Top 50 Movies of 2019

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1. Parasite (2019)

R | 132 min | Comedy, Drama, Thriller

95 Metascore

All unemployed, Ki-taek and his family take peculiar interest in the wealthy and glamorous Parks, as they ingratiate themselves into their lives and get entangled in an unexpected incident.

Director: Joon-ho Bong | Stars: Kang-ho Song, Sun-kyun Lee, Yeo-jeong Jo, Woo-sik Choi

Votes: 68,938

Infectiously magnetic as a “home invasion” heist thriller, rapturous comedy, and social parable; “Parasite” is nearly flawless on every level, epitomizing an archetype of originality and vision. Each scene bleeds with a rarely executed pirouette of sharp wit, malevolence, and edge-of-your-seat uncertainty. Director Bong Joon-Ho has executed a profound discernment on the human condition, and how class dictates how we view one another

2. Joker (2019)

R | 122 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

59 Metascore

In Gotham City, mentally-troubled comedian Arthur Fleck is disregarded and mistreated by society. He then embarks on a downward spiral of revolution and bloody crime. This path brings him face-to-face with his alter-ego: "The Joker".

Director: Todd Phillips | Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Frances Conroy

Votes: 450,400 | Gross: $192.73M

While predicated upon post-modernist character studies of old; “Joker” finds its own identity in stark mood, antiquated texture, and an ambiguity as enigmatic as its unreliable narrator. Joaquin Phoenix gives a towering performance, making the character his own in an intrepid film that dares to elicit the type of contemplative conjecture found only in the most daring cinematic efforts of the past decade

3. Avengers: Endgame (2019)

PG-13 | 181 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

78 Metascore

After the devastating events of Avengers: Infinity War (2018), the universe is in ruins. With the help of remaining allies, the Avengers assemble once more in order to reverse Thanos' actions and restore balance to the universe.

Directors: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth

Votes: 599,992 | Gross: $858.37M

A generational epic; “Avengers: Endgame” is the emotionally nuanced and marvelously architected culmination of the MCU’s strongest variables. Providing breathtaking sequences of fan service, and effectively finalizing each hero’s character arch; Endgame is a deeply personal, wildly ambitious, Superhero movie for the ages.

4. Luce (2019)

R | 109 min | Drama

72 Metascore

A married couple is forced to reckon with their idealized image of their son, adopted from war-torn Eritrea, after an alarming discovery by a devoted high school teacher threatens his status as an all-star student.

Director: Julius Onah | Stars: Naomi Watts, Octavia Spencer, Tim Roth, Kelvin Harrison Jr.

Votes: 2,854 | Gross: $1.78M

Providing a multitude of unnerving sociopolitical reflections; “Luce” is an urgent challenge of our expectations and underlying sensibilities while still functioning as a taut psychological thriller

5. The Art of Self-Defense (2019)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

65 Metascore

After being attacked on the street, a young man enlists at a local dojo, led by a charismatic and mysterious sensei, in an effort to learn how to defend himself from future threats.

Director: Riley Stearns | Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Alessandro Nivola, Imogen Poots, Steve Terada

Votes: 11,232 | Gross: $2.41M

A gleefully depraved love child of the more tantalizing features from Quentin Tarantino, Wes Anderson, and David Fincher’s “Fight Club”. This is a pitch-black comic satire that pulls no punches in its caustic wit and biting social politics. “The Art of Self Defense” is a nightmarish parable and audaciously provocative exploration into the confines of toxic masculinity.

6. The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019)

PG-13 | 97 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

70 Metascore

Zak runs away from his care home to make his dream of becoming a wrestler come true.

Directors: Tyler Nilson, Michael Schwartz | Stars: Shia LaBeouf, Dakota Johnson, Zack Gottsagen, John Hawkes

Votes: 12,454 | Gross: $13.12M

For viewers who find themselves fatigued by formula; this profoundly earnest adventure is bound to tickle your sense uninhibited fancy. “Peanut Butter Falcon” is a modern fable that synchronizes delicate topics of the subnormal and disenfranchised with effortless optimism and compassion.

7. Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood (2019)

R | 161 min | Comedy, Drama

83 Metascore

A faded television actor and his stunt double strive to achieve fame and success in the film industry during the final years of Hollywood's Golden Age in 1969 Los Angeles.

Director: Quentin Tarantino | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Emile Hirsch

Votes: 226,647 | Gross: $135.37M

Tarantino’s latest exhibition of unequivocal zest and ultra-violent virtue provides the uncommon maturity and insight of a filmmaker in his purest, most self-discerning form. “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” traverses patient and temperately in an intricately lived-in canvas, and thoughtfully dissects the artist’s entire body of work with punch-drunk pizzazz.

8. The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019)

R | 121 min | Drama

83 Metascore

A young man searches for home in the changing city that seems to have left him behind.

Director: Joe Talbot | Stars: Jimmie Fails, Jonathan Majors, Rob Morgan, Tichina Arnold

Votes: 5,181 | Gross: $4.52M

“People aren’t just one thing” befittingly proclaimed by the film’s lead character, acts as a deeply profound reflection on this poetically nuanced and intimately life-affirming directorial debut. “Last Black Man in San Francisco” balances a euphoric visual palate with trenchant themes of racial compartmentalization to engender a moving and powerfully understated investigation of african-american identity

9. Us (II) (2019)

R | 116 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

81 Metascore

A family's serene beach vacation turns to chaos when their doppelgängers appear and begin to terrorize them.

Director: Jordan Peele | Stars: Lupita Nyong'o, Winston Duke, Elisabeth Moss, Tim Heidecker

Votes: 159,561 | Gross: $175.01M

A genre-fused, eclectic fable from a visionary of modern film; one thats distinctive style is only matched by its expert craftsmanship and metaphorical template. “Us” is both exceptionally original and meticulously structured

10. Pain & Glory (2019)

R | 113 min | Drama

88 Metascore

A film director reflects on the choices he's made in life as past and present come crashing down around him.

Director: Pedro Almodóvar | Stars: Antonio Banderas, Asier Etxeandia, Leonardo Sbaraglia, Nora Navas

Votes: 17,490

With grace and meta-mystique; director Pedro Almodovar finds himself effortlessly balancing tonal inequities and self awareness with precision and flair, in a vibrant and moving ode to filmmaking and artistic inspiration

11. The Lighthouse (I) (2019)

R | 109 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

83 Metascore

The hypnotic and hallucinatory tale of two lighthouse keepers on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s.

Director: Robert Eggers | Stars: Willem Dafoe, Robert Pattinson, Valeriia Karaman

Votes: 13,031 | Gross: $0.43M

An enigmatic and immersive incarnate of atmosphere and claustrophobia. “The Lighthouse” shines upon two dynamic performances, and an expert integration of visual storytelling- presenting the fractured male psyche at its most barbaric and desolate

12. Midsommar (I) (2019)

R | 147 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

72 Metascore

A couple travels to Sweden to visit a rural hometown's fabled mid-summer festival. What begins as an idyllic retreat quickly devolves into an increasingly violent and bizarre competition at the hands of a pagan cult.

Director: Ari Aster | Stars: Florence Pugh, Jack Reynor, Vilhelm Blomgren, William Jackson Harper

Votes: 77,009 | Gross: $27.33M

Genre auteur Ari Aster’s richly emblematic, audacious and psychotropic horror epic is an experience like no other. “Midsommar”, through a juxtaposition of beauty and terror, creates a deeply unsettling exploration of the search for identity through belonging within a group

13. Toy Story 4 (2019)

G | 100 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

84 Metascore

When a new toy called "Forky" joins Woody and the gang, a road trip alongside old and new friends reveals how big the world can be for a toy.

Director: Josh Cooley | Stars: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Annie Potts, Tony Hale

Votes: 128,765 | Gross: $433.03M

Only this revolutionary animation team can create a fourth installment with this much integrity. “Toy Story 4” capitalizes on proven formula and cerebral substance to help manufacture another earnest and existential testament to the timeless ingenuity of Pixar.

