2019 Critics' Recommendations

Every 2019 US release that was Certified Fresh, named a NY Times Critic's Pick, received three stars or better on RogerEbert.com, got a B grade or better from The AV Club, or scored an 75 or better on Metacritic.

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  • 3 Faces
  • The 5 Browns: Digging Through The Darkness
  • All Creatures Here Below
  • All Is True
  • Amazing Grace
  • Aniara
  • Apollo 11
  • Arctic
  • The Art of Self-Defense
  • Asako I & II
  • Ash Is Purest White
  • Ask Dr. Ruth
  • At the Heart of Gold: Inside the USA Gymnastics Scandal
  • Avengers: Endgame
  • Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché
  • The Biggest Little Farm
  • Birds of Passage
  • Black Mother
  • Blowin' Up
  • Body at Brighton Rock
  • Booksmart
  • The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind
  • Braid
  • The Breaker Upperers
  • Breakthrough
  • Breslin and Hamill: Deadline Artists
  • The Brink
  • Buddy
  • The Burial of Kojo
  • Captain Marvel
  • Carmine Street Guitars
  • The Changeover
  • Charlie Says
  • Chasing Portraits
  • Clara's Ghost
  • Climax
  • Close
  • Cold Pursuit
  • Communion
  • Daughter of Mine
  • Diamantino
  • Diane
  • A Dog's Way Home
  • Dogman
  • Don't Come Back from the Moon
  • Dragged Across Concrete
  • An Elephant Sitting Still
  • Everybody Knows
  • Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile
  • The Eyes of Orson Welles
  • The Farewell
  • Fast Color
  • Fighting with My Family
  • Fyre
  • Fyre Fraud
  • Giant Little Ones
  • Girls of the Sun
  • Gloria Bell
  • The Graduation
  • Grass
  • Guava Island
  • Hail Satan?
  • The Heiresses
  • Her Smell
  • Hesburgh
  • High Flying Bird
  • High Life
  • The Hole in the Ground
  • Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé
  • Hotel by the River
  • How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
  • I'm Not Here
  • If the Dancer Dances
  • The Image Book
  • The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley
  • Island of the Hungry Ghosts
  • Isn't It Romantic
  • John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum
  • The Kid Who Would Be King
  • Knife+Heart
  • Knock Down the House
  • The Last Black Man in San Francisco
  • Leaving Neverland
  • The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part
  • Little Woods
  • Long Day's Journey Into Night
  • Long Shot
  • Luce
  • The Man Who Killed Don Quixote
  • The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then the Bigfoot
  • Mary Magdalene
  • Master Z: Ip Man Legacy
  • Maze
  • Meeting Gorbachev
  • Mine 9
  • Missing Link
  • The Mustang
  • My Son
  • The Nightingale
  • Non-Fiction