Best and Worst Films of 2019

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1. Us (2019)

R | 116 min | Horror, Thriller

81 Metascore

A family's serene beach vacation turns to chaos when their doppelgängers appear and begin to terrorize them.

Director: Jordan Peele | Stars: Lupita Nyong'o, Winston Duke, Elisabeth Moss, Tim Heidecker

Votes: 69,850 | Gross: $166.18M

2. Cold War (2018)

R | 89 min | Drama, Music, Romance

90 Metascore

In the 1950s, a music director falls in love with a singer and tries to persuade her to flee communist Poland for France.

Director: Pawel Pawlikowski | Stars: Joanna Kulig, Tomasz Kot, Borys Szyc, Agata Kulesza

Votes: 31,013 | Gross: $4.57M

3. Leaving Neverland (2019)

TV-MA | 240 min | Documentary, Biography

At the height of his stardom, the world's biggest pop star, Michael Jackson, began long-running relationships with two boys, aged seven and ten, and their families. They now allege that he sexually abused them.

Director: Dan Reed | Stars: Michael Jackson, Wade Robson, Joy Robson, Shane Robson

Votes: 17,720

4. The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (2019)

TV-PG | 113 min | Drama

68 Metascore

A boy in Malawi helps his village by building a wind turbine after reading about them in a library book.

Director: Chiwetel Ejiofor | Stars: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Maxwell Simba, Felix Lemburo, Robert Agengo

Votes: 8,362

5. The Mustang (2019)

R | 96 min | Drama

77 Metascore

The story of Roman Coleman, a violent convict, who is given the chance to participate in a rehabilitation therapy program involving the training of wild mustangs.

Director: Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre | Stars: Matthias Schoenaerts, Jason Mitchell, Bruce Dern, Gideon Adlon

Votes: 737 | Gross: $3.50M

6. Native Son (2019)

TV-MA | 104 min | Drama

63 Metascore

A young African-American living in Chicago enters into a seductive new world of money and power after he is hired as a chauffeur for an affluent businessman.

Director: Rashid Johnson | Stars: Ashton Sanders, Margaret Qualley, Nick Robinson, KiKi Layne

Votes: 590

7. O.G. (2018)

TV-MA | 113 min | Drama

Louis awaits release from prison after nearly 24 years in, when young Beech is incarcerated.

Director: Madeleine Sackler | Stars: Jeffrey Wright, Theothus Carter, William Fichtner, Boyd Holbrook

Votes: 1,201

8. Girl (II) (2018)

R | 105 min | Drama

73 Metascore

Lara is a 15-year-old girl, born in the body of a boy, who dreams of becoming a ballerina.

Director: Lukas Dhont | Stars: Victor Polster, Arieh Worthalter, Oliver Bodart, Tijmen Govaerts

Votes: 6,202

9. I Am Richard Pryor (2019)

Not Rated | 92 min | Documentary, Biography

I Am Richard Pryor tells the story of the legendary performer and iconic social satirist, who transcended race and social barriers by delivering his honest irreverent and biting humor to ... See full summary »

Director: Jesse James Miller | Stars: Sandra Bernhard, Todd Boyd, Ron De Blasio, Mike Epps

Votes: 55

10. The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part (2019)

PG | 107 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

65 Metascore

It's been five years since everything was awesome and the citizens are facing a huge new threat: Lego Duplo invaders from outer space, wrecking everything faster than they can rebuild.

Director: Mike Mitchell | Stars: Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Tiffany Haddish

Votes: 23,163 | Gross: $105.42M

11. Paddleton (2019)

TV-MA | 89 min | Drama

70 Metascore

An unlikely friendship between two misfit neighbors becomes an unexpectedly emotional journey when the younger man is diagnosed with terminal cancer.

Director: Alex Lehmann | Stars: Christine Woods, Mark Duplass, Ray Romano, Jen Sung

Votes: 5,146

12. It's a Hard Truth Ain't It (2018)

TV-MA | 74 min | Documentary, Animation

[HBO] HD. A companion to HBO Films' "O.G.," this documentary is co-directed by 13 incarcerated men who reflect on their lives.

