The Best Movies of 2020

Even in the bizarre existential crisis of 2020, anyone who thinks this was a bad year for movies hasn't seen enough of them. Many of the year’s cinematic highlights offer some measure of hope for the future, or at least celebrate the prospects of embracing the unknown – here are our picks for the 20 best films of the year.

  • First Cow

    1

  • Lovers Rock

    2

  • Collective

    3

  • Nomadland

    4

  • Never Rarely Sometimes Always

    5

  • Time

    6

  • The Climb

    7

  • The Mole Agent

    8

  • Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

    9

  • Bacurau

    10

  • Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets

    11

  • The Assistant

    12

  • Sound of Metal

    13

  • Soul

    14

  • Mank

    15

  • Mayor

    16

  • Mangrove

    17

  • The Vast of Night

    18

  • Dick Johnson Is Dead

    19

  • She Dies Tomorrow

    20