'First Cow,' 'Nomadland' top AP's best films of 2020
This image released by Searchlight Pictures shows Frances McDormand in a scene from the film "Nomadland" by Chloe Zhao. Here are our picks for the best movies of 2020:JAKE COYLE1. “David Byrne’s American Utopia”: Spike Lee’s fiction films make more noise but he’s quietly one of the best documentary filmmakers we have. He may have made the best film of the year in his short film “New York, New York,” a tribute to an undefeatable pandemic-stricken city. It's also, with a glorious rendering of Harlem, one of the best New York movies in years.
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1982: The drama "An Officer and a Gentleman," starring Richard Gere, Debra Winger and Louis Gossett Jr., opens in theaters. The movie tells the story of a U.S. Navy aviation officer candidate who comes into conflict with the drill instructor training him and his class. It was widely considered one of the best films of the year and was an enormous box office success, earning nearly $130 million domestically. It was also nominated for six Academy Awards, winning Best Supporting Actor for Gossett and Best Original Song for the No. 1 hit "Up Where We Belong."