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Sight & Sound Poll: The Best Films of 2020

11 December 2020

Sight & Sound Poll: The Best Films of 2020, a poll of over 100 contributors, published by Sight & Sound Magazine

[see also 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011]

  1. Small Axe: Lovers RockSteve McQueen
  2. TimeGarrett Bradley
  3. First CowKelly Reichardt
  4. I'm Thinking of Ending ThingsCharlie Kaufman
  5. Saint MaudRose Glass
  6. Dick Johnson Is DeadKirsten Johnson
  7. Never Rarely Sometimes AlwaysEliza Hittman
  8. NomadlandChloé Zhao
  9. RocksSarah Gavron
  10. DaysTsai Ming-liang
  11. Bloody Nose, Empty PocketsBill Ross IV and Turner Ross
  12. Da 5 BloodsSpike Lee
  13. Small Axe: MangroveSteve McQueen
  14. The AssistantKitty Green
  15. ShirleyJosephine Decker
  16. David Byrne's American UtopiaSpike Lee
  17. BacurauKleber Mendonça Filho and Juliano Dornelles
  18. The Woman Who RanHong Sang-soo
  19. WolfwalkersTomm Moore and Ross Stewart
  20. KajillionaireMiranda July
  21. The Year of the DiscoveryLuis López Carrasco
  22. PossessorBrandon Cronenberg
  23. The InheritanceEphraim Asili
  24. UndineChristian Petzold
  25. BabyteethShannon Murphy
  26. The DiscipleChaitanya Tamhane
  27. His HouseRemi Weekes
  28. Les MisérablesLadj Ly
  29. Little WomenGreta Gerwig
  30. Martin EdenPietro Marcello
  31. EmaPablo Larraín
  32. HostRob Savage
  33. LimboBen Sharrock
  34. MankDavid Fincher
  35. Mogul MowgliBassam Tariq
  36. RelicNatalie Erika James
  37. She Dies TomorrowAmy Seimetz
  38. TenetChristopher Nolan
  39. The 40-Year-Old VersionRadha Blank
  40. The Personal History of David CopperfieldArmando Iannucci
  41. About EndlessnessRoy Andersson
  42. Another RoundThomas Vinterberg
  43. Birds of PreyCathy Yan
  44. Borat Subsequent MoviefilmJason Woliner
  45. ClemencyChinonye Chukwu
  46. CollectiveAlexander Nanau
  47. Richard JewellClint Eastwood
  48. The Invisible ManLeigh Whannell
  49. The TruthHirokazu Kore-eda
  50. The Vast of NightAndrew Patterson