Best of 2020

Keeping with my tradition of breaking well beyond the bounds of the previous calendar year and in recognition that most of the best films I have not yet seen are from years gone by, here are the best movies I have seen in 2020.

I should add that the rank ordering of this list is somewhat haphazard and the order might look different on any given day.

Also contained in this list are an increased number of contemplative films reflective of the new dawning realization that I often prefer movies that fit into this unique genre. This year I developed a LB list of all my favourite "contemplative" films I have seen over the years: Click Here.

  • Loveless

    1

  • There Is No Evil

    2

  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire

    3

  • Bamako

    4

  • The Turin Horse

    5

  • Satantango

    6

  • Ordet

    7

  • Father

    8

  • The Spirit of the Beehive

    9

  • A Man Escaped

    10

  • Early Summer

    11

  • Taste of Cherry

    12

  • Life, and Nothing More...

    13

  • Through the Olive Trees

    14

  • Uncle

    15

  • Chernobyl

    16

  • Undine

    17

  • The Look of Silence

    18

  • Gift

    19

  • Parasite

    20

  • The Two Popes

    21

  • Voyage to Cythera

    22

  • Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring

    23

  • Marketa Lazarová

    24

  • Dancer in the Dark

    25

  • Malcolm X

    26

  • My Dinner with Andre

    27

  • Elephant

    28

  • The Phantom Carriage

    29

  • Kiki's Delivery Service

    30