There are many Hollywood movies for you that must be on your watchlist from 2019 but I thought why not make it easy for you. From 1939 to the 2009 year’s that end in nine seem to have like the best movies. Let’s see if 2019 can join that list. Today we’re counting down our picks for the top 10 best movies of 2019 so far. That means we’re looking at the movies released in the first half of 2019 that are sure to stick with us. Let’s check them out.
Movies for you from 2019 (So Far)
10 – Apollo 11
It takes a true feat of filmmaking to transport audiences back in time but that is exactly what director Todd Douglas Miller accomplishes in the documentary Apollo 11, captivating exploration of the 1969 mission that put a man on the moon. Since the spaceflight happened fifty years ago you wouldn’t think there’d be much left to say through never before released footage that Miller’s team recovered and gorgeously restored, however, this historic milestone is given a whole new perspective. Well, it seems to be an early frontrunner for the Best Documentary Feature Oscar, Apollo 11 shouldn’t be forgotten by the editing branch for condensing hundreds of hours of footage into a tight 93 minutes. See this one in IMAX for sure because you don’t want to miss such movies for you.
9 – The Souvenir
This British dramas understated approach may be an acquired taste for some. Once you peel back the film’s various layers though you’ll find an involving coming-of-age story that’s sure to resonate with anyone who’s been in an unhealthy relationship. Acting opposite her mother Tilda Swinton honor Swinton burn delivers a breakthrough performance as Julie. A young film student Julie becomes romantically linked to the mysterious Anthony played by Tom Burke. Although Anthony appears charming it soon becomes clear that he’s an addict and a liar. It’s Julie who’s lying to herself however as she repeatedly makes excuses for Anthony’s behavior. Writer-director Joanna hogs semi the autobiographical narrative isn’t always easy to watch but the film’s insight into human nature is a meaningful souvenir in itself.
8 – High Life
Robert Pattinson has certainly come a long way since Edward Cullen. In High Life, Pattinson turns in a multi-faceted performance as Monty a criminal living out his death sentence on a spaceship where prisoners find themselves at the mercy of Dr. Dibbs played by a seductive Juliette Binoche. High life encompasses the visual flair of a sci-fi blockbuster like interstellar and the humanity of a sci-fi arthouse picture like Solaris. It’s a psychological and erotic thriller set against the chilling backdrop of deep space. The film is also very much in the spirit of Stanley Kubrick playing out like 2001 a Space Odyssey Meets The Shining anchoring the ship is director/co-writer Claire Denis who balances themes of isolation and redemption.
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7 – Shazaam
Well, not as grand in scale as Wonder Woman or Aquaman, Shazam delivers exactly what we’ve been wanting out of the DCU. Now officially cleansed of its needlessly gritty roots, the film is fun colorful and humorous but it doesn’t feel like a Marvel wannabe if anything. The two superhero movies Shazam shares the most in common with our Richard Donner’s original Superman and it’s 1980 sequel. Speaking of the 80s Shazam takes a few cues from those decades defining blockbusters like The Goonies gremlins and particularly big. The film’s success can largely be attributed to Zachary Levi who convincingly portrays a boy trapped in a Superman’s body and Aher Angel who paints an authentic portrait of a child coping with abandonment. Of all the movies for you from 2019, Shazam is the funniest ride to enjoy at every end.
6 – Rocketman
From Bohemian Rhapsody to Rocket Man director Dexter Fletcher has played a hand in two of the most rousing musical biopics of the past decade. Rami Malek won the Best Actor Academy Award for his performance as Freddie Mercury and we wouldn’t be surprised if Taryn Edgerton finds himself in a similar position for his electrifying the portrayal of Elton John. Edgerton ten blasts off the silver screen as the charismatic English singer taking the audience on a voyage down the yellow brick road. The film chronicles John’s neglected childhood rise to superstardom and battle with substance abuse all of which is set to a pitch-perfect selection of songs. The result is not only a stimulating jukebox musical but also a fascinating look behind the heart-shaped glasses.
5 – How to train your dragon: The hidden world
2019 is sure to go down as a landmark year for animated sequels. the lego movie 2 was a gleeful a follow-up to its 2014 predecessor and the hidden world concluded the How to Train Your Dragon series on an appropriately bittersweet note. the story of hiccup and toothless is perhaps the closest an animated franchise has come to replicating the magic of Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings trilogy. each chapter raised the stakes expanding upon the lore and took the action to new heights. most importantly the series never stopped evolving its characters. Hiccup is one of the few animated protagonists we got to see grow from adolescents to manhood over the course of multiple films and shows culminating in a satisfying send-off. This, another best one from the lot of excellent movies for you, shoots tickles with each part.Ergo, start watching the series from part one if you haven’t watched it yet.
4 – Book Smart
The funniest movie of the year so far also just might be the wisest. Olivia Wilde’s foray into filmmaking is carried by the wonderful dynamic between stars beanie Feldstein and Caitlyn Bieber. The two actresses reportedly made an instant connection upon meeting deciding to move in with each other shortly after. Their genuine bond translates beautifully to the screen in this honest and hilarious high school comedy. Like American Graffiti and super bad the story takes place roughly over the course of a day as the characters try to make up for the lost time and come to grips with the future. Billie Lourd Skyler Joe Sandow and Jason Sudeikis round out anna brewery supporting cast continually delivering laughs while our leads give the film a beating heart.
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3 – John Wick: chapter 3 – Parabellum
We’ve seen John wick overcome impossible odds before but parabellum pits an entire world of assassins against him around every corner somebody is either throwing punches shooting bullets or chucking knives at Mr. Wick. Although John remains a force to be reckoned with this third chapter pushes him to his limits like never before. It’s a good thing he receives a little backup from Halle Berry and of course a couple of canine companions. the director chats to hell ski ups the high-octane action while keeping it grounded and also dugs deeper into the mysterious world of assassins. Keanu Reeves has never been better in a role that will forever be remembered for kick-starting the Keanu sauce.
2 – Us
It won’t be wrong to say that Us happens to be one of the best horror movies for you that came in 2019. Just as he didn’t get out, Jordan Peele blends elements of horror and humor in us although his follow-up film leans more heavily on the horror side. Nevertheless, Us is every bit as unique as peels directorial debut once again proving that he is a visionary whose voice cannot be replicated. it’s like a classic Twilight Zone episode the film takes a fantastical premise and brings it into the real world with biting social commentary. Each actor turns in a stellar duel performance although the MVP is easily Lupita Nyong’o who blurs the lines between empathetic and pure evil. Fittingly enough this is one of those movies that you need to watch at least twice to fully appreciate its rich themes, clever symbolism and killer twists.
1 – Avengers: Endgame – One of the best movies for you from 2019
Between Captain Marvel and especially Avengers endgame 2019 has proven that there is no such thing as Marvel fatigue. after 21 movies and 11 years and game delivered everything we could have hoped for and we mean everything. every character is given their due. Every risk the filmmakers take pays off and every storyline the Infinity Saga has set up miraculously comes together. It’s a movie that’ll have you crying at least once, cheering at least twice and re-watching over and over again. We’d say the MCU is never gonna top the cinematic achievement but then again many of us thought the same about the original Avengers in any case a new standard has been set for superhero crossovers and modern Hollywood epics.
Well, that number one seems inevitable you see what I did there any way I can’t wait to see what other great Keanu Reeves movies we get this year.
Let us know in the comments what great movies you’ve seen in 2019 so far.