Best of 2019 Part One: Honorable Mentions

In the year of our lord 2019, I made an effort to broaden my horizons, seeing everything; whether that be good, bad, or someone in between. This list is a compilation of my favorite films out of the nearly 200 films released in the United States in 2019 I had a chance to see. This is a list of my favorites, not what I feel is the best, so some films I may have rated four or four-and-a-half out of five may not be in my favorites of the year because they did not resonate with me the same way that the ones featured in my top 20 did.

So without further ado, here are my four and four-and-a-half star honorable mentions.

Four Star Honorable Mentions

  • In Fabric (Peter Strickland, director)
  • For Sama (Waad Al-Kateab and Edward Watts, directors)
  • The Lego Movie 2- The Second Part (Mike Mitchell, director)
  • Alita: Battle Angel (Robert Rodriguez, director)
  • Tito and the Birds (Gabriel Bitar, Andre Catoto, and Gustavo Steinberg, directors
  • Abominable (Jill Culton and Todd Wilderman, directors)
  • Pokemon Detective Pikachu (Rob Letterman, director)

4.25-Star Honorable Mentions

  • Hustlers (Lorene Scafaria, director)
  • Apollo 11 (Todd Douglas Miller, director)
  • The Biggest Little Farm (Todd Chester, director)
  • Non-Fiction (Olivier Assayas, director)
  • American Woman (Jake Scott, director)
  • Blinded by the Light (Gurinder Chadha, director)
  • First Love (Takashi Miike, director)
  • The Peanut Butter Falcon (Tyler Nilson and Michael Schwartz, directors)
  • Rocketman (Dexter Fletcher (director)
  • Under the Silver Lake (David Robert Mitchell, director)
  • The Lighthouse (Robert Eggers, director)
  • Downton Abbey (Michael Engler, director)
  • Long Shot (Jonathan Levine, director)
  • Shazam! (David F. Sandberg, director)
  • Captain Marvel (Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, directors)
  • Us (Jordan Peele, director)
  • How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (Dean DeBlois, director)
  • Luce (Julius Onah, director)
  • Waves (Trey Edward Shults, director)
  • Ready or Not (Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, director)

4.5-Star Honorable Mentions

  • Climax (Gaspar Noe, director)
  • Marriage Story (Noah Baumbach, director)
  • The Irishman (Martin Scorsese, director)
  • High Life (Claire Denis, director)
  • A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (Marielle Heller, director)
  • Gloria Bell (Sebastian Lelio, director)

Ungraded Honorable Mention

  • The Nightingale (Jennifer Kent, director)

Next time will feature my top nineteen favorite films of 2019. What do you think will make the cut and where? Comment below with your thoughts!

Author: Movie Birb

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