Toronto International Film Festival 2019 Scorecard

Awards season is officially in high gear with the conclusion of the Toronto International Film Fest, the nexus of the mainstream, the arthouse, the niche, and the plain weird stuff you only show deep into the night. For its 2019 edition, TIFF featured some major premieres: Tom Hanks’ Mr. Rogers biopic A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, Wall Street takedown Hustlers with a stacked cast including Jennifer Lopez, Just Mercy with Michael B. Jordan and Brie Larson, Taika Waititi’s Jojo Rabbit – which took home the festival’s audience award – and Rian Johnson’s murder mystery, Knives Out.

And that’s not even mentioning major films that had premiered elsewhere and stopped at TIFF on their journey towards possible Oscar glory, like Joker, The Truth, Honey Boy, The LighthouseMarriage Story, and Bong Joon-ho’s recently Certified Fresh Palme d’Or winner, Parasite.

#230
#230
Adjusted Score: 115.741%
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

#229

Honey Boy (2019)
93%

#229
Adjusted Score: 101.632%
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

#228

Marriage Story (2019)
95%

#228
Adjusted Score: 110.807%
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

#227

Knives Out (2019)
97%

#227
Adjusted Score: 116.542%
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

#226
#226
Adjusted Score: 95.21%
Critics Consensus: Beautifully animated and narratively engaging, Weathering with You further establishes writer-director Makoto Shinkai as a singularly talented filmmaker.
Synopsis: The summer of his high school freshman year, Hodaka runs away from his remote island home to Tokyo, and quickly... [More]
Directed By: Makoto Shinkai

#225

Beanpole (Dylda) (2020)
91%

#225
Adjusted Score: 91.859%
Critics Consensus: Filmed with impressive skill and brought to life by unforgettable performances, Beanpole takes a heartbreakingly empathetic look at lives shattered by war.
Synopsis: 1945, Leningrad. World War II has devastated the city, demolishing its buildings and leaving its citizens in tatters, physically and... [More]
Directed By: Kantemir Balagov

#224
#224
Adjusted Score: 100.081%
Critics Consensus: The Australian Dream powerfully draws on one athlete's extraordinary story to grapple with thorny questions facing the nation -- and much of the rest of the world.
Synopsis: The Australian Dream is a theatrical feature documentary that uses the remarkable and inspirational story of AFL legend Adam Goodes... [More]
Directed By: Daniel Gordon

#223
#223
Adjusted Score: 99.03%
Critics Consensus: First Love's blend of violence, comedy, and romance might seem disparate -- but for director Takashi Miike, it's just another wildly entertaining entry in a filmography full of them.
Synopsis: The film is the prolific auteur, Takashi Miike, at his most fun and anarchic, a noir-tinged yakuza film blending genres... [More]
Directed By: Takashi Miike

#222

Blow the Man Down (2020)
100%

#222
Adjusted Score: 87.477%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Though reeling after a significant personal loss, the Connolly sisters cannot process their grief after they find a body in... [More]

#221
Adjusted Score: 92.229%
Critics Consensus: Deliberately paced yet richly rewarding, A Sun That Never Sets slowly but surely draws the viewer into its unsettling grasp.
Synopsis: Amador Coro has been condemned for having provoked a fire. When he gets out of prison, nobody is waiting for... [More]
Directed By: Oliver Laxe

#220
Adjusted Score: 54.059%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: In a remote Icelandic town, an off-duty police chief begins to suspect a local man of having had an affair... [More]
Directed By: Hlynur Pálmason

#219
Adjusted Score: 78.631%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Argentina, December 2001. A group of friends and neighbors pool together all of their savings to reactivate an agricultural cooperative... [More]

#218
Adjusted Score: 100.573%
Critics Consensus: Intimate in focus yet epic in size and scope, So Long, My Son sets a heartbreaking saga of family tragedy against the changing face of modern China.
Synopsis: SO LONG MY SON traces the lives of two families over three decades of social, political and human upheaval in... [More]
Directed By: Xiaoshuai Wang

#217
#217
Adjusted Score: 44.23%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: A day after Valentina's funeral, her bereaved husband Vassil and son Pavel find out that she persistently keeps trying to... [More]

#216

Bombay Rose (2019)
78%

#216
Adjusted Score: 34.5%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Amidst the struggle of survival in a big city, a red rose brings together three tales of impossible loves. Love... [More]
Directed By: Gitanjali Rao

