2019 Movie Review: Best And Restby She_is_my_Sin84 | created - 11 months ago | updated - 16 hours ago | Public
It’s a slow roll out, but 2019 has some big promises ahead. Here are how the movies rate against each other.
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1. Parasite (2019)
R | 132 min | Comedy, Drama, Thriller
All unemployed, Ki-taek and his family take peculiar interest in the wealthy and glamorous Parks, as they ingratiate themselves into their lives and get entangled in an unexpected incident.
Bong Joon Ho is a brilliant Director, and his latest dark comedy is perhaps his best work yet.
2. Avengers: Endgame (2019)
PG-13 | 181 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
After the devastating events of Avengers: Infinity War (2018), the universe is in ruins. With the help of remaining allies, the Avengers assemble once more in order to reverse Thanos' actions and restore balance to the universe.
Votes: 648,396 | Gross: $858.37M
If you have any emotional investment in the characters, built up over 11 years and 21 movies, this is the apex.
3. Knives Out (2019)
PG-13 | 131 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
A detective investigates the death of a patriarch of an eccentric, combative family.
A good ol' fashioned whodunit with fantastic performances across the board and a fun twist on the genre.
4. Little Women (2019)
PG | 135 min | Drama, Romance
Jo March reflects back and forth on her life, telling the beloved story of the March sisters - four young women each determined to live life on their own terms.
Ronan is flawless as ever, but the cast around her is equally as strong.
5. 1917 (2019)
R | 119 min | Drama, War
Two young British soldiers during the First World War are given an impossible mission: deliver a message deep in enemy territory that will stop 1,600 men, and one of the soldiers' brothers, from walking straight into a deadly trap.
The 1-2 punch of Mendes and Deakins makes this survivalist war story a visual triumph.
6. Toy Story 4 (2019)
G | 100 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
When a new toy called "Forky" joins Woody and the gang, a road trip alongside old and new friends reveals how big the world can be for a toy.
Votes: 146,789 | Gross: $433.03M
Hopefully, this fitting epilogue adventure marks the end of one of the most iconic franchises of all time.
7. Weathering with You (2019)
PG-13 | 114 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy
A high-school boy who has run away to Tokyo befriends a girl who appears to be able to manipulate the weather.
A film this incredibly beautiful to look out could use a few touch-ups to the third act plot.
PG | 104 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
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.
Votes: 84,454 | Gross: $160.80M
Once it finds its legs, this film caps a beloved trilogy with an emotional and satisfying conclusion.
9. A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019)
PG | 109 min | Biography, Drama
Based on the true story of a real-life friendship between Fred Rogers and journalist Tom Junod.
A touching drama about one of television's most beloved figures, with Hanks giving his best performance in years.
10. Captain Marvel (2019)
PG-13 | 123 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
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.
Votes: 389,621 | Gross: $426.83M
Larson is a superhero for sure, but the real credit goes to a story that doesn’t kowtow to every cliche.
11. Fighting with My Family (2019)
PG-13 | 108 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
A former wrestler and his family make a living performing at small venues around the country while his kids dream of joining World Wrestling Entertainment.
Votes: 48,253 | Gross: $22.96M
It’s a feel-good movie, but it succeeds in making you truly care about the characters through heart and humor.
12. John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019)
R | 131 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
John Wick is on the run after killing a member of the international assassins' guild, and with a $14 million price tag on his head, he is the target of hit men and women everywhere.
Votes: 213,459 | Gross: $171.02M
The stunt work is remarkable, as we’ve come to expect from this series, even if the world is getting a little too ridiculous.
13. Booksmart (2019)
R | 102 min | Comedy
On the eve of their high school graduation, two academic superstars and best friends realize they should have worked less and played more. Determined not to fall short of their peers, the girls try to cram four years of fun into one night.
Votes: 59,239 | Gross: $22.68M
The expected teen comedy takes a dramatic turn, making this is very satisfying growing-up story.
14. Frozen II (2019)
PG | 103 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven leave Arendelle to travel to an ancient, autumn-bound forest of an enchanted land. They set out to find the origin of Elsa's powers in order to save their kingdom.
Like it's predecessor, it is fun, uneven and undeniably beautiful to see.
15. Spider-Man: Far from Home (2019)
PG-13 | 129 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Following the events of Avengers: Endgame (2019), Spider-Man must step up to take on new threats in a world that has changed forever.
Votes: 255,904 | Gross: $388.53M
It's a fun distraction of a movie and a worthy end to Phase 3 of the MCU, but it never reaches beyond middling.
16. Tolkien (2019)
PG-13 | 112 min | Biography, Drama, War
The formative years of the orphaned author J.R.R. Tolkien as he finds friendship, love and artistic inspiration among a group of fellow outcasts at school.
Votes: 21,539 | Gross: $4.54M
Despite its flaws, the film has a refreshing reverence for language in its ode to a true master of language.
17. Jojo Rabbit (2019)
PG-13 | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, War
A young boy in Hitler's army finds out his mother is hiding a Jewish girl in their home.
Votes: 48,230 | Gross: $0.35M
Satire is intended to challenge, which is precisely what Waititi does here, while also adding his signature heartfelt story.
18. Terminator: Dark Fate (2019)
R | 128 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
An augmented human and Sarah Connor must stop an advanced liquid Terminator, from hunting down a young girl, whose fate is critical to the human race.
It's by far the best Terminator since T2, though it relies a bit too heavily on callbacks and cliches.
19. Alita: Battle Angel (2019)
PG-13 | 122 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
A deactivated cyborg is revived, but cannot remember anything of her past life and goes on a quest to find out who she is.
Votes: 183,392 | Gross: $85.71M
There is a lot of plot and world-building smashed together, but the visuals are just dazzling.
20. Raising Kratos (2019)
115 min | Documentary
A documentary about the making of the award-winning video game 'God of War (2018),' which reframed and reformed the central character and told a story of fatherhood and betterment.
God of War is a masterpiece video game, and the story behind it is surprisingly touching.
PG-13 | 142 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
The surviving members of the resistance face the First Order once again, and the legendary conflict between the Jedi and the Sith reaches its peak bringing the Skywalker saga to its end.
After a painful first 30 minutes, the film delivers a mostly satisfying end to the Skywalker saga.
22. Us (II) (2019)
R | 116 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A family's serene beach vacation turns to chaos when their doppelgängers appear and begin to terrorize them.
Votes: 176,892 | Gross: $175.01M
The film is brimming with tension, though it lacks a real payoff with an ultimately obvious twist.
23. The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part (2019)
PG | 107 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
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.
Votes: 44,507 | Gross: $105.81M
While it doesn’t have the natural wit of the first film, it brings its own emotional punch amidst the manic fun.
24. Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019)
PG-13 | 132 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
The crypto-zoological agency Monarch faces off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah.
Votes: 104,850 | Gross: $110.50M
It’s exactly what you expect, which is great new for kaiju fans and a nightmare for everyone else.
25. Good Boys (II) (2019)
R | 90 min | Adventure, Comedy
Three 6th grade boys ditch school and embark on an epic journey while carrying accidentally stolen drugs, being hunted by teenage girls, and trying to make their way home in time for a long-awaited party.
Votes: 38,138 | Gross: $69.06M
It isn't groundbreaking in its execution, but there's an added level of hilarity since it's children.
26. Long Shot (2019)
R | 125 min | Comedy, Romance
Journalist Fred Flarsky reunites with his childhood crush, Charlotte Field, now one of the most influential women in the world. As she prepares to make a run for the Presidency, Charlotte hires Fred as her speechwriter and sparks fly.
Votes: 66,254 | Gross: $30.32M
Despite being a Seth Rogen fantasy film, it does earn its fair share of laughs.
27. Jumanji: The Next Level (2019)
PG-13 | 123 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
In Jumanji: The Next Level, the gang is back but the game has changed. As they return to rescue one of their own, the players will have to brave parts unknown from arid deserts to snowy mountains, to escape the world's most dangerous game.
It's more of the same, with even lower stakes, but still charmingly fun.
28. The Lion King (2019)
PG | 118 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama
After the murder of his father, a young lion prince flees his kingdom only to learn the true meaning of responsibility and bravery.
Votes: 156,380 | Gross: $540.08M
I'm not a fan of shot-for-shot remakes, even if the visuals are impressive.
29. Aladdin (I) (2019)
PG | 128 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
A kind-hearted street urchin and a power-hungry Grand Vizier vie for a magic lamp that has the power to make their deepest wishes come true.
Votes: 173,541 | Gross: $354.87M
The film itself is a bit messy, but the spectacle and Will Smith's antics make it an entertaining mess.
30. X-Men: Dark Phoenix (2019)
PG-13 | 113 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Jean Grey begins to develop incredible powers that corrupt and turn her into a Dark Phoenix, causing the X-Men to decide if her life is worth more than all of humanity.
Votes: 120,850 | Gross: $65.85M
The movie is far from polished, but it also brings X-Men movies back to where it belongs: focusing on characters.
31. Missing Link (2019)
PG | 93 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Mr. Link recruits explorer Sir Lionel Frost to help find his long-lost relatives in the fabled valley of Shangri-La. Along with adventurer Adelina Fortnight, this trio of explorers travel the world to help their new friend.
Votes: 12,751 | Gross: $16.65M
It’s a cute and funny movie, though the story feels painfully underdeveloped.
32. Isn't It Romantic (2019)
PG-13 | 89 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
A young woman disenchanted with love mysteriously finds herself trapped inside a romantic comedy.
Votes: 53,678 | Gross: $48.79M
Despite being a rom-com in the end, the film does deftly point out everything that makes the genre both endearing and frustrating.
33. Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019)
PG | 104 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
In a world where people collect Pokémon to do battle, a boy comes across an intelligent talking Pikachu who seeks to be a detective.
Votes: 111,077 | Gross: $144.11M
It’s cute enough to be entertaining, though it not original enough to be memorable.
34. Shazam! (2019)
PG-13 | 132 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
A newly fostered young boy in search of his mother instead finds unexpected super powers and soon gains a powerful enemy.
Votes: 208,266 | Gross: $140.37M
Some laughs and a better attitude than most DC films don’t distract from a movie that is narratively bankrupt in almost every way.
35. Men in Black: International (2019)
PG-13 | 114 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
The Men in Black have always protected the Earth from the scum of the universe. In this new adventure, they tackle their biggest threat to date: a mole in the Men in Black organization.
Votes: 82,655 | Gross: $79.80M
It's just as mildly entertaining as the other two sequels, saved only by Kumail Nanjiani's wry wit.
36. Dumbo (2019)
PG | 112 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
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.
Votes: 54,378 | Gross: $114.77M
This is Tim Burton at his most frustrating, with a post-it note screenplay and characters devoid of any dimension.
37. What Men Want (2019)
R | 117 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
A woman is boxed out by the male sports agents in her profession, but gains an unexpected edge over them when she develops the ability to hear men's thoughts.
Votes: 15,951 | Gross: $54.61M
It’s messy and mostly toothless, but it’s charming enough once it finds solid ground.