Films of 2020: Ranked in Terms of Perceived Quality

Join me as I rank the films of 2020!

This list includes films that meet one of the following criteria:
• The film received its initial U.S. theatrical or direct-to-VOD release in 2020.
• The film screened at a 2020 festival at which I saw the film, and it has not yet received a theatrical release.

This list does not include:
• Films that were released in limited release (including qualifying runs) in 2019 before expanding in 2020.
• Re-issues that had received a U.S. theatrical release prior to 2020.
• Films that screen at a 2020 festival but are not released in 2020, unless I saw them at said festival.
• Films that screened at a 2019 festival but were released in 2020, if I saw them at said festival.

  • She Dies Tomorrow

    1

  • David Byrne's American Utopia

    2

  • Boys State

    3

  • Ema

    4

  • The Boy from Medellín

    5

  • Never Rarely Sometimes Always

    6

  • Special Actors

    7

  • Bad Education

    8

  • The Donut King

    9

  • On the Record

    10

  • Swallow

    11

  • The Climb

    12

  • Sorry We Missed You

    13

  • One Night in Miami

    14

  • Weathering with You

    15

  • Jasper Mall

    16

  • The Five Rules Of Success

    17

  • The Shock of the Future

    18

  • Crestone

    19

  • Another Round

    20

  • A White, White Day

    21

  • The Assistant

    22

  • First Cow

    23

  • I'm Thinking of Ending Things

    24

  • La Llorona

    25

  • Da 5 Bloods

    26

  • Savage State

    27

  • Nomad: In the Footsteps of Bruce Chatwin

    28

  • Lovers Rock

    29

  • Babyteeth

    30

  • The Painted Bird

    31

  • Epicentro

    32

  • Akilla's Escape

    33

  • Beats

    34

  • The Trip to Greece

    35

  • Sophie Jones

    36

  • The Way I See It

    37

  • True History of the Kelly Gang

    38

  • Dark City Beneath the Beat

    39

  • Rebuilding Paradise

    40

  • The Dose

    41

  • The Invisible Man

    42

  • Free Country

    43

  • The Outpost

    44

  • 15 Years

    45

  • Selah and the Spades

    46

  • Deerskin

    47

  • Young Ahmed

    48

  • Fully Realized Humans

    49

  • Lapsis

    50

  • You Cannot Kill David Arquette

    51

  • The Grand Bizarre

    52

  • Cowboys

    53

  • LA Originals

    54

  • Aviva

    55

  • A Secret Love

    56

  • Wyrm

    57

  • Greed

    58

  • The Painter and the Thief

    59

  • Disclosure

    60

  • Class Action Park

    61

  • Slaxx

    62

  • A Mermaid in Paris

    63

  • Target Number One

    64

  • Sputnik

    65

  • Texas Trip - A Carnival of Ghosts

    66

  • Tomboy

    67

  • Sword of God

    68

  • Socks on Fire

    69

  • Other Music

    70

  • Jimmy Carter Rock & Roll President

    71

  • Jumbo

    72

  • The Other Lamb

    73

  • Peninsula

    74

  • Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution

    75

  • Cut Throat City

    76

  • The Platform

    77

  • Ordinary Love

    78

  • The Surrogate

    79

  • Selfie

    80

  • Helmut Newton: The Bad and the Beautiful

    81

  • Arkansas

    82

  • Onward

    83

  • Buffaloed

    84

  • Incitement

    85

  • Les Misérables

    86

  • Acasa, My Home

    87

  • Emma.

    88

  • Shithouse

    89

  • Two Gods

    90

  • Mr. SOUL!

    91

  • The Delicacy

    92

  • Why Don't You Just Die!

    93

  • Laurel Canyon

    94

  • Mucho Mucho Amor

    95

  • Big Time Adolescence

    96

  • Good Boy

    97

  • Troop Zero

    98

  • Animation Outlaws

    99

  • We Are Little Zombies

    100