#215

Vitalina Varela (2019)
100%

#215
Adjusted Score: 63.888%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Vitalina Varela, 55-year-old, Cape Verdean, arrives in Lisbon 3 days after her husband's funeral. She's been waiting for her plane... [More]
Directed By: Pedro Costa

#214

La Belle Époque (2020)
83%

#214
Adjusted Score: 54.454%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: A senior technophobe and his wife are married by law but very little binds them together in romance. The wife... [More]
Directed By: Nicolas Bedos

#213

Hearts and Bones (2019)
100%

#213
Adjusted Score: 34.401%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: A war photographer has just returned home to prepare for his latest exhibition when a South Sudanese refugee appears at... [More]
Directed By: Ben Lawrence (IV)

#212

Citizen K (2019)
94%

#212
Adjusted Score: 95.31%
Critics Consensus: Citizen K sees documentarian Alex Gibney training his sights on post-Soviet Russia, with engrossing -- and unsettling -- results.
Synopsis: Oscar (R) winning writer/director Alex Gibney's revelatory CITIZEN K is an intimate yet sweeping look at post-Soviet Russia from the... [More]
Directed By: Alex Gibney

#211
Adjusted Score: 49.145%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: In the middle of the Algerian Sahara, in her relay, a woman writes her History. She welcomes, for a cigarette,... [More]

#210

Rocks (2019)
95%

#210
Adjusted Score: 95.081%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: ROCKS (15) is a popular teenager with big dreams for the future, brilliant friends and an adoring little brother EMMANUEL... [More]
Starring: Ruby Stokes
Directed By: Sarah Gavron

#209
Adjusted Score: 54.673%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: HEIMAT IS A SPACE IN TIME follows the biographical traces of a tattered family throughout the 20th century. People who... [More]
Starring:
Directed By: Thomas Heise

#208

Anne at 13,000 ft (2019)
100%

#208
Adjusted Score: 39.316%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Directed By: Kazik Radwanski

#207

Ordinary Love (2020)
97%

#207
Adjusted Score: 98.023%
Critics Consensus: Led by strong performances from Lesley Manville and Liam Neeson, Ordinary Love wrings heartrending drama out of one couple's medical trevails.
Synopsis: Joan and Tom (Academy Award (R) nominee Lesley Manville and Liam Neeson) have been married for many years. An everyday... [More]

#206

Knuckle City (2019)
100%

#206
Adjusted Score: 29.487%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Boasting 12 world champions, Mdantsane is known as South Africa's boxing Mecca, and the fictional film focuses on the culture... [More]
Directed By: Jahmil XT Qubeka

#205
Adjusted Score: 39.316%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: In her latest film, celebrated Abenaki director Alanis Obomsawin tells the story of Jordan River Anderson, and how as a... [More]
Starring: Alanis Obomsawin
Directed By: Alanis Obomsawin

#204
#204
Adjusted Score: 44.23%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: In Romania, a night club experienced a significant fire that left several dead and many more suffering from intense burn... [More]
Starring:
Directed By: Alexander Nanau

#203

Western Stars (2019)
94%

#203
Adjusted Score: 95.359%
Critics Consensus: A cinematic gift for Springsteen fans, Western Stars serves as a worthy companion piece to the album of the same name.
Synopsis: "Western Stars" is a cinematic film version of Bruce Springsteen's latest globally successful album of the same name. Springsteen's longtime... [More]

#202

White Lie (2019)
100%

#202
Adjusted Score: 44.23%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Katie, a dance major, makes everyone believe that she's fighting against cancer. When her eligibility for a university bursary is... [More]
Directed By: Yonah Lewis

#201

La Llorona (2019)
100%

#201
Adjusted Score: 83.546%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: With the words "If you cry, I'll kill you" ringing in their ears, Alma and her sons are murdered in... [More]
Directed By: Jayro Bustamante

#200
Adjusted Score: 58.777%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Yoko (Atsuko Maeda) hosts a popular global travel show yet is cautious and insular like many young Japanese. But she... [More]
Directed By: Kiyoshi Kurosawa

#199

Hope (Håp) (2019)
100%

#199
Adjusted Score: 34.401%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: What happens with love when a woman in the middle of her life gets three months left to live? Anja... [More]
Directed By: Maria Sødahl

#198
Adjusted Score: 104.693%
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

#197

Clemency (2019)
92%

#197
Adjusted Score: 96.111%
Critics Consensus: Clemency mines serious social issues for gripping drama, brought to life by an outstanding cast led by Alfre Woodard.
Synopsis: Years of carrying out death row executions have taken a toll on prison warden Bernadine Williams (Alfre Woodard). As she... [More]
Directed By: Chinonye Chukwu

