The Best Movies of 2019 (So Far)

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Every movie on this guide is Certified Fresh, meaning a minimum number of approved critics – 40 for limited releases, 80 for wides – saw it, reviewed it, and got it up to at least 75% on the Tomatometer. After becoming Certified Fresh, if a movie subsequently drops below 70%, it loses the designation. Stay above and stay golden! In addition, a concerted theatrical release is a must for qualification; streaming movies that may have gone to theaters for a week but without independently verifiable screen counts or box office reports were left for our TV rankings.

Captain Marvel, Avengers: Endgame, and John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum were the big movies to hit with critics and audiences alike, leading into more recent powerhouses like Toy Story 4, Midsommar, and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. The latter is in the running for some serious Oscar gold, in what’s becoming an ever crowded field for the year’s best movie. We’re talking about recent films that have got audiences talking and, more importantly, arriving in theaters to witness the hype for themselves: Parasite, The Farewell, The Lighthouse, Jojo Rabbit, and The Irishman.

Meanwhile, we still have A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood and Knives Out (already Certified Fresh thanks to the festival circuit, but still not yet publicly released), Frozen II (well on its way to getting Disney Animation Studios another Certified Fresh trophy), and a little indie hopeful called Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker to look forward to.

Every week we’ll update this list with the top, most popular movies finishing up 2019. So continue on to discover critic-approved quality films, and be reminded of the ones you want to rewatch, with our list of the best movies of 2019 so far!

#137

Climax (2019)
70%

#137
Adjusted Score: 77.666%
Critics Consensus: Challenging and rewarding in equal measure, Climax captures writer-director Gaspar Noé working near his technically brilliant and visually distinctive peak.
Synopsis: From director Gaspar Noé (Irreversible; Enter the Void; Love) comes a hypnotic, hallucinatory, and ultimately hair-raising depiction of a party... [More]
Directed By: Gaspar Noé

#136
#136
Adjusted Score: 77.721%
Critics Consensus: The Death of Dick Long mixes dark humor with provocative ideas to produce a sharp blend that's admittedly uneven but uniquely satisfying.
Synopsis: Holy Crap. Dick is dead. Died last night after band practice, and his bandmates, Zeke & Earl (Michael Abbott, Jr.... [More]
Directed By: Daniel Scheinert

#135

Hotel Mumbai (2019)
75%

#135
Adjusted Score: 83.538%
Critics Consensus: Its depiction of real-life horror will strike some as exploitative, but Hotel Mumbai remains a well-made dramatization of tragic events.
Synopsis: A gripping true story of humanity and heroism, HOTEL MUMBAI vividly recounts the 2008 siege of the famed Taj Hotel... [More]
Directed By: Anthony Maras

#134

Family (2019)
76%

#134
Adjusted Score: 77.499%
Critics Consensus: The definitive juggalo-infused self-discovery comedy, Family transcends its overly familiar elements with fresh twists and Taylor Schilling's appealing performance.
Synopsis: Socially inept Kate is tasked with babysitting her equally awkward niece Maddie for her brother. Things go from bad to... [More]
Directed By: Laura Steinel

#133
Adjusted Score: 79.59%
Critics Consensus: The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then the Bigfoot just about lives up to the wild promise of its title, due in no small part to Sam Elliott's world-weary work in the title role.
Synopsis: THE MAN WHO KILLED HITLER AND THEN THE BIGFOOT follows the epic adventures of an American legend that no one... [More]
Directed By: Robert D. Krzykowski

#132

Nightmare Cinema (2019)
77%

#132
Adjusted Score: 78.243%
Critics Consensus: Admirably eclectic yet more consistent than most horror anthologies, Nightmare Cinema should entertain viewers in the mood for a good old-fashioned creepshow.
Synopsis: In this twisted horror anthology, five strangers are drawn to an abandoned theater and forced to watch their deepest and... [More]

#131

Doctor Sleep (2019)
76%

#131
Adjusted Score: 89.536%
Critics Consensus: Doctor Sleep forsakes the elemental terror of its predecessor for a more contemplative sequel that balances poignant themes against spine-tingling chills.
Synopsis: "Doctor Sleep" is the continuation of Danny Torrance's story 40 years after the terrifying events of Stephen King's The Shining.... [More]
Directed By: Mike Flanagan

#130

Leto (2019)
78%

#130
Adjusted Score: 79.957%
Critics Consensus: A love story set against the backdrop of a pivotal moment in Russian culture, Leto captures people -- and a generation -- in thrilling flux.
Synopsis: Avant-garde Russian filmmaker Kirill Serebrennikov (The Student) returns to the big-screen with a tribute to the early years of Russian... [More]
Directed By: Kirill Serebrennikov

#129

Loro (2019)
78%

#129
Adjusted Score: 80.468%
Critics Consensus: Loro uses the larger-than-life exploits of an infamous public figure to present a messily compelling snapshot of how power attracts -- and corrupts.
Synopsis: Seduction, glamour, corruption, drugs and raucous poolside parties: the life and times of scandal-plagued Silvio Berlusconi have long-demanded a screen... [More]
Directed By: Paolo Sorrentino

#128

Never Look Away (2019)
78%

#128
Adjusted Score: 83.631%
Critics Consensus: Never Look Away fills its protracted running time with the absorbing story of an incredible life -- and its impact on the singular artist who lived it.
Synopsis: A sweeping romantic historical drama, NEVER LOOK AWAY follows thirty years in the life of a great artist - loosely... [More]

#127
Adjusted Score: 85.722%
Critics Consensus: Everybody Knows is somewhat less than the sum of its parts despite the efforts of an outstanding cast - and a disappointing step back for writer-director Asghar Farhadi.
Synopsis: The film follows Laura (Cruz) on her travels from Argentina to her small home town in Spain for her sister's... [More]
Directed By: Asghar Farhadi

#126
Adjusted Score: 89.17%
Critics Consensus: Like the bestselling series of books that inspired it, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark opens a creepy gateway into horror for younger genre enthusiasts.
Synopsis: It's l968 in America. Change is blowing in the wind... but seemingly far removed from the unrest in the cities... [More]
Directed By: André Øvredal

#125

Captain Marvel (2019)
78%

#125
Adjusted Score: 102.4%
Critics Consensus: Packed with action, humor, and visual thrills, Captain Marvel introduces the MCU's latest hero with an origin story that makes effective use of the franchise's signature formula.
Synopsis: The story follows Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe's most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in... [More]
Directed By: Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck

#124

Photograph (2019)
79%

#124
Adjusted Score: 82.386%
Critics Consensus: Photograph enriches the familiar arc of its love story by refreshingly refracting its characters' budding bond through a sociocultural prism.
Synopsis: Two lives intersect in Mumbai and go along together. A struggling street photographer, pressured to marry by his grandmother, convinces... [More]
Directed By: Ritesh Batra

#123
Adjusted Score: 83.304%
Critics Consensus: It suffers from a somewhat one-sided approach, but Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love is an absorbing glimpse of a fascinating chapter of its subjects' lives.
Synopsis: Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love is renowned filmmaker Nick Broomfield's most personal and romantic film of his storied career.... [More]
Starring:
Directed By: Nick Broomfield

#122

Good Boys (2019)
80%

#122
Adjusted Score: 90.731%
Critics Consensus: Good Boys is undermined by an eagerness to repeatedly indulge in profane humor, but its appealing cast and ultimately thoughtful message often shine through.
Synopsis: After being invited to his first kissing party, 12-year-old Max (Room's Jacob Tremblay) is panicking because he doesn't know how... [More]
Directed By: Gene Stupnitsky

#121

Jojo Rabbit (2019)
79%

#121
Adjusted Score: 92.222%
Critics Consensus: Jojo Rabbit's blend of irreverent humor and serious ideas definitely won't be to everyone's taste -- but either way, this anti-hate satire is audacious to a fault.
Synopsis: Writer director Taika Waititi (THOR: RAGNAROK, HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE), brings his signature style of humor and pathos to his... [More]
Directed By: Taika Waititi

#120
#120
Adjusted Score: 82.06%
Critics Consensus: Ruben Brandt, Collector is flawed from a storytelling standpoint, but the eye-catching animation is more than enough to make this offbeat thriller well worth watching.
Synopsis: Ruben Brandt, a famous psychotherapist, is forced to steal 13 paintings from the world's renowned museums and private collections to... [More]
Directed By: Milorad Krstic

#119
Adjusted Score: 82.57%
Critics Consensus: Knife + Heart wrings giallo-inspired thrills out of a boldly challenging story that defiantly succeeds on its own stylish merits.
Synopsis: Paris, Summer 1979. Anne (Vanessa Paradis) produces third-rate gay porn. After her editor and lover Lois leaves her, she tries... [More]
Directed By: Yann Gonzalez

#118

Late Night (2019)
80%

#118
Adjusted Score: 93.12%
Critics Consensus: Smart, timely, and brought to life by a terrific cast, Late Night is a workplace comedy with a lot of heart -- and just as many laughs.
Synopsis: Legendary late-night talk show host's world is turned upside down when she hires her only female staff writer. Originally intended... [More]
Directed By: Nisha Ganatra

#117
Adjusted Score: 83.009%
Critics Consensus: Well cast and beautifully filmed, Sorry Angel explores a young man's sexual awakening with wit, empathy, and a satisfying depth.
Synopsis: Paris, 1993. Jacques (Pierre Deladonchamps) is a semi-renowned writer and single father in his thirties trying to maintain his sense... [More]
Directed By: Christophe Honoré

#116

The Wind (2019)
81%

#116
Adjusted Score: 83.162%
Critics Consensus: Imperfect yet intriguing, The Wind offers horror fans an admirably ambitious story further distinguished by its fresh perspective and effective scares.
Synopsis: An unseen evil haunts the homestead in this chilling, folkloric tale of madness, paranoia, and otherworldly terror. Lizzy (Caitlin Gerard)... [More]
Directed By: Emma Tammi

#115

Little Monsters (2019)
81%

#115
Adjusted Score: 85.607%
Critics Consensus: Led by typically outstanding work from Lupita Nyong'o, Little Monsters is a horror/rom-com hybrid that proves the zombie genre still has fresh brains to savor.
Synopsis: Little Monsters follows Dave (Alexander England), a washed-up musician who volunteers to chaperone his nephew's kindergarten class field trip after... [More]
Directed By: Abe Forsythe

#114

Abominable (2019)
81%

#114
Adjusted Score: 87.595%
Critics Consensus: Working with admittedly familiar ingredients, Abominable offers audiences a beautifully animated and overall engaging adventure that the whole family can enjoy.
Synopsis: When teenage Yi (Chloe Bennet, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) encounters a young Yeti on the roof of her apartment building... [More]
Directed By: Jill Culton

#113

The Report (2019)
81%

#113
Adjusted Score: 88.518%
Critics Consensus: The Report draws on a dark chapter in American history to offer a sober, gripping account of one public servant's crusade for accountability.
Synopsis: The story of Daniel Jones, lead investigator for the US Senate's sweeping study into the CIA's Detention and Interrogation Program,... [More]
Directed By: Scott Z. Burns

#112

Long Shot (2019)
81%

#112
Adjusted Score: 94.171%
Critics Consensus: A sharp and deceptively layered comedy that's further fueled by the odd couple chemistry of its leads, this Long Shot largely hits its marks.
Synopsis: Fred Flarsky (Seth Rogen) is a gifted and free-spirited journalist with an affinity for trouble. Charlotte Field (Charlize Theron) is... [More]
Directed By: Jonathan Levine

#111
#111
Adjusted Score: 84.364%
Critics Consensus: As an investigation into a real-life tragedy, Cold Case Hammarskjöld might struggle with discipline -- but it remains an intriguing, entertaining jumble of ideas.
Synopsis: In 1961, United Nations secretary-general Dag Hammarskjöld's plane mysteriously crashed, killing Hammarskjöld and most of the crew. With the case... [More]
Directed By: Mads Brügger

#110
Adjusted Score: 84.876%
Critics Consensus: Memory - The Origins of Alien offers an entertaining inside look at the making of a classic -- and compellingly analyzes its creation in the context of its era.
Synopsis: A contemplation on the symbiotic collaborative process of movie-making, the power of myth, and the collective unconscious, Memory: The Origins... [More]
Starring: Mickey Faerch
Directed By: Alexandre O. Philippe

#109

Fast Color (2019)
82%

#109
Adjusted Score: 85.18%
Critics Consensus: A grounded superhero story with more on its mind than punching bad guys, Fast Color leaps over uneven execution with a single Gugu Mbatha-Raw performance.
Synopsis: Hunted by mysterious forces, a young woman (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) with supernatural abilities must go on the run when her powers... [More]
Directed By: Julia Hart

