2019 Movies

The Best Movies No One Saw in 2019  

Jason Bancroft
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List Rules Only movies that have been release in 2019.

This list of the 2019 most underrated movies will keep you apprised of films that have somehow slipped under the radar. Good underrated movies this year may not have been smashes at the box office and may only hit mid-level percentages on Rotten Tomatoes. Nevertheless, these great underrated movies deserve some recognition. They are indie and foreign movies that present unique stories outside of the mainstream. Despite having limited releases these movies have big-name stars like Molly Shannon in the comedy Wild Nights with Emily and Sam Elliot in the adventure movie The Man Who Killed Hitler and then the Bigfoot.

This list of top 2019 overlooked movies includes sleeper hits that are some of the greatest underground movies of this year. There are also horror movies like Nightmare Cinema and movies inspired by true events like Lords of Chaos.  

Which of these new underrated films of 2019 do you like best? Cast your vote below and add anything you feel is missing.

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Sam Elliott, Aidan Turner, Caitlin FitzGerald
The Man Who Killed Hitler And Then The Bigfoot is a 2018 adventure drama film directed by Robert D. Krzykowski. A legendary American war veteran (Sam Elliott) is recruited to hunt a mythical
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Song Kang-ho, Lee Sun-kyun, Cho Yeo-jeong
Parasite is a 2019 South Korean dark comedy thriller film directed by Bong Joon-ho. An unemployed driver (Song Kang-ho) and his out-of-work family takes peculiar interest in the wealthy and ...more
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Shia LaBeouf, Dakota Johnson, Zack Gottasgen
The Peanut Butter Falcon is a 2019 American adventure film directed and written by Tyler Nilson and Michael Schwartz. A young boy with Down syndrome runs away from his care home to fulfill his ...more
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Lexy Kolker Emile Hirsch Bruce Dern Grace Park Amanda Crew
Freaks is a 2018 American-Canadian science fiction thriller film directed by Zach Lipovsky and Adam B. Stein. 7-year-old Chloe (Lexy Kolker) escapes from her paranoid father (Emile Hirsch) to ...more
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Shane Carruth, Poorna Jagannathan, Jeremy Childs
The Dead Center is a 2019 American thriller film directed by Billy Senese. A troubled psychiatrist tries to help a patient who claims to have no memory of how he got to the hospital but that he ...more
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Peter Sarsgaard, Rashida Jones, Tony Revolori
The Sound of Silence is a 2019 American drama film directed by Michael Tyburski. Peter Lucian (Peter Sarsgaard) is a "house tuner" working in New York City helping his clients tune ...more
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Frankie Isabelle Huppert, Brendan Gleeson, Marisa Tomei
Frankie is a 2019 American-French drama film directed by Ira Sachs. Frankie calls together, three generations of her family together in Sintra, Portugal, to give them life-changing news.
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Synonyms Tom Mercier, Quentin Dolmaire, Louise Chevillotte
Synonyms (a.k.a. Synonymes) is a 2019 French-Israeli drama film directed by Nadav Lapid. A young Israeli man, Yoav (Tom Mercier) travels to Paris in an effort to flee his nationality and despite ...more
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Luke Bracey, Nina Dobrev, Crispin Glover
Lucky Day is a 2019 French-Canadian action-thriller film directed by Roger Avery. Red (Luke Bracey), a safe cracker who has just been released from prison, is trying to hold his family together ...more
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Wendell Pierce, Karen Kaia Livers, Dominique McClellan
Burning Cane is a 2019 American drama film directed by Phillip Youmans. An aging mother struggles between her religious convictions and the lover of her son, set against the backdrop of the cane ...more
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Waves Kelvin Harrison Jr., Lucas Hedges, Taylor Russell
Waves is a 2019 American drama film directed by Trey Edward Shults. Two young couples (Kelvin Harrison Jr., Taylor Russell, Lucas Hedges, and Alexa Demie) navigate through the emotional ...more
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Lords of Chaos Rory Culkin, Emory Cohen, Anthony De La Torre
Lords of Chaos is a 2018 horror-thriller film directed by Jonas Åkerlund, based on the 1988 non-fiction book by Michael Moynihan and Didrik Søderlind. In 1989s Norway, a young ...more
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Brian Presley, Treat Williams, Brad Leland
The Great Alaskan Race is a 2019 American action-adventure film directed by Brian Presley. Set during the 1925 great race of mercy, a group of mushers travels 700 miles to save the children of ...more
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Elaine Hendrix, Ethan Hawke, Chris Sullivan
Adopt a Highway is a 2019 American drama film directed by Logan Marshall-Green. An ex-felon (Ethan Hawke) discovers a live baby left in a dumpster.
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Paola Lara, Juan Ramón López, Hanssel Casillas
Tigers Are Not Afraid is a 2019 Mexican fantasy horror film directed by Issa López. Five children attempt to survive the violence of the cartels and the ghosts that are left in its wake.
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Julianne Nicholson, Moisés Arias, Sofia Buenaventura
Monos is a 2019 drama film directed by Alejandro Landes. In a remote mountaintop setting somewhere in Latin America, a rebel group of teenage commandos bearing noms de guerre like Rambo (Sofia ...more
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Michael Abbott Jr., Virginia Newcomb, Andre Hyland
The Death of Dick Long is a 2019 black comedy-drama film directed and produced by Daniel Scheinert. Zeke & Earl (Michael Abbott, Jr. & Andre Hyland) attempt to cover up the death of ...more
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David Call, Joshua Leonard
Depraved is a 2019 American horror film written and directed by Larry Fessenden. A veteran Army medic suffering from PTSD, Henry (David Call) uses body parts to construct a man, Adam (Alex ...more
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C.M. Punk, Trieste Kelly Dunn, Sarah Brooks
Girl on the Third Floor is a 2019 American horror film directed by Travis Stevens. A father, Don Koch (C.M. Punk) attempts to renovate a dilapidated house for his growing family but the house's ...more
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Seána Kerslake, James Cosmo, Kati Outinen
The Hole in the Ground is a 2019 Irish horror thriller film, directed by Lee Cronin. An unpleasant encounter with a mysterious neighbor throws Sarah O'Neill (Seána Kerslake) into an ...more
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Emma Roberts, Danielle Macdonald, Awkwafina
Paradise Hills is a 2019 fantasy drama film directed by Alice Waddington. Uma (Emma Roberts) wakes up on a mysterious island called Paradise where she is taken in by a boarding school that ...more
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Robert Pattinson, Juliette Binoche, André Benjamin
High Life is a 2018 English-language science fiction film directed by Claire Denis. Part of a group of criminals sent on a journey in space to find alternative energy, Monte (Robert Pattinson) ...more
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Tye Sheridan, Denis Lavant, Hannah Gross
The Mountain is a 2018 American drama film directed by Rick Alverson. in the 1950s, a young photographer (Tye Sheridan) joins a renowned lobotomist (Jeff Goldblum) on a tour to promote the ...more
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Gary Oldman, Emily Mortimer, Owen Teague
Mary is a 2019 American horror film directed by Michael Goi. A family renovates a boat in hopes of starting a boat chartering business only find out that the boat is haunted.
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Tim Heidecker, Gregg Turkington, Curtis Webster
Mister America is a 2019 American comedy film directed by Eric Notarnicola, based on the video series On Cinema at the Cinema. Tim Heidecker plays a fictionalized version of himself as he sets ...more