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The Best Movies of 2019 

Jason Bancroft
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Updated June 19, 2020 65.4k votes 6.6k voters 45.6k views 66 items

List Rules Only movies released in US theaters between January 1 and December 31, 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

Released: 2019

Directed by: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 94%

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Sam Elliott, Aidan Turner, Caitlin FitzGerald

Released: 2019

Directed by: Robert D. Krzykowski

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 75%

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Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz

Released: 2019

Directed by: Todd Phillips

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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Zachary Levi, Mark Strong, Jack Dylan Grazer

Released: 2019

Directed by: David F. Sandberg

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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Released: 2019

Directed by: Robert Rodriguez

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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Amy Boal added Keanu Reeves, Halle Berry, Ruby Rose

Released: 2019

Directed by: Chad Stahelski

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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George MacKay, Dean-Charles Chapman, Mark Strong

Released: 2019

Directed by: Sam Mendes

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 89%

1917 is a 2019 British war film directed by Sam Mendes. Two British soldiers are tasked with delivering a message to the frontlines and experience a particularly harrowing day during World War

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Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie

Released: 2019

Directed by: Quentin Tarantino

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

Released: 2019

Directed by: Bong Joon-ho

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 Holland, Samuel L. Jackson, Zendaya

Released: 2019

Directed by: Jon Watts

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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Released: 2019

Directed by: Marielle Heller

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 96%

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood is a 2019 American drama film directed by Marielle Heller. An award-winning journalist's (Matthew Rhys) perspective on life is transformed after he ...more

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Adam Sandler, Lakeith Stanfield, Idina Menzel

Released: 2019

Directed by: Josh Safdie, Benny Safdie

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 92%

Uncut Gems is a 2019 American crime drama film directed by Josh and Benny Safdie. Howard Ratner (Adam Sandler), a jewelry store owner and gambler, must find a way to pay off his debts before ...more

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Patrick Stewart, Louis Serkis, Tom Taylor

Released: 2019

Directed by: Joe Cornish

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 90%

The Kid Who Would Be King is a 2019 British adventure drama film directed by Joe Cornish. After discovering the mythical sword Excalibur, Alex (Louis Serkis) and his friends must thwart a ...more
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Released: 2019

Directed by: Rian Johnson

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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The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind Chiwetel Ejiofor, Noma Dumezweni, Joseph Marcell

Released: 2019

Directed by: Chiwetel Ejiofor

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 85%

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind is a 2019 British drama film directed by and starring Chiwetel Ejiofor. A boy in Malawi helps his village by building a wind turbine after reading about them in a ...more
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Released: 2019

Directed by: David Leitch

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 67%

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Mads Mikkelsen, Maria Thelma Smáradóttir

Released: 2019

Directed by: Joe Penna

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 89%

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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JamesButko added Adam Driver, Scarlett Johansson, Laura Dern

Released: 2019

Directed by: Noah Baumbach

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 97%

Marriage Story is a 2019 American drama film directed by Noah Baumbach. A stage director (Adam Driver) and his actor wife (Scarlett Johansson) struggle through a grueling, coast-to-coast divorce ...more

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Released: 2019

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 97%

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Florence Pugh, Lena Headey, Nick Frost

Released: 2019

Directed by: Stephen Merchant

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 92%

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starwarssuperfan added Himesh Patel, Lily James, Kate McKinnon

Released: 2019

Directed by: Danny Boyle

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 63%

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Released: 2019

Directed by: Adrian Grunberg

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 35%

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Released: 2019

Directed by: Michael Dougherty

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 41%

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Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Kristen Schaal

Released: 2019

Directed by: Josh Cooley

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 97%

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Released: 2019

Directed by: Olivia Wilde

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 97%

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