My 202 movies in 2020 ranked, from Best to Worst

If anything is guaranteed to shine a spotlight on the fruitlessness of human endeavour, it’s a global pandemic, a rampant killer virus that you can catch by breathing in the wrong direction. If you want to get existential about it, such a gargantuan tidal wave for humanity can make you wonder what the fucking hell you’re doing with your life. If you want to get biblical, you can point to the God of the Old Testament, and argue fastidiously (though, you suspect, fruitlessly) that this kind of thing totally plays to his M.O, it has his fingerprints all over it, the whole bloody mess. You could get philosophical and talk about us being reminded of our place, as nothing more than dust in the wind (dudes). You could pull out some science. You could go temporarily insane and look for conspiracy theories, convincing yourself that mysterious forces are somehow manufacturing a virus to exert their mighty erections on a weakened world. You could even, if you really wanted to, delve into the history books – you could see how people have behaved accordingly in similar plagues and pandemics for centuries, how the middle classes have always swamped the countryside, or fled to the sea, how governments have always let viruses dictate the course of action rather than making the big decisions themselves. Always the same. Always, always the same. It’s almost like people behave as people will behave no matter what we see or hear, no matter what history tells us, on and on ad infinitum.

Could it be that… oh God… we never really learn?

Earlier this year I decided, for reasons of massive work-loss, to watch 202 films (to numerically echo the year 2020, minus a zero – see what I did?). At first just ones I vaguely fancied watching (like, I don’t know, Moneyball) and some I hadn’t seen for a while (childhood faves like Rocky IV or Police Academy 2), but pretty quickly it became a far worthier undertaking, a makeshift film school with a homemade syllabus featuring names from around the world, movies in a variety of unfamiliar tongues. Some from nearly 100 years ago, many from before the war, some from just a year or so back, fractionally pre-Covid. And what this taught me, watching all of these films – above anything else – is that people don’t change. Human beings constantly struggle to evolve on a societal level, but by and large society doesn’t really shift. Joan of Arc’s plight wasn’t so different from Coffy’s in the movie Coffy. We don’t really learn anything new, hierarchical structures remain mostly intact, just the odd dent here and there, but the same wrestles now are the same wrestles from before. The same questions, ultimately, keep being asked and not properly answered. We want to know that we’re important and that we have meaning. That we matter. And Jesus Christ, if this year has taught us anything, it’s that knowing your life matters is the basis of fucking EVERYTHING. It’s essential.

Anyway I’ll shut up now – below is the full list of movies watched, from Best to Worst, from Must Sees to Don’t Bothers, all scored on my handy Covid Rating – 19 being the bomb, 1 being atrocious. It’s been a year when I discovered great thinkers like Ingmar Bergman, Eric Rohmer (my most-watched director, with 10 movies on the list), Rainer Werner Fassbinder. Ozu, Kurosawa. Billie Wilder. Fellini, Truffaut. Godard. Melville. Nicolas Roeg. Cassavetes (who I don’t think I like, I can’t decide). Yes, it’s the year when I finally became a dickhead (arf!). Prétentieux, me? Seriously though, it might actually be – besides marriage, children, amassing small useless piles of pocket change etc – the most fruitful endeavour of my life.

Here’s the countdown…

MUST WATCH IMMEDIATELY

On the Waterfront (1954)
Directed by Elia Kazan
Starring: Marlon Brando, Eve Marie Saint
Covid Rating: 19

The Green Ray (1986)
Directed by Eric Rohmer
Starring:  Marie Riviere, Beatrice Romand
Covid Rating: 19

Manhattan (1979)
Directed by Woody Allen
Starring: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton
Covid Rating: 19

Tokyo Story (1953)
Directed by Yasujiro Ozu
Starring: Chishu Ryu, Setsuko Hara
Covid Rating: 19

La Strada (1954)
Directed by Federico Fellini
Starring: Giulietta Masina, Anthony Quinn
Covid Rating: 19

The Philadelphia Story (1940)
Directed by George Cukor
Starring: Cary Grant, Katherine Hepburn, James Stewart
Covid Rating: 18

Before Sunrise (1995)
Directed by Richard Linklater
Starring: Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy
Covid Rating: 18

Late Spring (1949)
Directed by Yasujiro Ozu
Starring: Chishu Ryu, Setsuko Hara
Covid Rating: 18

