Movies I Watched in 2019by Jo_Blo_Movie_Critic | created - 5 months ago | updated - 15 hours ago | Public
Everything I have watched in 2019.
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1. Life of the Party (I) (2018)
PG-13 | 105 min | Comedy
After her husband abruptly asks for a divorce, a middle-aged mother returns to college in order to complete her degree.
Votes: 25,907 | Gross: $52.86M
8/10 - hysterical comedy from the legendary Melissa McCarthy
2. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)
PG | 153 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
As Harry Potter begins his sixth year at Hogwarts, he discovers an old book marked as "the property of the Half-Blood Prince" and begins to learn more about Lord Voldemort's dark past.
Votes: 419,486 | Gross: $301.96M
10/10 - yet another delightful year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry
3. Crazy Rich Asians (2018)
PG-13 | 120 min | Comedy, Romance
This contemporary romantic comedy, based on a global bestseller, follows native New Yorker Rachel Chu to Singapore to meet her boyfriend's family.
Votes: 97,727 | Gross: $174.53M
9/10 - wonderful rom-com that is of the greatest cultural importance
4. Bird Box (2018)
R | 124 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Five years after an ominous unseen presence drives most of society to suicide, a mother and her two children make a desperate bid to reach safety.
5/10 - good acting, but this movie felt like a science fiction rip-off of A Quiet Place
5. Pitch Perfect 3 (2017)
PG-13 | 93 min | Comedy, Music
Following their win at the world championship, the now separated Bellas reunite for one last singing competition at an overseas USO tour, but face a group who uses both instruments and voices.
Votes: 45,264 | Gross: $104.90M
10/10 - terrific conclusion to a near perfect cinematic series
6. BlacKkKlansman (2018)
R | 135 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
Ron Stallworth, an African American police officer from Colorado Springs, CO, successfully manages to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan branch with the help of a Jewish surrogate who eventually becomes its leader. Based on actual events.
Votes: 150,289 | Gross: $48.69M
8/10 - the racial and sexual epithets were hard to watch, but this is an incredibly inspirational film that’s story deserves to be seen by the masses
7. The Accountant (2016)
R | 128 min | Action, Crime, Drama
As a math savant uncooks the books for a new client, the Treasury Department closes in on his activities, and the body count starts to rise.
Votes: 233,309 | Gross: $86.26M
6/10 - a little too confusing and intense of an action thriller for my taste
8. Roma (2018)
R | 135 min | Drama
A year in the life of a middle-class family's maid in Mexico City in the early 1970s.
7/10 - certainly an artistic achievement, but for me at least, it wasn’t the most entertaining
9. A Midnight Kiss (2018 TV Movie)
TV-G | 95 min | Romance
"With only one week to prepare, Mia Pearson (Adelaide Kane) and her family of party planners are given the biggest job in their company's history: a New Year's Eve party for tech ... See full summary »
6/10 - a mediocre New Years Eve party planner romance from Hallmark
10. Beautiful Boy (I) (2018)
R | 120 min | Biography, Drama
Based on the best-selling pair of memoirs from father and son David and Nic Sheff, Beautiful Boy chronicles the heartbreaking and inspiring experience of survival, relapse, and recovery in a family coping with addiction over many years.
Votes: 30,701 | Gross: $7.65M
7/10 - painfully and frustratingly truthful in its depiction of an addict with tremendous performances by all of the cast
11. The Happytime Murders (2018)
R | 91 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
When the puppet cast of a '90s children's TV show begin to get murdered one by one, a disgraced LAPD detective-turned-private eye puppet takes on the case.
Votes: 17,084 | Gross: $20.71M
2/10 - I love a raunchy comedy, but this one was just purely disgusting and took away from what could have been a good mystery comedy
12. Welcome to Marwen (2018)
PG-13 | 116 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
A victim of a brutal attack finds a unique and beautiful therapeutic outlet to help him through his recovery process.
Votes: 9,220 | Gross: $10.76M
6/10 - such an incredible story deserved a better movie
13. The Meg (2018)
PG-13 | 113 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
A group of scientists exploring the Marianas Trench encounter the largest marine predator that has ever existed - the Megalodon.
Votes: 115,288 | Gross: $143.01M
4/10 - very formulaic and not very interesting sci-fi action flick
14. The Favourite (2018)
R | 119 min | Biography, Drama, History
In early 18th century England, a frail Queen Anne occupies the throne and her close friend, Lady Sarah, governs the country in her stead. When a new servant, Abigail, arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah.
Votes: 117,169 | Gross: $34.24M
7/10 - Emma Stone was delightful, but it wasn’t my favorite (no pun intended) film of 2018
15. Bad Times at the El Royale (2018)
R | 141 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Circa 1969, several strangers, most with a secret to bury, meet by chance at Lake Tahoe's El Royale, a rundown hotel with a dark past. Over the course of one night, everyone will show their true colors - before everything goes to hell.
