Artwork by Anthony Bauer

Remember getting to see movies in a theater? It seems like a distant memory now and like so much in 2020, new movie releases took a big hit. While we got a steady amount of new releases digitally, it was a weird year for new releases. Some 2020 movies were only available to certain parts of the press or strangely those who were still risking seeing movies indoors.

With all that was going on, I didn’t even make my best of list as there was a lot of movies I didn’t get to see and to be honest, I had trouble finding the motivation to do so.

But with tomorrow’s Oscar nominations and now that I have had the time to catch up on all the movies I mostly wanted to see, I took the time to compile a list of some of the standouts of a weird year. I usually do a top 50 but considering the situation, I limited my list to the films I really enjoyed this year, which ended up being 35.

35. Lovers Rock

34. Les Misérables

33. On The Rocks

32. Bacurau

31. Promising Young Woman

30. News Of The World

29. Onward

28. The Invisible Man

Elisabeth Moss in The Invisible Man

27. The Way Back

26. The Half Of It

25. Shithouse

24. Trial Of The Chicago Seven

23. Sorry We Missed You

22. Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

21. Never Rarely Sometimes Always

20. Wolfwalkers

19. The Nest

18. The Vast Of Night

17. Saint Frances

16. One Night In Miami

15. Babyteeth

14. Soul

13. A Sun

12. Tigertail

11. Da 5 Bloods

10. Bad Education

9. Blow The Man Down

8. Sound Of Metal

7. David Byrne’s American Utopia

6. First Cow

5. Another Round

4. Palm Springs

3. Driveways

2. Nomadland

1. Minari

Join the conversation