#196
#196
Adjusted Score: 106.419%
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

#195

The Two Popes (2019)
89%

#195
Adjusted Score: 97.927%
Critics Consensus: Led by outstanding performances from its well-matched leads, The Two Popes draws absorbing drama from a pivotal moment in modern organized religion.
Synopsis: Frustrated with the direction of the church, Cardinal Bergoglio (Jonathan Pryce) requests permission to retire in 2012 from Pope Benedict... [More]
Directed By: Fernando Meirelles

#194
Adjusted Score: 109.269%
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

#193

The Climb (2020)
93%

#193
Adjusted Score: 93.531%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Kyle and Mike are best friends who share a close bond -- until Mike sleeps with Kyle's fiancée. The Climb... [More]
Directed By: Michael Angelo Covino

#192
Adjusted Score: 108.547%
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

#191
Adjusted Score: 93.375%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: A reflection on human life in all its beauty and cruelty, its splen - dour and banality. We wander, dreamlike,... [More]
Directed By: Roy Andersson

#190
Adjusted Score: 96.718%
Critics Consensus: The Personal History of David Copperfield puts a fresh, funny, and utterly charming spin on Dickens' classic, proving some stories truly are timeless.
Synopsis: From birth to infancy, from adolescence to adulthood, the good-hearted David Copperfield is surrounded by kindness, wickedness, poverty and wealth,... [More]
Directed By: Armando Iannucci

#189

The Lighthouse (2019)
91%

#189
Adjusted Score: 104.842%
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

#188

Sound of Metal (2019)
91%

#188
Adjusted Score: 91.13%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: When ex-addict Ruben unexpectedly loses his hearing while touring with his girlfriend Lou, he becomes overwhelmed by anxiety and his... [More]
Directed By: Darius Marder

#187

The Aeronauts (2019)
72%

#187
Adjusted Score: 79.649%
Critics Consensus: Thrilling visuals and the substantial chemistry of its well-matched leads make The Aeronauts an adventure well worth taking.
Synopsis: In 1862, daredevil balloon pilot Amelia Wren (Felicity Jones) teams up with pioneering meteorologist James Glaisher (Eddie Redmayne) to advance... [More]
Directed By: Tom Harper

#186

Uncut Gems (2019)
92%

#186
Adjusted Score: 104.908%
Critics Consensus: Uncut Gems reaffirms the Safdies as masters of anxiety-inducing cinema -- and proves Adam Sandler remains a formidable dramatic actor when given the right material.
Synopsis: From acclaimed filmmakers Josh and Benny Safdie comes an electrifying crime thriller about Howard Ratner (Adam Sandler), a charismatic New... [More]
Directed By: Josh Safdie, Benny Safdie

#185
Adjusted Score: 94.145%
Critics Consensus: Powerfully acted and rich with emotion, Invisible Life beguiles in the moment and leaves a lingering, dreamlike impression.
Synopsis: Rio de Janeiro, 1950. Eurídice, 18, and Guida, 20, are two inseparable sisters living at home with their conservative parents.... [More]
Directed By: Karim Aïnouz

#184
#184
Adjusted Score: 78.435%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Maryam is an ambitious young doctor working in a small town clinic in Saudi Arabia. Despite her qualifications, she has... [More]
Directed By: Haifaa Al-Mansour

#183
#183
Adjusted Score: 92.179%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: ES escapes from Palestine seeking an alternative homeland, only to find that Palestine is trailing behind him. The promise of... [More]
Directed By: Elia Suleiman

#182
Adjusted Score: 76.269%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: I Was at Home, But... tells the story of Astrid (Maren Eggert), a forty-something mother of two, struggling to regain... [More]
Directed By: Angela Schanelec

#181

Judy (2019)
82%

#181
Adjusted Score: 95.449%
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

#180

Abominable (2019)
81%

#180
Adjusted Score: 87.814%
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

#179
Adjusted Score: 87.867%
Critics Consensus: Smart and stylish, The Wild Goose Lake blends B-movie thrills with bold filmmaking choices and thought-provoking social commentary.
Synopsis: Fleeing from the law, gangster Zenong Zhou (Ge Hu) crosses paths with an innocent-looking woman named Aiai Liu (Lun-Mei Kwei).... [More]
Directed By: Diao Yinan

