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).