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Five Lists: #TopTenFilms2020


What with a broken ankle at the start of 2020 followed by a pandemic/lockdown/working from home, probably watched more films in 2020 than any other year.

Luckily, I started using letterboxd which certainly makes list compilation much simpler. There I logged 863 films, sadly only 12 seen in the cinema!


Here are five #TopTenFilms2020 lists...


Top 10 Films Released in the UK in 2020

1) Portrait of a Lady on Fire

2) System Crasher

3) Parasite

4) The Assistant

5) You Don't Nomi

6) Dating Amber

7) The Personal History of David Copperfield

8) Rocks

9) Eurovision: The Story of Fire Saga

10) Days of the Bagnold Summer



Top 10 First-Time Watches in 2020

Logged 34 x 5* films via letterboxd


1) Portrait of a Lady on Fire

2) System Crasher

3) Parasite

4) Judy & Punch

5) Away From Her

6) Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy Blache

7) Things Change

8) Brighton Rock (1948)

9) Le Bonheur

10) Sita Sings the Blues



Top 10 Revisits in 2020 Logged 66 x 5* films via letterboxd


1) Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

2) Bright Star

3) Before Trilogy

4) Ball of Fire

5) Victor/Victoria

6) The Smallest Show on Earth

7) Random Harvest

8) Cinema Paradiso

9) Dave

10) Galaxy Quest



Top 10 LGBTQ+ Films watched for the first time in 2020

1) The Portrait of a Lady on Fire

2) Tucked

3) The Watermelon Woman

4) Dating Amber

5) XXY

6) Olivia

7) Wild Nights with Emily

8) But I’m a Cheerleader

9) Love, Cecil

10) Freak Show



Top 10 Films #DirectedbyWomen watched for the first time in 2020

It was hard to whittle down the list, as I watched 222 films (new & revisits) directed by women via letterboxed


1) The Portrait of a Lady on Fire

2) The Watermelon Woman

3) Judy & Punch

4) Star Struck

5) System Crasher

6) Be Natural: The Untold Story of

Alice Guy Blache

7) Edge

8) Away from Her

9) Sita Sings the Blues

10) Le Bonheur



Here's to 2021!








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