Netflix had a huge year in film in 2019. They topped Hollywood studios in Golden Globe nominations for the very first time, with titles like Marriage Story, The Irishman and Dolemite Is My Name poised for a major awards season. Marriage Story became a bonafide meme thanks to Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver‘s impassioned performances. And between Martin Scorsese‘s embrace of digital de-aging technology, his controversial Marvel comments, and the generally rapturous response to the film itself, The Irishman managed to dominate the cultural conversation in one way or another for most of the year.
But beyond the headline-grabbing hits, Netflix also had a number of under-the-radar gems you’ll want to add to your watchlist. Across genres, from rom-coms to historical dramas, documentaries, animated features and international standouts, the streaming service had a lot of good movies to watch in 2019. So check out our picks for the best 2019 Netflix movies you might have missed. And in case you missed it, be sure to check out the Top 10 Netflix Movies of 2019.