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The Most Anticipated Netflix Movies of 2019 

Molly Gander
Updated January 8, 2020 4.4k votes 2.5k voters 39.4k views 45 items

List Rules Only Netflix original movies coming out in 2019.

Editor's Note: Voting has been closed.

As we bask in the golden age of streaming entertainment, let's take a look at all the upcoming Netflix original movies in 2019. From comedy to action, this list of 2019 Netflix movies features highly anticipated movies from great Hollywood directors, like Martin Scorsese, Steven Soderbergh, Dan Gilroy, and even Michael Bay (he's great, right?). Which new Netflix original movie are you looking forward to the most?

After five years, Scorsese's The Irishman starring Robert De Niro and Al Pacino is finally being released on Netflix. Other good Netflix movies coming out in 2019 include Triple Frontier, Murder Mystery, High Flying Bird, Velvet Buzzsaw, and 6 Underground.

Vote up the 2019 Netflix movies you're most excited for, and add any that are missing. 

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voting closed at #4 November 27

Actors: Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci, Harvey Keitel, Anna Paquin, + more

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

Rotten Tomatoes score: 96%, average score 8.88

The Irishman is a 2019 American epic biographical crime film directed by Martin Scorsese and written by Steven Zaillian, based on the book I Heard You Paint Houses by Charles Brandt. The film ...more

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voting closed at #1 May 3

Actors: Zac Efron, Lily Collins, Kaya Scodelario, Jim Parsons, Haley Joel Osment, + more

Directed by: Joe Berlinger

Rotten Tomatoes score: 56%, average score 5.75

Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile is a 2019 thriller film directed by Joe Berlinger. Ted Bundy (Zac Efron) and his girlfriend Elizabeth Kloepfer (Lily Collins) struggle to accept the ...more

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voting closed at #3 March 29

Actors: Kevin Costner, Woody Harrelson, Kathy Bates, John Carroll Lynch, Kim Dickens, + more

Directed by: John Lee Hancock

Rotten Tomatoes score: 53%, average score 5.8

The Highwaymen is a 2019 American crime film directed by John Lee Hancock. Texas Ranger Frank Hamer (Kevin Costner) and ex-partner Maney Gault (Woody Harrelson) attempt to track down and ...more

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voting closed at #5 March 13

Actors: Ben Affleck, Oscar Isaac, Adria Arjona, Charlie Hunnam, Garrett Hedlund, + more

Directed by: J. C. Chandor

Rotten Tomatoes score: 72%, average score 6.4

Triple Frontier is a 2019 American adventure crime-drama film directed by J. C. Chandor. Loyalties are tested when five friends reunite to take down a South American drug lord, unleashing a ...more
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December 13

Actors: Ryan Reynolds, Mélanie Laurent, Dave Franco, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Adria Arjona, + more

Directed by: Michael Bay

6 Underground is a 2019 American action film directed by Michael Bay. 6 billionaires (Ryan Reynolds, Mélanie Laurent, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Adria Arjona, Corey Hawkins, Ben Hardy) form a ...more

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voting closed at #7 March 22

Actors: Douglas Booth, Machine Gun Kelly, Daniel Webber, Iwan Rheon

Directed by: Jeff Tremaine

Rotten Tomatoes score: 46%, average score 4.5

The Dirt is a 2019 American biographical-drama directed by Jeff Tremaine. The story of how Mötley Crüe came to be one of the most notorious rock 'n roll groups in history.
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voting closed at #5 January 25

Actors: Mads Mikkelsen, Vanessa Hudgens, Katheryn Winnick, Matt Lucas, Robert Maillet, + more

Directed by: Jonas Åkerlund

Rotten Tomatoes score: 22%, average score 3.2

Polar is a 2019 action film directed by Jonas Åkerlund, based on the comics by Victor Santos. A master assassin (Mads Mikkelsen) comes out of retirement to contend with a group of young

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voting closed at #7 February 1

Actors: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Zawe Ashton, Natalia Dyer, Tom Sturridge, + more

Directed by: Dan Gilroy

Rotten Tomatoes score: 66%, average score 6.2

Velvet Buzzsaw is a 2019 American horror thriller film directed by Dan Gilroy. After a series of paintings by an unknown artist are discovered, a supernatural force enacts revenge on those who ...more

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voting closed at #6 October 11

Actors: Aaron Paul, Charles Baker

Directed by: Vince Gilligan

Rotten Tomatoes score: 94%, average score 7.33

El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie is a 2019 drama film directed by Vince Gilligan, based on the television series Breaking Bad. Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) pursues freedom after escaping from his ...more

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voting closed at #10 June 14

Actors: Adam Sandler, Jennifer Aniston, Luke Evans, Gemma Arterton, John Kani, + more

Directed by: Kyle Newacheck

Rotten Tomatoes score: 45%, average score 4.71

Murder Mystery is a 2019 American mystery-comedy film directed by Kyle Newacheck. While en route to Europe for a vacation, a NYC cop (Adam Sandler) and his wife (Jennifer Aniston) are invited to ...more
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voting closed at #7 July 31

Actors: Chris Evans, Haley Bennett, Michael K. Williams, Michiel Huisman, Alessandro Nivola, + more

Directed by: Gideon Raff

Rotten Tomatoes score: 31%, average score 4.71

The Red Sea Diving Resort is a 2019 Canadian-American biographical drama film directed and written by Gideon Raff. In 1981, Mossad agents work to rescue and evacuate Jewish-Ethiopians to Israel ...more
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voting closed at #7 November 1

Actors: Timothée Chalamet, Joel Edgerton, Robert Pattinson, Ben Mendelsohn, Sean Harris, + more

