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Slant: The Best Films of 2020

11 December 2020

Slant Magazine: The Best Films of 2020

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

  1. Bloody Nose, Empty PocketsBill Ross IV and Turner Ross
  2. City HallFrederick Wiseman
  3. First CowKelly Reichardt
  4. The Grand BizarreJodie Mack
  5. Vitalina VarelaPedro Costa
  6. To the Ends of the EarthKiyoshi Kurosawa
  7. Small Axe: Lovers RockSteve McQueen
  8. TimeGarrett Bradley
  9. FourteenDan Sallitt
  10. The Cordillera of DreamsPatricio Guzmán
  11. Martin EdenPietro Marcello
  12. David Byrne's American UtopiaSpike Lee
  13. Space DogsElsa Kremser and Levin Peter
  14. The Wild Goose LakeDiao Yinan
  15. BacurauKleber Mendonça Filho and Juliano Dornelles
  16. Never Rarely Sometimes AlwaysEliza Hittman
  17. CollectiveAlexander Nanau
  18. TommasoAbel Ferrara
  19. Yourself and YoursHong Sang-soo
  20. Zombi ChildBertrand Bonello
  21. TeslaMichael Almereyda
  22. The WhistlersCorneliu Porumboiu
  23. Sorry We Missed YouKen Loach
  24. Welcome to ChechnyaDavid France
  25. The Wolf HouseCristóbal León and Joaquín Cociña
  26. Ghost TropicBas Devos
  27. The Twentieth CenturyMatthew Rankin
  28. This Is Not a MovieYung Chang
  29. NomadlandChloé Zhao
  30. LibertyAlbert Serra
  31. Another RoundThomas Vinterberg
  32. PossessorBrandon Cronenberg
  33. The Vast of NightAndrew Patterson
  34. The Painter and the ThiefBenjamin Ree
  35. Joan of ArcBruno Dumont
  36. Da 5 BloodsSpike Lee
  37. Ham on RyeTyler Taormina
  38. DonbassSergei Loznitsa
  39. ShirleyJosephine Decker
  40. I'm Thinking of Ending ThingsCharlie Kaufman
  41. PahokeeIvete Lucas and Patrick Bresnan
  42. The Invisible ManLeigh Whannell
  43. The AssistantKitty Green
  44. I Was at Home, ButAngela Schanelec
  45. The 40-Year-Old VersionRadha Blank
  46. Small Axe: Red, White and BlueSteve McQueen
  47. Boys StateJesse Moss and Amanda McBaine
  48. Heimat is a Space in TimeThomas Heise
  49. She Dies TomorrowAmy Seimetz
  50. On the RocksSofia Coppola