2020 was a disaster and now it’s ending. So, it’s time to look back on the year, even though we don’t want to, and pick out the 10 best movies of 2020.
The pandemic has almost destroyed the theatre business, on the other hand, the streaming platforms are booming. The Movies this year were also great and worth looking into, even though most of them weren’t seen on the big screen.
The list of movies mentioned below is not ranked, because we think they are all great and worth your time.
The Trial of The Chicago 7
My favorite movie of this year, written and directed by my favorite screenwriter Aaron Sorkin is this Netflix Original. The Trial of the Chicago 7 follows the criminal trial against the Chicago 7, and it is based on the infamous trial of 1969 where 7 defendants were charged by the federal government with conspiracy to incite a riot and more. The seven defendants were Tom Hayden, Abbie Hoffman, Jerry Rubin, David Dellinger, Rennie Davis, Lee Weiner, John Froines, and Bobby Seale (He isn’t in the Chicago 7) who went to Chicago at the Democratic National Convention to protest the Vietnam War peacefully but things didn’t go as they had hoped.
Tenet is a film by the Internet’s God of Cinema, Christopher Nolan. Tenet is a mind-bending sci-fi spy thriller. Tenet is Nolan‘s most polarizing film since The Dark Knight Rises, but for me, It comes into the top 3 movies of 2020.
Tenet tells the story of a secret agent who embarks on a dangerous mission to prevent World War III from happening. The official synopsis for Tenet on Warner Bros. Media YouTube channel is, “Armed with only one word—Tenet—and fighting for the survival of the entire world, the Protagonist journeys through a twilight world of international espionage on a mission that will unfold in something beyond real-time.
Not time travel. Inversion.“
The Devil All The Time
The Devil All The Time tells the story of an orphan named Arvin Russell (Tom Holland) and the people around him. Arvin Russell wants to be a good man even though sometimes he can’t control his violent tendencies because of some of the vile people in his life. The Devil All The Time is a really great film with some really great actors who will pull you into their world for all of the movie’s runtime.
Borat: Subsequent Film
Borat: Subsequent MovieFilm will follow Borat as he takes his daughter to the U.S.A. to marry her off to anyone close to President Donald Trump. In the Borat: Subsequent MovieFilm’s trailer we can see the movie is poking fun at the presidency of Donald Trump and the Corona Virus Pandemic, and all of the usual misogyny, sexist, and incest jokes.
Directed by David Fincher, Mank was already a hit even before it was on Netflix. Mank tells the story of the great writer Herman Mankiewicz who wrote one of the greatest films of all time Citizen Kane. The story jumps back and forth between when Mank is writing Citizen Kane and in the past when the politics have taken over the city of angels.
Pixar’s new take on After and before life is the talk of the town, mainly because it’s brilliant. Pixar as always is tugging on your heartstrings with this emotional story that tells the story of hope, dreams, and the simple joy of life.
Disney+ official synopsis of Soul – After a small misstep, Joe is transported to The Great Before and must find his way back with the help of an infant soul learning about herself.
One Night in Miami
Actor Regina King’s directorial debut is a great piece of cinema. One Night in Miami follows the fictional events that took place when Jim Brown, Sam Cooke, Malcolm X, and Muhammad Ali all meet in a room in a room of a motel in Miami.
Da 5 Blood
This Netflix film starred the late Chadwick Boseman and told the story of four African American soldiers who return to Vietnam to find their fallen squad leader (Chadwick Boseman) remains. The official Sypnosis of the movie is, “African-American Vets — Paul (Delroy Lindo), Otis (Clarke Peters), Eddie (Norm Lewis), and Melvin (Isiah Whitlock, Jr.) — who return to Vietnam. Searching for the remains of their fallen Squad Leader (Chadwick Boseman) and the promise of buried treasure, our heroes, joined by Paul’s concerned son (Jonathan Majors), battle forces of Man and Nature — while confronted by the lasting ravages of The Immorality of The Vietnam War.”
The King of Staten Island
Based on some real-life and some fictional events of the life of the Saturday Night Live comedian Pete Davidson. The King Of Staten Island tells the story of a broken person whose life is going nowhere ever since his firefighter father died on the scene of 9/11. This movie leads its audience and characters on a journey, they will never forget. Judd Apatow is what makes these kinds of movies heartwarming and hilarious at the same time.
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Even though Boseman has passed away, his work will be remembered through generations and his final movie is Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. Directed by George C. Wolfe, this movie is based on the play by August Wilson.
Netflix’s official synopsis for Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom is, “Chicago, 1927. A recording session. Tensions rise between Ma Rainey (Viola Davis), her ambitious horn player (Chadwick Boseman), and the white management determined to control the legendary “Mother of the Blues”.”