2019 Watch List

by Jlshall | created - 8 months ago | updated - 9 hours ago | Public

Movies I watched for the first time in 2019

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1. Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)

PG-13 | 152 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

85 Metascore

Rey develops her newly discovered abilities with the guidance of Luke Skywalker, who is unsettled by the strength of her powers. Meanwhile, the Resistance prepares for battle with the First Order.

Director: Rian Johnson | Stars: Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher

Votes: 475,586 | Gross: $620.18M

I'm not sure why I keep watching the Star Wars movies. Since The Empire Strikes Back, they've gradually gotten less and less worth seeing. And now that Han is gone, why bother, right? Sort of felt like they were really making another version of The Last Air Bender.

2. The Search for the Last Supper (2017 TV Movie)

56 min | Documentary, Adventure, History | Completed

In this thriller-like quest, a National Geographic bestselling author and historian goes in search of a mysterious second version of the famous 'Last Supper' fresco, reportedly painted by ... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Pierre Isbouts | Star: Alessandro Demcenko

Votes: 10

3. The Human Monster (1939)

Not Rated | 73 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

Insurance agent-physician collects on policies of men murdered by a disfigured resident of the home for the blind where he acts as doctor-on-call.

Director: Walter Summers | Stars: Bela Lugosi, Hugh Williams, Greta Gynt, Edmon Ryan

Votes: 987

Some day I hope to be able to say I've seen every movie Bela Lugosi made, and this is one more checked off the list. He was, as usual, worth watching in this one. Unfortunately, the rest of the cast was less memorable.

4. Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943)

Approved | 74 min | Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi

After being awakened, Larry Talbot chips Frankenstein's Monster out of a block of ice. When Talbot changes to the Wolf Man, the two creatures battle each other.

Director: Roy William Neill | Stars: Lon Chaney Jr., Ilona Massey, Patric Knowles, Lionel Atwill

Votes: 7,023

5. The Evil of Frankenstein (1964)

Unrated | 84 min | Horror

Upon returning to his home village to continue his experimental research, the destitute Dr. Frankenstein revives his old creature, but a hypnotist wants the monster to control for himself.

Director: Freddie Francis | Stars: Peter Cushing, Peter Woodthorpe, Duncan Lamont, Sandor Elès

Votes: 3,257

Another film I thought I'd already seen, but nothing seemed familiar. Decent entry in Hammer's Frankenstein series, although not terribly exciting. Certainly a hideous version of the Creature this time, but also a very moving portrayal. Definitely worth seeing.

6. Youth (I) (2015)

R | 124 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

64 Metascore

A retired orchestra conductor is on vacation with his daughter and his film director best friend in the Alps when he receives an invitation from Queen Elizabeth II to perform for Prince Philip's birthday.

Director: Paolo Sorrentino | Stars: Michael Caine, Harvey Keitel, Rachel Weisz, Jane Fonda

Votes: 65,558 | Gross: $2.70M

Gosh, I wanted to love this film. Such a great cast and they all turned in wonderful performances -- even Rachel Weisz. Even so, I found the whole thing pretty boring. And sort of confusing. Why was Paul Dano dressing up as Hitler? I must have missed something there. But I felt that way about most of the movie. I'm assuming the director was trying his hand at Fellini-esque satire, but it really didn't work for me.

7. Trumbo (2015)

R | 124 min | Biography, Drama

60 Metascore

In 1947, Dalton Trumbo was Hollywood's top screenwriter, until he and other artists were jailed and blacklisted for their political beliefs.

Director: Jay Roach | Stars: Bryan Cranston, Diane Lane, Helen Mirren, Louis C.K.

Votes: 69,767 | Gross: $7.86M

8. Roma (2018)

R | 135 min | Drama

96 Metascore

A year in the life of a middle-class family's maid in Mexico City in the early 1970s.

Director: Alfonso Cuarón | Stars: Yalitza Aparicio, Marina de Tavira, Diego Cortina Autrey, Carlos Peralta

Votes: 113,399

9. Johnny O'Clock (1947)

Passed | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

High-class crook gets in trouble with the law.