#178

Adam (2019)
90%

#178
Adjusted Score: 44.23%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Abla runs a modest local bakery from her home in Casablanca where she lives alone with her 8 year-old daughter... [More]
Directed By: Maryam Touzani

#177
#177
Adjusted Score: 91.735%
Critics Consensus: Formally thrilling and narratively daring, Bacurau draws on modern Brazilian sociopolitical concerns to deliver a hard-hitting, genre-blurring drama.
Synopsis: A documentarian (Udo Kier) heads deep into the Brazilian outback to profile a small village that recently lost its matriarch... [More]

#176

Ford v Ferrari (2019)
92%

#176
Adjusted Score: 106.579%
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

#175

Hustlers (2019)
87%

#175
Adjusted Score: 101.923%
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

#174

Hala (2019)
88%

#174
Adjusted Score: 88.622%
Critics Consensus: Supported by a powerful central performance by Geraldine Viswanathan, Hala offers an insightful look at a young woman's journey of self-discovery.
Synopsis: Seventeen-year-old Pakistani American teenager Hala (Geraldine Viswanathan) struggles to balance desire with her familial, cultural and religious obligations. As she... [More]
Directed By: Minhal Baig

#173

The Whistlers (2020)
87%

#173
Adjusted Score: 88.46%
Critics Consensus: The Whistlers finds writer-director Corneliu Porumboiu working in a more crowd-pleasing vein than previous efforts, with thoroughly entertaining results.
Synopsis: In THE WHISTLERS, not everything is as it seems for Cristi, a police inspector in Bucharest who plays both sides... [More]
Directed By: Corneliu Porumboiu

#172
Adjusted Score: 39.365%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: The story follows Juha who develops an unexpected but powerful connection with a dominatrix named Mona, following a tragic event... [More]
Directed By: J.-P. Valkeapää

#171

Calm With Horses (2019)
91%

#171
Adjusted Score: 49.194%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: In darkest rural Ireland, ex-boxer Douglas 'Arm' Armstrong has become the feared enforcer for the drug-dealing Devers family, whilst also... [More]
Directed By: Nick Rowland

#170

Zombi Child (2020)
85%

#170
Adjusted Score: 87.226%
Critics Consensus: If the strain of its ambitious juggling act sometimes shows, Zombi Child remains an entertainingly audacious experience, enlivened with thought-provoking themes.
Synopsis: Haiti, 1962: A man is brought back from the dead only to be sent to the living hell of the... [More]
Directed By: Bertrand Bonello

#169

Deerskin (2020)
88%

#169
Adjusted Score: 89.187%
Critics Consensus: Led by a daring performance from Jean Dujardin, Deerskin finds writer-director Quentin Dupieux working in a more accessible -- yet still distinctive -- vein.
Synopsis: Georges, 44 years old, and his jacket, 100% deerskin, have a plan.... [More]
Directed By: Quentin Dupieux

#168

The Painted Bird (2019)
89%

#168
Adjusted Score: 78.73%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: In an effort to save their child from the massive extermination of Jews, a Jewish couple send their son to... [More]
Directed By: Václav Marhoul

#167

Just Mercy (2020)
84%

#167
Adjusted Score: 95.958%
Critics Consensus: Just Mercy dramatizes a real-life injustice with solid performances, a steady directorial hand, and enough urgency to overcome a certain degree of earnest advocacy.
Synopsis: A powerful and thought-provoking true story, "Just Mercy" follows young lawyer Bryan Stevenson (Jordan) and his history-making battle for justice.... [More]
Directed By: Destin Daniel Cretton

#166

Waves (2019)
83%

#166
Adjusted Score: 92.124%
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

#165

The Report (2019)
82%

#165
Adjusted Score: 91.468%
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

#164
#164
Adjusted Score: 34.598%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: On the 29th of every month, when the welfare runs out, Catherine talks her alcoholic mother off of the same... [More]
Directed By: Amy Jo Johnson

#163

Red Penguins (2019)
89%

#163
Adjusted Score: 39.365%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Starring:
Directed By: Gabe Polsky

#162
#162
Adjusted Score: 87.523%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Set at the dawn of the space-race over the course of one night in 1950s New Mexico, a young switchboard... [More]
Starring:
Directed By: Andrew Patterson

#161

Jallikattu (2019)
93%

#161
Adjusted Score: 63.986%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Directed By: Lijo Jose Pellissery