Directors: Madeleine Sackler, Dennis Brown, Marshaun Bugg, Al'Jonon Coleman, James Collins, Franklin Cox, Brandon Crider, Clifford Elswick, Quentis Hardiman, Joseph Henderson, Charles Lawrence Sr., Herb Robertson, Rushawn Tanksley, Mark Thacker | Stars: Marshaun Bugg, Clifford Elswick, Madeleine Sackler

Votes: 134

13. How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019)

PG | 104 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

71 Metascore

When Hiccup discovers Toothless isn't the only Night Fury, he must seek "The Hidden World", a secret Dragon Utopia before a hired tyrant named Grimmel finds it first.

Director: Dean DeBlois | Stars: Jay Baruchel, America Ferrera, F. Murray Abraham, Cate Blanchett

Votes: 46,435 | Gross: $158.27M

14. Fyre (2019)

TV-MA | 97 min | Documentary, Music

75 Metascore

An exclusive behind the scenes look at the infamous unraveling of the Fyre music festival.

Director: Chris Smith | Stars: Billy McFarland, Jason Bell, Gabrielle Bluestone, Shiyuan Deng

Votes: 23,648

15. Captain Marvel (2019)

PG-13 | 123 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

64 Metascore

Carol Danvers becomes one of the universe's most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races.

Directors: Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck | Stars: Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Jude Law

Votes: 223,254 | Gross: $390.93M

16. The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley (2019)

TV-14 | 119 min | Documentary

66 Metascore

The story of Theranos, a multi-billion dollar tech company, its founder Elizabeth Holmes, the youngest self-made female billionaire, and the massive fraud that collapsed the company.

Director: Alex Gibney | Stars: Elizabeth Holmes, Errol Morris, Dan Ariely, John Carreyrou

Votes: 2,652

17. Pet Sematary (2019)

R | 101 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

57 Metascore

Dr. Louis Creed and his wife, Rachel, relocate from Boston to rural Maine with their two young children. The couple soon discover a mysterious burial ground hidden deep in the woods near their new home.

Directors: Kevin Kölsch, Dennis Widmyer | Stars: Jason Clarke, Amy Seimetz, John Lithgow, Jeté Laurence

Votes: 20,329 | Gross: $44.73M

18. Fyre Fraud (2019)

Not Rated | 96 min | Documentary

Concert promoters and rapper Ja Rule advertise a high-end festival experience that fails spectacularly when they don't plan for the infrastructure to support the venue, artists and guests.

Directors: Jenner Furst, Julia Willoughby Nason | Stars: Bella Hadid, Ja Rule, Billy McFarland, Cameron Davison

Votes: 3,325

19. Combat Obscura (2018)

70 min | Documentary

56 Metascore

Created out of war footage taken by combat camera for the Marine Corps.

Director: Miles Lagoze

Votes: 99 | Gross: $0.01M

20. Triple Frontier (2019)

R | 125 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

61 Metascore

Loyalties are tested when five former special forces operatives reunite to steal a drug lord's fortune, unleashing a chain of unintended consequences.

Director: J.C. Chandor | Stars: Ben Affleck, Oscar Isaac, Charlie Hunnam, Garrett Hedlund

Votes: 61,663

21. Brexit (2019 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 92 min | Biography, Drama, History

Political strategist Dominic Cummings leads a popular but controversial campaign to convince British voters to leave the European Union from 2015 up until the present day.

Director: Toby Haynes | Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Sarah Belcher, Malcolm Freeman, Lucy Russell

Votes: 6,327

22. The Wandering Earth (2019)

125 min | Sci-Fi

62 Metascore

The sun was dying out, people all around the world built giant planet thrusters to move Earth out of its orbit and to sail Earth to a new star system. Yet the 2500 years journey came with unexpected dangers, and in order to save humanity, a group of young people in this age of a wandering Earth came out boldly and fought hard for everyone's survival.

