2020 was a horrible, awful, no good year. Nobody was safe from its treacherous grasp. Even our entertainment was impacted on a significant level. Nearly every anticipated movie of the year was pushed off into 2021, at the earliest, because of the COVID pandemic. And it was a smart movie by the studios because movies were, for the most part, the furthest thing from peoples’ minds. The result is an everlasting asterisk-shaped scar next to the 2020 release calendar. Because of this, I feel that any sort of official “Best of 2020” list just would not make sense.

What I’ve decided to do instead, is break down all the movies I did get a chance to sit down and see into three categories: my favorites, my guilty pleasures, and the garbage. Because so many of the planned movies didn’t actually hit screens this year, what we are left with likely wouldn’t have landed in the spots that they ultimately found themselves in due to the new lack of competition. It’s a much broader approach than we’re used to and much less entertaining than I’d like, but at least I can communicate in some fashion my thoughts on the content that did stick around for the year and wind up in my eyeballs. Now without further ado, here is my general breakdown of the films I saw in 2020:

My Favorite Films of 2020

The Invisible Man

The Gentlemen

His House

After Midnight

Sea Fever

The Beach House

Color Out of Space

Sputnik

Palm Springs

The Platform

EuroVision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga

The Lodge

Class Action Park

Get Duked

Emma

The Way Back


My Guilt Pleasures of 2020

Porno

The Hunt

Bloodshot

Run

Come to Daddy

Becky

Bad Hair

The Rental

Honest Thief

Netflix vs. the World

Tenet

Books of Blood

VFW

Guns Akimbo

Spiral

We Summon the Darkness

Spree

Host

Vivarium

The Vast of Night

Inmate #1: The Rise of Danny Trejo

Scream, Queen! My Nightmare On Elm Street

Sonic the Hedgehog

Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)

Underwater

The House In Between

The Orange Years: The Nickelodeon Story


The Worst of 2020

Fantasy Island

The Grudge

Onward

Mulan

Gretel & Hansel

You Should Have Left

Downhill

Random Acts of Violence

Brahms: The Boy II

The Empty Man

Blood Quantum

The Wretched


Again, 2020 was an off year. And these were the movies I had the chance to sit down and watch. What do you make of my rankings? Do you agree? Which films did you check out in 2020 and how would you rank them? Sound off in the comments below and let me and the rest of the movie loving world know your thoughts on the subject!

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