25 Best, Worst, and Gems I Saw In 2020


There’s no good way to open this post, so there’s one of my dogs. That’s Cub. We got him in November of 2019 when he was just under 3 months. He was my first puppy and the first male dog I have ever had. That picture is of him about a year later. I didn’t put him that way. I just looked over at the chair and he was sitting like a person, complete with using the armrest. He didn’t even get up to move when I started taking pictures. He sat there as if he were posing for me.

Anyways, I apologize for the lists being even later this year than last. I don’t even have the high number of movies as an excuse this time around as I fell short of 2019’s number of films, which is 1,266. I only saw 919 of them last year. Things just kept coming up that cut into the time it takes to comb through the movies and compile the lists.

The rules are the same as in previous years with one exception. I am going to start linking to reviews of these movies if I can find any that have been written by one of our contributors here on Through the Shattered Lens.

Here are the normal rules:

  1. There is no particular order to the films in these lists. They either made it, or they didn’t.
  2. These lists do not necessarily have films that came out in 2020. These are films that I saw for the first time in 2020. In fact, none of these films are from 2020.
  3. The gems list are films that don’t make the best list, but I want to put a spotlight on them.
  4. If you disagree with any of my choices. Good! I want people to form their own opinions and think for themselves. But if you care to share those opinions, then be nice about it.
The China Syndrome (1979, dir. James Bridges)

Best:

  1. Dunkirk (2017)
  2. Silence (2016)
  3. The Cassandra Crossing (1976)
  4. Ford v Ferrari (2019)
  5. Shin Godzilla (2016)
  6. Yours, Mine and Ours (1968)
  7. Kuroneko (1968)
  8. After The Storm (2016)
  9. Green Book (2018)
  10. Knives Out (2019)
  11. Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol (2011)
  12. The Big Sick (2017)
  13. Too Late For Tears (1949)
  14. First Reformed (2017)
  15. Fences (2016)
  16. The Red House (1947)
  17. Gaslight (1940)
  18. The Poseidon Adventure (1972) – Lisa’s Review and Gary’s Review
  19. Detroit (2017)
  20. A Ghost Story (2017)
  21. American Made (2017)
  22. The China Syndrome (1979)
  23. Underfire: The Untold Story Of Pfc. Tony Vaccaro (2016)
  24. Kedi (2016)
  25. Shazam! (2019)

Worst:

  1. Shelter (2014)
  2. Another Nine & A Half Weeks (1997)
  3. Ghosts Of Girlfriends Past (2009)
  4. The Assignment (2016)
  5. Dracula 3000 (2004)
  6. Scales: A Mermaid Tale (2017)
  7. The Net 2.0 (2006)
  8. Butterfly (1981)
  9. God, Sex & Apple Pie (1998)
  10. Costa Rican Summer (2010)
  11. The Poughkeepsie Tapes (2007)
  12. Beaks: The Movie (1987)
  13. Diary Of A Whimpy Kid: The Long Haul (2017)
  14. Gremlin (2017)
  15. Below Her Mouth (2016)
  16. Grindin’ (2007)
  17. Kickboxing Academy (1997)
  18. Chairman Of The Board (1998)
  19. Ghosts Can’t Do It (1989)
  20. A Firehouse Christmas (2016)
  21. Private Lessons (1981)
  22. Beyond The Poseidon Adventure (1979)
  23. Curse Of Bigfoot (1975)
  24. Hail Caesar (1994)
  25. House Shark (2017)
Hard Ticket To Hawaii (1987, dir. Andy Sidaris)

Gems:

  1. Rage (1995)
  2. Mirrors (1985)
  3. Hercules (1983)
  4. The Adventures Of Hercules (1985)
  5. What Do You Say To A Naked Lady? (1970)
  6. Jane And The Lost City (1987)
  7. Gone In 60 Seconds (1974)
  8. Nemesis (1992)
  9. American Kickboxer 2 (1993)
  10. Blood & Concrete (1991)
  11. Back To Back (1996)
  12. American Ninja 5 (1993)
  13. Model By Day (1994)
  14. Flowers In The Attic (1987)
  15. Killer Workout (1987)
  16. Safe House (1998)
  17. To All A Good Night (1980)
  18. Lisa (1989)
  19. The Chase (1946)
  20. Tarzan In Manhattan (1989)
  21. Hard Ticket To Hawaii (1987)
  22. David And Lisa (1962)
  23. The Student Nurses (1970)
  24. Voyage Of The Rock Aliens (1984)
  25. Backstage (1988)
Hard Ticket To Hawaii (1987, dir. Andy Sidaris)

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