This thread is for talking about whatever movies/TV/books you enjoyed (or hated, or just want to mention) in 2019. So please use the comments for that!
(I haven’t seen the new Star Wars yet, but I’m planning to see it soon, so no spoilers please!)
I’ll go first:
I’ve been seeing people posting “top ten movies of the year” lists and it made me wonder, did I even see ten movies that were released in 2019?
So I looked at this list of all the movies released (in the US) in 2019, and it turned out I’d seen way more than I thought. Twenty-six, in fact. Which seems like a lot. Still only a tiny fraction of the films that came out.
My favorite movie of 2019: Parasite. Followed by Toy Story 4.
My favorite TV show of 2019: Unbelievable. Followed by Bojack Horseman.
My favorite graphic novel of 2019: Berlin.
Anyway, here’s the list of movies.
- Happy Death Day 2U
- Alita: Battle Angel
- Fighting With My Family
- Captain Marvel
- Gloria Bell
- Ash Is Purest White
- Avengers: Endgame
- John Wick: Chapter 3
- Toy Story 4
- Spider-Man: Far From Home
- Once Upon A Time In Hollywood
- Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbes & Shaw
- Ready or Not
- Zombieland: Double Tap
- Terminator: Dark Fate
- Frozen II
- Knives Out
- Jumanji: The Next Level
- Richard Jewell
- Little Women
Thirteen of the movies I saw were either sequels or, if not exactly a sequel, parts of a pre-existing franchise (Captain Marvel and Shazam!) or intended as the start of a franchise (Alita). Two were subtitled (Parasite and Ash Is Purist White). Four were (at least nominally) horror movies. Four were superhero movies. Twelve were action movies (more or less, genre boundaries are fuzzy). Thirteen had female main characters. Five had visibly non-white main characters. Ten are sort of art-housey movies. Two were animated.
I enjoyed all of these movies to some degree, although there are some here I certainly wouldn’t recommend. The 2019 movie I most regret not seeing is The Farewell: Hopefully I’ll catch it at some point.
Okay, your turn!