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Favorite New-to-me Movies, 2020

80 films

Like millions of other people, over the past year I found myself with a lot of free time—far more than…

  • The Young Girls of Rochefort
  • Two in the Shadow
  • PlayTime
  • Point Blank
  • El Dorado
  • The Conformist
  • Wanda
  • Five Easy Pieces
  • Zorns Lemma
  • Gimme Shelter

1970 Films, Ranked

46 films

A ranked list of movies released 50 years ago. A pretty meh year in my book.

  • The Apartment
  • Breathless
  • Le Trou
  • Wild River
  • Psycho

1960 Films, Ranked

45 films

60 years from 1960. Lots of underrated melodramas and a grip of Japanese New Wave classics that I probably underrated.

  • Parasite
  • Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood
  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire
  • Sunset
  • An Elephant Sitting Still

2019 Films Ranked

73 films

2019 U.S. releases and undistributed/straight-to-streaming features.

  • Notorious
  • My Darling Clementine
  • The Big Sleep
  • Humoresque
  • Canyon Passage
  • Toy Story 2
  • Time Regained
  • The Talented Mr. Ripley
  • The Limey
  • Being John Malkovich

1999 Films Ranked

105 films

Now considered the greatest year for movies in recent memory. My vote would go to 2001, but this is right…

  • The Age of Innocence
  • The Remains of the Day
  • Short Cuts
  • Schindler's List
  • Carlito's Way
  • Paterson
  • Arrival
  • O.J.: Made in America
  • Right Now, Wrong Then
  • Certain Women
  • In a Lonely Place
  • All About Eve
  • Sunset Boulevard
  • The Breaking Point
  • The Young and the Damned
  • All That Heaven Allows
  • Rebel Without a Cause
  • Pather Panchali
  • Floating Clouds
  • It's Always Fair Weather

1955 Films Ranked

38 films

This is Scott Tobias's favorite movie year. Hard to disagree, given the sheer number of great pictures from that year.

  • Zama
  • 24 Frames
  • First Man
  • First Reformed
  • Leave No Trace

2018 Films Ranked

77 films

Removed Sunset and Non-Fiction, which will be released in 2019.