Best Movies of 2019 QuickViews

December 19, 2019 // in QuickView - Micro Reviews by David Deverett

Every year there are always movies that come along and take us away from our real lives whether they’re good or bad. This year as always there were movies that captured our imaginations in a great way


Here is my top 10 list of the best movies of 2019


#10: Captain Marvel

Even though it wasn’t my top favorite Marvel movie of 2019, Captain Marvel still had a story that was action-packed, had lots of great memories from the 1990s and an amazing performance by Brie Larson that defined who Carol Danvers was in her time and how she became Captain Marvel


#9: How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

One franchise that was hard for me to say goodbye to was How to Train Your Dragon. The Hidden World wonderfully closed out the trilogy in an incredible way through its visuals and storytelling. But my #1 choice got me more emotional that what I expected it to be


#8: Spider-Man: Far from Home

After the major blockbuster success Avengers: Endgame became, Phase Three wonderfully closed out the saga with Spider-Man’s next solo adventure: Far from Home. It answered questions that every member of the audience wanted answered since the end of Endgame while it also had an amazing performance by Jake Gyllenhaal as Quentin Beck AKA Mysterio


#7: Yesterday

While there were many prequels, sequels and true stories that came out this year, one of the most original ideas peaked even if not a lot of people saw it: Yesterday. The idea of 1 man knowing who The Beatles were and running with the idea of making their songs his own was genius. Himesh Patel and Lily James had great chemistry and definitely made me think about how the world would be different if I were the only person to know about everything famous to have made an impact


#6: Rocketman

Brought to us by Dexter Fletcher (the director who helped finished shooting and making Bohemian Rhapsody), Rocketman opened my eyes to what Elton John went through from being a talented young kid into becoming the music legend we know today. Taron Egerton was absolutely brilliant both at acting and singing as John


#5: Shazam

A superhero movie to have made me laugh more than the Deadpool movies was Shazam. The combination of a superhero character aware of other superheroes to have made a dent in the DC universe, along with Zachary Levi’s amazing performance and hilarious humour made this a fun film to watch more than once


#4: It Chapter Two

Even though its long runtime and lack of scares than what the first half delivered made fans a little disappointed, It Chapter Two still succeeded in my opinion thanks to its bold approach, incredible performances from an amazing cast, themes that continued to make me care for the Losers Club/Lucky 7 emotionally and a finale that was satisfying, epic and concluding


#3: Avengers: Endgame

With the devastating and unexpected ending Infinity War gave us, Endgame helped make us happy and satisfied with the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) again by giving lots of screen-time and moments through a 3-hour runtime to characters we grew to love since Phase One and ended an era that started since 2008


#2: A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

Why this movie is not #1 on my list is because it didn’t have the staying power Won’t You Be My Neighbor had when I first saw it. Instead A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood had a great enough story about forgiveness and kindness that I could enjoy again and again through its story, structure, dialogue, amazing performances from Matthew Rhys as Lloyd Vogel and Tom Hanks as Fred Rogers and Marielle Heller’s wonderful directing


And #1: Toy Story 4

Even though the third one had an ending that everyone was satisfied with and felt it ended the trilogy in an amazing way, Toy Story 4 incredibly proved that Woody’s story arc wasn’t completely over yet. It’s also #1 because of its powerful emotional ending (thanks to composer Randy Newman) that made me cry when I first saw it and continues to make me cry every time I see and think about it