2019 Watchlist Ranked

This is a personal ranking of films I've watched for the first time in 2019. These are based on my enjoyment and the overall impression they left on me.

**12/12/19** This ranking is in flux at the moment but general placements are somewhat accurate.

Final tally: 291 first-watch films.

Here are some fun end-of-year superlatives.

Best decade: 1980s.
Favorite new all-time favorite: The Thing
Favorite movie about movies: Matinee
Favorite prolific director: John Carpenter
Favorite gleeful time: Gremlins 2

  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    1

  • Roma

    2

  • The Thing

    3

  • Parasite

    4

  • Joker

    5

  • Mother

    6

  • The Double

    7

  • Doctor Sleep

    8

  • Carol

    9

  • Uncut Gems

    10

  • Matinee

    11

  • Marriage Story

    12

  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    13

  • Gremlins 2: The New Batch

    14

  • Incendies

    15

  • Ghost World

    16

  • Overlord

    17

  • The Art of Self-Defense

    18

  • Bad Genius

    19

  • The Autopsy of Jane Doe

    20

  • Brazil

    21

  • Pain and Glory

    22

  • Eyes Wide Shut

    23

  • You Were Never Really Here

    24

  • Knives Out

    25

  • Aquaman

    26

  • The House That Jack Built

    27

  • Good Time

    28

  • Fade to Black

    29

  • Happy Death Day 2U

    30

  • The Raid

    31

  • Thoroughbreds

    32

  • Transit

    33

  • The Last Black Man in San Francisco

    34

  • Booksmart

    35

  • John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum

    36

  • Can You Ever Forgive Me?

    37

  • Serpico

    38

  • Avengers: Endgame

    39

  • Brigsby Bear

    40

  • Terminator: Dark Fate

    41

  • Waxwork

    42

  • The Hidden

    43

  • 99 Homes

    44

  • The Wailing

    45

  • Eastern Boys

    46

  • They Live

    47

  • Death in Buenos Aires

    48

  • The Devil's Backbone

    49

  • Burning

    50

  • Midsommar

    51

  • Under the Skin

    52

  • First Reformed

    53

  • This Is Not Berlin

    54

  • Zootopia

    55

  • Godzilla: King of the Monsters

    56

  • One Cut of the Dead

    57

  • Submarine

    58

  • Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

    59

  • 20th Century Women

    60

  • Paddington

    61

  • Paddington 2

    62

  • Withnail & I

    63

  • Jojo Rabbit

    64

  • The Irishman

    65

  • Bad Education

    66

  • Hotel Artemis

    67

  • American Assassin

    68

  • Office Uprising

    69

  • The Fog

    70

  • Ingrid Goes West

    71

  • El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie

    72

  • Alita: Battle Angel

    73

  • It Chapter Two

    74

  • Dark Phoenix

    75

  • BPM (Beats per Minute)

    76

  • The Lost Boys

    77

  • Widows

    78

  • Triple Frontier

    79

  • Train to Busan

    80

  • Assassination Nation

    81

  • Giant Little Ones

    82

  • Some Guy Who Kills People

    83

  • A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors

    84

  • The Night Before

    85

  • Child's Play

    86

  • The Final Girls

    87

  • Batman: Assault on Arkham

    88

  • Boundaries

    89

  • The Favourite

    90

  • I Am Mother

    91

  • The Fly

    92

  • Faults

    93

  • Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome

    94

  • eXistenZ

    95

  • Night Moves

    96

  • Long Shot

    97

  • Pokémon Detective Pikachu

    98

  • Hustlers

    99

  • Grabbers

    100