Funeratic members voted these movies to be the best of 2019. Voters included Erik Bates, Evie Totty, Matthew Preston, Samir Mehta, and Scott Hardie. A breakdown of each ballot appears at the bottom.


1: Avengers: Endgame

37 points | 5 votes | read reviews | watch it on Netflix

"All main protagonists had closure to their character arcs, which is what made this film so satisfying." -Matthew Preston (#1 pick)

"Its primary achievement is how smoothly and effectively it blends together so many different pop-culture influences and Marvel elements, never buckling under the load or getting lost in the weeds. It's the Ready Player One of Marvel movies." -Scott Hardie (#1 pick)

"The feels. OMG the feels. Go see it and see it again as many times as you can stand it." -Evie Totty

"Talk about the end and ending. I'm sad that we won't be seeing some characters anymore." -Erik Bates

"it had lots of great moments. Solid capper, if not a perfect one." -Samir Mehta



2: Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood

18 points | 2 votes | read reviews | watch it on Netflix

"Well, I'm glad this hit the Redbox. A testament to how much Tarantino has improved over the years." -Erik Bates (#1 pick)

"It's perfect and appropriately wistful. It's so great to see an artist you admire grow." -Samir Mehta

"I think we can all agree that Tarantino's films are consistently good. Has he made a bad work?" -Scott Hardie



3: Marriage Story

16 points | 2 votes | read reviews | watch it on Netflix

"Baumbach's best film, and career work from Scarlet Johansson and Adam Driver. Insightful, heartbreaking, and bitter sweet." -Samir Mehta

"My god, I cried so many times watching this film. I'm glad I made time to watch this before the end of the year." -Evie Totty



4: Joker

13 points | 2 votes | read reviews | watch it on Netflix

"I just know I burst into tears at the end of the film out of fear. Maybe even terror. A wave of emotion definitely hit me." -Evie Totty (#1 pick)

"Joker has a lot on its mind and achieves the deft trick of deepening Batman mythology without telling a real Batman story." -Samir Mehta



5: Captain Marvel

12 points | 2 votes | read reviews | watch it on Netflix

"This movie shares some of the best qualities of Marvel's movies. It also has a pretty good musical score, something that I don't usually notice in Marvel's films." -Scott Hardie

"Absolutely not important, but still fun." -Matthew Preston



6: Frankenstein's Monster's Monster, Frankenstein

11 points | 2 votes | read reviews | watch it on Netflix

"It's way too weird and dry for mainstream audiences, but if you're in the mood for 30 minutes of Kaufmanesque mind games, it's worth streaming." -Scott Hardie

"I enjoyed the concept, and the commitment to the characters was impressive." -Matthew Preston



7: The Irishman

10 points | 1 vote | read reviews | watch it on Netflix

"It's a masterpiece. Scorsese will always be one of my very favorite directors. It brought his two greatest threads together beautifully." -Samir Mehta (#1 pick)

"It was an excellent film. It was fascinating." -Evie Totty



8: Parasite

8 points | 1 vote | read reviews | watch it on Netflix

"You can't really give it a genre because it is drama, thriller and comedy all in one. Sometimes all in the same scene!" -Evie Totty



8: Klaus

8 points | 1 vote | read reviews | watch it on Netflix

"The animation is an impressive blend of traditional hand-drawn and CGI effects. The art design is superb." -Scott Hardie



8: Aladdin

8 points | 1 vote | read reviews | watch it on Netflix

"Will Smith did a phenomenal job, in my opinion. And actors who played Aladdin and Jasmine were superb, as well." -Erik Bates



Honorable Mention: John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum

6 points | 2 votes | read reviews | watch it on Netflix

"This one is probably the best of the 3 John Wick movies." -Erik Bates



Honorable Mention: Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker

5 points | 2 votes | read reviews | watch it on Netflix

"I’m happy the saga is over." -Erik Bates



Honorable Mention: Spider-Man: Far from Home

5 points | 2 votes | read reviews | watch it on Netflix

"The hallway "Peter Tingle" scene at the end was awesome." -Matthew Preston



Honorable Mention: Shazam!

4 points | 2 votes | read reviews | watch it on Netflix

"Zachary Levi does an excellent job portraying a 14 year old in an adult and Mark Strong makes a pretty decent villain." -Matthew Preston



Ballot Breakdown


All 2019 Movies

These are all 2019 movies reviewed by Funeratic members. Click on any to read the reviews.