Films of 2019

123. After a record low of only seeing 62 films in theaters in 2018, I bounced back in a big way by nearly doubling the amount of films seen and broke 2015’s record of seeing 117 films in theaters. I was able to hit 123 in theaters in 2019, not including the TV shows, Netflix films and Oscar nominated short films that I saw. My numbers will always fluctuate due to work, vacations, personal life, if I am single or not, etc. Since I don’t review films for a living and I do it for you, the reader, I always strive to see at least 100 films in theaters per year and no matter what happens this year in 2020, I am glad I was able to break my personal record in 2019 and expand what I am reviewing on this website as well.
2019 actually ended up being a great year for film, which was very refreshing. Sure, there were disappointments, misfires, terrible movies and box office bombs, but Oscar season came in clutch and there were some gems sprinkled throughout the year.

TOP 10 BEST FILMS OF 2019:

10. The Irishman
9. Honey Boy
8. Just Mercy
7. Klaus
6. Doctor Sleep
5. Rocketman
4. Waves
3. Ford v Ferrari
2. Parasite
1. Marriage Story

TOP 10 WORST FILMS OF 2019:

10. The Curse of La Llorona
9. 47 Meters Down: Uncaged
8. Stuber
7. The Beach Bum
6. Hellboy
5. The Dead Don’t Die
4. Shaft
3. What Men Want
2. Countdown
1. Black Christmas

Favorite Film of 2019:

Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood

Most Hated Film of 2019:

Black Christmas

Best Comedy of 2019:

Zombieland: Double Tap

Worst Comedy of 2019:

What Men Want

Best Horror Film of 2019:

Doctor Sleep

Worst Horror Film of 2019:

Black Christmas

Best Animated Film of 2019:

Klaus

Worst Animated Film of 2019:

The Lion King

Best Action Film of 2019:

John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum

Worst Action Film of 2019:

Shaft

Best Characters of 2019:

Tilda Swinton as Zelda Winston in The Dead Don’t Die and Brad Pitt as Cliff Booth in Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood (tie)

Worst Characters of 2019:

Brie Larson as Carol Danvers in Captain Marvel, Michael Keaton as V. A. Vandevere in Dumbo, Jenn Murray as Gerda in Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, Kristen Stewart as Sabina Wilson in Charlie’s Angels and the entire cast of Black Christmas (tie)

Best Superhero Film of 2019:

Spider-Man: Far From Home

Worst Superhero Film of 2019:

Hellboy

Most Overrated Films of 2019: (Alphabetically)

Frozen II
Jojo Rabbit
Little Women
The Farewell
Us

Most Underrated Films of 2019: (Alphabetically)

Alita: Battle Angel
Doctor Sleep
Klaus
The Art of Self-Defense
Waves

TOP 5 BEST FILM SCORES (Alphabetically)

Joker
Parasite
The Lighthouse
Us
Waves

My Best Hashtags of 2019:

ESCAPE ROOM

#ConnectGore

GLASS

#DavidIsDunnFor / #ChangingBrains

SERENITY

#ReadyPlayerChum / #ManOfReel / #HookerLineStinker / #Interwebstellar

THE PRODIGY

#TheXMiles / #WhatInReincarnation / #EvilWrenchman

HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE HIDDEN WORLD

#MusicByImagineDragons / #TheFastAndTheNightFuryous

COLD PURSUIT

#DantesWeak / #ApocalypsePlow

THE UPSIDE

#ThePhantomPainsOfTheOpera / #TheDrivingDellAndTheOtherGuy / #GuideAlong

ISN’T IT ROMANTIC

#CanIGetYourMusicalNumber

THE LEGO MOVIE 2: THE SECOND PART

#LegoOfThePast / #BennyFromTheBlock / #EmmettingEmotions / #ParksAndWreck

GRETA

#YoullReGretaWatchingThis / #AFallFromChloeGrace

CAPTAIN MARVEL

#MarVellCinematicUniverse / #NotTheKreemOfTheCrop / #DoACarolRoll / #NotSoGrandLarsony / #AirForced / #LeePacingIssues

HAPPY DEATH DAY 2U

#IdClimbThatTree / #OneTreeKill / #TreeFallin

US

#BlandAcrossAmerica / #TetherUnderground / #ThisIsUsTheMovie

FIVE FEET APART

#GoCFYourself / #PoolStickFibrosis / #ThisMovieIsSickBro / #MusicByWeezer / #WhereTheresAWillTheresAHospitalStay / #FiveFootPenaltyForFaceMasking

WHAT MEN WANT

#RatedFiji13

SHAZAM!

