The Best Films Of 2019 (Hopefully)

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1. The Lighthouse (I) (2019)

R | 109 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

83 Metascore

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

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

Votes: 14,111 | Gross: $0.43M

2. Parasite (2019)

R | 132 min | Comedy, Drama, Thriller

95 Metascore

All unemployed, Ki-taek and his family take peculiar interest in the wealthy and glamorous Parks, as they ingratiate themselves into their lives and get entangled in an unexpected incident.

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

Votes: 74,255

3. Ad Astra (2019)

PG-13 | 123 min | Adventure, Drama, Mystery

80 Metascore

Astronaut Roy McBride undertakes a mission across an unforgiving solar system to uncover the truth about his missing father and his doomed expedition that now, 30 years later, threatens the universe.

Director: James Gray | Stars: Brad Pitt, Tommy Lee Jones, Ruth Negga, Donald Sutherland

Votes: 67,425 | Gross: $35.40M

4. Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019)

R | 121 min | Drama, Romance

93 Metascore

On an isolated island in Brittany at the end of the eighteenth century, a female painter is obliged to paint a wedding portrait of a young woman.

Director: Céline Sciamma | Stars: Noémie Merlant, Adèle Haenel, Luàna Bajrami, Valeria Golino

Votes: 3,782

5. Rocketman (I) (2019)

R | 121 min | Biography, Drama, Music

69 Metascore

A musical fantasy about the fantastical human story of Elton John's breakthrough years.

Director: Dexter Fletcher | Stars: Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell, Richard Madden, Bryce Dallas Howard

Votes: 78,777 | Gross: $96.37M

6. Sorry We Missed You (2019)

101 min | Drama

79 Metascore

Hoping that self-employment through gig economy can solve their financial woes, a hard-up UK delivery driver and his wife struggling to raise a family end up trapped in the vicious circle of this modern-day form of labour exploitation.

Director: Ken Loach | Stars: Debbie Honeywood, Kris Hitchen, Rhys Stone, Nikki Marshall

Votes: 2,498

7. Matthias & Maxime (2019)

119 min | Drama

59 Metascore

A drama focusing on a group of friends in their late 20s.

Director: Xavier Dolan | Stars: Gabriel D'Almeida Freitas, Xavier Dolan, Pier-Luc Funk, Samuel Gauthier

Votes: 1,074

8. Young Ahmed (2019)

90 min | Drama

64 Metascore

A Belgian teenager hatches a plot to kill his teacher after embracing an extremist interpretation of the Quran.

Directors: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne | Stars: Idir Ben Addi, Olivier Bonnaud, Myriem Akheddiou, Victoria Bluck

Votes: 903

9. Pain & Glory (2019)

R | 113 min | Drama

88 Metascore

A film director reflects on the choices he's made in life as past and present come crashing down around him.

Director: Pedro Almodóvar | Stars: Antonio Banderas, Asier Etxeandia, Leonardo Sbaraglia, Nora Navas

Votes: 17,998

10. Deerskin (2019)

77 min | Comedy

72 Metascore

A man's obsession with his designer deerskin jacket causes him to blow his life savings and turn to crime.

Director: Quentin Dupieux | Stars: Jean Dujardin, Adèle Haenel, Albert Delpy, Coralie Russier

Votes: 1,711

11. The Climb (2019)

R | 94 min | Comedy, Drama

82 Metascore

A look at the friendship between two guys that spans over many years.

Director: Michael Angelo Covino | Stars: Michael Angelo Covino, Kyle Marvin, Gayle Rankin, Judith Godrèche

Votes: 176

12. Sibyl (2019)

100 min | Comedy, Drama

58 Metascore

A jaded psychotherapist returns to her first passion of becoming a writer.

Director: Justine Triet | Stars: Virginie Efira, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Gaspard Ulliel, Sandra Hüller

Votes: 721

13. The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019)

R | 121 min | Drama

83 Metascore

A young man searches for home in the changing city that seems to have left him behind.

