The 25 Best Films of 2019

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2019 has been a rather mixed year for the film industry. In terms of overall quality, it’s failed to live up to the high standards set by yesteryear. Nevertheless, like its counterpart 2018, there are still a plethora of brilliant films to sink your teeth into. Just don’t be expecting a flurry of honourable mentions.

But enough about the past let’s focus on the end of the Decade. The Marvel Cinematic Universe signed off on their third phase with the latest and potentially final Avengers film. A box-office giant, the new film by the Russo brothers finally knocked Avatar of its lofty perch, as the highest-grossing film of all time. It was another great year for horror with maestros Mike Flannigan and Ari Aster returning to the big screen. And we were even treated to a brand new Scorsese mob chronicle in the form of the Irishman. His longest film yet - and that’s a terrifying statement for a director as renowned for bladder hating films as Scorsese - clocking in at an eye-watering 209 minutes long.

Honourable Mention, Klaus

25) Hustlers

24) Border

23) I Lost My Body

22) Ad Astra

21) Alita: Battle Angel

20) Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

19) Knives Out

18) The Nightingale

17) Rocketman

16) Wild Rose

15) Green Book

14) If Beal Street Could Talk

13) Capernaum

12) Avengers: Endgame

11) Can You Ever Forgive Me?

10) Doctor Sleep

9) The Irishman

8) Booksmart

7) Little Women

6) The Farewell

5) Midsommar

4) Marriage Story

3) Joker

2) The Favourite

1) The Last Black Man in San Francisco