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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Nicholas Alexander, Bobbi Salvör Menuez, Margaret Qualley
Adam is a 2019 American comedy film directed by Rhys Ernst, based on the novel of the same name by Ariel Schrag. Awkward teen, Adam (Nicholas Alexander) spends his last high school summer with ...more
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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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Laura Dern, Kristen Stewart, Diane Kruger
JT LeRoy (a.k.a. Jeremiah Terminator LeRoy) is a 2019 biographical film directed by Justin Kelly based on the memoir by Savannah Knoop. A young woman named Savannah Knoop (Kristen Stewart) ...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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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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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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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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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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Jack O'Connell, Laura Dern, Emily Meade
Trial by Fire is a 2019 American biographical drama directed by Edward Zwick, based on the article "Trial by Fire" by David Grann. Cameron Todd Willingham (Jack O'Connell) is executed ...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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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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Adolfo Alvarez, Logan Arevalo, Jose Pablo Cantillo
El Chicano is a 2019 American drama film directed by Ben Hernandez Bray. While on a case, an L.A.P.D. Detective resurrects the masked street legend El Chicano in hopes of a winning a turf war ...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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Sandy Batchelor, Daisy Keeping, Adam Astill
Rupert, Rupert & Rupert is a 2019 British comedy-drama film directed by Tom Sands. A struggling actor with multiple personality disorder has three identities that battle for control when he ...more
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Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Sanya Malhotra, Farrukh Jaffar
Photograph is a 2019 Indian-American coming-of-age romantic drama film directed by Ritesh. A struggling street photographer Rafi (Nawazuddin Siddiqui), based in Mumbai, convinces a stranger, ...more
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Vincent Lacoste, Pierre Deladonchamps, Denis Podalydès
Sorry Angel is a 2018 French drama film directed by Christophe Honoré. A student from Brittany, Arthur (Vincent Lacoste), has a love affair with Jacques (Pierre Deladonchamps), a ...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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Mykelti Williamson, Frances Fisher, Kristoffer Polaha
Run the Race is a 2019 American sports film directed by Chris Dowling. Against the backdrop of high school football and track, two brothers in a small Southern town face escalating problems with ...more
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Juli Jakab, Vlad Ivanov, Marcin Czarnik
Sunset (a.k.a. Napszállta) is a 2018 Hungarian historical drama film directed by László Nemes. A young girl grows up to become a strong and fearless woman in Budapest before
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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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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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Matthew Glave, Emily Bett Rickards, Jana Winternitz
Funny Story is a 2019 American tragi-comedy directed by Michael J. Gallagher. Aging TV star Walter Campbell's (Matthew Glave) attempts to repair his relationship with his estranged daughter Nic ...more
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Bérénice Bejo, Louis Garrel, Colette Kieffer
Funan is a 2018 France, Luxembourg, and Belgium produced animated period drama film directed by Denis Do. In April 1974, a Cambodian woman searches for her child who was forcibly taken from her ...more
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Alec Baldwin Morena Baccarin Josh Charles Dean Winters Michael Rispoli Jason Jones
Framing John DeLorean is a 2019 American documentary film directed by Don Argott and Sheena M. Joyce. A recounting of the life and career of the conterversial automaker through archival footage ...more