Director: Robert Rossen | Stars: Dick Powell, Evelyn Keyes, Lee J. Cobb, Ellen Drew

Votes: 1,241

Thought I'd seen all of Dick Powell's noir mysteries from the late '40s, but this one got by me until now. Robert Rossen wrote the screenplay for this, his debut as a feature film director. Very entertaining crime story, with some wonderfully Chandler-esque dialogue. When Powell's Johnny wants a piano-player to give it a rest, he yells "Hey, you with the hands!" And I loved it when the tipsy Ellen Drew says "I choked on a piece of scotch!" This is one I could see again.

10. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931)

Not Rated | 98 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

Dr. Jekyll faces horrible consequences when he lets his dark side run wild with a potion that transforms him into the animalistic Mr. Hyde.

Director: Rouben Mamoulian | Stars: Fredric March, Miriam Hopkins, Rose Hobart, Holmes Herbert

Votes: 11,572

Seems like I must have seen this one at some time or other -- surely one of those Late Late Movie shows I used to watch, growing up in the '50s, must have shown it. But I didn't recognize anything about the production, so I'm including it on this list. I think I still like the Spencer Tracy version better, but March delivers an amazing performance (in spite of those Jerry Lewis teeth). And Miriam Hopkins was absolutely radiant. Entertaining movie with some really great cinematography.

11. Mary Shelley (2017)

PG-13 | 120 min | Biography, Drama, History

49 Metascore

Life and facts of Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin, who at 16 met 21 year old poet Percy Shelley, resulting in the writing of Frankenstein.

Director: Haifaa Al-Mansour | Stars: Elle Fanning, Bel Powley, Owen Richards, Joanne Froggatt

Votes: 9,526 | Gross: $0.10M

Here we have Percy and Mary and Byron and their entourage as 21st Century teenagers. Just didn't really work. But the photography and set designs were gorgeous, and I was really surprisingly impressed by Elle Fanning's performance as the young Mary. If the other characters were as well-rounded, this one could have been more than tolerable.

12. Kepler's Dream (2017)

90 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

An 11 year-old girl searches for a missing rare book from her grandmother's (Holland Taylor) library and tries to understand why her family is fractured the way it is during a memorable ... See full summary »

Director: Amy Glazer | Stars: Tailinh Agoyo, Isabella Blake-Thomas, Ryan Jason Cook, Leedy Corbin

Votes: 52 | Gross: $0.00M

13. The Visit (I) (2015)

PG-13 | 94 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

55 Metascore

Two siblings become increasingly frightened by their grandparents' disturbing behavior while visiting them on vacation.

Director: M. Night Shyamalan | Stars: Olivia DeJonge, Ed Oxenbould, Deanna Dunagan, Peter McRobbie

Votes: 104,220 | Gross: $65.21M

So much wasted potential here! When will filmmakers learn disgusting is just not scary?

14. Sunshine (2007)

R | 107 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

64 Metascore

A team of international astronauts are sent on a dangerous mission to reignite the dying Sun with a nuclear fission bomb in 2057.

Director: Danny Boyle | Stars: Cillian Murphy, Rose Byrne, Chris Evans, Cliff Curtis

Votes: 222,246 | Gross: $3.68M

15. Spinning Man (2018)

R | 100 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

44 Metascore

A happily married professor, known for having many affairs with students, becomes the prime suspect when a young woman has gone missing.

Director: Simon Kaijser | Stars: Guy Pearce, Pierce Brosnan, Minnie Driver, Alexandra Shipp

Votes: 7,240

16. Crossword Mysteries: A Puzzle to Die For (2019 TV Movie)

TV-G | 120 min | Crime, Mystery

A crossword is found on the murdered owner of a burglarized art gallery. Tess, a Sentinel crossword editor, finds clues in crosswords. Eventually, detective Logan accepts her clues and help. Tess is also running a crossword tournament.

