2020/2021 Releases Ranked

I couldn’t decide where to draw the line between 2020 releases and 2021 releases, so I’ve decided to think of 2020/2021 as one mega-year collectively - this is my current (always subject to change) ranking of the movies of the pandemic years. I’ll keep updating it as I watch, and as I think about what I’ve watched.


Note that I’m only including narrative fiction, no documentaries, sorry! And I always miss a lot of great non-English films, sorry about that too.

I’m also keeping some running lists of (dis)honorable mentions:

Most fun to discuss, but not to watch:
Music, The Hunt, Cuties

Most frustrating:
Mank, Tenet, I’m Thinking of Ending Things

  • Palm Springs
  • The Father
  • Pig
  • The Trial of the Chicago 7
  • Nomadland
  • Bad Trip
  • Promising Young Woman
  • Zola
  • Minari
  • The Assistant
  • Sound of Metal
  • Soul
  • Judas and the Black Messiah
  • Never Rarely Sometimes Always
  • Run
  • A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon
  • A Quiet Place Part II
  • Luca
  • The Mitchells vs. The Machines
  • The White Tiger
  • First Cow
  • Trolls World Tour
  • Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
  • Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga
  • Bad Education
  • Cuties
  • Another Round
  • Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
  • The Invisible Man
  • In the Heights
  • Fear Street: 1978
  • Fear Street: 1666
  • Fear Street: 1994
  • The Forty-Year-Old Version
  • Extraction
  • The Old Guard
  • Tigertail
  • Oxygen
  • The Dig
  • The Woman in the Window
  • The Hunt
  • I'm Thinking of Ending Things
  • Tenet
  • Black Widow
  • An American Pickle
  • Mank
  • Onward
  • Project Power
  • The Half of It
  • Shirley
  • The King of Staten Island
  • False Positive
  • Hubie Halloween
  • The Wrong Missy
  • Spenser Confidential
  • Death to 2020
  • Space Jam: A New Legacy
  • Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)
  • The Christmas Chronicles: Part Two
  • Over the Moon
  • On the Rocks
  • Antebellum
  • Fantasy Island
  • The Prom
  • Music