Hi Again. Today I’m posting my final 2020 Top Ten List.
As always, I’m going by U.K. release dates and a lot of the best released in 2020 here were 2019 in the U.S. It was also a challenge to try to figure out actual release dates this year with so many straight to streaming. I also ignore release dates if they were only at festivals at the start (who actually gets to see those?!). So I’m going by general U.K. release dates. I may have a few of these wrong. Not that it really matters…
As I saw so few, I’ll just rank all 34 that I watched. I also missed a lot that I expect would make my top ten if I’d seen them. Let me know what I should be sure to check out of those I missed.
So here are all the 2020 movies released in the U.K. that I saw, counting down to my top ten:
34. Work It – 5/10
33. The Princess Switch: Switched Again – 5/10
32. Noelle – 5/10
31. Birds Of Prey – 5/10
30. Brahms: The Boy II – 5/10
29. My Spy – 5.5/10
28. Extraction – 5.5/10
27. Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom – 6.5/10
26. Enola Holmes – 6/10
25. Hubie Halloween – 6/10
24. Hillbilly Elegy – 6.5/10
23. All The Bright Places – 6.5/10
22. Mulan – 6.5/10
21. I’m Thinking Of Ending Things – 6.5/10
20. Borat Subsequent Moviefilm – 7/10
19. The Call Of The Wild – 7/10
18. 1917 – 7/10
17. Babyteeth – 7/10
16. The Trial Of The Chicago 7 – 7/10
15. Dark Waters – 7/10
14. The Midnight Sky – 7/10
13. Onward – 7/10
12. Wolfwalkers – 7/10
11. Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga – 7/10
10. The Vast Of Night – 7/10
9. Color Out Of Space – 7/10
8. Soul – 7/10
7. A Whisker Away – 7/10
6. The Gentlemen – 7/10
5. Weathering With You – 7/10
4. Jojo Rabbit – 7/10
3. Bill & Ted Face The Music – 7/10
2. The Platform – 7.5/10
1. Parasite – 7.5/10
Special Mention: The Mandalorian: Season 2 (This was easily my favorite thing in 2020 & I enjoyed it far more than any recent movies) – 9/10
2020 Movies I Missed That I Desperately Want To See:
Possessor (big fan of his dad David Cronenberg), Swallow, The Invisible Man, The Hunt, The Lighthouse, Portrait Of A Lady On Fire, Vivarium, Fatman, VFW, Promising Young Woman, Peninsula, Relic, The Lodge, Spontaneous
Would also watch these if recommended (but could live without the Netflix ones & the thought of sitting through Mank doesn’t thrill me):
Tenet, Wonder Woman 1984, Unhinged, Proxima, His House, Mank, The Forty-Year-Old Version, Rebecca, The Old Guard, The Babysitter: Killer Queen, The Call, Queen & Slim, On The Rocks, Happiest Season, Underwater, The Rhythm Section, Never Rarely Sometimes Always, Blow The Man Down, King Of Staten Island, Black Bear, Run
All My 2020 Top Ten Lists:
My Top Ten TV Shows Watched In 2020
Well, that’s more than I watched! I saw less than 20. However, I did see Rebecca and Underwater. Rebecca looked stunning but I felt Armie Hammer was miscast. Worth a watch, though. Underwater I LOVED. Saw it at the cinema and thought it was fantastic. Gripping at points and much more than just a ‘creature feature’.
Out of the films you’ve listed I saw Parasite and The Gentlemen and really enjoyed both. Still need to see JoJo Rabbit. Might bite the bullet and get it on DVD!
Jojo Rabbit is good but one of those that’s hard to recommend as it won’t be everyone’s cup of tea. 🙂 Well, I really want to see Underwater now! Sounds good. Hoping it’ll appear on a streaming service soon…
Fun list. We don’t share any picks this year but three of yours made my list last year. Definitely love those. A couple that you mentioned are ones I still need to see.
Thanks! 🙂 Yeah, most of the best films from 2019 in America came out in 2020 in the U.K. Annoying when making year end lists! 😉
Parasite was sooo amazing. It surprised me a lot and I know it’s one I will be rewatching in the future.
Yeah, I did like it. Was hoping to LOVE it but it’s definitely my favorite of his films. Think I should watch it again. 🙂
Great list! JoJo Rabbit and Parasite was on my top 10 of 2019. Can’t believe I haven’t seen Bill & Ted Face The Music and The Vast of Night, there are still so many movies I need to catch up on.
Bill & Ted is fun (though obviously not as good as the originals). The Vast Of Night is an odd one but I enjoyed it. 🙂