Favorite Films of 2019 So Far

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1. An Elephant Sitting Still (2018)

230 min | Drama

86 Metascore

Four people in a Chinese city live through a complicated day as their lives intersect.

Director: Bo Hu | Stars: Yu Zhang, Yuchang Peng, Uvin Wang, Congxi Li

Votes: 2,651 | Gross: $0.03M

2. 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: 43,693

3. The Souvenir (2019)

R | 120 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

92 Metascore

A young film student in the early '80s becomes romantically involved with a complicated and untrustworthy man.

Director: Joanna Hogg | Stars: Neil Young, Tosin Cole, Jack McMullen, Tilda Swinton

Votes: 3,173 | Gross: $1.04M

4. Only You (2018)

119 min | Drama, Romance

Elena and Jake meet by chance on New Years Eve, arguing for the same taxi. However, instead of going their separate ways after sharing a taxi ,they start a passionate relationship.

Director: Harry Wootliff | Stars: Natalie Arle-Toyne, Isabelle Barth, Tam Dean Burn, Daniel Campbell

Votes: 472

5. Woman at War (2018)

Not Rated | 101 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

81 Metascore

Halla becomes a determined environmental activist, but this threatens a long-held hope of hers.

Director: Benedikt Erlingsson | Stars: Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir, Jóhann Sigurðarson, Juan Camillo Roman Estrada, Jörundur Ragnarsson

Votes: 4,464 | Gross: $0.85M

6. Border (2018)

R | 110 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy

75 Metascore

A customs officer who can smell fear develops an unusual attraction to a strange traveler while aiding a police investigation which will call into question her entire existence.

Director: Ali Abbasi | Stars: Eva Melander, Eero Milonoff, Jörgen Thorsson, Ann Petrén

Votes: 15,527 | Gross: $0.77M

7. Ash Is Purest White (2018)

Not Rated | 136 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

85 Metascore

A story of violent love within a time frame spanning from 2001 to 2017.

Director: Zhangke Jia | Stars: Tao Zhao, Fan Liao, Yi'nan Diao, Jiali Ding

Votes: 4,326 | Gross: $0.42M

8. An Impossible Love (2018)

135 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

In the late 1950s in Châteauroux, France, Rachel, a modest office worker, meets Philippe, a brilliant young man born to a bourgeois family. This brief but passionate connection results in ... See full summary »

Director: Catherine Corsini | Stars: Virginie Efira, Niels Schneider, Jehnny Beth, Estelle Lescure

Votes: 705

9. 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: 4,365 | Gross: $0.82M

10. 3 Faces (2018)

100 min | Drama

78 Metascore

Three actresses at different stages of their career. One from before the 1979 Islamic Revolution, one popular star of today known throughout the country and a young girl longing to attend a drama conservatory.

Director: Jafar Panahi | Stars: Behnaz Jafari, Jafar Panahi, Marziyeh Rezaei, Maedeh Erteghaei

Votes: 2,256 | Gross: $0.07M

11. 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: 8,235 | Gross: $16.88M

12. Non-Fiction (2018)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

79 Metascore

Set in the Parisian publishing world, an editor and an author find themselves in over their heads, as they cope with a middle-age crisis, the changing industry and their wives.

Director: Olivier Assayas | Stars: Guillaume Canet, Juliette Binoche, Vincent Macaigne, Christa Théret

Votes: 2,580 | Gross: $0.70M

13. Long Day's Journey Into Night (2018)

Not Rated | 138 min | Drama, Mystery

89 Metascore

A man went back to Guizhou, found the tracks of a mysterious woman. He recalls the summer he spent with her twenty years ago.

Director: Gan Bi | Stars: Wei Tang, Jue Huang, Sylvia Chang, Hong-Chi Lee

Votes: 2,977 | Gross: $0.50M

14. La flor (2018)

808 min | Drama, Fantasy, Musical

77 Metascore

A film in six episodes, connected by the same four actresses, full of various subplots that play with narrative and different cinematic genres , everything structured in an unusual way.

