The Best Films of 2019

Mostly out of habit, here are the films I’ve decided I enjoyed the most this year. Guaranteed not to be disavowed until at least mid-January.

New Release Films Watched In 2019

Glass, Loro, Velvet Buzzsaw, The Sisters Brothers, High Flying Bird, On the Basis of Sex, If Beale Street Could Talk, Captain Marvel, High Life, Destroyer, Us, Dumbo, Hellboy, Avengers: Endgame, Knock Down the House, The Kid Who Would Be King, Wine Country, Always Be My Maybe, The Perfection, I Am Mother, Toy Story 4, Yesterday, Shaft, Spider-man: Far From Home, Parasite, Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese, The Final Quarter, Late Night, Captain Marvel, In Fabric, Bacurau, The Dead Don’t Die, The Unknown Saint, The Mountain, The Day Shall Come, Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project, Little Monsters, Hearts and Bones, Sword of Trust, Once Upon a Time In Hollywood, The Lodge, Sunset, Iron Fists and Kung Fu Kicks, The Amazing Johnathan Documentary, The Australian Dream, Ad Astra, Joker, El Camino, Between Two Ferns, The Laundromat, Pain and Glory, The King, Dolemite Is My Name, Doctor Sleep, The Truth, Portrait of a Lady on Fire, Knives Out, The Irishman, 1917, Booksmart, The Report, The Souvenir, The Two Popes, Under the Silver Lake, The Farewell, Tell Me Who I Am, Jojo Rabbit.

Older Films Watched In 2019

Monkey Businees (1931), A Man For All Seasons (1966), Nine To Five (1980), Swiss Army Man (2016), The Stranger (1946), Sully (2016), I Killed My Mother (2009), Avengers: Infinity War (2018), Heartbeats (2010), Unbreakable (2000), Split (2016), Laurence Anyways (2012), ’Round Midnight (1986), Tom at the Farm (2013), Mommy (2014), It’s Only the End of the World (2016), Get Me Roger Stone (2017), My Voyage To Italy (1999), A Personal Journey With Martin Scorsese Through American Movies (1995), P’tit Quiquin (2014), La Vie de Jésus (1997), L’Humanité (1999), Twentynine Palms (2003), Hadewijch (2009), Hors Satan (2011), Camille Claudel 1915 (2013), Ma Loute (2016), Jeannette, L’enfance de Jeanne D’Arc (2017), Coincoin et les Zinhumains (2018), Who’s That Knocking At My Door? (1967), Boxcar Bertha (1972), Mean Streets (1973), Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore (1974), Taxi Driver (1976), New York, New York (1977), The Last Waltz (1978), Raging Bull (1980), The King of Comedy (1982), Personel (1975), The Scar (Blzna) (1976), The Calm (Spokój) (1976), Short Working Day (Krótki Dzien Pracy) (1981), Camera VBuff (Amator) (1979), Blind Chance (Przypadek) (1987), The Dekalog (1988), A Short Film About Killing (Krótki Film o Zabijaniu) (1988), A Short Film about Love (Krotki Film o Milosci) (1988), The Double Life of Veronique (1991), Three Colours: Blue (1993), Three Colours: White (1994), Three Colours: Red (1994), Kartoteka (1979), The Man on the Eiffel Tower (1949), The Night of the Hunter (1955), What We Do in the Shadows (2014), After Hours (1985), The Colour of Money (1986), The Last Temptation of Christ (1988), New York Stories (1989), Goodfellas (1990), Cape Fear (1991), The Age of Innocence (1993), Casino (1995), Bringing Out the Dead (1999), Gangs of New York (2002), The Aviator (2004), No Direction Home (2005), A Letter To Elia (2010), The Departed (2006), Shutter Island (2010), Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018), Hugo (2011), The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), The 50 Year Argument (2014), Public Speaking (2010), Caligula (1979), The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000), The Front Runner (2018), Green Book (2018), The Upside (2017), Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018), Back to the Future (French language) (1985), Creed II (2018), Aquaman (2018), Independence Day: Resurgence (2016), Local Hero (1983), How To Marry a Millionaire (1953), Me and My Gal (1932), Top Hat (1935), Horse Feathers (1932), Duck Soup (1933), Bell, Book and Candle (1958), The Simpsons Movie (2007), Sanjuro (1962), The Landlord (1970), Harold and Maude (1971), The Last Detail (1973), Shampoo (1975), Bound For Glory (1976), Being There (1979), Coming Home (1978), Second-Hand Hearts (1981), Lookin’ To Get Out (1982), Let’s Spend the Night Together (1982), The Slugger’s Wife (1985), 8 Million Ways To Die (1986), Hal (2018), Last Flag Flying (2017), The Invitation (2015), Crazy Rich Asians (2018), Dolemite (1975), Future Schlock (1984), Shoot ’Em Up (2007), Street Scenes (1970), His Lordship (1932), Red Ensign (1934), Something Always Happens (1934), The Fire Raisers (1934), Lazybones (1935), The Night of the Party (1935), The Love Test (1935), The Phantom Light (1935), Inside Out (2015), Crown V. Stevens (1936), The Man Behind the Mask (1936), Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens (2015), Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi (2017), It’s a Wonderful Life (1946).

