Top 50 Best Films of 2019

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1. Parasite (2019)

R | 132 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

96 Metascore

A poor family, the Kims, con their way into becoming the servants of a rich family, the Parks. But their easy life gets complicated when their deception is threatened with exposure.

Director: Bong Joon Ho | Stars: Kang-ho Song, Sun-kyun Lee, Yeo-jeong Jo, Woo-sik Choi

Votes: 243,023

Brilliant. Absolutely freaking brilliant! This is up there with my top two films of the year. Holy crap I love this movie, to pieces that is much more than it is presented in anything you may have heard or seen from trailers or anything else. This is a great thriller hands down one of the best of the year and hands down Bong Joon-Ho’s is a masterful filmmaker that doesn’t hold back and pulls forward the audience to pay attention and understand what this movie is about. Not only that but also it lets the film get under your skin it truly is a bliss to watch a film by someone who never lets you go. 10/10

2. Uncut Gems (2019)

R | 135 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

90 Metascore

A charismatic New York City jeweler always on the lookout for the next big score makes a series of high-stakes bets that could lead to the windfall of a lifetime. Howard must perform a precarious high-wire act, balancing business, family, and encroaching adversaries on all sides in his relentless pursuit of the ultimate win.

Directors: Benny Safdie, Josh Safdie | Stars: Adam Sandler, Julia Fox, Liang Wei-Hui-Duncan, Sunny Wu Jin Zahao

Votes: 93,431

3. Ford v Ferrari (2019)

PG-13 | 152 min | Action, Biography, Drama

81 Metascore

American car designer Carroll Shelby and driver Ken Miles battle corporate interference and the laws of physics to build a revolutionary race car for Ford in order to defeat Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1966.

Director: James Mangold | Stars: Matt Damon, Christian Bale, Jon Bernthal, Caitriona Balfe

Votes: 138,801

4. Midsommar (I) (2019)

R | 147 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

72 Metascore

A couple travels to Sweden to visit a rural hometown's fabled mid-summer festival. What begins as an idyllic retreat quickly devolves into an increasingly violent and bizarre competition at the hands of a pagan cult.

Director: Ari Aster | Stars: Florence Pugh, Jack Reynor, Vilhelm Blomgren, William Jackson Harper

Votes: 115,986 | Gross: $27.33M

I know it feels pretentious or almost so snobby to put this at number 1. But I can tell you that nothing and I mean nothing (unless the rest of year will have great movies) but has this has to be my favorite movie of the year. I liked Hereditary and I think Ari Aster is a great filmmaker but this just elevated to a whole new level. The movie has themes and metaphors that will make any YouTuber’s dream to make a video about. But instead of it being a film where people will break down and try to explain piece by piece what it all means, how about actually taking a moment to realize wtf did we just watch. And I feel like being an American (and yes that is important) this film has become something truly horrifying but at that same time a movie where everything falls into place and it is happening before your very own eyes and you can not do anything to stop it. This film is f*cking genius. I’m not kidding I love this movie. From the opening shot to the very last frame this movie is constructed so seamlessly that it is warranted to question everything about this movie. Seriously the last hour is one big acid trip that you can’t run away from. It is at its heart a film about relationships and breakups also what it means to be a good boyfriend or girlfriend or even to be in a relationship with someone you love. Which honestly does change your viewpoint on relationships as a whole. Florence Pugh and Jack Reynor are just the best in every way but not just them and Will Potler but also all the natives at the festival are incredibly fantastic with their acting abilities to just acting like nothing wrong is going on and this is how things go. Which again is what I find terrifying. Loved it. 10/10

5. The Farewell (I) (2019)

PG | 100 min | Comedy, Drama

89 Metascore

A Chinese family discovers their grandmother has only a short while left to live and decide to keep her in the dark, scheduling a wedding to gather before she dies.

Director: Lulu Wang | Stars: Shuzhen Zhao, Awkwafina, X Mayo, Hong Lu

Votes: 29,400 | Gross: $16.88M

6. Joker (2019)

R | 122 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

59 Metascore

In Gotham City, mentally troubled comedian Arthur Fleck is disregarded and mistreated by society. He then embarks on a downward spiral of revolution and bloody crime. This path brings him face-to-face with his alter-ego: the Joker.

