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The best films you may have missed in 2020

The best films you may have missed in 2020


Get clued up on the best movies from the past year – and find out where you can watch them on Virgin TV

By Virgin TV Edit

Jaw-dropping blockbusters. Thought-provoking indie flicks. Five-star documentary films. Yep, there's been plenty of movie magic to feast your eyes on these past 12 months.


But with so much quality cinema out there, you can be forgiven if some of the these titles slipped under your radar. That's why we've rounded up the best of the action in one handy place.


Read on to discover the films that defined 2020 – and where you can watch them on Virgin TV. From Prime Video and Netflix to Sky Cinema, it’s time to crack out the popcorn and get stuck in to these must-watch movies...

Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

Find it in Apps & Games > Prime Video

Sacha Baron Cohen returns for more madcap mockumentary action, with his legendary alter-ego causing havoc in a divided USA.


I’m Your Woman

Find it in Apps & Games > Prime Video

In this tense crime drama set in the 1970s, a woman (Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel) is forced to go on the run with her baby after her husband betrays his business partners.


Chemical Hearts

Find it in Apps & Games > Prime Video

Based on Krystal Sutherland’s romantic YA novel, the life of student Henry Page (Austin Abrams, This Is Us) is transformed when a new girl (Riverdale’s Lili Reinhart) joins his high school and begins working on the student newspaper.


Dating Amber

Find it in Apps & Games > Prime Video

Sharon Horgan is among the cast in this smart Irish comedy drama about two teenagers who pretend to be in a relationship with each other – despite both being in the closet.


How To Build A Girl

Find it in Apps & Games > Prime Video

Based on writer Caitlin Moran’s novel of the same name, this coming-of-age comedy follows an aspiring music journalist as she navigates life in 1990s Wolverhampton.


The Personal History Of David Copperfield

Find it in Apps & Games > Prime Video

The brilliant Dev Patel is the orphan who overcomes hurdle after hurdle in this star-studded update of Charles Dickens’ classic novel. Directed by Armando Ianucci (The Thick Of It).


All In: The Fight For Democracy

Find it in Apps & Games > Prime Video

A woman fights for her husband’s release from prison after he is given a 60-year jail sentence in this stirring documentary film.


Blow The Man Down

Find it in Apps & Games > Prime Video

Two sisters explore their town’s dark side, as they attempt to cover-up the death of a man in this black-hearted comedy.



Find it in Apps & Games > Prime Video

Tom Hardy goes full Tom Hardy in this biopic about Al Capone’s troubled later years, with the notorious gangster battling dementia and reflecting on his violent past.


The Vast Of Night

Find it in Apps & Games > Prime Video

Strange things are going down in 1950s New Mexico, when a switchboard operator and radio DJ discover an unusual audio frequency that could have serious implications for mankind…


Enola Holmes

Find it in Apps & Games > Netflix

Sherlock’s younger sister (Stranger Things’ Millie Bobby Brown) takes the lead in this thrilling adventure, tracking down her lost mother while also uncovering a dangerous conspiracy.


The Trial Of The Chicago 7

Find it in Apps & Games > Netflix

Boasting an A-list cast, Aaron Sorkin’s acclaimed courtroom drama is based on the true story of seven men who were put on trial after the tumultuous 1968 Democratic convention.


The Social Dilemma

Find it in Apps & Games > Netflix

What’s the real story behind the world’s most powerful social media companies? This thought-provoking docudrama will open your eyes to how society has been shaped by these corporations.


Miss Americana

Find it in Apps & Games > Netflix

With unprecedented access, Taylor Swift reveals what it’s like to be the biggest pop star on the planet. Spoiler: it’s not all it’s cracked up to be.


Lost Girls

Find it in Apps & Games > Netflix

The mother of a missing woman shines a light on a spate of unsolved murders on Long Island in this powerful documentary based on Robert Kolker’s true crime book.