Director: Mariano Llinás | Stars: Elisa Carricajo, Valeria Correa, Pilar Gamboa, Laura Paredes

Votes: 202 | Gross: $0.00M

15. Blind Spot (2018)

98 min | Drama

BLIND SPOT is a story about the grey zones in mental illness; the blind spots hard to discover, as experienced by a mother realizing her daughter struggling with far worse issues than she realized.

Director: Tuva Novotny | Stars: Teodor Barsnes-Simonsen, Anders Baasmo Christiansen, Per Frisch, Ellen Heyerdahl Janzon

Votes: 522

16. Shadow (2018)

Not Rated | 116 min | Action, Drama, War

81 Metascore

Life and intrigue in an ancient Chinese court.

Director: Yimou Zhang | Stars: Chao Deng, Li Sun, Ryan Zheng, Qianyuan Wang

Votes: 6,514 | Gross: $0.52M

17. 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: 16,787 | Gross: $1.23M

18. 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: 11,934 | Gross: $9.04M

19. Amazing Grace (2018)

G | 89 min | Documentary, Music

94 Metascore

A documentary presenting Aretha Franklin with choir at the New Bethel Baptist Church in Watts, Los Angeles in January 1972.

Directors: Alan Elliott, Sydney Pollack | Stars: Aretha Franklin, James Cleveland, Southern California Community Choir, C.L. Franklin

Votes: 1,740 | Gross: $4.45M

20. Maiden (2018)

PG | 97 min | Documentary, Sport

82 Metascore

The story of Tracy Edwards, a 24-year-old cook on charter boats, who became the skipper of the first ever all-female crew to enter the Whitbread Round the World Race in 1989.

Director: Alex Holmes | Stars: Frank Bough, John Chittenden, Bruno Du Bois, Pat Edwards

Votes: 637 | Gross: $3.01M

21. American Factory (2019)

TV-14 | 115 min | Documentary

86 Metascore

End 2008, GM closes a plant in Ohio. A Chinese billionaire/Fuyao Glass buys the plant 2014 and invests in auto glass production. There are 2000 jobs there by late 2016. USA meets PRChina.

Directors: Steven Bognar, Julia Reichert | Stars: Junming 'Jimmy' Wang, Robert Allen, Sherrod Brown, Dave Burrows

Votes: 3,434

22. Diane (2018)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama

86 Metascore

Diane fills her days helping others and desperately attempting to bond with her drug-addicted son. As these pieces of her existence begin to fade, she finds herself confronting memories she'd sooner forget than face.

Director: Kent Jones | Stars: Mary Kay Place, Jake Lacy, Estelle Parsons, Andrea Martin

Votes: 570 | Gross: $0.34M

23. Ray & Liz (2018)

108 min | Drama

81 Metascore

Photographer Richard Billingham returns to the squalid council flat outside of Birmingham where he and his brother were raised, in a confrontation and reconciliation with parents Ray and Liz.

Director: Richard Billingham | Stars: Richard Ashton, Jamie-Lee Beacher, Michelle Bonnard, Sam Dodd

Votes: 780

24. Rosie (I) (2018)

PG-13 | 86 min | Drama

83 Metascore

ROSIE tells the story of a mother trying to protect her family after their landlord sells their rented home and they become homeless.

Director: Paddy Breathnach | Stars: Sarah Greene, Moe Dunford, Ellie O'Halloran, Ruby Dunne

Votes: 646 | Gross: $0.01M

25. 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: 5,768 | Gross: $5.04M

26. Birds of Passage (2018)

Not Rated | 125 min | Crime, Drama

85 Metascore

During the marijuana bonanza, a violent decade that saw the origins of drug trafficking in Colombia, Rapayet and his indigenous family get involved in a war to control the business that ends up destroying their lives and their culture.

