Every 2019 Movie (ranked)

One of my goals for 2019 was to keep a running ranking of every movie I watched this year. That way I wasn’t spending too much energy trying to figure out how I felt about a movie from January when December rolled around. I still ended up shifting some of the movies at the end but it was much easier starting out with a baseline.

Now, before you see my rankings and become appalled, know that these rankings are based on my own personal opinion and what I enjoyed vs. what I didn’t. Those higher on the list are movies I am going to feel more comfortable recommending or movies that spoke to me on a personal level.

These movies were all OFFICIALLY released in 2019. Some were screened in 2017 or 2018 but they weren’t widely available until 2019.

I’ll link to the reviews if I did one for that movie. (They’ll open in another window.)

I’ll also highlight in Red any movies I’m higher on than the critic consensus. I’ll highlight in Blue any I’m lower on.

*Updated August 19, 2020*

Amazing (5 stars) 

  1. Knives Out (Review)
  2. Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Added March 2020)
  3. Luce (Review
  4. Avengers: Endgame (Review)
  5. Good Boys (Review)

Great (4.5 stars) 

  1. Hustlers (Review)
  2. Shazam (Review)
  3. Honey Boy (Added February 2020)
  4. Brian Banks (Review)
  5. John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum (Review)
  6. Summer ‘03 (Review)
  7. Dolemite is My Name (Review)
  8. Doctor Sleep (Review)
  9. Jojo Rabbit (Review)
  10. Parasite (Review)
  11. The Last Black Man in San Francisco (Review)
  12. The King (added July 2020)
  13. The Legend of Cocaine Island (Review) *No consensus on Rotten Tomatoes*
  14. Uncut Gems 


Very good (4 stars) 

  1. The Peanut Butter Falcon (Review)
  2. Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood (added 1/24/20)
  3. Waves (Review)
  4. Pure (Review) *No consensus on RT* 
  5. Then Came You (Review) *No consensus on RT* 
  6. Midsommar (Review) *End of top 25*
  7. The Nightingale (Review
  8. Spider-Man: Far From Home (Review)
  9. Fighting with my Family (Added February 2020)
  10. Eli (Review)
  11. Yesterday (Review)
  12. Late Night (Amazon Original)
  13. The Farewell (Added March 2020)
  14. Black and Blue (Review
  15. Family (SXSW 2018) 
  16. Booksmart (Review)
  17. The Hole in the Ground (Review)
  18. Countdown (Review)
  19. Sextuplets


Good (3.5, Rotten Tomatoes “Fresh” rating cutoff)

  1. Ma (Review
  2. Glass (Review
  3. Murder Mystery (Review)
  4. Extremely Wicked (Review
  5. Brightburn (Review)
  6. Little (Review)
  7. Crawl (Review)
  8. The Prodigy (Review)
  9. Freaks (Added March 2020)
  10. Ready or Not (Review)
  11. I am Mother (Review)
  12. Don’t Let Go (Review)
  13. The Irishman (Netflix)
  14. Beats (Review)
  15. Overcomer 
  16. Child’s Play (Review)
  17. Holiday Rush (Review) *No consensus on RT* 
  18. Good Sam (Review)
  19. Close (Review)
  20. In the Shadow of the Moon (Review)
  21. 21 Bridges (Review)
  22. 6 Underground (Netflix) 
  23. Fractured (Review
  24. Richard Jewell 
  25. Clemency (added July 2020)
  26. The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (Review)
  27. Bombshell (Added May 2020)
  28. Motherless Brooklyn (Review)
  29. Missing Link (Review)
  30. Little Monsters (Review)
  31. Arctic (Review)
  32. Guava Island (Review)


Ok (3) 

  1. Down (Review) *No consensus on RT*
  2. It Chapter Two (Review)
  3. Lucky Day (added August 2020)
  4. Joker (Review)
  5. See You Yesterday (Review)
  6. Triple Frontier (Review)
  7. Captain Marvel (Review)
  8. Us (Review)
  9. Someone Great (Review)
  10. Lighthouse (added July 2020)
  11. Marriage Story (Review)
  12. Little Woods (Review)
  13. El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie (Review)
  14. Always be my Maybe (Review
  15. Queen & Slim (Review)
  16. Rim of the World (Review)
  17. Lionheart (Review)
  18. Gemini Man (Review
  19. Juanita (Review)
  20. Jumanji: The Next Level
  21. High Flying Bird (Review)
  22. Dark Waters 
  23. I’m just F*cking with you (Review
  24. In the Tall Grass (Review)
  25. Ad Astra (Review)
  26. Zombieland: Double Tap (Review)
  27. Hoop (Review)
  28. American Hangman (Review)
  29. Rattlesnake (Review)
  30. Fast Color 


Maybe certain audiences (2.5) 

  1. Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (Review)
  2. A Vigilante (Review)
  3. The Last Summer (Review
  4. The Curse of La Llorona (Review)
  5. Culture Shock (Review) *No consensus on RT*
  6. Bullitt County (Review)
  7. 47 Meters Down: Uncaged (Review)
  8. I See You (added July 2020)
  9. The Silence (Review)
  10. What Death Leaves Behind (Review) *No Consensus on RT*
  11. Cargo (Review)
  12. West of Sunshine (Review)

Velvet Buzzsaw - Still 1

It’s a movie (2) 

  1. High Life (added July 2020)
  2. Scooter (Review) *No consensus on RT* 
  3. Polar (Review)
  4. Serenity (Review)

Bad (1.5) 

  1. Secret Obsession (Review)
  2. Brittany Runs a Marathon (Review)
  3. Soldier of War (Review) *No consensus on RT* 
  4. Mercy Black (Review)
  5. Velvet Buzzsaw (Review) *No consensus on RT* 
  6. Point Blank (Review) *No Consensus on RT* 
  7. Division 19 (Review)


I can’t believe this got made/couldn’t finish (1) 

  1. Backfire (Review) *No consensus on RT* 
  2. IO (Review) *No consensus on RT*
  3. The Perfection (Review)

There are a ton of 2019 movies that I have not seen yet (somehow) so I’ll be updating this list as I get to those movies. Currently my list includes:

Ford vs. Ferrari

Toy Story 4

Her Smell

Pet Sematary

Pain And Glory

The Report

One Child Nation



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