Best-Reviewed Movies 2019: Wide Release

Avengers: Endgame may have won the big prize for 2019, but we all know this movie isn’t just an achievement marking one year, but a culmination of 11 years and over 20 films all wrapped into one blockbuster bonanza. Kudos to the Russo brothers for pulling it off, and kudos to the first-timers (Toy Story 4‘s Josh Cooley, Booksmart‘s Olivia Wilde), sophomore slump-avoiders (Us‘ Jordan Peele, Little Women‘s Greta Gerwig), seasoned vets (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood‘s Quentin Tarantino), and the rest of the directors whose work makes up this prestigious list.

The order of the rank below reflects the Adjusted Score as of December 31, 2019. Scores might change over time.

#1
#1
Adjusted Score: 117.925%
Critics Consensus: Exciting, entertaining, and emotionally impactful, Avengers: Endgame does whatever it takes to deliver a satisfying finale to Marvel's epic Infinity Saga.
Synopsis: The grave course of events set in motion by Thanos that wiped out half the universe and fractured the Avengers... [More]
Directed By: Anthony Russo

#2

Us (2019)
93%

#2
Adjusted Score: 117.114%
Critics Consensus: With Jordan Peele's second inventive, ambitious horror film, we have seen how to beat the sophomore jinx, and it is Us.
Synopsis: Set in present day along the iconic Northern California coastline, Us, from Monkeypaw Productions, stars Oscar (R) winner Lupita Nyong'o... [More]
Directed By: Jordan Peele

#3

Toy Story 4 (2019)
97%

#3
Adjusted Score: 116.864%
Critics Consensus: Heartwarming, funny, and beautifully animated, Toy Story 4 manages the unlikely feat of extending -- and perhaps concluding -- a practically perfect animated saga.
Synopsis: Woody (voice of Tom Hanks) has always been confident about his place in the world, and that his priority is... [More]
Directed By: Josh Cooley

#4

Knives Out (2019)
97%

#4
Adjusted Score: 117.432%
Critics Consensus: Knives Out sharpens old murder-mystery tropes with a keenly assembled suspense outing that makes brilliant use of writer-director Rian Johnson's stellar ensemble.
Synopsis: Acclaimed writer and director Rian Johnson (Brick, Looper, Star Wars: The Last Jedi) pays tribute to mystery mastermind Agatha Christie... [More]
Directed By: Rian Johnson

#5

Booksmart (2019)
96%

#5
Adjusted Score: 111.947%
Critics Consensus: Fast-paced, funny, and fresh, Booksmart does the seemingly impossible by adding a smart new spin to the coming-of-age comedy.
Synopsis: The story follows Dever and Feldstein's characters, two academic superstars and best friends who, on the eve of their high... [More]
Directed By: Olivia Wilde

#6

The Farewell (2019)
98%

#6
Adjusted Score: 112.531%
Critics Consensus: The Farewell deftly captures complicated family dynamics with a poignant, well-acted drama that marries cultural specificity with universally relatable themes.
Synopsis: The film follows a Chinese family who, when they discover their beloved Grandmother has only a short while left to... [More]
Directed By: Lulu Wang

#7
Adjusted Score: 109.771%
Critics Consensus: A breezily unpredictable blend of teen romance and superhero action, Spider-Man: Far from Home stylishly sets the stage for the next era of the MCU.
Synopsis: Peter Parker returns in Spider-Man: Far From Home, the next chapter of the Spider-Man: Homecoming series! Our friendly neighborhood Super... [More]
Directed By: Jon Watts

#8
Adjusted Score: 110.104%
Critics Consensus: Thrillingly unrestrained yet solidly crafted, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood tempers Tarantino's provocative impulses with the clarity of a mature filmmaker's vision.
Synopsis: Quentin Tarantino's ninth feature film is a story that takes place in Los Angeles in 1969, at the height of... [More]
Directed By: Quentin Tarantino

#9

Shazam! (2019)
90%

#9
Adjusted Score: 108.071%
Critics Consensus: An effortlessly entertaining blend of humor and heart, Shazam! is a superhero movie that never forgets the genre's real power: joyous wish fulfillment.
Synopsis: We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy... [More]
Directed By: David F. Sandberg

#10

Little Women (2019)
95%

#10
Adjusted Score: 113.213%
Critics Consensus: With a stellar cast and a smart, sensitive retelling of its classic source material, Greta Gerwig's Little Women proves some stories truly are timeless.
Synopsis: Writer-director Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird) has crafted a Little Women that draws on both the classic novel and the writings... [More]
Directed By: Greta Gerwig

