Summer 2019by gopanthers-46121 | created - 2 months ago | updated - 1 day ago | Public
A list of movies I watched in the summer of 2019.
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1. Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018)
PG-13 | 118 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
As Scott Lang balances being both a Super Hero and a father, Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym present an urgent new mission that finds the Ant-Man fighting alongside The Wasp to uncover secrets from their past.
Votes: 256,045 | Gross: $216.65M
This movie retains all the best elements of the first film. This movie also is very much like other MCU movies, hitting the same comedic beats and having the same tone. Overall, this movie is a average superhero movie and only contributes a little to the overall MCU. 7/10
R | 119 min | Comedy, Drama
A washed-up superhero actor attempts to revive his fading career by writing, directing, and starring in a Broadway production.
Votes: 525,477 | Gross: $42.34M
This film was very interesting and different. It boasts very good cinematography, strong acting, and a very unique score. 8/10
3. Quantum of Solace (2008)
PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
James Bond descends into mystery as he tries to stop a mysterious organization from eliminating a country's most valuable resource.
Votes: 379,985 | Gross: $168.37M
While not quite as good as the other Daniel Craig Bond outings, this movie is still not bad. The plot is pretty average, but it does take continuity from previous Bond movies into account, which is nice. The action is pretty good, but it borders on the ridiculous towards the end. Overall, this comes out to an average outing. 7/10
4. First Blood (1982)
R | 93 min | Action, Adventure
A veteran Green Beret is forced by a cruel Sheriff and his deputies to flee into the mountains and wage an escalating one-man war against his pursuers.
Votes: 204,860 | Gross: $47.21M
First Blood makes for a pretty good action flick, and the PTSD/paranoia filled Vietnam veteran main character is played well by Sylvester Stallone. Unfortunately, his mental state isn't explored as much as I would've liked, leaving some extra depth that could've been added. 7/10
5. Insurgent (2015)
PG-13 | 119 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Beatrice Prior must confront her inner demons and continue her fight against a powerful alliance which threatens to tear her society apart with the help from others on her side.
Votes: 201,668 | Gross: $130.18M
This second film in the Divergent series still has all the problems of the first movie, albeit packaged in a (thankfully) slightly shorter run time. The characters are still dull and boring, the world is not believable, and the action and plot are mediocre. All in all, this franchise has nothing more to offer then another YA series adaption hoping to make bank while they were popular. 4/10
6. Lincoln (2012)
PG-13 | 150 min | Biography, Drama, History
As the American Civil War continues to rage, America's president struggles with continuing carnage on the battlefield as he fights with many inside his own cabinet on the decision to emancipate the slaves.
Votes: 230,412 | Gross: $182.21M
Lincoln has a stellar leading performance by Daniel Day Lewis as the titular character. The drama is well written and directed, and greatly helped along by a fine supporting cast. The direction is well done, and the time period is captured well. 8/10
7. God's Not Dead: A Light in Darkness (2018)
PG | 105 min | Drama
Pastor Dave responds to the unimaginable tragedy of having his church, located on the grounds of the local university, burned down.
Votes: 2,787 | Gross: $5.73M
The movie is surprisingly much more grown up than its predecessors which ironically resulted in much lower box office numbers from its target audience. The acting is mostly bad, but the characters are slightly more believable compared tom the previous 2. The plot is ridiculous, and full of holes, making most of what's happening on screen unbelievable. While still very bad, this movie does show some improvement from PureFlix. 4/10
8. Se7en (1995)
R | 127 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Two detectives, a rookie and a veteran, hunt a serial killer who uses the seven deadly sins as his motives.
Votes: 1,304,544 | Gross: $100.13M
This crime thriller is very well directed by David Fincher, creating an extremely eerie, and tense atmosphere throughout. The acting is pretty good, and the characters are all very believable. While the basis of the movie is unforgettable, I still found this movie to somewhat overrated by IMDB. 8/10
9. Fright Night (1985)
R | 106 min | Horror, Thriller
A teenager discovers that the newcomer in his neighborhood is a vampire, so he turns to an actor in a television horror show for help dealing with the undead.
