Best Films of 2020

I collected over 17 lists of the Best Movies/Films of 2020 from the Internet, magazines and newspapers and combined them into one meta-list.  Here are the results: all the movies on three or more of the original source lists, organized by rank (that is, with the movies on the most lists at the top).

PLEASE NOTE: These are not my personal opinions. I have not seen all these movies. But if I have seen a film, I have included my 1-10 rating.

On 17 lists
Small Axe: Lovers Rock (UK, Steve McQueen)

On 14 lists
First Cow (US, Kelly Reichardt)

On 13 lists
Never Rarely Sometimes Always (US/UK. Eliza Hittman)
Nomadland (US, Chloé Zhao)

On 12 lists
Collective (Romania, Alexander Nanau)
Mank (US, David Fincher) (8/10)

On 11 lists
David Byrne’s American Utopia (US, Spike Lee)
Time (US, Garrett Bradley)

On 10 lists
Bacurau (Brazil/France, Kleber Mendonça Filho/Juliano Dornelles)
Da 5 Bloods (US, Spike Lee) (7/10)
Small Axe: Mangrove (UK, Steve McQueen)

On 9 lists
The Assistant (US, Kitty Green) (8/10)
Dick Johnson Is Dead (US, Kirsten Johnson)
Martin Eden (Italy/France, Pietro Marcello)
She Dies Tomorrow (US, Amy Seimetz)

On 8 lists
I’m Thinking of Ending Things (US, Charlie Kaufman) (10/10)
The Invisible Man (Australia/US, Leigh Whannell)
The Vast of Night (US, Andrew Patterson)

On 7 lists
Borat Subsequent Moviefilm (US, Jason Woliner) (5/10)
The Forty-Year-Old Version (US, Radha Blank) (8/10)
Tenet (UK/US, Christopher Nolan)

On 6 lists
Beanpole (Russia, Kantemir Balagov)
City Hall (US, Frederick Wiseman)
Kajillionaire (US, Miranda July)
Minari (US, Lee Isaac Chung)
On the Rocks (US, Sofia Coppola)
Soul (US, Pete Docter)
The Trial of the Chicago 7 (US, Aaron Sorkin) (9/10)

On 5 lists
Another Round (Denmark/Sweden, Thomas Vinterberg)
Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets (US, Bill Ross IV/Turner Ross)
Palm Springs (US, Max Barbakow)
Shirley (US, Josephine Decker)
Sorry We Missed You (UK/France/Belgium, Ken Loach)
Wolfwalkers (Ireland/Luxembourg/US/France, Tomm Moore/Ross Stewart)

On 4 lists
Birds of Prey (US, Cathy Yan)
Fourteen (US, Dan Sallitt)
Host (UK, Rob Savage) (7/10)
Miss Juneteenth (US, Channing Godfrey Peoples)
The Nest (US/US/Canada, Sean Durkin)
Small Axe: Red, White and Blue (UK, Steve McQueen)
Small Axe: Alex Wheatle (UK, Steve McQueen)
Sound of Metal (US, Darius Marder)
Tesla (US, Michael Almereyda)
The Whistlers (Romania, Corneliu Porumboiu)

On 3 lists
Babyteeth (Australia, Shannon Murphy)
Bad Education (US, Cory Finley)
Boys State (US, Jesse Moss/Amanda McBaine)
Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution (US, Nicole Newnham/James Lebrecht)
Emma. (UK, Autumn de Wilde) (8/10)
His House (US/UK, Remi Weekes)
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (US, George C. Wolfe)
One Night in Miami (US, Regina King)
The Painter and the Thief (US/Norway, Benjamin Ree)
Possessor (UK/US/Canada, Brandon Cronenberg)
Promising Young Woman (US, Emerald Fennell)
Relic (Australia/US, Natalie Erika James)
Rocks (UK, Sarah Gavron)
Saint Maud (UK, Rose Glass)
Vitalina Varela (Portugal, Pedro Costa)
The Wild Goose Lake (China/France, Diao Yinan)