Theatrical Movies Coming Early to Streaming

Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, many movie theaters are closed, and the ones that are open are nearly empty as people stay inside. But staying safe from the coronavirus doesn't mean missing out on must-see blockbusters. Many movie studios are releasing their films early, on demand and on streaming platforms, to encourage film lovers to enjoy them at home. Some of these premium VOD titles, like Trolls World Tour, are being offered as two-day rentals for $19.99, which is expensive for digital rentals but cheap compared to movie tickets for the whole family. Others, like Disney's Frozen 2, are simply hitting subscription streaming services earlier than expected. So use this list to stay up-to-date on the theatrical movies heading online early. For more great streaming picks, check out the Best Kids' Movies on Netflix.

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Frozen 2 Movie Poster Image
Slightly darker sequel charms with catchy songs, messages.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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Trolls World Tour Movie Poster Image
Amusing, upbeat musical sequel promotes joys of diversity.
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(Release Year: 2020)
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Onward Movie Poster Image
Original, heartfelt sibling adventure about love and loss.
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(Release Year: 2020)
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Scoob! Movie Poster Image
Fun Scooby reboot has goofy hijinks, scenes of peril.
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(Release Year: 2020)
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Artemis Fowl Movie Poster Image
Book-based fantasy has strong cast, peril, dense plot.
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(Release Year: 2020)
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The One and Only Ivan Movie Poster Image
Big-hearted adaptation should please fans of the book.
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(Release Year: 2020)
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The Secret Garden Movie Poster Image
'90s adaptation of classic book has some heavy themes.
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(Release Year: 1993)
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Sonic the Hedgehog Movie Poster Image
Carrey lights up video game movie; peril, some drinking.
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(Release Year: 2020)
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The Call of the Wild Movie Poster Image
Thrilling, sometimes intense adventure teaches resilience.
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(Release Year: 2020)
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I Still Believe Movie Poster Image
Bring tissues for wholesome but sad Christian romance.
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(Release Year: 2020)
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My Spy Movie Poster Image
Funny but formulaic action comedy has violence, language.
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(Release Year: 2020)
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Hamilton Movie Poster Image
Filmed Broadway smash has mature content, positive messages.
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(Release Year: 2020)
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Mulan (2020) Movie Poster Image
Martial arts epic is more intense, violent than original.
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(Release Year: 2020)
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Star Wars: Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker Movie Poster Image
Action-packed end of iconic series falls short of greatness.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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Emma. Movie Poster Image
Delightful Austen adaptation has a couple of cheeky scenes.
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(Release Year: 2020)
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Hope Gap Movie Poster Image
Superb acting, scenery in otherwise dreary divorce drama.
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(Release Year: 2020)
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Impractical Jokers: The Movie Movie Poster Image
TV show tie-in road movie will be funny only to prank fans.
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(Release Year: 2020)
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Just Mercy Movie Poster Image
Effective, intense drama about racism and justice; swearing.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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Never Rarely Sometimes Always Movie Poster Image
Nonjudgmental teen abortion drama offers insight, info.
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(Release Year: 2020)
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Bloodshot Movie Poster Image
Good sci-fi idea thwarted by dull, violent filmmaking.
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(Release Year: 2020)
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Gretel & Hansel Movie Poster Image
Women take power in arty, violent fairy tale adaptation.
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(Release Year: 2020)
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Downhill Movie Poster Image
Misguided, sour "comedy" about cowardice isn't very funny.
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(Release Year: 2020)
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The Invisible Man Movie Poster Image
Clever, tense sci-fi horror remake has blood, gore.
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(Release Year: 2020)
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Portrait of a Lady on Fire Movie Poster Image
Beautiful French drama about female lovers has nudity.
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(Release Year: 2020)
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Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) Movie Poster Image
Violent and profane, but themes of teamwork, friendship.
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(Release Year: 2020)
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Inside the Rain Movie Poster Image
Sex, swearing, suicide, sympathy in bipolar romcom.
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(Release Year: 2020)
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The Way Back (2020) Movie Poster Image
Tons of swearing in mature Affleck alcoholism drama.
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(Release Year: 2020)
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The Gentlemen Movie Poster Image
Guns, money, drink in violent, profane Guy Ritchie caper.
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(Release Year: 2020)
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The Hunt Movie Poster Image
Intensely gory but fiendishly funny dark political satire.
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(Release Year: 2020)
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