Best & Worst Movies/TV Shows, Early Award Picks, Best Albums of 1st Half of 2019

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1. Us (II) (2019)

R | 116 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

81 Metascore

A family's serene beach vacation turns to chaos when their doppelgängers appear and begin to terrorize them.

Director: Jordan Peele | Stars: Lupita Nyong'o, Winston Duke, Elisabeth Moss, Tim Heidecker

Votes: 159,630 | Gross: $175.01M

Best Movie/TV Show of First Half of 2019: 1. US

2. Leaving Neverland (2019)

TV-MA | 240 min | Documentary

At the height of his stardom, the world's biggest pop star, Michael Jackson, began long-running relationships with two boys, aged seven and ten, and their families. They now allege that he sexually abused them.

Director: Dan Reed | Stars: Michael Jackson, Wade Robson, Joy Robson, Chantal Robson

Votes: 22,407

2. LEAVING NEVERLAND

3. Yesterday (III) (2019)

PG-13 | 116 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Music

56 Metascore

A struggling musician realizes he's the only person on Earth who can remember The Beatles after waking up in an alternate timeline where they never existed.

Director: Danny Boyle | Stars: Himesh Patel, Lily James, Sophia Di Martino, Ellise Chappell

Votes: 60,833 | Gross: $73.29M

3. YESTERDAY

4. Fosse/Verdon (2019)

TV-MA | 60 min | Biography, Drama, Music

An inside look at the romantic and creative partnership between influential choreographer/director, Bob Fosse, and Gwen Verdon, one of the greatest Broadway dancers of all time.

Stars: Sam Rockwell, Michelle Williams, Norbert Leo Butz, Aya Cash

Votes: 3,016

4. FOSSE/VERDON

5. Black Mirror (2011– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

An anthology series exploring a twisted, high-tech world where humanity's greatest innovations and darkest instincts collide.

Stars: Daniel Lapaine, Hannah John-Kamen, Michaela Coel, Beatrice Robertson-Jones

Votes: 361,087

5. BLACK MIRROR

6. The Twilight Zone (2019– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

An updated version of the classic anthology series featuring various tales of science fiction, mystery, and horror.

Stars: Jordan Peele, David Epstein, Paolo Maiolo, Shalyn Ferdinand

Votes: 8,524

6. THE TWILIGHT ZONE

7. The Act (2019– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

Dee Dee Blanchard is overprotective of her daughter, Gypsy, who is trying to escape the toxic relationship she has with her mother. Gypsy's quest for independence opens up a Pandora's box of secrets, which ultimately leads to murder. The stranger-than-fiction true-crime series is based on a 2016 BuzzFeed article that detailed the shocking 2015 crime.

Stars: Patricia Arquette, Joey King, AnnaSophia Robb, Chloë Sevigny

Votes: 12,705

7. THE ACT

8. Rocketman (I) (2019)

R | 121 min | Biography, Drama, Music

69 Metascore

A musical fantasy about the fantastical human story of Elton John's breakthrough years.

Director: Dexter Fletcher | Stars: Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell, Richard Madden, Bryce Dallas Howard

Votes: 78,070 | Gross: $96.37M

8. ROCKETMAN

9. Toy Story 4 (2019)

G | 100 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

84 Metascore

When a new toy called "Forky" joins Woody and the gang, a road trip alongside old and new friends reveals how big the world can be for a toy.

Director: Josh Cooley | Stars: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Annie Potts, Tony Hale

Votes: 128,947 | Gross: $433.03M

9. TOY STORY 4

10. Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (2019)

R | 110 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

52 Metascore

A chronicle of the crimes of Ted Bundy from the perspective of Liz, his longtime girlfriend, who refused to believe the truth about him for years.

Director: Joe Berlinger | Stars: Lily Collins, Zac Efron, Angela Sarafyan, Sydney Vollmer

Votes: 57,199

10. EXTREMELY WICKED, SHOCKINGLY EVIL AND VILE

11. John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019)

R | 131 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

73 Metascore

John Wick is on the run after killing a member of the international assassin's guild, and with a $14 million price tag on his head, he is the target of hit men and women everywhere.

Director: Chad Stahelski | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Halle Berry, Ian McShane, Laurence Fishburne

Votes: 191,539 | Gross: $171.02M

Honorable Mention: JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 3 - PARABELLUM

12. Always Be My Maybe (2019)

PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy, Romance

64 Metascore

Everyone assumed Sasha and Marcus would wind up together except for Sasha and Marcus. Reconnecting after 15 years, the two start to wonder - maybe?

Director: Nahnatchka Khan | Stars: Ali Wong, Randall Park, James Saito, Michelle Buteau

Votes: 35,372

Honorable Mention: ALWAYS BE MY MAYBE

13. The Beach Bum (2019)

R | 95 min | Comedy

55 Metascore

A rebellious stoner named Moondog lives life by his own rules.