#108

Dogman (2019)
83%

#108
Adjusted Score: 87.556%
Critics Consensus: Dogman offers a grim character study set apart by Marcello Fonte's performance and director Matteo Garrone's tight grip on the material.
Synopsis: In a seaside village on the outskirts of an Italian city, where the only law seems to be survival of... [More]
Directed By: Matteo Garrone

#107

Her Smell (2019)
83%

#107
Adjusted Score: 88.376%
Critics Consensus: Held together by a gripping lead performance from Elisabeth Moss, Her Smell is challenging and admittedly uneven, but ultimately worth the effort.
Synopsis: Becky Something (Elisabeth Moss) is a '90s punk rock superstar who once filled arenas with her grungy all-female trio Something... [More]
Directed By: Alex Ross Perry

#106

Crawl (2019)
83%

#106
Adjusted Score: 91.334%
Critics Consensus: An action-packed creature feature that's fast, terrifying, and benefits greatly from a completely game Kaya Scodelario, Crawl is a fun throw-back with just enough self-awareness to work.
Synopsis: When a massive hurricane hits her Florida hometown, Haley (Kaya Scodelario) ignores evacuation orders to search for her missing father... [More]
Directed By: Alex Aja

#105

High Life (2019)
83%

#105
Adjusted Score: 92.609%
Critics Consensus: High Life is as visually arresting as it is challenging, confounding, and ultimately rewarding - which is to say it's everything film fans expect from director Claire Denis.
Synopsis: Monte (Robert Pattinson) and his baby daughter are the last survivors of a damned and dangerous mission to the outer... [More]
Directed By: Claire Denis

#104

Judy (2019)
83%

#104
Adjusted Score: 95.924%
Critics Consensus: Led by a deeply committed performance from Renée Zellweger, Judy captures the waning days of a beloved performer with clear-eyed compassion.
Synopsis: Winter 1968 and showbiz legend Judy Garland arrives in Swinging London to perform a five-week sold-out run at The Talk... [More]
Directed By: Rupert Goold

#103

Midsommar (2019)
83%

#103
Adjusted Score: 99.801%
Critics Consensus: Ambitious, impressively crafted, and above all unsettling, Midsommar further proves writer-director Ari Aster is a horror auteur to be reckoned with.
Synopsis: Dani and Christian are a young American couple with a relationship on the brink of falling apart. But after a... [More]
Directed By: Ari Aster

#102

Rust Creek (2019)
84%

#102
Adjusted Score: 85.243%
Critics Consensus: Rust Creek subverts expectations with a surprisingly layered survival drama anchored in a rich setting and a gripping lead performance from Hermione Corfield.
Synopsis: An ordinary woman must summon extraordinary courage to survive a nightmare odyssey in this harrowing survival thriller. Sawyer (Hermione Corfield)... [More]
Directed By: Jen McGowan

#101

Villains (2019)
84%

#101
Adjusted Score: 86.262%
Critics Consensus: Led by a quartet of strong performances, Villains offers genre fans a delightfully dark thriller with a sharp comic streak.
Synopsis: When a pair of amateur criminals break into a suburban home, they stumble upon a dark secret and two sadistic... [More]

#100

The Brink (2019)
84%

#100
Adjusted Score: 87.896%
Critics Consensus: The Brink won't change many minds about its subject, but it remains a compelling -- if perhaps difficult to watch -- look at a divisive ideological lightning rod.
Synopsis: When Steve Bannon left his position as White House chief strategist less than a week after the Charlottesville "Unite the... [More]
Directed By: Alison Klayman

#99
#99
Adjusted Score: 90.85%
Critics Consensus: The Art of Self-Defense grapples compellingly with modern American masculinity -- and serves as an outstanding calling card for writer-director Riley Stearns.
Synopsis: After he's attacked on the street at night by a roving motorcycle gang, timid bookkeeper Casey (Jesse Eisenberg) joins a... [More]
Directed By: Riley Stearns

#98
Adjusted Score: 90.391%
Critics Consensus: Led by a winning performance from Isabela Moner, Dora and the Lost City of Gold is a family-friendly adventure that retains its source material's youthful spirit.
Synopsis: Having spent most of her life exploring the jungle with her parents, nothing could prepare Dora (Isabela Moner) for her... [More]
Directed By: James Bobin

#97

Downton Abbey (2019)
84%

#97
Adjusted Score: 95.03%
Critics Consensus: Downton Abbey distills many of the ingredients that made the show an enduring favorite, welcoming fans back for a fittingly resplendent homecoming.
Synopsis: This fall, the worldwide phenomenon DOWNTON ABBEY, becomes a grand motion picture event, as the beloved Crawleys and their intrepid... [More]
Directed By: Michael Engler

#96

Ad Astra (2019)
84%

#96
Adjusted Score: 101.26%
Critics Consensus: Ad Astra takes a visually thrilling journey through the vast reaches of space while charting an ambitious course for the heart of the bond between parent and child.
Synopsis: Astronaut Roy McBride (Brad Pitt) travels to the outer edges of the solar system to find his missing father and... [More]
Directed By: James Gray

#95

Luz (2019)
85%

#95
Adjusted Score: 86.753%
Critics Consensus: Luz takes a refreshingly unique approach to horror possession tropes, elevated by a chilly mood and minimalist scares.
Synopsis: In this slick and disturbing horror film, Luz is a young cab driver fleeing from the grasp of a possessed... [More]
Directed By: Tilman Singer

#94
#94
Adjusted Score: 88.335%
Critics Consensus: The Hole in the Ground artfully exploits parental fears with a well-made horror outing that makes up in sheer effectiveness what it lacks in originality.
Synopsis: Sarah and her young son Chris move to a new home in the Irish countryside, next to a forest that... [More]
Directed By: Lee Cronin

#93
Adjusted Score: 98.324%
Critics Consensus: While it isn't quite as much fun as its predecessor, The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part fits neatly into an animated all-ages franchise with heart and humor to spare.
Synopsis: The much-anticipated sequel to the critically acclaimed, global box office phenomenon that started it all, "The LEGO (R) Movie 2:... [More]
Directed By: Mike Mitchell

#92
Adjusted Score: 109.91%
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

#91
Adjusted Score: 87.243%
Critics Consensus: What You Gonna Do When the World's On Fire? traces the aftershocks of race-motivated violence in thoughtful, impressionistic fashion.
Synopsis: What You Gonna Do When the World's on Fire? is the story of a community of black people in the... [More]
Directed By: Roberto Minervini

#90

Animals (2019)
86%

#90
Adjusted Score: 87.906%
Critics Consensus: Elevated by the chemistry and bold performances of its leads, Animals takes a refreshingly frank and impressively ambitious look at female relationships.
Synopsis: Laura and Tyler are soulmates. Thirty-something best friends and revellers residing in Dublin, they are ingrained in the fabric of... [More]
Directed By: Sophie Hyde

#89

Pavarotti (2019)
86%

#89
Adjusted Score: 89.029%
Critics Consensus: Pavarotti pays entertaining tribute to a towering cultural figure with a documentary whose evident affection for its subject proves contagious.
Synopsis: From the filmmaking team behind the highly-acclaimed documentary The Beatles: Eight Days A Week - The Touring Years, PAVAROTTI is... [More]
Starring:
Directed By: Ron Howard

#88

The Nightingale (2019)
86%

#88
Adjusted Score: 94.283%
Critics Consensus: The Nightingale definitely isn't for all tastes, but writer-director Jennifer Kent taps into a rich vein of palpable rage to tell a war story that leaves a bruising impact.
Synopsis: THE NIGHTINGALE is a meditation on the consequences of violence and the price of seeking vengeance. Set during the colonization... [More]
Directed By: Jennifer Kent

#87

Depraved (2019)
87%

#87
Adjusted Score: 88.651%
Critics Consensus: A thrillingly effective update on a classic story, Depraved jolts a familiar monster back to life with a potent blend of timely themes and old-school chills.
Synopsis: The legend of Frankenstein gets a provocative modern update in the stylishly disturbing new film from indie horror master Larry... [More]
Directed By: Larry Fessenden

#86

Diamantino (2019)
87%

#86
Adjusted Score: 89.517%
Critics Consensus: Diamantino casts a singularly surreal eye on an ambitious array of subjects, emerging with a cinematic experience as inscrutable as it is unforgettable.
Synopsis: Diamantino (Carloto Cotta), the world's premiere soccer star, loses his special touch and ends his career in disgrace. Searching for... [More]

#85

American Woman (2019)
88%

#85
Adjusted Score: 90.519%
Critics Consensus: American Woman finds poignant drama in one woman's grueling odyssey, thanks in no small part to Sienna Miller's outstanding work in the leading role.
Synopsis: In a blue-collar town in Pennsylvania, a 32-year-old woman's teen daughter goes missing and she is left to raise her... [More]
Directed By: Jake Scott

#84

Freaks (2019)
88%

#84
Adjusted Score: 90.672%
Critics Consensus: Stocked with solid performances, Freaks is a clever sci-fi/horror hybrid that suggests a bright future for co-writers/co-directors Zach Lipovsky and Adam Stein.
Synopsis: Kept locked inside the house by her father, 7-year-old Chloe lives in fear and fascination of the outside world, where... [More]
Directed By: Zach Lipovsky

#83
Adjusted Score: 91.078%
Critics Consensus: Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice offers an engaging overview of its subject's career that should entertain fans and the uninitiated alike.
Synopsis: LINDA RONSTADT: The Sound of My Voice is a musical biography of one of the most successful and versatile female... [More]

#82
Adjusted Score: 94.141%
Critics Consensus: Well-acted and sharply written, Non-Fiction finds writer-director Olivier Assayas working in a comedic vein that channels classic forebears while remaining utterly fresh.
Synopsis: Juliette Binoche and Guillame Canet reunite with acclaimed director Olivier Assayas for this wry, slyly seductive tale of sex, lies,... [More]
Directed By: Olivier Assayas

#81
#81
Adjusted Score: 96.87%
Critics Consensus: Brittany Runs a Marathon is an earnest and hilarious dramedy that finally gives Jillian Bell a role worthy of her gifts.
Synopsis: Brittany Forgler is a hilarious, friendly, hot mess of a New Yorker who always knows how to have a good... [More]
Directed By: Paul Downs Colaizzo

#80

Ready or Not (2019)
88%

#80
Adjusted Score: 100.508%
Critics Consensus: Smart, subversive, and darkly funny, Ready or Not is a crowd-pleasing horror film with giddily entertaining bite.
Synopsis: Ready Or Not follows a young bride (Samara Weaving) as she joins her new husband's (Mark O'Brien) rich, eccentric family... [More]

#79

Hustlers (2019)
88%

#79
Adjusted Score: 102.658%
Critics Consensus: Led by a career-best performance from Jennifer Lopez, Hustlers is a uniquely empowering heist drama with depth and intelligence to match its striking visual appeal.
Synopsis: Hustlers follows a crew of savvy former strip club employees who band together to turn the tables on their Wall... [More]
Directed By: Lorene Scafaria

#78
#78
Adjusted Score: 92.568%
Critics Consensus: Meeting Gorbachev plays to filmmaker Werner Herzog's endlessly inquisitive strengths -- and reveals the fascinating story of a pivotal political figure.
Synopsis: Werner Herzog and André Singer's riveting documentary, filled with unforgettable archive materials and based on three long interviews, provides incredible... [More]

#77
Adjusted Score: 92.282%
Critics Consensus: Potentially insurmountable for viewers not attuned to the director's wavelength, The Image Book is typically confounding - and ultimately rewarding - late-period Godard.
Synopsis: Do you still remember how, long ago, we trained our thoughts? Most often we'd start from a dream.... We wondered... [More]
Starring:
Directed By: Jean-Luc Godard

#76

Arctic (2019)
89%

#76
Adjusted Score: 94.733%
Critics Consensus: Arctic proves that a good survival thriller doesn't need much in the way of dialogue to get by -- especially when Mads Mikkelsen is the one doing the surviving.
Synopsis: A man stranded in the Arctic after an airplane crash must decide whether to remain in the relative safety of... [More]
Directed By: Joe Penna

#75

Missing Link (2019)
89%

#75
Adjusted Score: 95.901%
Critics Consensus: Another beautifully animated triumph for Laika, Missing Link is a visual treat with lots of humor, plenty of heart, and even a little food for thought.
Synopsis: This April, meet Mr. Link (Galifianakis): 8 feet tall, 630 lbs, and covered in fur, but don't let his appearance... [More]
Directed By: Chris Butler

#74
#74
Adjusted Score: 100.081%
Critics Consensus: Like a life-affirming rock anthem, Blinded by the Light hits familiar chords with confidence and flair, building to a conclusion that leaves audiences cheering for an encore.
Synopsis: 1987. When music fanatic Javed discovers the illustrious back catalogue of The Boss his world is turned upside down; already... [More]
Directed By: Gurinder Chadha

