stewart) and Harper (Mackenzie Davis), who made plans to go... [More]
Adjusted Score: 84.498%
Critics Consensus: With a fresh perspective to balance the familiar Middle Eastern war violence, Mosul hits its targets forcefully.
When ISIS took their homes, families and city, one group of men fought to take it all back. After inexperienced... [More]
Adjusted Score: 96.678%
Critics Consensus: Sharply written and brilliantly performed, Mank peers behind the scenes of Citizen Kane to tell an old Hollywood story that could end up being a classic in its own right.
Adjusted Score: 84.523%
Critics Consensus: American Murder: The Family Next Door chillingly unravels a brutal true crime story using the near-constant connectedness of the digital era.
In 2018, 34-year-old Shanann Watts and her two young daughters went missing in Frederick, Colorado. As heartbreaking details emerged, their... [More]
Adjusted Score: 85.067%
Critics Consensus: Overcoming a pandemic is no easy feat, but with an exciting group of bakers and a warm new host, The Great British Baking Show's eleventh outing manages to do just that.
Keep calm and bake on. The competition heats up as a fresh batch of bakers -- and a crispy new... [More]
Adjusted Score: 86.215%
Critics Consensus: Alex Rider's first season takes a minute to find it's footing, but once it does it proves a solid entry into the espionage game that the whole family can enjoy.
Alex Rider (Otto Farrant) is a London-based teenager who has unknowingly been trained since childhood for the dangerous world of... [More]
Adjusted Score: 88.313%
Critics Consensus: The Salisbury Poisonings timely themes and tightly wound tension doesn't make for easy viewing, but there's no denying the power behind its message.
In March 2018 Salisbury became the site of an unprecedented national emergency. This three-part dramatization focuses on the extraordinary heroism... [More]
Adjusted Score: 97.543%
Critics Consensus: On the Rocks isn't as potent as its top-shelf ingredients might suggest, but the end result still goes down easy -- and offers high proof of Bill Murray's finely aged charm.
A young New York mother faced with sudden doubts about her marriage teams up with her larger-than-life playboy father to... [More]
Adjusted Score: 98.134%
Critics Consensus: Borat Subsequent Moviefilm proves Sacha Baron Cohen's comedic creation remains a sharp tool for exposing the most misguided -- or utterly repugnant -- corners of American culture.
Journalist Borat Sagdiyev (Sacha Baron Cohen) makes his return voyage to the United States in an effort to improve political... [More]
Adjusted Score: 94.122%
Critics Consensus: It may not be as scary as its predecessor, but with plenty of spooky tricks inside its haunted halls and a strong sense of heart, The Haunting of Bly Manor is another solid entry into Mike Flanagan's growing horrorography.
From The Haunting of Hill House creator Mike Flanagan and producer Trevor Macy comes THE HAUNTING OF BLY MANOR, the... [More]
Adjusted Score: 84.559%
Critics Consensus: B Positive's familiar sitcom trappings are elevated by its charming cast - especially the weird and winsome comedic stylings of Tony winner Annaleigh Ashford.
A therapist and newly divorced dad is faced with finding a kidney donor, and runs into a rough-around-the-edges woman from... [More]
Adjusted Score: 92.707%
Critics Consensus: A modern crime family masterpiece, Gangs of London builds its own empire atop tried and true mafia turf -- complete with engaging drama, exhilarating action, and fine performances all around
When the head of a criminal organization is assassinated, the resulting power vacuum leads to a struggle that threatens the... [More]
Adjusted Score: 65.896%
Critics Consensus: Kingdom of Silence takes a panoramic view of Jamal Kasshogi's career and its impact on U.S.-Saudi relations, yielding a sobering account of one man's life and the two nations he straddled.
With the killing of Khashoggi as a launching point, KINGDOM OF SILENCE will explore the history between the U.S. and... [More]
Adjusted Score: 91.948%
Critics Consensus: Affectionately chronicling John Belushi's outsized talent and personal foibles, this exhaustively-researched documentary captures both the joy and tragedy of the comedic titan's legacy.
Using previously unheard audiotapes recorded shortly after John Belushi's death, director R.J. Cutler's documentary feature examines the too-short life of... [More]
Adjusted Score: 91.498%
Critics Consensus: Cleverly assembled and rich with insight, this dissection of D.B. Cooper's legend offers a compelling case for why -- when it comes to mysteries -- the journey is often more tantalizing than the destination.