Votes: 54,162 | Gross: $24.92M
This 80s horror comedy has great special effects and a pretty funny premise. The acting is pretty good and the teenage characters remind you Back to the Future sometimes. Overall this movie was a pretty entertaining and fun ride, especially when satirizing the vampire genre. 7/10
10. Rocky Balboa (2006)
PG | 102 min | Drama, Sport
Thirty years after the ring of the first bell, Rocky Balboa comes out of retirement and dons his gloves for his final fight; against the reigning heavyweight champ Mason 'The Line' Dixon.
Votes: 192,080 | Gross: $70.27M
Although the premise is pretty ludicrous, the film making is not. Sylvester Stallone gives a good performance here. This movie is nothing amazing by any means, but it is much better than it should be. 7/10
11. Captain Phillips (2013)
PG-13 | 134 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller
The true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the U.S.-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years.
Votes: 390,789 | Gross: $107.10M
Captain Philips has a winning performance from Tom Hanks and many memorable moments. The climax is especially well done and thrilling. 8/10
12. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)
PG-13 | 136 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
The Guardians struggle to keep together as a team while dealing with their personal family issues, notably Star-Lord's encounter with his father the ambitious celestial being Ego.
Votes: 497,290 | Gross: $389.81M
If you are a fan of the first movie, then you will probably like this sequel. The main twist is all that hard to see coming, and most of the action and humor is typical MCU stuff. In other words, if you like MCU movies, you'll enjoy this movie. That makes this an average outing for me. 7/10
13. Darkest Hour (2017)
PG-13 | 125 min | Biography, Drama, History
In May 1940, the fate of Western Europe hangs on British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who must decide whether to negotiate with Adolf Hitler, or fight on knowing that it could mean a humiliating defeat for Britain and its empire.
Votes: 139,686 | Gross: $56.44M
Darkest hour is very well done technically, and Gary Oldman gives an amazing performance as Winston Churchhill. The sets, lighting, and cinematography all enhance the story and are very well done. Overall, this film is very good and efinitely worth a watch. 8/10
14. Fight Club (1999)
R | 139 min | Drama
An insomniac office worker and a devil-may-care soapmaker form an underground fight club that evolves into something much, much more.
Votes: 1,697,870 | Gross: $37.03M
Fight Club is very wild and thrilling ride of a movie that has many twists and turns as well as a very famous twist at the end. Brad Pitt and Edward Norton are very good playing off each other. The themes are very interesting and open ended leaving lots of room for the viewer to read into it. The script and directing are very good and make for a pretty unforgettable viewing experience. 9/10
15. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)
PG | 117 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
Teen Miles Morales becomes Spider-Man of his reality, crossing his path with five counterparts from other dimensions to stop a threat for all realities.
Votes: 245,502 | Gross: $190.24M
This is a very unique movie that has an animation style that is unforgettable and almost looks like a comic book coming to life. The story line is pretty bold to try to bring to the big screen. The voice acting and animation are all flawless, making this a very good animated movie. The biggest weakness is probably the story line, which may be a little confusing to people not very familiar with comic books. 8/10
16. 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: 82,165 | Gross: $422.26M
Toy Story 4 is another winner for Pixar. The storyline is a good continuation from the last one. The voice acting and animation are flawless. The ending is probably my biggest gripe. Although fitting, the little kid in my wishes all the toys could've stayed together. Either way, this movie is still very good. 8.5/10
17. Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
R | 122 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
After a stint in a mental institution, former teacher Pat Solitano moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife. Things get more challenging when Pat meets Tiffany, a mysterious girl with problems of her own.
Votes: 624,814 | Gross: $132.09M
Silver Lining Playbook has a pretty good plot, and very believable characters. The acting is good, and the movie is pretty witty at times as well. Overall, this movie is well made and worth a watch. 8/10
18. Cars 3 (2017)
G | 102 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Lightning McQueen sets out to prove to a new generation of racers that he's still the best race car in the world.