Votes: 88,131 | Gross: $17.84M
8/10 - great cast and story makes for an entrancing thriller that is only slightly derailed by some weird twists in the final act
16. Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018)
R | 122 min | Action, Crime, Drama
The drug war on the U.S.-Mexico border has escalated as the cartels have begun trafficking terrorists across the US border. To fight the war, federal agent Matt Graver re-teams with the mercurial Alejandro.
Votes: 96,164 | Gross: $50.07M
4/10 - boring and loud action drama brings nothing new to a crowded genre
17. Varsity Blues (1999)
R | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A back-up quarterback is chosen to lead a Texas football team to victory after the star quarterback is injured.
Votes: 39,157 | Gross: $52.89M
7/10 - entertaining Texas high school football makes for a good night-in
18. Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween (2018)
PG | 90 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
Two young friends find a magic book that brings a ventriloquist's dummy to life.
Votes: 11,590 | Gross: $46.70M
6/10 - campy & family-friendly horror that is enjoyable and an improvement over its predecessor
19. Blended (2014)
PG-13 | 117 min | Comedy, Romance
After a bad blind date, a man and woman find themselves stuck together at a resort for families, where their attraction grows as their respective kids benefit from the burgeoning relationship.
Votes: 106,660 | Gross: $46.29M
10/10 - absolutely hysterical and one of my favorite movies of all time
20. If Beale Street Could Talk (2018)
R | 119 min | Drama, Romance
A young woman embraces her pregnancy while she and her family set out to prove her childhood friend and lover innocent of a crime he didn't commit.
Votes: 25,868 | Gross: $14.92M
6/10 - good filmmaking, but by the end of the movie, I felt like barely anything happened
21. Peppermint (2018)
R | 101 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
Five years after her husband and daughter are killed in a senseless act of violence, a woman comes back from self-imposed exile to seek revenge against those responsible and the system that let them go free.
Votes: 36,163 | Gross: $35.42M
7/10 - ultra violent action thriller reestablishes Jennifer Garner as a fantastic action star
22. Krystal (2017)
R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama
A young man living a sheltered life develops a crush on an ex-stripper and joins her Alcoholics Anonymous group just so he can be in the same room with her.
Votes: 859 | Gross: $0.04M
2/10 - near-unwatchable despite its impressive cast
23. Halloween (I) (2018)
R | 106 min | Horror, Thriller
Laurie Strode confronts her long-time foe Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.
Votes: 89,256 | Gross: $159.34M
4/10 - character study that was far too dark (like you couldn’t see what was happening) and just not very enjoyable
24. Black Panther (2018)
PG-13 | 134 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
T'Challa, heir to the hidden but advanced kingdom of Wakanda, must step forward to lead his people into a new future and must confront a challenger from his country's past.
Votes: 518,114 | Gross: $700.06M
7/10 - good superhero movie and an important step towards greater cultural representation in cinema
25. Vice (I) (2018)
R | 132 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
The story of Dick Cheney, an unassuming bureaucratic Washington insider, who quietly wielded immense power as Vice President to George W. Bush, reshaping the country and the globe in ways that we still feel today.
Votes: 74,210 | Gross: $47.84M
7/10 - intriguing political dramatization that gives its incredible cast and makeup department a chance to shine
26. Happy Death Day (2017)
PG-13 | 96 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A college student must relive the day of her murder over and over again, in a loop that will end only when she discovers her killer's identity.
Votes: 87,764 | Gross: $55.68M
9/10 - surprisingly excellent modern-day Groundhog Day with a horror/thriller twist
27. The Wife (I) (2017)
R | 99 min | Drama
A wife questions her life choices as she travels to Stockholm to see her husband receive the Nobel Prize for Literature.
Votes: 25,262 | Gross: $9.60M
7/10 - enthralling drama with a great performance from Glenn Close, but I was hoping for a slightly better ending
28. Trainwreck (2015)
R | 125 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Having thought that monogamy was never possible, a commitment-phobic career woman may have to face her fears when she meets a good guy.
Votes: 121,953 | Gross: $110.21M
6/10 - a little hodge-podgy, but ultimately it made for a funny flick
29. The Upside (2017)
PG-13 | 126 min | Comedy, Drama
A comedic look at the relationship between a wealthy man with quadriplegia and an unemployed man with a criminal record who's hired to help him.
Votes: 25,024 | Gross: $108.25M
8/10 - didn’t quite reach my lofty expectations, but it was still very enjoyable
30. Darrow & Darrow: Body of Evidence (2018 TV Movie)
Claire and Miles believe a convicted murderer to be innocent, snd a year after she was imprisoned, they start re-investigating the case.
6/10 - pretty on-par with the rest in the Darrow & Darrow series
31. Mystery 101 (2019 TV Movie)
TV-G | 120 min | Crime, Mystery
A cute college professor teaching "Who Dunnit" fiction gets involved in the police investigation of the theft of a mega dollar research plant, the death of a student, disappearance of another and an alleged suicide.
7/10 - enjoyable pilot to a promising new Hallmark Movies and Mysteries series
32. Widows (2018)
R | 129 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Set in contemporary Chicago, amid a time of turmoil, four women with nothing in common except a debt left behind by their dead husbands' criminal activities, take fate into their own hands, and conspire to forge a future on their own terms.
