The 50 Best Movies of 2020, According to 220 Film Critics

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“Never Rarely Sometimes Always,” “Nomadland” and “First Cow” were named the Best Movies of 2020 in IndieWire’s annual Critics’ Poll.

Nominations for the Golden Globes, Screen Actors Guild Awards and Critics Choice Awards have revolved around “Nomadland”, “Mank”, “Promising Young Woman”, “Minari”, “The Trial of the Chicago 7”, “Black Bottom” de Ma Rainy ”and“ Borat After Film ”among the main contenders for the Oscar season. What do all of these films have in common as well? They were all shortlisted as the Best Movies of the Year in IndieWire’s 2020 Annual Critics’ Poll. By tradition, IndieWire has asked over 200 movie critics around the world to rank their favorite movies from last year. . We’ve compiled the numbers and featured the 50 top-rated titles below. The poll gathered reviews from major trade publications such as Variety and The Hollywood Reporter, as well as reviews from local newspapers and websites, freelancers and film contributors from Europe, Latin America, Africa, from Asia and the Middle East.

While the Top 50 Movies list includes many films currently in the running for top Oscar season movie awards, it also includes overlooked indie film gems such as “Vitalina Verela,” “Shirley,” and “Fourteen.” . One of the few studio films to make the list is “The Invisible Man”, the horror film released by Universal starring Elizabeth Moss.

For the first time in the history of IndieWire Critics Poll, film n ° 1 is directed by a woman (“Nomadland” by Chloé Zhao). Female directors were heavily featured in this year’s results, with the top three films of the year all coming from female directors (joining Zhao are Eliza Hittman with “Never Rarely Sometimes Always” and Kelly Reichardt with “First Cow”). The poll’s Best First Picture category was also dominated by Fennell, while the Best Documentary category was led by Kirsten Johnson’s “Dick Johnson Is Dead”.

The full review of critics includes selections in various categories such as Best Performer (Riz Ahmed won the honor in 2020 for “Sound of Metal”, closely followed by Frances McDormand in “Nomadland” and Chadwick Boseman in “My Rainey’s Black. Bottom “), Best Director (Chloe Zhao, director of” Nomadland, “as she did at NYFCC and LAFCA), and Best First Feature (” Promising Young Woman “by Emerald Fennell, which ranked in IndieWire’s Top 15 Critics’ Poll).

Check out the full list of the 50 best movies from the IndieWire Critics Poll of 2020 below.

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