#73

Rocketman (2019)
89%

#73
Adjusted Score: 105.994%
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.
Synopsis: ROCKETMAN is an epic musical fantasy about the incredible human story of Elton John's breakthrough years. The film follows the... [More]
Directed By: Dexter Fletcher

#72

Plus One (2019)
90%

#72
Adjusted Score: 91.499%
Critics Consensus: Plus One reinvigorates the rom-com with an entertaining outing elevated by well-matched leads and a story that embraces and transcends genre clichés.
Synopsis: Single college friends Ben and Alice band together to survive a summer full of weddings in which everyone around them... [More]
Directed By: Jeff Chan, Andrew Rhymer

#71
#71
Adjusted Score: 92.67%
Critics Consensus: Silly yet deceptively smart, Wild Nights with Emily approaches its oft-investigated subject from a unique -- and utterly entertaining -- vantage point.
Synopsis: In the mid-19th century, Emily Dickinson is writing prolifically, baking gingerbread, and enjoying a passionate, lifelong romantic relationship with another... [More]
Directed By: Madeleine Olnek

#70

Waves (2019)
88%

#70
Adjusted Score: 92.709%
Critics Consensus: An up-close look at one family's emotional ups and downs, Waves captures complicated dynamics with tenderness and grace.
Synopsis: Set against the vibrant landscape of South Florida, and featuring an astonishing ensemble of award-winning actors and breakouts alike, Waves... [More]
Directed By: Trey Edward Shults

#69

The Souvenir (2019)
90%

#69
Adjusted Score: 97.054%
Critics Consensus: Made by a filmmaker in command of her craft and a star perfectly matched with the material, The Souvenir is a uniquely impactful coming of age drama.
Synopsis: A shy film student begins finding her voice as an artist while navigating a turbulent courtship with a charismatic but... [More]
Directed By: Joanna Hogg

#68
#68
Adjusted Score: 98.232%
Critics Consensus: The Kid Who Would Be King recalls classic all-ages adventures -- and repurposes a timeless legend -- for a thoroughly enjoyable new addition to the family movie canon.
Synopsis: Old school magic meets the modern world in the epic adventure THE KID WHO WOULD BE KING. Alex (Ashbourne Serkis)... [More]
Directed By: Joe Cornish

#67
Adjusted Score: 105.475%
Critics Consensus: John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum reloads for another hard-hitting round of the brilliantly choreographed, over-the-top action that fans of the franchise demand.
Synopsis: In this third installment of the adrenaline-fueled action franchise, super-assassin John Wick (Reeves) returns with a $14 million price tag... [More]
Directed By: Chad Stahelski

#66

Shazam! (2019)
90%

#66
Adjusted Score: 108.586%
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

#65
#65
Adjusted Score: 110.371%
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

#64

Tel Aviv on Fire (2019)
91%

#64
Adjusted Score: 92.702%
Critics Consensus: Thoughtful and well-acted, Tel Aviv on Fire highlights the awful absurdity of war -- and proves it's possible to find humor in the midst of cultural conflict.
Synopsis: Israel / Palestine, today. Salam, a charming 30-year-old Palestinian living in Jerusalem, works as a trainee on the Palestinian popular... [More]
Directed By: Sameh Zoabi

#63
#63
Adjusted Score: 94.08%
Critics Consensus: Uplifting, educational, and entertaining, The Biggest Little Farm is an environmental advocacy documentary with a satisfying side dish of hope for the future.
Synopsis: A testament to the immense complexity of nature, The Biggest Little Farm follows two dreamers and a dog on an... [More]
Starring:
Directed By: John Chester

#62

Luce (2019)
91%

#62
Adjusted Score: 97.34%
Critics Consensus: Luce brings a stellar ensemble to bear on a satisfyingly complex story that addresses its timely themes in thought-provoking fashion.
Synopsis: It's been ten years since Amy and Peter Edgar (Naomi Watts and Tim Roth) adopted their son from war-torn Eritrea,... [More]
Directed By: Julius Onah

#61

Gloria Bell (2019)
91%

#61
Adjusted Score: 99.793%
Critics Consensus: Free of visual or narrative embellishments, Gloria Bell rests almost completely on Julianne Moore's performance in the title role -- and she's gloriously up to the task.
Synopsis: Gloria (Julianne Moore) is a free-spirited divorcée who spends her days at a straight-laced office job and her nights on... [More]
Directed By: Sebastián Lelio

#60
Adjusted Score: 102.744%
Critics Consensus: The rare trilogy capper that really works, How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World brings its saga to a visually dazzling and emotionally affecting conclusion.
Synopsis: Now chief and ruler of Berk alongside Astrid, Hiccup has created a gloriously chaotic dragon utopia. When the sudden appearance... [More]
Directed By: Dean DeBlois

#59

Sauvage / Wild (2019)
92%

#59
Adjusted Score: 93.702%
Critics Consensus: Sauvage / Wild takes a clear-eyed look at the life of a sex worker, fueled by Felix Maritaud's performance and writer-director Camille Vidal-Naquet's non-judgmental approach.
Synopsis: SAUVAGE / WILD, Camille Vidal-Naquet's riveting and vibrant erotic journey of a 22-year-old male prostitute named Leo, features a stunning... [More]
Directed By: Camille Vidal-Naquet

#58
Adjusted Score: 94.721%
Critics Consensus: Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese lives up to its unwieldy title with a delightfully unorthodox look at a pivotal period in its subject's career.
Synopsis: Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese captures the troubled spirit of America in 1975 and the... [More]
Directed By: Martin Scorsese

#57
#57
Adjusted Score: 94.262%
Critics Consensus: A thoroughly entertaining look at the Laurel Canyon scene as well as the musical history surrounding it, Echo in the Canyon is essential viewing for rock doc fans.
Synopsis: Echo In The Canyon celebrates the explosion of popular music that came out of LA's Laurel Canyon in the mid-60s... [More]
Directed By: Andrew Slater (XI)

#56
Adjusted Score: 95.588%
Critics Consensus: Refreshingly candid and disarmingly reflective, David Crosby: Remember My Name offers an absorbing look at its subject's life and career.
Synopsis: You thought you knew him. Meet David Crosby now in this portrait of a man with everything but an easy... [More]
Starring: David Crosby
Directed By: A.J. Eaton

#55

High Flying Bird (2019)
92%

#55
Adjusted Score: 96.304%
Critics Consensus: High Flying Bird takes a thoughtful and engrossing look at professional sports that sees Steven Soderbergh continuing to test the limits of new filmmaking technology.
Synopsis: In the midst of a pro basketball lockout, sports agent Ray Burke (André Holland) finds himself caught in the face-off... [More]
Directed By: Steven Soderbergh

#54
#54
Adjusted Score: 101.807%
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.
Synopsis: FIGHTING WITH MY FAMILY is a heartwarming comedy based on the incredible true story of WWE Superstar Paige(TM). Born into... [More]
Directed By: Stephen Merchant

#53

Ford v Ferrari (2019)
92%

#53
Adjusted Score: 104.508%
Critics Consensus: Ford v Ferrari delivers all the polished auto action audiences will expect -- and balances it with enough gripping human drama to satisfy non-racing enthusiasts.
Synopsis: Academy Award-winners Matt Damon and Christian Bale star in FORD v FERRARI, based on the remarkable true story of the... [More]
Directed By: James Mangold

#52

The Lighthouse (2019)
92%

#52
Adjusted Score: 104.924%
Critics Consensus: A gripping story brilliantly filmed and led by a pair of powerhouse performances, The Lighthouse further establishes Robert Eggers as a filmmaker of exceptional talent.
Synopsis: From Robert Eggers, the visionary filmmaker behind modern horror masterpiece The Witch, comes this hypnotic and hallucinatory tale of two... [More]
Directed By: Robert Eggers

#51
#51
Adjusted Score: 94.804%
Critics Consensus: Giant Little Ones puts a complex and refreshingly nuanced spin on the traditional coming of age drama, further elevated by the admirable efforts of a talented cast.
Synopsis: Franky Winter (Josh Wiggins) and Ballas Kohl (Darren Mann) have been best friends since childhood. They are high school royalty:... [More]
Directed By: Keith Behrman

#50
Adjusted Score: 95.721%
Critics Consensus: Long Day's Journey Into Night may flummox viewers looking for an easy-to-follow story, but writer-director Gan Bi's strong visual command and technical risk-taking pay off.
Synopsis: Long Day's Journey Into Night is a noir-tinged film about a solitary man (Jue Huang) haunted by loss and regret,... [More]
Directed By: Gan Bi

#49

Diane (2019)
93%

#49
Adjusted Score: 96.59%
Critics Consensus: A small-scale drama rich with meaning, Diane offers audiences an uncommonly empathetic and wise look at life -- and stellar work from Mary Kay Place in the title role.
Synopsis: For Diane (Mary Kay Place), everyone else comes first. Generous but with little patience for self-pity, she spends her days... [More]
Directed By: Kent Jones

#48

Monos (2019)
93%

#48
Adjusted Score: 98.219%
Critics Consensus: As visually splendid as it is thought-provoking, Monos takes an unsettling look at human nature whose grim insights leave a lingering impact.
Synopsis: MONOS, Alejandro Landes' third feature, is a survivalist saga set on a remote mountain in Latin America. The film tracks... [More]
Directed By: Alejandro Landes

#47

Wild Rose (2019)
93%

#47
Adjusted Score: 100.819%
Critics Consensus: There's no shortage of star-is-born stories, but Wild Rose proves they can still be thoroughly entertaining -- and marks its own transcendent moment for lead Jessie Buckley.
Synopsis: WILD ROSE tells the complicated story of Rose-Lynn, a woman on a quest to become a country music star, while... [More]
Directed By: Tom Harper

#46
Adjusted Score: 101.532%
Critics Consensus: An affecting story powerfully told, The Last Black Man in San Francisco immediately establishes director Joe Talbot as a filmmaker to watch.
Synopsis: Jimmie Fails dreams of reclaiming the Victorian home his grandfather built in the heart of San Francisco. Joined on his... [More]
Directed By: Joe Talbot

#45

Us (2019)
93%

#45
Adjusted Score: 117.284%
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: Haunted by an unexplainable and unresolved trauma from her past and compounded by a string of eerie coincidences, Adelaide feels... [More]
Directed By: Jordan Peele

#44
Adjusted Score: 95.601%
Critics Consensus: Entertaining for longtime fans as well as casually interested viewers, Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool burnishes the legacy of a brilliant artist.
Synopsis: A visionary, innovator, and originator who defied categorization and embodied the word cool: a foray into the life and career... [More]
Directed By: Stanley Nelson

#43

Rafiki (2019)
94%

#43
Adjusted Score: 96.417%
Critics Consensus: Rafiki tells a familiar story with bracing originality, marking director/co-writer Wanuri Kahiu as a talent to watch.
Synopsis: "Good Kenyan girls become good Kenyan wives," but Kena and Ziki long for something more. Despite the political rivalry between... [More]
Directed By: Wanuri Kahiu

#42

Ask Dr. Ruth (2019)
94%

#42
Adjusted Score: 96.67%
Critics Consensus: Like its subject, Ask Dr. Ruth has a breezy charm that's hard to resist -- and a message that's as important as it is entertaining.
Synopsis: Ask Dr. Ruth chronicles the incredible life of Dr. Ruth Westheimer, a Holocaust survivor who became America's most famous sex... [More]
Starring: Ruth Westheimer
Directed By: Ryan White

#41
Adjusted Score: 96.976%
Critics Consensus: The Wild Pear Tree uses a young man's post-graduation experience to pose thoughtful, engaging questions about life in modern Turkey -- and the rest of the world.
Synopsis: Sinan (Aydin Doğu Demirkol), an aspiring writer, returns home after university hoping to scrape together enough money to publish his... [More]
Directed By: Nuri Bilge Ceylan

#40
#40
Adjusted Score: 97.131%
Critics Consensus: As solidly compelling as its subject's best reporting, Mike Wallace Is Here is a worthy tribute and an engrossing look at the changing landscape of modern news.
Synopsis: For over half a century, 60 Minutes' fearsome newsman Mike Wallace went head-to-head with the world's most influential figures. Relying... [More]
Starring:
Directed By: Avi Belkin

#39

Shadow (2019)
94%

#39
Adjusted Score: 97.537%
Critics Consensus: Beautifully filmed and inventively choreographed, Shadow is a thrilling and visually sumptuous wuxia epic that finds director Zhang Yimou near peak form.
Synopsis: With SHADOW, director Zhang Yimou (HERO, HOUSE OF FLYING DAGGERS) once again pushes the boundaries of wuxia action to create... [More]
Directed By: Zhang Yimou

#38

Honey Boy (2019)
94%

#38
Adjusted Score: 99.019%
Critics Consensus: Honey Boy serves as an act of cinematic therapy for its screenwriter and subject -- one whose unique perspective should strike a chord in audiences from all backgrounds.
Synopsis: From a screenplay by Shia LaBeouf, based on his own experiences, award-winning filmmaker Alma Har'el brings to life a young... [More]
Directed By: Alma Har'el

#37

The Mustang (2019)
94%

#37
Adjusted Score: 99.223%
Critics Consensus: The Mustang finds fresh perspectives in a familiar redemption tale brought brilliantly to life by powerful performances from Bruce Dern and Matthias Schoenaerts.
Synopsis: Roman (Matthias Schoenaerts), a convict in a rural Nevada prison who struggles to escape his violent past, is required to... [More]

#36

Transit (2019)
94%

#36
Adjusted Score: 100.804%
Critics Consensus: Transit lives up to its title with a challenging drama that captures characters - and puts the audience - in a state of flux and exerts an unsettling pull.
Synopsis: As fascism spreads, German refugee Georg (Franz Rogowski) flees to Marseille and assumes the identity of the dead writer whose... [More]
Directed By: Christian Petzold

#35
#35
Adjusted Score: 117.825%
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: Joe Russo, Anthony Russo

#34
Adjusted Score: 97.295%
Critics Consensus: A remarkable debut that sadly serves as its creator's epitaph, An Elephant Sitting Still offers an uncompromisingly grim yet poignant portrait of life in modern China.
Synopsis: Under the gloomy sky of a small town in northern China, different protagonists' lives are intertwined in this furious tale... [More]
Directed By: Hu Bo (II)

#33

Ray & Liz (2019)
95%

#33
Adjusted Score: 97.262%
Critics Consensus: Ray & Liz takes an unflinching look at lives impacted by poverty whose lingering impact is enhanced by writer-director Richard Billingham's refusal to indulge in sentimentality.
Synopsis: In 1990, alcohol makes Richard's father Ray a prisoner in his own bedroom. Ray's estranged wife Liz and neighbor Sid... [More]
Directed By: Richard Billingham

#32
#32
Adjusted Score: 102.717%
Critics Consensus: A feelgood adventure brought to life by outstanding performances, The Peanut Butter Falcon finds rich modern resonance in classic American fiction.
Synopsis: A modern Mark Twain style adventure story, THE PEANUT BUTTER FALCON tells the story of Zak (Zack Gottsagen), a young... [More]

#31

Harpoon (2019)
96%

#31
Adjusted Score: 97.55%
Critics Consensus: A B-movie with an A-level commitment to entertain, Harpoon should hit the target with horror fans in the mood for gory, darkly humorous antics on the open water.
Synopsis: Rivalries, dark secrets, and sexual tension emerge when three best friends find themselves stranded on a yacht in the middle... [More]
Directed By: Rob Grant

#30

Atlantics (2019)
96%

#30
Adjusted Score: 99.18%
Critics Consensus: An unpredictable supernatural drama rooted in real-world social commentary, Atlantique suggests a thrillingly bright future for debuting filmmaker Mati Diop.
Synopsis: In Dakar, a group of construction workers abandon their work on a sky-scraper in response to months of withheld wages.... [More]
Directed By: Mati Diop

#29

Little Woods (2019)
96%

#29
Adjusted Score: 99.69%
Critics Consensus: Led by standout work from Tessa Thompson, Little Woods tells a grimly absorbing tale that marks a commendable debut for writer-director Nia DaCosta.
Synopsis: Little Woods, North Dakota, a fracking boomtown well beyond its prime. Ollie is trying to survive the last few days... [More]
Directed By: Nia DaCosta

#28
Adjusted Score: 103.391%
Critics Consensus: Much like the beloved TV personality that inspired it, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood offers a powerfully affecting message about acceptance and understanding.
Synopsis: Tom Hanks portrays Mister Rogers in A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD, a timely story of kindness triumphing over cynicism,... [More]
Directed By: Marielle Heller

#27

Hail Satan? (2019)
96%

#27
Adjusted Score: 100.917%
Critics Consensus: Hail Satan? challenges preconceived notions of its subject with a smart, witty, and overall entertaining dispatch from the front lines of the fight for social justice.
Synopsis: Chronicling the extraordinary rise of one of the most colorful and controversial religious movements in American history, Hail Satan? is... [More]
Starring:
Directed By: Penny Lane

#26
Adjusted Score: 102.748%
Critics Consensus: Birds of Passage traces the familiar arc of the drug crime thriller from a different direction that's as visually absorbing as it is hard-hitting.
Synopsis: From the Oscar (R)-nominated team behind the genre-defying Embrace of the Serpent, comes an equally audacious saga centered on the... [More]

#25

The Irishman (2019)
96%

#25
Adjusted Score: 109.222%
Critics Consensus: An epic gangster drama that earns its extended runtime, The Irishman finds Martin Scorsese revisiting familiar themes to poignant, funny, and profound effect.
Synopsis: This biographical crime thriller follows Frank Sheeran (Robert De Niro) as he recalls his past years working for the Bufalino... [More]
Directed By: Martin Scorsese

#24
Adjusted Score: 99.925%
Critics Consensus: Led by a standout performance from Ana Brun, The Heiresses takes a thoroughly compelling look at lives little explored by mainstream cinema.
Synopsis: Chela and Chiquita, both descended from wealthy families in Asunción, Paraguay, have been together for over 30 years. But recently... [More]
Directed By: Marcelo Martinessi

#23
Adjusted Score: 101.202%
Critics Consensus: Tigers Are Not Afraid draws on childhood trauma for a story that deftly blends magical fantasy and hard-hitting realism - and leaves a lingering impact.
Synopsis: A haunting horror fairytale set against the backdrop of Mexico's devastating drug wars, TIGERS ARE NOT AFRAID follows a group... [More]
Directed By: Issa López

#22
Adjusted Score: 101.509%
Critics Consensus: Treating its timely themes with a deceptively light touch, Woman at War is easy to enjoy in the moment, yet its impact lingers long after the closing credits roll.
Synopsis: Halla is a fifty-year-old independent woman. But behind the scenes of a quiet routine, she leads a double life as... [More]
Directed By: Benedikt Erlingsson

#21

Knives Out (2019)
98%

#21
Adjusted Score: 103.168%
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

#20

Marriage Story (2019)
97%

#20
Adjusted Score: 105.583%
Critics Consensus: Observing a splintering union with compassion and expansive grace, the powerfully acted Marriage Story ranks among writer-director Noah Baumbach's best works.
Synopsis: A stage director and his actor wife struggle through a grueling, coast-to-coast divorce that pushes them to their personal and... [More]
Directed By: Noah Baumbach