Director: Joe Talbot | Stars: Jimmie Fails, Jonathan Majors, Rob Morgan, Tichina Arnold

Votes: 5,282 | Gross: $4.52M

14. Bacurau (2019)

131 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

74 Metascore

After the death of her grandmother, Teresa comes home to her matriarchal village in a near-future Brazil to find a succession of sinister events that mobilizes all of its residents.

Directors: Juliano Dornelles, Kleber Mendonça Filho | Stars: Bárbara Colen, Thomas Aquino, Silvero Pereira, Thardelly Lima

Votes: 4,426

15. The Wild Goose Lake (2019)

113 min | Crime, Drama

74 Metascore

A gangster on the run sacrifices everything for his family and a woman he meets while on the lam.

Director: Yi'nan Diao | Stars: Ge Hu, Lun-Mei Kwei, Fan Liao, Regina Wan

Votes: 607

16. First Love (2019)

108 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

76 Metascore

A young boxer and a call girl get caught up in a drug-smuggling scheme over the course of one night in Tokyo.

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Becky, Sakurako Konishi, Masataka Kubota, Jun Murakami

Votes: 851

17. 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: 12,288 | Gross: $16.88M

18. The Whistlers (2019)

97 min | Comedy, Crime

74 Metascore

A policeman intent on freeing a crooked businessman from a prison on Gomera, an island in the Canaries. However, he must first learn the difficult local dialect, a language which includes hissing and spitting.

Director: Corneliu Porumboiu | Stars: Vlad Ivanov, Catrinel Marlon, Rodica Lazar, Agustí Villaronga

Votes: 797

19. Lux Æterna (2019)

50 min | Drama

58 Metascore

Two actresses, Béatrice Dalle and Charlotte Gainsbourg, are on a film set telling stories about witches - but that's not all. 'Lux Æterna' is also an essay on cinema, the love of film, and on-set hysterics.

Director: Gaspar Noé | Stars: Charlotte Gainsbourg, Béatrice Dalle, Mica Arganaraz, Yannick Bono

Votes: 102

20. Apollo 11 (2019)

G | 93 min | Documentary, History

88 Metascore

A look at the Apollo 11 mission to land on the moon led by commander Neil Armstrong and pilots Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins.

Director: Todd Douglas Miller | Stars: Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, Buzz Aldrin, Deke Slayton

Votes: 12,739 | Gross: $9.04M

21. 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: 11,766 | Gross: $2.41M

22. Paddleton (2019)

TV-MA | 89 min | Comedy, Drama

70 Metascore

An unlikely friendship between two misfit neighbors becomes an unexpectedly emotional journey when the younger man is diagnosed with terminal cancer.

Director: Alex Lehmann | Stars: Christine Woods, Mark Duplass, Ray Romano, Jen Sung

Votes: 7,526

23. 1917 (2019)

R | 110 min | Drama, War | Completed

Two young British privates during the First World War are given an impossible mission: deliver a message deep in enemy territory that will stop 1,600 men, and one of the soldier's brothers, from walking straight into a deadly trap.

Director: Sam Mendes | Stars: Andrew Scott, Benedict Cumberbatch, Dean-Charles Chapman, Richard Madden

24. The Irishman (2019)

R | 209 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

94 Metascore

A mob hitman recalls his possible involvement with the slaying of Jimmy Hoffa.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Anna Paquin, Jesse Plemons

Votes: 9,151

25. The Lodge (2019)

R | 100 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

68 Metascore

A soon-to-be stepmom is snowed in with her fiancé's two children at a remote holiday village. Just as relations begin to thaw between the trio, some strange and frightening events take place.

Directors: Severin Fiala, Veronika Franz | Stars: Riley Keough, Richard Armitage, Alicia Silverstone, Jaeden Martell

Votes: 929

26. The Death of Dick Long (2019)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

69 Metascore

Dick died last night, and Zeke and Earl don't want anybody finding out how. That's too bad though, cause news travels fast in small-town Alabama.

