Since it first delved into producing original contents in 2013 with the premiere of House of Cards, Netflix has helped redefine the way movies people consume movies and TV shows. With one of the most diverse catalogue of any studio/service, Netflix hasn’t relented in its resolve to keep providing something for everyone, irrespective of labels.
This year, the streaming giants took things a step further with the release of Martin Scorcese’s The Irishman, a vastly unprecedented move that’s sure to further redefine how movies are released and consumed. Like my friend Magnus would say, paraphrased, the age of cinema might just be over.
The downside to a lot of content (both good and bad) is that it becomes increasingly more difficult to keep up. So, if by some miracle you’re hoping to dive into the new year binge-watching something worthy, this ranking should help with that.
In the order of my previous ratings, here is a list of what I think are the top 10 Netflix movies of 2019
1. The Irishman 4/5
Martin Scorcese helped bring Robert Deniro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci under one movie roof again, for which we’re grateful.
2. Marriage Story 4/5
Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver greatly shine in this intend story about love and divorce, no wonder award buzzes are really going off.
3. Dolemite is my Name
It felt so good to see Eddie Murphy back in action.
4. The Two Popes 3.5/5
Anthony Hopkins and Jonathan Pryce are two well-respected legends; so I they’ve got a story to tell about the Vatican, we listen.
5. Klaus 3.5/5
If you’ve ever wondered where Santa came from, this movie tries to provide answers.
6. Murder Mystery 3/5
Before Jennifer Aniston capped-off 2019 with her phenomenal role on The Morning Show as Alex Levy, there was this inane comedy with Adam Sandler.
7. El Camino 3/5
Who’d ever say no to more details on what happened to Jesse after his tryst with Walter White? Not me.
8. The King 3/5
Ambitious and murderous Timothee Chamalet was something I never knew I needed until I saw this.
9. Extremely wicked, shockingly evil and vile 3/5
Even though it’s difficult for some people to look past his High School Musical days, it’s becoming increasingly more difficult to deny Zac Efron is evolving into more mature roles. That’s a good thing.
10. Someone Great 3/5
Break ups are painful. This movie doesn’t shy away from the topic.
Some honorable mentions: 6 Underground, Velvet Buzzsaw, and The boy who harnessed the wind.