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Best Picture Nominees 2020, Ranked by Tomatometer

From comic-book movies to international arthouse black comedies to a movie without any letters in its title, the 2020 Oscars Best Picture nominations are representing a diverse bunch (no commentary on the acting nominees). Beyond your Parasites and Jokers, Greta Gerwig’s Little Women made it in, though without a nod in the Best Directing category; comedies, usually ignored, actually made a showing with Jojo Rabbit and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood; and Netflix continues to squeeze the major studios with The Irishman and Marriage Story.

But which is the best of the Oscar-nominated bunch, according to critics?

The Academy has opted to nominate nine 2019 films that depict the best the year had to offer, and now we’ve ranked them all by Tomatometer! And see the full list of nominations here!

#9

Joker (2019)
68%

#9
Adjusted Score: 100837%
Critics Consensus: Joker gives its infamous central character a chillingly plausible origin story that serves as a brilliant showcase for its star -- and a dark evolution for comics-inspired cinema.
Synopsis: Isolated, bullied and disregarded by society, failed comedian Arthur Fleck begins a slow descent into madness as he transforms into... [More]
Directed By: Todd Phillips

#8

Jojo Rabbit (2019)
80%

#8
Adjusted Score: 102366%
Critics Consensus: Jojo Rabbit's blend of irreverent humor and serious ideas definitely won't be to everyone's taste -- but either way, this anti-hate satire is audacious to a fault.
Synopsis: Jojo is a lonely German boy who discovers that his single mother is hiding a Jewish girl in their attic.... [More]
Directed By: Taika Waititi

#7
Adjusted Score: 116656%
Critics Consensus: Thrillingly unrestrained yet solidly crafted, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood tempers Tarantino's provocative impulses with the clarity of a mature filmmaker's vision.
Synopsis: Actor Rick Dalton and his longtime stunt double struggle to find work in a Hollywood they don't recognize anymore. Rick... [More]
Directed By: Quentin Tarantino

#6

1917 (2019)
89%

#6
Adjusted Score: 112834%
Critics Consensus: Hard-hitting, immersive, and an impressive technical achievement, 1917 captures the trench warfare of World War I with raw, startling immediacy.
Synopsis: Two British soldiers receive seemingly impossible orders during World War I. In a race against time, they must cross into... [More]
Directed By: Sam Mendes

#5

Ford v Ferrari (2019)
92%

#5
Adjusted Score: 111326%
Critics Consensus: Ford v Ferrari delivers all the polished auto action audiences will expect -- and balances it with enough gripping human drama to satisfy non-racing enthusiasts.
Synopsis: Automotive designer Carroll Shelby and race car driver Ken Miles build a revolutionary vehicle for the Ford Motor Co. to... [More]
Directed By: James Mangold

#4

Little Women (2019)
95%

#4
Adjusted Score: 117472%
Critics Consensus: With a stellar cast and a smart, sensitive retelling of its classic source material, Greta Gerwig's Little Women proves some stories truly are timeless.
Synopsis: In the years after the Civil War, Jo March and her two sisters return home when shy sister Beth develops... [More]
Directed By: Greta Gerwig

#3

Marriage Story (2019)
94%

#3
Adjusted Score: 115513%
Critics Consensus: Observing a splintering union with compassion and expansive grace, the powerfully acted Marriage Story ranks among writer-director Noah Baumbach's best works.
Synopsis: A stage director and his actor wife struggle through a grueling divorce that pushes them to their limits.... [More]
Directed By: Noah Baumbach

#2

The Irishman (2019)
95%

#2
Adjusted Score: 120073%
Critics Consensus: An epic gangster drama that earns its extended runtime, The Irishman finds Martin Scorsese revisiting familiar themes to poignant, funny, and profound effect.
Synopsis: In the 1950s, truck driver Frank Sheeran gets involved with Russell Bufalino and his Pennsylvania crime family. As Sheeran climbs... [More]
Directed By: Martin Scorsese

#1

Parasite (2019)
98%

#1
Adjusted Score: 123778%
Critics Consensus: An urgent, brilliantly layered look at timely social themes, Parasite finds writer-director Bong Joon Ho in near-total command of his craft.
Synopsis: Greed and class discrimination threaten the newly formed symbiotic relationship between the wealthy Park family and the destitute Kim clan.... [More]
Directed By: Bong Joon-ho

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