Director: Todd Phillips | Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Frances Conroy

Votes: 677,370 | Gross: $192.73M

Finally, finally, finally! Leaving the theater I knew I witness something incredible. The only outcome I wish this film can do, is not only have people open their eyes to the possibilities not just superhero movies can go, but what cinema can offer. I understand what Martin said but this is how we show him and others wrong. Now not to say all comic book movies need to be like this. Hell no. But to offer new and exciting directions films can take us. DC has never been better putting quality film after quaintly film after another and this is the crown jewel of the whole dynasty. We may never see another film quite like this. But what we do have now is something capable and what films should be doing is having people understand the world we are living in is damage and broken and we can not expect others to do the work for us. Which is something Arthur believes he is doing but this is why it is a movie to bring us the possibilities if not done right. That is this story and if someone wants to make the counter of this film dealing with o I don't know everyone's favorite detective then maybe DC and WB have something here. 10/10

7. Marriage Story (2019)

R | 137 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

93 Metascore

Noah Baumbach's incisive and compassionate look at a marriage breaking up and a family staying together.

Director: Noah Baumbach | Stars: Adam Driver, Scarlett Johansson, Julia Greer, Azhy Robertson

Votes: 170,187

8. El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie (2019)

TV-MA | 122 min | Action, Drama

72 Metascore

El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie follows fugitive Jesse Pinkman as he runs from his captors, the law and his past.

Director: Vince Gilligan | Stars: Aaron Paul, Jonathan Banks, Matt Jones, Charles Baker

Votes: 149,840

The two hours fly by and it is all to both Vince Gillian and Aaron Paul’s magnificent performance. This is a true and respectful continuation of one of the best shows of all time is incredible to watch. My eyes were glued to the screen like never before. This is what I’m fu*king talking about. They nailed to continue this story immediately after the show ended with almost pitch perfect settings and everyone in the cast stand out to being awesome. This is without a doubt one of my favorite movies of the year. And yes this is a movie. Not a TV movie but an actual experience of something we rarely see anymore and that is sure suspense filled with excellent performances from everyone. I don’t think it has anything to do with bias because Vince and everyone involved knows people who will watch this are fans of Breaking Bad. But even if you didn’t know that, this still feels like one hell of a ride. Full of laughs, tears, surprises, and absolute chaos. Which I love. 10/10

9. The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019)

PG-13 | 97 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

70 Metascore

Zak runs away from his care home to make his dream of becoming a wrestler come true.

Directors: Tyler Nilson, Michael Schwartz | Stars: Zack Gottsagen, Ann Owens, Dakota Johnson, Bruce Dern

Votes: 32,791 | Gross: $13.12M

10. Waves (I) (2019)

R | 135 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

80 Metascore

Traces the journey of a suburban family - led by a well-intentioned but domineering father - as they navigate love, forgiveness, and coming together in the aftermath of a loss.

Director: Trey Edward Shults | Stars: Taylor Russell, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Alexa Demie, Bill Wise

Votes: 6,569

11. The Irishman (2019)

R | 209 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

94 Metascore

A mob hitman recalls his friend Jimmy Hoffa.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci, Harvey Keitel

Votes: 241,015

12. 1917 (2019)

R | 119 min | Drama, War

78 Metascore

April 6th, 1917. As a regiment assembles to wage war deep in enemy territory, two soldiers are assigned to race against time and deliver a message that will stop 1,600 men from walking straight into a deadly trap.

Director: Sam Mendes | Stars: Dean-Charles Chapman, George MacKay, Daniel Mays, Colin Firth

Votes: 179,378

13. The Art of Self-Defense (2019)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

65 Metascore

After being attacked on the street, a young man enlists at a local dojo, led by a charismatic and mysterious sensei, in an effort to learn how to defend himself from future threats.

Director: Riley Stearns | Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Alessandro Nivola, Imogen Poots, Steve Terada

Votes: 17,980 | Gross: $2.41M

14. The Nightingale (I) (2018)

R | 136 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

77 Metascore

Set in 1825, Clare, a young Irish convict woman, chases a British officer through the rugged Tasmanian wilderness, bent on revenge for a terrible act of violence he committed against her family. On the way she enlists the services of an Aboriginal tracker named Billy, who is also marked by trauma from his own violence-filled past.

