Best-Reviewed Movies 2019: United Kingdom
The list of best-reviewed UK releases offers a little something for everyone, from a surprise hit family comedy starring Florence Pugh (Fighting with My Family) and a crowd-pleasing rock biopic featuring a standout performance from Taron Egerton (Rocketman) to an intimate wartime documentary (For Sama) and one about a groundbreaking, perilous journey (Maiden). But it was Peter Jackson’s remarkable tribute to the British soldiers of World War I, They Shall Not Grow Old, that rode a wave of universal acclaim to win the category. It’s an impressive technical achievement that also serves to remind audiences of the real human impact of war, and it’s a thoughtful, fitting celebration of the conflict’s centennial anniversary.
The order of the rank below reflects the Adjusted Score as of December 31, 2019. Scores might change over time.
Adjusted Score: 105.032%
Critics Consensus: An impressive technical achievement with a walloping emotional impact, They Shall Not Grow Old pays brilliant cinematic tribute to the sacrifice of a generation.
Peter Jackson directs this homage to the British troops of the First World War with never-before-seen-footage of soldiers as they... [More]
Adjusted Score: 105.746%
Critics Consensus: It's going to be a long, long time before a rock biopic manages to capture the highs and lows of an artist's life like Rocketman.
ROCKETMAN is an epic musical fantasy about the incredible human story of Elton John's breakthrough years. The film follows the... [More]
Adjusted Score: 102.475%
Critics Consensus: Enthralling viewing even for audiences with little to no knowledge of or interest in sailing, Maiden pays powerful tribute to a true pioneer.
Maiden is the story of how Tracy Edwards, a 24-year-old cook in charter boats, became the skipper of the first... [More]
Adjusted Score: 101.997%
Critics Consensus: Much like the sport it celebrates, Fighting with My Family muscles past clichés with a potent blend of energy and committed acting that should leave audiences cheering.
FIGHTING WITH MY FAMILY is a heartwarming comedy based on the incredible true story of WWE Superstar Paige(TM). Born into... [More]
Adjusted Score: 102.484%
Critics Consensus: As intimate as it is heartbreakingly resonant, For Sama powerfully distills the difficult choices faced by citizens of war-torn regions.
FOR SAMA is both an intimate and epic journey into the female experience of war. A love letter from a... [More]