2019 Movies to see

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1. The Standoff at Sparrow Creek (2018)

Unrated | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

62 Metascore

A former cop-turned-militia man investigates a shooting at a police funeral.

Director: Henry Dunham | Stars: James Badge Dale, Chris Mulkey, Brian Geraghty, Robert Aramayo

Votes: 2,173

2. Serenity (2019)

R | 106 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

37 Metascore

A fishing boat captain juggles facing his mysterious past and finding himself ensnared in a reality where nothing is what it seems.

Director: Steven Knight | Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Diane Lane, Jason Clarke

Votes: 25,326 | Gross: $8.55M

3. King of Thieves (2018)

R | 108 min | Crime, Drama

47 Metascore

A true crime movie about a crew of retired crooks who pull off a major heist in London's jewelry district. What starts off as their last criminal hurrah, quickly turns into a brutal nightmare due to greed. Based on infamous true events.

Director: James Marsh | Stars: Michael Caine, Michael Gambon, Charlie Cox, Jim Broadbent

Votes: 8,829

4. Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (2019)

R | 110 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

52 Metascore

A chronicle of the crimes of Ted Bundy from the perspective of Liz, his longtime girlfriend, who refused to believe the truth about him for years.

Director: Joe Berlinger | Stars: Lily Collins, Zac Efron, Angela Sarafyan, Sydney Vollmer

Votes: 55,646

5. The Wild Pear Tree (2018)

188 min | Drama

86 Metascore

An unpublished writer returns to his hometown after graduating, where he seeks sponsors to publish his book while dealing with his father's deteriorating indulgence into gambling.

Director: Nuri Bilge Ceylan | Stars: Dogu Demirkol, Murat Cemcir, Bennu Yildirimlar, Hazar Ergüçlü

Votes: 13,760 | Gross: $0.03M

6. The Report (I) (2019)

R | 119 min | Drama, Thriller

79 Metascore

Idealistic Senate staffer Daniel J. Jones, tasked by his boss to lead an investigation into the CIA's post 9/11 Detention and Interrogation Program, uncovers shocking secrets.

Director: Scott Z. Burns | Stars: Adam Driver, Annette Bening, Jon Hamm, Ted Levine

Votes: 642

7. Knives Out (2019)

PG-13 | 130 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

84 Metascore

A detective investigates the death of a patriarch of an eccentric, combative family.

Director: Rian Johnson | Stars: Ana de Armas, Toni Collette, Chris Evans, Daniel Craig

Votes: 403

8. Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood (2019)

R | 161 min | Comedy, Drama

83 Metascore

A faded television actor and his stunt double strive to achieve fame and success in the film industry during the final years of Hollywood's Golden Age in 1969 Los Angeles.

Director: Quentin Tarantino | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Emile Hirsch

Votes: 215,580 | Gross: $135.37M

9. Chaos Walking (2020)

Adventure, Sci-Fi | Post-production

A dystopian world where there are no women and all living creatures can hear each others' thoughts in a stream of images, words, and sounds called Noise.

Director: Doug Liman | Stars: Tom Holland, Daisy Ridley, Mads Mikkelsen, Nick Jonas

10. Death on the Nile (2020)

Crime, Drama, Mystery | Filming

While on vacation on the Nile, Hercule Poirot must investigate the murder of a young heiress.

Director: Kenneth Branagh | Stars: Gal Gadot, Armie Hammer, Rose Leslie, Kenneth Branagh

11. Apollo 11 (2019)

G | 93 min | Documentary, History

88 Metascore

A look at the Apollo 11 mission to land on the moon led by commander Neil Armstrong and pilots Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins.

Director: Todd Douglas Miller | Stars: Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, Buzz Aldrin, Deke Slayton

Votes: 11,938 | Gross: $9.04M

12. The Lighthouse (I) (2019)

R | 109 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

82 Metascore

The hypnotic and hallucinatory tale of two lighthouse keepers on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s.

Director: Robert Eggers | Stars: Willem Dafoe, Robert Pattinson, Valeriia Karaman

Votes: 2,318

13. High Life (2018)

R | 113 min | Adventure, Drama, Mystery

77 Metascore

A father and his daughter struggle to survive in deep space where they live in isolation.