#160

Saint Maud (2020)
91%

#160
Adjusted Score: 91.203%
Critics Consensus: A brilliantly unsettling blend of body horror and psychological thriller, Saint Maud marks an impressive debut for writer-director Rose Glass.
Synopsis: Morfydd Clark (The Personal History of David Copperfield, Love & Friendship) plays Maud, a young religious private carer who becomes... [More]
Directed By: Rose Glass

#159
#159
Adjusted Score: 88.833%
Critics Consensus: Synonyms latches onto third-rail issues with thrilling audacity -- and taps into an energy that proves as discomfiting as it is infectious.
Synopsis: In Paris, things do not exactly get off to a good start for the newly arrived Yoav. He knocks on... [More]
Directed By: Nadav Lapid

#158
#158
Adjusted Score: 83.179%
Critics Consensus: Led by Beanie Feldstein's charming performance, How to Build a Girl puts a disarmingly earnest spin on the familiar coming-of-age comedy formula.
Synopsis: It's 1993, and there's only one way for a bright, funny, working-class sixteen year old (Beanie Feldstein) to break out... [More]
Directed By: Coky Giedroyc

#157

Bad Education (2019)
88%

#157
Adjusted Score: 88.671%
Critics Consensus: Anchored by an outstanding Hugh Jackman, Bad Education finds absurd laughs -- and a worthy message -- in the aftermath of a real-life scandal.
Directed By: Cory Finley

#156

Ema (2019)
85%

#156
Adjusted Score: 85.917%
Critics Consensus: Beautifully filmed and powerfully acted, Ema puts a thoroughly distinctive spin on its story of emotional trauma and self-discovery.
Synopsis: After a shocking incident upends her family life and marriage to a tempestuous choreographer, Ema, a reggaeton dancer, sets out... [More]
Directed By: Pablo Larraín

#155
Adjusted Score: 76.229%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Set against the badlands of colonial Australia where the English rule with a bloody fist and the Irish endure, Ned... [More]
Directed By: Justin Kurzel

#154
#154
Adjusted Score: 19.658%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: The chronicle of a family that owns one of the largest estates in Europe, on the south bank of the... [More]
Directed By: Tiago Guedes

#153

Love Me Tender (2019)
83%

#153
Adjusted Score: 24.474%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Directed By: Klaudia Reynicke

#152
Adjusted Score: 19.658%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: During the rise of the materialistic comfort of life in the 1960s, there emerges an undercurrent of danger in Hong... [More]
Directed By: Yonfan

#151
#151
Adjusted Score: 95.148%
Critics Consensus: Led by an impressive performance from Bartosz Bielenia, Corpus Christi thoughtfully and engagingly examines questions of faith and redemption.
Synopsis: Corpus Christi is the story of a 20-year-old Daniel who experiences a spiritual transformation while living in a Youth Detention... [More]
Directed By: Jan Komasa

#150

Flatland (2019)
88%

#150
Adjusted Score: 34.598%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: When her disastrous wedding night leads to an accidental killing, Natalie flees her husband and her small, rural town in... [More]
Directed By: Jenna Cato Bass

#149

Sea Fever (2019)
81%

#149
Adjusted Score: 81.327%
Critics Consensus: If Sea Fever never quite heats up as much as it could, it remains an engrossing, well-acted sci-fi thriller with effective horror elements.
Directed By: Neasa Hardiman

#148

Blood Quantum (2019)
80%

#148
Adjusted Score: 39.316%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: The dead are coming back to life outside the isolated Mi'gMaq reserve of Red Crow, except for its Indigenous inhabitants... [More]
Directed By:

#147

Military Wives (2020)
80%

#147
Adjusted Score: 43.739%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Thrown together by life on a military base while their partners serve on a tour of duty in Afghanistan, a... [More]
Directed By: Peter Cattaneo

#146
#146
Adjusted Score: 89.67%
Critics Consensus: A welcome return for director Richard Stanley, Color Out of Space mixes tart B-movie pulp with visually alluring Lovecraftian horror and a dash of gonzo Nicolas Cage.
Synopsis: After a meteorite lands in the front yard of their farm, Nathan Gardner (Nicolas Cage) and his family find themselves... [More]
Directed By: Richard Stanley

#145
#145
Adjusted Score: 82.952%
Critics Consensus: The Truth may not stand with Hirokazu Kore-eda's best work, but it finds the writer-director revisiting familiar themes with a typically sensitive touch.
Synopsis: Legends of French cinema Catherine Deneuve and Juliette Binoche join masterful filmmaker Hirokazu Koreeda (Shoplifters, Still Walking) to paint a... [More]
Directed By: Hirokazu Koreeda