An examination of the confounding, unsolved case of the elusive "D.B. Cooper," the unidentified man who in 1971 successfully hijacked... [More]
Adjusted Score: 90.404%
Critics Consensus: Presenting a rollicking history of counterculture and espionage through Joanna Harcourt-Smith's idiosyncratic point of view, My Psychedelic Love Story is a heady trip worth taking.
An examination of psychologist and LSD guru Timothy Leary (1920-96) through the eyes of his lover Joanna Harcourt-Smith, who recalls... [More]
Adjusted Score: 89.559%
Critics Consensus: Des is a smartly scripted, sufficiently eerie true crime drama anchored by a chilling performance from David Tennant.
Dramatisation of the life of convicted serial killer, Dennis Nilsen.... [More]
Adjusted Score: 90.872%
Critics Consensus: In the sharp, socially conscious battle of Vampires vs. the Bronx, comedy and horror blend brilliantly -- and the audience is the winner.
A group of young friends from the Bronx fight to save their neighborhood from a band of vampires.... [More]
Adjusted Score: 92.335%
Critics Consensus: When Steven Soderbergh rounds up a cast this talented, it's definitely wise to Let Them All Talk -- and this light yet rewarding dramedy more than lives up to expectations.
The story of a celebrated author (Meryl Streep) who takes a journey with some old friends (Candice Bergen and Dianne... [More]
Adjusted Score: 90.641%
Critics Consensus: Flesh and Blood's non-linear storytelling doesn't always play, but there's no denying the engrossing glory of its colorful mystery.
Three siblings must navigate through a web of lies when their widowed mother falls for a new man.... [More]
Adjusted Score: 103.257%
Critics Consensus: An actors' showcase enlivened by its topical fact-based story, The Trial of the Chicago 7 plays squarely -- and compellingly -- to Aaron Sorkin's strengths.
What was intended to be a peaceful protest at the 1968 Democratic National Convention turned into a violent clash with... [More]
Adjusted Score: 91.461%
Critics Consensus: An epic portrait of the trials, tribulations, and triumphs of a diverse and divided community, City So Real's even handed, empathetic storytelling exposes the complex structural issues facing the people of Chicago today without ever feeling like work.
An impressionistic, mosaic portrait of current-day Chicago which delivers a deep, multifaceted look into the soul of America's third-largest city,... [More]
Adjusted Score: 91.463%
Critics Consensus: Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey celebrates the yuletide season with a holiday adventure whose exuberant spirit is matched by its uplifting message.
Adjusted Score: 93.365%
Critics Consensus: Solid acting and expertly ratcheted tension help Run transcend its familiar trappings to deliver a delightfully suspenseful thriller.
They say you can never escape a mother's love... but for Chloe, that's not a comfort -- it's a threat.... [More]
Adjusted Score: 92.078%
Adult drama that delves inside the porn industry from the perspective of poster girl Jolene Dollar, who juggles her on-set... [More]
Adjusted Score: 99.501%
Critics Consensus: Enola Holmes brings a breath of fresh air to Baker Street -- and leaves plenty of room for Millie Bobby Brown to put her effervescent stamp on a franchise in waiting.
England, 1884 -- a world on the brink of change. On the morning of her 16th birthday, Enola Holmes (Millie... [More]
Adjusted Score: 92.104%
Critics Consensus: A relentless thrill ride, The Endless Trench is an effective story of alienation and paranoia expertly directed by Jon Garaño and Altor Arregi.
Spain, July 1936. Higinio Blanco is a man who, for fear of reprisal locks himself in his house, without realising... [More]
Adjusted Score: 93.345%
Critics Consensus: Leap of Faith may not offer hardcore Exorcist fans much new information, but its behind-the-scenes anecdotes are enlivened by William Friedkin's magnetic charm.
A lyrical and spiritual cinematic essay on The Exorcist, LEAP OF FAITH explores the uncharted depths of William Friedkin's mind's... [More]
Adjusted Score: 94.089%
Critics Consensus: From the horror of natural disaster to the spirit summoned behind the titular effort, Rebuilding Paradise stirringly depicts one community's perseverance.
On the morning of Nov. 8, 2018, a devastating firestorm engulfed the picturesque city of Paradise, California. By the time... [More]
Adjusted Score: 92.17%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Ten years have gone by since Elena's six-year old son has disappeared. The last thing she heard of him was... [More]
Adjusted Score: 93.051%
Critics Consensus: An addictive thriller that also captures the complex lives of teenage girls, The Wilds is worth getting lost in.
Part survival drama, part dystopic slumber party, The Wilds follows a group of teen girls from different backgrounds who must... [More]
Adjusted Score: 94.498%
Critics Consensus: Crazy, Not Insane isn't as narratively disciplined as documentarian Alex Gibney's best work, but Dorothy Otnow Lewis' clinical analysis of murderous psychology may prompt unexpected sympathy for the devil.
