Obama releases annual list of his favorite movies, TV shows
Former President Obama is revealing his annual list of favorite TV shows and movies, during a year he says he, like most others, was “stuck inside a lot” due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The 44th president continued a yearly tradition of sorts, tweeting Friday his choices for best small and big screen fare.
Among TV shows, Obama says he digs the AMC series, “Better Call Saul,” the chess-centric miniseries “The Queen’s Gambit” on Netflix, ESPN’s Michael Jordan documentary “The Last Dance,” and “Mrs. America,” Hulu’s historical drama starring Cate Blanchett as conservative leader Phyllis Schlafly.
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. pic.twitter.com/a8BS8jDkSs
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) December 18, 2020
As far as his favorite films, Obama gave his own production company a shout-out. “Crip Camp,” a documentary about a summer camp for teens with disabilities that was produced by Barack and Michelle Obama’s Higher Ground Productions, made the ex-commander in chief’s list.
The Obamas inked a multiyear deal with Netflix in 2018 to potentially produce films, documentaries and both scripted and unscripted series for the media giant.
Obama also named “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” based on the August Wilson play, “Nomadland” starring Frances McDormand, Amazon’s “Selah and the Spades,” and the film starring Kevin Costner and Diane Lane “Let Him Go” as some of his top 2020 movie picks.
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