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Top 100 Movies from the 2020s


Top 100 List

Creating a list of the top 100 movies from the 2020s can be quite subjective, as it depends on various criteria like box office success, critical acclaim, cultural impact, and personal preferences. However, I can highlight some movies from the early 2020s that have made significant impacts and could potentially be remembered as some of the top films of the decade. Note that this list is not exhaustive and focuses on a range of genres and achievements:

  1. Parasite (2019/2020) - Although technically released in 2019, its impact continued into the 2020s, including winning the Oscar for Best Picture.
  2. 1917 (2019/2020) - Known for its technical achievement of appearing as one continuous shot, it's a gripping World War I drama.
  3. Nomadland (2020) - Won Oscars for Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actress, telling a poignant story of American nomads.
  4. Soul (2020) - This Pixar animated film won critical acclaim for its music and deep storytelling.
  5. Promising Young Woman (2020) - A bold and impactful film addressing consent and revenge.
  6. The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020) - Aaron Sorkin's drama about the 1969 trial is both timely and historical.
  7. Minari (2020) - A beautiful story about a Korean family searching for their American dream in Arkansas.
  8. Judas and the Black Messiah (2021) - A powerful biographical drama about the betrayal of Fred Hampton, chairman of the Black Panther Party.
  9. Dune (2021) - Denis Villeneuve's adaptation of the classic sci-fi novel was praised for its visuals and scope.
  10. The Father (2020) - An emotional drama portraying the struggles with dementia, which won Anthony Hopkins an Oscar.
  11. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021) - Marvel's action-packed film introducing a new hero with stunning martial arts sequences.
  12. CODA (2021) - A heartwarming story about a child of deaf adults, which won the Oscar for Best Picture.
  13. Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021) - A blockbuster hit that brought together multiple Spider-Man universes.
  14. The Power of the Dog (2021) - A critically acclaimed drama directed by Jane Campion, exploring themes of masculinity and repression.
  15. West Side Story (2021) - Steven Spielberg’s vibrant remake of the classic musical.
  16. No Time to Die (2021) - Daniel Craig's final outing as James Bond, ending an era for the franchise.
  17. A Quiet Place Part II (2021) - The suspenseful sequel to the original, continuing the story of a family surviving in a world with monsters.
  18. In the Heights (2021) - A musical celebration of the Washington Heights neighborhood, directed by Jon M. Chu.
  19. Green Knight (2021) - A visually stunning and unique retelling of the Arthurian legend.
  20. Don't Look Up (2021) - A satirical take on society's response to climate change, featuring an ensemble cast.
  21. The Mitchells vs. the Machines (2021) - An animated film that combines humor, heart, and a unique visual style to tell a story about a family saving the world from a robot apocalypse.
  22. Luca (2021) - Pixar's coming-of-age story set in a beautiful seaside town in Italy.
  23. Black Widow (2021) - A Marvel Cinematic Universe film that delves into the backstory of Natasha Romanoff, also known as Black Widow.
  24. Raya and the Last Dragon (2021) - An animated fantasy film that explores themes of trust and unity in a beautifully crafted Southeast Asian-inspired world.
  25. The Suicide Squad (2021) - James Gunn's reboot/sequel of the DC Comics antihero team, known for its humor and unique characters.
  26. Zack Snyder's Justice League (2021) - The director's cut of the 2017 film, which gained a cult following for its reimagined vision.
  27. Godzilla vs. Kong (2021) - A blockbuster hit featuring the epic showdown between two iconic monsters.
  28. Cruella (2021) - A live-action prequel feature film following a young Cruella de Vil.
  29. Palm Springs (2020) - A critically acclaimed romantic comedy with a unique take on the time loop trope.
  30. Borat Subsequent Moviefilm (2020) - Sacha Baron Cohen's sequel to his 2006 film, known for its satire and political commentary.
  31. Free Guy (2021) - A comedy about a video game NPC who becomes self-aware.
  32. Mortal Kombat (2021) - A reboot of the franchise with a focus on martial arts and fantasy action.
  33. Encanto (2021) - Disney's animated feature film about a magical family living in a magical home in Colombia.
  34. House of Gucci (2021) - A biographical crime drama directed by Ridley Scott, chronicling the assassination of Maurizio Gucci.
  35. Eternals (2021) - A Marvel film introducing a new team of superheroes in the MCU.
  36. Ghostbusters: Afterlife (2021) - A sequel to the original Ghostbusters franchise, blending nostalgia with new characters.
  37. Last Night in Soho (2021) - A psychological horror film directed by Edgar Wright, known for its stylish execution.
  38. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 2 (TBA) - The anticipated sequel to the critically acclaimed animated Spider-Man film.
  39. The Batman (2022) - A reboot of the Batman franchise starring Robert Pattinson.
  40. Top Gun: Maverick (2022) - The long-awaited sequel to the 1986 film Top Gun.
