The Ultimate Must Watch Movie Guide for 2019

by | Mar 5, 2023 | Movies & Shows

Hey there, movie buffs! Are you ready to relive the glory days of 2019’s silver screen? We sure are! 2019 was a year filled with sequels, remakes, and some seriously epic original content. From superheroes to gangsters, animated adventures to horror flicks, there was something for everyone. So, grab your popcorn and your favorite fizzy drink, and let’s dive into The Ultimate Must Watch Movie Guide for 2019.

(Note: these 13 movies are in alphabetical order and not sorted in any ranking system – just 13 of the must watch movies from the year. Pro tip: 13 movies per year means 1 movie every 4 weeks to finish the entire guide in a year)


IMDB Top User Rated Film

Director: Sam Mendes
Starring: George MacKay, Dean-Charles Chapman
Release Date: December 25, 2019

The movie’s impressive one-shot style and immersive storytelling put viewers right in the middle of the action and make them feel like they’re experiencing the war firsthand.

Avengers: Endgame

Directors: Anthony and Joe Russo
Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, etc.
Release Date: April 26, 2019

The culmination of over a decade of Marvel movies, Endgame is a satisfying and emotional conclusion to a beloved franchise, with plenty of action and heartwarming moments.

Ford v Ferrari

IMDB Top User Rated Film

Director: James Mangold
Starring: Matt Damon, Christian Bale
Release Date: November 15, 2019

The movie’s stunning cinematography and thrilling race scenes make it a must-watch for any car enthusiast, but it’s also a moving story about friendship and perseverance.

Frozen II

Directors: Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee
Starring: Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel
Release Date: November 22, 2019

The sequel expands on the beloved characters and mythology of the first movie, with catchy songs and stunning animation that will leave you singing “Into the Unknown” for days.


IMDB Top User Rated Film

Director: Todd Phillips
Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro
Release Date: October 4, 2019

Joaquin Phoenix’s haunting performance as the titular character is reason enough to watch this dark and gritty origin story, which explores themes of mental illness and societal injustice.


IMDB Top User Rated Film

Director: Sergio Pablos
Starring: Jason Schwartzman, J.K. Simmons
Release Date: November 15, 2019

This heartwarming Christmas movie subverts the typical Santa Claus story with its unique animation style and touching message about kindness and generosity.

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Director: Quentin Tarantino
Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie
Release Date: July 26, 2019

Quentin Tarantino’s love letter to the golden age of Hollywood is a fun and stylish romp through 1969 Los Angeles, with standout performances by Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt.


Best Picture Winner at The Oscars, IMDB Top User Rated Film

Director: Bong Joon-ho
Starring: Song Kang-ho, Lee Sun-kyun, Cho Yeo-jeong, etc.
Release Date: May 30, 2019

This genre-bending Korean movie is a masterclass in storytelling and social commentary, with unexpected twists and turns that will leave you on the edge of your seat.

Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker

Director: J.J. Abrams
Starring: Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, etc.
Release Date: December 20, 2019

The epic conclusion to the Star Wars saga delivers plenty of thrills and emotional moments, with stunning visuals and a satisfying ending for longtime fans.

The Irishman

Director: Martin Scorsese
Starring: Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci
Release Date: November 27, 2019

Martin Scorsese’s epic crime drama reunites him with Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci in a story that spans decades and explores themes of loyalty and regret.

The Lion King

Director: Jon Favreau
Starring: Donald Glover, Beyoncé, Seth Rogen
Release Date: July 19, 2019

This visually stunning remake of the classic Disney movie is a nostalgic trip down memory lane, with beloved characters and iconic songs that will have you singing along.

Toy Story 4

Director: Josh Cooley
Starring: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen
Release Date: June 21, 2019

The fourth installment in the beloved Toy Story franchise continues to deliver heartwarming and funny moments, with new characters and themes that explore the meaning of loyalty and friendship.


Director: Jordan Peele
Starring: Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke
Release Date: March 22, 2019

Jordan Peele’s follow-up to Get Out is a masterful horror movie that explores themes of duality and identity, with standout performances by Lupita Nyong’o and the rest of the cast.

In Conclusion

Well, there you have it, folks! We hope this list helps you rediscover some old favorites or find some new ones to add to your watchlist. As always, we’re excited to see what the future holds for cinema and can’t wait to see what kind of movie magic the years ahead have in store for us. Until next time, happy watching!

Are there any movies that we missed? Are there any movies that you think should not be on the list? Let us know!

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