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The Best Movies of 2019  

Jason Bancroft
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List Rules Only movies released in the US after January 1, 2019.

UPDATE: Check out the top movies of 2020!

With so many highly anticipated films coming out, it's hard to decide on the best movies of 2019. This is more than a top 10 2019 best movie list. Here you will be able to vote on the best movies of 2019 that have been released so far. There are plent of great 2019 movies that have not been released yet. From blockbusters to the smaller movies, these are the best 2019 movies. This list includes foreign films that are some of the top rated movies of 2019, such as Woman at War, Ash is Purest White, and Transit. You will also find Netflix films like High Flying Bird. There are even good horror films like Us and Midsommar on the list this year and they have all been applauded by both critics and audiences.

The best films of 2019 should take everything into account, the performances, the cinematography, and everything in between. So if you find yourself asking, "what is the best film to come out of 2019?" Look to the list below and vote up the 2019 movies you feel were the highest quality films of the year. If you see that any of the top movies of 2019 are left out, feel free to add them to the list.

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Robert Downey Jr, Josh Brolin, Mark Ruffalo

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 94%

Avengers: Endgame is a 2019 American superhero film directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, based on the Marvel Comics superhero team, and the sequel to Avengers: Infinity War. After Thanos (Josh ...more

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Sam Elliott, Aidan Turner, Caitlin FitzGerald

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 75%

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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Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 69%

Joker is a 2019 American crime drama film directed by Todd Phillips, based on the DC Comics character. In 1981, a failed stand-up comedian (Joaquin Phoenix) is driven insane, turning to a life ...more
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Amy Boal added Keanu Reeves, Halle Berry, Ruby Rose

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 90%

John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum is a 2019 American neo-noir action thriller film directed by Chad Stahelski, and the third film in the John Wick series. Still on the run following his ...more
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Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 85%

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is a 2019 crime thriller film directed by Quentin Tarantino. A TV actor (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his stunt double (Brad Pitt) embark on an odyssey to make a name for ...more

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kotbayun added Rosa Salazar, Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Connelly

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 60%

Alita: Battle Angel is a 2019 American science fiction action film directed by Robert Rodriguez, based on the manga by Yukito Kishiro. After being revived by Dr. Dyson Ido (Christoph Waltz), ...more

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Tom Holland, Samuel L. Jackson, Zendaya

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 90%

Spider-Man: Far From Home is a 2019 American superhero film directed by Jon Watts, based on the Marvel Comics character. While on a vacation trip to Europe with his friends, Peter Parker is ...more

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Zachary Levi, Mark Strong, Jack Dylan Grazer

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 91%

Shazam! is a 2019 superhero film directed by David F. Sandberg, based on the DC Comics character. A boy (Asher Angel) is given the ability to become an adult superhero (Zachary Levi) in times of ...more

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Song Kang-ho, Lee Sun-kyun, Cho Yeo-jeong

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Parasite is a 2019 South Korean dark comedy thriller film directed by Bong Joon-ho. An unemployed driver (Song Kang-ho) and his out-of-work family takes peculiar interest in the wealthy and ...more
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Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Kristen Schaal

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 97%

Toy Story 4 is a 2019 American 3D computer-animated comedy-drama film directed by Josh Cooley. Woody (Tom Hanks) and the gang go on a search when Bo Peep (Annie Potts) goes missing.

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Fanimation03 added Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Lakeith Stanfield

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 96%

Knives Out is a 2019 mystery film directed by Rian Johnson. When wealthy crime novelist Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer) is found dead during his birthday party, Detective Benoit Blanc ...more

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Jay Baruchel, Cate Blanchett, Craig Ferguson

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 91%

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World is a 2019 American 3D computer-animated action fantasy film directed by Dean DeBlois. As Hiccup (Jay Baruchel) fulfills his dream of creating a ...more

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Lupita Nyong'o, Winston Duke, Elisabeth Moss

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 93%

Us is a 2019 American horror film directed by Jordan Peele. A mother (Lupita Nyong'o) and a father (Winston Duke) take their children to their beach house expecting to unplug and unwind with ...more

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katushka9912 added Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 97%

The Irishman is a 2019 American epic biographical crime film directed by Martin Scorsese and written by Steven Zaillian, based on the book I Heard You Paint Houses by Charles Brandt. The film ...more

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Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell, Richard Madden

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 89%

Rocketman is a 2019 British-American biographical musical film directed by Dexter Fletcher. The life of Elton John (Taron Egerton) is tracked from his years as a prodigy at the Royal Academy of ...more

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Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 68%

Jumanji: The Next Level is a 2019 American fantasy adventure comedy film directed by Jake Kasdan and a sequel of the 2017 film Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle and the third installment in the ...more

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Captain Marvel Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 78%

Captain Marvel is a 2019 American superhero film directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, based on the Marvel Comics character. In 1995, former U.S. Air Force fighter pilot Carol Danvers (Brie ...more

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Florence Pugh, Jack Reynor, Will Poulter

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 83%

Midsommar (Swedish for "Midsummer") is a 2019 American horror film written and directed by Ari Aster. A couple travels to Sweden to visit their friend's rural hometown for its fabled ...more

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katushka9912 added Willem Dafoe, Robert Pattinson, Valeriia Karaman

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 93%

The Lighthouse is a 2019 black-and-white psychological horror film directed by Robert Eggers. The story of two lighthouse keepers (Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson) on a remote and mysterious ...more

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Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 65%

Zombieland: Double Tap is a 2019 American post-apocalyptic horror comedy film directed by Ruben Fleischer, and a sequel to the 2009 film. Tallahassee (Woody Harrelson), Columbus (Jesse ...more

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Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 57%

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker a 2019 American epic space opera film directed by J. J. Abrams. Rey (Daisy Ridley), Finn (John Boyega), and Poe (Oscar Isaac) must stop Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) ...more

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It: Chapter Two Bill Skarsgård, James McAvoy, Jessica Chastain

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 66%

It: Chapter Two is a 2019 American horror film directed by Andy Muschietti, based on the 1986 novel by Stephen King. 27 years later, the Losers Club have grown up and moved away, until a ...more

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 99%

Apollo 11 is a 2019 American documentary film edited, produced, and directed by Todd Douglas Miller. It focuses on the 1969 Apollo 11 mission, the first spaceflight to land people on the moon.

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Florence Pugh, Lena Headey, Nick Frost

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 92%

Fighting with My Family is a 2019 comedy-drama film directed by Stephen Merchant, based on the the life of WWE wrestler Paige. The Bevis family, who all are professional wrestlers, try to work ...more
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UseYourMonocle added Kyle Chandler, Vera Farmiga, Millie Bobby Brown

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 41%

Godzilla: King of the Monsters is a 2019 American monster film directed by Michael Dougherty. As the crypto-zoological agency Monarch faces off against god-sized monsters, the mighty Godzilla ...more

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