Votes: 61,695 | Gross: $152.90M
While not as good as the first one, this movie is definitely an improvement from the previous movie. The animation and voice acting are good, and the story is decent, and a logical enough progression from the last movie. Overall, this is a good effort, but still somewhat below Pixar's very high standards. 7/10
19. Sully (2016)
PG-13 | 96 min | Biography, Drama
The story of Chesley Sullenberger, an American pilot who became a hero after landing his damaged plane on the Hudson River in order to save the flight's passengers and crew.
Votes: 206,777 | Gross: $125.07M
Sully has an unexpectedly slow and mellow pace, but it is effective nevertheless. Tom Hanks gives a good performance. The non linear story telling while unexpected, works well here. Overall this is a solid effort that works quite well. 8/10
20. 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: 150,132 | Gross: $373.87M
This movie starts out pretty slow, but picks up after the first 30 minutes. Many people who are comic fans will not find the twist very surprising, but it is still done pretty well. The villain is played well, but his motivations are pretty cliche and uninteresting for MCU standards. Overall, this movie is worse than the previous outing and but still pretty solid. 7.5/10
21. Edge of Tomorrow (2014)
PG-13 | 113 min | Action, Sci-Fi
A soldier fighting aliens gets to relive the same day over and over again, the day restarting every time he dies.
Votes: 552,307 | Gross: $100.21M
Edge of Tomorrow does a good job with its Ground Hog Day meets sci-fi premise. Tom Cruise is pretty well casted here, and does a good job. The plot doesn't develop quite like you expect it to. 7.5/10
22. The Lost City of Z (2016)
PG-13 | 141 min | Biography, Drama, History
A true-life drama, centering on British explorer Col. Percival Fawcett, who disappeared whilst searching for a mysterious city in the Amazon in the 1920s.
Votes: 67,633 | Gross: $8.58M
This movie is well acted and shot very well. The pacing is slow, which my irritate some viewers. It's story and characters are pretty interesting, and the harshness of the jungle is captured well. This film's pacing and style is more artsy, but overall I thought the movie was well made and different. 8/10
23. The Third Man (1949)
Not Rated | 93 min | Film-Noir, Mystery, Thriller
Pulp novelist Holly Martins travels to shadowy, postwar Vienna, only to find himself investigating the mysterious death of an old friend, Harry Lime.
Votes: 146,639 | Gross: $0.45M
The Third Man has some slick noir thrills and mystery that is greatly aided by the sinister atmosphere. The acting is all great, and there are many unforgettable moments. Excellent film all around. 9/10
24. Ocean's Eleven (2001)
PG-13 | 116 min | Crime, Thriller
Danny Ocean and his eleven accomplices plan to rob three Las Vegas casinos simultaneously.
Votes: 477,988 | Gross: $183.42M
While this may not be the most profound movie ever made, there is an undeniable amount of fun to be had while watching this movie. The acting is slick, and fits the characters very well. Solid, enjoyable movie overall. 8/10
25. Rain Man (1988)
R | 133 min | Drama
Selfish yuppie Charlie Babbitt's father left a fortune to his savant brother Raymond and a pittance to Charlie; they travel cross-country.
Votes: 444,453 | Gross: $178.80M
Rain Man boasts an interesting story as well as good performances, especially from Dustin Hoffman. The character arcs are satisfying as well. 8/10
26. My Name Is Nobody (1973)
PG | 116 min | Comedy, Western
A young, easygoing gunman (Hill) worships and competes with an old gunfighter (Fonda) who only wants to retire.
This is an odd western that plays as much as a comedy as a western. The humor is somewhat hit or miss throughout the run time. Henry Fonda is pretty good playing an old gunslinger who wants to ride off as the west declines. Overall, this movie was a pretty good entertaining western but nothing amazing either. 7.5/10
27. Iron Man 2 (2010)
PG-13 | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
With the world now aware of his identity as Iron Man, Tony Stark must contend with both his declining health and a vengeful mad man with ties to his father's legacy.
Votes: 667,117 | Gross: $312.43M
28. Allegiant (2016)
PG-13 | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery
After the earth-shattering revelations of Insurgent, Tris must escape with Four beyond the wall that encircles Chicago, to finally discover the shocking truth of the world around them.
