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.

  • The Woman Who Ran

    401

  • Two of Us

    402

  • Come Play

    403

  • The Secret Garden

    404

  • At the Video Store

    405

  • Yummy

    406

  • Lupin the Third: The First

    407

  • Unhinged

    408

  • The Lie

    409

  • Becky

    410

  • Secret Society of Second Born Royals

    411

  • HK: Forbidden Super Hero

    412

  • Dinner in America

    413

  • The Pool

    414

  • The Mortuary Collection

    415

  • Parkland Rising

    416

  • We Summon the Darkness

    417

  • Top End Wedding

    418

  • This Teacher

    419

  • Picture A Scientist

    420

  • Sisters With Transistors

    421

  • Impetigore

    422

  • Pretending I'm a Superman: The Tony Hawk Video Game Story

    423

  • The Keeper

    424

  • Ellie and Abbie (and Ellie's Dead Aunt)

    425

  • The Informer

    426

  • Shifter

    427

  • The Andorra Hustle

    428

  • Spinster

    429

  • Feedback

    430

  • SamSam

    431

  • Nothing But the Blood

    432

  • Dolittle

    433

  • Mystify: Michael Hutchence

    434

  • The Sonata

    435

  • Shine Your Eyes

    436

  • The High Note

    437

  • The Secrets We Keep

    438

  • House of Hummingbird

    439

  • The Life Ahead

    440

  • For Walter and Josiah

    441

  • The Personal History of David Copperfield

    442

  • Save Yourselves!

    443

  • Calm with Horses

    444

  • The Gentlemen

    445

  • Wasp Network

    446

  • Streetlight Harmonies

    447

  • The Traitor

    448

  • Ottolenghi and the Cakes of Versailles

    449

  • Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)

    450

  • Bacurau

    451

  • Detention

    452

  • Stateless

    453

  • Yourself and Yours

    454

  • Picture of His Life

    455

  • Clapboard Jungle: Surviving the Independent Film Business

    456

  • I Carry You With Me

    457

  • Archive

    458

  • Elliott Erwitt - Silence Sounds Good

    459

  • The Oak Room

    460

  • Tenet

    461

  • Gunda

    462

  • Limbo

    463

  • Fauna

    464

  • On the Rocks

    465

  • The Banker

    466

  • Half Brothers

    467

  • Valley Girl

    468

  • You Don't Nomi

    469

  • The Quarry

    470

  • The Sharks

    471

  • Once Upon a River

    472

  • A Good Woman Is Hard to Find

    473

  • The Wild Goose Lake

    474

  • Notturno

    475

  • Fisherman’s Friends

    476

  • The Swerve

    477

  • Baby God

    478

  • Ammonite

    479

  • Endings, Beginnings

    480

  • The Infiltrators

    481

  • A Crime on the Bayou

    482

  • Eternal Beauty

    483

  • Calendar Girl

    484

  • Enola Holmes

    485

  • The Cuban

    486

  • Shut Up Sona

    487

  • The Lodge

    488

  • Vivarium

    489

  • 1986

    490

  • Disappearance at Clifton Hill

    491

  • Premature

    492

  • Things We Dare Not Do

    493

  • 7500

    494

  • Cat in the Wall

    495

  • Zombi Child

    496

  • The Etruscan Smile

    497

  • Make Up

    498

  • Gunpowder Heart

    499

  • Rūrangi

    500