McCabe & Mrs Miller (1971)
Directed by Robert Altman
Starring: Warren Beatty, Julie Christie
Covid Rating: 18

Vertigo (1958)
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock
Starring: James Stewart, Kim Novak
Covid Rating: 18

Casablanca (1942)
Directed by Michael Curtiz
Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman
Covid Rating: 18

Somewhere (2010)
Directed by Sofia Coppola
Starring: Stephen Dorff, Elle Fanning
Covid Rating: 18

An Autumn Afternoon (1962)
Directed by Yasujiro Ozu
Starring: Chishu Ryu, Keiji Sada
Covid Rating: 18

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019)
Directed by Quentin Tarantino
Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt
Covid Rating: 18

Ghost World (2001)
Directed by Terry Zwigoff
Starring: Thora Birch, Scarlett Johansson
Covid Rating: 17

Love in the Afternoon (1972)
Directed by Eric Rohmer
Starring: Bernard Verley, Zouzou
Covid Rating: 17

Cries and Whispers (1972)
Directed by Ingmar Bergman
Starring: Harriet Andersson, Liv Ullmann
Covid Rating: 17

Le Doulos (1962)
Directed by Jean-Pierre Melville
Starring: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Serge Reggiani
Covid Rating: 17

A Man Escaped (1956)
Directed by Robert Bresson
Starring: Francois Leterrier
Covid Rating: 17

One Deadly Summer (1983)
Directed by Jean Becker
Starring: Isabelle Adjani, Alain Souchon
Covid Rating: 17

Before Midnight (2013)
Directed by Richard Linklater
Starring: Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy
Covid Rating: 17

Persona (1966)
Directed by Ingmar Bergman
Starring: Bibi Andersson, Liv Ullmann
Covid Rating: 17

Sunset Boulevard (1950)
Directed by Billy Wilder
Starring: William Holden, Gloria Swanson
Covid Rating: 17

Battle Royale (2000)
Directed by Kinji Fukasaku
Starring: Takeshi Kitano, Tatsuya Fujiwara
Covid Rating: 17

Le Boucher (1970)
Directed by Claude Chabrol
Starring: Stephane Audran, Jean Yanne
Covid Rating: 17

Gregory’s Girl (1980)
Directed by Bill Forsyth
Starring: John Gordon Sinclair, Dee Herpburn
Covid Rating: 17

Eighth Grade (2018)
Directed by Bo Burnham
Starring: Elsie Fisher, Josh Hamilton
Covid Rating: 17

Bed & Board (1970)
Directed by Francois Truffaut
Starring: Jean-Pierre Leaud, Claude Jade
Covid Rating: 17

Glengarry Glenn Ross (1992)
Directed by James Foley
Starring: Jack Lemmon, Al Pacino
Covid Rating: 17

Prick up Your Ears (1987)
Directed by Stephen Frears
Starring:  Gary Oldman, Alfred Molina
Covid Rating: 17

Babylon (1980)
Directed by Franco Rosso
Starring: Brinsley Forde, Karl Howman
Covid Rating: 17

My Dinner with Andre (1981)
Directed by Louis Malle
Starring: Andre Gregory, Wallace Shawn
Covid Rating: 17

The 400 Blows (1959)
Directed by Francois Truffaut
Starring: Jean-Pierre Leaud, Claire Maurier
Covid Rating: 16

In the Mood for Love (2000)
Directed by Wong Kar-wai
Starring: Maggie Cheung, Tony Leung
Covid Rating: 16

Cleo from 5 to 7 (1962)
Directed by Agnes Varda
Starring: Corinne Marchand, Antoine Bourseiller
Covid Rating: 16

Fox and His Friends (1975)
Directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Starring: Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Kurt Raab
Covid Rating: 16

Rashomon (1950)
Directed by Akira Kurosawa
Starring: Toshiro Mifune, Machiko Kyo
Covid Rating: 16

My Night at Maud’s (1969)
Directed by Eric Rohmer
Starring: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Francoise Fabian
Covid Rating: 16

Before Sunset (2004)
Directed by Richard Linklater
Starring: Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy
Covid Rating: 16

Uncut Gems (2019)
Directed by Josh and Benny Safdie
Starring: Adam Sandler, Julia Fox
Covid Rating: 16

The Apartment (1960)
Directed by Billy Wilder
Starring: Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine
Covid Rating: 16

