2020 Rewind

At the conclusion of every year, we hit rewind and look back at the best movies, TV shows, performances, moments, and much more in a series of essays and lists published in late December. This is the archive for the 2020 Rewind.

Here are some highlights:

Explore the entire 2020 Rewind below

Best Movies Collage

The 50 Best Movies of 2020


Follow along as we count down the 50 Best Movies of 2020, according to the team at Film School Rejects.

Critics Picks Best Movies

Critic’s Picks: The Best Movies of 2020


2020 was a rough year, but we made it through in part with the help of smart, entertaining, thoughtful films like these.

Best Sci fi Movies 2020

The 20 Best Sci-Fi and Fantasy Movies of 2020


Speculative fiction offered us little desired escapism this year, but the best of these genres still affected us greatly.

Best Movie Scores Soundtracks 2020

The 20 Best Movie Soundtracks Released in 2020


Let us celebrate the wonderful movie music this year has blessed us with.

Best Comedy Movies

The 20 Best Comedies of 2020


In a year when we really needed a laugh, these movies granted us that, albeit mostly amidst dark and bittersweet themes.

Filmmaker Of The Year Steve Mcqueen 2020

Filmmaker of the Year (2020): Steve McQueen


The director’s ‘Small Axe’ anthology challenged film’s definition by exploring deeply personal stories in a radically varied and cinematic manner.

New Filmmakers 2020

The 20 Most Interesting New Filmmakers We Met in 2020


When we needed fresh perspective, these filmmakers rose to battle.

Movie Of The Year First Cow

Movie of the Year (2020): ‘First Cow’


There’s more to love than just Evie the Cow in Kelly Reichardt’s tender heist movie, our favorite of 2020.

Breakout Performances

The 20 Best Breakout Performances of 2020


These unforgettable performances from newcomers illuminate the myriad ways there are to leave an indelible impact on cinema.