Best-Reviewed TV & Streaming Movies 2019

Watch out Al Swearengen: the Beyhive might be coming for you when it learns that HBO’s long-anticipated Deadwood: The Movie just nudged out Beyonce’s Homecoming for Best TV Movie of 2019. Bey wasn’t the only musician on the list; Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese blended concert footage, fictional, and non-fictional material to imaginatively capture America in 1975. Elsewhere, Steven Soderbergh teamed with writer Tarell Alvin McCraney (who wrote the play on which Moonlight was based) for Free Flying Bird and director Eva Orner exposed the man behind hot yoga in Bikram: Yogi, Guru, Predator, both released on Netflix.

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

Adjusted Score: 101.106%
Critics Consensus: A triumphant coda to a beloved series, Deadwood: The Movie will satisfy fans longing for a little f---ing closure.
Synopsis: In this original movie based on David Milch's acclaimed, Emmy (R)-winning HBO series of the same name which debuted 15... [More]
Directed By: Daniel Minahan

Adjusted Score: 99.596%
Critics Consensus: Beychella forever.
Synopsis: Homecoming presents an intimate look at Beyoncé's historic 2018 Coachella performance that paid homage to America's historically black colleges and... [More]
Starring: Beyoncé Knowles
Directed By: Beyoncé Knowles


High Flying Bird (2019)

Adjusted Score: 97.136%
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

Adjusted Score: 96.086%
Critics Consensus: By exposing the corrupt systems which enabled him, Bikram: Yogi, Guru, Predator paints a disturbing -- and necessary -- portrait of the cycles of abuse endured by countless followers of the charlatan at its center.
Synopsis: BIKRAM: YOGI, GURU, PREDATOR examines the dramatic rise and fall of the controversial founder of hot yoga, Bikram Choudhury. Arriving... [More]
Directed By: Eva Orner

Adjusted Score: 95.153%
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

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