2019 [Ranking]

by massiasmatheus-520-835298 | created - 3 months ago | updated - 3 months ago | Public

Officially released films for the first time in 2019 — in festivals or commercially or in streaming, national or international-wide — that I watched in 2019.

Had it been listed on IMDb the following films would be:

#10 Ears, Eyes and Throats: Restored Classic and Lost Punk Films 1976-1981 [Richard Gaikowski, Chuck Statler, et al] #39 Bobo da Corte [Luiz Rosemberg Filho] #40 Fotografação [Lauro Escorel] #58 Transamazonia [Renata Taylor, Débora Mcdowell, Bea Morbach]

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1. Glass (2019)

PG-13 | 129 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

43 Metascore

Security guard David Dunn uses his supernatural abilities to track Kevin Wendell Crumb, a disturbed man who has twenty-four personalities.

Director: M. Night Shyamalan | Stars: James McAvoy, Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, Anya Taylor-Joy

Votes: 186,601 | Gross: $111.05M

2. 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: 235,836 | Gross: $171.02M

3. Bacurau (2019)

131 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

82 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: 10,797

4. 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: 427,535 | Gross: $142.50M

5. Invisible Life (2019)

R | 139 min | Drama

81 Metascore

Kept apart by a terrible lie and a conservative society, two sisters born in Rio de Janeiro make their way through life each 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: 2,953

6. The Irishman (2019)

R | 209 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

94 Metascore

An aging hitman recalls his time with the mob and the intersecting events with his friend, Jimmy Hoffa, through the 1950-70s.

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

Votes: 269,547

7. Synonyms (2019)

Unrated | 123 min | Comedy, Drama

84 Metascore

A young Israeli man absconds to Paris to flee his nationality, aided by his trusty Franco-Israeli dictionary.

Director: Nadav Lapid | Stars: Tom Mercier, Quentin Dolmaire, Louise Chevillotte, Uria Hayik

Votes: 3,691

8. 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: 155,701 | Gross: $35.40M

9. Uncut Gems (2019)

R | 135 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

90 Metascore

With his debts mounting and angry collectors closing in, a fast-talking New York City jeweler risks everything in hope of staying afloat and alive.

Directors: Benny Safdie, Josh Safdie | Stars: Adam Sandler, Julia Fox, Idina Menzel, Mesfin Lamengo

Votes: 141,307

10. The Traitor (2019)

R | 145 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

64 Metascore

The real life of Tommaso Buscetta, the so-called "boss of the two worlds," the first mafia informant in Sicily in the 1980s.

Director: Marco Bellocchio | Stars: Pierfrancesco Favino, Luigi Lo Cascio, Fausto Russo Alesi, Maria Fernanda Cândido

Votes: 5,083

11. In the Heart of the World (2019)

121 min | Drama

The inhabitants of the Brazilian city of Contagem yearn for a better life. At the core of it all is Selma, a woman dreaming about the heart of the world: it could be anywhere, as long as it's a place where to feel happier.

Directors: Gabriel Martins, Maurílio Martins | Stars: Kelly Crifer, Leo Pyrata, Grace Passô, Bárbara Colen

Votes: 173

12. Parasite (2019)

R | 132 min | Comedy, Drama, Thriller

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: 348,602 | Gross: $53.37M

13. 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: 89,814 | Gross: $0.43M

14. 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, Alan Alda, Azhy Robertson

Votes: 198,306

15. The Souvenir (2019)

R | 120 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

91 Metascore

A young film student in the early '80s becomes romantically involved with a complicated and untrustworthy man.

Director: Joanna Hogg | Stars: Neil Young, Tosin Cole, Jack McMullen, Frankie Wilson

Votes: 6,571 | Gross: $1.04M

16. La Llorona (2019)

97 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

An aging paranoid dictator, protected by an witchcrafting wife, faces death and the uprise of his people in Guatemala.

Director: Jayro Bustamante | Stars: María Mercedes Coroy, Sabrina De La Hoz, Margarita Kenéfic, Julio Diaz

Votes: 322

17. The Beach Bum (2019)

R | 95 min | Comedy

55 Metascore

A rebellious stoner named Moondog lives life by his own rules.

