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Barack Obama Names His Favorite Movies, TV Shows, and Books of 2020

The former President took to Twitter to give his annual list of favorites this year!

As 2020 comes to a close, Barack Obama has finally given the world his list of favorites for the year! Check them out below:

Barack Obama's Tweet

Obama first took to Twitter to announce his list. In his tweet he wrote:

"Like everyone else, we were stuck inside a lot this year, and with streaming further blurring the lines between theatrical movies and television features, I've expanded the list to include visual storytelling that I've enjoyed this year, regardless of format."


  • Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
  • Beanpole
  • Bacurau
  • Nomadland
  • Soul
  • Lovers Rock
  • Collective
  • Mank
  • Martin Eden
  • Let Him Go
  • Time
  • Boys State
  • Selah and the Spades
  • Crip Camp

TV Series

  • Better Call Saul
  • The Queen's Gambit
  • I May Destroy You
  • The Boys
  • The Good Lord Bird
  • Devs
  • The Last Dance
  • Mrs. America
  • The Good Place
  • City So Real


  • Homeland Elegies by Ayad Akhtar
  • Jack by Marilynne Robinson
  • Caste by Isabel Wilkerson
  • The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larson
  • Luster by Raven Leilani
  • How Much of These Hills is Gold by C Pam Zhang
  • Long Bright River by Liz Moore
  • Memorial Drive by Natasha Tretheway
  • Twilight of Democracy by Anne Applebaum
  • Deacon King Kong by James McBride
  • The Undocumented Americans by Karla Cornejo Villavicencio
  • The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett
  • The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel
  • Hidden Valley Road by Robert Kolker
  • The Ministry for the Future by Kim Stanley Robinson
  • Sharks in the Time of Saviors by Kawai Strong Washburn
  • Missionaries by Phil Klay

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