Directors: Cristina Gallego, Ciro Guerra | Stars: Carmiña Martínez, José Acosta, Natalia Reyes, Jhon Narváez

Votes: 6,379 | Gross: $0.51M

27. The Burial Of Kojo (2018)

80 min | Drama, Thriller

93 Metascore

A man is trapped in a mine shaft by his vengeful brother while his daughter embarks on a magical journey to rescue him.

Director: Sam Blitz Bazawule | Stars: Ama K. Abebrese, Joe Addo, Henry Adofo, Kobina Amissah-Sam

Votes: 325

28. A Bread Factory, Part One (2018)

122 min | Comedy, Drama

91 Metascore

After 40 years of running their community arts space, The Bread Factory, Dorothea and Greta are suddenly fighting for survival when a celebrity couple--performance artists from China--come ... See full summary »

Director: Patrick Wang | Stars: Tyne Daly, Elisabeth Henry-Macari, James Marsters, Shershah Mizan

Votes: 136 | Gross: $0.02M

29. A Bread Factory, Part Two (2018)

120 min | Comedy, Drama

91 Metascore

At The Bread Factory, they rehearse the Greek play, Hecuba. But the real theatrics are outside the theater where the town has been invaded by bizarre tourists and mysterious tech start-up ... See full summary »

Director: Patrick Wang | Stars: Tyne Daly, Wayne Fugate, Isabela Quines, Phil Helm

Votes: 108

30. One Cut of the Dead (2017)

96 min | Comedy, Horror

85 Metascore

Things go badly for a hack director and film crew shooting a low budget zombie movie in an abandoned WWII Japanese facility, when they are attacked by real zombies.

Director: Shin'ichirô Ueda | Stars: Takayuki Hamatsu, Yuzuki Akiyama, Harumi Shuhama, Kazuaki Nagaya

Votes: 8,390

31. Midsommar (I) (2019)

R | 147 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

72 Metascore

A couple travels to Sweden to visit a rural hometown's fabled mid-summer festival. What begins as an idyllic retreat quickly devolves into an increasingly violent and bizarre competition at the hands of a pagan cult.

Director: Ari Aster | Stars: Florence Pugh, Jack Reynor, Vilhelm Blomgren, William Jackson Harper

Votes: 63,899 | Gross: $27.33M

32. In Fabric (2018)

R | 118 min | Comedy, Horror

87 Metascore

In Fabric is a haunting ghost story set against the backdrop of a busy winter sales period in a department store and follows the life of a cursed dress as it passes from person to person, with devastating consequences..

Director: Peter Strickland | Stars: Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Hayley Squires, Leo Bill, Julian Barratt

Votes: 3,247

33. Tigers Are Not Afraid (2017)

Not Rated | 83 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

76 Metascore

A dark fairy tale about a gang of five children trying to survive the horrific violence of the cartels and the ghosts created every day by the drug war.

Director: Issa López | Stars: Paola Lara, Juan Ramón López, Hanssel Casillas, Rodrigo Cortes

Votes: 1,935 | Gross: $0.13M

34. The Plagiarists (2019)

76 min | Drama

75 Metascore

A young couple is shaken by a seemingly fraudulent yet unprovable act that strikes to the core of their cultural pretensions.

Director: Peter Parlow | Stars: William Michael Payne, Emily Davis, Lucy Kaminsky, Eamon Monaghan

Votes: 41 | Gross: $0.01M

35. August at Akiko's (2018)

75 min | Drama

Musician Alex sets off to an island to find his ancestral home with only childhood memories as his navigational system. As he fails to find his home, he reaches a retreat run by a Buddhist ... See full summary »

Director: Christopher Makoto Yogi | Stars: Alex Zhang Hungtai, Akiko Masuda

Votes: 43

36. The Chambermaid (2018)

102 min | Drama

81 Metascore

A look at the working environment of a chambermaid in one of Mexico City's most luxurious hotels.

Director: Lila Avilés | Stars: Gabriela Cartol, Agustina Quinci, Teresa Sánchez

Votes: 596 | Gross: $0.08M



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