2020 Critics' Recommendations

Every 2020 US release that was Certified Fresh, named a NY Times Critic's Pick, received three stars or better on RogerEbert.com, got a B grade or better from The AV Club or IndieWire, or scored a 70 or better on Metacritic, plus a couple other bullshit ways of qualifying because this year is fucked.

  • (In)Visible Portraits
  • The 11th Green
  • 1BR
  • 2040
  • The 40-Year-Old Version
  • 7500
  • 9to5: The Story of a Movement
  • After Parkland
  • Alice
  • All the Bright Places
  • The American Sector
  • Amulet
  • And Then We Danced
  • Animal Crackers
  • Asia
  • Assassins
  • The Assistant
  • Athlete A
  • Aviva
  • Babyteeth
  • Bacurau
  • Bad Boys for Life
  • Bad Education
  • Banana Split
  • The Banker
  • The Beach House
  • Beanpole
  • Beastie Boys Story
  • Beats
  • Becoming
  • Beyond the Visible - Hilma af Klint
  • Big Time Adolescence
  • Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)
  • Black Bear
  • Black Is King
  • Blood on Her Name
  • Blood Quantum
  • Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets
  • Blow the Man Down
  • Blue Story
  • The Booksellers
  • Boys State
  • Buffaloed
  • Bull
  • Bully. Coward. Victim. The Story of Roy Cohn
  • The Burnt Orange Heresy
  • Butt Boy
  • Calm with Horses
  • Cane River
  • Capital in the Twenty-First Century
  • Charlatan
  • Charm City Kings
  • Circumstantial Pleasures
  • Circus of Books
  • Clementine
  • The Climb
  • Color Out of Space
  • Come As You Are
  • Come to Daddy
  • The Cordillera of Dreams
  • Corpus Christi
  • Cowboys
  • Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution
  • Da 5 Bloods
  • Darbar
  • Dark City Beneath the Beat
  • The Dark End of the Street
  • DAU. Natasha
  • Days of the Whale
  • Decade of Fire
  • The Deeper You Dig
  • Deerskin
  • Denise Ho: Becoming the Song
  • Diana Kennedy: Nothing Fancy
  • Dick Johnson Is Dead
  • Disclosure
  • The Dissident
  • Dosed
  • Downhill
  • Dreamland
  • Driveways
  • Dykes, Camera, Action!
  • Earth
  • An Easy Girl
  • Ema
  • Emma.
  • End of Sentence
  • Extra Ordinary
  • F11 and Be There
  • Family Romance, LLC
  • Father Soldier Son
  • The Father
  • Feels Good Man
  • The Fight
  • Finding Yingying
  • First Cow
  • The Flood
  • For They Know Not What They Do
  • Fourteen
  • Freeland