Episode 25: The Best Movies of the Worst Year (2020 year in review)

Link to the show: Young Adult Movie Ministry Episode 25 on Substack
Release date: January 8, 2021

Who the Hosts Are This Week

Sam is the elderly New Year, waiting to expire on midnight, December 31. Alissa is the bottle of champagne.

Movies of the Year for 2020

Sam’s Top 5

#5: She Dies Tomorrow, directed by Amy Seimetz [Hulu | Amazon | YouTube]
#4: Feels Good Man, directed by Arthur Jones [Amazon | YouTube]
#3: Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, directed by Jason Woliner [Amazon Prime Video]
#2: Tenet, directed by Christopher Nolan [Amazon | YouTube]
#1: I’m Thinking of Ending Things, directed by Charlie Kaufman [Netflix]

Alissa’s Top 5

#5: Driveways, directed by Andrew Ahn [Showtime | Hulu | Amazon | YouTube]
#4: Dick Johnson is Dead, directed by Kirsten Johnson [Netflix]
#3: Lovers Rock, directed by Steve McQueen [Amazon Prime Video]
#2: Mayor, directed by David Osit [MayorFilm.com]
#1: The Painter and the Thief, directed by Benjamin Ree [Hulu | Amazon | YouTube]

Least Favorite Movies

Alissa’s: Hillbilly Elegy
Sam’s: Fatman (a Mel Gibson rehabilitation vehicle)

Honorable Mentions

Alissa: Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga, directed by David Dobkin [Netflix]
Sam: Kajillionaire, directed by Miranda July [Amazon | YouTube]

Other Mentions