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Old 12-29-20, 08:47 PM
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Your Favorite Films of 2020

Mine are (in this order):

1) "Let Him Go"

2) "The Gentlemen"
3) "The Invisible Man"
4) "Soul"
5) "Mank"
6) "Palm Springs"
7) "The Go-Go's" (documentary)
8) "Hunter Hunter"
9) "Blackbird"
10) "The Wretched"

"The Trial of the Chicago 7" and "Let Them All Talk" just missed my top 10. I still need to see "Nomadland", "Another Round" and "Promising Young Woman". Not a new film, but I also really enjoyed "The Godfather, Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone".
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re: Your Favorite Films of 2020

Updating the list as I see them. Right now the stand-outs in the order I saw them are:

Let Him Go
Soul
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom.
One Night In Miami
Minari

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re: Your Favorite Films of 2020

In no particular order:

The Gentlemen
Birds of Prey
The Invisible Man
Spree
Extraction
Da 5 Bloods
Palm Springs
Raat Akeli Hai
Possessor: Uncut
Underwater
My Octopus Teacher
Beastie Boys Story
Host
Color out of Space
The Old Guard
Archive

These are the ones I could conjure up at the moment. I'm sure there's more.

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Re: Your Favorite Films of 2020

The only 2020 releases I saw this year were Japanese pop music concerts, new episodes of Power Rangers, and Japanese superhero TV shows.


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Re: Your Favorite Films of 2020

We’re all shocked!
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Re: Your Favorite Films of 2020

Soul
Underwater
The Invisible Man
Go-Go's doc
Bee Gees doc
Mank
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Re: Your Favorite Films of 2020

The Last Blockbuster documentary
Banana Split
Palm Springs
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Re: Your Favorite Films of 2020

Bad Boys for Life (not an Oscar Winner, but fun escapism)
The Invisible Man
The Way Back (mainly for Ben's performance)
The Outpost
Let Him Go
Love and Monsters
Freaky (also just for the pure fun escapism)
Bee Gees: How can you mend a broken heart (HBO)
Soul
Totally Under Control (Hulu) I know most of you are sick and tired of COVID, but this was a fantastic film about how the U.S. just bungled handling the pandemic.
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Re: Your Favorite Films of 2020

Still have a bunch to watch

INPO:

Never Rarely Sometimes Always
The Painted Bird
Black Bear
The Devil All the Time
The Assistant
Beanpole
Possessor
Swallow
Run




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Re: Your Favorite Films of 2020

1. The Trial of the Chicago 7
2. Sputnik (Russian horror)
3. Another Round
4. Tenet
5. Love and Monsters
6. Freaky
7. Bad Boys For Life
8. Promising Young Woman
9. Hunter Hunter
10. Let Him Go

honorable mentions:
Mortal Kombat: Scorpion’s Revenge

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Re: Your Favorite Films of 2020

Originally Posted by Daytripper
Mine are (in this order):

1) "Let Him Go"

2) "The Gentlemen"
3) "The Invisible Man"
4) "Soul"
5) "Mank"
6) "Palm Springs"
7) "The Go-Go's" (documentary)
8) "Hunter Hunter"
9) "Blackbird"
10) "The Wretched"

"The Trial of the Chicago 7" and "Let Them All Talk" just missed my top 10. I still need to see "Nomadland", "Another Round" and "Promising Young Woman". Not a new film, but I also really enjoyed "The Godfather, Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone".
see Another Round. you won't be sorry.

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Re: Your Favorite Films of 2020

Sorry. Won't happen again.
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Re: Your Favorite Films of 2020

Much like Ash, I've seen almost zero 2020 releases. So by default:
Bloodshot
Eurovision
#Alive
Project Power
The Platform
(American release)
We Summon the Darkness
Over the Moon
WW84


I've done a ton of first-time watches, though. 25 of which were non-Anglo films, 13 or 14 of which were Japanese classics. Of all of those, I'd say Spirited Away or Hausu.

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Re: Your Favorite Films of 2020

Almost everything I've seen this year are documentaries, so:

Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets
Mayor
A Thousand Cuts
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Re: Your Favorite Films of 2020

Originally Posted by TheAllPurposeNothing
Almost everything I've seen this year are documentaries, so:

Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets
Mayor
A Thousand Cuts
You should see Collective.
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Re: Your Favorite Films of 2020

There are still a few I haven't gotten to see.

Favorite:
Another Round
Bad Education
Black Bear
Collective
Minari
Never Rarely Sometimes Always
Nomadland
Palm Springs
Promising Young Woman
Sorry We Missed You
Sound of Metal
The Trial of the Chicago 7

Honorable:
Bacurau
Banana Split
Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
Boys State
Da 5 Bloods
Dating Amber
First Cow
The Gentlemen
The Half of It
The Invisible Man
Let Him Go
One Night in Miami
Possessor
Spontaneous
Tigertail

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Re: Your Favorite Films of 2020

Originally Posted by dex14
You should see Collective.
On my to-see list. I think its available as a rental on Amazon, but I'm hoping it finds its way to Netflix or Kanopy sometime soon.
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Re: Your Favorite Films of 2020

Itís been a lean year for movies but Iíll give it a go anyway.

1. Trial of the Chicago 7
2. The Gentlemen
3. Soul
4. The Hunt
5. The Devil All the Time
6. Da 5 Bloods
7. Bad Boys for Life
8. Onward
9. The King of Staten Island
10. Hamilton

Oof, itís been a rough year...

There are still a few that I need to see that might crack the top 10: Tenet, Let Him Go, News of the World, Promising Young Woman.
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Re: Your Favorite Films of 2020

Yeah, there's several I still want to check out. There's still some good stuff out there.
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Re: Your Favorite Films of 2020

I've seen so few of the type of movies that I like this year, the only one that stands out is Underwater. Admittedly, there are a couple that I want to see but haven't yet: Tremors: Shrieker Island and Wonder Woman 1984. That's it for 2020.
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Edit: I watched "Promising Young Woman" tonight and I'd like to add this to my top 10 list (maybe #2). Great twisted dark comedy. I'm a huge fan of Carey Mulligan and this is her best performance to date. As much as I loved Diane Lane in "Let Him Go", I think Mulligan deserves the Oscar for this. She's fantastic. I hope the film also gets a Best Picture and Screenplay nomination.

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Re: Your Favorite Films of 2020

I didn't get to see many films from 2020, so by default I choose: Bill & Ted Face the Music and a little gem from the beginning of the year called, Come As You Are.

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Re: Your Favorite Films of 2020

My Top 10 of 2020 (including some movies that started late 2019)
  1. The Trial of the Chicago 7
  2. The Gentlemen
  3. Tenet
  4. The Invisible Man
  5. 1917
  6. Richard Jewell
  7. Onward
  8. Just Mercy
  9. Soul
  10. Palm Springs
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Re: Your Favorite Films of 2020

I am the only person in the world who did not love The Invisible Man. I get there is nostalgia for it being the last film many people saw in theaters ... but it isn’t that good.


Going to have to give this some thought, as my perceived timeline this year is screwed up ...

Films from 2020 or films we saw in 2020?
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Originally Posted by Abob Teff
I am the only person in the world who did not love The Invisible Man. I get there is nostalgia for it being the last film many people saw in theaters ... but it isnít that good.


Going to have to give this some thought, as my perceived timeline this year is screwed up ...

Films from 2020 or films we saw in 2020?
Perhaps The Invisible is that good, but just not your taste. I have the same thing with Hereditray. I really don't get it. I think it's an OK movie, but nothing more.

I guess this thread asks for movies from 2020.

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