Director: Jennifer Kent | Stars: Aisling Franciosi, Sam Claflin, Michael Sheasby, Claire Jones

Votes: 11,415 | Gross: $0.39M

15. Richard Jewell (2019)

R | 131 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

68 Metascore

American security guard Richard Jewell saves thousands of lives from an exploding bomb at the 1996 Olympics, but is vilified by journalists and the press who falsely reported that he was a terrorist.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Paul Walter Hauser, Sam Rockwell, Brandon Stanley, Ryan Boz

Votes: 16,861

16. The Lighthouse (I) (2019)

R | 109 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

83 Metascore

Two lighthouse keepers try to maintain their sanity whilst living on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s.

Director: Robert Eggers | Stars: Robert Pattinson, Willem Dafoe, Valeriia Karaman, Logan Hawkes

Votes: 72,063 | Gross: $0.43M

17. Shazam! (2019)

PG-13 | 132 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

71 Metascore

A newly fostered young boy in search of his mother instead finds unexpected super powers and soon gains a powerful enemy.

Director: David F. Sandberg | Stars: Zachary Levi, Mark Strong, Asher Angel, Jack Dylan Grazer

Votes: 215,830 | Gross: $140.37M

This is one of the best superhero movies not only this year but ever. This to me will be in my top 10 films of the year no matter what genre. It is so damn funny, so damn charming, so damn heartbreaking, so damn encouraging, and of course so damn awesome. 9/10

18. Dolemite Is My Name (2019)

R | 118 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

76 Metascore

Eddie Murphy portrays real-life legend Rudy Ray Moore, a comedy and rap pioneer who proved naysayers wrong when his hilarious, obscene, kung-fu fighting alter ego, Dolemite, became a 1970s Blaxploitation phenomenon.

Director: Craig Brewer | Stars: Eddie Murphy, Keegan-Michael Key, Mike Epps, Craig Robinson

Votes: 38,480

19. Honey Boy (2019)

R | 94 min | Drama

73 Metascore

A young actor's stormy childhood and early adult years as he struggles to reconcile with his father and deal with his mental health.

Director: Alma Har'el | Stars: Shia LaBeouf, Lucas Hedges, Noah Jupe, Byron Bowers

Votes: 8,585

20. The King (I) (2019)

R | 140 min | Biography, Drama, History

62 Metascore

Hal, wayward prince and heir to the English throne, is crowned King Henry V after his tyrannical father dies. Now the young king must navigate palace politics, the war his father left behind, and the emotional strings of his past life.

Director: David Michôd | Stars: Tom Glynn-Carney, Gábor Czap, Tom Fisher, Edward Ashley

Votes: 63,216

21. Avengers: Endgame (2019)

PG-13 | 181 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

78 Metascore

After the devastating events of Avengers: Infinity War (2018), the universe is in ruins. With the help of remaining allies, the Avengers assemble once more in order to reverse Thanos' actions and restore balance to the universe.

Directors: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth

Votes: 667,177 | Gross: $858.37M

4 words: “I am Iron Man!”

22. Little Monsters (2019)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Horror

59 Metascore

A washed-up musician teams up with a teacher and a kids show personality to protect young children from a sudden outbreak of zombies.

Director: Abe Forsythe | Stars: Lupita Nyong'o, Alexander England, Josh Gad, Kat Stewart

Votes: 7,846

23. Triple Frontier (2019)

R | 125 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

61 Metascore

Loyalties are tested when five friends and former special forces operatives reunite to take down a South American drug lord, unleashing a chain of unintended consequences.

Director: J.C. Chandor | Stars: Ben Affleck, Oscar Isaac, Charlie Hunnam, Garrett Hedlund

Votes: 90,724

Definitely Netflix's top 10 Original movies they have put out. And one of my favorite movies this year. 9/10

24. Luce (I) (2019)

R | 109 min | Drama

72 Metascore

A married couple is forced to reckon with their idealized image of their son, adopted from war-torn Eritrea, after an alarming discovery by a devoted high school teacher threatens his status as an all-star student.

Director: Julius Onah | Stars: Naomi Watts, Octavia Spencer, Tim Roth, Kelvin Harrison Jr.

Votes: 5,603 | Gross: $1.78M

25. Us (II) (2019)

R | 116 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

81 Metascore

A family's serene beach vacation turns to chaos when their doppelgängers appear and begin to terrorize them.

Director: Jordan Peele | Stars: Lupita Nyong'o, Winston Duke, Elisabeth Moss, Tim Heidecker

Votes: 182,586 | Gross: $175.01M

Jordan Peele strikes again with not only with this sophomore efforts but with something where he can stretch his creative mind filled with visuals that will amaze you and fantastic performances that none of the actors disappoint. 9/10

26. Knives Out (2019)

PG-13 | 131 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

82 Metascore

A detective investigates the death of a patriarch of an eccentric, combative family.