Director: Claire Denis | Stars: Robert Pattinson, Juliette Binoche, André Benjamin, Mia Goth

Votes: 16,791 | Gross: $1.23M

14. Ad Astra (2019)

PG-13 | 123 min | Adventure, Drama, Mystery

80 Metascore

Astronaut Roy McBride undertakes a mission across an unforgiving solar system to uncover the truth about his missing father and his doomed expedition that now, 30 years later, threatens the universe.

Director: James Gray | Stars: Brad Pitt, Tommy Lee Jones, Ruth Negga, Donald Sutherland

Votes: 61,723 | Gross: $35.40M

15. Uncut Gems (2019)

R | 135 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

90 Metascore

A charismatic New York City jeweler always on the lookout for the next big score, makes a series of high-stakes bets that could lead to the windfall of a lifetime. Howard must perform a precarious high-wire act, balancing business, family, and encroaching adversaries on all sides, in his relentless pursuit of the ultimate win.

Directors: Benny Safdie, Josh Safdie | Stars: Adam Sandler, Julia Fox, Kevin Garnett, The Weeknd

Votes: 729

16. The Last Thing He Wanted (2020)

Crime, Drama, Mystery | Post-production

A journalist quits her newspaper job and becomes an arms dealer for a covert government agency.

Director: Dee Rees | Stars: Anne Hathaway, Ben Affleck, Willem Dafoe, Rosie Perez

17. Shirley (2020)

Biography, Drama, Thriller | Completed

A famous horror writer finds inspiration for her next book after she and her husband take in a young couple.

Director: Josephine Decker | Stars: Elisabeth Moss, Logan Lerman, Michael Stuhlbarg, Odessa Young

18. Knives and Skin (2019)

111 min | Drama

"Knives and Skin" is a mystical teen noir that follows a young girl's disappearance in the rural Midwest and its effect on teens and parents.

Director: Jennifer Reeder | Stars: Kate Arrington, Marika Engelhardt, Tim Hopper, James Vincent Meredith

Votes: 161

19. First Cow (2019)

121 min | Drama

74 Metascore

A loner and cook (John Magaro) has traveled west and joined a group of fur trappers in Oregon Territory, though he only finds connection with a Chinese immigrant (Orion Lee). The men ... See full summary »

Director: Kelly Reichardt | Stars: Alia Shawkat, Scott Shepherd, Toby Jones, Rene Auberjonois

Votes: 37

20. Transit (I) (2018)

Not Rated | 101 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

82 Metascore

A man attempting to escape Nazi-occupied France falls in love with the wife of a dead author whose identity he has assumed.

Director: Christian Petzold | Stars: Franz Rogowski, Paula Beer, Godehard Giese, Lilien Batman

Votes: 4,366 | Gross: $0.82M

21. The King (I) (2019)

R | 140 min | Biography, Drama, History

61 Metascore

Hal, wayward prince and heir to the English throne, is crowned King Henry V after his tyrannical father dies. Now the young king must navigate palace politics, the war his father left behind, and the emotional strings of his past life.

Director: David Michôd | Stars: Robert Pattinson, Timothée Chalamet, Ben Mendelsohn, Joel Edgerton

Votes: 633

22. Trial by Fire (I) (2018)

R | 127 min | Biography, Drama

51 Metascore

The tragic and controversial story of Cameron Todd Willingham, who was executed in Texas for killing his three children after scientific evidence and expert testimony that bolstered his claims of innocence were suppressed.

Director: Edward Zwick | Stars: Laura Dern, Emily Meade, Jack O'Connell, Jade Pettyjohn

Votes: 1,122 | Gross: $0.15M

23. Jojo Rabbit (2019)

PG-13 | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, War

54 Metascore

A young boy in Hitler's army finds out his mother is hiding a Jewish girl in their home.

Director: Taika Waititi | Stars: Roman Griffin Davis, Thomasin McKenzie, Scarlett Johansson, Taika Waititi

Votes: 1,389

24. The Laundromat (I) (2019)

R | 95 min | Drama

58 Metascore

In this The Big Short (2015)-esque dramedy based on the Mossack Fonseca scandal, a cast of characters investigate an insurance fraud, chasing leads to a pair of a flamboyant Panama City law partners exploiting the world's financial system.

Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: Gary Oldman, Antonio Banderas, AJ Meijer, Arsenio Castellanos

Votes: 2,142

25. The Farewell (I) (2019)

PG | 100 min | Comedy, Drama

89 Metascore

A Chinese family discovers their grandmother has only a short while left to live and decide to keep her in the dark, scheduling a wedding to gather before she dies.

Director: Lulu Wang | Stars: Shuzhen Zhao, Awkwafina, X Mayo, Hong Lu

Votes: 8,240 | Gross: $16.88M

26. Parasite (2019)

R | 132 min | Comedy, Drama, Thriller

95 Metascore

All unemployed, Ki-taek's family takes peculiar interest in the wealthy and glamorous Parks for their livelihood until they get entangled in an unexpected incident.

Director: Bong Joon Ho | Stars: Kang-ho Song, Yeo-jeong Jo, So-dam Park, Woo-sik Choi

Votes: 43,736

27. An Officer and a Spy (2019)

132 min | Drama, History, Thriller

56 Metascore

In 1894, French Captain Alfred Dreyfus is wrongfully convicted of treason and sentenced to life imprisonment at Devil's island.

Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Jean Dujardin, Louis Garrel, Emmanuelle Seigner, Grégory Gadebois

Votes: 404

28. Wasp Network (2019)

123 min | Thriller

53 Metascore

The story of five Cuban political prisoners who had been imprisoned by the United States since the late 1990s on charges of espionage and murder.

Director: Olivier Assayas | Stars: Ana de Armas, Penélope Cruz, Edgar Ramírez, Wagner Moura

Votes: 284

29. Babyteeth (2019)

120 min | Comedy, Drama

73 Metascore

When seriously ill teenager Milla falls madly in love with smalltime drug dealer Moses, it's her parents' worst nightmare. But as Milla's first brush with love brings her a new lust for ... See full summary »

Director: Shannon Murphy | Stars: Ben Mendelsohn, Essie Davis, Emily Barclay, Eliza Scanlen

Votes: 206

30. The Mafia Is No Longer What It Used to Be (2019)

105 min | Documentary, Comedy

On the 25th anniversary of Capaci and via D'Amelio bombings, Franco Maresco wonders what's left of their ideals and struggles in contemporary Sicily, dwelling on its relationship with the Mafia.

Director: Franco Maresco | Stars: Letizia Battaglia, Ciccio Mira, Margherita Mannino, Christian Miscel

Votes: 86

31. Jìyuántái qihào (2019)

125 min | Animation

70 Metascore

An English literature student living in 1960s Hong Kong finds himself caught in a love triangle with the woman he is tutoring and her mother.

Director: Yonfan | Stars: Sylvia Chang, Wei Zhao

Votes: 130

32. Gloria Mundi (2019)

106 min | Drama

In Marseille, a family gathers for the birth of baby Gloria. But despite the joy, the young parents have fallen on tough times. As they try to make ends meet, they reconnect with Gloria's ex-convict grandfather.

Director: Robert Guédiguian | Stars: Ariane Ascaride, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Gérard Meylan, Anaïs Demoustier

Votes: 60

33. The Domain (2019)

166 min | Drama

The chronicle of a Portuguese family that owns one of the largest estates in Europe, on the south bank of the River Tagus.

Director: Tiago Guedes | Stars: Albano Jerónimo, Sandra Faleiro, Miguel Borges, Ana Vilela da Costa

Votes: 328

34. Ema (2019)

102 min | Drama

72 Metascore

A couple deals with the aftermath of an adoption that goes awry as their household falls apart.

Director: Pablo Larraín | Stars: Santiago Cabrera, Mariana Di Girolamo, Josefina Fiebelkorn, Giannina Fruttero

Votes: 458

35. The Perfect Candidate (2019)

101 min | Drama

69 Metascore

A determined young Saudi doctor's surprise run for office in the local city elections sweeps up her family and community as they struggle to accept their town's first female candidate.

Director: Haifaa Al-Mansour | Stars: Nora Al Awadh, Dae Al Hilali, Mila Al Zahrani, Khalid Abdulraheem

Votes: 172

36. Saturday Fiction (2019)

126 min | Drama, History

51 Metascore

Yu Jin is working undercover gathering intelligence for the Allies.

Director: Ye Lou | Stars: Li Gong, Mark Chao, Pascal Greggory, Xiangli Huang

Votes: 123

37. The Painted Bird (2019)

169 min | Drama, War

75 Metascore

A young Jewish boy somewhere in Eastern Europe seeks refuge during World War II where he encounters many different characters.

