Best Movies of 2019
I’m breaking this up into two sections:
- New movies that came out in 2019
- Movies that I watched for the first time in 2019
Just because I didn’t get to the cinema as much as I usually would this year because I’ve been busy!
However, I do love movies! I used to watch something like three a day when I was younger. Let me know what you’re favourite movies of 2019 have been in the comments below.
Like many Marvel fans this movie broke me. We all sort of knew it was coming but still, the deaths destroyed me. I went to see this with my bestie at a super expensive, super posh cinema – as this was the only cinema with tickets on release day! – and I wept. And laughed. And taught many other viewers about other Marvel movies. Honestly, how could they not recognise the Kid from Iron Man 3??
After Bohemian Rhapsody in 2018 I wasn’t sure if I was up to another rock biopic. But I loved this movie. Taron Egerton was made to play Elton John – who knew! The fact that this movie was produced by David, Elton’s husband, and endorsed by Elton John – with Taron and him singing a song together – just made it extra special.
Since watching I’ve read Me by Elton John, read by Taron Egerton and for anyone who is a fan of the movie, you need to read this book!
Spider Man: Far From Home
Spiderman is my favourite Marvel character, and Tom Holland is my favourite actor to play Spiderman so of course I was looking forward to this movie coming out. I still think I preferred Homecoming, but there is no denying that Tom Holland and Jake Gyllenhaal are a dream team, and Tom’s performance was strong after Avengers: Endgame.
Downton Abbey: The Movie
This movie was like getting a hug from someone you love. It was nice to revisit the world of Downton Abbey, and whilst this movie would not make sense to anyone who hasn’t already seen the show in its entirety, it was still sweet. It had the classic moments, the typical Grantham charm and of course Dame Maggie Smith stole the show. Whilst I was a little sick of the fact that everyone, and I mean everyone gets a nicely tied up, romantic ending, I did like the fact we finally got some closure to the Downton Abbey world.
Until the next revival. My bet is a new TV series set in the 1940s in… about 12 years time.
Movies I watched for the first time in 2019
Yes, I can’t believe I hadn’t seen this movie sooner. It was brilliant. A nuanced, relatable movie about self-love, coming of age and relationships between mothers and daughters. Timothee Chalomet and Saoirse Ronan are perfect together, and Greta Gerwig deserved her Academy Award for Directing nod. In fact, she deserved to win.
I watched this on the plane to New York City and I loved it. I didn’t even finish Creed as I found it super boring and predictable. But Creed II was great. I didn’t want it to end, and bearing in mind I was something like 30,000 feet in the air that’s saving something. The thing I love most about these sequels is the inclusion of a hard-of-hearing character and the use of ASL – American Sign Language. It makes for a funny, sweet and heartbreaking twist to the story. And that stuck with me far more than the typical boxing.
But this movie does get an extra plus for being an image to Rocky VI which is unquestionably the best Rocky film. I will die on this hill.