14. The Farewell (I) (2019)

PG | 100 min | Comedy, Drama

89 Metascore

A Chinese family discovers their grandmother has only a short while left to live and decide to keep her in the dark, scheduling a wedding to gather before she dies.

Director: Lulu Wang | Stars: Shuzhen Zhao, Awkwafina, X Mayo, Hong Lu

Votes: 11,497 | Gross: $16.88M

Painting an intimate and sincere portrait of familial kinetics, cultural customs, and misguided stoicsm; “The Farewell” is an ardently palpable and affectionately rendered dissection of the ambivalent marriage between blissful ignorance and burdened knowledge

15. The Mustang (2019)

R | 96 min | Drama

77 Metascore

The story of Roman Coleman, a violent convict, who is given the chance to participate in a rehabilitation therapy program involving the training of wild mustangs.

Director: Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre | Stars: Matthias Schoenaerts, Jason Mitchell, Bruce Dern, Gideon Adlon

Votes: 6,147 | Gross: $5.04M

A beautifully intimate, soft-spoken and soulful journey of spiritual rehabilitation; “The Mustang” is an exceptionally acted and gracefully delicate meditation on the parallel nature and intuitional bond of man and animal

16. John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019)

R | 131 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

73 Metascore

John Wick is on the run after killing a member of the international assassin's guild, and with a $14 million price tag on his head, he is the target of hit men and women everywhere.

Director: Chad Stahelski | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Halle Berry, Ian McShane, Laurence Fishburne

Votes: 191,415 | Gross: $171.02M

While not as narratively cohesive as the first two installments; Parabellum remains a sensationally choreographed and inventive action extravaganza, furthering the franchise’s win streak whilst expanding on it’s gung-ho premise

17. Brittany Runs a Marathon (2019)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama

72 Metascore

A young woman decides to make positive changes in her life by training for the New York City Marathon.

Director: Paul Downs Colaizzo | Stars: Jillian Bell, Jennifer Dundas, Patch Darragh, Alice Lee

Votes: 2,003 | Gross: $0.22M

Resonant on a universal scale, and erected by a method-esc Jillian Bell showcase; "Brittany Runs a Marathon" is a unique character study that channels human insecurities on a macro level, while teaching us that perseverance is the catalyst to self-discovery

18. Doctor Sleep (2019)

R | 152 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

60 Metascore

Years following the events of "The Shining," a now-adult Dan Torrance must protect a young girl with similar powers from a cult known as The True Knot, who prey on children with powers to remain immortal.

Director: Mike Flanagan | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Rebecca Ferguson, Kyliegh Curran, Cliff Curtis

Votes: 20,096

While more akin to King than Kubrick; it’s an adaptation thats better experienced outside of comparison. “Doctor Sleep” is an eloquently handled and thoroughly entertaining successor to a timeless classic that is sure to please die hard fans and newcomers alike

19. The King (I) (2019)

R | 140 min | Biography, Drama, History

61 Metascore

Hal, wayward prince and heir to the English throne, is crowned King Henry V after his tyrannical father dies. Now the young king must navigate palace politics, the war his father left behind, and the emotional strings of his past life.

Director: David Michôd | Stars: Tom Glynn-Carney, Gábor Czap, Tom Fisher, Edward Ashley

Votes: 31,401

20. Jojo Rabbit (2019)

PG-13 | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, War

58 Metascore

A young boy in Hitler's army finds out his mother is hiding a Jewish girl in their home.

Director: Taika Waititi | Stars: Roman Griffin Davis, Thomasin McKenzie, Scarlett Johansson, Taika Waititi

Votes: 8,447 | Gross: $0.35M

While the film has defects - including a confusing tonal rhythm and inhibited satirical edge - “Jojo Rabbit” ultimately gratifies its audience with a prodigious display of humanism - ignorance in innocence, and the disillusionment in force fed idealism

21. Booksmart (2019)

R | 102 min | Comedy

84 Metascore

On the eve of their high school graduation, two academic superstars and best friends realize they should have worked less and played more. Determined not to fall short of their peers, the girls try to cram four years of fun into one night.

