Like a lot of people this year, I watched plenty of movies. Staying at home nearly forced this. I found myself scouring Netflix and Hulu so many times each week. I made a list just like this one last year, and I have some real gems to share with you this time.
Here are some of my favorite movies I watched this year:
Paris, Texas (1984)
This movie is so special to me, and I think it’s right to say it is my favorite movie of all time. This follows a man named Travis who is found by his brother in a Texas desert. He goes on a journey to piece his life back together. This film presents this plot and these characters so beautifully and I was so attached to the storyline in just minutes. This movie will break your heart and put it back together again. I watched this at the beginning of quarantine and it makes perfect sense to watch during a time like this. So amazing!
Singin’ in the Rain (1952)
This is the first movie I watched in 2020. This is such a magical movie! Singin’ in the Rain is a musical that follows silent film actors who must transition to acting in movies with sound. All the performances are great in this. It’s a feel-good movie that is entertaining every minute.
This Alfred Hitchcock classic is beautifully filmed. A detective with vertigo is hired to investigate his friend’s wife, but his curiosity turns into something more. The use of color here is amazing and the plotline is enthralling. It’s a film I still find myself thinking about, even months after I first watched it.
Everyone knows that this movie is fantastic. It follows two different families and examines the class differences between them. Honestly, this movie is best enjoyed when you watch it without knowing much about the plot. Just trust me (and everyone else who has watched this) when I tell you that this movie is incredible and so worth the watch.
Sign ‘o’ the Times (1988)
I included two concert films in my list of favorite movies last year, so I had to include at least one in this list! This is Prince’s concert film for his 1987 album “Sign ‘O’ the Times.” Prince is one of my favorite musicians of all time (and SOTT is my favorite album of his), so it’s surprising that I waited so long to watch this movie. Prince was an incredible artist and performer, and this movie is so fun to watch all the way through. Prince is at his peak here and you can’t help but fall in love with the man and his music in this film.
That’s my list! I hope you add some of these movies to your watchlist for this new year!