Director: Don McCutcheon | Stars: Lacey Chabert, Brennan Elliott, John Kapelos, Barbara Niven

Votes: 455

17. Allied (2016)

R | 124 min | Action, Drama, Romance

60 Metascore

In 1942, a Canadian intelligence officer in North Africa encounters a female French Resistance fighter on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. When they reunite in London, their relationship is tested by the pressures of war.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Brad Pitt, Marion Cotillard, Jared Harris, Vincent Ebrahim

Votes: 128,712 | Gross: $40.07M

18. Haunter (2013)

Not Rated | 97 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

49 Metascore

A teenager is stuck in a time loop that is not quite the same each time. She must uncover the truth but her actions have consequences for herself and others.

Director: Vincenzo Natali | Stars: Abigail Breslin, Peter Outerbridge, Michelle Nolden, Stephen McHattie

Votes: 15,653

Moderately entertaining haunted house / haunted family tale. I liked the time loop element and the super-spooky basement scenes. And it had a great cast. Confusing ending, though -- who was dead, who was alive?

19. Le Chef (2012)

PG-13 | 84 min | Comedy, Drama

43 Metascore

A veteran chef faces off against his restaurant group's new CEO, who wants to the establishment to lose a star from its rating in order to bring in a younger chef who specializes in molecular gastronomy.

Director: Daniel Cohen | Stars: Jean Reno, Michaël Youn, Raphaëlle Agogué, Julien Boisselier

Votes: 15,290 | Gross: $0.34M

20. I Was Born, But... (1932)

Not Rated | 100 min | Comedy, Drama

91 Metascore

Two young brothers throw a tantrum when they discover that their father isn't the most important man in his workplace.

Director: Yasujirô Ozu | Stars: Tatsuo Saitô, Tomio Aoki, Mitsuko Yoshikawa, Hideo Sugawara

Votes: 4,371

21. The Convent (1995)

PG | 90 min | Drama, Mystery

The journey of Michael Padovic, an American professor who arrives with his wife, Helene, at a Portuguese convent where he expects to find the documents needed to prove his theory: ... See full summary »

Director: Manoel de Oliveira | Stars: Catherine Deneuve, John Malkovich, Luís Miguel Cintra, Leonor Silveira

Votes: 891 | Gross: $0.05M

22. Their Finest (2016)

R | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

76 Metascore

A former secretary, newly appointed as a scriptwriter for propaganda films, joins the cast and crew of a major production while the Blitz rages around them.

Director: Lone Scherfig | Stars: Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin, Bill Nighy, Richard E. Grant

Votes: 15,629 | Gross: $3.60M

23. The Bookshop (2017)

PG | 113 min | Drama

62 Metascore

England 1959. In a small East Anglian town, Florence Green decides, against polite but ruthless local opposition, to open a bookshop.

Director: Isabel Coixet | Stars: Emily Mortimer, Bill Nighy, Hunter Tremayne, Honor Kneafsey

Votes: 8,959 | Gross: $1.59M

Much less depressing than the book! Which is good, because the book is one of the most depressing I've ever read. Watched this one mainly because I try to see everything Bill Nighy does, and he didn't disappoint. The rest of the cast were decent, too. Totally watchable.

24. The Caretaker (I) (2016)

TV-14 | 80 min | Horror, Thriller

A young woman returns home to care for her gravely ill grandmother, only to begin sleepwalking, envisioning spirits and uncovering dark secrets in her family's past.

Director: Jeff Prugh | Stars: Meegan Warner, Sondra Blake, Sean Martini, Chanel Celaya

Votes: 654

Another example of a fairly decent little horror film spoiled by a really dumb ending.

25. Infamous (2006)

R | 110 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

68 Metascore

While researching his novel "In Cold Blood", Truman Capote develops a close relationship with convicted murderers Dick Hickock and Perry Smith.

Director: Douglas McGrath | Stars: Toby Jones, Daniel Craig, Sandra Bullock, Sigourney Weaver

Votes: 15,711 | Gross: $1.15M



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