2019 was a weird year for movies. The final third or so brought us a lot of great films, but I found little to love for most of the calendar year. There were bright spots to be sure—Us was wonderfully complex and refreshing; Midsommar was a darkly comic delight; Avengers: Endgame nailed the landing. But by and large the studio offerings this spring and summer and even fall were supremely disappointing. There was nothing as artfully thrilling as Mission: Impossible – Fallout or as smart as Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse or as soaring as A Star Is Born. Instead we got a bunch of rehashes and half-assed reboot attempts.
All of this to say, if my Top 10 list looks bottom-heavy to you, that’s because it wasn’t until the latter portion of this year that I fell in love with a lot of movies. And thankfully there was a lot to love! So peruse my personal list below of my Top 10 movies of 2019, and check out Matt, Vinnie, and Tom’s personal lists while you’re at it.
For all of Collider’s Best of 2019 content thus far, click here.