Trainwreck’d Society’s Top 50 Films of 2020 Part 1: 50 – 26 [Exclusive]


Hello Folks! And welcome to this year’s Top 50 Films list for 2020. Needless to say, as it probably applies to most of you as well….I consumed ALOT of film content this year. In fact, by the time I realized that I was watching so many damn movies (about the time I wrapped up the majority of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as much as Disney+ would let me anyway) around May, I set 3 goals, 2 of which I came just shy of meeting: The goals were to watch 100 newly released films, 365 films I have never seen, and add 500 entries into my Letterboxd diary for 2020 (to include re-watches, comedy specials, short films, & mini-series such as Tiger King, which I still love).

As of this writing (December 29th) I managed to watch 110 newly released films, 307 films I have never seen, and have added 405 entries into my Letterboxd diary. And while these numbers may change by the end of the year, I have a feeling that I may not be about watch 58 movies in the mere 60 or so hours left in the year. Time doesn’t work in my favor on this one. But alas, I feel like I came pretty close at set of goals that took no real effort on my part and isn’t really worth mentioned. Except that this my site, and I will do as I please. So there you have it. 2020 sucked, but there was some pretty damn good viewing.

And for the task at hand, and the reason some (any?) of you are here, is that 2020 had some pretty amazing new releases. Now, I feel it is only right to clarify that while Trainwreck’d Society is prestigious for many (none?) reasons, we do not follow the traditions of the Oscars. Even pre-pandemic, I was shamefully not seeing many movies in theaters. The majority of my movie viewing is done via streaming services as well as digital screeners. Thus, alot of these films may have actually been made, and in some cases released in outside of the U.S. markets, the year prior or even earlier. In the case of 2020, one film literally goes all the way back to 2012 (what a year!).

The reason for this disclaimer is basically because of just that. 2020 was a year that we all (should have) stayed home and watched movies in the discomfort of our own house. Thus, there were several films released digitally that very well could have not even seen the light of day if the demand for streaming content and shit to watch in our own domiciles wasn’t in such demand. Thus, many of the films listed below were actually credited on sites such as IMDb as being released in 2019, or even later. I believe there is even a 2015 in there.

Alas, it doesn’t matter. Each of these wonderful hand-selected films received a release of some sort in 2020, and more importantly, they are all wonderful. I hope you dig the list as in the time it took to craft it all together, I could have probably watched another film, and would have had to do this whole thing over again.

So Folks, please enjoy Part 1 of Trainwreck’d Society’s Top 50 Films of 2020!




50. Driven

Directed by Glenn Payne

Written by Casey Dillard

Starring: Richard Speight Jr., Casey Dillard, Maddie Ludt


49. Gold Dust

Directed by David Wall

Written by David Wall

Starring David Wall, David Wysocki, Kerry Wall


48. Girl with No Mouth

Directed by Can Evrenol

Written by Can Evrenol

Starring Elif Sevinc, Denizhan Akbaba, Mehmet Yilmaz Ak


47. Human Zoo

Directed by John E. Seymore

Written by John E. Seymore, John Crawford, & Selfin Morose

Starring Robert Carradine, Raw Leiba, Edward Hong


46. The Departure

Directed by Merland Hoxha

Written by Merland Hoxha

Starring Kendall Chappell, Grant Wright Gunderson, Jon Briddell


45. The Tent

Directed by Kyle Couch

Written by Kyle Couch

Starring Tim Kaiser, Shelby Bradley, Kyle Couch


44. Monstrous

Directed by Bruce Wemple

Written by Anna Shields

Starring Anna Shields, Rachel Finninger, Catharine Daddario


43. Expulsion

Directed by Aaron Jackson & Sean C. Stephens

Written by Aaron jackson & Sean C. Stephens

Starring Colton Tapp, Rosalie Fisher, Lar Park-Lincoln


42. Carol of the Bells

Directed by Joey Travolta

Written by J.C. Peterson

Starring RJ Mitte, Andrea F. Friedman, Donna Pescow


41. The Retreat

Directed by Bruce Wemple

Written by Bruce Wemple

Starring Grany Schumacher, Dylan Gunn, Ariella Mastroianni


40. The Half of It

Directed by Alice Wu

Written by Alice Wu

Starring Leah Lewis, Alexxis Lemire, Becky Ann Baker


39. No Such Thing As Monsters

Directed by Stuart Stanton

Written by Stuart Stanton & Karen Elgar

Starring Angel Giuffria, Georgia Crisfield Smith, Michaela Pascoe


38. I’ll Be Around

Directed by Mike Cuenca

Written by Mike Cuenca & Dan Rojay

Starring Sofia Grace, Sarah Lawrence, Jonah Ray


37. Horse Girl

Directed by Jeff Baena

Written by Jeff Baena & Alison Brie

Starring Alison Brie, Molly Shannon, Dendrie Taylor


36. The Dinner Party

Directed by Miles Doleac

Written by Miles Doleac & Michael Donovan Horn

Starring Lindsay Anne Williams, Alli Hart, Kamille McCuin


35. Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

Directed by Jason Woliner

Written by Jena Friedman, Nina Pedrad, Lee Kern, Sacha Baron Cohen, Anthony Hines, Dan Swimer & Peter Baynham

Starring Maria Bakalova, Sacha Baron Cohen, Rudy Giuliani


34. Love in a Dangerous Time

Directed by Joss Refauvelet

Written by Ryan Willer

Starring Tyler Cole, Christanna Rowader, Kasey Lansdale


33. Goalie

Directed by Adriana Maggs

Written by Adriana Maggs & Jane Maggs

Starring Mark O’Brien, Georgina Reilly, Kevin Pollack


32. Sweet Parents

Directed by David Bly

Written by David Bly & Leah Ruddick

Starring David Bly, Leah Ruddick, Chris Roberti


31. Greatland

Directed by Dana Ziyasheva

Written by Dana Ziyasheva

Starring Arman Darbo, Bill Oberst Jr., Chloe Ray Warmoth


30. Rom Boys: 40 Years of Rad

Directed by Matt Harris

Written by Matt Harris & Susan Brand

Starring John Buultjens, Maximillion Cooper


29. Palm Springs

Directed by Max Barbakow

Written by Andy Siara

Starring Cristin Milioti, Andy Sandberg, Peter Gallagher


28. Magnum Dopus: The Making of Jay & Silent Bob Reboot

Directed by Josh Roush

Written by Josh Roush & Liv Roush

Starring Kevin Smith, Jason Mewes, Scott Schiaffo


27. Angelfish

Directed by Peter Andrew Lee

Written by Peter Andrew Lee, Luna Del Rosario, Patrick Lee, Ella Mische

Starring Princess Nokia, Jimi Stanton, Rosie Berrido


26. Homewrecker

Directed by Zach Gayne

Written by Zach Gayne, Alex Essoe, & Precious Chong

Starring Alex Essoe, Precious Chong, Kris Siddiqi

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