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.

Todd McCarthy: Top 10 Films of 2020

31 December 2020

Todd McCarthy: Top 10 Films of 2020, as published by Deadline

[see also 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016]

  1. NomadlandChloé Zhao
  2. The FatherFlorian Zeller
  3. Promising Young WomanEmerald Fennell
  4. Dick Johnson Is DeadKirsten Johnson
  5. Small Axe: MangroveSteve McQueen
  6. Into the DeepEmma Sullivan
  7. SoulPete Docter
  8. The King of Staten IslandJudd Apatow
  9. The OutpostRod Lurie
  10. Devil Between the LegsArturo Ripstein


  1. MinariLee Isaac Chung
  2. First CowKelly Reichardt
  3. The DissidentBryan Fogel
  4. Never Rarely Sometimes AlwaysEliza Hittman
  5. Martin EdenPietro Marcello
  6. I'm Thinking of Ending ThingsCharlie Kaufman
  7. The Painted BirdVáclav Marhoul
  8. BeanpoleKantemir Balagov
  9. On the RocksSofia Coppola
  10. Ma Rainey's Black BottomGeorge C. Wolfe