Director: Václav Marhoul | Stars: Stellan Skarsgård, Harvey Keitel, Barry Pepper, Udo Kier

Votes: 440

38. The Truth (2019)

106 min | Drama

71 Metascore

About a stormy reunion between a daughter and her actress mother, Catherine, against the backdrop of Catherine's latest role in a sci-fi picture as a mother who never grows old.

Director: Hirokazu Koreeda | Stars: Catherine Deneuve, Juliette Binoche, Ethan Hawke, Clémentine Grenier

Votes: 382

39. Joker (I) (2019)

R | 122 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

59 Metascore

In Gotham City, mentally-troubled comedian Arthur Fleck is disregarded and mistreated by society. He then embarks on a downward spiral of revolution and bloody crime. This path brings him face-to-face with his alter-ego: "The Joker".

Director: Todd Phillips | Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Frances Conroy

Votes: 334,247 | Gross: $192.73M

40. About Endlessness (2019)

78 min | Drama

84 Metascore

With ABOUT ENDLESSNESS, Roy Andersson adds to his cinematic oeuvre with a reflection on human life in all its beauty and cruelty, its splendour and banality.

Director: Roy Andersson | Stars: Bengt Bergius, Amanda Davies, Tatiana Delaunay, Karin Engman

Votes: 248

41. Waiting for the Barbarians (2019)

112 min | Drama

55 Metascore

A Magistrate working in a distant outpost begins to question his loyalty to the empire.

Director: Ciro Guerra | Stars: Mark Rylance, Johnny Depp, Robert Pattinson, Gana Bayarsaikhan

Votes: 218

42. Martin Eden (2019)

129 min | Drama

57 Metascore

Martin Eden struggles to rise above his destitute, proletarian circumstances through an intense and passionate pursuit of self-education, hoping to achieve a place among the literary elite.

Director: Pietro Marcello | Stars: Luca Marinelli, Jessica Cressy, Vincenzo Nemolato, Marco Leonardi

Votes: 601

43. Guest of Honour (2019)

105 min | Drama

53 Metascore

Veronica wants to remain in jail for a sexual assault she knows she's been wrongfully indicted for. She and her father, Jim, find themselves acting out of the bounds of good behavior as the past haunts them.

Director: Atom Egoyan | Stars: Laysla De Oliveira, David Thewlis, Luke Wilson, Tennille Read

Votes: 179

44. Synonyms (2019)

123 min | Drama

85 Metascore

A young Israeli man absconds to Paris to flee his nationality, aided by his trusty Franco-Israeli dictionary.

Director: Nadav Lapid | Stars: Tom Mercier, Quentin Dolmaire, Louise Chevillotte, Uria Hayik

Votes: 1,681

45. Mrs. Lowry and Son (2019)

91 min | Biography, Drama, History

39 Metascore

A portrait of the artist L.S. Lowry and the relationship with his mother, who tries to dissuade him from pursuing his passion.

Director: Adrian Noble | Stars: Vanessa Redgrave, Timothy Spall, Stephen Lord, Michael Keogh

Votes: 237

46. End of Sentence (2019)

Drama

After being widowed, Frank Fogle reluctantly embarks on a journey to honor his wife's last wish of spreading her ashes in a remote lake in her native Ireland and a promise of taking his ... See full summary »

Director: Elfar Adalsteins | Stars: John Hawkes, Logan Lerman, Sarah Bolger, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson

Votes: 39

47. Motherless Brooklyn (2019)

R | 144 min | Crime, Drama

62 Metascore

Set against the backdrop of 1950s New York, Motherless Brooklyn follows Lionel Essrog, a lonely private detective afflicted with Tourette's Syndrome, as he ventures to solve the murder of his mentor and only friend, Frank Minna.

Director: Edward Norton | Stars: Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Willem Dafoe

Votes: 1,139

48. The Burnt Orange Heresy (2019)

99 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

59 Metascore

Hired to steal a rare painting from one of most enigmatic painters of all time, an ambitious art dealer becomes consumed by his own greed and insecurity as the operation spins out of control.

Director: Giuseppe Capotondi | Stars: Elizabeth Debicki, Donald Sutherland, Rosalind Halstead, Claes Bang

Votes: 153



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