2019 Movies

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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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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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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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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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
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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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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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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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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
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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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John Lithgow, Blythe Danner, Derek Cecil
The Tomorrow Man is a 2019 American drama film, written and directed by Noble Jones. A man (John Lithgow) preparing for the apocalypse meets and falls in love with a woman (Blythe Danner) who is ...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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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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Tang Wei, Huang Jue, Sylvia Chang
Long Day's Journey into Night is a 2018 drama film directed by Bi Gan. Luo Hongwu (Huang Jue) returns to the hometown from which he fled many years before for his father's funeral and searches ...more
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Long Le Vu, Mai Thu Huong Maya, Nguyen Phuong Tra My
The Third Wife is a 2019 Vietnamese drama film directed by Ash Mayfair. In 19th century rural Vietnam, fourteen-year-old May (Nguyen Phuong Tra My) must decide between a life of comfort or a ...more
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Sienna Miller, Christina Hendricks, Aaron Paul
American Woman is a 2019 American drama film directed by Jake Scott. A 32-year-old woman must raise her infant grandson on her own after her teen daughter goes missing in a small Pennsylvanian
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Park Seo-joon, Ahn Sung-ki, Woo Do-hwan
The Divine Fury is a 2019 South Korean action horror film written and directed by Jason Kim. A martial arts champion gains divine powers to fight with a powerful evil force.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Jimmie Fails, Jonathan Majors, Danny Glover
The Last Black Man in San Francisco is a 2019 American drama film, directed by Joe Talbot. A young man searches for home in the changing city that seems to have left him behind.