Asked by Gabriella Roob MoviesOscars
What was the best movie of 2019?
January 30, 2020 6:32PM
2019 was a very strong year for the film industry. Avengers: Engame became the highest-grossing film of all time, the Star Wars Saga came to a close, and many unique and interesting independent films were released and well-received. I have a hard time narrowing down just one movie, so here's my Top 5 of 2019 (in order):
- Parasite (dir. Bong Joon-ho) I was already a major fan of South Korean director Bong Joon-ho, and was certainly looking forward to his latest project. This movie absolutely floored me and after seeing it four times now, I can comfortably call it his masterpiece. This is one of those films that I think is best to go in as cold as possible, knowing very little about the plot or the themes.
- The Lighthouse (dir. Robert Eggers) Eggers' period piece horror film The Witch (2015) is easily one my favorite horror films in recent years, and his sophomore effort is something entirely different and wonderful. The Lighthouse offers career-best performances from both Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson, eery sound design, incredibly realistic period-specific dialogue, and a Lovecraftian madness that is sure to delight horror fans.
- Once Upon A Time...In Hollywood (dir. Quentin Tarantino) Tarantino's filmography has been pretty hit-or-miss for me, as I find the tone of most of his movies a little too similar. However, his newest entry really impressed me with its authentic laid-back take on 1969 Hollywood. Brad and Leo give some stellar, nuanced performances as well. Definitely a fun and nostalgic ride!
- Under the Silver Lake (dir. David Robert Mitchell) After being impressed with Mitchell's debut effort It Follows (2014), I was definitely on the lookout for his next project. And yes, I do know that Under the Silver Lake is technically a film from 2018, but I live in the United States and it was released here the following year, so I'm counting it. This cryptic and frantic comedy-thriller had an extremely unique tone and an excellent performance from Andrew Garfield. Check this one out if you are looking for a brain teaser-type of experience.
- Avengers: Engame (dir. Joe & Anthony Russo) While I'm not the biggest fan of comic book movies or blockbusters in general, I think the monumental achievement that is the Marvel Cinematic Universe is really something to behold. Never before had we seen such a vast collection of films in one series that encompassed so many varying characters, themes, and stories. I'd even go so far as to call Avengers: Endgame more than a movie. To me, it felt like a huge cultural event that the whole world of moviegoers got to experience together, and that was truly special.
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February 05, 2020 12:26AM
- Frozen 2
- It chapter 2
- The lion king
- Jumanji: The next level
February 09, 2020 2:21AM
first, it was avatar in the lead but then avengers endgame seemed to have a higher rank and lots of people bought tickets to watch that movie the cost was about 100 million dollars
February 12, 2020 6:40AM
February 09, 2020 3:26AM
1917, and it should have been released in 2018 to recognize the end or World War I. Of the multiple countries that fought, todat, still, Germany has still not come up with an exact number of soldiers who served and were killed, or injured, or made it back home.
February 07, 2020 2:04PM
Echo was the BEST movie of 2019 because it is sifi, roboic, and kid freindly!
February 07, 2020 12:27PM
The best movie of the year 2019 is "Joker". Recently Joaquin Phoenix has even received an award at BAFTAs for his tremendous acting as the main character of joker.
February 08, 2020 11:09PM
I personally think it is Avengers Endgame because all my friends were talking about it when it first came out in theaters.
February 07, 2020 1:57AM
Avengers Endgame, Frozen 2, The Lion King, Toy Story 4, and so much more!