Director: Harmony Korine | Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Snoop Dogg, Isla Fisher, Stefania LaVie Owen

Votes: 11,957 | Gross: $3.49M

Honorable Mention: THE BEACH BUM

14. Climax (I) (2018)

R | 97 min | Drama, Horror, Music

67 Metascore

French dancers gather in a remote, empty school building to rehearse on a wintry night. The all-night celebration morphs into a hallucinatory nightmare when they learn their sangria is laced with LSD.

Director: Gaspar Noé | Stars: Sofia Boutella, Romain Guillermic, Souheila Yacoub, Kiddy Smile

Votes: 33,547 | Gross: $0.80M

Honorable Mention: CLIMAX

15. The Dirt (2019)

TV-MA | 107 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

39 Metascore

Based on the bestselling autobiography from Mötley Crüe, the film is an unflinching tale of success and excess as four misfits rise from the streets of Hollywood to the heights of international fame.

Director: Jeff Tremaine | Stars: Douglas Booth, Iwan Rheon, Machine Gun Kelly, Daniel Webber

Votes: 31,590

Honorable Mention: THE DIRT

16. Fyre (2019)

TV-MA | 97 min | Documentary, Music

75 Metascore

An exclusive behind the scenes look at the infamous unraveling of the Fyre music festival.

Director: Chris Smith | Stars: Billy McFarland, Jason Bell, Gabrielle Bluestone, Shiyuan Deng

Votes: 28,971

Honorable Mention: FYRE

17. The Professor (2018)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama

37 Metascore

A college professor lives his life with reckless abandon after being diagnosed with a terminal illness.

Director: Wayne Roberts | Stars: Johnny Depp, Rosemarie DeWitt, Odessa Young, Danny Huston

Votes: 13,381

Worst Movie of First Half of 2019: 1. THE PROFESSOR

18. A Madea Family Funeral (2019)

PG-13 | 109 min | Comedy

39 Metascore

A joyous family reunion becomes a hilarious nightmare as Madea and the crew travel to backwoods Georgia, where they find themselves unexpectedly planning a funeral that might unveil unsavory family secrets.

Director: Tyler Perry | Stars: Tyler Perry, Cassi Davis, Patrice Lovely, Mike Tyson

Votes: 2,839 | Gross: $73.26M

2. A MADEA FAMILY FUNERAL

19. Glass (2019)

PG-13 | 129 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

43 Metascore

Security guard David Dunn uses his supernatural abilities to track Kevin Wendell Crumb, a disturbed man who has twenty-four personalities.

Director: M. Night Shyamalan | Stars: James McAvoy, Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, Anya Taylor-Joy

Votes: 167,855 | Gross: $111.04M

3. GLASS

20. Avengers: Endgame (2019)

PG-13 | 181 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

78 Metascore

After the devastating events of Avengers: Infinity War (2018), the universe is in ruins. With the help of remaining allies, the Avengers assemble once more in order to reverse Thanos' actions and restore balance to the universe.

Directors: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth

Votes: 600,280 | Gross: $858.37M

4. AVENGERS: ENDGAME

21. Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019)

PG-13 | 132 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

48 Metascore

The crypto-zoological agency Monarch faces off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah.

Director: Michael Dougherty | Stars: Kyle Chandler, Vera Farmiga, Millie Bobby Brown, Ken Watanabe

Votes: 97,275 | Gross: $110.50M

5. GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS

22. Wine Country (2019)

R | 103 min | Comedy

56 Metascore

During a vacation to Napa Valley, a group of long time friends reunite and revisit past choices in this hilarious and heartfelt comedy from director Amy Poehler.

Director: Amy Poehler | Stars: Amy Poehler, Rachel Dratch, Ana Gasteyer, Maya Rudolph

Votes: 15,028

Dishonorable Mention: WINE COUNTRY

23. Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood (2019)

R | 161 min | Comedy, Drama

83 Metascore

A faded television actor and his stunt double strive to achieve fame and success in the film industry during the final years of Hollywood's Golden Age in 1969 Los Angeles.

Director: Quentin Tarantino | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Emile Hirsch

Votes: 226,792 | Gross: $135.37M

Early Award Picks for Best Picture: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood; The Irishman; Joker; 1917; Black Mirror; Us; Leaving Neverland; 3 from Hell; Toy Story 4; Midsommar

24. Quentin Tarantino: 20 Years of Filmmaking (2012)

125 min | Documentary

A look at Tarantino's career from the beginning, with interviews from co-workers, critics, stars and master filmmakers alike as well as a tribute to his greatest collaborator, Sally Menke.

Stars: Rosanna Arquette, Lawrence Bender, Robert Forster, Richard N. Gladstein

Votes: 103

Best Director: Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood; Martin Scorsese, The Irishman; Sam Mendes, 1917; Oliver Stone, White Lies; Jordan Peele, Us

25. Joker (2019)

R | 122 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

59 Metascore

In Gotham City, mentally-troubled comedian Arthur Fleck is disregarded and mistreated by society. He then embarks on a downward spiral of revolution and bloody crime. This path brings him face-to-face with his alter-ego: "The Joker".

