I reviewed just 16 movies last year, compared to 22 in 2018 (though I didn't have time to review every movie I saw). We are definitely watching fewer movies as the TV options continue to expand and improve. You can see the full list and genres below, with my favorites marked with *, but I only review movies that I like, so all of the movies listed below are worth watching. I didn't see any documentaries (second year in a row!). It was tough to categorize many of the movies, so some of my choices are sort of random. More and more, movies are blurring the genre lines: funny mysteries, dramas with plenty of humor, musical comedy dramas, etc. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood alone could have gone into three different categories! I saw a lot more movies in theaters the past two years, so more of these are recent releases than usual for me. Thank you, recliner theaters!
You can see my full list of movie reviews, covering several years at the Movie Reviews tab.
And now, for my top picks - do I have to choose? Some of these are very tough choices:
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
What were your favorite movies watched in 2019?
All Movies Reviewed in 2019:
My favorites are marked with *, but I only review movies I enjoy, so all of these are worth a try:
Secret in Their Eyes
* The Art of Racing in the Rain
* El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie
* Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
* Edge of Seventeen
* Knives Out
* Like Father
* Smart People
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindewald
* Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker