2019 Movies: Top of the Tops

At long last, my favorite movies of 2019:


SUMMA CUM LAUDE
  1. Ad Astra 
  2. The Lighthouse
  3. Our Time
  4. Marriage Story
  5. Pain and Glory
  6. The Irishman
  7. Climax
  8. Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood
  9. The Souvenir 
  10. Uncut Gems 
  11. Her Smell
  12. Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese 
  13. The Last Black Man in San Francisco
  14. The Beach Bum 
  15. Wild Nights with Emily
  16. Under the Silver Lake
  17. Chained for Life
  18. Synonyms
  19. High Life
  20. The Laundromat
  21. The Dead Don’t Die
  22. Gloria Bell
  23. Parasite
  24. Diane
  25. John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum
  26. The Nightingale
  27. The Amazing Johnathan Documentary
  28. Dogman
  29. Black Mother
  30. In the Aisles
  31. The Image Book
  32. Asako I & II
  33. Midsommar
  34. Toy Story 4
  35. Los Reyes
  36. Little Women
  37. The Kingmaker 
  38. Everybody Knows
  39. Luz
  40. Transit
  41. Pasolini
  42. Diamantino
  43. Varda by Agnès
  44. Apollo 11
  45. Sunset
  46. Non-Fiction 
  47. Aniara 
  48. Mickey and the Bear
  49. Rojo
  50. 63 Up
  51. The Art of Self-Defense
  52. América
  53. Woman at War
  54. The Farewell
  55. I Do Not Care If We Go Down in History as Barbarians
  56. For Sama
  57. 6 Underground 
  58. Delightmare of the Year #1: Serenity
  59. Delightmare of the Year #2: Cats

MAGNA CUM LAUDE
  1. Working Woman
  2. The Mustang 
  3. Fyre
  4. Cold Case Hammarskjöld
  5. The Man Who Killed Don Quixote
  6. Framing John DeLorean
  7. Braid
  8. Perfect Strangers
  9. Dragged Across Concrete
  10. Relaxer
  11. Loro
  12. At War
  13. The Good Liar
  14. The Chambermaid
  15. The Third Wife
  16. Tito and the Birds
  17. Ruben Brandt, Collector
  18. The Third Wife
  19. Ramen Shop
  20. Portrait of a Lady on Fire
  21. End of the Century
  22. Les Misérables
  23. Invisible Life 
  24. The Fall of the American Empire
  25. Charlie Says
  26. Pig
  27. Knife + Heart
  28. Knives Out
  29. Us
  30. The Two Popes
  31. Birds of Passage
  32. The Plagiarists
  33. The Golden Glove
  34. Dark Waters
  35. Ash Is Purest White
  36. All Is True
  37. The Wild Pear Tree
  38. Grass
  39. Peterloo
  40. 1917
  41. Ip Man 4: The Finale
  42. Domino
  43. Never Grow Old
  44. Plus One 
  45. Runner-Up Delightmare: The Poison Rose

DOCUMENTARY CUM LAUDE
  1. Wrestle
  2. Midnight Traveler
  3. The Competition
  4. The Disappearance of My Mother
  5. Island of the Hungry Ghosts
  6. Walking on Water
  7. Meeting Gorbachev
  8. Carmine Street Guitars
  9. Mike Wallace Is Here
  10. American Factory
  11. Screwball
  12. Hail Satan?
  13. Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am
  14. 5B
  15. Citizen K
  16. The Biggest Little Farm
  17. Maiden
  18. Combat Obscura
  19. The Edge of Democracy
  20. Knock Down the House
  21. The Hottest August
  22. Midnight Family

OUT-OF-CONTENTION, WORTH A WATCH
  1. Oscar-Nominated Short Films: Animated
  2. Oscar-Nominated Short Films: Documentary
  3. Oscar-Nominated Short Films: Live Action
  4. Jesus Is King

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