Movies That Gave Us a Better 2020


2020 is not a good year. Black Panther died. Political systems are crumbling. Protests and riots are common in major cities. A pandemic is creating chaos on a global level. There’s no MCU movies. Let’s close the blinds to the madness surrounding us and look at movies (and TV, I’m cheating) that offer a better 2020…

EDGE OF TOMORROW

The shockingly under-rated sci-fi war movie depicted a 2020 where the world is being wreaked by tentacle cloud aliens who are chewing through Earth’s armed forces. Sometimes it’s nice just to have a clear enemy, and this things are almost as nasty as Mitch McConnell. Plus there’s a chance you can get Groundhog Day‘d and hijinks could ensue.

A QUIET PLACE

On the surface this may seem very similar to our reality, since nobody can go out and live a normal life. We just stay inside and play board games. Sure, everyone has been eaten by freaky aliens but you don’t have to listen to people complaining about the mask or lack thereof.

SHARKNADO: THE 4TH AWAKENS

Let me quote from the Wikipedia page: “Meanwhile, Reynolds has built and is opening a shark-themed hotel featuring a giant tank of sharks. While Matt and his fiancée, Gabrielle, marry and skydive from a plane, a sandstorm tornado develops that cannot be diffused by Astro-X.”

Yeah, that sounds better.

ASTRO BOY

Do I have to explain why a world fool of anime robots would be awesome?

REAL STEEL

What are you doing this weekend? Oh, I’m going to see Hugh Jackman furiously coach a hulking robot through a boxing match. Obviously.

REIGN OF FIRE

Look, things are stressful. Maybe regressing to a simpler time is the break we need. Everyone goes back to Medieval technology and watch re-enactments of Star Wars in make-shift theatres. If it takes a bunch of slumbering dragons being found under London, so be it.

PACIFIC RIM

If those dragons then fight big-ass robots, call it a bonus.

MISSION TO MARS

I have to be honest…I don’t remember what happens in this movie. I’m not entirely convinced I’ve seen it. But reaching Mars would be a jolly good achievement for the human race, and we could use a win.

THE LAST MAN ON EARTH

So long as it’s not Jared Kushner, because that creepy garden gnome would still find a way to make it more miserable.