Director: Daniel Scheinert | Stars: Michael Abbott Jr., Virginia Newcomb, Andre Hyland, Sarah Baker

Votes: 1,603

27. Marriage Story (2019)

R | 136 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

94 Metascore

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

Director: Noah Baumbach | Stars: Scarlett Johansson, Adam Driver, Merritt Wever, Laura Dern

Votes: 2,026

28. Waves (I) (2019)

R | 135 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

81 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: 836

29. Uncut Gems (2019)

R | 135 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

91 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, Kevin Garnett, The Weeknd

Votes: 915

30. The King (I) (2019)

R | 140 min | Biography, Drama, History

61 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: 36,590

31. The Two Popes (2019)

PG-13 | 125 min | Comedy, Drama

83 Metascore

Behind Vatican walls, the conservative Pope Benedict and the liberal future Pope Francis must find common ground to forge a new path for the Catholic Church.

Director: Fernando Meirelles | Stars: Jonathan Pryce, Anthony Hopkins, Juan Minujín, Sidney Cole

Votes: 408

32. Sound of Metal (2019)

130 min | Drama, Music

87 Metascore

A heavy-metal drummer's life is thrown into freefall when he begins to lose his hearing.

Director: Darius Marder | Stars: Olivia Cooke, Riz Ahmed, Lauren Ridloff, Mathieu Amalric

Votes: 185

33. Invisible Life (2019)

139 min | Drama

Two sisters born in Rio de Janeiro make their way through life, each mistakenly believing the other is living out her dreams half a world away.

Director: Karim Aïnouz | Stars: Julia Stockler, Carol Duarte, Flávia Gusmão, António Fonseca

Votes: 641

34. Hitsville: The Making of Motown (2019)

TV-14 | 112 min | Documentary, Music

Documentary film that focuses on the period beginning with the birth of Motown in Detroit in 1958 until its relocation to Los Angeles in the early 1970s.

Directors: Benjamin Turner, Gabe Turner | Stars: Berry Gordy, Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder, Mickey Stevenson

Votes: 408

35. Wrinkles the Clown (2019)

75 min | Documentary, Comedy, Horror

53 Metascore

In Florida, parents can hire Wrinkles the Clown to scare their misbehaving children.

Director: Michael Beach Nichols | Stars: Christopher Barcia, Trevor J. Blank, Andrew Caldwell, George Holden

Votes: 265

36. Richard Jewell (2019)

R | 129 min | Drama | Completed

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

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Olivia Wilde, Sam Rockwell, Jon Hamm, Kathy Bates

37. Roads (I) (2019)

99 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

Two lost teenage boys, from Congo and Britain, meet in Morocco and take a road trip in a stolen RV to France, encountering poverty and refugees on the way.

Director: Sebastian Schipper | Stars: Fionn Whitehead, Stéphane Bak, Ben Chaplin, Moritz Bleibtreu

Votes: 286

38. And Then We Danced (2019)

113 min | Drama, Romance

Merab has been training from a young age at the National Georgian Ensemble with his dance partner Mary. His world turns upside down when the carefree Irakli arrives and becomes both his strongest rival and desire.

Director: Levan Akin | Stars: Levan Gelbakhiani, Bachi Valishvili, Ana Javakishvili, Giorgi Tsereteli

Votes: 2,719

39. Calm with Horses (2019)

101 min | Drama

In darkest rural Ireland, ex-boxer Douglas 'Arm' Armstrong has become the feared enforcer for the drug-dealing Devers family, whilst also trying to be a good father to his autistic ... See full summary »

Director: Nick Rowland | Stars: Ned Dennehy, Barry Keoghan, Niamh Algar, David Wilmot

Votes: 66

40. Babyteeth (2019)

120 min | Comedy, Drama

73 Metascore

When seriously ill teenager Milla falls madly in love with smalltime drug dealer Moses, it's her parents' worst nightmare. But as Milla's first brush with love brings her a new lust for ... See full summary »

Director: Shannon Murphy | Stars: Ben Mendelsohn, Essie Davis, Eliza Scanlen, Emily Barclay

Votes: 301



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