Walkabout (1971)
Directed by Nicolas Roeg
Starring: Jenny Agutter, David Gulpilil
Covid Rating: 16

Carrie (1976)
Directed by Brian De Palma
Starring: Sissy Spacek, John Travolta
Covid Rating: 16

Fear Eats the Soul (1974)
Directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Starring: Brigitte Mira, El Hedi ben Salem
Covid Rating: 16

An Autumn Tale (1998)
Directed by Eric Rohmer
Starring: Beatrice Romand, Marie Riviere
Covid Rating: 16

Days of Heaven (1978)
Directed by Terrence Malick
Starring: Richard Gere, Brooke Adams
Covid Rating: 16

Black Narcissus (1947)
Directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger
Starring: Deborah Kerr, David Farrar
Covid Rating: 16

When Harry Met Sally (1989)
Directed by Rob Reiner
Starring: Meg Ryan, Billy Crystal
Covid Rating: 16

Badlands (1974)
Directed by Terrence Malick
Starring: Martin Sheen, Sissy Spacek
Covid Rating: 16

I Like Killing Flies (2004)
Directed by Matt Mahurin
Starring: Kenny Shopsin
Covid Rating: 16

Le Mepris (1963)
Directed by Jean-Luc Godard
Starring: Brigitte Bardot, Jack Palance
Covid Rating: 16

The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant (1972)
Directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Starring: Margit Carstensen, Hanna Schygulla
Covid Rating:  16

Citizen Kane (1941)
Directed by Orson Welles
Starring: Orson Welles, Everett Sloane
Covid Rating: 16

The Truman Show (1998)
Directed by Peter Weir
Starring: Jim Carrey, Ed Harris
Coved Rating: 16

All the President’s Men (1976)
Directed by Alan J. Pakula
Starring: Robert Redford, Dustin Hoffman
Covid Rating: 16

I’m Thinking of Ending Things (2020)
Directed by Charlie Kaufman
Starring: Jesse Plemons, Jessie Buckley
Covid Rating: 16

SHOULD ABSOLUTELY WATCH

Double Indemnity (1944)
Directed by Billy Wilder
Starring: Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck
Covid Rating: 15

The Bad News Bears (1976)
Directed by Michael Ritchie
Starring: Walter Matthau, Tatum O’Neal
Covid Rating: 15

Blow Up (1966)
Directed by Michelangelo Antonioni
Starring: David Hemmings, Vanessa Redgrave
Covid Rating: 15

Le Samourai (1967)
Directed by Jean-Pierre Melville
Starring: Alain Delon, Cathy Rosier
Covid Rating: 15

2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
Directed by Stanley Kubrick
Starring: Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood
Covid Rating: 15

Bad Timing (1980)
Directed by Nicolas Roeg
Starring: Art Garfunkel, Theresa Russell
Covid Rating: 15

The Lady Eve (1941)
Directed by Preston Sturges
Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Henry Fonda
Covid Rating: 15

Claire’s Knee (1970)
Directed by Eric Rohmer
Starring: Jean-Claude Brialy, Beatrice Romand
Covid Rating: 15

12 Angry Men (1957)
Directed by Sidney Lumet
Starring: Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb
Covid Rating: 15

8 ½ (1963)
Directed by Federico Fellini
Starring: Marcello Mastroianni, Claudia Cardinale
Covid Rating: 15

Being There (1979)
Directed by Hal Ashby
Starring: Peter Sellers, Shirley MacLaine
Covid Rating: 15

Breathless (1983)
Directed by Jim McBride
Starring: Richard Gere, Valerie Kaprisky
Covid Rating: 15

The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974)
Directed by Joseph Sargent
Starring: Walter Matthau, Robert Shaw
Covid Rating: 15

Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972)
Directed by Werner Herzog
Starring: Klaus Kinski, Peter Berling
Covid Rating: 15

Barry Lyndon (1975)
Directed by Stanley Kubrick
Starring: Ryan O’Neal, Marisa Berenson
Covid Rating: 15

Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)
Directed by Sergio Leone
Starring: Henry Fonda, Charles Bronson
Covid Rating: 15

Swingers (1996)
Directed by Doug Liman
Starring: Jon Favreau, Vince Vaughn
Covid Rating: 15