Why do we kill? Why do some of us kill, and others resist the temptation? What makes a serial killer?... [More]
Adjusted Score: 94.395%
Critics Consensus: Tehran's expertly plotted twists further elevate a geopolitical thriller deftly balanced between the global and the personal.
A new espionage thriller from "Fauda" writer Moshe Zonder that tells the thrilling story of a Mossad agent who goes... [More]
Adjusted Score: 92.625%
Critics Consensus: With less canonical baggage and a welcome dose of character development, Discovery continues to forge its own path and is narratively all the better for it.
After following Commander Burnham into the wormhole in the second season finale, season three of STAR TREK: DISCOVERY finds the... [More]
Adjusted Score: 95.165%
Critics Consensus: A classic example of how a talented actor can elevate somewhat standard material, The Life Ahead proves Sophia Loren's star power remains absolutely undimmed.
Sophia Loren, Abril Zamora and Ibrahima Gueye star in director Edoardo Ponti's adaptation of Romain Gary's 1975 novel of the... [More]
Adjusted Score: 95.732%
Critics Consensus: Bruce Springsteen's Letter to You serves as a compelling companion piece to the album of the same name -- and a worthwhile behind-the-scenes documentary in its own right.
"Bruce Springsteen's Letter to You" captures Bruce Springsteen recording his new album "Letter To You" live with the full E... [More]
Adjusted Score: 95.954%
Critics Consensus: Gazing into the eye of the celebrity storm with frenzied style, I Hate Suzie is a ruthless satire on stardom that is effortlessly carried by Billie Piper's manic performance.
Billie Piper stars in a bold, bracing, Sky original drama about the moment in life when the mask slips, asking... [More]
Adjusted Score: 98.692%
Critics Consensus: Education casts its hopeful gaze on the future, offering a simple and effective end to the Small Axe series that solidifies Steve McQueen place as a master storyteller.
Education is the coming of age story of 12-year-old Kingsley (Kenyah Sandy), who has a fascination for astronauts and rockets.... [More]
Adjusted Score: 93.369%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
One man has seen more of the natural world than any other. This unique feature documentary is his witness statement.... [More]
Adjusted Score: 96.989%
Critics Consensus: The rare anthology that maintains a consistently high level of quality, The Mortuary Collection is a must-see undertaking for horror fans.
When a young woman applies for a job at a decrepit old mortuary, she is treated to several tales of... [More]
Adjusted Score: 97.791%
Critics Consensus: A cautionary tale on internet culture, Feels Good Man is a compelling look at an artist's journey to salvage his creation.
As in many of the weirdest fairy tales, it all starts with a frog. This story, however, is all too... [More]
Adjusted Score: 95.051%
Critics Consensus: With fan favorites and fresh faces galore both in front of and behind the camera,The Mandalorian's sophomore season solidifies its place as one of Star Wars's most engaging and exciting sagas.
The Mandalorian and the Child continue their journey, facing enemies and rallying allies as they make their way through a... [More]
Adjusted Score: 97.404%
Critics Consensus: Mixing personal reflection and studious research to deliver an impassioned meditation on the U.S. Constitution, Heidi Schreck's play loses none of its verve on screen.
Adjusted Score: 101.266%
Critics Consensus: Ethan Hawke dazzles in The Good Lord Bird, an epically irreverent adaptation that does right by its source material's good word.
THE GOOD LORD BIRD is told from the point of view of "Onion" (Joshua Caleb Johnson), a fictional enslaved boy... [More]
Adjusted Score: 103.861%
Critics Consensus: Whatever historical liberties The Crown takes in its fourth season are easily forgiven thanks to the sheer power of its performances - particularly Gillian Anderson's imposing take on The Iron Lady and newcomer Emma Corrin's embodiment of a young Princess Diana.
The Crown tells the inside story of two of the most famous addresses in the world -- Buckingham Palace and... [More]
Adjusted Score: 99.012%
Critics Consensus: Much like the cosmic debris it investigates, Fireball: Visitors from Darker Worlds is made up of heavy stuff -- but it lights up the screen thanks to Werner Herzog's infectious awe.
Directed by Werner Herzog & Clive Oppenheimer, FIREBALL takes us on an extraordinary journey to discover how shooting stars, meteorites... [More]
Adjusted Score: 108.683%
Critics Consensus: An evocative look at the experiences of the deaf community, Sound of Metal is brought to life by Riz Ahmed's passionate performance.
