Happy New Year From Founder and CEO Col Needham

Welcome to the 26th edition of our annual letter to recognise and celebrate IMDb’s top data contributors. This message is initially being sent to everyone who contributed data in 2020 and will then be shared more widely. If you are a first-time recipient of this year-end tradition, I am IMDb’s Founder & CEO and you can catch up on old editions of the annual letter here, and follow IMDb’s future progress in our press room. If you have not yet contributed any data to IMDb, you can learn more via our Contributor Zone.

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Best of 2020: Col Needham's Favorite Movies of the Year

John David Washington in Tenet (2020)
Col Needham’s Best Movies of 2020
Nine Days (2020)
Col Needham’s Hidden Gems of 2020
Tessa Thompson and Nnamdi Asomugha in Sylvie's Love (2020)
Col Needham's Movies Rated 9+ in 2020

IMDb Founder and CEO Col Needham shares his favorite movies of 2020, some hidden gems, and more of his highest-rated films of the year — all wonderful additions to your Watchlist.

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Best of 2020: Top 10 Breakout Stars of the Year

STARmeter has spoken: These are the Top 10 Breakout Stars of 2020 including Jurnee Smollett, Aidan Gallagher, and more talented actors that made a mark on the year.

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Best of 2020: Top 10 Stars of the Year

As the year comes to a close, we present the Top 10 Stars of 2020 on IMDb including Ana de Armas, Anya Taylor-Joy, and more of Hollywood's brightest.

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IMDb Editors' Favorite Movies & Shows of 2020

We all relied on entertainment more than ever for comfort, companionship, and cultural commentary this year. Explore the IMDb editors' favorite movies and TV shows of 2020, including "The Mandalorian," "Normal People," "The Boys" and more.

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Remembering the Stars We Lost This Year

IMDb presents a tribute to those entertainers and public figures who passed away in 2020.

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The Movies We Can't Wait to (Finally) See in 2021

We can't wait until these postponed movies finally premiere in 2021! See the release dates for Dune, Top Gun: Maverick, and more; plus our recs for what to watch while you wait.

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The 10 Most-Binged TV Shows of 2020

In a year with lots of time spent at home, IMDb users revisited some old TV favorites and revealed their go-to picks when they're in the mood for a series marathon. From "Friends" to "Breaking Bad" to "The Office," these were the most binged shows of 2020.

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What We Watched in 2020: The Best New TV Shows

In an unpredictable year, we relied on diverse new TV series to keep us satisfied, intrigued, and comforted. Join us on a journey through the shows that caught our attention.

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Best of 2020: Top 10 TV Shows of the Year

As the year comes to a close, we present the Top 10 TV Shows of 2020 on IMDb, including "The Crown," "The Boys," and more. Find out which series topped our list.

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2020 TV Trends: Top Reality TV Shows and Docuseries

IMDb fans' appetite for TV was insatiable this year, leading to the emerging popularity of addictive reality and competition TV shows, as well as gripping docuseries.

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Best of 2020: Top Trending Moments

IMDb takes a look back at the top trending stars, movies, television shows, and cultural moments of this unprecedented year.

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IMDbrief: Ones to Watch in 2021

On this IMDbrief, we present seven compelling and original voices we can't wait to hear more from, looking ahead at the projects these directors and writers have in the works for 2021.

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Best of 2020: Top 10 Indian Web Series

With 2020 coming to a close, the wait is over! Find out which 10 Indian web series IMDb fans ranked the highest, from "Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story" to "Aarya."

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The 20 Most-Viewed Trailers of 2020

After We Collided, starring Hero Fiennes Tiffin and Josephine Langford, nabbed the #1 spot in our top trailers of 2020. See which other trailers racked up the views this year.

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Breakout Stars of Indian Streaming Films & Web Series

We celebrate the stars who had a career breakout in 2020, consistently ranking highest on the IMDb STARmeter chart.

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Our Favorite Photos From 2020

Look back at our favorite photos of memorable moments throughout the year, from award shows to up-close shots of celebrities.

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Who Were the Top 100 Stars of 2020?

See which stars stole the spotlight in 2020! Explore the full list of stars who ranked in the top 100 on IMDbPro's STARmeter chart this year.

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Anya Chalotra Receives IMDb STARmeter Award

"The Witcher" star Anya Chalotra accepts the 2020 IMDb "Breakout" STARmeter Award for her standout performance on one of the most popular TV shows of the year on IMDb.

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Movies That Changed My Life: Col Needham

In this special episode of "Movies That Changed My Life," IMDb's Founder and CEO, Col Needham joins Ian de Borja to discuss and rank their top movies and TV shows of 2020. Keep an eye out for Season 2 of "Movies That Changed My Life," dropping early 2021.

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