Frances Ha (2012)
Directed by Noah Baumbach
Starring: Greta Gerwig, Mickey Sumner
Covid Rating: 15   

Paris, Texas (1984)
Directed by Wim Wenders
Starring: Harry Dean Stanton, Nastassja Kinski
Covid Rating: 15

My Own Private Idaho (1991)
Directed by Gus Van Sant
Starring: River Phoenix, Keanu Reeves
Covid Rating: 15

Pierrot le Fou (1965)
Directed by Jean-Luc Godard
Starring: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Anna Karina
Covid Rating: 15

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
Directed by Michel Gondry
Starring: Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet
Covid Rating: 15

The Aviator’s Wife (1981)
Directed by Eric Rohmer
Starring: Phillippe Marlaud, Marie Riviere
Covid Rating: 15

Christine (1983)
Directed by John Carpenter
Starring: Keith Gordon, Alexandra Paul
Covid Rating: 15

The Seventh Seal (1957)
Directed by Ingmar Bergman
Starring: Max von Sydow, Bibi Andersson
Covid Rating: 14

Everybody Wants Some!! (2016)
Directed by Richard Linklater
Starring: Blake Jenner, Zoey Deutch
Covid Rating: 14

My Neighbour Totoro (1988)
Directed by Hayao Miyazaki
Covid Rating: 14

Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975)
Directed by Peter Weir
Starring: Rachel Roberts, Jacki Weaver
Covid Rating: 14

Pauline at the Beach (1983)
Directed by Eric Rohmer
Starring: Amanda Langlet, Arielle Dombasle
Covid Rating: 14

Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
Directed by Steven Spielberg
Starring: Richard Dreyfuss, Teri Garr
Covid Rating: 14

Vivre Sa Vie (1962)
Directed by Jean-Luc Godard
Starring: Anna Karina, Sady Rebbot
Covid Rating: 14

Stolen Kisses (1968)
Directed by Francois Truffaut
Starring: Jean-Pierre Leaud, Claude Jade
Covid Rating: 14

Call me By Your Name (2017)
Directed by Luca Guadagnino
Starring: Timothee Chalamet, Armie Hammer
Covid Rating: 14

California Suite (1978)
Directed by Herbert Ross
Starring: Jane Fonda, Maggie Smith
Covid Rating: 14

Lady Bird (2017)
Directed by Greta Gerwig
Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf
Covid Rating: 14

A Good Marriage (1982)
Directed by Eric Rohmer
Starring: Beatrice Romand, Andre Dussollier
Covid Rating: 14

Jackie Brown (1997)
Directed by Quentin Tarantino
Starring: Pam Grier, Robert Forster
Covid Rating: 14

Breathless (1960)
Directed by Jean-Luc Godard
Starring: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Jean Seberg
Covid Rating: 14

A Summer’s Tale (1996)
Directed by Eric Rohmer
Starring: Melvil Poupaud, Amanda Langlet
Covid Rating: 14

The Squid and the Whale (2005)
Directed by Noah Baumbach
Starring: Jeff Daniels, Jesse Eisenberg
Covid Rating: 14

Jules and Jim (1962)
Directed by Francois Truffaut
Starring: Jeanne Moreau, Oskar Werner
Covid Rating: 14

Ikiru (1952)
Directed by Akira Kurosawa
Starring: Takashi Shimura, Miki Odagiri
Covid Rating: 14

She’s Gotta Have It (1986)
Directed by Spike Lee
Starring: Tracy Camilla Johns, Spike Lee
Covid Rating: 14

A Tale of Winter (1992)
Directed by Eric Rohmer
Starring: Charlotte Very, Michel Voletti
Covid Rating: 14

The Player (1992)
Directed by Robert Altman
Starring: Tim Robbins, Greta Scacchi
Covid Rating: 14

Au Revoir Les Enfants (1987)
Directed by Louis Malle
Starring: Gaspard Manesse, Raphael Fejto
Covid Rating: 14

Kramer vs Kramer (1979)
Directed by Robert Benton
Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Meryl Streep
Covid Rating: 14

Birdman (2014)
Directed by Alejandro G. Inarritu
Starring: Michael Keaton, Ed Norton
Covid Rating: 14

Blackkklansman (2018)
Directed by Spike Lee
Starring: John David Washington, Adam Driver
Covid Rating: 14

