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The Most Anticipated Netflix Movies of 2019 

Molly Gander
Updated January 8, 2020 4.4k votes 2.5k voters 38.8k 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 #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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#128 of 212 The Best Historical Drama Movies of All Time, Ranked #61 of 226 The Best Netflix Original Movies

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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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#735 of 748 The Greatest Action Movies of All Time #26 of 226 The Best Netflix Original Movies

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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 #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 #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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#582 of 748 The Greatest Action Movies of All Time #119 of 222 The Best R-Rated Action Movies of All Time, Ranked #70 of 226 The Best Netflix Original Movies

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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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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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#73 of 226 The Best Netflix Original Movies #15 of 16 The Best Dave Franco Movies

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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 #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 #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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#170 of 205 The Best Movies About Music #6 of 11 The Best Movie Musicals Of 2019 (So Far)

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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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#80 of 113 The Best Intelligent Horror Movies #8 of 14 14 Horror Movies Where Rich People Are The Villains #20 of 226 The Best Netflix Original Movies

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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 #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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#23 of 398 The Greatest Documentaries of All Time #163 of 226 The Best Netflix Original Movies

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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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#79 of 226 The Best Netflix Original Movies #38 of 49 The Best Movies About Tokyo

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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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#124 of 134 The Best Directorial Debuts of Famous Actors #154 of 385 The Best Movies Directed by Women

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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
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voting closed at #18 November 8

Actors: Isabela Moner, Joan Cusack, Kiernan Shipka

Directed by: Luke Snellin

Rotten Tomatoes score: 80%, average score 5.8

Let It Snow is a 2019 American Christmas romantic comedy film directed by Luke Snellin, based on the novel of the same name by Maureen Johnson, John Green, and Lauren Myracle. A snowstorm brings ...more
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voting closed at #20 American Son November 1

Actors: Kerry Washington, Steven Pasquale, Jeremy Jordan, Eugene Lee

Directed by: Kenny Leon

Rotten Tomatoes score: 47%, average score 5.29

American Son is a 2019 American drama film directed by Kenny Leon, based on a play of the same name by Christopher Demos-Brown. Two parents are looking for their missing teenage son until they ...more
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voting closed at #20 November 15

Actors: Rashida Jones, J.K. Simmons, Joan Cusack

Directed by: Sergio Pablos

Rotten Tomatoes score: 92%, average score 7.59

Klaus is a 2019 Spanish animated film directed by Sergio Pablos. The town of Smeerensburg gets a new postman, Jesper (Jason Schwartzman) who befriends a toymaker Klaus (J.K. Simmons) and ...more

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voting closed at #20 October 4

Actors: Patrick Wilson, Laysla De Oliveira, Harrison Gilbertson, Avery Whitted, Rachel Wilson

Directed by: Vincenzo Natali

Rotten Tomaotes score: 40%, average score 5.3

In the Tall Grass is an upcoming 2019 American horror film directed by Vincenzo Natali, based on the novella of the same name by Stephen King and Joe Hill. A brother and sister run into a field ...more

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voting closed at #17 October 25

Actors: Carmen Ejogo, Theo Rossi, Emma Greenwell

Directed by: Zak Hilditch

Rotten Tomatoes score: 33%, average score 4.75

Rattlesnake is a 2019 American crime drama mystery film directed by Zak Hilditch. A single mother (Carmen Ejogo) accepts the help from a strange woman after her daughter is bitten by a
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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 #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 #13 May 24

Actors: Jack Gore, Miya Cech, Benjamin Flores Jr., Alessio Scalzotto

Directed by: McG

Rotten Tomatoes score: 25%, average score 3.81

Rim of the World is a 2019 American science fiction, adventure film directed by McG. Four misfit teenagers get stranded at a summer camp, they must overcome their differences and go on an epic ...more

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