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.

  • It Started As a Joke

    201

  • Earth

    202

  • Disclosure

    203

  • Fandango at the Wall

    204

  • Kajillionaire

    205

  • VHYes

    206

  • The Blech Effect

    207

  • We Are the Radical Monarchs

    208

  • Bill & Ted Face the Music

    209

  • Nothing Stays The Same: The Story of The Saxon Pub

    210

  • Uncorked

    211

  • Spree

    212

  • Color Out of Space

    213

  • Kate Nash: Underestimate the Girl

    214

  • Hope Gap

    215

  • Banana Split

    216

  • Pieces of a Woman

    217

  • The Truffle Hunters

    218

  • New Order

    219

  • 9/11 Kids

    220

  • Sometimes Always Never

    221

  • The Water Man

    222

  • Night of the Kings

    223

  • Shiva Baby

    224

  • MLK/FBI

    225

  • Kill Chain: The Cyber War on America's Elections

    226

  • White Lie

    227

  • Diana Kennedy: Nothing Fancy

    228

  • Beans

    229

  • Words on Bathroom Walls

    230

  • Inconvenient Indian

    231

  • Uncle Frank

    232

  • Gordon Lightfoot: If You Could Read My Mind

    233

  • Father Soldier Son

    234

  • Call Your Mother

    235

  • Holler

    236

  • Tahara

    237

  • The Ringmaster

    238

  • Rent-A-Pal

    239

  • No Ordinary Man

    240

  • Belushi

    241

  • Dirt Music

    242

  • Gretel & Hansel

    243

  • Shorta

    244

  • The Wretched

    245

  • The Opening Act

    246

  • Sonic the Hedgehog

    247

  • The Wave

    248

  • Speed of Life

    249

  • Big Fur

    250

  • A Peloton of One

    251

  • Red Penguins

    252

  • Bad Boys for Life

    253

  • Greenlight

    254

  • Warning: Do Not Play

    255

  • Apples

    256

  • The Dark and the Wicked

    257

  • I Care a Lot

    258

  • First Vote

    259

  • Nomadland

    260

  • Days

    261

  • Memory House

    262

  • The Reason I Jump

    263

  • Critical Thinking

    264

  • Dads

    265

  • Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga

    266

  • Corpus Christi

    267

  • Like a House on Fire

    268

  • Blackbird

    269

  • African Violet

    270

  • Misbehaviour

    271

  • Creem: America's Only Rock 'n' Roll Magazine

    272

  • Exit Plan

    273

  • Desert One

    274

  • The Last Shift

    275

  • The Lovebirds

    276

  • The Jesus Rolls

    277

  • The Whistlers

    278

  • Hamilton

    279

  • Crazy Samurai Musashi

    280

  • In Search of Darkness: A Journey Into Iconic '80s Horror

    281

  • Fourteen

    282

  • Sea Fever

    283

  • After So Many Days

    284

  • The Artist's Wife

    285

  • Mangrove

    286

  • The Ties

    287

  • Leap of Faith: William Friedkin on The Exorcist

    288

  • Synchronic

    289

  • Greenland

    290

  • Trolls World Tour

    291

  • I'm Gonna Make You Love Me

    292

  • Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band

    293

  • Run This Town

    294

  • Best Summer Ever

    295

  • I Will Make You Mine

    296

  • The Vast of Night

    297

  • Shakespeare’s Shitstorm

    298

  • Tezuka's Barbara

    299

  • Followed

    300