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FALL 2020 TV SURVEY: 10 MOST ANTICIPATED TV & STREAMING MOVIES
For Rotten Tomatoes’ annual Fall TV Survey, we asked 1,000 of our users what they’re most looking forward to in the coming season and to reflect on the best programming from seasons past.
Looking for a quick hit, not a long binge this fall? There are plenty of feature-length films heading our way, as well. The most highly anticipated, according to Rotten Tomatoes users, is Enola Holmes, the Netflix film starring Stranger Things’ Millie Bobby Brown as Sherlock’s spunky younger sister. (Sherlock Holmes, we should mention, is played by another Netflix star, The Witcher’s Henry Cavill.)
The top 10 most anticipated TV and streaming movies is a good mix of scripted and documentary — both Belushi, about the late comedian Jim Belushi, and Crazy, Not Insane, about what makes a serial killer , made the list. In addition to the grown-up fare, there are a few films tailor-made for a younger-skewing audience (Disney+ original Secret Society of Second-Born Royals among them).
Two high-profile remakes are also on the list — Black Beauty, with Kate Winslet lending her voice to this contemporary adaptation of the novel, and Netflix’s highly anticipated, star-studded remake of Daphne du Maurier’s thriller Rebecca, featuring Armie Hammer and Lily James in the first feature film take on the book since Alfred Hitchcock’s 1940 version.
Disagree with the survey results? Tell us in the comments what you think should have made the list or what should have been ranked higher.
Adjusted Score: 91.16%
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]
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: This contemporary adaptation of Anna Sewell’s classic 19th century novel tells the story of the bond between a teenage girl and a horse, both grieving the loss of family.
Adjusted Score: 55.529%
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: 97.608%
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: 26.213%
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: 86.426%
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: 103.185%
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: 73.267%
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: 49.652%
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: 99.65%
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]
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