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The Best Movies No One Saw in 2019  

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List Rules Only movies that have been release in 2019.

This list of 2019 underrated movies will keep you apprised of films that have somehow slipped under the radar. The best 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 Wild Nights with Emily and Sam Elliot in 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 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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Depraved 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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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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Alexander Skarsgård, Keira Knightley, Jason Clarke
The Aftermath is a 2019 British-German-American drama film directed by James Kent, based on the novel by Rhidian Brook. Post World War II, a British colonel (Jason Clarke) and his wife (Keira ...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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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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Olivia Wilde, Morgan Spector, Kyle Catlett
A Vigilante is a 2019 American drama film, written and directed by Sarah Daggar-Nickson, in her directorial debut. A vigilante (Olivia Wilde) helps victims escape their domestic abusers.
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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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Mickey Rourke, Richard Chamberlain, Eric Nelsen
Nightmare Cinema is a 2018 American horror anthology film featuring work by directors Alejandro Brugués, Joe Dante, Mick Garris, Ryūhei Kitamura, and David Slade.
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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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The Peanut Butter Falcon 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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Marc Maron, Jon Bass, Michaela Watkins
Sword of Trust is a 2019 American comedy film directed by Lynn Shelton. Cynthia (Jillian Bell) and Mary (Michaela Watkins) show up to collect Cynthia's inheritance from her deceased grandfather, ...more
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Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, Joely Richardson, Vanessa Redgrave
The Aspern Papers is a 2019 United Kingdom period drama directed by Julien Landais, based on Jean Pavans' scenic adaptation of Henry James' novel. Ambitious editor Morton Vint (Jonathan ...more
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Gerard Butler, Peter Mullan, Connor Swindells
The Vanishing is a 2019 Scottish psychological thriller film directed by Kristoffer Nyholm. Three lighthouse keepers, James (Gerard Butler), Thomas (Peter Mullan), and Donald (Connor Swindells), ...more
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Daniah De Villiers, Mélanie Laurent, Langley Kirkwood
Mia and the White Lion is a 2019 French English-language family adventure drama film directed by Gilles de Maistre. Ten year old Mia (Daniah De Villiers) has her life turned upside down when her ...more
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Guillaume Canet, Juliette Binoche, Vincent Macaigne
Non-Fiction is a 2018 French comedy film directed by Olivier Assayas. An editor, Alain (Guillaume Canet), and an author, Léonard (Vincent Macaigne), find themselves in over their heads, ...more
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Carloto Cotta, Cleo Tavares, Anabela Moreira
Diamantino is a 2018 Portuguese comedy-drama film directed by Gabriel Abrantes and Daniel Schmidt. After losing his special touch and ending his career in disgrace, the world's premier soccer ...more
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John Travolta, Morgan Freeman, Famke Janssen
The Poison Rose is a 2019 American crime thriller film directed by George Gallo, Francesco Cinquemani, and Luca Giliberto, based on the novel by Richard Salvatore. A down on his luck ex-football ...more
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Liam Hemsworth, Emory Cohen, Diane Guerrero
Killerman is a 2019 action drama film directed by Malik Bader. A New York City money launderer wakes up with millions of dollars in cash and contraband with no memory as to how it got there, he ...more
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Keira Knightley, Matt Smith, Matthew Goode
Official Secrets is a 2019 American-British political thriller directed by Gavin Hood, based on The Spy Who Tried to Stop a War by Marcia and Thomas Mitchell. Katharine Gun (Keira Knightley) ...more
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Teo Yoo, Irina Starshenbaum, Roman Bilyk
Leto is a 2018 Russian musical film directed by Kirill Serebrennikov. A love triangle emerges around a rock and roll musician (Roman Bilyk), his protege (Teo Yoo) and his wife (Irina ...more
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Vanessa Paradis, Kate Moran, Nicolas Maury
Knife+Heart (a.k.a. Un couteau dans le cœur) is a 2018 French drama film directed by Yann Gonzalez. In the summer of 1979 in Paris, Anne (Vanessa Paradis), a producer of gay adult films gets ...more
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Susanne Wolff, Gedion Oduor Wekesa, Alexander Beyer
Styx is a 2018 German-Austrian drama film directed by Wolfgang Fischer. A strong woman torn from her contented world during a sailing trip becomes the only person to come to the aid of a group ...more
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Climax Sofia Boutella, Kiddy Smile, Roman Guillermic
Climax is a 2018 French musical psychological horror film written, co-edited and directed by Gaspar Noé. In the mid-1990s, a group of French dancers gather at an abandoned school for a ...more
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Hugh Jackman, Zoe Saldana, Zach Galifianakis
Missing Link is a 2019 American stop-motion animated comedy adventure film directed by Chris Butler. Myths and monsters investigator, Sir Lionel Frost (Hugh Jackman), sets off on an adventure to ...more