The 10 Best Movies Of 2019


Hey, I’m back! The Year of our Lord 2019 was one of the strongest movie years in recent history. Here, finally, are my favorites. Take heed!

10. Booksmart


Director: Olivia Wilde
Moment: The girls walk onto an empty boat party, and then Billie Lourd appears.

9. Gloria Bell 


Director: Sebastián Lellio
Moment: Julianne Moore singing 80s songs to her car radio.

8. Parasite


Director: Bong Joon-ho
Moment: When the Kim family quickly scrambles upon hearing a camping trip has been cut short.

7. Little Women


Director: Greta Gerwig
Moment: The juxtaposition of Meg’s wedding and Beth’s sickness, a prime and perfect illustration of Gerwig’s storytelling structure.

6. The Irishman


Director: Martin Scorsese
Moment: The opening shot inside a nursing home, eerily reminiscent of the introduction to the Copacabana in Goodfellas.

5. Ad Astra


Director: James Gray
Moment: In an isolated room, Brad Pitt reads messages to his father in the hopes he will receive a signal back.

4. Once Upon A Time…In Hollywood


Director: Quentin Tarantino
Moment: Brad Pitt enters the Spahn Ranch, in all its eery glory.

3. Under The Silver Lake 


Director: David Robert Mitchell
Moment: Andrew Garfield dances to R.E.M.’s “What’s The Frequency, Kenneth?” at an underground party.

2. Marriage Story


Director: Noah Baumbach
Moment: Adam Driver sings “Being Alive” at a piano bar.

1. Portrait Of A Lady On Fire


Director: Céline Sciamma
Moment: As one woman notices the other from a balcony, the performing orchestra begins playing “Summer” from Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons.”

Other Great Movies of 2019: Uncut Gems, Pain And Glory, Knives Out, Midsommar, Her Smell, Us, The Farewell, The Report, The Last Black Man In San Francisco, Ford V Ferrari, A Hidden Life, John Wick Ch. 3, The Farewell, Hustlers, The Peanut Butter Falcon…

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