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The Best Netflix Original Movies of 2019, Ranked

Updated November 4, 2020 13.5k votes 2.3k voters 61.5k views65 items

List RulesOnly Netflix original films distributed in the US.

UPDATE: Check out this list of the top 2020 Netflix original movies!

Another year and another big list of 2019 Netflix original movies. While still relatively new in the making movies business the Netflix original movies from 2019 have been well received by critics and fans alike. The best thing about Netflix originals from 2019 and in general is that they are always available to subscribers and can be watched at their convenience. And there is something for everyone, the Netflix originals of 2019 span across all genres such as drama, action, horror, and comedy. If you happen to be a sports fan you definitely need to check out the 2019 Netflix original High Flying Bird by Stephen Soderbergh.

The other good 2019 Netflix original movies you'll find on this include The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, Always Be My Maybe, and Juanita. Could one of these films be the best Netflix original movie of 2019? It's time to determine that with the help of your votes. Vote up the movies that you loved and vote down the ones that left you disappointed, and check out this list of the most-watched Netflix original movies too.

  • 1
    Eddie Murphy, Keegan-Michael Key


    Directed byCraig Brewer

    Dolemite Is My Name is a 2019 American biographical comedy film directed by Craig Brewer. The story of performer Rudy Ray Moore (Eddie Murphy), who assumed the role of an iconic pimp named Dolemite...  more
  • 2
    Chiwetel Ejiofor, Noma Dumezweni

    ReleasedMarch 1

    Directed byChiwetel Ejiofor

    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
  • 3
    Ali Wong, Randall Park

    ReleasedMay 31

    Directed byNahnatchka Khan

    Always Be My Maybe is a 2019 American comedy film directed by Nahnatchka Khan. Childhood friends Sasha (Ali Wong) and Marcus (Randall Park) find themselves in vastly different socioeconomic...  more
  • 4

    ReleasedMay 3

    Directed byJoe Berlinger

    Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile is a 2019 thriller film directed by Joe Berlinger. Ted Bundy (Zac Efron) and his girlfriend Elizabeth Kloepfer (Lily Collins) struggle to accept the reality...  more
  • 5
    Robert De Niro, Al Pacino


    Directed byMartin Scorsese

    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 stars...  more

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  • 6
    Kevin Costner, Woody Harrelson

    ReleasedMarch 29

    Directed byJohn Lee Hancock

    The Highwaymen is a 2019 American crime film directed by John Lee Hancock. Texas Ranger Frank Hamer (Kevin Costner) and ex-partner Maney Gault (Woody Harrelson) attempt to track down and apprehend...  more
  • 7
    Charlie Shotwell, Lili Taylor


    Directed byCiaran Foy

    Eli is an 2019 American horror film directed by Ciarán Foy. A boy (Charlie Shotwell) receiving treatment for his auto-immune disorder discovers that the house he's living isn't as safe as he thought....  more
  • 8
    Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo

    ReleasedFebruary 1

    Directed byDan Gilroy

    Velvet Buzzsaw is a 2019 American horror thriller film directed by Dan Gilroy. After a series of paintings by an unknown artist are discovered, a supernatural force enacts revenge on those who have...  more

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  • 9
    Adam Driver, Scarlett Johansson


    Directed byNoah Baumbach

    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 that...  more
  • 10
    Adam Sandler, Jennifer Aniston

    ReleasedJune 14

    Directed byKyle Newacheck

    Murder Mystery is a 2019 American mystery-comedy film directed by Kyle Newacheck. While en route to Europe for a vacation, a NYC cop (Adam Sandler) and his wife (Jennifer Aniston) are invited to an...  more
  • 11
    Boyd Holbrook, Michael C. Hall


    Directed byJim Mickle

    In the Shadow of the Moon is a 2019 American political thriller directed by Jim Mickle....  more
  • 12