#LightningMcTeen / #ZaptainAmerica

UNPLANNED

#ThankYouForYourCervix / #ProLifeOrSomethingLikeIt

THE BEACH BUM

#TheFloridaReject / #CaptainWackWillGetYouHighTonight / #TheGreatestBlowman / #OutOfHarmony

PET SEMATARY

##PETrifiedForest / #CatScratchFever / #PuttingTheAudienceToSleep / #ThePetOffensive

DUMBO

#TheElephanMan2 / #FlightElephantGift / #TentOfAWoman

AVENGERS: ENDGAME

#TheStarkKnightRises / #ThanosHandsOfFate / #SnapOutOfIt

HELLBOY

#WhatTheHellBoy? / #HellBoyhood / #YellBoy / #YourApocalypseAreSealed

BREAKTHROUGH

#HailTopherFullOfGrace / #SnowCurries / #That70sSnow / #HealthInsuranceByAllstate

THE CURSE OF LA LLORONA

#BeautyAndThePriest / #AndMexicoIsGonnaPrayForIt

LONG SHOT

#AgentsOfField / #CharlottesWebcamProblems / #TheWestFling / #SecretaryOfDate / #TheSpeechBum  

THE INTRUDER

#DennisTheMenace / #TheApparentTrap / #AnnieAreYouOk? / #ThinkLikeAManiac

THE SUN IS ALSO A STAR

#ICEAge / #FamilyThais

ROCKETMAN

#KinksmanTheGoldenCircleOfLife / #TeamRocket / #Bernie2020 / #HittingCrocodileRockBottom

POKÉMON DETECTIVE PIKACHU

#MusicBymU2 / #JigglyPuffPuffPassOnThisMovie

DARK PHOENIX

#WhiteXavierComplex / #ShesFunnyThatGrey / #CrimsonFreak / #ScottSummersSchool / #GalaxyPest / #DangersOnATrain

TOLKIEN

#TolkienWhiteGuy / #BuiltOxFordTough / #StuckInTheMiddleEarthWithYou / #RunATightFellowship

THE DEAD DON’T DIE

#YawnOfTheDead / #TriteOfTheLivingDead / #Zombiebland / #SpaceSham / #StarBoresTheRiseOfWalkers / #TheLegendOfZelda

MA

#BigMasHouse / #OhHellMa / #HiddenDisfigures / #BeautyAndTheDeceased / #ACryForTheHelp

JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 3 – PARABELLUM

#SavedByTheParabellum / #WickFlick / #WinstonChecksIn / #ThingsWeLostInTheFireFight / #FightsOfTheHighTable

YESTERDAY

#HereComesTheFun / #HumTogether / #TheLongAndWindingOde / #NorwegianGood

GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS

#GodzillasNotDead / #SmashOfTheTitans / #HailHydra

ANNABELLE COMES HOME

#DollOrNothing / #DollyGrip / #BangFerryKill

ALADDIN

#WishyWashy / #NationalLAMPoonsArabianVacation / #AJafarCryFromTheOriginal / #TheSultanOfSwing / #MenInBlue

LATE NIGHT

#AWrinkleInPrimeTime / #fEMMAnist

MIDSOMMAR

#RelationshipSkoals / #MarkYourTerritory / #ChristianBail

CRAWL

#LakeFlacid / #PepperInSomeStupidity / #WeirdApexButOK / #CrawlYouCanEat / #ForTheGatorGood / #BraveDavesWaveGrave

SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME

#HoganOutForAHero / #FightCrawler / #HubbleBoy / #ShieldTrip

ONCE UPON A TIME…IN HOLLYWOOD

#TheRelevant / #StarringBradPittBull / #TheGratefulTate / #SpahnOfTheDead

SHAFT

#MethodManActing / #TheGraveyardShaft / #UsherInANewEra / #ShaftingTheBlame

THE ART OF SELF-DEFENSE

#ASparIsBorn / #SenseiSociety / #MellowBelt / #GreenBeltRoom / #TheKarateSkid

CHILD’S PLAY

#ToyGory / #BloodiDoll / #DollIntoTheWrongHands / #WorkingAtTheAubreyShoppingPlaza

FAST & FURIOUS PRESENTS: HOBBS & SHAW

#WWEShaw / #TheRockBetweenUs / #DoubleDeckardBus

THE KITCHEN

#TheHandmaidsJail / #CommonCorruption / #KitchenARideToTheMorgue

THE LION KING

#EatPreyLove / #ManeCharacter / #NoGaysOnPrideRock / #ScarWarsANewAntelope / #WhoseLionIsItAnyway? / #CateringByGrubHub

MEN IN BLACK: INTERNATIONAL

#TheAgentCIsUnderAttack / #PreparationAgentH / #BlackhatAndSuit / #WillSmithReturnPlease?

SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK

#BetterDeadThanRead / #ScarecrowsBeforeHoes / #ToetallyStewpendous / #AuggieStyle / #DiaryOfAWimpyKid2

47 METERS DOWN: UNCAGED

#SharkWeak / #ASharkRuinsEverything / #JurassicShark / #CradleToTheCave / #OxygenTankedAtTheBoxOffice

READY OR NOT

#ADisGracefulMovie / #HideAndShriek / #RunawayBride2

TOY STORY 4

#BosPeeps / #ReceivingGoodBuzz / #YoGabbyGabby / #CatchMeIfYouCanada

STUBER

#TheBigVic / #StuPid / #OneStarReview / #2019StubaruDescent / #GuardiansOfTheFordGalaxy / #StyxShift

THE FAREWELL

#CrazyHitchedAsians / #WatchMyHipWatchMyNaiNai / #LungLikeAHorse / #GrandmasJoy

THE PEANUT BUTTER FALCON

#DownWithTheSyndrome / #TwainTheSwamp / #PeanutButterFalconPunch / #50ShadesOfRedneck / #FalconEye / #TwainingDay

IT: CHAPTER TWO

#shITChapterTwo / #TruthOrDerry / #APennyWiseForYourThoughts / #DerryMovie2 / #SoundtrackFeaturing99RedBalloons / #CrimsonWeak

THE GOLDFINCH

#GiveEmAFinchAndTheyllTakeAMile / #CoDirectedByDavidGoldFincher / #HomeIsWhereTheArtIs

AD ASTRA

#DadAstra / #StarringDaddyMcBride / #Apollo12Monkeys / #IJustNeedSomeSpaceRightNow / #LearnToLivWithoutHer

HUSTLERS

#JennyFromTheCellBlock / #SaveTheLastLapDance / #ADateRapeWithDestiny / #PaidInManhattan / #HoeticJustice

RAMBO: LAST BLOOD

#LastBloodClot / #RetirementHomeAlone / #RockyPointBalboa / #TunnelVision / #DeadMenCartelNoTales / #DemolitionPlan

LUCY IN THE SKY

#LucidInTheSky / #PullTheSpaceCard

JOKER

#SystemOfAClown / #JoaquinGotham / #TheKingOfCrimedy / #ClownCarDriver / #ThomasWayneAndSuffering / #ARealPainInTheFleck

GEMINI MAN

#InWestPhiladelphiaClonedAndRaised / #ACloneAndUnafraid / #TheBornIdentityCrisis

JUDY

#AStarIsTorn / #DontJudgeJudy / #MistreatMeInStLouis / #NotATeamMayer / #BabesInHarms

BLACK AND BLUE

#TheSilenceOfTheCams / #IDidItAllForTheRookie

THE LIGHTHOUSE

#WillemDafart / #CostarringStevenSeagullAndTheRock / #TheTwilightHouse / #TheLittleSpermaid / #TheLightHouseOnTheLeft / #Aquamen

THE CURRENT WAR

#LightClub / #MusicByACDC / #HowTheWestinghouseWasWon

NO SAFE SPACES

#TeachingTriggerednometry / #PragerBombs / #TheGoldenStateSocialJusticeWarriors

MALEFICENT: MISTRESS OF EVIL

#ChildrenOfTheHorn / #TheRedWedding / #MusicByTheBeastieBoysAndCountingCrows / #FairyFail / #YawnIn60Seconds / #KingDumb

ZOMBIELAND: DOUBLE TAP

#LikeARollingEmmaStone / #UnnaturalBornKillers / #TheKingOfLittleRockAndRoll / #ZombieLaLaLand

ANGEL HAS FALLEN

#ThePhantomOfTheOperation / #SendForeignWade / #SecretServiceProvider / #LetsGetReadyToTrumbull

MIDWAY

#TheBestDickInTheNavy / #AnAttackMidwayThroughTheFilm / #MandyNeededMooreScreenTime / #NowPlayingAtAPacificTheaterNearYou

