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'First Cow,' 'Nomadland,' 'Kajillionaire,' 'Small Axe' and more of 2020's top films

'First Cow,' 'Nomadland,' 'Kajillionaire,' 'Small Axe' and more of 2020's top films

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Good movies kept coming in 2020, even when everything else stopped. In a year that often felt like its own kind of cataclysmic Hollywood production, the movies — even if relegated to smaller screens — were as necessary as ever. It was the year of the drive-in, the backyard-bedsheet screening and the streaming service. But wherever they played, the best films of the year offered some escape and connection: the possibility of grace, a spark of fury — and something the rest of the world couldn’t offer: the assurance of an ending. Here are Jake Coyle’s and Lindsey Bahr’s picks for the best movies of 2020.

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