Best Movies of All Time: 2020 Edition

WTOP's Jason Fraley salutes the best movies of all time

Movie theaters have been closed for months during quarantine. AMC Theatres and Regal Cinemas have delayed reopening until late July. What can you watch until then?

WTOP has you covered with the Best Movies of All Time!

For the entire month of July, WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley will rank 30 movies in 30 genres over 30 days to provide nearly 1,000 must-see movies for you to stream. He compiled a similar list in 2018, but much like you, he spent some serious quarantine hours in front of the TV, reevaluating his ranking for a comprehensive checklist of films.

Hailed by The Washington Post for his “savantlike ability to name every Best Picture in history” and “spirited reviews with the ethos of a true film aficionado,” Fraley combines art masterpieces with mainstream blockbusters for a unique list that runs the gamut.

Before we get started, a few ground rules:

  • Each movie can only appear in one genre, regardless of cross-genre appeal.
  • Franchises (“Avengers,” “Rocky,” “Star Wars”) are represented by a single entry.
  • Each list must balance art vs. mainstream, old vs. new, Hollywood vs. international.

Practically all of the films are available on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, etc. Simply Google the movie title and click “All Watch Options” to see a complete list of streaming options.

Click the images below to see the best movies in each genre.

Download the full PDF list here: Best Movies of All Time

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