List of British films of 2020

This article lists feature-length British films and full-length documentaries that have their premiere in 2020 and were at least partly produced by Great Britain or the United Kingdom. It does not feature short films, medium-length films, made-for-TV films, pornographic films, filmed theater, VR films and interactive films. It also does not include films screened in previous years that had official release dates in 2020.

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Film premieres

January – March

Opening Title Cast and crew Details Genre(s) Ref.
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1 The Gentlemen Director: Guy Ritchie
Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Charlie Hunnam, Henry Golding, Michelle Dockery, Jeremy Strong, Eddie Marsan, Colin Farrell, Hugh Grant
Entertainment Film Distributors
(Co-produced by the United States)
Crime comedy [1]
24 Come Away Director: Brenda Chapman
Cast: Angelina Jolie, David Oyelowo, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Michael Caine, Derek Jacobi, Jenny Galloway
GEM Entertainment
Based on Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll and Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie
(Co-produced by the United States)
Adventure fantasy [2]
Dream Horse Director: Euros Lyn
Cast: Toni Collette, Damian Lewis
Warner Bros. Pictures
(Co-produced by the United States)
Drama [3]
25 Possessor Director: Brandon Cronenberg
Cast: Christopher Abbott, Andrea Riseborough, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tuppence Middleton, Sean Bean
(Co-produced by the Canada and the United States) Sci-fi-horror [4]
31 The Rhythm Section Director: Reed Morano
Cast: Blake Lively, Ashley Greene, Ray Stevenson, Michael Jai White
Paramount Pictures
Based on The Rhythm Section by Mark Burnell
(Co-produced by the United States)
Action-thriller [5]
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14 The King's Man Director: Matthew Vaughn
Cast: Ralph Fiennes, Harris Dickinson, Gemma Arterton, Rhys Ifans, Matthew Goode, Tom Hollander, Daniel Brühl, Djimon Hounsou, Charles Dance, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Stanley Tucci
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
Prequel to Kingsman: The Secret Service
(Co-produced by the United States)
Action Adventure [6]
21 Emma Director: Autumn de Wilde
Cast: Anya Taylor-Joy, Johnny Flynn, Bill Nighy, Mia Goth, Miranda Hart, Josh O'Connor, Callum Turner
Focus Features
Based on Emma by Jane Austen
(Co-produced by the United States)
Drama [7]
28 Blithe Spirit Director: Edward Hall
Cast: Dan Stevens, Isla Fisher, Judi Dench, Leslie Mann, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Emilia Fox, Dave Johns, James Fleet
StudioCanal
Based on Blithe Spirit by Noël Coward
(Co-produced by the United States)
Comedy [8]
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April – June

Opening Title Cast and crew Details Genre(s) Ref.
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3 No Time to Die Director: Cary Joji Fukunaga
Cast: Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Rami Malek, Léa Seydoux, Ben Whishaw, Jeffrey Wright, Lashana Lynch
Universal Pictures
Based on James Bond by Ian Fleming
(Co-produced by United States)
Spy [9]
17 Dream Horse Director: Euros Lyn
Cast: Toni Collette, Damian Lewis, Owen Teale, Joanna Page, Nicholas Farrell, Siân Phillips, Karl Johnson, Peter Davison
Warner Bros. Pictures
Based on Dark Horse by Louise Osmond
(Co-produced by United States)
Drama [10]
The Secret Garden Director: Marc Munden
Cast: Colin Firth, Julie Walters, Dixie Egerickx, Edan Hayhurst, Amir Wilson, Isis Davis
StudioCanal
Based on The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
(Co-produced by France)
Fantasy [11]
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July – September

Opening Title Cast and crew Details Genre(s) Ref.
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17 Tenet Director: Christopher Nolan
Cast: John David Washington, Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Dimple Kapadia, Clémence Poésy, Michael Caine, Kenneth Branagh
Warner Bros. Pictures
(Co-produced by United States)
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20 Death On The Nile Director: Kenneth Branagh
Cast: Kenneth Branagh, Gal Gadot, Armie Hammer, Letitia Wright, Tom Bateman
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
Based on Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie
(Co-produced by United States)
Mystery
25 Last Night in Soho Director: Edgar Wright
Cast: Anya Taylor-Joy, Matt Smith, Thomasin McKenzie, Diana Rigg, Terence Stamp
Focus Features
(Co-produced by United States)
Psychological horror [12]

October – December

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23 Everybody's Talking About Jamie Director: Jonathan Butterell
Cast: Max Harwood, Richard E. Grant, Sharon Horgan, Sarah Lancashire, Shobna Gulati
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
Based on Everybody's Talking About Jamie by Dan Gillespie Sells and Tom MacRae
(Co-produced by United States)
Musical drama [13]
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A Boy Called Christmas Director: Gil Kenan
Cast: Jim Broadbent, Zoe Colletti, Sally Hawkins, Michiel Huisman, Toby Jones, Henry Lawfull, Maggie Smith, Rune Temte, Indica Watson, Kristen Wiig
Studiocanal
A Boy Called Christmas by Matt Haig
Family [14]

Other premiere

Title Director Release Date Ref.