Votes: 62,125 | Gross: $42.40M
5/10 - interesting insight into political corruption and the vengeance of some strong women, but despite its impressive cast, this one was quite dull
33. What Men Want (2019)
R | 117 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
A woman is boxed out by the male sports agents in her profession, but gains an unexpected edge over them when she develops the ability to hear men's thoughts.
Votes: 10,493 | Gross: $54.61M
9/10 - thoroughly enjoyable rom-com hits all the right notes and shows Taraji P. Henson’s comedic prowess
34. Nobody's Fool (2018)
R | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A woman is released from prison and reunites with her sister. She soon discovers that her sister is in an online relationship with a man who may not be what he seems.
Votes: 3,660 | Gross: $31.71M
5/10 - pretty disappointing, most of the funniest parts were included in the trailer, and Tiffany Haddish’s sex-crazed character got really irritating after a while, but in the end, this was a standard, relatively enjoyable rom-com
35. My Best Friend's Wedding (1997)
PG-13 | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
When a woman's long-time friend reveals he's engaged, she realizes she loves him herself and sets out to get him, with only days before the wedding.
Votes: 117,561 | Gross: $127.12M
9/10 - classic rom-com that did have its sad moments in between the laughs
36. Bridesmaids (I) (2011)
R | 125 min | Comedy, Romance
Competition between the maid of honor and a bridesmaid, over who is the bride's best friend, threatens to upend the life of an out-of-work pastry chef.
Votes: 249,702 | Gross: $169.11M
5/10 - being a little off-beat and only sporadically funny, this one was unable to live up to the hype
37. Unbreakable (2000)
PG-13 | 106 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
A man learns something extraordinary about himself after a devastating accident.
Votes: 352,658 | Gross: $95.01M
7/10 - an original and intriguing premise makes for an enjoyable star-studded popcorn flick
38. Isn't It Romantic (2019)
PG-13 | 89 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
A young woman disenchanted with love mysteriously finds herself trapped inside a romantic comedy.
Votes: 41,648 | Gross: $48.79M
8/10 - gets funnier with each watch and is an excellent parody of some of my favorite rom coms
39. Love, Simon (2018)
PG-13 | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Simon Spier keeps a huge secret from his family, his friends and all of his classmates: he's gay. When that secret is threatened, Simon must face everyone and come to terms with his identity.
Votes: 81,929 | Gross: $40.83M
10/10 - hysterical and heartbreaking, not to mention culturally significant (the 1st major studio film to feature a gay teen protagonist)
40. Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)
PG-13 | 134 min | Biography, Drama, Music
Votes: 348,547 | Gross: $216.43M
7/10 - an interesting and entertaining musical biopic, but certainly not a Best Picture winner
41. Emma Fielding: More Bitter Than Death (2019 TV Movie)
90 min | Mystery
Boxes for Kenzer College are lit on fire on a truck. Later the Kenzer skull is stolen from an exhibition during the archaeologists'/ASAA conference. Then the president of ASAA is poisoned. Can Emma and her FBI friend catch the culprits?
5/10 - purely average installment in the Hallmark Movies and Mysteries series
42. Happy Death Day 2U (2019)
PG-13 | 100 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
Tree Gelbman discovers that dying over and over was surprisingly easier than the dangers that lie ahead.
Votes: 28,670 | Gross: $28.05M
9/10 - fun sci-fi thriller that had a lot of heart and a lot of laughs
43. The Chronicle Mysteries: Recovered (2019 TV Movie)
A novelist becomes interested in a cold-case disappearance, mostly because she and the victim had grown up together in their small town.
6/10 - another just-average Hallmark feature presentation, but it is good to see Allison Sweeney again
44. The Great Gatsby (2013)
PG-13 | 143 min | Drama, Romance
A writer and wall street trader, Nick, finds himself drawn to the past and lifestyle of his millionaire neighbor, Jay Gatsby.
Votes: 433,791 | Gross: $144.84M
8/10 - excellent adaption of a great literary work with astounding cinematography (I don’t know what the Academy was thinking in not at least nominating it for this), but a strange soundtrack that took you out of the period
45. Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018)
R | 106 min | Biography, Comedy, Crime
When Lee Israel falls out of step with current tastes, she turns her art form to deception.
Votes: 29,863 | Gross: $8.80M
5/10 - depressing drama was, at least for me, a disappointment
46. First Man (2018)
PG-13 | 141 min | Biography, Drama, History
A look at the life of the astronaut, Neil Armstrong, and the legendary space mission that led him to become the first man to walk on the Moon on July 20, 1969.
Votes: 120,768 | Gross: $44.94M
5/10 - not all that I had hoped for and certainly a downward turn from Whiplash and La La Land
47. Green Book (2018)
PG-13 | 130 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
A working-class Italian-American bouncer becomes the driver of an African-American classical pianist on a tour of venues through the 1960s American South.
Votes: 208,309 | Gross: $85.08M
8/10 - despite the controversy, this was a captivating drama that included a beautiful performance from Mahershala Ali
48. Mary Queen of Scots (2018)
R | 124 min | Biography, Drama, History