Votes: 96,895 | Gross: $66.18M
29. La La Land (I) (2016)
PG-13 | 128 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
While navigating their careers in Los Angeles, a pianist and an actress fall in love while attempting to reconcile their aspirations for the future.
Votes: 442,786 | Gross: $151.10M
30. Nerve (I) (2016)
PG-13 | 96 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
A high school senior finds herself immersed in an online game of truth or dare, where her every move starts to become manipulated by an anonymous community of "watchers."
Votes: 104,180 | Gross: $38.56M
31. Gangs of New York (2002)
R | 167 min | Crime, Drama
In 1862, Amsterdam Vallon returns to the Five Points area of New York City seeking revenge against Bill the Butcher, his father's killer.
Votes: 375,064 | Gross: $77.81M
32. Independence Day (1996)
PG-13 | 145 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
The aliens are coming and their goal is to invade and destroy Earth. Fighting superior technology, mankind's best weapon is the will to survive.
Votes: 499,399 | Gross: $306.17M
33. The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
Approved | 170 min | Drama, Romance, War
Three World War II veterans return home to small-town America to discover that they and their families have been irreparably changed.
Votes: 53,722 | Gross: $23.65M
34. Schindler's List (1993)
R | 195 min | Biography, Drama, History
In German-occupied Poland during World War II, industrialist Oskar Schindler gradually becomes concerned for his Jewish workforce after witnessing their persecution by the Nazis.
Votes: 1,102,262 | Gross: $96.90M
35. Pulp Fiction (1994)
R | 154 min | Crime, Drama
The lives of two mob hitmen, a boxer, a gangster and his wife, and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption.
Votes: 1,664,022 | Gross: $107.93M
38. Christian Mingle (2014)
PG | 103 min | Comedy, Romance
A marketing executive tries to find Mr. Right on a Christian dating website. When impressing her dream guy ends in disaster, Gwyneth gets in touch with her spiritual side.
Votes: 1,324 | Gross: $0.02M
39. Winter's Bone (2010)
R | 100 min | Drama, Mystery
An unflinching Ozark Mountain girl hacks through dangerous social terrain as she hunts down her drug-dealing father while trying to keep her family intact.
Votes: 128,489 | Gross: $6.53M
40. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)
PG | 152 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
An orphaned boy enrolls in a school of wizardry, where he learns the truth about himself, his family and the terrible evil that haunts the magical world.
Votes: 576,673 | Gross: $317.58M
42. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
PG | 161 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
An ancient prophecy seems to be coming true when a mysterious presence begins stalking the corridors of a school of magic and leaving its victims paralyzed.
Votes: 499,028 | Gross: $261.99M
43. Spaceballs (1987)
PG | 96 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
A rogue star pilot and his trusty sidekick must come to the rescue of a Princess and save the galaxy from a ruthless race of beings known as Spaceballs.
Votes: 160,128 | Gross: $38.12M
44. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
PG | 142 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
It's Harry's third year at Hogwarts; not only does he have a new "Defense Against the Dark Arts" teacher, but there is also trouble brewing. Convicted murderer Sirius Black has escaped the Wizards' Prison and is coming after Harry.
Votes: 495,563 | Gross: $249.36M
45. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)
PG-13 | 157 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
A young wizard finds himself competing in a hazardous tournament between rival schools of magic, but he is distracted by recurring nightmares.
Votes: 494,632 | Gross: $290.01M
46. The King's Speech (2010)
R | 118 min | Biography, Drama, History
The story of King George VI, his impromptu ascension to the throne of the British Empire in 1936, and the speech therapist who helped the unsure monarch overcome his stammer.
Votes: 597,980 | Gross: $138.80M
47. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)
PG-13 | 138 min | Action, Family, Fantasy
With their warning about Lord Voldemort's return scoffed at, Harry and Dumbledore are targeted by the Wizard authorities as an authoritarian bureaucrat slowly seizes power at Hogwarts.
Votes: 459,385 | Gross: $292.00M
48. The Imitation Game (2014)
PG-13 | 114 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller