Year-End Lists

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A.V. Club: Best Films of 2020

17 December 2020

The A.V. Club: Best Films of 2020, assembled from the ballots of a dozen contributors

[see also 2010s, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2013, 2012, 2011]

  1. First CowKelly Reichardt
  2. NomadlandChloé Zhao
  3. The AssistantKitty Green
  4. Bloody Nose, Empty PocketsBill Ross IV and Turner Ross
  5. Small Axe: Lovers RockSteve McQueen
  6. Never Rarely Sometimes AlwaysEliza Hittman
  7. I'm Thinking of Ending ThingsCharlie Kaufman
  8. The Grand BizarreJodie Mack
  9. Dick Johnson Is DeadKirsten Johnson
  10. TimeGarrett Bradley
  11. FourteenDan Sallitt
  12. A White, White DayHlynur Pálmason
  13. MinariLee Isaac Chung
  14. Sound of MetalDarius Marder
  15. Martin EdenPietro Marcello
  16. The Vast of NightAndrew Patterson
  17. Da 5 BloodsSpike Lee
  18. MankDavid Fincher
  19. Vitalina VarelaPedro Costa
  20. The 40-Year-Old VersionRadha Blank
  21. BeanpoleKantemir Balagov
  22. The ClimbMichael Angelo Covino
  23. The NestSean Durkin
  24. The Invisible ManLeigh Whannell
  25. ShirleyJosephine Decker