2019 is coming to an end. It is time for my top 5 movies of this year. Next year, I will make a top 10, but this year I’m just starting out with this blog.

There are still plenty of movies to watch for me. I made a commitment to view as many new films as possible to review them. But I started this blog in October, so I’m keeping this year’s list short.

Here are my top 5 movies of 2019


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5: John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum

I had a great viewing experience with the third movie by John Wick. With insane action sequences that are choreographed in such a fantastic way that your jaw will drop.

“John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum” is a visual masterpiece with a flawless execution when it comes to action movies. Keanu Reeves is a real badass!


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4: Once Upon a Time in…Hollywood

I’m a Tarantino fan, and this movie did not disappoint. Maybe, not his best film, but I surely enjoyed it.

I’ve always admired the dialogue-driven approach, while the plot itself is relatively simple. What also really kept me interested were the performances of Brad Pitt and Di Caprio.


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3: The Irishman

The runtime may seem long, but none of those minutes feel like a waste of time. The Irishman is everything I love about Martin Scorsese but polished. It is thoughtful, precise, and vulnerable.

We get some great performances by Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, and Joe Pesci.

Click here for my review on “The Irishman.”


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2: Avengers: Endgame

I have seen the “Avengers Assemble” a thousand times by now, and it still gives me goosebumps. “Avengers: Endgame” is a special moment in film history. Never have I seen such a massive build-up to be concluded in one epic movie.

The movie experience is one in a lifetime. I hope that someday, I will get a similar feeling with another movie.


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1: Joker

Todd Phillips brought us a masterpiece that truly makes an impact. Joaquin Pheonix was stunning, his performance was oscar-worthy. The scenography is all brilliance.

The origin story is tragic, scary, and grotesque. But, it was so mesmerizing, it sticks weeks in your had after watching it.

I would not even consider this to be a super-hero (or villain) movie. It’s a proper psychological thriller/drama, with one of the most exceptional character development. From a broken, depressed man to becoming the insane Joker.

The movie is also giving us a message, a reflection for ourselves. The impact our society has on other people, without us realizing it. Todd Philips sure wasn’t shy to hide it away and delivered this powerfully.

Click here for my review on “Joker.”