Stu's Favourite Films of 2019


With 2019 winding down, film fans everywhere get to engage in the annual pointless exercise which is compiling our top films of the year lists. Oh the stress! What if we put something at 3 instead of 7?! What about this or that?! You put that there?! YOU MONSTER!! You get the idea.

Now my only rule when compiling any end of year list is that these are just my favourite films. I’m not saying they’re the “best” of the year by any means. These are the films I can’t stop thinking about, even long after I caught them. Some linger longer than others, so that’s basically how I rank them.

My biggest regret is that i didn't see enough foreign films this year. I kind of dropped the ball on world cinema despite the fact four non-english films are in my top 10.

I’d really love to hear what your favourite films of the year were. Remember there’s no right or wrong in this game. All that matters is your relationship with the films you’re consuming. We all have no idea as much as each other

- Stu

Top 10:

1. Parasite - Bong Joon Ho
2. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood - Quentin Tarantino
3. Portrait of a lady on Fire - Céline Sciamma
4. Monos - Alejandro Landes
5. Apollo 11 - Todd Douglas Miller
6. Midsommar - Ari Aster
7. Pain and Glory - Pedro Almodóvar
8. Us - Jordan Peele
9. The Souvenir - Joanna Hogg
10. Dolemite is My Name - Craig Brewer

Honourable mentions 

11. Little Women - Greta Gerwig
12. Peterloo - Mike Leigh
13. Bellbird - Hamish Bennett
14. The Irishman - Martin Scorsese
15. Avengers: Endgame - Joe & Anthony Russo
16. JoJo Rabbit - Taika Waititi
17. Joker - Todd Phillips
18. The Final Quarter - Ian Darling
19. Marriage Story - Noah Baumbach
20. Birds of Passage - Cristina Gallego, Ciro Guerra

All of my trips to the cinema for 2019: 

1. Cold War
2. Ralph Breaks the Internet
3. Glass
4. Kid Who Would Be King
5. The Hate U Give
6. At Eternity’s Gate
7. Green Book
8. The Mule
9. On the Basis of Sex
10. If Beale Street Could Talk
11. Jirga
12. Free Solo
13. Cold Pursuit
14. The Sisters Brothers
15. Instant Family
16. Ben is Back
17. LEGO movie 2
18. Alita: Battle Angel
19. Happy Death Day 2U
20. Spider-Man into the Spider-verse
21. Everybody Knows
22. The Wandering Earth
23. Vox Lux
24. Stan & Ollie
25. Fighting with my Family
26. King of Thieves
27. Alien
28. Aliens
29. Captain Marvel
30. Captain Marvel
31. Greta
32. The House that Jack Built
33. The Abyss
34. All is True
35. Hotel Mumbai
36. Dumbo
37. Heat (35mm)
38. Pet Sematary
39. Us
40. THX1138
41. Destroyer
42. Shazam!
43. Us
44. The Aftermath
45. Mid90s
46. Missing Link
47. Little
48. Us
49. Hellboy
50. The Curse of the Weeping Woman
51. Avengers: Endgame
52. Avengers: Endgame
53. Gloria Bell
54. Avengers: Endgame
55. Peterloo
56. Jackie Brown (35mm)
57. Burning
58. Pokémon Detective Pikachu
59. Long Shot
60. Red Joan
61. John Wick 3
62. Aladdin
63. Brightburn
64. Rocketman
65. 2040
66. Little Woods
67. Godzilla 2
68. Asterix: Secret of the Magic Potion
69. Tolkien
70. The Reports on Sarah and Saleem
71. The Heiresses
72. X-Men: Dark Phoenix
73. Bait
74. The Souvenir
75. The Third Wife
76. The Final Quarter
77. Pain and Glory
78. Varda by Agnes
79. Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool
80. John Wick 3
81. The Public
82. Her Smell
83. Apollo 11
84. Synonyms
85. Monos
86. High Life
87. The Edge of Democracy
88. Bellbird
89. Men in Black International
90. Dirty God
91. Sorry we Missed you
92. God Exists, Her Name Is Petrunya
93. Bacurau
94. Danger Close
95. Parasite
96. Booksmart
97. Toy Story 4
98. Portrait of a lady on Fire
99. The Final Quarter
100. The Dead Don’t Die
101. Secret Life of Pets 2
102. Annabelle Comes Home
103. Child’s Play
104. Avengers: Endgame
105. Spider-Man: Far From Home
106. Stuber
107. Yesterday
108. Crawl
109. The Lion King
110. Diego Maradona
111. Apocalypse Now
112. Hobbs and Shaw
113. The Nightingale
114. Late Night
115. Inglourious Basterds
116. Midsommar
117. A Dog’s Journey
118. Once Upon a time in Hollywood
119. The Farewell
120. Angry Birds 2
121. IT Chapter 2
122. Good Boys
123. Rambo Last Blood
124. Angel Has Fallen
125. Ad Astra
126. Once Upon a time in Hollywood
127. Gemini Man
128. Joker
129. Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
130. Zombieland Double Tap
131. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
132. Hustlers
133. Joker
134. Ready or Not
135. Birds of Passage
136. The Report
137. Terminator Dark Fate
138. Doctor Sleep
139. All the President’s Men
140. Marriage Story
141. The Irishman
142. Ford V Ferrari
143. Charlie’s Angels
144. JoJo Rabbit
145. Frozen 2
146. Knives Out
147. Little Women
148. Addams Family
149. The Searchers
150. The Gentlemen
151. Knives Out
152. JoJo Rabbit
153. Jumanji: The Next Level
154. Cats
155. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
156. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
157. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

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