Directed by: David Michôd

Rotten Tomatoes score: 71%, average score 6.46

The King is a 2019 biographical drama film directed by David Michôd, based on several plays from Shakespeare's Henriad. Hal (Timothée Chalamet), a wayward prince, ascends the ...more
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voting closed at #7 January 18

Actors: Billy McFarland, Ja Rule

Directed by: Chris Smith

Rotten Tomatoes score: 92%, average score 7.7

Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened is a 2019 American documentary film directed by Chris Smith, released on Netflix on January 18, 2019. An exclusive behind the scenes look at the ...more
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voting closed at #10 March 8

Actors: Alfre Woodard, Blair Underwood, Adam Beach

Directed by: Clark Johnson

Rotten Tomatoes score: 75%, average score 6.4

Juanita is a 2019 American drama film, directed by Clark Johnson, based on the novel Dancing on the Edge of the Roof by Sheila Williams. Fed up with her deadbeat grown kids and marginal urban ...more
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voting closed at #14 April 5

Actors: Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Bradley Whitford

Directed by: Brie Larson

Rotten Tomatoes score: 64%, average score 5.98

Unicorn Store is a 2019 comedy film directed and co-produced by Brie Larson. Kit (Brie Larson) is a failed artist who moves back in with her parents and takes a job up as an office worker, then ...more
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voting closed at #13 March 8

Actors: Missi Pyle, Spencer Locke, Bailey Chase, Sherri Shepherd

Directed by: Conor Allyn

Rotten Tomatoes score: N/A, average score N/A

Walk Ride Rodeo is a 2019 American biopic directed by Conor Allyn. Nationally-ranked rodeo barrel racer Amberley Snyder (Spencer Locke) barely survives a car accident that leaves her paralyzed ...more
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voting closed at #17 April 17

Actors: Beyoncé, Jay-Z, Blue Ivy Carter, Rumi Carter, Sir Carter, + more

Directed by: Beyoncé Knowles-Carter

Rotten Tomatoes score: 98%, average score 8.98

Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé is a 2019 American documentary film. An intimate and in-depth look at Beyoncé's celebrated 2018 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival performance.
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voting closed at #12 January 18

Actors: Margaret Qualley, Anthony Mackie, Danny Huston

Directed by: Jonathan Helpert

Rotten Tomatoes score: 32%, average score 5.05

IO is a 2019 American science fiction film directed by Jonathan Helpert. With the final shuttle scheduled to leave the planet, a teenage girl (Margaret Qualley) must decide whether to journey to ...more
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voting closed at #18 February 8

Actors: André Holland, Zazie Beetz, Melvin Gregg, Sonja Sohn, Zachary Quinto, + more

Directed by: Steven Soderbergh

Rotten Tomatoes score: 97%, average score 7.7

High Flying Bird is a 2019 American sports drama film directed by Steven Soderbergh. A sports agent (Andre Holland) pitches a rookie basketball client (Melvin Gregg) on an intriguing and ...more
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voting closed at #13 January 18

Actors: Noomi Rapace, Sophie Nélisse, Eoin Macken, Indira Varma, Mimi Keene

Directed by: Vicky Jewson

Rotten Tomatoes score: 38%, average score 5.3

Close is a 2019 British-American action thriller film directed by Vicky Jewson. To protect an heiress (Sophie Nélisse) from highly trained kidnappers, a lone security expert (Noomi ...more
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voting closed at #18 February 15

Actors: Madeleine Sami, Jackie van Beek, James Rolleston, Celia Pacquola, Ana Scotney, + more

Directed by: Madeleine Sami, Jackie van Beek

Rotten Tomatoes score: 91%, average score 7.2

The Breaker Upperers is a 2018 New Zealand romantic-comedy film that was written, directed and starring Madeleine Sami and Jackie van Beek. Two women, Mel (Madeleine Sami) and Jen (Jackie van ...more

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voting closed at #13 October 18

Actors: Meryl Streep, Gary Oldman, Antonio Banderas, Jeffrey Wright, Matthias Schoenaerts, + more

Directed by: Steven Soderbergh

Rotten Tomatoes score: 41%, average score 5.53

The Laundromat is a 2019 American biographical comedy-drama film directed by Steven Soderbergh, based on the book Secrecy World: Inside the Panama Papers Investigation of Illicit Money Networks ...more
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voting closed at #15 Earthquake Bird November 15

Actors: Alicia Vikander, Riley Keough, Naoki Kobayashi, Jack Huston

Directed by: Wash Westmoreland

Rotten Tomatoes score: 54%, average score 5.61

Earthquake Bird is a 2019 American mystery film directed by Wash Westmoreland, based on the novel of the same name by Susanna Jones. In 1989 Toyko, Lucy Fly (Alicia Vikander) is a young female ...more
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voting closed at #16 The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind March 1

Actors: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Noma Dumezweni, Joseph Marcell, Aïssa Maïga, Lemogang Tsipa, + more

Directed by: Chiwetel Ejiofor

Rotten Tomatoes score: 83%, average score 7.2

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind is a 2019 British drama film directed by and starring Chiwetel Ejiofor. A boy in Malawi helps his village by building a wind turbine after reading about them in a ...more
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voting closed at #16 October 11

Actors: Sam Worthington, Lily Rabe, Stephen Tobolowsky

Directed by: Brad Anderson

Rotten Tomatoes score: 64%, average score 5.7

Fractured is a 2019 American thriller film directed by Brad Anderson. After his daughter breaks her arm while on a family road trip, Ray rushes her to the hospital along with his wife, once they ...more