Best of 2020 in 2021 Movies

Every year, there are movies that are initially released in the prior year that I only see in the current one. Usually it has to do with releasing a film for Academy Award consideration. However, in 2021, things got complicated. They pushed the Oscar presentation back a few months and changed the release date to make a movie eligible.

That messed with my usual plan here, but I still considered movies that were eligible for Oscars last year to be movie for 2020 in this situation.

Another tweak here was that I did the DailyView and there were 2020 movies that I had not watched before included. These movies also fall into this category.

I am doing the top 5 of movies released in 2020 that I watched in 2021.

#5. My Octopus Teacher. A doc that I watched on Netflix in the DailyView. It was a lot of fun.

#4. The Father. An amazing performance from Sir Anthony Hopkins, one that earned him an Academy Award win.

#3. Minari. Featuring Steven Yeun, one of the top foreign language films of the past year.

#2. Nomadland. Chloé Zhao’s Oscar winning effort that included an exceptional performance from Frances McDormand.

#1. One Night in Miami. The story of what happened one night when Cassius Clay, Jim Brown, Sam Cooke and Malcom X met in a hotel room in Miami.

One Night in Miami... (2020) - IMDb

Other 2020 films that I considered for this list included: Most Rarely Sometimes Always, The United States vs. Billie Holiday, Judas and the Black Messiah and the White Tiger.

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