2019 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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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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Zhao Tao, Liao Fan, Yi'nan Diao
Ash Is Purest White is a 2018 Chinese drama film directed by Jia Zhangke. A story of violent love within a time frame spanning from 2001 to 2017.
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Dev Patel, Radhika Apte, Jim Sarbh
The Wedding Guest is a 2018 British action thriller film written and directed by Michael Winterbottom. A mysterious British Muslim man (Dev Patel) goes on a journey across Pakistan and India.
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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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Shauna Macdonald, Oded Fehr, Amrita Acharia
White Chamber is a 2018 British science fiction film directed by Paul Raschid. In the near future, civil war rages on in the United Kingdom where a woman wakes up in a white cell where she is ...more
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Karina Fontes, Casey Adams, Emily Althaus
Body at Brighton Rock is a 2019 American horror thriller film, directed, written, and produced by Roxanne Benjamin. A park ranger spends the night guarding a potential crime scene on a remote ...more
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Mads Mikkelsen, Maria Thelma Smáradóttir
Arctic is a 2018 Icelandic survival film directed by Joe Penna. After his rescue helicopter crashes, a man (Mads Mikkelsen) stranded in the Arctic must save an injured passenger and himself by ...more
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Jodie Whittaker, Ozzy Myers, Brett Goldstein
Adult Life Skills is a 2016 British comedy film (2019 US theatrical release) written and directed by Rachel Tunnard. 29-year-old Anna (Jodie Wittaker) moves into her mum's shed and refuses to ...more
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Geoffrey Rush, Jai Courtney, Finn Little
Storm Boy is a 2019 Australian drama family film directed by Shawn Seet, based on the novella by Coline Thiele. A successful retired businessman and grandfather, Michael Kingley (Geoffrey Rush) ...more
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Stephen Campbell Moore, Sophie Cookson, Tom Hughes
Red Joan is a 2018 British spy drama film directed by Trevor Nunn, based on the novel by Jennie Rooney and inspired by the life of Melita Norwood.
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Bill Murray, Adam Driver, Tilda Swinton
The Dead Don't Die is a 2019 American zombie horror comedy film, written and directed by Jim Jarmusch. Three bespectacled police officers and a strange Scottish morgue expert must band together ...more
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Jessie Buckley, Matt Costello, Jane Patterson
Wild Rose is a 2018 British musical drama film directed by Tom Harper. A musician from Glasgow dreams of becoming a Nashville star.
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John Cusack, Emile Hirsch, Paul Reid
Never Grow Old is a 2019 Irish action film directed by Ivan Kavanagh. An Irish undertaker (Emile Hirsch) profits when an outlaw (John Cusack) takes over a peaceful American frontier town, but ...more
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Max Zhang, Dave Bautista, Liu Yan
Master Z: The Ip Man Legacy is a 2018 Chinese martial arts film directed by Yuen Woo-ping. After being defeated by Ip Man, Cheung Tin Chi (Max Zhang) lives a depressed life and stays low ...more
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Molly Shannon, Amy Seimetz, Susan Ziegler
Wild Nights with Emily is a 2018 American biographical comedy film written and directed by Madeleine Olnek. Chronicles the life of Emily Dickinson (Molly Shannon) as she attempts to get ...more
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Peng Yuchang, Zhang Yu, Wang Yuwen
An Elephant Sitting Still is a 2018 Chinese film written, directed and edited by Hu Bo, based on a story from his 2017 novel Huge Crack. On one suspenseful day from dawn to dusk, in the Chinese ...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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Taylor Schilling, Brian Tyree Henry, Bryn Vale
Family is a 2018 American comedy film written and directed by Laura Steinel. An emotionally stunted senior vice president hedge fund manager, Kate Stone (Taylor Schilling) is charged with ...more
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Michelle Monaghan, Leem Lubany, Common
Saint Judy is a 2019 American biographical drama film directed by Sean Hanish, based on Judy Wood. The true story of immigration attorney Judy Wood (Michelle Monaghan), and how she ...more
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Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir, Davíð Þór Jónsson, Magnús Trygvason
Woman at War is a 2018 internationally co-produced comedy-drama thriller film written, produced and directed by Benedikt Erlingsson. A choir conductor, Halla (Halldóra ...more
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Jean-Claude Van Damme, David Castañeda, Elijah Rodriguez
We Die Young is a 2019 Bulgarian drama film directed by Lior Geller. A 14-year-old boy (Elijah Rodriguez) involved in the gang life in Washington, D.C., is determined that his 10-year-old ...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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Ngô Thanh Vân, Cát Vy, Phan Thanh Nhiên
Furie is a 2019 Vietnamese action film directed by Lê Văn Kiệt. An ex-gangster, Hai Phuong (Ngô Thanh Vân), who is lying low in the countryside after becoming a mother can't ...more
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Samantha Mugatsia, Sheila Munyiva, Neville Misati
Rafiki is a 2018 Kenyan drama film directed by Wanuri Kahiu. Kena (Samantha Mugatsia) and Ziki (Sheila Munyiva) are the daughters of two political rivals who fall in love amidst family and ...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