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The Best Movies No One Saw in 2019

Updated December 29, 2020 3.5k votes 375 voters 13.1k views140 items

List RulesOnly movies that have been release in 2019.

UPDATE: Check out the top underrated movies of 2020!

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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  • The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then the Bigfoot1

    Released2019

    Directed byRobert D. Krzykowski

    The Man Who Killed Hitler And Then The Bigfoot is a 2018 adventure drama film directed by...  more
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  • Parasite2
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    Parasite

    Song Kang-ho, Lee Sun-kyun

    Released2019

    Directed byBong Joon-ho

    Parasite is a 2019 South Korean dark comedy thriller film directed by Bong Joon-ho. An...  more
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  • The Peanut Butter Falcon3
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    The Peanut Butter Falcon

    Shia LaBeouf, Dakota Johnson

    Released2019

    Directed byTyler Nilson, Mike Schwartz

    The Peanut Butter Falcon is a 2019 American adventure film directed and written by Tyler...  more
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  • Jojo Rabbit4
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    Jojo Rabbit

    Roman Griffin, Scarlett Johansson

    Released2019

    Directed byTaika Waititi

    Jojo Rabbit is a 2019 dark comedy drama film directed by Taika Waititi, based on the book...  more
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  • The Farewell5
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    The Farewell

    Awkwafina, Tzi Ma

    Released2019

    Directed byLulu Wang

    The Farewell is a 2019 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Lulu Wang. Over the...  more
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  • Freaks6
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    Freaks

    Lexy Kolker Emile Hirsch Bruce Dern Grace Park Amanda Crew

    Released2019

    Directed byAdam Stein, Zach Lipovsky

    Freaks is a 2018 American-Canadian science fiction thriller film directed by Zach Lipovsky and...  more
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  • The Hole in the Ground7
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    The Hole in the Ground

    Seána Kerslake, James Cosmo

    Released2019

    Directed byLee Cronin

    The Hole in the Ground is a 2019 Irish horror thriller film, directed by Lee Cronin. An...  more
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  • Missing Link8
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    Missing Link

    Hugh Jackman, Zoe Saldana

    Released2019

    Directed byChris Butler

    Missing Link is a 2019 American stop-motion animated comedy adventure film directed by Chris...  more
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  • The Art of Self-Defense9
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    The Art of Self-Defense

    Jesse Eisenberg, Alessandro Nivola

    Released2019

    Directed byRiley Stearns

    The Art of Self-Defense is a 2019 American dark comedy film, written and directed by Riley...  more
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  • The Last Black Man in San Francisco10
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    The Last Black Man in San Francisco

    Jimmie Fails, Jonathan Majors

    Released2019

    Directed byJoe Talbot

    The Last Black Man in San Francisco is a 2019 American drama film, directed by Joe Talbot. A...  more
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  • Master Z: The Ip Man Legacy11
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    Master Z: The Ip Man Legacy

    Max Zhang, Dave Bautista

    Released2019

    Directed byYuen Woo-ping

    Master Z: The Ip Man Legacy is a 2018 Chinese martial arts film directed by Yuen Woo-ping....  more
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  • High Life12
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    High Life

    Robert Pattinson, Juliette Binoche

    Released2019

    Directed byClaire Denis

    High Life is a 2018 English-language science fiction film directed by Claire Denis. Part of a...  more
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  • Lords of Chaos13
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    Lords of Chaos

    Rory Culkin, Emory Cohen

    Released2019

    Directed byJonas Åkerlund

    Lords of Chaos is a 2018 horror-thriller film directed by Jonas Åkerlund, based on the 1988...  more
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  • Shadow14
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    Shadow

    Deng Chao, Sun Li

    Released2019

    Directed byZhang Yimou

    Shadow is a 2018 Chinese period film directed by Zhang Yimou. In a kingdom ruled by a young...  more
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  • Grand Isle15
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    Grand Isle

    Nicolas Cage, Kelsey Grammer

    Released2019

    Directed byStephen S. Campanelli

    Grand Isle is a 2019 American action-thriller film directed by Stephen S. Campanelli. A young...  more
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  • Red Joan16
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    Red Joan

    Stephen Campbell Moore, Sophie Cookson

    Released2019

    Directed byTrevor Nunn

    Red Joan is a 2018 British spy drama film directed by Trevor Nunn, based on the novel by...  more
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  • In Fabric17
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    In Fabric

    Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Sidse Babett Knudsen

    Released2019

    Directed byPeter Strickland

    In Fabric is a 2018 British horror comedy film directed by Peter Strickland. A cursed dressed...  more
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  • The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind18
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    The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

    Chiwetel Ejiofor, Noma Dumezweni

    Released2019

    Directed byChiwetel Ejiofor

    The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind is a 2019 British drama film directed by and starring Chiwetel...  more
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  • Fast Color19
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    Fast Color

    Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Lorraine Toussaint

    Released2019

    Directed byJulia Hart

    Fast Color is a 2018 American drama sci-fi thriller film directed by Julia Hart. After running...  more
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  • Mary20
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    Mary

    Gary Oldman, Emily Mortimer

    Released2019

    Directed byMichael Goi

    Mary is a 2019 American horror film directed by Michael Goi. A family renovates a boat in...  more
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  • Waves21
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    Waves

    Kelvin Harrison Jr., Lucas Hedges

    Released2019

    Directed byTrey Edward Shults

    Waves is a 2019 American drama film directed by Trey Edward Shults. Two young couples (Kelvin...  more
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  • Vita and Virginia22
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    Vita and Virginia

    Gemma Arterton, Elizabeth Debicki

    Released2019

    Directed byChanya Button

    Vita and Virginia is a 2018 British biographical romance drama film directed by Chanya Button....  more
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  • Badla23
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    Badla

    Amitabh Bachchan, Taapsee Pannu

    Released2019

    Directed bySujoy Ghosh

    Badla is a 2019 Indian Hindi crime thriller film directed by Sujoy Ghosh, it is an adaptation...  more
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  • The Dead Center24
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    The Dead Center

    Shane Carruth, Poorna Jagannathan

    Released2019

    Directed byBilly Senese

    The Dead Center is a 2019 American thriller film directed by Billy Senese. A troubled...  more
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  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire25
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    Portrait of a Lady on Fire

    Noémie Merlant, Adèle Haenel

    Released2019

    Directed byCéline Sciamma

    Portrait of a Lady on Fire (a.k.a. Portrait de la jeune fille en feu) is a 2019 French...  more
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