COUNTDOWN

#DiEPhone / #crApp / #MeBoo / #SevenDeadlyQuinns / #SlaysAnatomy

LAST CHRISTMAS

#WinterIsComingToTown / #AllIWantForChristmasIsYugoslavia / #WakeMeUpBeforeYouSnowSnow / #ASimpleSavior / #ElfPreservation

JOJO RABBIT

#JewsYourOwnAdventure / #StarringScarlettJojohansson / #ConfessionsOfADangerousNein / #WeFoughtAJew

FORD V FERRARI

#PardonMyWrench / #TheTalladegaDarkKnight / #Ken220MilesPerHour / #AsTheGoodFordIntended

THE IRISHMAN

#MakeEmAHoffaHeCantRefuse / #HateOfTheUnion / #TakeOneForTheTeamsters / #PaquinHeat

DOCTOR SLEEP

#LetsBlowOffSomeSteam / #DontOverlookThisFilm / #CoStarringJacobTrembling / #BoilerAlert / #ZenPals / #ThisHotelOffersFineShining

FROZEN II

#IceVenturaWhenNatureCalls / #OlaftyExpectations / #OfIceAndSven / #ASongOfIceAndFire

HONEY BOY

#GrievinStevens / #ShiaWayFromReality / #BreakClownAndCry / #TheLongAndWindingRodeo

PAIN AND GLORY

#ThePathOfPriestResistance / #ACruzDownMemoryLane / #TheSinILiveIn / #PussInFruits / #TheHeroinOfTheStory

21 BRIDGES

#BlackBanter

CHARLIE’S ANGELS

#AsFunAsACharlieHorse / #CharlieHitMe / #TriLightBreakingYawn / #FeministFatale / #CharliesAngelsHaveFallen / #ShittyOfAngels

MARRIAGE STORY

#TheCoastIsUnclear / #FIsForFamilyAttorney / #CharlieSplitMe / #ChickOrCheat

TERMINATOR: DARK FATE

#TerminatorsOfEndearment / #TheTimeTravelersStrife / #AmericanHistoryTechs

MOTHERLESS BROOKLYN

#AGoodDayToSpyHard / #WordMan / #SentencesEndOnAnIfHanger / #BoredWalkEmpire

PARASITE

#TheFamilyStone2 / #AllSmellBreaksLoose / #ParkWaters / #TheKimReaper / #DontTellASeoul / #ThereWillBeFlood

WAVES

#StarringPeopleOfColor / #EscapeGloom / #JoyErased / #ManchesterByTheManatee

DARK WATERS

#TeflonOfTheDead / #TheShapeOfDarkWater / #MysickRiver

A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD

#YourMostVogelSupporter / #FredAndBreakfast / #MusicByRightSaidFred / #HappyTrolleyDays

RICHARD JEWELL

#BlameStreamMedia / #ConfessionsOfADangerousFind / #OliviaWildeGooseChase

KNIVES OUT

#AClassicWhoDonut / #AClassicHughDunnit

THE GOOD LIAR

#TheLordOfTheStings / #ConGirl

STAR WARS EPISODE IX: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER

#TheFinnale / #BenIsBack2 / #GeneralPrydeComethBeforeTheFall

JUMANJI: THE NEXT LEVEL

#VideoGameOfThrones / #LetMeLevelWithYou / #HeartbreakFridge / #EddiePlayerOne / #FlungSheldon / #RubyRoundhouseOf1000Corpses

DOWNTON ABBEY

#ARoyalPainInTheSass / #YouGotServed2

BLACK CHRISTMAS

#OrphanBlackChristmas / #ImogenPoops / #TwelveSlaysOfChristmas / #SmellsLikeTeenChristmasSpirit / #PledgeToNeverWatchThis / #ChristmasCrimeIsHere

HARRIET

#SponsoredByDollarSlaveClub / #OnTheRailroadToRecovery / #DirtyHarriet / #HiddenFigures2

LITTLE WOMEN

#TheTidesOfMarch / #LifeAsWeJoIt / #ChasingAmy2 / #WritingWithMyFamily

BOMBSHELL

#TheKellyFilesSuit / #AtomicBlondes / #WhatsUpMurdoch

UNCUT GEMS

#DirectorsUnCut / #GeminiMan2 / #StarringHowardJews / #LittleKnicksy / #EverybodysWorkinForTheWeekend

