Best-Reviewed Comic Book & Graphic Novel Movies 2020

It’s a woman’s world in the realm when it comes to making the leap from page to screen, starting with Margot Robbie getting her chance to take the spotlight as Harley Quinn in the wild Cathy Yan-directed romp Birds of Prey. Charlize Theron showed she’s nowhere near done kicking ass with The Old Guard, as a hellbent immortal out for revenge under the direction of Gina Prince-Bythewood. And Patty Jenkins and Gal Gadot re-teamed for Wonder Woman 1984. Chris Hemsworth, always happy to play a supporting role for the ladies like he did in 2016’s Ghostbusters, follows behind with his stunt-rockin’ Extraction.

The order of the rank below reflects the Adjusted Score as of February 28, 2021. Scores might change over time.

#1
Adjusted Score: 109859%
Critics Consensus: With a fresh perspective, some new friends, and loads of fast-paced action, Birds of Prey captures the colorfully anarchic spirit of Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn.
Synopsis: It's open season on Harley Quinn when her explosive breakup with the Joker puts a big fat target on her... [More]
Directed By: Cathy Yan

#2

The Old Guard (2020)
80%

#2
Adjusted Score: 100403%
Critics Consensus: The Old Guard is occasionally restricted by genre conventions, but director Gina Prince-Bythewood brings a sophisticated vision to the superhero genre - and some knockout action sequences led by Charlize Theron.
Synopsis: A group of mercenaries, all centuries-old immortals with the ablity to heal themselves, discover someone is onto their secret, and... [More]
Directed By: Gina Prince-Bythewood

#3
#3
Adjusted Score: 90468%
Critics Consensus: Wonder Woman 1984 struggles with sequel overload, but still offers enough vibrant escapism to satisfy fans of the franchise and its classic central character.
Synopsis: Diana Prince lives quietly among mortals in the vibrant, sleek 1980s -- an era of excess driven by the pursuit... [More]
Directed By: Patty Jenkins

#4

Extraction (2020)
67%

#4
Adjusted Score: 81392%
Critics Consensus: Spectacular stunt work and an electric performance from Chris Hemsworth can't save Extraction from being dragged down by its aimless violence.
Synopsis: A black-market mercenary who has nothing to lose is hired to rescue the kidnapped son of an imprisoned international crime... [More]
Directed By: Sam Hargrave

#5

The New Mutants (2020)
35%

#5
Adjusted Score: 44172%
Critics Consensus: Rendering a list of potentially explosive ingredients mostly inert, The New Mutants is a franchise spinoff that's less than the sum of its super-powered parts.
Synopsis: Five teenage mutants -- Mirage, Wolfsbane, Cannonball, Sunspot and Magik -- undergo treatments at a secret institution that will cure... [More]
Directed By: Josh Boone