10 Best Movies of 2020

Geoffrey Greer

The more movies the better during Covid quarantine.


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As we enter 2021, the movie business has produced a delicious buffet of movies. No longer are we subject to an endless stream of standard Hollywood fare with the same A-list stars. The Covid quarantine has caused us all to look near and far for what's fresh and directors are responding.

Here's my rundown of the 10 best films of 2020. If you've missed one, you are in for a special treat.

Clearly the Best

These movies have it all. Great characters, dialogue, acting, and cinematography. If you are a movie buff, you won't be disappointed.

  • First Cow - Trailer - IMDB. This Western rips your heart out, dices it into pieces, and then reassembles it. Watch this if you like to think.
  • Never Rarely Sometimes Always - Trailer - IMDB. A great example of the creativity that has blossomed under Covid. In this indie movie, a young woman wrestles with pregnancy.
  • Da 5 Bloods - Trailer - IMDB. Spike Lee and Delroy Lindo: you know what you are getting, but it's still a delight to watch.


These all go down smooth and easy. Watch them after a hard day at the office. Or during a lazy weekend.

  • David Byrne's American Utopia - Trailer - IMDB. You know you are famous when you can get away with putting your name in the title. If you like music, you'll love this movie.
  • I'm Thinking of Ending Things - Trailer - IMDB. A brain twister. For people who like to talk about what just happened in the movie they watched.
  • Lovers Rock - Trailer - IMDB. A house party for when we can't throw house parties.
  • Nomadland - Trailer - IMDB. In a day and age when we need stimulus checks to pay the rent, a perfect movie to prepare us for what might come next.

Very Good

These quirky movies are what you want to watch when there's nothing to watch.

  • Ma Rainey's Black Bottom - Trailer - IMDB. Anyone can make a good movie out of an August Wilson play. Features a confident Viola Davis.
  • Promising Young Woman - Trailer - IMDB. Cross this woman and you get cut.
  • She Dies Tomorrow - Trailer - IMDB. If your anxiety is up during Covid, it won't go down after watching this movie.

One more

Finished watching all of those movies? Here's one more: George Clooney's The Midnight Sky. This spooky sci flick has become one of Netflix's most watched movies.

So there you have it, the 10 best movies of 2020. Go watch one now.

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