Year-End Lists

A browsable archive of notable year-end lists. Follow the link for each list to see essential commentary from its author, at the source.

Screen Slate: Top 20 Films of 2020

16 December 2020

Screen Slate: Top 20 Films of 2020, a poll of the site's contributors. Also, visit Screen Slate to see their contributors' lists of notable first viewings and discoveries, "broadly defined." The responses make for some fun browsing.

  1. First CowKelly Reichardt
  2. TimeGarrett Bradley
  3. Small Axe: Lovers RockSteve McQueen
  4. DaysTsai Ming-liang
  5. Never Rarely Sometimes AlwaysEliza Hittman
  6. Martin EdenPietro Marcello
  7. Bloody Nose, Empty PocketsBill Ross IV and Turner Ross
  8. Vitalina VarelaPedro Costa
  9. BacurauKleber Mendonça Filho and Juliano Dornelles
  10. City HallFrederick Wiseman
  11. Dick Johnson Is DeadKirsten Johnson
  12. CollectiveAlexander Nanau
  13. The InheritanceEphraim Asili
  14. She Dies TomorrowAmy Seimetz
  15. I Was at Home, ButAngela Schanelec
  16. The Woman Who RanHong Sang-soo
  17. UndineChristian Petzold
  18. TommasoAbel Ferrara
  19. ShirleyJosephine Decker
  20. BeanpoleKantemir Balagov