Crimes of Passion (1984)
Directed by Ken Russell
Starring: Kathleen Turner, Anthony Perkins
Covid Rating: 13

Good Time (2017)
Directed by Josh Safdie and Benny Safdie
Starring: Robert Pattinson, Benny Safdie
Covid Rating: 13

La Haine (1995)
Directed by Mathieu Kassovitz
Starring: Vincent Cassel, Hubert Kounde
Covid Rating: 13

The Killing of a Chinese Bookie (1976)
Directed by John Cassavetes
Starring: Ben Gazzara, Azizi Johari
Covid Rating: 13

The Marriage of Maria Braun (1978)
Directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Starring: Hanna Schygulla, Klaus Lowitsch
Covid Rating: 13

Evil Dead II (1987)
Directed by Sam Raimi
Starring: Bruce Campbell, Sarah Berry
Covid Rating: 13

High Fidelity (2000)
Directed by Stephen Frears
Starring: John Cusack, Jack Black
Covid Rating: 13

Singin’ in the Rain (1952)
Directed by Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen
Starring: Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds
Covid Rating: 13

Blow Out (1981)
Directed by Brian De Palma
Starring: John Travolta, Nancy Allen
Covid Rating: 13

The Fireman’s Ball (1967)
Directed by Milos Forman
Starring: Jan Vostrcil, Josef Sebanek
Covid Rating: 13

Shampoo (1975)
Directed by Hal Ashby
Starring: Warren Beatty, Julie Christie
Covid Rating: 13

Two-Lane Blacktop (1971)
Directed by Monte Hellman
Starring: James Taylor, Dennis Wilson
Covid Rating: 13

Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
Directed by Arthur Penn
Starring: Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway
Covid Rating: 13

The Farewell (2019)
Directed by Lulu Wang
Starring: Awkwafina, Zhao Shu-zhen
Covid Rating: 13

Death Proof (2007)
Directed by Quentin Tarantino
Starring: Kurt Russell, Rosario Dawson
Covid Rating: 13

Moneyball (2011)
Directed by Bennett Miller
Starring: Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill
Covid Rating: 13

Bait (2019)
Directed by Mark Jenkin
Starring: Edward Rowe, Mary Woodvine
Covid Rating: 13

Radio On (1979)
Directed by Christopher Petit
Starring: David Beames, Sting
Covid Rating: 13

Witness (1985)
Directed by Peter Weir
Starring: Harrison Ford, Kelly McGillis
Covid Rating: 13

500 Days of Summer (2009)
Directed by Marc Webb
Starring: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Zooey Deschanel
Covid Rating: 13

The African Queen (1951)
Directed by John Huston
Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Katherine Hepburn
Covid Rating: 12

Little Women (2019)
Directed by Greta Gerwig
Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Florence Pugh
Covid Rating: 12

A Woman Under the Influence (1974)
Directed by John Cassavetes
Starring: Gena Rowlands, Peter Falk
Covid Rating: 12

Beware of a Holy Whore (1971)
Directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Starring: Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Hanna Schygulla
Covid Rating: 12

The Goodbye Girl (1977)
Directed by Herbert Ross
Starring: Richard Dreyfuss, Marsha Mason
Covid Rating: 12

Three Days of the Condor (1975)
Directed by Sydney Pollack
Starring: Robert Redford, Faye Dunaway
Covid Rating: 12

Les Biches (1968)
Directed by Claude Chabrol
Starring: Stephane Audran, Jean-Louis Trintignant
Covid Rating: 12

The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928)
Directed by Carl Theodor Dreyer
Starring: Renee Jeanne Falconetti
Covid rating: 12

Gabbeh (1996)
Directed by Mohsen Makhmalbaf
Starring: Shaghayeh Djodat
Covid Rating: 12

COULD DEFINITELY WATCH

Running on Empty (1988)
Directed by Sidney Lumet
Starring: River Phoenix, Martha Plimpton
Covid Rating: 12

All that Jazz (1979)
Directed by Bob Fosse
Starring: Roy Scheider, Jessica Lange
Covid Rating: 12

Ocean’s Eleven (2001)
Directed by Steven Soderbergh
Starring: George Clooney, Brad Pitt
Covid Rating: 12

Love on the Run (1979)
Directed by Francois Truffaut
Starring: Jean-Pierre Leaud, Claude Jade
Covid Rating: 12