Short Films Watched In 2019

What’s a Nice Girl Like You Doing in a Place Like This? (1963), It’s Not Just You, Murray! (1964), The Big Shave (1967), Italianamerican (1974), American Boy: A Profile of Steven Prince (1978), The Office (Uzad) (1966), Tramway (Tramwaj) (1966), From the City of Lodz (Z Miasta Lodzi) (1968), First Love (Pierwsza Milosc) (1974), Dekalog I (1988), Dekalog II (1988), Dekalog III (1988), Dekalog IV (1988), Dekalog V (1988), Dekalog VI (1988), Dekalog VII (1988), Dekalog VIII (1988), Dekalog IX (1988), Dekalog IX (1988), Concert of Requests (Koncert Zyczen) (1967), The Photograph (Djecie) (1968), I Was a Soldier (Bylem Zolnierzem) (1970), Factory (Fabryka) (1970), Before the Rally (Przed Rajdem) (1971), Workers ’71: Nothing About Us Without Us (Robotnicy ’71: Nic o Nas Bez Nas) (1971), Between Wreclaw and Zielona Gora (1972), The Principles of Safety and Hygiene in a Copper Mine (1972), Refrain (Refren) (1972), Hospital (Szpital) (1976), X-Ray (Przeswietlenie) (1974), Pedestrian Subway (Przejscie Podziemne) (1974), Curriculum Vitae (Zyciorys) (1975), The Bricklayer (Murarz) (1973), Slate (Klaps) (1976), Seven Women of Different Ages (Siedem Kobiet w Roznym Wieku) (1978), Railway Station (Dworzec) (1980), Talking Heads (Gadajace Glowy) (1980), From a Night Porter’s Point of View (Z Punktu Widzenia Nocnego Portiera) (1977), Made In Milan (1990), Lady by the Sea: The Statue of Liberty (2004), The Audition (2015), Anima (2019), Gulpilil: One Red Blood (2002), The Cobbler’s Lot (2018), Audio Guide (WIP) (2019), Solo Trans (1984), Rynox (1932).

The Best Films of 2018

I saw some films. Here are the ones I liked the most.

New Release Films Watched In 2018

The Shape of Water, Molly’s Game, Black Panther, The Cloverfield Paradox, The Final Year, Mute, The Death of Stalin, A Futile and Stupid Gesture, The Other Side of Hope, A Wrinkle In Time, Ready Player One, A Quiet Place, I Am Not a Witch, The Party, Isle of Dogs, Avengers: Infinity War, Tully, My Friend Dahmer, Breath, Solo: A Star Wars Story, Annihilation, Outside In, Ocean’s Eight, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Foxtrot, Incredibles 2, Hereditary, Upgrade, Robert the Bruce, Ant-Man and the Wasp, Mary Shelley, Mission: Impossible – Fallout, The Breaker Upperers, RBG, The Devil and Father Amorth, Wilflife, The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, First Reformed, The Green Fog, Everybody Knows, The Insult, The Children Act, Museum, Won’t You Be My Neighbour?, Blackkklansman, The Predator, The Hastrman, The Miseducation of Cameron Post, Suspiria, A Star Is Born, Bad Times at the El Royale, First Man, Bohemian Rhapsody, Widows, Sorry To Bother You, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, The Other Side of the Wind, They’ll Love Me When I’m Dead, Mary Poppins Returns, Vice, Black Panther, Spider-man: Into the Spider-verse, Climax, The House That Jack Built, Roma, Three Identical Strangers, Searching, Cold War, Game Night, Mandy, Bird Box, The Favourite, Chappaquiddick, Pope Francis: A Man of His Word, American Animals.