    ReleasedJanuary 18

    Directed byChris Smith

    Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened is a 2019 American documentary film directed by Chris Smith, released on Netflix on January 18, 2019. An exclusive behind the scenes look at the infamous...  more
  • 13
    Aaron Paul, Charles Baker


    Directed byVince Gilligan

    El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie is a 2019 drama film directed by Vince Gilligan, based on the television series Breaking Bad. Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) pursues freedom after escaping from his...  more
  • 14

    ReleasedApril 17

    Directed byBeyoncé Knowles-Carter

    Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé is a 2019 American documentary film. An intimate and in-depth look at Beyoncé's celebrated 2018 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival performance....  more
  • 15
    Hilary Swank, Clara Rugaard

    ReleasedJune 7

    Directed byGrant Sputore

    I Am Mother is a 2019 Australian thriller-science fiction film directed by Grant Sputore. A teenage girl (Clara Rugaard) is raised underground by a robot Mother (Rose Byrne) designed to repopulate...  more
  • 16
    Douglas Booth, Machine Gun Kelly

    ReleasedMarch 22

    Directed byJeff Tremaine

    The Dirt is a 2019 American biographical-drama directed by Jeff Tremaine. The story of how Mötley Crüe came to be one of the most notorious rock 'n roll groups in history....  more
  • 17
    Meryl Streep, Gary Oldman


    Directed bySteven Soderbergh

    The Laundromat is a 2019 American biographical comedy-drama film directed by Steven Soderbergh, based on the book Secrecy World: Inside the Panama Papers Investigation of Illicit Money Networks and...  more
  • 18
    Ben Affleck, Oscar Isaac

    ReleasedMarch 13

    Directed byJ. C. Chandor

    Triple Frontier is a 2019 American adventure crime-drama film directed by J. C. Chandor. Loyalties are tested when five friends reunite to take down a South American drug lord, unleashing a chain of...  more
  • 19
    Ryan Reynolds, Mélanie Laurent


    Directed byMichael Bay

    6 Underground is a 2019 American action film directed by Michael Bay. 6 billionaires (Ryan Reynolds, Mélanie Laurent, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Adria Arjona, Corey Hawkins, Ben Hardy) form a vigilante...  more
  • 20
    Timothée Chalamet, Joel Edgerton


    Directed byDavid Michôd

    The King is a 2019 biographical drama film directed by David Michôd, based on several plays from Shakespeare's Henriad. Hal (Timothée Chalamet), a wayward prince, ascends the English Throne upon his...  more

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  • 21
    Gina Rodriguez, Brittany Snow


    Directed byJennifer Kaytin Robinson

    Someone Great is a 2019 American romantic comedy film directed by Jennifer Kaytin Robinson. An aspiring New York music journalist, Jenny (Gina Rodriguez), has just landed her dream job at an iconic...  more
  • 22
    Alfre Woodard, Blair Underwood

    ReleasedMarch 8

    Directed byClark Johnson

    Juanita is a 2019 American drama film, directed by Clark Johnson, based on the novel Dancing on the Edge of the Roof by Sheila Williams. Fed up with her deadbeat grown kids and marginal urban...  more
  • 23
    Mark Duplass, Ray Romano

    ReleasedFebruary 22

    Directed byAlex Lehmann

    Paddleton is a 2019 American comedy film directed by Alex Lehmann. An unlikely bromance between two misfit neighbors (Mark Duplass and Ray Romano) becomes an unexpectedly emotional journey when one...  more
  • 24
    Mads Mikkelsen, Vanessa Hudgens

    ReleasedJanuary 25

    Directed byJonas Åkerlund

    Polar is a 2019 action film directed by Jonas Åkerlund, based on the comics by Victor Santos. A master assassin (Mads Mikkelsen) comes out of retirement to contend with a group of young hit men....  more
  • 25
    Eden Duncan-Smith, Dante Crichlow


    Directed byStefon Bristol

    See You Yesterday is a 2019 American science fiction film directed by Stefon Bristol. An ambitious science prodigy uses her prowess and capabilities to create time machines in order to save her...  more