It’s Oscar Sunday, so today’s the day we release our annual top 10 list of the Best Films of 2019 (in my humble opinion). You can also read our top 10 list of the Best Production Design of 2019 with the best-supporting visuals I could find. Do also check out last year’s top 10 list, the Best Films of 2018 and let me know what you think.
I have chosen from any feature-length narrative film theatrically released in 2019 that I have seen from beginning to end excluding documentaries and animated films.
BEST FILMS OF 2018
10) Jojo Rabbit
A young boy in Hitler’s army finds out his mother is hiding a Jewish girl in their home.
9) Little Women
Jo March reflects back and forth on her life, telling the beloved story of the March sisters – four young women, each determined to live life on her own terms.
8) The Irishman
An aging hitman recalls his time with the mob and the intersecting events with his friend, Jimmy Hoffa, through the 1950-70s.
7) The Two Popes
Behind Vatican walls, the conservative Pope Benedict XVI and the liberal future Pope Francis must find common ground to forge a new path for the Catholic Church.
April 6th, 1917. As a regiment assembles to wage war deep in enemy territory, two soldiers are assigned to race against time and deliver a message that will stop 1,600 men from walking straight into a deadly trap.
5) Uncut Gems
With his debts mounting and angry collectors closing in, a fast-talking New York City jeweler risks everything in hope of staying afloat and alive.
On the eve of their high school graduation, two academic superstars and best friends realize they should have worked less and played more. Determined not to fall short of their peers, the girls try to cram four years of fun into one night.
3) Corpus Christi
Daniel experiences a spiritual transformation in a detention center. Although his criminal record prevents him from applying to the seminary, he has no intention of giving up his dream and decides to minister a small-town parish.
2) Marriage Story
Noah Baumbach’s incisive and compassionate look at a marriage breaking up and a family staying together.
A poor family, the Kims, con their way into becoming the servants of a rich family, the Parks. But their easy life gets complicated when their deception is threatened with exposure.
What are your thoughts on our top 10 best films of 2019 list? Do you agree with my picks or did I miss the mark? I’d really love to know what you think about these films in the comments below, and I’ll be sure to respond.