Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Top Favorite Movies of 2019

Below is a list of my favorite movies of 2019 (list subject to change):


1. "Once Upon a Time . . . in Hollywood" - Quentin Tarantino wrote and directed this excellent tale about a fading actor and his stunt double struggling to regain success in the film industry during the final year of Hollywood's Golden Age in 1969 Los Angeles. Oscar nominee Leonardo Di Caprio, Oscar winner Brad Pitt and Oscar nominee Margot Robbie starred.

2. "Ford v. Ferrari" - James Mangold directed this exciting movie about the Ford Motor Company's feud with Ferrari, which led to a showdown at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1966. Matt Damon and Christian Bale starred.

3. "Men in Black: International" - Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson starred in this entertaining, yet underrated fourth entry in the MEN IN BLACK movie franchise. F. Gary Gray directed.

4. "Knives Out" - Rian Johnson wrote and directed this comedic whodunit about a private detective's investigation into the suspicious death of a wealthy crime novelist and his greedy family. Daniel Craig and Ana de Armas starred.

5. "Harriet" - Kasi Lemmons co-wrote and directed this well done biopic about the early career of Harriet Tubman as an Underground Railroad conductor. Oscar nominee Cynthia Erivo starred.

6. "Hustlers" - Constance Wu and Jennifer Lopez starred in this interesting tale about New York City ex-strippers who steal money from their wealthy clients. Lorene Scafaria directed.

7. "Captain Marvel" - Brie Larson starred in this solid entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) about a Human member of the Kree commando unit called Starforce, who discovers that she is a former U.S. Air Force pilot and super-powered. Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck directed.

8. "Aladdin" - Guy Ritchie directed this surprisingly entertaining remake of the 1992 Disney animated film about a street urchin who finds a magical genie in a bottle. Will Smith and Mena Massoud starred.

9. "John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum" - Keanu Reeves reprise his role in this non-stop action film as a former hitman, who finds himself on the run from a contract, due to his actions from the second film in the franchise. Chad Stahelski directed.

10. "Toy Story 4" - Josh Cooley directed this Oscar winning fourth installment in the Disney animated film franchise about the new adventures of Woody, Buzz Lightyear and their other toy friends during their owner's vacation with her family. The movie starred Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack and Annie Potts.

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