#144

A Hidden Life (2019)
81%

#144
Adjusted Score: 89.436%
Critics Consensus: Ambitious and visually absorbing, A Hidden Life may prove inscrutable to non-devotees -- but for viewers on Malick's wavelength, it should only further confirm his genius.
Synopsis: Based on real events, A HIDDEN LIFE is the story of an unsung hero, Franz Jägerstätter, who refused to fight... [More]
Directed By: Terrence Malick

#143

Les Misérables (2020)
85%

#143
Adjusted Score: 90.342%
Critics Consensus: Les Misérables transcends its unwieldy story with compelling ideas and an infectious energy that boils over during a thrilling final act.
Synopsis: Stéphane (Damien Bonnard, Staying Vertical), has recently joined the Anti-Crime squad in Montfermeil, a sensitive district of the Paris projects.... [More]
Directed By: Ladj Ly

#142

Joker (2019)
69%

#142
Adjusted Score: 94.587%
Critics Consensus: Joker gives its infamous central character a chillingly plausible origin story that serves as a brilliant showcase for its star -- and a dark evolution for comics-inspired cinema.
Synopsis: "Joker" centers around the iconic arch nemesis and is an original, standalone fictional story not seen before on the big... [More]
Directed By: Todd Phillips

#141
Adjusted Score: 49.206%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band is a confessional, cautionary, and occasionally humorous tale of Robbie Robertson's young... [More]
Directed By: Daniel Roher

#140

Blackbird (2019)
73%

#140
Adjusted Score: 73.081%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: As ALS, a disease that causes the death of the neurons responsible for voluntary movements, starts to take hold of... [More]
Directed By: Roger Michell

#139

The Friend (2020)
77%

#139
Adjusted Score: 77.422%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Based on the National Magazine Award winning article, THE FRIEND tells the extraordinary true story of Nicole (Johnson) and Matthew... [More]

#138
#138
Adjusted Score: 87.538%
Critics Consensus: Sorry We Missed You may strike some as tending toward the righteously didactic, but director Ken Loach's passionate approach remains effective.
Synopsis: Ricky and his family have been fighting an uphill struggle against debt since the 2008 financial crash. An opportunity to... [More]
Directed By: Ken Loach

#137

Synchronic (2019)
85%

#137
Adjusted Score: 85.671%
Critics Consensus: Synchronic sets off on an intriguingly idiosyncratic sci-fi journey that should satisfy fans of Aaron Moorhead and Justin Benson's earlier work.
Synopsis: When two New Orleans paramedics encounter a series of horrific deaths linked to a designer drug, their friendship and families... [More]

#136

Jojo Rabbit (2019)
80%

#136
Adjusted Score: 96.84%
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

#135

The Traitor (2020)
76%

#135
Adjusted Score: 76.804%
Critics Consensus: While it doesn't probe particularly far below the surface of its central character, The Traitor tells its fact-based story with enough energy to entertain.
Synopsis: THE TRAITOR tells the true story of Tommaso Buscetta, the man who brought down the Cosa Nostra. In the early... [More]
Directed By: Marco Bellocchio

#134

Guns Akimbo (2020)
64%

#134
Adjusted Score: 64.203%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Miles' (Daniel Radcliffe) nerdy existence as a video game developer takes a dramatic turn when he inadvertently gets caught up... [More]
Directed By: Jason Lei Howden

#133

I Am Woman (2019)
75%

#133
Adjusted Score: 29.487%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: 1966. Helen Reddy arrives in New York with her three-year-old daughter, a suitcase and $230 in her pocket. Helen had... [More]
Directed By: Unjoo Moon

#132

The Other Lamb (2019)
74%

#132
Adjusted Score: 69.097%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: For her entire life, the cult she was born into has been all that teenage Selah (Raffey Cassidy) has known.... [More]
Directed By: Malgorzata Szumowska

#131
Adjusted Score: 38.271%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Following the death of her mother, Abby (Tuppence Middleton), a troubled young woman with a checkered past, returns to her... [More]
Directed By: Albert Shin

#130
#130
Adjusted Score: 81.032%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: One day Goreng wakes up with his future colleague Trimagasi in the 33rd level of a prison style place, crossed... [More]

#129

Jungleland (2019)
78%

#129
Adjusted Score: 34.5%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: When two brothers (JACK O'CONNELL and CHARLIE HUNNAM) rack up a hefty debt, they are forced to chaperone an unexpected... [More]
Directed By: Max Winkler

