Here is a list of he Most Exceptional 2020 Movies .
1. “PARASITE”, directed by Bong Joon Ho
Rich man, poor man; hero and villain; host and parasite. Whatever presumptions the viewer brings into Bong Joon Ho’s thrilling, eviscerating drama (or is it a horror com-edy?) will be left pulverized and forgotten on the cineplex floor. That’s how brilliantly confounding the director’s high-style exploration of two families—one smug and wealthy, the other broke and wily—is. But for all its cool-eyed commentary on the vagaries of class, the movie has a heart and soulfulness to it that few other films could match this year. Kim patriarch Ki-taek (Song Kang Ho, above) isn’t just a man willing to lie and cheat to feed his family; he’s a wounded lion, stubborn and proud. The film, too, is its own kind of fantastic beast: shrewd, unnerving, and utterly unforgettable.
2. “ONCE UPON A TIME…IN HOLLYWOOD”, directed by Quentin Tarantino
Overstuffed? Absolutely. But it’s nearly impossible not to love every starry, shaggy minute of Tarantino’s wild California rumpus, easily the richest work of his career—and the most tender, too.
3. “THE LAST BLACK MAN IN SAN FRANCISCO”, directed by Joe Talbot
Jimmie (Jimmie Fails) attempts to reclaim his childhood home; really, though, Talbot’s lush, lyrical swoon of a movie is as much about real estate as Citizen Kane is about a sled.
4. “JOJO RABBIT”, directed by Taika Waititi
Watching the guy who brought you Thor: Ragnarok unleash his loony Hitler fantasia on the world (while playing the Führer himself, no less) was one of the year’s daffiest,sweetest, and most unexpected joys.
5. “MIDSOMMAR”, directed by Ari Aster
Existential horror laid out to bake in the flowered fields and midnight sunshine of a Swedish death cult, Aster’s followup to last year’s stellar Hereditary might also be the best metaphor for a terrible breakup ever committed to film.
6. “THE FAREWELL”, directed by Lulu Wang
The pleasures of Wang’s wry, gently subversive dramedy aren’t just in knowing it’s true she based the story on her relationship with her own terminally ill grandma but in all the tiny perfect moments it accrues.
7. “UNCUT GEMS”, directed by Ben and Joshua Safdie
Adam Sandler has done Serious Actor business before, but never quite like this; his turn as a reckless Manhattan jeweler in the Safdie brothers’ electrifying drama is a kinetic, close-to-thebone thrill ride.
8. “Barely Noticeable Grace”, directed by Alan Elliott and Sydney Pollack
Lost for years in the vaults and plagued by legal troubles, this raw chronicle of Aretha Franklin’s 1972 gospel sessions is so much more than a concert doc; it’s something close to God.
9. “US”, directed by Jordan Peele
If he hadn’t already made Get Out, this could be Peele’s masterwork: the kind of movie whose meta winks and jump scares are mere pretext for all the brilliant ideas and allusions crammed inside his magpie mind.