Year-End Recap : Top 15 Most Popular and Widely Loved Movies of 2019

Year-End Recap : Top 15 Most Popular and Widely Loved Movies of 2019

 

I’m going to say, the end of the year is always one of the busiest yet most satisfying time since I get to do a recap on all the best and popular movies and books for 2019. Thanks to me having a blog about movies, tv shows and books, I get to educate myself and catch-up on all the things that I haven’t had the time or opportunities to watch or read in the year of 2019 due to my goldfish-like attention span.

 

best films of 2019

 

Seeing that I did recaps with books, I thought why not do it on movies as well? As I am sure a lot of us missed out on a bunch of great movies due to our busy schedules.

So without further ado, let’s get started. Here’s a list of 10 most popular and widely loved movies of 2019 (in no particular order):

 

 

best films of 2019

 

1. Avengers : Endgame 

 

Genre : Action, Adventure, Drama 

Starring : Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo

Director : Anthony Russo, Joe Russo

Released : April 26, 2019 

 

BLURB :

 

After half of all life is snapped away by Thanos, the Avengers are left scattered and divided. Now with a way to reverse the damage, the Avengers and their allies must assemble once more and learn to put differences aside in order to work together and set things right. Along the way, the Avengers realize that sacrifices must be made as they prepare for the ultimate final showdown with Thanos, which will result in the heroes fighting the biggest battle they have ever faced.

 

 

best films of 2019

 

2. Once Upon A Time in Hollywood 

 

Genre : Comedy, Drama  

Starring : Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie

Director : Quentin Tarantino

Released : July 26, 2019

 

BLURB :

 

Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood visits 1969 Los Angeles, where everything is changing, as TV star Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt) make their way around an industry they hardly recognize anymore. The ninth film from the writer-director features a large ensemble cast and multiple storylines in a tribute to the final moments of Hollywood’s golden age.

 

 

popular movies 2019

 

3. Booksmart

 

Genre : Comedy, Coming-of-age 

Starring : Kaitlyn Dever, Beanie Feldstein, Jessica Williams

Director : Olivia Wilde

Released : May 24, 2019 

 

BLURB :

 

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.

 

 

popular movies 2019

 

4. Marriage Story 

 

Genre : Comedy, Drama, Romance 

Starring : Adam Driver, Scarlett Johansson, Julia Greer

Director : Noah Baumbach

Released : December 6, 2019 

 

BLURB :

 

A stage director and his actor wife struggle through a gruelling, coast-to-coast divorce that pushes them to their personal and creative extremes.

 

 

popular movies 2019

 

5. The Farewell 

 

Genre : Comedy, Drama  

Starring : Shuzhen Zhao, Awkwafina, X Mayo

Director : Lulu Wang

Released : August 9, 2019 

 

BLURB :

 

A headstrong Chinese-American woman returns to China when her beloved grandmother is diagnosed with terminal cancer. Billi struggles with her family’s decision to keep grandma in the dark about her own illness as they all stage an impromptu wedding to see grandma one last time.

 

 

popular movies 2019

 

6. Joker 

 

Genre : Crime, Drama, Thriller 

Starring : Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz

Director : Todd Phillips

Released : October 4, 2019 

 

BLURB :

 

Arthur Fleck is a wannabe stand-up comic who suffers from many mental illnesses, including one which causes him to laugh uncontrollably when he is nervous, and often gets him into bad situations. Arthur’s mental health causes almost all people in society to reject and look down upon him, even though all he wants is to be accepted by others. After being brutally beaten, having his medication cut off, Arthur’s life begins to spiral downward out-of-control into delusions, violence, and anarchy until he eventually transforms into Gotham’s infamous Clown-Prince of Crime.

 

 

 

popular movies 2019

 

7. John Wick: Chapter 3 –– Parabellum 

 

Genre : Action, Crime, Thriller 

Starring : Keanu Reeves, Halle Berry, Ian McShane

Director : Chad Stahelski

Released : May 17, 2019 

 

BLURB :

 

After gunning down a member of the High Table — the shadowy international assassin’s guild — legendary hit man John Wick finds himself stripped of the organization’s protective services. Now stuck with a $14 million bounty on his head, Wick must fight his way through the streets of New York as he becomes the target of the world’s most ruthless killers.

 

 

popular movies 2019

 

8. Dragged Across Concrete 

 

Genre : Action, Drama, Crime

Starring : Mel Gibson, Vince Vaughn, Tory Kittles

Director : S. Craig Zahler

Released : March 22, 2019

 

BLURB :

 

The script centers on two policemen, one an old-timer (Gibson), the other his volatile younger partner (Vaughn), who find themselves suspended when a video of their strong-arm tactics become the media’s cause du jour. Low on cash and with no other options, these two embittered soldiers descend into the criminal underworld to gain their just due, but instead find far more than they wanted awaiting them in the shadows.