I’m Thinking Of Ending Things

Find it in Apps & Games > Netflix

Prepare to have your mind bent out of shape by Charlie Kaufman’s psychological horror about a young woman (Jessie Buckley, Chernobyl) whose life takes an odd turn when she goes to meet the parents of her boyfriend (Jesse Plemons, Breaking Bad).


Da 5 Bloods

Find it in Apps & Games > Netflix

The late Chadwick Boseman stars in director Spike Lee’s affecting drama about four African-American army veterans who return to Vietnam to put the past to rest.


His House

Find it in Apps & Games > Netflix

After moving to London from war-torn Sudan, a couple discover that terror is lurking in their new home. Watch this one with the lights on.



Find it in Apps & Games > Netflix

In this action flick based on the graphic novel Ciudad, Chris Hemsworth is a troubled mercenary who’s enlisted to rescue the kidnapped son of a crime lord in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Is anything going to stand in his way? No, no it isn’t.


Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Find it in Apps & Games > Netflix

A legendary blues singer faces a battle for control over her music during a fiery recording session in 1920s Chicago. Starring Viola Davis and Chadwick Boseman.


The Invisible Man

Available now in Sky Cinema on demand

When her abusive partner takes his own life, Cecilia (Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale) starts to think she’s being tormented by something she can’t see. Will anyone believe her before it’s too late?


Four Kids And It

Available now in Sky Cinema on demand

Jacqueline Wilson’s charming story about a group of children who encounter a magical, wish-granting creature while on holiday is brought to life.


The Secret Garden

Available now in Sky Cinema on demand

When she’s sent to live with her uncle (Colin Firth) on his sprawling country estate in Yorkshire, a young orphan (Summerland’s Dixie Egerickx) discovers a magical garden…


The Lighthouse

Available now in Sky Cinema on demand

Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe are two lighthouse keepers desperately trying to not lose their minds on a remote New England island in this acclaimed psychological thriller.



Available now in Sky Cinema on demand

Directed by André Øvredal (Trollhunter), this action-packed fantasy follows a young man who learns he possesses the powers of a Norse God. What could go wrong?


Playing With Fire

Available now in Sky Cinema on demand

Firefighters John Cena, John Leguizamo and Keegan-Michael Key get more than they bargained for when they have to take care of three kids following an accident.


How to watch Amazon Prime Video with Virgin TV

Prime Video is available to all Virgin TV customers with a V6 box, powered by TiVo®, and a subscription to the service. Simply sign up to Amazon Prime Video via their website, and you can log in on the box. And because Prime Video is fully integrated into TiVo®, you can search without even going into the app. Just select Search & Discover from the Home menu and type in the name of the show or movie you’re after.


How to watch Netflix with Virgin TV

If you have a TiVo® box or Virgin TV V6 box, powered by TiVo®:


Press home on your remote

Select Apps & Games

Select All Apps 

Select Netflix


If you’re already a Netflix subscriber, you can also access the app through Search & Discover or by pressing Red on channel 204. Just sign in with your existing login and start watching. And you’ll only have to log in the first time you use it. 


If you’re new to Netflix, then you’ll need to subscribe to use the app. The easiest way to do this is by going to You can also subscribe using the Netflix app in Apps & Games.


Watch on the go

If you subscribe to Sky Cinema on Virgin TV, you can watch on the go with Virgin TV Go. And with loads of sport and Box Sets to try out, too, you’ll always be entertained wherever you are!


The app is available to all Virgin TV customers at no extra cost and is compatible with Android, iOS, Windows 10 and PC/Mac. Get downloading (from the links below) and you’ll be one step closer to watching what you want, when you want. 


Download the Virgin TV Go app from the Apple app store

Download the Virgin TV Go app from Google Play

Download the Virgin TV Go app for Windows 10


Upgrade to Sky Cinema now

Don’t have Sky Cinema? You can find out about our Sky Cinema package and upgrade here.


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