Director: Frant Gwo | Stars: Jing Wu, Chuxiao Qu, Guangjie Li, Man-Tat Ng

Votes: 7,282 | Gross: $2.19M

23. High Flying Bird (2019)

TV-MA | 90 min | Drama, Sport

78 Metascore

A sports agent pitches a rookie basketball client on an intriguing and controversial business opportunity during a lockout.

Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: André Holland, Melvin Gregg, Eddie Tavares, Farah Bala

Votes: 4,340

24. Dumbo (2019)

PG | 112 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

51 Metascore

A young elephant, whose oversized ears enable him to fly, helps save a struggling circus, but when the circus plans a new venture, Dumbo and his friends discover dark secrets beneath its shiny veneer.

Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito, Eva Green

Votes: 19,680 | Gross: $94.45M

25. The Legend of Cocaine Island (2018)

TV-MA | 83 min | Documentary

44 Metascore

A desperate man goes on a buried treasure hunt for $2 million worth of cocaine.

Director: Theo Love | Stars: Bo Butterworth, Bri Bryant, Andy Culpepper, Greg Engleberg

Votes: 1,476

26. The Highwaymen (2019)

R | 132 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

58 Metascore

A pair of Texas Rangers come out of retirement to catch the infamous outlaws Bonnie and Clyde.

Director: John Lee Hancock | Stars: Kevin Costner, Woody Harrelson, Kathy Bates, John Carroll Lynch

Votes: 30,380

27. The Breaker Upperers (2018)

90 min | Comedy

76 Metascore

For the right price, BFFs Jen and Mel will ruthlessly end any romance. But when one grows a conscience, it threatens to derail their relationship.

Directors: Madeleine Sami, Jackie van Beek | Stars: Madeleine Sami, Jackie van Beek, James Rolleston, Celia Pacquola

Votes: 3,670

28. Don't Come Back from the Moon (2017)

82 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

63 Metascore

Fathers in a small California desert town abandon their children one by one leaving behind a wake of anger and crime as their sons and daughters come of age.

Director: Bruce Thierry Cheung | Stars: James Franco, Rashida Jones, Jeffrey Wahlberg, Alyssa Elle Steinacker

Votes: 300

29. Piercing (2018)

R | 81 min | Horror, Thriller

63 Metascore

A man kisses his wife and baby goodbye and seemingly heads away on business, with a plan to check into a hotel, call an escort service, and kill an unsuspecting prostitute.

Director: Nicolas Pesce | Stars: Christopher Abbott, Mia Wasikowska, Laia Costa, Olivia Bond

Votes: 2,861 | Gross: $0.02M

30. Velvet Buzzsaw (2019)

R | 113 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

61 Metascore

A supernatural force sets out to exact revenge against art profiteers attempting to exploit a series of paintings by an unknown artist.

Director: Dan Gilroy | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Zawe Ashton, Tom Sturridge

Votes: 37,503

31. Alita: Battle Angel (2019)

PG-13 | 122 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

54 Metascore

A deactivated female cyborg is revived, but cannot remember anything of her past life and goes on a quest to find out who she is.

Director: Robert Rodriguez | Stars: Rosa Salazar, Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Connelly, Mahershala Ali

Votes: 83,292 | Gross: $85.51M

32. Escape Room (I) (2019)

PG-13 | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

48 Metascore

Six strangers find themselves in a maze of deadly mystery rooms, and must use their wits to survive.

Director: Adam Robitel | Stars: Taylor Russell, Logan Miller, Jay Ellis, Tyler Labine

Votes: 27,451 | Gross: $56.97M

33. The Vanishing (2018)

R | 107 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

64 Metascore

Three lighthouse keepers on the remote Flannan Isles find a hidden trunk of gold, leading to their mysterious disappearance.

Director: Kristoffer Nyholm | Stars: Gerard Butler, Peter Mullan, Connor Swindells, Søren Malling

Votes: 6,385

34. IO (2019)

TV-14 | 96 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

40 Metascore

As a young scientist searches for a way to save a dying Earth, she finds a connection with a man who's racing to catch the last shuttle off the planet.

Director: Jonathan Helpert | Stars: Margaret Qualley, Anthony Mackie, Danny Huston, Tom Payne

Votes: 23,392

35. Hellboy (2019)

R | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

31 Metascore

Based on the graphic novels by Mike Mignola, Hellboy, caught between the worlds of the supernatural and human, battles an ancient sorceress bent on revenge.

Director: Neil Marshall | Stars: David Harbour, Milla Jovovich, Ian McShane, Sasha Lane

Votes: 12,551 | Gross: $15.80M

36. Happy Death Day 2U (2019)

PG-13 | 100 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

57 Metascore

Tree Gelbman discovers that dying over and over was surprisingly easier than the dangers that lie ahead.

Director: Christopher Landon | Stars: Jessica Rothe, Israel Broussard, Phi Vu, Suraj Sharma

Votes: 15,843 | Gross: $28.05M

37. Unicorn Store (2017)

TV-PG | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

44 Metascore

A woman named Kit receives a mysterious invitation that would fulfill her childhood dreams.

Director: Brie Larson | Stars: Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Joan Cusack, Bradley Whitford

Votes: 8,610

38. Glass (2019)

PG-13 | 129 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

42 Metascore

Security guard David Dunn uses his supernatural abilities to track Kevin Wendell Crumb, a disturbed man who has twenty-four personalities.

Director: M. Night Shyamalan | Stars: James McAvoy, Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, Anya Taylor-Joy

Votes: 102,061 | Gross: $111.04M

39. Close (I) (2019)

TV-MA | 94 min | Action, Thriller

51 Metascore

Sam, a bodyguard and counter-terrorism expert, takes a job protecting a rich young heiress named Zoe. Neither party is keen on the arrangement until a violent kidnapping forces them to go on the run.

Director: Vicky Jewson | Stars: Noomi Rapace, Olivia Jewson, Abdellatif Chaouqi, Sophie Nélisse

Votes: 13,629

40. Rust Creek (2018)

R | 108 min | Drama, Thriller

59 Metascore

An overachieving college student gets lost on her way to a job interview. A wrong turn leaves her stranded deep in the Kentucky forest.

Director: Jen McGowan | Stars: Hermione Corfield, Denise Dal Vera, Jeremy Glazer, Laura Guzman

Votes: 2,276

41. Serenity (2019)

R | 106 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

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: 14,260 | Gross: $8.55M

42. The Curse of La Llorona (2019)

R | 93 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

40 Metascore

Ignoring the eerie warning of a troubled mother suspected of child endangerment, a social worker and her own small kids are soon drawn into a frightening supernatural realm.

Director: Michael Chaves | Stars: Linda Cardellini, Raymond Cruz, Patricia Velasquez, Marisol Ramirez

Votes: 2,568

43. The Dirt (2019)

TV-MA | 107 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

39 Metascore

The story of how Mötley Crüe came to be one of the most notorious rock 'n roll groups in history.

Director: Jeff Tremaine | Stars: Douglas Booth, Iwan Rheon, Daniel Webber, Machine Gun Kelly

Votes: 21,597

44. Polar (2019)

TV-MA | 118 min | Action, Crime, Drama

19 Metascore

The world's top assassin, Duncan Vizla, is settling into retirement when his former employer marks him as a liability to the firm. Against his will, he finds himself back in the game going head to head with an army of younger killers.

Director: Jonas Åkerlund | Stars: Mads Mikkelsen, Vanessa Hudgens, Katheryn Winnick, Fei Ren

Votes: 50,567

45. The Silence (2019)

PG-13 | 90 min | Horror, Thriller

When the world is under attack from terrifying creatures who hunt their human prey by sound, 16-year old Ally Andrews (Kiernan Shipka), who lost her hearing at 13, and her family seek refuge in a remote haven.

Director: John R. Leonetti | Stars: Stanley Tucci, Kiernan Shipka, Miranda Otto, Kate Trotter

Votes: 12,248



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