Here Are Small Screen’s Writers’ Top 5 Films Of 2020

It’s that time of the year again! It’s the time of the year when we all here at Small Screen get together and reveal our top films of 2020. What we’ve done is chose 5 of our favourite films from 2020 each. This hasn’t been easy for us, because there haven’t been too many movies released this year (thanks COVID-19).

There’s also the fact that the year still isn’t quite finished, and there’s always one film that comes in towards the end of the year that people really end up loving. Last year, for instance, we had the likes of Jojo Rabbit released at the very end of 2019 in some markets. It was released in 2020 in the UK, so what we’ve decided to do with this list is have it span from January 2020 to December 2020, and we’ll be working off of UK release dates. This means that Jojo Rabbit can be included in this top films of 2020 list.

Full disclosure, we’re releasing this list before Pixar’s Soul and Warner Bros. Pictures’ Wonder Woman 1984 are released worldwide via either cinemas, Disney Plus or HBO Max. So, that’s why you might not see these films on our writers’ lists. That said, one of our writers did get to see Wonder Woman 1984 in the UK.

Even despite COVID-19 basically putting the pause button on Hollywood, there have been some great movies released in 2o20. There have been some great horror movies, dramas, rom-coms, holiday films, sci-fi pictures and thrillers. So, without any further ado, here are Small Screen’s writers top 5 films of the year 2020:


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Alessia Armenise

5. Emma (Universal Pictures)

4. Birds Of Prey (Warner Bros. Pictures)

3. Hillbilly Elegy (Netflix)

2. Rebecca (Netflix)

1. Happiest Season (Hulu)

Daniel Peter

5. Wonder Woman 1984 (Warner Bros. Pictures)

4. The Gentlemen (Entertainment Film Distributors)

3. Parasite (CJ Entertainment)

2. The Trial Of The Chicago 7 (Netflix)

1. Bad Boys For Life (Sony Pictures Releasing)

Edward Lauder

5. Extraction (Netflix)

4. The Trail Of The Chicago 7 (Netflix)

3. Uncut Gems (Netflix)

2. The Invisible Man (Universal Pictures)

1. Jojo Rabbit (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

Hamish Calvert

5. And Then We Danced (TriArt Film)

4. The Invisible Man (Universal Pictures)

3. Parasite (CJ Entertainment)

2. 1917 (Universal Pictures)

1. Calm With Horses (Altitude Film Distribution)

Raven Brunner

5. The Invisible Man (Universal Pictures)

4. Run (Hulu)

3. The Half of It (Netflix)

2. The Photograph (Universal Pictures)

1. Endings, Beginning (Samuel Goldwyn Films)

Rich Burnham

5. The Gentlemen (Entertainment Film Distributors)

4. Hamilton (Disney Plus)

3. Palm Springs (Hulu)

2. Da 5 Bloods (Netflix)

1. The King Of Staten Island (Universal Pictures)

What do you make of this list? Are there any films from 2020 that we forgot to add? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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