In case you’ve been living under a rock for the last year, the pandemic has forced many movie theaters to close temporarily. Even though some have managed to re-open in certain parts of the country, I live in New York City, where they don’t look to be opened again any time soon. As such, I haven’t been inside a movie theatre since very early March. I haven’t been inside a New York City movie theatre since the end of February.
Still, there was more than enough for me to experience even though theaters were closed. Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, HBO Max, Disney+ and Apple TV+ have all been very helpful with that. Many studios have begun releasing their films on streaming services. And movie nights have become a thing, I’m sure for most people.
I started a list at the start of this year, where I would keep track of every film I watched from January 1st to the end of the year. When it was all said and done, I saw an even 100 movies this year. Some of which I had seen before, but a majority of which I hadn’t. I was even fortunate to see a number of films that came out this year thanks to some releasing in formats I could attain.
And so, this “Best of 2020” films list is going to be a little different this year. I’ll have my favorite films from this year, but I’m introducing a few different lists as well: My favorite first-time viewings from this year, and the weirdest/most questionable movies I saw this year. The former involves films that did not come out this year that I’m just getting around to now, the latter can be a combination of films from 2020 and previous.
Sure, I’ll probably be shamed for just getting around to seeing some of these movies now, but I’m just happy I got to see them this year.
I’ll start at the bottom and work my way to the top. Again, keep in mind, every film in this article is a film I had not seen before this year.
First, let’s check out the weirdest films I watched in 2020:
The Weirdest Films I Saw in 2020: