The Best of 2019

by Petra_Goring-deBruin | created - 24 Mar 2019 | updated - 2 days ago | Public

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1. When They See Us (2019)

TV-MA | 296 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

Five teens from Harlem become trapped in a nightmare when they're falsely accused of a brutal attack in Central Park. Based on the true story.

Stars: Asante Blackk, Caleel Harris, Ethan Herisse, Marquis Rodriguez

Votes: 80,672

2. Chernobyl (2019)

TV-MA | 330 min | Drama, History, Thriller

In April 1986, an explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics becomes one of the world's worst man-made catastrophes.

Stars: Jessie Buckley, Jared Harris, Stellan Skarsgård, Adam Nagaitis

Votes: 487,622

3. Carnival Row (2019– )

TV-MA | 56 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy

A human detective and a fairy rekindle a dangerous affair in a Victorian fantasy world, where the city's uneasy peace collapses when a string of murders reveals an unimaginable monster.

Stars: Orlando Bloom, Cara Delevingne, Simon McBurney, Tamzin Merchant

Votes: 40,813

4. Godfather of Harlem (2019– )

TV-MA | 55 min | Crime, Drama

A gangster named Bumpy Johnson makes his way in Harlem during the 1960s. A TV prequel to the 2007 film, 'American Gangster', which centered on the criminal enterprise of Frank Lucas.

Stars: Forest Whitaker, Lucy Fry, Nigel Thatch, Ilfenesh Hadera

Votes: 4,836

5. The Witcher (2019– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Geralt of Rivia, a solitary monster hunter, struggles to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than beasts.

Stars: Henry Cavill, Freya Allan, Anya Chalotra, Mimi Ndiweni

Votes: 265,079

6. The Boys (2019– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

A group of vigilantes set out to take down corrupt superheroes who abuse their superpowers.

Stars: Karl Urban, Jack Quaid, Antony Starr, Erin Moriarty

Votes: 158,692

7. See (2019– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

Far in a dystopian future, the human race has lost the sense of sight, and society has had to find new ways to interact, build, hunt, and to survive. All of that is challenged when a set of twins is born with sight.

Stars: Jason Momoa, Sylvia Hoeks, Hera Hilmar, Christian Camargo

Votes: 35,987

8. Joker (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: 841,861 | Gross: $335.45M

9. Dave Chappelle: Sticks & Stones (2019 TV Special)

TV-MA | 65 min | Comedy

Dave Chappelle takes on gun culture, the opioid crisis, and the tidal wave of celebrity scandals in a defiant stand-up special filmed in Atlanta.

Director: Stan Lathan | Star: Dave Chappelle

Votes: 20,496

10. Warrior (2019– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Set during the Tong Wars in the late 1800s, Ah Sahm, a martial arts prodigy originating from China to San Francisco, ends up becoming a hatchet man for the most powerful tong in Chinatown

Stars: Andrew Koji, Olivia Cheng, Jason Tobin, Dianne Doan

Votes: 10,593

11. National Treasure: Kiri (2018)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A drama dealing with the abduction and murder of a young black girl, soon to be adopted by her white foster family, and the trail of lies, blame, guilt and notoriety which follow.

Stars: Sarah Lancashire, Lia Williams, Lucian Msamati, Wunmi Mosaku

Votes: 1,900

12. The Capture (2019– )

60 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

When a British soldier is charged with a crime, the tenacious young detective handling his case begins to uncover a multi-layered conspiracy.

Stars: Holliday Grainger, Callum Turner, Laura Haddock, Cavan Clerkin

Votes: 7,914

13. Why Women Kill (2019– )

TV-MA | Comedy, Crime, Drama

An anthology series that follows three women in different decades all living in the same house, as they deal with infidelity and betrayals in their marriages.

Stars: Lucy Liu, Ginnifer Goodwin, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Alexandra Daddario

Votes: 8,587

14. Euphoria (2019– )

TV-MA | 55 min | Drama

A look at life for a group of high school students as they grapple with issues of drugs, sex and violence.

Stars: Zendaya, Maude Apatow, Angus Cloud, Eric Dane

Votes: 45,144

15. Jett (2019– )

TV-MA | Crime, Drama, Thriller

World-class thief Daisy "Jett" Kowalski is just out of prison and already being forced back into what got her there, by a group of eccentric and dangerous criminals.

Stars: Carla Gugino, Elena Anaya, Michael Aronov, Gaite Jansen

Votes: 3,644

16. Turn Up Charlie (2019– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy

Charlie, a struggling DJ and eternal bachelor is given a final chance at success when he reluctantly becomes a nanny to his famous best friend's problem-child daughter.

Stars: Idris Elba, Piper Perabo, Frankie Hervey, Shaheen Ramdiane

Votes: 6,122

17. The Act (2019– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

Dee Dee Blanchard is overprotective of her daughter, Gypsy, who is trying to escape the toxic relationship she has with her mother. Gypsy's quest for independence opens up a Pandora's box of secrets, which ultimately leads to murder.

Stars: Patricia Arquette, Joey King, AnnaSophia Robb, Chloë Sevigny

Votes: 17,204

18. The Victim (2019)

Not Rated | 57 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A mother seeks the whereabouts of her son's killer after he is released from prison, unleashing a series of events that surface tragic memories and unexpected consequences.

Stars: Kelly Macdonald, James Harkness, Isis Hainsworth, Jamie Sives

Votes: 3,239

19. Home (2019– )

27 min | Comedy, Drama

Peter, his new partner Katy and her son John return home to Dorking from their first holiday together in France. Hiding in the boot of their car is Sami, a Syrian refugee.

Stars: Rufus Jones, Rebekah Staton, Youssef Kerkour, Oaklee Pendergast

Votes: 648

20. John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019)

R | 130 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

73 Metascore

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.

Director: Chad Stahelski | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Halle Berry, Ian McShane, Laurence Fishburne

Votes: 255,955 | Gross: $171.02M

21. Reprisal (2019)

TV-MA | 51 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A woman sets out for revenge against the gang that tried to kill her.

Stars: Abigail Spencer, Rodrigo Santoro, Mena Massoud, Madison Davenport

Votes: 2,892

22. Baptiste (2019– )

Not Rated | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

The mercurial detective, Julien Baptiste, on holiday in Amsterdam with his wife, assists in an investigation for his former girlfriend, the Amsterdam Chief of Police.

Stars: Tchéky Karyo, Anastasia Hille, Tom Hollander, Barbara Sarafian

Votes: 4,007

23. The Virtues (2019)

47 min | Drama

Falling into despair after his nine-year-old son leaves for Australia with his ex, Joseph walks away from his present life and boards a boat for Ireland to confront painful memories from his childhood.

Stars: Stephen Graham, Niamh Algar, Helen Behan, Frank Laverty

Votes: 3,057

24. Servant (2019– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

A Philadelphia couple is in mourning after an unspeakable tragedy creates a rift in their marriage and opens the door for a mysterious force to enter their home.

Stars: Lauren Ambrose, Toby Kebbell, Nell Tiger Free, Rupert Grint

Votes: 13,935

25. The King (I) (2019)

R | 140 min | Biography, Drama, History

62 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: Tom Glynn-Carney, Gábor Czap, Tom Fisher, Edward Ashley

Votes: 78,096

26. I Am the Night (2019)

TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

In early 1960s, a teenage girl looking for her real father and a disgraced journalist seeking closure find themselves drawn into a web of secrets revolving around L.A.'s most infamous cold case, the Black Dahlia (Elizabeth Short) murder.

Stars: Chris Pine, India Eisley, Jefferson Mays, Leland Orser

Votes: 6,474

27. Dead to Me (2019– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

A series about a powerful friendship that blossoms between a tightly wound widow and a free spirit with a shocking secret.

Stars: Christina Applegate, Linda Cardellini, Sam McCarthy, Luke Roessler

Votes: 48,239

28. Avengers: Endgame (2019)

PG-13 | 181 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

78 Metascore

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.

Directors: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth

Votes: 748,181 | Gross: $858.37M

29. Doctor Sleep (2019)

R | 152 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

59 Metascore

Years following the events of The Shining (1980), a now-adult Dan Torrance must protect a young girl with similar powers from a cult known as The True Knot, who prey on children with powers to remain immortal.

Director: Mike Flanagan | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Rebecca Ferguson, Kyliegh Curran, Cliff Curtis

Votes: 117,997

30. Guilt (2019– )

57 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

Two brothers accidentally run over and kill an old man. Despite covering their tracks, their lives start to fall apart when neighbors and relatives of the dead man begin to have doubts about the way he died.

Stars: Mark Bonnar, Ruth Bradley, Jamie Sives, Ellie Haddington

Votes: 1,182

31. Love, Death & Robots (2019– )

TV-MA | 15 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

A collection of animated short stories that span various genres including science fiction, fantasy, horror and comedy.

Stars: Scott Whyte, Nolan North, Matthew Yang King, Chris Cox

Votes: 87,778

32. Dolly Parton's Heartstrings (2019– )

TV-14 | 62 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

8 of singer/songwriter Dolly Parton's most famous songs are brought to life in 8 different episodes.

Stars: Dolly Parton, Delta Burke, Julianne Hough, Melissa Leo

Votes: 1,601

33. Too Old to Die Young (2019)

TV-MA | 758 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Detective Martin Jones, who leads a double life as a killer for hire in Los Angeles' deadly underground, suffers an existential crisis which leads him deeper into a blood splattered world of violence.

Stars: Miles Teller, Augusto Aguilera, Nell Tiger Free, Cristina Rodlo

Votes: 6,237

34. His Dark Materials (2019– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

A young girl is destined to liberate her world from the grip of the Magisterium which represses people's ties to magic and their animal spirits known as daemons.

Stars: Dafne Keen, Kit Connor, Amir Wilson, Andrew Scott

Votes: 36,948

35. 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 final years of Hollywood's Golden Age in 1969 Los Angeles.

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

Votes: 500,689 | Gross: $142.50M

36. Us (II) (2019)

R | 116 min | Horror, Mystery, 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: 208,142 | Gross: $175.08M

37. The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019)

R | 121 min | Drama

83 Metascore

A young man searches for home in the changing city that seems to have left him behind.

Director: Joe Talbot | Stars: Jimmie Fails, Jonathan Majors, Rob Morgan, Tichina Arnold

Votes: 12,359 | Gross: $4.52M

38. The Art of Self-Defense (2019)

R | 104 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

65 Metascore

After being attacked on the street, a young man enlists at a local dojo, led by a charismatic and mysterious sensei, in an effort to learn how to defend himself from future threats.

Director: Riley Stearns | Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Alessandro Nivola, Imogen Poots, Steve Terada

Votes: 24,863 | Gross: $2.41M

39. The Lion King (2019)

PG | 118 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

55 Metascore

After the murder of his father, a young lion prince flees his kingdom only to learn the true meaning of responsibility and bravery.

Director: Jon Favreau | Stars: Donald Glover, Beyoncé, Seth Rogen, Chiwetel Ejiofor

Votes: 198,178 | Gross: $543.64M

40. Luce (I) (2019)

R | 109 min | Drama, Mystery

72 Metascore

A married couple is forced to reckon with their idealized image of their son, adopted from war-torn Eritrea, after an alarming discovery by a devoted high school teacher threatens his status as an all-star student.

Director: Julius Onah | Stars: Naomi Watts, Octavia Spencer, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Tim Roth

Votes: 8,313 | Gross: $1.78M

41. Watchmen (2019)

TV-MA | 60 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

Set in an alternate history where masked vigilantes are treated as outlaws, Watchmen embraces the nostalgia of the original groundbreaking graphic novel of the same name, while attempting to break new ground of its own.

Stars: Regina King, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Tom Mison, Sara Vickers

Votes: 75,347

42. The Goldfinch (2019)

R | 149 min | Drama

40 Metascore

A boy in New York is taken in by a wealthy Upper East Side family after his mother is killed in a bombing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Director: John Crowley | Stars: Oakes Fegley, Ansel Elgort, Nicole Kidman, Jeffrey Wright

Votes: 13,855 | Gross: $5.33M

43. Parasite (2019)

R | 132 min | Comedy, Drama, Thriller

96 Metascore

Greed and class discrimination threaten the newly formed symbiotic relationship between the wealthy Park family and the destitute Kim clan.

Director: Bong Joon Ho | Stars: Kang-ho Song, Sun-kyun Lee, Yeo-jeong Jo, Woo-sik Choi

Votes: 461,222 | Gross: $53.37M

44. Perpetual Grace, LTD (2019– )

TV-MA | 50 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

James, a young grifter, attempts to prey upon Pastor Byron Brown, who turns out to be far more dangerous than he suspects. A cast of Coen brothers-type characters complicate their plans to outplay each other.

Stars: Ben Kingsley, Jimmi Simpson, Luis Guzmán, Damon Herriman

Votes: 1,843

45. Years and Years (2019)

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

Follows a busy family from Manchester with their lives converging on one crucial night in 2019.

Stars: Rory Kinnear, T'Nia Miller, Anne Reid, Ruth Madeley

Votes: 18,773

46. One Child Nation (2019)

R | 88 min | Documentary, History