15 Best Movies of 2020 You Don't Want to Miss

The strangest and most problematic year in several decades turned out to be, in spite of everything, quite decent for the cinema. 

Though, Hollywood hastened to move almost all blockbusters planned for 2020 into an uncertain future., many prestigious festivals either went online or did not take place at all. Film distribution around the world almost collapsed. But the original, unusual, thoughtfully, and aptly expressed,  both on the topic of the day and on the eternal themes of cinema, even in these difficult circumstances, managed to find a way to the viewer. 

Chlorine has compiled a list of 25 movies of 2020 that impressed us the most. Let’s explore the list together.

#1 She Dies Tomorrow | Thriller/Drama | July, 2020

She Dies Tomorrow - Official Trailer

After waking up convinced that she is going to die tomorrow, Amy's carefully mended life begins to unravel. As her delusions of certain death become contagio...

There is no apocalypse more terrifying than the confusion of feelings. Especially when it is also contagious.

Amy Simetz's overwrought, hallucinogenic, captivatingly hysterical in tone "She dies tomorrow," tells about a mysterious deadly virus, the first symptom of which is the unexpected and inexplicable knowledge of imminent, too-soon death.

#2 Malmkrog’ | Drama/Fantasy | October, 2020 (Russia)

Malmkrog | Trailer | Berlinale Encounters 2020

Recipient of the award for Best Director in the Encounters Competition 2020: Cristi Puiu.The trailer for "Malmkrog" by Cristi Puiu, starring Frédéric Schulz-...

Epic, almost four hours in time and dizzying in the density of dialogues. Disclosure of philosophical, historical, and theological conflicts that have been tearing the Russian world apart.

The conflicts of more than a century and a half is masterfully depicted in the Romanian Cristi Puiu's ''Malmcrog''. Based on the works of Vladimir Solovyov.

#3 Da 5 Bloods’ | War/Drama | June, 2020

Da 5 Bloods | Official Trailer | Netflix

From Academy Award® Winner Spike Lee comes a New Joint: the story of four African-American Vets - Paul (Delroy Lindo), Otis (Clarke Peters), Eddie (Norm Lewi...

Every really big American director is obliged to make a film about Vietnam sooner or later. Well, Spike Lee's approach to this topic is unlike any previous film. 

Lee not only reinterprets the experience of African American soldiers in the Vietnam War but also brings to the surface the entire murky tradition of war cinema in principle.

#4 Residue | Drama | July, 2020

Residue trailer from director Merawi Gerima

Making his feature directorial debut at the 2020 Slamdance Film Festival is writer-director Merawi Gerima's Residue.When Jay arrives home, he finds his neigh...

Merawi Gerima's debut film ''Residue'' is definitely a worth-watch. 

After graduation, a black filmmaker returns to the historically black streets of Washington where he grew up.  He wants to write a script about his childhood. But to his surprise, he returns to an unrecognizable neighborhood.

#5 Never Rarely Sometimes Always | Drama | June, 2020

NEVER RARELY SOMETIMES ALWAYS - Official Trailer [HD] - At Home On Demand April 3

An intimate portrayal of two teenage girls in rural Pennsylvania. Faced with an unintended pregnancy and a lack of local support, Autumn and her cousin Skyl...

In the context of the gender wars that are shaking the modern world and the media industry, Eliza Hittman's opportunistic drama ''Never Rarely Sometimes Always'' tells the story of a schoolgirl who got an unexpected pregnancy. 

The girl sets on a long and difficult trip from Pennsylvania to a New York abortion clinic, where, unlike her home state, she does not need parental permission for the operation.

#6 Small Axe | Drama Series | November, 2020

Small Axe Anthology Trailer - Extended Version | Prime Video

"If you are the big tree, we are the small axe." - Jamaican proverb. Small Axe is a collection of five films inspired by real-life events about ordinary peop...

Perhaps the most massive personal achievement of the year is Steve McQueen's ''Small Ax''. An anthology of five stand-alone films about the dramas and heroes of black Britain from the 1960s and 1980s. Of course, Lavers Rock stands out in it.

#7 Let Them All Talk | Metacritic | December, 2020

Let Them All Talk | Official Trailer | HBO Max

The story of a celebrated author (Meryl Streep) who takes a journey with some old friends to have some fun and heal old wounds. Her nephew comes along to wra...

In the first wave of the coronavirus pandemic, that's the first half of 2020,  there was no film more topical than the epidemic disaster film Contagion directed by Steven Soderbergh more than ten years ago. 

In the second half of the year, there was no picture that more accurately captured the bizarre moods that swept the planet for the second wave of coronavirus than Soderbergh's new painting "Let Them All Talk."

#8 Cut Throat City | Crime/Draman| August, 2020

Cut Throat City Exclusive Trailer #1 (2020) | Movieclips Trailers

Check out the official Cut Throat City trailer starring Terrence Howard! Let us know what you think in the comments below.► Sign up for a Fandango FanAlert f...

RZA's ''Cut Throat City'' takes the structure of a typical crime drama. 

The movie tells the story of four friends who, in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina that has left widescale devastation, band together and plan a major heist in the heart of the city.

The film beautifully infuses so many local, historical, and social details into the picture that the low genre turns into a powerful statement about the extent of American corruption.

#9 Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets | Tragedy/Drama | August, 2020

Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets | Trailer

Bill Ross & Turner Ross's Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets opens in Film at Lincoln Center's Virtual Cinema on July 10. Watch: https://www.filmlinc.org/streamOn th...

The Ross brothers' film by the brilliant American indie documentary filmmakers captures the last day in the history of a small Las Vegas bar. 

'''Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets'' paints the closure of the bar that both employees and mostly marginalized patrons perceive as a tragedy of almost astronomical proportions.

#10 Dick Johnson Is Dead | Documentary | January, 2020

Dick Johnson Is Dead | Official Trailer | Netflix

A lifetime of making documentaries has convinced award-winning filmmaker Kirsten Johnson of the power of the real. But now she's ready to use every escapist ...

Death could also hang in a thick shadow over the new film of the wonderful American documentary filmmaker Kirsten Johnson. Especially since it is she, her expectations that are both the impulse to create the picture and the theme. 

Johnson's father Dick was diagnosed with dementia, he is rapidly fading away and is forced to move to her.


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