The 10 best movies of 2020 according to Time magazine

One of the most prestigious magazines in the world, such as Time, made its usual top 10 of the best films of 2020 in which films that have not yet been released in Spain stand out. And it is that despite the coronavirus pandemic, great productions were made that are worthy of recognition.

Although it is true that the cinemas of the world were forced to close their doors, which caused, among other reasons, that many feature films were postponed. The first three months of the year several respectable productions were presented, in addition to those that were released through streaming platforms that are currently widely used.

Best movies of 2020 according to Time magazine

Thanks to all the alternatives to release productions, Time magazine was able to continue with its long-awaited classification of films. Highlighting what, according to its specialists, was the best in cinema for this atypical 2020. Without further ado, join us as we review their list.

10. Bill and Ted save the universe

Starring Keanu Reeves (as Ted) and Alex Winter (as Bill) who come together again to make the third film of these adventurers. It is the continuation of the saga of humor and science fiction (released 29 years after its second part), this time the characters already entered an advanced age, are warned about the need to create a song to save the destiny of the universe.

9. Miss Juneteenth

Miss Juneteenth es a masterpiece by Channing Godfre Peoples, who makes his directorial and writing debut with this feature film. The story is set in Fort Worth, a small town in Texas, where the day slaves were freed in 1865 is celebrated with enthusiasm.

In this place, the protagonist Nicole Beharie as Turquoise Jones, a former winner of a beauty pageant tries to put her daughter Kai on track to follow in her footsteps and win the same contest, however the teenager has other plans far removed from the likes of her mother. The film is based on motherhood and family relationships. It was premiered at the Sundance festival and has received rave reviews.

8. Nomadland

This film is an adaptation of the book Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century, by Jessica Bruder, directed by Chloé Zhao, who will also direct the highly anticipated superhero production Eternals, but is recognized for her splendid work on The Rider.

The story stars Frances McDormand, her character lives as a nomad in a caravan after losing everything during the 2008 crisis. The road movie focuses on his journey to the American West. It is an American feature film of the dramatic genre.

7. Wolfwalkers

It is an animated film of Irish origin that takes place in a time when wolves and magic are considered a demonic force. The plot centers on Robyn Goodfellow, a young English woman who travels to Ireland with her father to destroy the last herd.

However, Robyn meets a girl named Mebh, who is a member of a tribe with the ability to turn into wolves. This changes his whole perspective on the matter of annihilating animals, although his father remains firm in his purpose. The film premiered on December 11 on the Apple TV + streaming platform.

6. Emma

Starring the acclaimed actress Anya Tylor-Joy, who has gained a following following her role in the Netflix series Lady’s Gambit. On this occasion, she plays Emma Woodhouse, a young English woman with a different way of thinking, who deals with the relationships of those around her in a somewhat peculiar way. It is an adaptation of the novel by Jane Austen brought to the big screen.

5. Lovers Rocks

This place is occupied by the TV movie Lovers Rocks. The story tells of a romance between two lovers who meet at a reggae party. It is set in London in 1980, a time when there was strong racial segregation. Directed by Steve McQueen.

4. American Utopia

American Utopia is an adaptation of the Broadway musical of the same name, brought to the big screen by director Spike Lee. It was premiered at the Toronto Film Festival on September 10, 2020. It is a compilation of images of the performance of David Byrne and his group.

3. The Chicago Seven Trial

A production with clear aspirations for Oscar nominations, directed by Aaron Sorkin, produced and broadcast by the streaming platform Netflix. It is based on one of the most symbolic trials in American history., when 7 people were arrested after protesting the Vietnam War. The incident occurred in 1969 and those involved were accused of conspiring against the security of the nation.

2. Collective

East documentary film recounts the events that took place in Bucharest, Romania, in 2015, when a fire in the Collective club left 65 dead and 180 injured. The seriousness of the matter is that, after the tragedy was reported, the survivors began to die in hospitals.

Thanks to a doctor and a group of investigative journalists, together with the massive protests against corruption, they led to the resignation of the current government. The documentary is directed by Alexander Nanau and features the participation of victims, journalists and government officials. Nominated for best documentary at the European Film Awards.

1. First cow

Topping Time magazine’s list is First cow. A story that takes place in the 12th century and focuses on the friendship between a cook hired by hunters and a Chinese immigrant who runs away from several men who are after him.

Both characters, marked by an uncertain future, decide to start a business of selling cakes, but with the particularity that the milk used for its production is stolen from a foreign cow. This plot gives the name to the feature film. The film had its premiere at the Berlin Film Festival last February, but excellent critics have led it to top this prestigious ranking.

How could it be otherwise, an atypical 2020 has a list to say the least peculiar, because it does not offer the usual productions with compelling stories that filled movie theaters, but rather films that, due to the vicissitudes of the year, had their premiere on streaming platforms, something that movie lovers will have to get used to, this being an irreversible trend.

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