 

 

popular movies 2019

 

9. Parasite 

 

Genre : Drama, Thriller 

Starring : Kang-ho Song, Sun-kyun Lee, Yeo-jeong Jo

Director : Bong Joon Ho

Released : November 8, 2019

 

BLURB :

 

Jobless, penniless, and, above all, hopeless, the unmotivated patriarch, Ki-taek, and his equally unambitious family––his supportive wife, Chung-sook; his cynical twentysomething daughter, Ki-jung, and his college-age son, Ki-woo––occupy themselves by working for peanuts in their squalid basement-level apartment. Then, by sheer luck, a lucrative business proposition will pave the way for an insidiously subtle scheme, as Ki-woo summons up the courage to pose as an English tutor for the teenage daughter of the affluent Park family. Now, the stage seems set for an unceasing winner-take-all class war. How does one get rid of a parasite?

 

 

popular movies 2019

 

10. Midsommar 

 

Genre : Drama, Horror, Mystery 

Starring : Florence Pugh, Jack Reynor, Vilhelm Blomgren

Director : Ari Aster

Released : July 3, 2019

 

BLURB :

 

Dani (Florence Pugh) and Christian (Jack Reynor) are a young American couple with a relationship on the brink of falling apart. But after a family tragedy keeps them together, a grieving Dani invites herself to join Christian and his friends on a trip to a once-in-a-lifetime midsummer festival in a remote Swedish village. What begins as a carefree summer holiday in a land of eternal sunlight takes a sinister turn when the insular villagers invite their guests to partake in festivities that render the pastoral paradise increasingly unnerving and viscerally disturbing.

 

 

popular movies 2019

 

11. Us

 

Genre : Mystery, Thriller, Horror 

Starring : Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke, Elisabeth Moss

Director : Jordan Peele

Released : March 22, 2019

 

BLURB :

 

In order to get away from their busy lives, the Wilson family takes a vacation to Santa Cruz, California with the plan of spending time with their friends, the Tyler family. On a day at the beach, their young son Jason almost wanders off, causing his mother Adelaide to become protective of her family. That night, four mysterious people break into Adelaide’s childhood home where they’re staying. The family is shocked to find out that the intruders look like them, only with grotesque appearances.

 

 

popular movies 2019

 

12. Apollo 11

 

Genre : History, Documentary 

Starring : Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, Buzz Aldrin

Director : Todd Douglas Miller

Released : March 1, 2019 

 

BLURB :

 

On its fiftieth anniversary, the events surrounding the actual Apollo 11 space mission are presented solely using archival footage and still photographs of or associated with the mission. The events span from the eleventh hour preparations for the launch to shortly after the safe touchdown of the capsule with its three astronauts back on Earth. The mission is historic as the first time humans had stepped on the surface of the Earth’s moon. It arguably made household names of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin as the first and second to walk on the moon, and slightly less so for the third astronaut, Michael Collins, who remained inside the capsule at the time. It was arguably the most dangerous space mission at the time in part to the astronauts leaving the safety of the capsule.

 

 

best films of 2019

 

13. The Irishman 

 

Genre : Biography, Crime, Drama 

Starring : Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci

Director : Martin Scorsese

Released : November 27, 2019

 

BLURB :

 

Frank “The Irishman” Sheeran is a man with a lot on his mind. The former labor union high official and hitman, learned to kill serving in Italy during the Second World War. He now looks back on his life and the hits that defined his mob career, maintaining connections with the Bufalino crime family. In particular, the part he claims to have played in the disappearance of his life-long friend, Jimmy Hoffa, the former president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, who mysteriously vanished in late July 1975 at the age of 62.

 

 

best films of 2019

 

14. Downton Abbey 

 

Genre : Drama, Romance 

Starring : Matthew Goode, Alice McCarthy, Maggie Smith

Director : Michael Engler

Released : September 20, 2019 

 

BLURB :

 

The continuing story of the Crawley family, wealthy owners of a large estate in the English countryside in the early twentieth century.

 

 

best films of 2019

 

15. Toy Story 4

 

Genre : Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Starring : Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Annie Potts

Director : Josh Cooley

Released : June 21, 2019

 

BLURB :

 

Woody, Buzz Lightyear and the rest of the gang embark on a road trip with Bonnie and a new toy named Forky. The adventurous journey turns into an unexpected reunion as Woody’s slight detour leads him to his long-lost friend Bo Peep. As Woody and Bo discuss the old days, they soon start to realize that they’re two worlds apart when it comes to what they want from life as a toy.

 

 

 

 

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