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2019: RR’s Top Movies

With each passing year, ranking my top 10 movies becomes increasingly more difficult thanks to ever-improving standards in filmmaking. 2019 was the year that gave us Avengers: Endgame and other high profile movies; you won’t be forgotten in a a hurry.

In no particular order, here are the most enjoyable movies of 2019


1 Avengers: Endgame

2 Joker

3 Marriage Story

4 The Irishman

5 The Farewell

6 Ready or Not

7 Crawl

8 Dolemite is my Name

9 Toy Story 4

10 The Last Black Man in San Francisco


Honorable mentions: Us, The Lighthouse, Knives Out, Hustlers, Parasite, Booksmart, and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.

2019: RR’s Top Netflix Movies

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.

Netflix For The Weekend – December 7

It’s a very busy weekend on Netflix. So much content to be binged with so little time to do so.

Here are five movies/shows that come highly recommend from me to you:

1 VWars s01 (Dec. 5)
If like me you’ve missed seeing Ian somerhalder’s adorable face plastered all over your screen, then you’d have been counting the days leading to Its arrival. I’m currently 3 episodes into its 10 episode count. It’s not the best in terms of writing and pacing, but its story really looks like it’s he’s towards a big payoff and, for now, that’s okay by me.

2 Fuller House s05 (Dec. 6)
The is the fifth and final season of this spin-off show. Luckily for it, it’s been split into two halves, allowing it more creative room to breathe and end with a BANG!

3 Marriage Story (Dec. 6)
If you’ve ever nursed the idea of what it’d be like if the Disney multiverse had a crossover, here’s a sprinkle of what that’ll look like. Kylo Ren (played by Adam Driver) would be married to Black Widow (played by Scarlet Johansson)… Let the drama begin!

4 A Christmas Prince: The Royal Baby (Dec. 5)
Just in case you’d forgotten, Netflix is reminding you it’s Christmas season.

5 The Irishman Nov. 27)
Martin Scorsese’s magic brings us Al Pacino, Robert Deniro, and Joe Pesci under one roof. We’re eternally grateful, especially for the lengthy runtime, which means more

Happy binging this weekend.