Kill Bill Vol. 2 (2004)
Directed by Quentin Tarantino
Starring: Uma Thurman, David Carradine
Covid Rating: 12

Saturday Night (2010)
Directed by James Franco
Starring: John Malkovich, Bill Hader
Covid Rating: 12

Locke (2013)
Directed by Steven Knight
Starring: Tom Hardy, Olivia Colman
Covid Rating: 12

The Mirror (1975)
Directed by Andrei Tarkovsky
Starring: Margarita Terekhova, Ignat Daniltsev
Covid Rating: 11

Bicycle Thieves (1948)
Directed by Vittorio De Sica
Starring: Enzo Staiola, Lamberto Maggiorani
Covid Rating: 11

Gaslight (1944)
Directed by George Cukor
Starring: Charles Boyer, Ingrid Bergman
Covid Rating: 11

American Gigolo (1980)
Directed by Paul Schrader
Starring: Richard Gere, Lauren Hutton
Covid Rating: 11

Harold and Maude (1971)
Directed by Hal Ashby
Starring: Ruth Gordon, Bud Cort
Covid Rating: 11

Black Panther (2018)
Directed by Ryan Coogler
Starring: Chadwick Boseman, Lupita Nyong’o
Covid Rating: 11

Five Easy Pieces (1970)
Directed by Bob Rafelson
Starring: Jack Nicholson, Karen Black
Covid Rating: 11

Synecdoche, New York (2008)
Directed by Charlie Kaufman
Starring: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Samantha Morton
Covid Rating: 11

After Hours (1985)
Directed by Martin Scorsese
Starring: Griffin Dunne, Rosanna Arquette
Covid Rating: 11

Repo Man (1984)
Directed by Alex Cox
Starring: Emilio Estevez, Harry Dean Stanton
Covid Rating: 11

Knives Out (2019)
Directed by Rian Johnson
Starring: Daniel Craig, Chris Evans
Covid Rating: 11

Straight Outta Compton (2015)
Directed by F. Gary Gray
Starring: O’Shea Jackson Jr, Corey Hawkins
Covid Rating: 11

Rope (1948)
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock
Starring: James Stewart, John Dall
Covid Rating: 11

That Sinking Feeling (1979)
Directed by Bill Forsyth
Starring: Robert Buchanan, John Gordon Sinclair
Covid Rating: 11

Coffy (1973)
Directed by Jack Hill
Starring: Pam Grier, Sid Haig
Covid Rating: 11

East of Eden (1955)
Directed by Elia Kazan
Starring: Julie Harris, James Dean
Covid Rating: 11

The Guilty (2018)
Directed by Gustav Moller
Starring: Jakob Cedergren
Covid Rating: 11

The Fugitive (1993)
Directed by Andrew Davis
Starring: Harrison Ford, Tommy Lee Jones
Covid Rating: 11

The Notebook (2004)
Directed by Nick Cassavetes
Starring: Ryan Gosling, Rachel McAdams
Covid Rating: 11

Booksmart (2019)
Directed by Olivia Wilde
Starring: Kaitlyn Dever, Beanie Feldstein
Covid Rating: 11

Days of the Bagnold Summer (2019)
Directed by Simon Bird
Starring: Monica Dolan, Earl Cave
Covid Rating: 11

The King of Staten Island (2020)
Directed by Judd Apatow
Starring: Pete Davidson, Marisa Tomei
Covid Rating: 10

The Long Goodbye (1973)
Directed by Robert Altman
Starring: Elliott Gould, Nina van Pallandt
Covid Rating: 10

Chico & Rita (2010)
Directed by Fernando Trueba, Javier Mariscal, and Tono Errando
Covid Rating: 10

Moonstruck (1987)
Directed by Norman Jewison
Starring: Cher, Nicolas Cage
Covid Rating: 10

Tootsie (1982)
Directed by Sydney Pollack
Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Jessica Lange
Covid Rating: 10

1917 (2019)
Directed by Sam Mendes
Starring: George MacKay, Dean-Charles Chapman
Covid Rating: 10

Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
Directed by George Miller
Starring: Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron
Covid Rating: 10

Brian’s Song (1971)
Directed by Buzz Kulik
Starring: James Caan, Billy Dee Williams
Covid Rating: 10

I, Tonya (2017)
Directed by Craig Gillespie
Starring: Margot Robbie, Allison Janney
Covid Rating: 10

