2020 in Film

… it’s been a really rough year for movies, among other things. I can’t even really differentiate movies I watched in theaters and not, since movies stopped being shown in theaters a long time ago and many movies that I was looking forward to seeing this year have been delayed to next year.

In the olden days , I’ve noted the exceptions that were watched outside of their theatrical release, as in I had to watch them on a streaming service or even on an airplane. Well… this year, the only movies I saw in theaters were originally released in December 2020. Every new release I saw this year was on a streaming service. (I only saw 2 movies in theaters, back in January.)

But I did still watch a lot of movies, many of which were released this year.
(If you’d like to see every movie I watched this year, regardless of release year, you can check my Media Log.
I am thinking tracking movies on Letterboxd next year, after years of neglect, so let me know if that is something you use and you can add me!)

Without further ado, here are the 2020 releases I saw this year:

Collage of posters for movies watched in 2020
  1. Birds of Prey
  2. To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You
  3. The Half of It
  4. The Lovebirds
  5. Tigertail
  6. Artemis Fowl
  7. Hamilton
  8. Mulan
  9. David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet
  10. Over the Moon
  11. Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
  12. Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey
  13. Happiest Season
  14. Godmothered
  15. Soul

What movies did you love this past year? My favorites for 2020 were Birds of Prey, Over the Moon, Jingle Jangle, and Soul.

What movies are you excited for in 2021? Gosh I hope I don’t jinx any of these films but Minari‘s wide release, Raya and the Last Dragon, Free Guy, Shang-Chi, the next Spider-Man movie, and, as per last year, In the Heights… (I’m curious about the Space Jam sequel, but not as curious about Black Widow, unfortunately… that movie is years too late and, given the events within the cinematic universe, also too late.)

Past years: 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013

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