A very interesting and strong year for movies, with some of the biggest franchises releasing their biggest instalments. I think it’ll be a while until we see a year on the scale of 2019 again (if ever).
I’ve got to say the last few years have been pretty incredible for movies, the number of big franchise movies that are coming out that are genuinely great has been impressive, plus every year more and more Netflix movies seem to be released that are of a high standard. To be honest 2019 is no different, the big movies delivered and I saw a load of Netflix movies that I really enjoyed.
I’ve actually done a top twelve this year as I couldn’t quite cut it down to ten, and I also haven’t ranked them as the films are all so different. Marriage Story and Avengers: Endgame for example are so good, but completely different genres I couldn’t say one is better than the other, so here they are: -
TOP MOVIES OF 2019
- Toy Story 4
- John Wick: Chapter 3
- Knives Out
- The Irishman
- Marriage Story
- I Lost My Body
As with every year there’s films I enjoyed but didn’t quite make the main list, these are: -
- Alita: Battle Angel
- El Camino: A BREAKING BAD Movie
- Dolemite Is My Name
- In The Shadow Of The Moon
- Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
Don’t get me wrong I enjoyed the final instalment of the Skywalker saga, but considering The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi were my films of the year in their respective release years, The Rise of Skywalker is a significant step down. Structurally the film itself is a bit all over the place, they’re trying to cram so much in that it just feels a bit all over the place. It’s also very clear the trilogy wasn’t planned out with an overarching vision, I think they could have produced a sequel that followed The Last Jedi focusing on Kylo Ren as the lead antagonist, but bringing back Palpatine just felt shoe-horned in.
As I say it’s enjoyable, but I was definitely disappointed by it, TLJ and TFA felt special, TROS just felt okay.
That’s it, that’s my top movies of 2019, now on 2020!
Written by @RossBishop for MoviePush. Follow Ross on Twitter.