Director: Olivia Wilde | Stars: Kaitlyn Dever, Beanie Feldstein, Jessica Williams, Jason Sudeikis

Votes: 45,187 | Gross: $22.68M

While it doesn’t exactly reinvent the genre; “Booksmart” is far more vocal and idiosyncratic than the average teen comedy. Director Olivia Wilde sharply balances situational levity with the unique dynamic of it’s charming and accessible characters to cleverly emphasize emotion, empowerment, and reflections of inclusive diversity.

22. Dragged Across Concrete (2018)

R | 159 min | Action, Crime, Drama

60 Metascore

Once two overzealous cops get suspended from the force, they must delve into the criminal underworld to get their proper compensation.

Director: S. Craig Zahler | Stars: Mel Gibson, Vince Vaughn, Tory Kittles, Michael Jai White

Votes: 23,766

This crime thriller overcomes subpar pacing and excessive length through rich dialogue, sharp characterization, and unapologetic cynicism. Though neither as perverse or provocative as it’s title suggests; “Dragged Across Concrete” is an uncommonly patient and realist deconstruction of genre expectations

23. The Souvenir (2019)

R | 120 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

92 Metascore

A young film student in the early '80s becomes romantically involved with a complicated and untrustworthy man.

Director: Joanna Hogg | Stars: Neil Young, Tosin Cole, Jack McMullen, Tilda Swinton

Votes: 3,643 | Gross: $1.04M

The film’s reticently emanated minimalism will frustrate the impatient viewer; but “The Souvenir”s acutely whispered truths and polished decor are effective functions for a suitably subtle exploration of co-dependence and muted communication.

24. Yesterday (III) (2019)

PG-13 | 116 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Music

56 Metascore

A struggling musician realizes he's the only person on Earth who can remember The Beatles after waking up in an alternate timeline where they never existed.

Director: Danny Boyle | Stars: Himesh Patel, Lily James, Sophia Di Martino, Ellise Chappell

Votes: 60,703 | Gross: $73.29M

Richard Curtis’ charming incarnation effortlessly channels the exuberant zeitgeist of Beatles phenomena with affection and high-concept grandeur. Though it’s tread is markedly predictable, “Yesterday”s irrefutable warmth and wit are enough to enliven even the most rock-ribbed pessimist.

25. Hustlers (2019)

R | 110 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

79 Metascore

Inspired by the viral New York Magazine article, Hustlers follows a crew of savvy former strip club employees who band together to turn the tables on their Wall Street clients.

Director: Lorene Scafaria | Stars: Constance Wu, Jennifer Lopez, Julia Stiles, Mette Towley

Votes: 19,367 | Gross: $80.55M

Inherently undermined by the Scorcesian formula of its emulative inspirations; "Hustlers" finds its rhythm in an unapologetic depiction of its seductive yet criminal leads, and a career best performance by Jennifer Lopez.

26. Greener Grass (2019)

Unrated | 95 min | Comedy

69 Metascore

Suburban soccer moms find themselves constantly competing against each other in their personal lives as their kids settle their differences on the field.

Directors: Jocelyn DeBoer, Dawn Luebbe | Stars: Jocelyn DeBoer, Dawn Luebbe, Beck Bennett, Neil Casey

Votes: 769

While certainly for refined palates; this is the real housewives of David Lynchs nightmares. “Greener Grass” blends desert dry humor and provocative commentary to explore female infused competition and the compulsive need for validation ingrained in suburban subculture

27. Skin (V) (2018)

R | 118 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

58 Metascore

A destitute young man, raised by racist skinheads and notorious among white supremacists, turns his back on hatred and violence to transform his life, with the help of a black activist and the woman he loves.

Director: Guy Nattiv | Stars: Jamie Bell, Danielle Macdonald, Daniel Henshall, Bill Camp

Votes: 11,513

Jamie bell thoroughly inhabits the skin of the tortured arian anti-hero in this contemporary true crime tale and efficacious exposé. “Skin” is a testament to the ethical duality of man, and an attestation to the ever prominent and insidious underbelly of racism in red states America

28. Judy (II) (2019)

PG-13 | 118 min | Biography, Drama, History

66 Metascore

Legendary performer Judy Garland arrives in London in the winter of 1968 to perform a series of sold-out concerts.

Director: Rupert Goold | Stars: Renée Zellweger, Jessie Buckley, Rufus Sewell, Finn Wittrock

Votes: 5,901

Powered by a captivating central performance, and a tangible sense of melancholy and nostalgia; “Judy” is a biopic that negates all glamour from it’s subject, harkening back to a lost era while still functioning as a truly resonant character study

29. Ad Astra (2019)

PG-13 | 123 min | Adventure, Drama, Mystery

80 Metascore

Astronaut Roy McBride undertakes a mission across an unforgiving solar system to uncover the truth about his missing father and his doomed expedition that now, 30 years later, threatens the universe.

Director: James Gray | Stars: Brad Pitt, Tommy Lee Jones, Ruth Negga, Donald Sutherland

Votes: 67,119 | Gross: $35.40M

An unconventional epic, of which sprawling nature is poignantly juxtaposed against meditative intimacy. "Ad Astra" is a metrical and contemplative space opera that is at times pretentious, and meanderingly indulgent; but overcomes it's defects with awe-inspiring visual flair and an absorbing sense of introspection

30. El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie (2019)

TV-MA | 122 min | Action, Drama

72 Metascore

A sequel, of sorts, to Breaking Bad following Jesse Pinkman after the events captured in the finale of Breaking Bad. Jesse is now on the run, as a massive police manhunt for him is in operation.

Director: Vince Gilligan | Stars: Aaron Paul, Jonathan Banks, Matt Jones, Charles Baker

Votes: 126,455

While ultimately frivolous, “El Camino” breaks bad potentialities through working as a stand alone film. Through visceral sequences and a career best Aaron Paul, this belated continuation summits on its undeniable entertainment value and die hard nostalgia

31. Spider-Man: Far from Home (2019)

PG-13 | 129 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

69 Metascore

Following the events of Avengers: Endgame (2019), Spider-Man must step up to take on new threats in a world that has changed forever.

Director: Jon Watts | Stars: Tom Holland, Samuel L. Jackson, Jake Gyllenhaal, Marisa Tomei

Votes: 230,484 | Gross: $388.53M

Marvel’s phase 3 finale is decidedly less grounded than previous entries; but “Far From Home”s radiant buoyancy, visceral thrills and beguiling revelations more than account for it’s moderate shortcomings

32. Rocketman (I) (2019)

R | 121 min | Biography, Drama, Music

69 Metascore

A musical fantasy about the fantastical human story of Elton John's breakthrough years.

Director: Dexter Fletcher | Stars: Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell, Richard Madden, Bryce Dallas Howard

Votes: 78,002 | Gross: $96.37M

A daring, and suitably flamboyant representation of it’s eccentric star, captained by a fully realized Taron Edgerton performance. “Rocketman” doesnt transcend cliches but rather gives them panache; in a fantastical, if inevitably flawed, musical biopic.

33. Harriet (I) (2019)

PG-13 | 125 min | Action, Biography, Drama

66 Metascore

The extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman's escape from slavery and transformation into one of America's greatest heroes, whose courage, ingenuity, and tenacity freed hundreds of slaves and changed the course of history.

Director: Kasi Lemmons | Stars: Cynthia Erivo, Leslie Odom Jr., Joe Alwyn, Clarke Peters

Votes: 2,275

"Harriet"s insipid approach in style and narrative is nullified through it's fierce lead performance and perennial tale of defiance and vindication.

