Toronto International Film Festival 2019: Special Presentations

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1. Jojo Rabbit (2019)

PG-13 | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, War

7.3
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53 Metascore

A young boy in Hitler's army finds out his mother is hiding a Jewish girl in their home.

Director: Taika Waititi | Stars: Roman Griffin Davis, Thomasin McKenzie, Taika Waititi, Sam Rockwell

Votes: 520

2. Knives Out (2019)

130 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

A detective investigates the death of a patriarch of an eccentric, combative family.

Director: Rian Johnson | Stars: Ana de Armas, Jaeden Martell, Chris Evans, Katherine Langford

3. Uncut Gems (2019)

135 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.2
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88 Metascore

Set in the diamond district of New York City, Howard Ratner, a jewelry store owner and dealer to the rich and famous, must find a way to pay his debts when his merchandise is taken from one of his top sellers and girlfriend.

Directors: Benny Safdie, Josh Safdie | Stars: Adam Sandler, Julia Fox, Kevin Garnett, The Weeknd

Votes: 359

4. Parasite (2019)

R | 132 min | Comedy, Drama, Thriller

8.5
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92 Metascore

All unemployed, Ki-taek's family takes peculiar interest in the wealthy and glamorous Parks for their livelihood until they get entangled in an unexpected incident.

Director: Joon-ho Bong | Stars: Kang-ho Song, Sun-kyun Lee, Yeo-jeong Jo, Woo-sik Choi

Votes: 29,523

5. The Lighthouse (2019)

R | 110 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

7.9
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89 Metascore

The hypnotic and hallucinatory tale of two lighthouse keepers on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s.

Director: Robert Eggers | Stars: Willem Dafoe, Robert Pattinson, Valeriia Karaman

Votes: 1,146

6. The Painted Bird (2019)

169 min | Drama, War

7.1
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75 Metascore

A young Jewish boy somewhere in Eastern Europe seeks refuge during World War II where he encounters many different characters.

Director: Václav Marhoul | Stars: Stellan Skarsgård, Harvey Keitel, Barry Pepper, Udo Kier

Votes: 255

7. Endings, Beginnings (2019)

110 min | Drama

6.4
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44 Metascore

A 30-something woman navigating through love and heartbreak over the course of one year. During that time, she will unlock the secrets to her life in a sudden turn of events and in the most surprising of places.

Director: Drake Doremus | Stars: Shailene Woodley, Jamie Dornan, Sebastian Stan, Matthew Gray Gubler

Votes: 89

8. Dolemite Is My Name (2019)

R | 118 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.0
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71 Metascore

Eddie Murphy portrays real-life legend Rudy Ray Moore, a comedy and rap pioneer who proved naysayers wrong when his hilarious, obscene, kung-fu fighting alter ego, Dolemite, became a 1970s Blaxploitation phenomenon.

Director: Craig Brewer | Stars: Wesley Snipes, Eddie Murphy, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Keegan-Michael Key

Votes: 144

9. Judy (II) (2019)

PG-13 | 118 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.7
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64 Metascore

Legendary performer Judy Garland arrives in London in the winter of 1968 to perform a series of sold-out concerts.

Director: Rupert Goold | Stars: Renée Zellweger, Jessie Buckley, Rufus Sewell, Finn Wittrock

Votes: 194

10. Motherless Brooklyn (2019)

R | 144 min | Crime, Drama

8.3
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62 Metascore

Set against the backdrop of 1950s New York, Motherless Brooklyn follows Lionel Essrog, a lonely private detective afflicted with Tourette's Syndrome, as he ventures to solve the murder of his mentor and only friend, Frank Minna.

Director: Edward Norton | Stars: Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Cherry Jones

Votes: 908

11. Weathering with You (2019)

111 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy

7.8
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A high-school boy who has run away to Tokyo be friends a girl who appears to be able to manipulate the weather.

Director: Makoto Shinkai | Stars: Kotaro Daigo, Nana Mori, Kentaro Araki, Chieko Baishô

Votes: 2,412

12. Marriage Story (2019)

R | 136 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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95 Metascore

Noah Baumbach's incisive and compassionate look at a marriage breaking up and a family staying together.