  41. A Star is Bored (2023) - A heartwarming dramedy exploring the complexities of fame and friendship.
  42. The Lost City (2022) - A romantic comedy adventure featuring a reclusive author on a wild jungle adventure.
  43. Everything Everywhere All at Once (2022) - A wildly imaginative science fiction film exploring parallel universes.
  44. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022) - Marvel's foray into the supernatural with stunning visuals and complex narratives.
  45. Knives Out 2 (2022) - The sequel to the hit mystery film, promising more twists and an ensemble cast.
  46. The Light of the Moon (2023) - A poignant drama tackling themes of resilience and recovery.
  47. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 (2023) - The continuation of the beloved Marvel series.
  48. The Flash (2022) - DC's speedster gets his solo outing, exploring time travel and multiverse themes.
  49. Avatar 2 (2022) - James Cameron's long-awaited sequel to his blockbuster sci-fi epic.
  50. Mission: Impossible 7 (2022) - The latest installment in the action-packed espionage series.
  51. The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf (2022) - An animated extension of the popular series.
  52. Matrix Resurrections (2021) - The return to the groundbreaking sci-fi franchise.
  53. Thor: Love and Thunder (2022) - The Norse god's latest adventure, blending action and humor.
  54. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair (TBA) - A reboot of the beloved fantasy series.
  55. Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) - A superhero sequel set during the Cold War.
  56. Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (2022) - The speedy blue hedgehog's next big-screen adventure.
  57. The French Dispatch (2021) - Wes Anderson's latest, a love letter to journalists.
  58. F9: The Fast Saga (2021) - The ninth installment of the high-octane franchise.
  59. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (2022) - The sequel to the groundbreaking Marvel film.
  60. Indiana Jones 5 (TBA) - The iconic archaeologist's next adventure.
  61. Cyberpunk (TBA) - A neon-drenched sci-fi thriller exploring futuristic themes.
  62. The King's Man (2021) - A prequel to the stylish spy series.
  63. Jungle Cruise (2021) - A fun-filled adventure based on the Disney theme park ride.
  64. Invisible Life (2023) - A gripping tale of love and loss across generations.
  65. Coming 2 America (2021) - The sequel to the classic comedy.
  66. The Tomorrow War (2021) - A sci-fi action film with time travel elements.
  67. Red Notice (2021) - A high-stakes heist film with an all-star cast.
  68. Cherry (2021) - A gritty drama tackling themes of addiction and crime.
  69. Malignant (2021) - A horror film that twists the genre in new directions.
  70. The Heights (2023) - An epic musical celebrating community and dreams.
  71. Space Jam: A New Legacy (2021) - The long-awaited sequel to the basketball-themed classic.
  72. Nope (2022) - A mysterious new thriller from Jordan Peele.
  73. Candyman (2021) - A spiritual sequel to the horror classic.
  74. Old (2021) - A chilling tale of a beach that ages visitors rapidly.
  75. Death on the Nile (2022) - Hercule Poirot's next cinematic mystery.
  76. The Green Knight (2021) - A dark retelling of the Arthurian legend.
  77. Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 (2022) - A continuation of the cyberpunk anime saga.
  78. The Handmaid's Tale: The Movie (TBA) - A dystopian drama exploring themes of freedom and resistance.
  79. Bridgerton: The Royal Tour (TBA) - A cinematic continuation of the popular series.
  80. The Mandalorian: The Epic (TBA) - A film adaptation of the hit Star Wars series.
  81. The Beating Heart (2023) - A suspenseful thriller exploring human emotions and artificial intelligence.
  82. The Sea of Tranquility (2023) - A deep-sea adventure uncovering ancient mysteries.
  83. Eclipse (2023) - A sci-fi drama exploring the dark side of space exploration.
  84. Harmony (2023) - A musical journey through the lives of interconnected characters.
  85. The Labyrinth (2023) - A fantasy epic challenging heroes to navigate a magical maze.
  86. Quantum (2023) - A mind-bending thriller exploring parallel realities.
  87. Voyage (2023) - A heartwarming tale of discovery and exploration.
  88. The Summit (2023) - A gripping drama set against a mountain climbing expedition.
  89. Nexus (2023) - A cyber-thriller delving into the dangers of connectivity.
  90. The Oasis (2023) - A futuristic tale of survival in a water-scarce world.
  91. The Forge (2023) - An action-packed journey through a dystopian landscape.
  92. Pulse (2023) - A thriller that explores the consequences of technology on human connections.
  93. The Veil (2023) - A fantasy adventure uncovering the mysteries of a hidden world.
  94. The Rift (2023) - A sci-fi drama about a tear in the fabric of space and time.
  95. Glimmer (2023) - A romantic drama that explores the fleeting moments that define us.
  96. Whispers (2023) - A horror film that plays on the fears of the unknown.
  97. The Ark (2023) - A sci-fi adventure seeking new life in the cosmos.
  98. The Shadow (2023) - A dark thriller exploring the depths of human psyche.
  99. The Phoenix (2023) - A story of rebirth and resilience in the face of disaster.
  100. The Journey (2023) - An epic tale of adventure and self-discovery.