#19
#19
Adjusted Score: 105.481%
Critics Consensus: In dramatizing Rudy Ray Moore's stranger-than-fiction story, Eddie Murphy makes Dolemite Is My Name just as bold, brash, and ultimately hard to resist as its subject.
Synopsis: Stung by a string of showbiz failures, floundering comedian Rudy Ray Moore (Academy Award nominee Eddie Murphy) has an epiphany... [More]
Directed By: Craig Brewer

#18
Adjusted Score: 109.05%
Critics Consensus: Pain and Glory finds writer-director Pedro Almodóvar drawing on his own life to rewarding effect -- and honoring his craft as only a master filmmaker can.
Synopsis: Pain and Glory tells of a series of reencounters experienced by Salvador Mallo, a film director in his physical decline.... [More]
Directed By: Pedro Almodóvar

#17

Booksmart (2019)
97%

#17
Adjusted Score: 112.526%
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

#16

Toy Story 4 (2019)
97%

#16
Adjusted Score: 116.759%
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

#15

Rojo (2019)
98%

#15
Adjusted Score: 99.6%
Critics Consensus: A pitch-black thriller with uncommon wit and sophistication, Rojo tells a story as rich and evocative as the deepest shade of its title color.
Synopsis: In the mid-seventies, a strange man arrives in a quiet provincial city. In a restaurant, without any apparent reason, he... [More]
Directed By: Benjamín Naishtat

#14
Adjusted Score: 99.754%
Critics Consensus: Too Late to Die Young uses one family's experiences as the foundation for a dreamily absorbing drama with a poignant, lingering warmth.
Synopsis: Democracy comes back to Chile during the summer of 1990. In an isolated community, Sofía (16), Lucas (16) and Clara... [More]

#13
Adjusted Score: 101.743%
Critics Consensus: A singularly rich period piece, Portrait of a Lady on Fire finds stirring, thought-provoking drama within a powerfully acted romance.
Synopsis: France, 1760. Marianne is commissioned to paint the wedding portrait of Héloïse, a young woman who has just left the... [More]
Directed By: Céline Sciamma

#12

3 Faces (2019)
98%

#12
Adjusted Score: 101.845%
Critics Consensus: Observational, insightful, and ultimately powerful, 3 Faces adds another quietly thought-provoking chapter to writer-director Jafar Panahi's filmography.
Synopsis: Well-known actress Behnaz Jafari is distraught by a provincial girl's video plea for help--oppressed by her family to not pursue... [More]
Directed By: Jafar Panahi

#11

For Sama (2019)
99%

#11
Adjusted Score: 101.772%
Critics Consensus: As intimate as it is heartbreakingly resonant, For Sama powerfully distills the difficult choices faced by citizens of war-torn regions.
Synopsis: FOR SAMA is both an intimate and epic journey into the female experience of war. A love letter from a... [More]
Starring:

#10

One Child Nation (2019)
98%

#10
Adjusted Score: 101.231%
Critics Consensus: As illuminating as it is accessible, One Child Nation probes a painful chapter in Chinese history with piercing clarity.
Synopsis: China's One Child Policy, the extreme population control measure that made it illegal for couples to have more than one... [More]
Starring:
Directed By: Nanfu Wang, Jialing Zhang

#9

Honeyland (2019)
99%

#9
Adjusted Score: 102.435%
Critics Consensus: Honeyland uses life in a remote village to offer an eye-opening perspective on experiences that should resonate even for audiences halfway around the world.
Synopsis: Nestled in an isolated mountain region deep within the Balkans, Hatidze Muratova lives with her ailing mother in a village... [More]
Starring:

#8

Amazing Grace (2019)
99%

#8
Adjusted Score: 105.09%
Critics Consensus: Brilliantly capturing a remarkable performer near the peak of her prodigious power, Amazing Grace is a thrilling must-watch documentary for Aretha Franklin fans.
Synopsis: Concert footage from 1972 of Aretha Franklin performing songs from the best-selling gospel album at the New Temple Missionary Baptist... [More]
Directed By:

#7
#7
Adjusted Score: 105.289%
Critics Consensus: Ash Is Purest White finds writer-director Zhangke Jia revisiting familiar themes while continuing to observe modern Chinese society with an urgent, empathetic eye.
Synopsis: A tragicomedy initially set in the jianghu-criminal underworld-setting, ASH IS PUREST WHITE is less a gangster movie than a melodrama.... [More]
Directed By: Zhangke Jia

#6

Apollo 11 (2019)
99%

#6
Adjusted Score: 106.36%
Critics Consensus: Edifying and inspiring in equal measure, Apollo 11 uses artfully repurposed archival footage to send audiences soaring back to a pivotal time in American history.
Synopsis: Apollo 11 is a cinematic space event film fifty years in the making. Featuring never-before-seen large-format film footage of one... [More]
Directed By: Todd Douglas Miller

#5
#5
Adjusted Score: 113.089%
Critics Consensus: An urgent, brilliantly layered look at timely social themes, Parasite finds writer-director Bong Joon Ho in near-total command of his craft.
Synopsis: Bong Joon Ho brings his work home to Korea in this pitch-black modern fairytale. Meet the Park Family: the picture... [More]
Directed By: Bong Joon Ho

#4

The Farewell (2019)
99%

#4
Adjusted Score: 112.987%
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:

#3

Chained for Life (2019)
100%

#3
Adjusted Score: 101.346%
Critics Consensus: Darkly funny and impressively ambitious, Chained for Life is as unpredictable as it is original.
Synopsis: A beautiful actress struggles to connect with her disfigured co-star on the set of a European auteur's English-language debut. Through... [More]
Directed By: Aaron Schimberg

#2
Adjusted Score: 101.957%
Critics Consensus: The Chambermaid uses one woman's experiences to take audiences inside a life -- and a culture -- that's as bracingly unique as it is hauntingly relatable.
Synopsis: Eve, a young chambermaid at a luxurious Mexico City hotel, confronts the monotony of long workdays with quiet examinations of... [More]
Directed By: Lila Avilés

#1
Adjusted Score: 102.723%
Critics Consensus: Brainy and bloody in equal measure, One Cut of the Dead reanimates the moribund zombie genre with a refreshing blend of formal daring and clever satire.
Synopsis: A cast of relative unknowns, a brilliantly disguised low budget and an epic, 37-minute opening single take makes Shin'ichirô Ueda's... [More]
Directed By: Shin'ichirô Ueda

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