Ratatouille (2007)
Directed by Brad Bird
Starring: Patton Oswalt, Ian Holm
Covid Rating: 10

Hope and Glory (1987)
Directed by John Boorman
Starring: Sebastian Rice-Edwards, Sarah Miles
Covid Rating: 10

The Trouble with Harry (1955)
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock
Starring: Edmund Gwenn, Shirley MacLaine
Covid Rating: 10

The Naked Gun 2 ½ (1991)
Directed by David Zucker
Starring: Leslie Nielsen, Priscilla Presley
Covid Rating: 10

Babette’s Feast (1987)
Directed by Gabriel Axel
Starring: Stephane Audran, Birgitte Federspiel
Covid Rating: 9

The Kid (1921)
Directed by Charlie Chaplin
Starring: Charlie Chaplin, Jackie Coogan
Covid Rating: 9

YEAH PERHAPS DON’T WORRY ABOUT IT

Slap Shot (1977)
Directed by George Roy Hill
Starring: Paul Newman, Michael Ontkean
Covid Rating: 9

Amazing Grace (2019)
Directed by Sydney Pollack
Starring: Aretha Franklin, James Cleveland
Covid Rating: 9

Don’t Think Twice (2016)
Directed by Mike Birbiglia
Starring: Keegan-Michael Key, Gillian Jacobs
Covid Rating: 9

Performance (1970)
Directed by Donald Cammell and Nicolas Roeg
Starring: James Fox, Mick Jagger
Covid Rating: 9

Mo Better Blues (1990)
Directed by Spike Lee
Starring: Denzel Washington, Wesley Snipes
Covid Rating: 9

Three Men and a Baby (1987)
Directed by Leonard Nimoy
Starring: Tom Selleck, Ted Danson
Covid Rating: 9

Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012)
Directed by Lorene Scafaria
Starring: Steve Carell, Keira Knightley
Covid Rating: 9

Presumed Innocent (1990)
Directed by Alan J. Pakula
Starring: Harrison Ford, Greta Scacchi
Covid Rating: 8

Dirty Work (1998)
Directed by Bob Saget
Starring: Norm Macdonald, Artie Lange
Covid Rating: 8

Billy Madison (1995)
Directed by Tamra Davis
Starring: Adam Sandler, Norm Macdonald
Covid Rating: 8

The Running Man (1987)
Directed by Paul Michael Glaser
Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Maria Conchita Alonso
Covid Rating: 8

Die Hard 2 (1990)
Directed by Renny Harlin
Starring: Bruce Willis, Bonnie Bedelia
Covid Rating: 8

Interiors (1978)
Directed by Woody Allen
Starring: Mary Beth Hurt, Diane Keaton
Covid Rating: 7

Thor Ragnorok (2017)
Directed by Taika Waititi
Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Cate Blanchett
Covid Rating: 7

The Florida Project (2017)
Directed by Sean Baker
Starring: Willem Dafoe, Bria Vinaite
Covid Rating: 7

How to Build a Girl (2019)
Directed by Coky Giedroyc
Starring: Beanie Feldstein, Paddy Considine
Covid Rating: 7

Big Night (1996)
Directed by Campbell Scott and Stanley Tucci
Starring: Stanley Tucci, Tony Shalhoub
Covid Rating: 6

Letter to Brezhnev (1985)
Directed by Chris Bernard
Starring: Alexandra Pigg, Margi Clarke
Covid Rating: 5

A View to a Kill (1985)
Directed by John Glen
Starring: Roger Moore, Grace Jones
Covid Rating: 4

Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker (2019)
Directed by J.J. Abrams
Starring: Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver
Covid Rating: 4

Husbands (1970)
Directed by John Cassavetes
Starring: John Cassavetes, Peter Falk
Covid Rating: 3

Hustlers (2019)
Directed by Lorene Scafaria
Starring: Constance Wu, Jennifer Lopez
Covid Rating: 3

The Big Bird Cage (1972)
Directed by Jack Hill
Starring: Pam Grier, Sid Haig
Covid Rating: 2

Rocky IV (1985)
Directed by Sylvester Stallone
Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Dolph Lundgren
Covid Rating: 2

Police Academy 2 (1985)
Directed by Jerry Paris
Starring: Steve Guttenberg, Bubba Smith
Covid Rating: 1

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