#128

The Vigil (2019)
75%

#128
Adjusted Score: 29.487%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Rooted in Jewish culture and mysticism, THE VIGIL is a supernatural horror film set in a unique world: The Hasidic... [More]
Directed By: Keith Thomas

#127

Proxima (2019)
79%

#127
Adjusted Score: 79.425%
Critics Consensus: Proxima sometimes struggles to communicate its themes, but worthy intentions and a powerful central performance from Eva Green more than compensate.
Synopsis: Sarah (Eva Green) is a French astronaut training at the European Space Agency in Cologne. She is the only woman... [More]
Directed By: Alice Winocour

#126
#126
Adjusted Score: 70.337%
Critics Consensus: Motherless Brooklyn's imposing length requires patience, but strong performances and a unique perspective make this a mystery worth investigating.
Synopsis: Set against the backdrop of 1950s New York, "Motherless Brooklyn" follows Lionel Essrog (Edward Norton), a lonely private detective living... [More]
Directed By: Edward Norton

#125

Martin Eden (2019)
80%

#125
Adjusted Score: 80.229%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Set in a provocatively unspecified moment in Italy's history yet adapted from a 1909 novel by American author Jack London,... [More]
Directed By: Pietro Marcello

#124

Radioactive (2019)
75%

#124
Adjusted Score: 58.974%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: The incredible, true story of Marie Curie (Pike) and her ground-breaking scientific achievements. In Paris, 1893, Marie meets fellow scientist... [More]
Directed By: Marjane Satrapi

#123

Greed (2020)
59%

#123
Adjusted Score: 54.837%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Greed is the fictional story of a retail billionaire, set in the glamorous and celebrity-filled world of luxury fashion, which... [More]
Directed By: Michael Winterbottom

#122
#122
Adjusted Score: 78.631%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Anna Bronsky is a violin teacher at a music high school. Despite the opposition of all the other teachers, Anna... [More]
Directed By: Ina Weisse

#121

Instinct (2019)
80%

#121
Adjusted Score: 58.974%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Nicoline, an experienced psychologist, starts a new job at a penal institution. She meets Idris, a sex offender who committed... [More]
Directed By: Halina Reijn

#120

Human Capital (2019)
67%

#120
Adjusted Score: 67.327%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: The lives of two families become fatefully intertwined following an impulsive business deal and a tragic hit-and-run accident, in Marc... [More]
Directed By: Marc Meyers

#119

Frankie (2019)
57%

#119
Adjusted Score: 60.276%
Critics Consensus: Flawed yet well-acted, Frankie finds director/co-writer Ira Sachs getting snagged in his story's thorny relationships -- and often freed by his stellar cast.
Synopsis: Three generations of a European family come together in the fabled town of Sintra, Portugal, for one last vacation before... [More]
Directed By: Ira Sachs

#118
#118
Adjusted Score: 29.487%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Set in a small Icelandic farming community, THE COUNTY tells the story of Inga, a middle-aged dairy farmer who rebels... [More]
Directed By: Grímur Hákonarson

#117
Adjusted Score: 19.609%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Finland, 1920's. The charismatic preacher Maria Åkerblom leads her devout followers to Helsinki, among them is the adoring teenager Salome.... [More]
Directed By: Zaida Bergroth

#116

Disco (2019)
73%

#116
Adjusted Score: 39.463%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: On the surface, everything seems perfect. 19-year-old Mirjam is the stepdaughter of the charismatic pastor of an evangelical movement called... [More]

#115

Harriet (2019)
73%

#115
Adjusted Score: 82.026%
Critics Consensus: Harriet serves as a sincere tribute to a pivotal figure in American history -- albeit one undermined by its frustratingly formulaic approach.
Synopsis: Based on the thrilling and inspirational life of an iconic American freedom fighter, HARRIET tells the extraordinary tale of Harriet... [More]
Directed By: Kasi Lemmons

#114
#114
Adjusted Score: 29.487%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Ichiko works as a private nurse for a family she has almost become a part of. While Ichiko cares for... [More]
Directed By: Koji Fukada

#113
Adjusted Score: 58.826%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Salamanca 1936. Celebrated writer Miguel de Unamuno supports the military rebellion hoping it will resolve the prevailing chaos in Spain.... [More]
Directed By: Alejandro Amenábar

#112
#112
Adjusted Score: 49.39%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: The desperate struggle of a mother for her emotionally injured adoptive daughter leads to an extreme decision.... [More]
Directed By: Katrin Gebbe

#111

American Woman (2019)
55%

#111
Adjusted Score: 29.733%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: After successfully enacting a violent plot against the United States government, Jenny Shimada (Hong Chau), a young ex-radical, relies on... [More]
Directed By: Semi Chellas

#110

Hope Gap (2020)
47%

#110
Adjusted Score: 38.545%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: The intimate, intense and loving story of HOPE GAP charts the life of Grace (Annette Bening), shocked to learn her... [More]
Directed By: William Nicholson

#109

The Laundromat (2019)
42%

#109
Adjusted Score: 48.765%
Critics Consensus: The Laundromat misuses its incredible cast by taking a disappointingly blunt and unfocused approach to dramatizing the real-life events that inspired it.
Synopsis: When her idyllic vacation takes an unthinkable turn, Ellen Martin (Academy Award winner Meryl Streep) begins investigating a fake insurance... [More]
Directed By: Steven Soderbergh

#108
Adjusted Score: 58.974%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: In the mid-70s, the regional economy drew a lot of scoundrels into Uruguay. Institutions were bankrupted; there was a military... [More]
Starring:
Directed By:

#107
Adjusted Score: 34.5%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: In 1941, the Allied forces hire Yu Jin (Li Gong), a Chinese actress, to work on the ground in Shanghai... [More]
Directed By: Lou Ye

#106

Wasp Network (2019)
41%

#106
Adjusted Score: 41.327%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: In the late 80s and early 90s, rebel groups based in Florida enact violent attacks on Cuba to protest Castro's... [More]
Directed By: Olivier Assayas

#105

Seberg (2020)
37%

#105
Adjusted Score: 39.663%
Critics Consensus: Seberg's frustratingly superficial treatment of a fascinating true story does a disservice to its subject -- and Kristen Stewart's performance in the central role.
Synopsis: Seberg is inspired by true events about the French New Wave darling and Breathless star, Jean Seberg (Kristen Stewart), who... [More]
Directed By: Benedict Andrews

#104

Sibyl (2019)
56%

#104
Adjusted Score: 56.229%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: A sly, sultry character study from filmmaker Justine Triet, SIBYL follows a psychotherapist (Virginie Efira) who decides to quit her... [More]
Directed By: Justine Triet

#103

American Son (2019)
48%

#103
Adjusted Score: 48.13%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Based on the acclaimed Broadway play, the Netflix Television Event AMERICAN SON tells the story of Kendra Ellis-Connor (Emmy-nominee Kerry... [More]
Directed By: Kenny Leon

#102
#102
Adjusted Score: 14.743%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Nicolas III, King of the Belgians, suffers a gunshot wound to the ear during an unfortunate incident in Sarajevo. He... [More]

#101

Guest of Honour (2019)
47%

#101
Adjusted Score: 39.267%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: When a hoax goes very wrong, Veronica, a young teacher, is falsely accused of abusing her position of authority over... [More]
Directed By: Atom Egoyan

#100
#100
Adjusted Score: 27.337%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: The art world and the underworld collide in director Giuseppe Capotondi's elegant and erotic neo-noir thriller, The Burnt Orange Heresy.... [More]
Directed By: Giuseppe Capotondi

#99

Chicuarotes (2019)
20%

#99
Adjusted Score: 14.743%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Directed By: Gael García Bernal

#98

The Goldfinch (2019)
24%

#98
Adjusted Score: 33.271%
Critics Consensus: Beautifully filmed yet mostly inert, The Goldfinch mishandles its source material, flattening a complex narrative into a largely uninvolving disappointment.
Synopsis: "The Goldfinch" is the film adaptation of Donna Tartt's globally acclaimed bestseller of the same name, which won the 2014... [More]
Directed By: John Crowley

#97

Lucy in the Sky (2019)
22%

#97
Adjusted Score: 26.996%
Critics Consensus: Natalie Portman gives it her all, but it isn't enough to overcome Lucy in the Sky's confused approach to its jumbled story.
Synopsis: In LUCY IN THE SKY, Natalie Portman plays Lucy Cola, a strong woman whose determination and drive as an astronaut... [More]
Directed By: Noah Hawley

#96
#96
Adjusted Score: 14.743%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: The movie is set in present day Los Angeles and follows Daphne (Woodley), a thirtysomething woman navigating love and heartbreak... [More]
Directed By: Drake Doremus

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