This year, fall 2020 movie releases are not going to open with a fanfare and all the usual red carpet razzmatazz in the movie theaters. Instead most of the upcoming movies are set to become available via streaming services such as Netflix, Amazon, and the Disney Channel.

Despite this lack of occasion, there are some great movies coming up, so which of these are the most anticipated fall 2020 movie releases that deserve a special home movie night?


Top of our list is the sci-fi classic Dune. The trailer was released in September and looks fab, and although we actually liked the 1984 version directed by David Lynch, this version of the Frank Herbert odyssey by Denis Villeneuve looks dramatic, deep and amazing by comparison.

The special effects are awesome and the movie has captured the mood and the detail of the novels, which will delight hardcore fans of this sc-fii classic.

Add this to some stellar performances from a quality cast including Rebecca Ferguson and Timothee Chalamet and majestic photography, this blockbuster movie is a must see! Dune is set to be released in December 2020.

The Trial of the Chicago 7

The Trial of the Chicago 7 is based on a true story and is largely a courtroom drama. Directed by Aaron Sorkin, it follows the story of seven anti-Vietnam War protestors who were charged by the government of conspiracy.  The trial electrified America at the time and with the current political climate today in equal turmoil, this movie looks timely and current. Starring Eddie Redmayne, Sacha Baron Cohen, and Mark Rylance, this movie has “worthy Oscar winner” written all over it. The initial release was September 25, and the streaming release date is set for October 16.

No Time To Die

Fall movie releases this year are pretty varied but one that is set to delight audiences is the new Bond movie, No Time To Die. Starring Daniel Craig in what promises to be his last Bond film, the plot is the usual glamorous scenario with plenty of tech gadgets and action. No Time To Die should have been released in April but was pushed back to November because of the COVID crisis. Latest news is that it may be further delayed but so far nothing has been confirmed.

Hillbilly Elegy

Hillbilly Elegy is director Ron Howard’s latest movie and it looks like a good one. It is about a law student (Amy Adams) struggling with her family history and the American dream. Starring Glen Close and promising a thought-provoking storyline, Hillbilly Elegy is due for release in November.

Deep Water

Deep Water is based on a Patricia Highsmith novel and because this author is well known for dark twisty tales of revenge, murder, and tension, this film promises to deliver a disturbing psychological drama.

Highsmith was the author of such classics as Stranger on a train (Hitchcock) and the Ripley stories, and this latest offering looks to be of the same calibre. Starring Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas it follows the story of a wife who has affairs to avoid a divorce and when these lovers disappear Affleck is accused of their murders. It is directed by Adriane Lyne who is best known for erotic thrillers so expect similar erotic content here. Deep Water is set to be released on November 6.