Older Films Watched In 2018

The Curse of the Cat People (1944), Mademoiselle Fifi (1944), The Body Snatcher (1945), A Game of Death (1945), Criminal Court (1946), Born To Kill (Deadlier Than the Male) (1947), Mystery In Mexico (1948), Blood on the Moon (1948), The Set-Up (1949), Two Flags West (1950), Three Secrets (1950), The House on Telegraph Hill (1951), The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951), The Captive City (1952), Something For the Birds (1952), Destination Gobi (1953), So Big (1953), Executive Suite (1954), Helen of Troy (1956), The Desert Rats (1953), Tribute to a Bad Man (1956), Somebody Up There Likes Me (1956), This Could Be the Night (1957), Until They Sail (1957), Run Silent Run Deep (1958), I Want To Live! (1958), Odds Against Tomorrow (1959), Two For the Seaside (1962), The Haunting (1963), The Sound of Music (1965), The Sand Pebbles (1966), Star! (1968), The Andromeda Strain (1971), Two People (1973), The Hindenburg (1975), Audrey Rose (1977), Rooftops (1989), A Storm In Summer (2000), Star Trek: The Motion Picture (Director’s Cut) (1979), West Side Story (1961), Good Times (1967), The Birthday Party (1968), The Night They Raided Minsky’s (1968), The Boys in the Band (1970), The French Connection (1971), The French Connection II (1975), The Exorcist (1977), Wages of Fear (1953), Sorcerer (1977), The Brink’s Job (1978), Cruising (1980), Deal of the Century (1983), To Live and Die in LA (1985), C.A.T. Squad (1986), Rampage (1987), C.A.T. Squad: Python Wolf (1988), The Guardian (1990), Blue Chips (1994), Jade (1995), Rules of Engagement (2000), 12 Angry Men (1997), The Hunted (2003), Bug (2006), Conversation with Fritz Lang (1975), Killer Joe (2011), Revel Highway: Jailbreakers (1994), Easy Rider (1969), The Last Movie (1971), Out of the Blue (1980), Colors (1988), Catchfire (Backtrack) (1990), The Hot Spot (1990), Chasers (1994), Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017), The Disaster Artist (2017), Start the Revolution Without Me (1970), Miss Sloane (2016), Spider-man: Homecoming (2017), Hunt For the Wilderpeople (2016), Hunger (2008), Shame (2011), Thor: Ragnarok (2017), 12 Years a Slave (2013), Barking Dogs Never Bite (2000), Memories of Murder (2003), The Host (2006), O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000), Mother (2009), Snowpiercer (2013), Okja (2017), Tokyo! (2008), Ned (2003), Down Under (2016), Russian Ark (2002), The Cocoanuts (1929), 42 (2013), The Accountant (2016), Queen of Katwe (2016), Animal Crackers (1930), Anomalisa (2016), Charlie Wilson’s War (2007), Sneakers (1992), The Sterile Cuckoo (1969), Klute (1969), Love and Pain and the Whole Damn Thing (1973), The Parallax View (1974), Comes a Horseman (1978), Starting Over (1979), Rollover (1981), Sophie’s Choice (1982), Dream Lover (1986), Jurassic World (2015), See You in the Morning (1989), Presumed Innocent (1990), Consenting Adults (1992), All the President’s Men (1976), Orphans (1987), Lebanon (2009), The Pelican Brief (1993), The Devil’s Own (1997), The Incredibles (2004), 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), The Duellists (1977), Alien (Theatrical Cut) (1979), Blade Runner (Director’s Cut) (1981), Legend (1985), Someone To Watch Over Me (1987), Black Rain (1989), Thelma and Louise (1991), 1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992), White Squall (1996), G.I. Jane (1997), Gladiator (Extended Cut) (2000), Hannibal (2001), Black Hawk Down (2001), Matchstick Men (2003), Perfect Gentlemen (1978), Silkwood (1983), Heartburn (1986), Cookie (1989), When Harry Met Sally (1989), My Blue Heaven (1990), This Is My Life (1992), Sleepless In Seattle (1993), Mixed Nuts (1994), Michael (1996), You’ve Got Mail (1998), Lucky Numbers (2000), Hanging Up (2000), Bewitched (2005), Julie & Julia (2009), Everything Is Copy (2015), Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation (2015), Kingdom of Heaven (Director’s Cut) (2005), A Good Year (2006), American Gangster (2007), Body of Lies (2008), Robin Hood (2010), Prometheus (2012), The Counselor (2013), Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014), The Martian (2015), Alien: Covenant (2017), All the Money in the World (2017), Spirits of the Air, Gremlins of the Clouds (1989), Class Reunion (1982), Mr Mom (1983), National Lampoon’s Vacation (1983), Sixteen Candles (1984), National Lampoon’s European Vacation (1985), The Breakfast Club (1985), Weird Science (1985), Pretty In Pink (1986), Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986), Some Kind of Wonderful (1987), Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987), The Great Outdoors (1988), She’s Having a Baby (1988), National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989), Uncle Buck (1989), Home Alone (1990), Career Opportunities (1991), Curly Sue (1991), Dutch (1991), Beethoven (1992), Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992), Home Alone 3 (1997), Dennis the Menace (1993), Baby’s Day Out (1994), Reach the Rock (1998), Nate and Hayes (1983), Flubber (1997), Miracle on 34th Street (1994), Don’t You Forget About Me (2010), Tony Robbins: I Am Not Your Guru (2016), Little Evil (2017), The Fireman’s Ball (1967), Paddington 2 (2017), Summer in the City (1971), The Goalkeeper’s Fear of the Penalty (1972), The Scarlet Letter (1973), Alice in the Cities (1974), The Wrong Move (1975), Kings of the Road (1976), The American Friend (1977), Lightning Over Water (1980), Hammett (1982), Paris, Texas (1984), Wings of Desire (1987), Until the End of the World (1991), The State of Things (1982), Lisbon Story (1994), Buena Vista Social Club (1999), A Trick of the Light (1995), The End of Violence (1997), The Million Dollar Hotel (2000), Land of Plenty (2004), Don’t Come Knocking (2005), Every Thing Will Be Fine (2015), Submergence (2017), Palermo Shooting (2008), Faraway, So Close (1993), Pina (2011), The Salt of the Earth (2014), The Moon is the Sun’s Dream (1992), Threesome (1997), Joint Security Area (2000), Sympathy For Mr Vengeance (2002), Oldboy (2003), If You Were Me (2003), Three… Extremes (2004), Lady Vengeance (2005), I’m a Cyborg, But That’s OK (2006), Thirst (2009), Stoker (2013), The Handmaiden (2016), Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them (2016), The Element of Crime (1984), Europa (1991), Breaking the Waves (1996), The Idiots (1998), Epidemic (1987), Dancer in the Dark (2000), Dogville (2003), The Boss of It All (2006), Medea (1988), Manderlay (2005), Antichrist (2009), Melancholia (2011), Nymphomaniac Vol. I (2013), Nymphomaniac Vol. II (2013), D-Day (2000), It’s a Wonderful Life (1946), Monty Python’s Life of Brian (1979), The Magic Christian (1969).

Short Films Watched In 2018

World of Tomorrow (2015), World of Tomorrow Episode Two: The Burden of Other People’s Problems (2017), The People vs Paul Crump (1962), Putting It Together: The Making of a Broadway Album (1985), Homeless (2000), Pashmy Dreams (2008), Bear (1993), Five Easy Pieces (1995), Deadpan (1997), Illuminer (2001), Incoherence (1994), Influenza (2004), In One Breath: Alexander Sokurov’s Russian Ark (2003), Jack-Jack Attack (2005), Bao (2018), Accidence (2018), Springman and the SS (1946), Room 666 (1982), Judgement (1999), Night Fishing (2011), Day Trip (2012), A Rose Reborn (2014), Bitter Sweet Seoul (2014), Perfect Human (1967), Dimension 1991-2024 (2010).