Top 24 First-Time Watches for 2019

time to peel back the foreskin and get in the actual meat here

as usual, (very) roughly ranked; and as usual not limiting myself to a set number of movies, as these are simply my favorites out of the 350 that I've seen this year

  • Fireworks

    1

  • Still Walking

    2

  • High and Low

    3

  • Sonatine

    4

  • Runaway Train

    5

  • A Hero Never Dies

    6

  • Gate of Flesh

    7

  • Fat City

    8

  • Tampopo

    9

  • Avengement

    10

  • Paterson

    11

  • The Fan

    12

  • Only Yesterday

    13

  • Dragged Across Concrete

    14

  • Kuroneko

    15

  • Den of Thieves

    16

  • Vice Squad

    17

  • My Heart Is That Eternal Rose

    18

  • The Hitcher

    19

  • Vigilante

    20

  • Cure

    21

  • Lone Wolf McQuade

    22

  • When a Woman Ascends the Stairs

    23

  • Mother

    24