The Best Movies of 2019 (So Far)

 

With 2019 coming to an end it is safe to say This year is one of the greatest for movies and cinema  From  The Upside,The LEGO movie 2: The Second Part, Alita: Battle Angel, Happy Death Day 2U, How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, Captain Marvel, Us, Shazam!, Avengers: Endgame, Long Shot, Pokemon Detective Pikachu, John Wick: Chapter 3 Parabellum, Alladin, Booksmart, Rocketman, Godzilla: King of the Monsters, The Secret Life of Pets 2, Dark Phoenix, Late Night, MIB, Shaft, Child’s Play, Toy Story 4, Annabelle Comes Home, Spider-Man: Far From Home, Midsommar, The Farewell, The Lion King, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw, Midsommar, The Angry Birds Movie 2, Parasite,  It Chapter Two, Crawl, Downton Abbey, Rambo: Last Blood, Joker, Gemini Man, The Adams Family, El Camino, Zombieland: Double Tap, Jojo Rabbit, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, Ad Astra to Robert Eggers Light House filled with nightmare of unimpeachable insanity in black-and-white.

 

Although there are still more potentially great films set to premiere in the coming months, including

  • 1  The Irishman
  • 1 Terminator: Dark Fate
  • 15 Charlies Angels
  • 15 Ford v Ferrari
  • 22 Frozen
  • 22 A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
  • Nov 27 Knives Out
  • Dec 13 Jumanji: The Next Level
  • Dec 20 Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
  • Dec 27 Clemency

 

Here are the top 10 movies that grace the movie industry so far 2019

freedom as a “lost toy.” the voice cast – including Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele as a conjoined bunny and duck  Plus, it has Keanu Reeves stealing every scene he’s in as Duke Caboom, the greatest Canadian motorcycle daredevil to ever grace the silver screen.

20. Transit

(Drama)

In a Europe that simultaneously resembles today and 1940, German expat Georg (Franz Rogowski) endeavors to escape Paris before the arrival of encroaching Nazi-esque fascists. Arriving in Marseilles, he befriends the African son (Lilien Batman) and wife (Maryam Zaree) of a former comrade.

Through circumstance, he also assumes the guise of famous writer Weidel, whose possessions he acquires and whose documentation permitting travel to Mexico await him at the port city’s embassy.

So too does Weidel’s wife Marie (Paula Beer), who repeatedly mistakes Georg for her husband, and who longs for reunion even as she continues an affair with a man (Godehard Giese) whose obsessive amour prevents him from departing.

19. The Great Hack

(Documentry)

Karim Amer and Jehane Noujaim’s infuriating documentary details the Cambridge Analytica scandal via the work of reporters and whistleblowers intent on exposing the company’s function as a tool of right-wing extremists both in America and abroad.

Analytica stole the data of 87 million Facebook users and then utilized it to target swing voters with political propaganda on behalf of clients like Brexit and the 2016 Trump campaign.

In doing so, it reveals a terrifying digital new world order where data is the most valuable commodity, as well as the key to conducting psychological warfare on a heretofore unheard-of scale. It’s the horror film of the year.

18. It Chapter Two

(Thriller/Mystery)

Now adults It: Chapter 2, see grown-ups James McAvoy, Jessica Chastain and Bill Hader, The Losers Club returns to Derry, Maine to again confront unspeakable evil the Andres Muschietti’s sprawling, character-driven companion piece to his 2017 blockbuster.

As before, that enclave’s malevolence is personified by Pennywise the Dancing Clown (Bill Skarsgård), an unholy sewer-dwelling circus freak who feasts on fear, and whose hunger for revenge powers the film’s finest set pieces, including a showdown in a hall of mirrors.

With the Stephen King adaptations focusing on the efforts of its now-grown protagonists to conquer the anxieties, doubts and regrets that, following their childhood ordeal, have come to define them.

17. Ad Astra

(Drama/Fantasy)

James Gray’s Ad Astra is a distinctive vision of the grand abyss lying beyond our planet, as well as an affecting investigation into man’s longing for communion.

In the near future, Major Roy McBride (Brad Pitt) is sent on a top-secret mission to Neptune, where his commanders believe his legendary father Clifford (Tommy Lee Jones) missing for decades on a quest to find intelligent E.T.

Life is alive, and causing intergalactic pulses that threaten Earth. His quest is fraught with literal danger and, also, emotional, psychological, and spiritual peril, as Roy searches the heavens for the indifferent father that abandoned him.