Director: Harmony Korine | Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Snoop Dogg, Isla Fisher, Stefania LaVie Owen

Votes: 14,960 | Gross: $3.49M

18. System Crasher (2019)

125 min | Drama

90 Metascore

On her wild quest for love, 9-year-old Benni's untamed energy drives everyone around her to despair.

Director: Nora Fingscheidt | Stars: Helena Zengel, Albrecht Schuch, Gabriela Maria Schmeide, Lisa Hagmeister

Votes: 4,702

19. 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: 35,183 | Gross: $16.88M

20. Heimat is a Space in Time (2019)

218 min | Documentary, History

75 Metascore

In this immersive film essay, master documentary filmmaker Thomas Heise dives into four generations of his own family archives to trace the profound cultural and political upheaval of Germany's last century.

Director: Thomas Heise | Star: Thomas Heise

Votes: 80

21. It Must Be Heaven (2019)

102 min | Comedy

69 Metascore

Filmmaker Elia Suleiman travels to different cities and finds unexpected parallels to his homeland of Palestine.

Director: Elia Suleiman | Stars: Elia Suleiman, Tarik Kopty, Kareem Ghneim, George Khleifi

Votes: 1,664

22. Varda by Agnès (2019)

Not Rated | 115 min | Documentary, Biography

85 Metascore

Agnès Varda, photographer, installation artist and pioneer of the Nouvelle Vague, is an institution of French cinema. Taking a seat on a theatre stage, she uses photos and film excerpts to provide an insight into her unorthodox oeuvre.

Stars: Agnès Varda, Sandrine Bonnaire, Hervé Chandès, Nurith Aviv

Votes: 1,309

23. Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese (2019)

TV-MA | 142 min | Documentary, Biography, History

86 Metascore

In an alchemic mix of fact and fantasy, Martin Scorsese looks back at Bob Dylan's 1975 Rolling Thunder Revue tour and a country ripe for reinvention.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Bob Dylan, Allen Ginsberg, Patti Smith, Martin von Haselberg

Votes: 4,294

24. Domino (I) (2019)

R | 89 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

40 Metascore

A Copenhagen police officer seeks justice for his partner's murder by a mysterious man.

Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Søren Malling, Sus Wilkins, Paprika Steen

Votes: 3,251

25. Waiting for the Carnival (2019)

86 min | Documentary

A small village in the Brazilian outback is considered the nation's capital of jeans. It's also a microcosm that depicts modern day capitalism and its transgressions.

Director: Marcelo Gomes

Votes: 380

26. Divine Love (2019)

101 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

86 Metascore

A woman uses her bureaucratic job to convince divorcing couples to stay together is utterly committed to getting pregnant by her husband in a future of dance parties, ritualistic orgies and fundamentalist Christianity.

Director: Gabriel Mascaro | Stars: Dira Paes, Julio Machado, Antonio Pastich, Rubens Santos

Votes: 1,180

27. So Long, My Son (2019)

185 min | Drama

85 Metascore

Two married couples adjust to the vast social and economic changes taking place in China from the 1980s to the present.

Director: Xiaoshuai Wang | Stars: Liya Ai, Jiang Du, Zhao-Yan Guo-Zhang, Jingjing Li

Votes: 1,924

28. Tlamess (2019)

120 min | Drama

S is a young soldier in the southern desert of Tunisia. When he learns about his mother's death, he obtains a week's leave and goes back home. He will never return to the camp.

Director: Ala Eddine Slim | Stars: Abdullah Miniawy, Souhir Ben Amara, Khaled Benaïssa

Votes: 94

29. 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: 42,355

30. 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: 740,257 | Gross: $335.45M

31. Babyteeth (2019)

118 min | Comedy, Drama

74 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, Toby Wallace

Votes: 489

32. Atlantics (2019)

TV-14 | 106 min | Drama

85 Metascore

In a popular suburb of Dakar, workers on the construction site of a futuristic tower, without pay for months, decide to leave the country by the ocean for a better future. Among them is Souleiman, the lover of Ada, promised to another.