Tag Cloud

Brie Larson Discovery Channel south america Shudder Watching Series FXX FX on Hulu 24 frames blockbuster Video Games Apple TV Plus BAFTA APB 2015 reviews Animation facebook Bravo DGA Amazon Prime christmas movies Film Festival cars Chernobyl Comedy MCU Mary Poppins Returns Song of Ice and Fire Television Academy television Mary Tyler Moore Interview Epix Sundance ABC kids golden globes Podcast discovery jamie lee curtis emmy awards spinoff Sci-Fi Best and Worst cinemax National Geographic Captain marvel screen actors guild teaser PBS Rom-Com video on demand ESPN FX serial killer cartoon Musical USA Network sitcom PaleyFest Avengers cops HBO Go Pirates Musicals Lifetime Christmas movies child's play Lifetime Showtime casting Mystery Crackle screenings YouTube Red Kids & Family Funimation free movies breaking bad 71st Emmy Awards Sony Pictures A&E elevated horror mutant BBC Columbia Pictures The Purge indie composers harry potter hist vampires sag awards zombies El Rey Biopics dceu Dark Horse Comics Women's History Month Anna Paquin TCA Winter 2020 DC streaming service Holidays superhero animated VOD slashers Arrowverse spy thriller Comedy Central dragons Pet Sematary First Reviews Drama A24 Marvel Television fast and furious SXSW Western Oscars toronto crime drama BBC One psychological thriller singing competition disaster strong female leads Travel Channel Amazon theme song blaxploitation Netflix AMC Countdown Pop rotten movies we love parents book award winner Nat Geo Lucasfilm ABC Family Toys Mudbound The Walking Dead Ellie Kemper directors The CW CBS All Access Netflix Christmas movies Warner Bros. biography Polls and Games TCA Awards TIFF WarnerMedia dc medical drama Cartoon Network nbcuniversal Country The Witch Baby Yoda nature critics Adult Swim YouTube Premium Hallmark Super Bowl TNT Rocky Hallmark Christmas movies TV obituary movie Reality Apple foreign documentaries Binge Guide talk show cancelled TV series Academy Awards canceled TruTV anthology Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Black History Month Creative Arts Emmys indiana jones BET supernatural Heroines Martial Arts Fall TV werewolf HBO films Amazon Studios Cosplay Freeform comedies children's TV Endgame Cannes miniseries LGBT cults Superheroe Mindy Kaling NBC Mary poppins American Society of Cinematographers streaming romantic comedy OneApp comic GIFs football CMT CW Seed joker Reality Competition versus Pride Month Classic Film twilight Writers Guild of America green book Character Guide thriller doctor who universal monsters Winners adventure Certified Fresh Masterpiece stoner 20th Century Fox unscripted romance cancelled best hispanic Quiz Syfy remakes witnail Comics on TV dogs concert Stephen King Paramount video Hear Us Out Christmas comiccon Action DirecTV 007 4/20 2017 stand-up comedy Black Mirror Music Tumblr finale chucky Holiday sequels 2020 cooking Sneak Peek Comic Book news E! independent MSNBC OWN ghosts crime IFC Nominations Trivia scorecard Tubi CBS Red Carpet classics festivals travel hollywood Rock adaptation Britbox franchise Box Office true crime Disney 2018 Superheroes 72 Emmy Awards game show game of thrones Awards Tour 21st Century Fox FOX YouTube The Arrangement Marvel Family worst movies NYCC zero dark thirty reboot richard e. Grant TLC criterion Set visit what to watch Election toy story comics docudrama BET Awards all-time Marvel Studios X-Men social media Disney streaming service laika Walt Disney Pictures series 45 New York Comic Con political drama Spring TV DC Comics worst Food Network binge See It Skip It BBC America Paramount Network Elton John venice Awards Ghostbusters sequel Disney Plus Acorn TV Turner Classic Movies Universal Sundance TV Infographic historical drama halloween Star Wars satire mission: impossible ITV SDCC robots stop motion dark RT History 2016 RT21 TV renewals VICE latino asian-american batman History First Look crime thriller cancelled television Logo tv talk PlayStation President natural history spain Ovation Starz Fox News YA Esquire MTV Fantasy movies Schedule Emmy Nominations cancelled TV shows documentary rotten E3 zombie transformers Year in Review scary movies mockumentary USA Turner VH1 TCA 2017 SundanceTV crossover Summer justice league Disney Channel anime Amazon Prime Video Tomatazos Premiere Dates DC Universe spider-man Vudu Pop TV Horror war period drama dramedy name the review diversity LGBTQ Spectrum Originals TCM nfl Peacock HBO Max psycho Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Opinion Shondaland Extras San Diego Comic-Con Nickelodeon Lionsgate canceled TV shows cats festival WGN Hulu based on movie CNN TCA quibi GoT Photos Pixar Tarantino Film politics Star Trek Teen IFC Films Emmys TV Land GLAAD Calendar Spike Trailer police drama science fiction TBS ratings renewed TV shows aliens Rocketman boxoffice spanish language sports space Trophy Talk revenge Valentine's Day Disney+ Disney Plus Winter TV Crunchyroll Grammys technology Sundance Now Marathons 2019 Apple TV+ Thanksgiving die hard Television Critics Association a nightmare on elm street