In 2020, much of the expected premieres were postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, which closed cinemas around the world. However, several were launched on streaming services, which facilitated public access to these titles. Considering the suspense features, Bula gathered in a ranking the ten best that debuted this year in Brazil and are available on Netflix or on Amazon Prime Video. All the selected ones received good evaluations from the specialized critic and the public. Among them are “The 7 of Chicago”, by Aaron Sorkin; “The Devil of Every Day”, by Antonio Dias; and “Dark Waters” – The Price of Truth, directed by Todd Haynes.
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Famous crime story writer Harlan Thrombley invites his whole family to celebrate his 85th birthday with him. But the day after the party, the housekeeper finds Harlan dead in his office. The police and private investigator Benoit Blanc are called in to investigate the case. From the dysfunctional family of the writer to the employees, Blanc examines everyone to discover the truth behind the murder. “Between Knives and Secrets” is available on Amazon Prime Video.
In 1968, in Chicago, the Democratic Party held a convention to choose candidates for that year's presidential election. Outside, more than 15,000 protesters against the Vietnam War clash with the police and the U.S. National Guard. Organizers of the protest, which was initially peaceful, are accused of conspiracy and inciting disorder. Their judgment attracts worldwide attention. “Chicago's 7” is available on Netflix.
Robert Bilott is a corporate lawyer famous for defending chemical industries. But when he represents a farmer whose land has been contaminated by the toxic waste from the great DuPont, he changes sides. For more than 20 years, Bilott has brought the company's environmental crimes to court. The more you investigate, the more you discover deaths and corruptions. But, your struggle can put your career and family at risk. “Dark Waters” is available on Amazon Prime Video.
The story takes place in the 1960s, in a rural Ohio community, and follows several peculiar characters who have been affected by the war in different ways. Chief among them, Willard Russell, is a veteran tormented for failing to save his wife from death. His son, Arvin Eugene, grows up trying to become a good man, but ends up being hit by the violence that dominates the city. The feature is available on Netflix.
Vikram is an investigator with the ability to resolve cases quickly, capturing details that go unnoticed. After experiencing trauma, he decides to take six months off from work. But, shortly after, he discovers that his department colleague, Neha, is missing. He returns to the corporation to investigate the disappearance, but the case has already been turned over to Abhilash, a police officer whom Vikram suspects. The film is available on Amazon Prime Video.
Tyler Rake, a black market mercenary, is tasked with rescuing Ovi, the son of one of India's biggest drug dealers, who is being held hostage by the city of Dhaka. Tyler needs to circumvent the kidnappers, the police and get out of town with the boy safely. If he succeeds, he will receive a great reward. But, even though he is physically prepared, Tyler is emotionally shaken by trauma from the past. “Rescue” is available on Netflix.
Despite having doubts about their relationship, a young woman travels to meet her boyfriend's parents, Jake. Upon arriving at their farm, she begins to feel strange and finds the in-laws' behavior bizarre. But in spite of this, she cannot leave, as a snowstorm hits the region. Stuck on the spot, she starts to question everything she thought about her boyfriend and herself. The feature is available on Netflix.
Tomek, a young law student, tries to grow in life to gain approval from his family and impress Gabi, with whom he is in love. He gets a job at a public relations firm, famous for corruption cases. In his new job, Tomek realizes that he is great at political games on social networks and creates a hatred network that manages to destroy people's reputation instantly. The feature is available on Netflix.
Photographer Nolan went through a serious accident, in which he lost his wife and memory. Now, he needs to raise his daughter on his own, who leaves reminders around the house to help him readapt. Over time, Nolan becomes more curious about his life story. Then, he finds an experimental treatment that involves using a black box to revive his memories. But when he revisits the past, Nolan begins to see frightening images. “Black Box” is available on Amazon Prime Video.