Director: Mati Diop | Stars: Mame Bineta Sane, Amadou Mbow, Traore, Nicole Sougou

Votes: 5,380

33. Honeyland (2019)

Unrated | 89 min | Documentary, Drama

86 Metascore

The last female bee-hunter in Europe must save the bees and return the natural balance in Honeyland, when a family of nomadic beekeepers invade her land and threaten her livelihood.

Directors: Tamara Kotevska, Ljubomir Stefanov | Stars: Hatidze Muratova, Nazife Muratova, Hussein Sam, Ljutvie Sam

Votes: 8,870 | Gross: $0.50M

34. Chasing Dream (2019)

118 min | Drama

A young man and woman are meeting each other and establishes a special relationship due to debt problems. Him, finds that her have a singing talent and help her develop a singing career. ... See full summary »

Director: Johnnie To | Stars: Liviu Covalschi, Jacky Heung, Keru Wang

Votes: 25

35. O Filme do Bruno Aleixo (2019)

91 min | Comedy

The famous character of YouTube, Bruno Aleixo books his own movie. In fact, Bruno decides to write an autobiography. He meets with friends so they can consider the ideas for the text.

Directors: João Moreira, Pedro Santo | Stars: Fernando Alvim, David Chan Cordeiro, João Lagarto, Adriano Luz

Votes: 373

36. Hustlers (2019)

R | 110 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

79 Metascore

Inspired by the viral New York Magazine article, Hustlers follows a crew of savvy former strip club employees who band together to turn the tables on their Wall Street clients.

Director: Lorene Scafaria | Stars: Constance Wu, Jennifer Lopez, Julia Stiles, Mette Towley

Votes: 60,969 | Gross: $80.55M

37. 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: 71,381 | Gross: $22.68M

38. 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: 191,755 | Gross: $175.08M

39. Midsommar (2019)

R | 148 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: 136,573 | Gross: $27.33M

40. Crawl (2019)

R | 87 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

60 Metascore

A young woman, while attempting to save her father during a category 5 hurricane, finds herself trapped in a flooding house and must fight for her life against alligators.

Director: Alexandre Aja | Stars: Kaya Scodelario, Barry Pepper, Morfydd Clark, Ross Anderson

Votes: 49,693 | Gross: $39.01M

41. Passages (II) (2019)

94 min | Documentary

Passages showcases Brazilian films in which the utilisation of artforms and media such as literature, painting, theatre, music, photography, radio and television, functions as a 'passage' to political and social reality.

Director: Lucia Nagib | Stars: Tata Amaral, Cláudio Assis, Beto Brant, Paulo Caldas

42. A Treat of Coutinho (2019)

74 min | Documentary

From a meeting with the director filmed in 2012 and vast archival material, A Treat of Coutinho proposes to look at the work of Eduardo Coutinho as a great whole. Would have one of the masters of Brazilian cinema always made the same film?

Director: Josafá Veloso | Star: Eduardo Coutinho

Votes: 13

43. The Projectionist (III) (2019)

81 min | Documentary

65 Metascore

The film director converses with the proprietor of a Cinema complex in Queens about the 1970s era of film making and exhibition in New York City, when things were edgier and sleazier than they are in today's cleaned up scene.

Director: Abel Ferrara | Stars: Abel Ferrara, Nicolas Nicolaou

Votes: 33

44. I Lost My Body (2019)

TV-MA | 81 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy

80 Metascore

A story of Naoufel, a young man who is in love with Gabrielle. In another part of town, a severed hand escapes from a dissection lab, determined to find its body again.

Director: Jérémy Clapin | Stars: Hakim Faris, Victoire Du Bois, Patrick d'Assumçao, Alfonso Arfi

Votes: 19,186

45. Pain and Glory (2019)

R | 113 min | Drama

87 Metascore

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

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

Votes: 37,593

46. Rocketman (I) (2019)

R | 121 min | Biography, Drama, Music