34. Late Night (2019)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Drama

70 Metascore

A late night talk show host suspects that she may soon lose her long-running show.

Director: Nisha Ganatra | Stars: Emma Thompson, Mindy Kaling, John Lithgow, Hugh Dancy

Votes: 12,641 | Gross: $15.50M

A film of winsome identity in which character flaws are emphasized with sportive compassion. “Late Night” benefits from sharp humor and an enlightened perspective; employing sympathetic treatment to all parties involved

35. Fighting with My Family (2019)

PG-13 | 108 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

68 Metascore

A former wrestler and his family make a living performing at small venues around the country while his kids dream of joining World Wrestling Entertainment.

Director: Stephen Merchant | Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Lena Headey, Vince Vaughn, Florence Pugh

Votes: 42,178 | Gross: $22.96M

Sympathetically textured and characterized, “Fighting with My Family” transcends lackluster sports-drama fare with it’s thoroughly illustrated characters and true passion for the sport it celebrates

36. Triple Frontier (2019)

R | 125 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

61 Metascore

Loyalties are tested when five friends and former special forces operatives reunite to take down a South American drug lord, unleashing a chain of unintended consequences.

Director: J.C. Chandor | Stars: Ben Affleck, Oscar Isaac, Charlie Hunnam, Garrett Hedlund

Votes: 84,297

Chandor’s latest exploration of socio-political ethics is neither as consistent or as thought-provoking as his previous work. “Triple Frontier” assembles an all-star cast and a handful of visceral sequences; but its uneven narrative, and lack of concrete ideas make for a somewhat impotent crime thriller.

37. Dolemite Is My Name (2019)

R | 117 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

76 Metascore

Eddie Murphy portrays real-life legend Rudy Ray Moore, a comedy and rap pioneer who proved naysayers wrong when his hilarious, obscene, kung-fu fighting alter ego, Dolemite, became a 1970s Blaxploitation phenomenon.

Director: Craig Brewer | Stars: Eddie Murphy, Keegan-Michael Key, Mike Epps, Craig Robinson

Votes: 16,096

Like it’s title character “Dolemite is My Name” rips off superior source material ("Ed Wood", “The Disaster Artist”) but succeeds on heart, and the sheer comic bravado of a revitalized Eddie Murphy

38. Greta (2018)

R | 98 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

54 Metascore

A young woman befriends a lonely widow who's harboring a dark and deadly agenda toward her.

Director: Neil Jordan | Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Chloë Grace Moretz, Maika Monroe, Jane Perry

Votes: 17,287 | Gross: $10.52M

Huppert’s exuberantly unhinged showcase turns a rather pedestrian narrative into a preposterously daft and campy, guilty-pleasure piece.

39. Shazam! (2019)

PG-13 | 132 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

70 Metascore

We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson's case, by shouting out one word - SHAZAM - this streetwise fourteen-year-old foster kid can turn into the grown-up superhero Shazam.

Director: David F. Sandberg | Stars: Zachary Levi, Mark Strong, Asher Angel, Jack Dylan Grazer

Votes: 190,457 | Gross: $140.37M

The antithesis to the DCEU’s failed tonal structure. Anchored by a wonderfully silly Zachary Levi performance, “Shazam” is good-hearted entertainment for the inner child in all of us

40. Good Boys (II) (2019)

R | 90 min | Adventure, Comedy

60 Metascore

Three 6th grade boys ditch school and embark on an epic journey while carrying accidentally stolen drugs, being hunted by teenage girls, and trying to make their way home in time for a long-awaited party.

Director: Gene Stupnitsky | Stars: Jacob Tremblay, Keith L. Williams, Brady Noon, Molly Gordon

Votes: 24,435 | Gross: $69.06M

“Good Boys” adopts a tricky balance of pre-adolescent mischief and genuine warmth. Between the 12 year old F-bombs and penis jokes, lies a genuine sincerity uncommon in the modern gross-out comedy

41. The Dead Don't Die (2019)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

54 Metascore

The peaceful town of Centerville finds itself battling a zombie horde as the dead start rising from their graves.

