The Best Movies of 2019

From 'The Joker' & 'Avengers: Endgame' to 'Parasite' & 'Uncut Gems,' here are Complex's picks for best movies of 2019.

The Best Movies of 2019
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The Best Movies of 2019

Looking back at what was considered the best of 2019 in film back during the middle of the summer makes the end of 2019 look absolutely amazing when it came to what hit theaters (and streaming services). Sure, we'd already survived Endgame, and John Wick came through and killed everybody for a third time, but like we told you back in the summer, AWARDS SZN was coming with a vengeance, and the way things shook out this year, we got plenty of stellar cinema moments this fourth quarter.

This year, more than others, has been relatively diverse in terms of what we're loving; the prerequisite costumed superhero tales make the cut, but we also saw Lena and Melina make magic together for the first time on the silver screen, while Rian Johnson survived The Last Jedi to bring forth one hilarious whodunit, and Jennifer Lopez gave what many are considering to be the best performance of her career in acting. And that's not even mentioning the work A24 put in this year. It's been a great one.

That said, here's our look at the best movies of 2019. Grab your popcorn, or at the very least figure out where you can stream or purchase these films.

25. 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker'

'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker'

24. 'Jojo Rabbit'

Jojo Rabbit

23. 'High Flying Bird'

High Flying Bird

22. 'High Life'

High Life

21. 'The Farewell'

The Farewell

20. 'Amazing Grace'

Amazing Grace

19. 'Avengers: Endgame'

Avengers: Endgame

18. 'Queen & Slim'

Queen & Slim

17. 'Joker'


16. 'Marriage Story'

Marriage Story

15. 'Ford v Ferrari'

Ford v Ferrari

14. 'Hustlers'


13. 'Honey Boy'

Honey Boy

12. 'Midsommar'


11. 'Booksmart'


10. 'Waves'


9. 'Spider-Man: Far From Home'

Spider Man: Far From Home

8. 'Good Boys'

Good Boys

7. 'The Last Black Man In San Francisco'

The Last Black Man in San Francisco

6. 'John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum'

John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum

5. 'Knives Out'

Knives Out

4. 'Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood'

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

3. 'Parasite'


2. 'The Irishman'

The Irishman

1. 'Uncut Gems'

Uncut Gems

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