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2019 Watchlist

This is the list of movies that I watched in 2019 that were new movie experiences for me (re-watches of movies I’m familiar with are not included). 2019 was an AMAZING year for movies. At the bottom of this will be my top-10 films of 2019 (including some I watched in 2020).

I also went through the Ingmar Bergman movies I hadn’t seen yet in 2019, and a lot of those should not be missed.

About the stars: 5-stars means I loved it, 4-Stars means I really liked it, 3-Stars means I had a decent time, 2-stars is an “Ehhhhh…”, and 1-star is a hard pass from yours truly. The stars only reflect my enjoyment, not my critical view of how perfect/imperfect a film is. Bolded movies are films that are making it in my “best I’ve ever seen” list though, if that helps. Those are movies I repeatedly went around and told people, “You need to see this movie!”

Destroyer ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
The Mustang ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Free Solo ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Fyre ★ ★ ★
Saraband ★ ★ ★ ★
If Beale Street Could Talk ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Gemini Man ★ ★ ★ ★
Zombieland 2 ★ ★ ★ ★
Ad Astra ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Terminator Dark Fate ★ ★ ★
Deadfall
The Touch
After the Rehearsal ★ ★ ★ ★
The Magic Flute ★ ★ ★
Shutter Island ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
The Serpent’s Egg ★ ★
Honey Boy ★ ★ ★ ★
Cries and Whispers ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Joker ★ ★ ★
Parasite ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Jojo Rabbit ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Brink of Life ★ ★ ★
Waiting Women ★ ★ ★
Autumn Sonata ★ ★ ★ ★
Frozen II ★ ★ ★
Knives Out ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker ★ ★ ★ ★
Queen & Slim ★ ★ ★ ★
Alita: Battle Angel ★ ★ ★ ★
Roma ★ ★ ★ ★
From the Life of the Marionettes ★ ★
Mary Poppins Returns ★ ★ ★
Cold War ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Lego Movie 2 ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Climax ★ ★ ★ ★
Captive State ★ ★
Us ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
The Passion of Anna ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Fighting with my Family ★ ★ ★ ★
Captain Marvel ★ ★ ★
What Men Want ★ ★
Isn’t it Romantic ★ ★ ★ ★
The Blues Brothers ★ ★ ★ ★
Rebirth of Mothra ★ ★
Do the Right Thing ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
The Last Picture Show ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Faro Document 1969 ★ ★ ★ ★
Sophie’s Choice ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Little ★ ★ ★
Disney’s Penguins
Missing Link ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
The Beach Bum ★ ★
Shazam! ★ ★ ★ ★
Avengers: Infinity War ★ ★ ★ ★
Detective Pikachu ★ ★ ★ ★
Avengers: Endgame ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Long Shot ★ ★ ★
Booksmart ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Dark Phoenix ★ ★ ★
Rebirth of Mothra 2
Rebirth of Mothra 3 ★ ★ ★
All These Women ★ ★ ★
Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) ★ ★ ★
Firelight ★ ★ ★ ★
Toy Story 4 ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Midsommer ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Crawl ★ ★ ★ ★
Swiss Army Man ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
The Farewell ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
The Art of Self Defence ★ ★ ★ ★
Masterminds ★ ★ ★ ★
Yo-Yo Girl Cop ★ ★
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Yesterday ★ ★ ★ ★
War and Peace (1956) ★ ★ ★
Peanut Butter Falcon ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Blinded by Light ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Good Boys ★ ★
Sawdust and Tinsel ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
The Rite
The Magician ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
A Passage to India ★ ★ ★ ★
The Irishman ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Ready or Not ★ ★ ★ ★
Paris when it Sizzles ★ ★ ★
Funny Face ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Brittany Runs a Marathon ★ ★ ★ ★

Top 10 Films of 2019

  1. Parasite
  2. Uncut Gems
  3. 1917
  4. Midsommer
  5. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
  6. Little Women
  7. The Farewell
  8. The Irishman
  9. The Mustang
  10. Ford v. Ferrari

…And believe me, there are a couple of films I haven’t seen yet (Marriage Story is one). Any year where an action film as good as “Avengers: Endgame” isn’t in my top 10 is an AMAZING year.

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