Director: Jim Jarmusch | Stars: Bill Murray, Adam Driver, Tom Waits, Chloë Sevigny

Votes: 29,715 | Gross: $6.56M

Theres a sort of novelty to “The Dead Don’t Die”s deadpan apathy and meandering senselessness; but it’s lifeless pacing and amateur-esc stylization will leave even the most ardent Jarmusch-junkies unprovoked

42. Charlie Says (2018)

R | 110 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

57 Metascore

The tragic tale of an all-American girl who was transformed into a cold-blooded killer in the summer of 1969.

Director: Mary Harron | Stars: Hannah Murray, Matt Smith, Sosie Bacon, Marianne Rendón

Votes: 1,425 | Gross: $0.04M

Smith does an admirable job emulating the titular cult leader’s inflection and mannerisms; though the film ultimately feels inhibited and detached. “Charlie Says” tackles an objectively fascinating event with valiant efforts albeit squinted scope

43. Long Shot (2019)

R | 125 min | Comedy, Romance

67 Metascore

Journalist Fred Flarsky reunites with his childhood crush, Charlotte Field, now one of the most influential women in the world. As she prepares to make a run for the Presidency, Charlotte hires Fred as her speechwriter and sparks fly.

Director: Jonathan Levine | Stars: Charlize Theron, Seth Rogen, June Diane Raphael, O'Shea Jackson Jr.

Votes: 54,561 | Gross: $30.32M

“Long shot” is elevated by a surprisingly organic chemistry between it’s two leads; adequately blending insightful political satire with timely comedic observations

44. Stockholm (I) (2018)

R | 92 min | Biography, Comedy, Crime

54 Metascore

Based on the absurd but true 1973 bank heist and hostage crisis in Stockholm that was documented in the New Yorker as the origins of the 'Stockholm Syndrome'.

Director: Robert Budreau | Stars: Ethan Hawke, Noomi Rapace, Mark Strong, Christopher Heyerdahl

Votes: 5,728 | Gross: $0.30M

“Stockholm” is without full throttle investment in the subject’s audacity, satire, or dissection of it’s title syndrome; but it’s an entertainingly offbeat reenactment that garners multiple stand out performances

45. Brightburn (2019)

R | 90 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

44 Metascore

What if a child from another world crash-landed on Earth, but instead of becoming a hero to mankind, he proved to be something far more sinister?

Director: David Yarovesky | Stars: Elizabeth Banks, David Denman, Jackson A. Dunn, Abraham Clinkscales

Votes: 52,290 | Gross: $17.30M

If allegorically rendered, the film acts as a cautionary tale to paternal denial. “Brightburn” is no masterpiece, but for genre fans; this piece of pulp cinema is devilishly undeniable

46. Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (2019)

R | 110 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

52 Metascore

A chronicle of the crimes of Ted Bundy from the perspective of Liz, his longtime girlfriend, who refused to believe the truth about him for years.

Director: Joe Berlinger | Stars: Lily Collins, Zac Efron, Angela Sarafyan, Sydney Vollmer

Votes: 57,168

Pinnacled by a pitch-perfect Zac Efron performance and an understated illustration of Bundy’s depravity; the film ultimately suffers from it’s narrow perspective, and reluctance to thoroughly explore the subject’s pathology.

47. Sword of Trust (2019)

R | 88 min | Comedy, Drama

70 Metascore

Cynthia and Mary show up to collect Cynthia's inheritance from her deceased grandfather, but the only item she receives is an antique sword that was believed by her grandfather to be proof that the South won the Civil War.

Director: Lynn Shelton | Stars: Marc Maron, Jon Bass, Michaela Watkins, Jillian Bell

Votes: 841 | Gross: $0.32M

A sporadically amusing exercise in brash belief and bare bones minimalism; "Sword of Trust" explores distorted and secular credence in the mold of a tonally inconsistent narrative that feels about as extensive as the rooms of which the film take place in.