During a series of adrenaline-fueled one-night gigs, itinerant punk-metal drummer Ruben (Riz Ahmed) begins to experience intermittent hearing loss. When... [More]
Adjusted Score: 103.271%
Critics Consensus: Helmed in elegant and exhilarating style by Spike Lee, David Byrne's American Utopia is a concert film that doubles as a joyously cathartic celebration.
The brilliant minds of Spike Lee and Talking Heads frontman, David Byrne collide in the film version of Byrne's wildly... [More]
Adjusted Score: 102.991%
Critics Consensus: The Forty-Year-Old Version opens a compelling window into the ebbs and flows of the artist's life -- and announces writer-director-star Radha Blank as a major filmmaking talent with her feature debut.
Radha, a down-on-her-luck NY playwright, is desperate for a breakthrough before 40. But when she foils what seems like her... [More]
Adjusted Score: 99.855%
Critics Consensus: A talented cast and fiendishly frightening premise combine to make Anything for Jackson a must-watch for fans of supernatural horror.
A disturbed couple concocts a sinister plan of resurrection using a vulnerable pregnant woman in the wake of their grandson's... [More]
Adjusted Score: 105.535%
Critics Consensus: A mesmerizing Celtic-inspired adventure, Wolfwalkers offers an epic ethereal fantasy matched by profound philosophies and stellar voice work.
"Wolfwalkers" follows Robyn Goodfellowe, a young apprentice hunter who journeys to Ireland with her father in a time of superstition... [More]
Adjusted Score: 102.169%
Critics Consensus: Kaley Cuoco shines as a hot mess in The Flight Attendant, an addictively intriguing slice of stylish pulp that will bring mystery aficionados to Cloud Nine.
Starring Kaley Cuoco, THE FLIGHT ATTENDANT is a story of how an entire life can change in one night. A... [More]
Adjusted Score: 104.204%
Critics Consensus: Its moves aren't always perfect, but between Anya Taylor-Joy's magnetic performance, incredibly realized period details, and emotionally intelligent writing, The Queen's Gambit is an absolute win.
Based on the novel by Walter Tevis, the Netflix limited series drama The Queen's Gambit is a coming-of-age story that... [More]
Adjusted Score: 102.71%
Critics Consensus: Time delivers a powerful broadside against the flaws of the American justice system -- and chronicles one family's refusal to give up against all odds.
Fox Rich is a fighter. The entrepreneur, abolitionist and mother of six boys has spent the last two decades campaigning... [More]
Adjusted Score: 103.212%
Critics Consensus: Dick Johnson Is Dead celebrates a life with bittersweet humor and grace, offering a deeply resonant perspective on mortality in the bargain.
A lifetime of making documentaries has convinced award-winning filmmaker Kirsten Johnson of the power of the real. But now she's... [More]
Adjusted Score: 98.452%
Critics Consensus: With compelling firsthand accounts and plenty of expert insights, Seduced is harrowing account of the startling ease with which a cult can consume a person's life.
This four-part documentary series chronicles the extraordinary and harrowing journey of India Oxenberg -- the daughter of a Hollywood actress... [More]
Adjusted Score: 101.789%
Critics Consensus: Anchored by the charming Midori Francis and Austin Abrams, Dash & Lily is a delightful rom-com adventure with plenty of holiday cheer.
A whirlwind Holiday romance builds as cynical Dash and optimistic Lily trade dares, dreams, and desires in the notebook they... [More]
Adjusted Score: 100.347%
Critics Consensus: Save Me's second season overcomes the shortcomings of its first, deepening its characters and even finding a little levity in its harrowing tale.
In a quest to find his missing daughter Jody, Nelly will go to any length to uncover the truth.... [More]
Adjusted Score: 100.559%
Critics Consensus: Blood of Zeus reforges Greek mythology into an epic battle royale with slick animation and sterling voice acting, earning it a spot on the Mount Olympus of action animation.
A regular person living in Greece learns of his true identity as a son of Zeus. He discovers his true... [More]
Adjusted Score: 104.382%
Critics Consensus: Featuring genuine scares through every corridor, His House is a terrifying look at the specters of the refugee experience and a stunning feature debut for Remi Weekes.
After making a harrowing escape from war-torn South Sudan, a young refugee couple struggle to adjust to their new life... [More]
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Adjusted Score: 100.805%
Critics Consensus: Big Mouth's fourth season is another tour de force of empathetic cringe comedy that manages to get even better by finally giving Missy the storyline she deserves.
On the brink of eighth grade, the friends contend with summer camp torments, shady alter egos, new make-out frontiers and... [More]
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