 

 

16. Avengers: Endgame

(Fantasy/Sci-fi)

Avengers: Endgame, the culmination of its decade-plus run of interconnected films, which offers not only surprising twists and electric superhero spectacle, but also routine chances for its illustrious cast to actually act.

This latest saga finds Earth’s Mightiest Heroes trying to undo big bad Thanos population-halving “Snapture.”

Marvel saves the best for last at least in terms of this phase of its sprawling cinematic universe with Avengers: Endgame.

 

 

15. Crawl

(Drama/Thriller)

During an apocalyptic Florida hurricane, struggling but talented collegiate swimmer Haley (Kaya Scodelario) goes in search of her MIA father Dave (Barry Pepper), whom she finds in the basement of their old home, wounded and trapped by a swarm of alligators.

A trip to the gators’ egg-laying nursery is a particular highlight, although singling out one of the film’s showstoppers seems almost unfair. From start to finish, Crawl is the sort of edge-of-your-seat, cringing-with-delight thriller that Hollywood rarely makes these days.

14. Captain Marvel

(Fantasy/Sci-fi)

Captain Marvel is an extraterrestrial Kree warrior who finds herself caught in the middle of an intergalactic battle between her people and the Skrulls.

Living on Earth in 1995, she keeps having recurring memories of another life as U.S. Air Force pilot Carol Danvers.

With help from Nick Fury, Captain Marvel tries to uncover the secrets of her past while harnessing her special superpowers to end the war with the evil Skrulls.

13. The Lighthouse

(Drama/Thriller)

Shot in luminously grainy 4:3 black-and-white that gives the action the look of a weathered old photograph, scored to unholy bellowing and siren shrieks, and driven by ornate storybook dialogue fit for a nautical nightmare, it’s a film about guilt, shame and greed (and the psychosis it begets) that exudes cramped, soggy malevolence.

On a New England rock enshrouded in crashing-wave mist and bombarded with torrential rain, 19th-century lighthouse keepers Thomas Wake (Willem Dafoe) and Ephraim Winslow (Robert Pattinson) tend to their duties, with the former manning the illuminated tower and the latter maintaining their domicile and coal-burning furnace.

Their laborious toil is compounded first by interpersonal tensions over Wake’s possessiveness regarding the lighthouse itself, and then by run-ins with squawking gulls (vessels for dead sailors’ spirits, says Wake) and visions of slimy tentacles and inviting mermaids.

12. Parasite

(Drama/Mystery)

Kim Ki-taek, an unemployed driver, lives with his wife Chung-sook, son Ki-woo and daughter Ki-jeong in a shabby semi-basement apartment. The family struggles to survive, working low-paying gigs such as folding pizza boxes. Ki-woo’s friend Min-hyuk visits the family and gives them a large rock supposed to bring them wealth before he leaves to study abroad.

He suggests Ki-woo take over his job as an English tutor for the wealthy Park family’s youngest daughter, Da-hye. In the lavish Park mansion, Ki-woo is interviewed by Mrs. Park to tutor Da-hye, and is hired after Mrs. Park sees his talents in action.

Learning of Mrs. Park’s struggle to find an art teacher for her younger child, Da-song, Ki-woo suggests a “professional” named Jessica, who in reality is Ki-jeong. Once hired, Ki-jeong gets Mr. Park’s driver fired and replaced with her “Uncle Kim”: Ki-taek. The Kims soon get housekeeper Moon-gwang fired, with Choong-sook hired in her place, employing the entire Kim family.

11. Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

(Fantasy/Action)

Maleficent encounters a conniving queen who hatches a devious plot to destroy the land’s fairies. Hoping to stop her, Maleficent joins forces with a seasoned warrior and a group of outcasts to battle the queen and her powerful army.

 

 

10. Midsommar

(Drama/Thriller)

A couple travel to Sweden to visit their friend’s rural hometown for its fabled midsummer festival, but what begins as an idyllic retreat quickly devolves into an increasingly violent and bizarre competition at the hands of a pagan cult.

College student Dani Ardor is traumatized after her sister Terri kills their parents and herself by filling their home with carbon monoxide. The incident further strains Dani’s relationship with her emotionally distant boyfriend, Christian Hughes, an anthropology graduate student. The following summer, Dani learns that Christian and his friends, Mark and Josh, have been invited by their Swedish friend, Pelle, to attend a midsummer celebration at Pelle’s ancestral commune, the Hårga, in Hälsingland. Pelle explains that this iteration of the celebration only occurs every ninety years.

