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Playlist: The 25 Best Films of 2020

26 December 2020

The Playlist: The 25 Best Films of 2020

[see also 2010s, 2019, 2018]

  1. NomadlandChloé Zhao
  2. First CowKelly Reichardt
  3. Never Rarely Sometimes AlwaysEliza Hittman
  4. I'm Thinking of Ending ThingsCharlie Kaufman
  5. David Byrne's American UtopiaSpike Lee
  6. Sound of MetalDarius Marder
  7. Da 5 BloodsSpike Lee
  8. Small Axe: Lovers RockSteve McQueen
  9. Dick Johnson Is DeadKirsten Johnson
  10. MinariLee Isaac Chung
  11. PossessorBrandon Cronenberg
  12. TenetChristopher Nolan
  13. The NestSean Durkin
  14. The Invisible ManLeigh Whannell
  15. Martin EdenPietro Marcello
  16. The AssistantKitty Green
  17. BeanpoleKantemir Balagov
  18. SoulPete Docter
  19. ShirleyJosephine Decker
  20. Palm SpringsMax Barbakow
  21. BacurauKleber Mendonça Filho and Juliano Dornelles
  22. BabyteethShannon Murphy
  23. EmaPablo Larraín
  24. Boys StateJesse Moss and Amanda McBaine
  25. MankDavid Fincher