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2020 hasn’t exactly gone the way we all thought it would. Numerous blockbuster titles have been delayed to next year (or the year after that), and cinemas have been shut down or with limited capacity since summer.
However, that doesn’t mean there hasn’t been no films. In fact, if anything, 2020 has allowed smaller budgeted films a chance in the spotlight. Streaming has been our savior, offering us new films starring well-known actors almost every week. It hasn’t all been bad.
So the question I ask today is: what films takes the top spot for best of 2020?
Pre-Covid, my favorite film was The Invisible Man. It was the last film I saw in theaters before Hollywood shut down. It had its faults, but I enjoyed myself. I thought Aldis Hodge and Elisabeth Moss gave great performances, and the writers updated the premise for the modern age pretty nicely.
Some other films I’ve seen since that I’ve enjoyed for their own reasons have been Justice League Dark: Apokolips War (the Endgame for DC animation), Eurovision Song Contest (Rachel McAdams and Dan Stevens give great performances), Hamilton (soundly I found myself “HELPLESS!”), and Borat Subsequent Moviefilm (not as good as the original, but better than I expected).
There’s plenty more I still have to watch that I think could end up being a potential favorite (Tenet, Love and Monsters, Bill & Ted Face the Music), but so far I’d wager Borat 2 takes the top spot.
So what about you, folks? What has been your favorite movie of 2020 so far? Offer us some 2020 films that definitely deserve a watch.
I’ll see you in the trenches.