Friday, January 08, 2021 | Scene-It Streaming Guide

For today, we’re continuing the our 2020 Watchlist segment with Nolan’s picks.

The Watchlist segment is a new segment in the Streaming Guide where we will give you our favorite watches from last year, not necessarily new releases, but films either in our blind spot or haven’t seen in years.

Nolan’s Top Ten 2020 Watchlist

10. The Lobster (2015) – Available to stream on Netflix, Hoopla and FuboTV
I couldn’t stop thinking about The Lobster after my first viewing. This movie is filled with quirky dialogue and unexpected turns.

9. There Will Be Blood (2007) – Available to stream on Netflix
A tremendous acting performance from Daniel Day Lewis catapults this picture into the pantheon of best movies of all time. Spoiler, there is very minimal blood but a lot of oil.

8. Parasite (2019) – Available to stream on Hulu
A triumph of filmmaking. When you think you know where it’s going it takes you in a complete other direction. Break down the subtitle barrier and let this movie wash over you.

7. Fargo (1996) – Available to stream on Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and Pluto TV
This Coen brothers’ classic leaves you anxious throughout with an ending that will leave you smiling. Lots of laughs along the way.

6. La La Land (2016) – Available to stream on HBO Max
I am the last person to be discussing a musical, however this one blew me away. I have gone back and watched the final 20 minutes several times and it brings me so many mixed emotions. 

5. Knives Out (2019) – Available to stream on Amazon Prime Video
So much fun. Rian Johnson outdid himself with this perfectly cast who-dun-it. Enjoy while you follow along and try to figure out who and why this is all happening.

4. The Handmaiden (2016) – Available to stream on Amazon Prime Video
A complete genre bending movie that I haven’t seen since From Dusk Till Dawn. Everytime a change occured I was grinning from ear to ear. Don’t let subtitles hold you back, South Korean cinema is on fire.

3. The Last Black Man In San Francisco (2019) – Available to stream on Amazon Prime Video and Kanopy
An emotional rollercoaster, beautifully shot and joyfully pieced together. Shots linger for just long enough to allow you to take in the breathtaking views of San Francisco. Jimmie Falls first acting performance and Jonathan Majors is breaking through to becoming a massive star.

2. Ex Machina (2014) – Available to stream on Hoopla, Kanopy and FuboTV
Holy ****. This. Movie. It’s got robots, technology, romance, dancing, suspense and much more. The acting is top notch and I will never disrespect my Google Home ever.

1. Bacurau (2019) – Available to stream on The Criterion Channel and Kanopy
I’ve stated this earlier in the streaming guide, but you must go into this one blind. It will blow you away.

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