Director: Rian Johnson | Stars: Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis

Votes: 170,921

27. Spider-Man: Far from Home (2019)

PG-13 | 129 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

69 Metascore

Following the events of Avengers: Endgame (2019), Spider-Man must step up to take on new threats in a world that has changed forever.

Director: Jon Watts | Stars: Tom Holland, Samuel L. Jackson, Jake Gyllenhaal, Marisa Tomei

Votes: 263,093 | Gross: $388.53M

28. Booksmart (2019)

R | 102 min | Comedy

84 Metascore

On the eve of their high school graduation, two academic superstars and best friends realize they should have worked less and played more. Determined not to fall short of their peers, the girls try to cram four years of fun into one night.

Director: Olivia Wilde | Stars: Kaitlyn Dever, Beanie Feldstein, Jessica Williams, Jason Sudeikis

Votes: 64,764 | Gross: $22.68M

Olivia Wilde knocks this film into a whole new level with the coming of age genre. Because she never forgets what it means to have two central characters being the vocal point of the story. Even with so many movies having a ton of characters they all fill empty and not much character development because they cram so many characters in one movie. This does not do that. The supporting characters do act as distractions rather elevate the material to make the relationship between the main girls be more real. Plus Billie Lorde is just flat out amazing in the film. 9/10

29. I Am Mother (2019)

TV-14 | 113 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

64 Metascore

In the wake of humanity's extinction, a teenage girl is raised by a robot designed to repopulate the earth. But their unique bond is threatened when an inexplicable stranger arrives with alarming news.

Director: Grant Sputore | Stars: Rose Byrne, Maddie Lenton, Luke Hawker, Summer Lenton

Votes: 59,978

30. John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019)

R | 131 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

73 Metascore

John Wick is on the run after killing a member of the international assassins' guild, and with a $14 million price tag on his head, he is the target of hit men and women everywhere.

Director: Chad Stahelski | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Halle Berry, Ian McShane, Laurence Fishburne

Votes: 223,781 | Gross: $171.02M

Yes it is as good as people say. Including myself who I was not ready to sing the praise when I got out of the theater after first viewing. Because I wanted to understand the full motive of why John Wick to stay alive. But then it hit me. This guy is staying alive for his wife. The one sole purpose for him to get out of the killing business and when she sent him the last thing to remember her by it was taken away. So it makes sense for him to stay alive so he keep the memory of his wife because he has nothing left. That and to me I also believe he wants to stay alive because no second rate hit man is going to kill John Wick. No 13 year old little girl is going to jump out of nowhere and kill him. This is John Wick.

31. High Flying Bird (2019)

TV-MA | 90 min | Drama, Sport

78 Metascore

During a pro basketball lockout, a sports agent pitches a rookie basketball client on an intriguing and controversial business proposition.

Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: André Holland, Melvin Gregg, Eddie Tavares, Farah Bala

Votes: 6,324

32. Fighting with My Family (2019)

PG-13 | 108 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

68 Metascore

A former wrestler and his family make a living performing at small venues around the country while his kids dream of joining World Wrestling Entertainment.

Director: Stephen Merchant | Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Lena Headey, Vince Vaughn, Florence Pugh

Votes: 51,305 | Gross: $22.96M

33. Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019)

PG-13 | 132 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

48 Metascore

The crypto-zoological agency Monarch faces off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah.

Director: Michael Dougherty | Stars: Kyle Chandler, Vera Farmiga, Millie Bobby Brown, Ken Watanabe

Votes: 108,335 | Gross: $110.50M

34. Dragged Across Concrete (2018)

R | 159 min | Action, Crime, Drama

60 Metascore

Once two overzealous cops get suspended from the force, they must delve into the criminal underworld to get their proper compensation.

Director: S. Craig Zahler | Stars: Mel Gibson, Vince Vaughn, Tory Kittles, Michael Jai White

Votes: 28,270

35. Always Be My Maybe (2019)

PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy, Romance

64 Metascore

Everyone assumed Sasha and Marcus would wind up together except for Sasha and Marcus. Reconnecting after 15 years, the two start to wonder - maybe?

