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  • Judas and the Black Messiah
  • Derek DelGaudio's In & of Itself
  • The Father
  • Raya and the Last Dragon
  • The Courier
  • Zelig
  • The King of Comedy
  • Tender Mercies
  • Return of the Jedi
  • Fanny and Alexander
  • Amadeus
  • Paris, Texas
  • Top Secret!
  • Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind
  • Blood Simple

Favorite Films of 1984

18 films

For the record, I still haven't seen Once Upon a Time in America.

  • Heat
  • Babe
  • Smoke
  • Sense and Sensibility
  • Before Sunrise
  • Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
  • Kiss Me Deadly
  • Maborosi
  • California Split
  • In Bloom
  • Three Colors: Blue
  • Wings of Desire
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark
  • The Muppet Movie
  • The Son

Jeffrey Overstreet's Favorite Films

164 films

This is not a list of the films that I think are the "greatest works of art." That would be…

  • The Insider
  • Heat
  • Miami Vice
  • Collateral
  • Blackhat

Overstreet's Mann Favorites

10 films

Clearly, I need to see Thief and The Keep. And I need to see Blackhat and Ali again because I…

  • Songs My Brothers Taught Me
  • Memories of Murder
  • Riders of Justice

When This List Reaches 4 Must-See Features, I’ll Subscribe to Hulu for a Month

3 films

I've ended my Hulu subscription for now. But when I see that the service has added at least four movies…

  • Nomadland
  • Minari
  • Lovers Rock
  • Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets
  • Shirley

Favorite Films of 2020

73 films

To read my notes on each of the top 39 films on this list, visit Looking Closer.

  • Out of Sight
  • The Limey
  • Ocean's Twelve
  • Sex, Lies, and Videotape
  • King of the Hill
  • Secrets & Lies
  • Fargo
  • La Promesse
  • Waiting for Guffman
  • A Moment of Innocence
  • Out of Sight
  • The Thin Red Line
  • The Truman Show
  • The Last Days of Disco
  • The Dreamlife of Angels