Picture us not surprised at this one: as illustrated by the list he just shared, Barack Obama has impeccable taste in films and TV shows. The former President of the United States just shared his favorite productions from 2020 on Twitter—and we couldn't agree with his selections more.
"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," Obama wrote in a tweet accompanying his list.
From Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (on Netflix starting today) to Disney's Soul and Netflix's Crip Camp, the documentary he produced with wife Michelle Obama under their A Higher Ground Production company, the politician seems to be in touch with what a lot of Americans also resonate with in terms of film.
As for TV shows, Obama includes quarantine superhit The Queen's Gambit, plus critical darling I May Destroy You, perennial favorite Better Call Saul and The Last Dance—the Michael Jordan documentary we all binge-watched a few months ago... in which Obama himself makes an appearance.
This isn't Obama's first foray into popular culture. Last year, he also shared some of his favorite TV shows (season 2 of Fleabag, Unbelievable and Watchmen).
If you want to catch up on Obama's selections, we're here to help. Below, we link to our own reviews of each production and tell you where you can stream them right now. Happy viewing, folks!
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom: Netflix
Beanpole: Amazon Prime
Bacurau: Amazon Prime
Nomadland: Out in theaters in February of 2021.
Soul: On Disney+ starting December 25.
Lovers Rock: Amazon Prime
Collective: Amazon Prime
Martin Eden: Kino Marquee
Let Him Go: Amazon Prime
Time: Amazon Prime
Boys State: Apple TV+
Selah and the Spades: Amazon Prime
Crip Camp: Netflix
Better Call Saul: Netflix, Amazon Prime
The Queen's Gambit: Netflix
I May Destroy You: HBO Max
The Boys: Amazon Prime
The Good Lord Bird: Showtime, Hulu, Amazon Prime
Devs: Hulu, Amazon Prime
The Last Dance: Netflix
Mrs. America: Hulu, Amazon Prime
The Good Place: Netflix, Amazon Prime
City So Real: Hulu
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