Director: Nahnatchka Khan | Stars: Ali Wong, Randall Park, James Saito, Michelle Buteau

Votes: 38,128

36. Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (2019)

R | 110 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

52 Metascore

A chronicle of the crimes of Ted Bundy from the perspective of Liz, his longtime girlfriend, who refused to believe the truth about him for years.

Director: Joe Berlinger | Stars: Lily Collins, Zac Efron, Angela Sarafyan, Sydney Vollmer

Votes: 63,911

37. The Laundromat (I) (2019)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

57 Metascore

A widow investigates an insurance fraud, chasing leads to a pair of Panama City law partners exploiting the world's financial system.

Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: Gary Oldman, Antonio Banderas, AJ Meijer, Arsenio Castellanos

Votes: 32,558

38. The Perfection (2018)

TV-MA | 90 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

60 Metascore

When troubled musical prodigy Charlotte (Allison Williams) seeks out Elizabeth (Logan Browning), the new star pupil of her former school, the encounter sends both musicians down a sinister path with shocking consequences.

Director: Richard Shepard | Stars: Allison Williams, Steven Weber, Alaina Huffman, Logan Browning

Votes: 28,137

Brilliant. Absolutely brilliant. Thank you Netflix for having something this awesome. I know some people are up and arms over this movie because it another rape revenge movie. Or whatever people are having a problem with. But let me lay out a few things about this movie and movies about rape in general.

1.) Inconsistency-

If anyone remembers this movie that came out last year there is this movie called Revenge which is about a woman who goes on a rampage against the men who raped her. That movie has a 93% Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes. I don't buy this whole rape revenge genre is assaulting. Because it is directed by a male. But it still adds towards motivation. But that doesn't romanticize the rape because it was filmed with care and it didn't go to far. But it also didn't pull back.

2.) Empower-

Hollywood are going to continue to make movies that deal with #metoo events that have been happening. Hell look at A Vigilante which is one of my favorite movies this year. But let us remember this, it all relies on how it is filmed. The director of this film, Richard Shepard, is very talented and not once did I feel he was exploiting or even justifying the rape but taking a character like Charlotte making sense she would go to these extremes. But that is why I love this movie.

3.) Why it is great entertainment-

It plays with your damn head. Don't worry about the film trying to make a statement. Well it does actually because it is pretty simple. DON'T RAPE KIDS. Or else you will get what you deserve which it is awesome to watch.

9/10

39. Fyre (2019)

TV-MA | 97 min | Documentary, Music

75 Metascore

An exclusive behind the scenes look at the infamous unraveling of the Fyre music festival.

Director: Chris Smith | Stars: Billy McFarland, Jason Bell, Gabrielle Bluestone, Shiyuan Deng

Votes: 31,033

40. Plus One (I) (2019)

Not Rated | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

65 Metascore

In order to survive a summer of wedding fever, longtime single friends, Ben and Alice, agree to be each other's plus one at every wedding they've been invited to.

Directors: Jeff Chan, Andrew Rhymer | Stars: Maya Erskine, Jack Quaid, Ed Begley Jr., Alex Anfanger

Votes: 4,876

41. The Breaker Upperers (2018)

90 min | Comedy

76 Metascore

For the right price, BFFs Jen and Mel will ruthlessly end any romance. But when one grows a conscience, it threatens to derail their relationship.

Directors: Madeleine Sami, Jackie van Beek | Stars: Madeleine Sami, Jackie van Beek, James Rolleston, Celia Pacquola

Votes: 4,555

42. Jojo Rabbit (2019)

PG-13 | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, War

58 Metascore

A young boy in Hitler's army finds out his mother is hiding a Jewish girl in their home.

Director: Taika Waititi | Stars: Roman Griffin Davis, Thomasin McKenzie, Scarlett Johansson, Taika Waititi

Votes: 119,226 | Gross: $0.35M

43. Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood (2019)

R | 161 min | Comedy, Drama

83 Metascore

A faded television actor and his stunt double strive to achieve fame and success in the film industry during the final years of Hollywood's Golden Age in 1969 Los Angeles.

Director: Quentin Tarantino | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Emile Hirsch

Votes: 383,770 | Gross: $135.37M

44. Late Night (2019)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Drama

70 Metascore

A late night talk show host suspects that she may soon lose her long-running show.

Director: Nisha Ganatra | Stars: Emma Thompson, Mindy Kaling, John Lithgow, Hugh Dancy

Votes: 18,637 | Gross: $15.50M