Director: Todd Phillips | Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Frances Conroy

Votes: 452,349 | Gross: $192.73M

Best Actor: Joaquin Phoenix, Joker; Leonardo DiCaprio, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood; Tom Hanks, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood; Christian Bale, Ford v. Ferrari; Daniel Kaluuya, Queen & Slim

26. Us (II) (2019)

R | 116 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

81 Metascore

A family's serene beach vacation turns to chaos when their doppelgängers appear and begin to terrorize them.

Director: Jordan Peele | Stars: Lupita Nyong'o, Winston Duke, Elisabeth Moss, Tim Heidecker

Votes: 159,630 | Gross: $175.01M

Best Actress: Lupita Nyong'o, Us; Meryl Streep, The Laundromat; Renee Zellweger, Judy; Amy Adams, Woman in the Window; Charlize Theron, Fair and Balanced

27. The Irishman (2019)

R | 209 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

94 Metascore

A mob hitman recalls his possible involvement with the slaying of Jimmy Hoffa.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Jesse Plemons, Anna Paquin

Votes: 6,672

Best Supporting Actor: Al Pacino, The Irishman; Al Pacino, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood; Robert De Niro, Joker; Willem Dafoe, Motherless Brooklyn; Willem Dafoe, The Lighthouse

28. The Goldfinch (2019)

R | 149 min | Drama

40 Metascore

A boy in New York is taken in by a wealthy Upper East Side family after his mother is killed in a bombing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Director: John Crowley | Stars: Oakes Fegley, Ansel Elgort, Nicole Kidman, Jeffrey Wright

Votes: 4,203

Best Supporting Actress: Nicole Kidman, The Goldfinch; Rebecca Ferguson, Doctor Sleep; Jessica Lange, The Politician; Michelle Williams, Fosse/Verdon; Ruth Negga, Ad Astra

29. Animal Kingdom (2010)

R | 113 min | Crime, Drama

83 Metascore

A seventeen year-old navigates his survival amongst an explosive criminal family and the detective who thinks he can save him.

Director: David Michôd | Stars: James Frecheville, Guy Pearce, Joel Edgerton, Bryce Lindemann

Votes: 52,284 | Gross: $1.04M

Best Album of First Half of 2019: 1. THOM YORKE - ANIMA

30. Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002)

R | 113 min | Biography, Comedy, Crime

67 Metascore

An adaptation of the cult memoir of game show impresario Chuck Barris, in which he purports to have been a CIA hitman.

Director: George Clooney | Stars: Sam Rockwell, Drew Barrymore, George Clooney, Julia Roberts

Votes: 80,059 | Gross: $16.00M

2. LOGIC - CONFESSIONS OF A DANGEROUS MIND

31. Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)

PG-13 | 86 min | Comedy

37 Metascore

A goofy detective specializing in animals goes in search of the missing mascot of the Miami Dolphins.

Director: Tom Shadyac | Stars: Jim Carrey, Courteney Cox, Sean Young, Tone Loc

Votes: 260,417 | Gross: $72.22M

3. ANDERSON PAAK - VENTURA

32. Thank You for Smoking (2005)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Drama

71 Metascore

Satirical comedy follows the machinations of Big Tobacco's chief spokesman, Nick Naylor, who spins on behalf of cigarettes while trying to remain a role model for his twelve-year-old son.

Director: Jason Reitman | Stars: Aaron Eckhart, Cameron Bright, Maria Bello, Joan Lunden

Votes: 207,621 | Gross: $24.79M

4. ARIANA GRANDE - THANK U, NEXT

33. BlacKkKlansman (2018)

R | 135 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

83 Metascore

Ron Stallworth, an African American police officer from Colorado Springs, CO, successfully manages to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan branch with the help of a Jewish surrogate who eventually becomes its leader. Based on actual events.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: John David Washington, Adam Driver, Laura Harrier, Topher Grace

Votes: 168,466 | Gross: $48.69M

5. BLACK KEYS - LET'S ROCK

34. Blinded by the Light (2019)

PG-13 | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

71 Metascore

In England in 1987, a teenager from an Asian family learns to live his life, understand his family and find his own voice through the music of American rock star Bruce Springsteen.

Director: Gurinder Chadha | Stars: Billy Barratt, Ronak Singh Chadha Berges, Viveik Kalra, Lee Barnett

Votes: 8,793 | Gross: $11.90M

Honorable Mention: BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN - WESTERN STARS

35. Coldplay: A Head Full of Dreams (2018)

115 min | Documentary, Music

64 Metascore

A HEAD FULL OF DREAMS offers an in-depth and intimate portrait of the band's spectacular rise from the backrooms of Camden pubs to selling out stadiums across the planet. At the heart of ... See full summary »

Director: Mat Whitecross | Stars: Guy Berryman, Beyoncé, Jon Buckland, Will Champion

Votes: 2,112

Most Anticipated Albums of 2019: Coldplay; Tool; Beck; Adele; Megadeth



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