Culturally British films

The following list comprises films not produced by Great Britain or the United Kingdom but is strongly associated with British culture. The films in this list should fulfill at least 3 of the following criteria:

  • The film is adapted from a British source material.
  • The story is at least partially set in the United Kingdom.
  • The film was at least partially shot in the United Kingdom.
  • Many of the film's cast and crew members are British.
Title Country of origin Adaptation Story Setting Film Locations British Cast and Crew
Artemis Fowl United States UK England and Northern Ireland, United Kingdom Kenneth Branagh (director), Nonso Anozie, Judi Dench, Patrick Doyle (composer), Martin Walsh (editor)
Dolittle United States Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting England Anglesey, Berkshire, Cumbria, Hertfordshire, Middlesex, North Yorkshire, Oxfordshire, and Somerset in United Kingdom Michael Sheen, Jim Broadbent, Ralph Ineson, Carmen Ejogo, Tom Holland, Craig Robinson, Emma Thompson, Nick Moore (editor)
Enola Holmes United States The Enola Holmes Mysteries by Nancy Springer England Millie Bobby Brown, Sam Claflin, Helena Bonham Carter, Henry Cavill, Harry Bradbeer (director), Jack Thorne (screenplay), Daniel Pemberton (composer), Giles Nuttgens (cinematographer)
Green Knight United States
Ireland
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by Anonymous Medieval England Dev Patel, Ralph Ineson, Erin Kellyman
Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway United States Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter England Richmond, United Kingdom[15] James Cordon, David Oyelowo, Dominic Lewis (composer)
The Witches United States The Witches by Roald Dahl Hertfordshire and Surrey, United Kingdom Codie-Lei Eastick, Simon Manyonda, Charles Edwards

British nominees

Listed here are the British nominees at two of the five most prestigious film award ceremonies in the English-speaking world: the Critics' Choice Awards and Golden Globe Awards, that will be held during 2020, celebrating the best films of 2019.

Critics' Choice Awards

The 25th Critics' Choice Awards will be presented on January 12, 2020.

British nominees:

Golden Globe Awards

The 77th Golden Globe Awards will be presented on January 5, 2020.[16]

British nominees:

Screen Actors Guild Awards

The 26th Screen Actors Guild Awards was presented on January 19, 2019.[17]

British nominees:

See also

References

  1. "The Gentlemen". Official Site. Retrieved 17 December 2019.
  2. "Come Away". Fred Films. Retrieved 17 December 2019.
  3. "Dream Horse". Cornerstone Films. Retrieved 17 December 2018.
  4. "Come Away". British Council Film. Retrieved 17 December 2019.
  5. "The Rhythm Section". Eon Productions. Retrieved 11 December 2018.
  6. "The King's Man". Fox Movies. Retrieved 4 September 2019.
  7. "Emma". Focus Features. Retrieved 4 September 2019.
  8. "Blithe Spirit". Protagonist Pictures. Retrieved 3 August 2019.
  9. "Bond 25". 007 James Bond. Retrieved 10 May 2019.
  10. "Dream Horse". Film4. Retrieved 26 October 2019.
  11. "The Secret Garden". Missing or empty |url= (help)
  12. "Last Night in Soho". Focus Features. Retrieved 19 August 2019.
  13. "Everybody's Talking About Jamie". Film4. Retrieved 4 September 2019.
  14. "A Boy Called Christmas". Netflix Media. Retrieved 11 May 2019.
  15. Truelovedate=29 March 2019, Sam. "Peter Rabbit 2 is to be filmed in Richmond next week". MyLondon.
  16. "Golden Globes Nominations 2020: 'Joker,' 'Irishman' for Best Picture, 'Succession,' and More". IndieWire. 9 December 2019. Retrieved 9 December 2019.
  17. "SAG Award Nominations 2020: 'Irishman,' 'Hollywood' Dominate, 'Bombshell' Surprises". IndieWire. 11 December 2019. Retrieved 11 December 2019.
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