Daily Podcast: The Best Movie Moments Of 2020 (Part 1)

On the January 5, 2021 episode of /Film Daily, /Film managing editor Jacob Hall is joined by weekend editor Brad Oman, senior writer Ben Pearson, and writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista to count down the best movie moments of 2020 (part one!).

Opening Banter: Jacob explains the rules

If you'd like to avoid all discussion of Nomadland, skip from 26:23-29:49 and 02:21:07-:02:21:10.

If you'd like to avoid all discussion of Minari, skip from 02:12:52-02:14:21 and 02:21:54-02:21:56.

By the end of the episode, here are the moments we have locked in:


  • The Restaurant Scene in The Invisible Man
  • Rudy Giuliani Puts His Hand Down His Pants in Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
  • Nyles Gets One More Sentence in Palm Springs
  • Fern Gluing Her Broken Plates Back Together in Nomadland
  • Joe After the Show/A New Perspective in Soul
  • The Opening Murder in Possessor
  • "Silly Games" in Lovers Rock
  • The Freeport Heist(s) in Tenet
  • Capone Murders People with a Golden Tommy Gun in Capone
  • Satisfied from Hamilton
  • The Hair Tie Toss in Birds of Prey
  • The Town Fights Back in Bacurau
  • The First Kiss in Sylvie's Love
  • Diana Takes Flight in Wonder Woman 1984
  • Robert's Speech and then Steven's Speech in Boys State
  • A Surprising Death in Critical Thinking
  • Delroy Lindo's Monologue in Da 5 Bloods 
  • The Karaoke Scene in Tesla
  • The Ending of Another Round
  • "The Elves Went Too Far!" in Eurovision Song Contest
  • Selling Oily Cakes in First Cow
  • The Heart-to-Heart and Almost Kiss in Freaky
  • The Farm Fire in Minari
  • The Doctor Scene in Never Rarely Sometimes Always

Stay tuned for Part 2 later this week!

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