1917

#GameOfBones / #ThrowATrenchInYourPlans / #FarTrekIntoDarkness / #LetsTakeAStabAtThisMission

CATS

#DirectorsCat / #StarringCatAmy / #TameJudiDench / #TheLookOfDeuteronomy / #CatShitCrazy / #CatNipSlip

JUST MERCY

#MusicFromDeathRowRecords / #WalterEgo / #DjangoChained

LES MISÉRABLES

#TheLionKangz / # LastDroneWhereabouts / #MidFightInParis / #JoinTheCub / #ARiotPlace

VELVET BUZZSAW

#SignsOfAnArtAttack / #ArtisticLicenseToKill

KLAUS

#LifeAsAKlaus / #JesperTheFriendlyPost / #TheNewNormMacDonald

HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER SEASON 3

#MarshallMatters / #StellaEnchanted / #BetterOffTed / #ScaredLily

MANIAC (2015) SEASON 1

#EspenPal / #OneFlewOverTheCuckoosQuest / #WardKnowsIveTried

MANIAC (2018) SEASON 1

#NetflixAndPill / #PharmaceuticalTrialsAndTribulations / #Supersad / #EasyAPill / #MayITakeYourDisorder

DEADWOOD SEASON 1

#WuGangClan / #EBPlayingGames / #AfterSaloonDelight / #TheLastWhoreHouseOnTheLeft / #StarringBeardAl

DOWNTON ABBEY SEASON 1

#NotTooAbbey / #GoodGollyMissCrawley / #TheDireBates / #MaidInBritain

DEADWOOD SEASON 2

#MorningDeadwood / #FirstComeHearstServed / #WolcottBetweenARockAndAHardPlace / #AlmaMatters / #SeekAndYeAlFinds / #SteersAndPioneers

MINDHUNTER SEASON 2

#BTKHaveItYourWay / #HoldenOutForASuspect / #WayneAndSuffering / #TheTenchFamilysCrossToBear / #HighMansonOnTheTotemPole / #FordKnowsIveTried

DAREDEVIL SEASON 1

#FoggyRecollection / #SympathyForTheDareDevil / #FiskFight / #ABlindIsATerribleThingToWaste

DOWNTON ABBEY SEASON 2

#TheresSommeThingAboutMary / #TheHuntForISIS / #DowntonAbbeyRoad / #PushingDaisy / #HaveAHollyCrawleyChristmas / #TheUnitedBates

THE TWILIGHT ZONE SEASON 1 (1959-1960)

#RodsNotDead / #FloraAndTheMachine / #CrownOfHorns / #CaseyAtTheBat / #ZoneSurvivor

DOWNTON ABBEY SEASON 3

#MaryIntoMoney / #ThoughtsAndHeirs / #IrishCarTom / #DaisyStupidLove

DOWNTON ABBEY SEASON 4

#OnBarrowedTime / #MaggiesFarm / #BateRape / #BringHimDownAPegg / #RossMyHeart

STRANGER THINGS SEASON 3

#RedDawnOfTheDead / #NancyDrewTheShortStraw / #TheKidsInTheMall / #RussianAroundHawkins / #FullStarCourtPress / #LivinOnAFlayer

DOWNTON ABBEY SEASON 5

#MaryChristmasAndHappyCrawleyDays / #TheMarigoldStandard / #WeighTheRoseAndCons / #StrivingMissDaisy

DOWNTON ABBEY SEASON 6

#MeanBillOfHealth / #ALiteralButlerShakeUp / #HenryFloored / #NotOverTillTheSprattLadyRings

THE LOUDEST VOICE SEASON 1

#PaleAiles / #HouseOfLards / #WantsToGetHisFoxOff / #BadLuckBrian / #SexLiesAndVideoCassettes / #NoHemo

 

I want to thank you from everyone here at Top Pun Reviews for another successful year of reviewing the latest and greatest in film and television. This year we added Netflix reviews and will continue to expand with reviews of original films from other streaming services as the film and television industry continues to change and evolve. At Top Pun Reviews we are doing all we can to keep up with things and it would not be possible without your support. It doesn’t matter if you check out every review or only check out the site once in a while but it means a lot to us to have you as a reader. Please subscribe to this website so you will get an email notification when a new review has dropped. I will be posting my Oscar Predictions on Sunday, February 9th, right before showtime so stay tuned for that and I will see you next year with The Best/Worst of Film in 2020: A Year in Review…

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