9.  John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum

(Thriller/Mystery)

Improving on Chapter 2, director Stahelski stages his set pieces as exercises in vicious physicality, In Parabellum, Wick teams up with Laurence Fishburne, Ian McShane, and Halle Berry (and her two crotch-fixated German shepherds) in order to stave off death at the hands of the world’s assassins, all of whom seek a bounty on his head.

No franchise dispenses more crazily choreographed violence than John Wick, in which savagery is carried out with both concussive force and dancer-like grace.

8. El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie

(Drama/Crime-Drama)

In a flashback, Jesse Pinkman and Mike Ehrmantraut discuss their departure from Walter White’s meth business. Jesse asks Mike where he would go to start over and Mike says if he was younger he would go to Alaska, an idea Jesse finds appealing. Jesse expresses a desire to make amends for past wrongdoing, but Mike cautions that starting over will make it impossible.

7. Shazam

(Fantasy/Sci-fi)

We all have a superhero inside of us — it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In 14-year-old Billy Batson’s case, all he needs to do is shout out one word to transform into the adult superhero Shazam. Still a kid at heart.

 

6. Toy Story 4

(Fantasy/Adventure)

Pixar’s animated toys are back in Toy Story 4, Woody (Tom Hanks), Buzz Lightyear (Tim Allen) and the rest Now the property of kindergarten-bound Bonnie, who’s disinterested in playing with him, Woody finds meaning in life by protecting her newest plaything: Forky (Tony Hale), a makeshift weirdo crafted from trash. Their ensuing road-trip odyssey leads Woody to Bo Peep (Annie Potts), now enjoying her.

5. The Last Black Man in San Francisco

(Drama)

The Last Black Man in San Francisco affords narrative and aesthetic surprises around every corner, the story of two friends who, like their hometown, are in a state of uneasy transition.

For skateboarding Jimmie (Jimmie Fails), nothing would be finer than reclaiming his childhood residence, a gorgeous Victorian in the Fillmore District that he proudly proclaims was built by his grandfather. Jimmie’s awkward aspiring-playwright pal Mont (Jonathan Majors) goes along with his plan to move into the abode once the current tenants are forced to leave (over an estate dispute).

4. Once Upon a Time in…Hollywood

(Drama/Thriller)

TV Western star Rick Dalton (Leonardo Dicaprio) and his loyal stuntman Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt) Led by DiCaprio and Pitt’s superb turns as artists trying to stay afloat in a radically transforming industry.

Cliff Booth a war veteran who lives in a trailer with his pit bull, Brandy  drives Dalton around because Dalton’s alcoholism has resulted in multiple DUIs. Booth struggles to find work since his wife’s death, whom he is rumored to have murdered.

Actress Sharon Tate and her husband, director Roman Polanski, have moved next door to Dalton, who dreams of befriending them to restore his status. That night, Tate and Polanski attend a celebrity-filled party at the Playboy Mansion.

 

3. The Burial of Kojo

(Drama/Thriller)

The Burial of Kojo is a story about reunion, loss and reconciliation that exists somewhere between reality and fantasy.about a young Ghanaian girl named Esi (Cynthia Dankwa) whose father Kojo (Joseph Otsiman) is convinced by his back-in-the-picture brother Kwabena (Kobina Amissah-Sam) to move their family from a village on stilts in the middle of a lake to the big city, where greater economic prosperity supposedly awaits them.

 

2. Spider-Man: Far From Home

(Fantasy/Sci-fi)

In Ixtenco, Mexico, Nick Fury and Maria Hill investigate an unnatural storm and encounter the Earth Elemental. Quentin Beck, a super-powered individual, arrives to fight the creature.

In New York City, the Midtown School of Science and Technology completes its academic year which was restarted to accommodate the students who disappeared during the five-year period known as “the Blip”. They had reappeared eight months earlier thanks to the actions of the Avengers.

1. Joker

(Drama/Thriller)

Party clown and aspiring stand-up comedian Arthur Fleck lives with his mother, Penny, in Gotham City. Gotham is rife with crime and unemployment, leaving segments of the population disenfranchised and impoverished.

Arthur suffers from a disorder that causes him to laugh at inappropriate times, and depends on social services for medication. After a gang attacks him in an alley, Arthur’s co-worker, Randall, lends him a gun. Arthur invites his neighbor, single mother Sophie, to his stand-up comedy show, and they begin dating.