Director: Noah Baumbach | Stars: Scarlett Johansson, Merritt Wever, Adam Driver, Laura Dern

Votes: 533

13. The Laundromat (I) (2019)

R | 96 min | Drama

6.3
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55 Metascore

A widow investigates an insurance fraud, chasing leads to a pair of Panama City law partners exploiting the world's financial system.

Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: Alex Pettyfer, Meryl Streep, Gary Oldman, Sharon Stone

Votes: 325

14. Pain & Glory (2019)

R | 113 min | Drama

7.7
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82 Metascore

A film director reflects on the choices he's made in life as past and present come crashing down around him.

Director: Pedro Almodóvar | Stars: Antonio Banderas, Asier Etxeandia, Leonardo Sbaraglia, Nora Navas

Votes: 11,383

15. Honey Boy (2019)

R | 93 min | Drama

6.4
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65 Metascore

From a screenplay by Shia LaBeouf, based on his own experiences, filmmaker Alma Har'el brings to life a young actor's stormy childhood and early adult years as he struggles to reconcile with his father and deal with his mental health.

Director: Alma Har'el | Stars: Shia LaBeouf, Lucas Hedges, Noah Jupe, Byron Bowers

Votes: 450

16. The Report (I) (2019)

R | 119 min | Drama, Thriller

7.1
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79 Metascore

Idealistic Senate staffer Daniel J. Jones, tasked by his boss to lead an investigation into the CIA's post 9/11 Detention and Interrogation Program, uncovers shocking secrets.

Director: Scott Z. Burns | Stars: Adam Driver, Annette Bening, Jon Hamm, Ted Levine

Votes: 465

17. The Friend (I) (2019)

124 min | Drama

7.8
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44 Metascore

After learning that his terminally ill wife has six months to live, a man welcomes the support of his best friend who moves into their home to help out. His impact on the whole family is much greater than anyone could have imagined.

Director: Gabriela Cowperthwaite | Stars: Dakota Johnson, Cherry Jones, Casey Affleck, Jason Segel

Votes: 84

18. The Personal History of David Copperfield (2019)

119 min | Comedy, Drama

6.5
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73 Metascore

Based on the novel by Charles Dickens.

Director: Armando Iannucci | Stars: Tilda Swinton, Aneurin Barnard, Dev Patel, Hugh Laurie

Votes: 102

19. The Two Popes (2019)

PG-13 | 125 min | Drama

7.9
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83 Metascore

Behind Vatican walls, the conservative Pope Benedict and the liberal future Pope Francis must find common ground to forge a new path for the Catholic Church.

Director: Fernando Meirelles | Stars: Jonathan Pryce, Anthony Hopkins, Juan Minujín, Sidney Cole

Votes: 114

20. Bad Education (2019)

103 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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77 Metascore

The unfolding of the single largest public school embezzlement scandal in history.

Director: Cory Finley | Stars: Hugh Jackman, Allison Janney, Alex Wolff, Annaleigh Ashford

Votes: 123

21. Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019)

119 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.4
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93 Metascore

On an isolated island in Brittany at the end of the eighteenth century, a female painter is obliged to paint a wedding portrait of a young woman.

Director: Céline Sciamma | Stars: Noémie Merlant, Adèle Haenel, Luàna Bajrami, Valeria Golino

Votes: 788

22. How to Build a Girl (2019)

102 min | Comedy

7.2
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71 Metascore

The novel charts the journey of teenager Johanna Morrigan, who reinvents herself as Dolly Wilde: fast-talking, lady sex-adventurer, moves to London, and gets a job as music critic in the ... See full summary »

Director: Coky Giedroyc | Stars: Emma Thompson, Jameela Jamil, Beanie Feldstein, Alfie Allen

Votes: 34

23. Greed (I) (2019)

100 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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60 Metascore

Satire about the world of the super-rich.

Director: Michael Winterbottom | Stars: Isla Fisher, Asa Butterfield, Sophie Cookson, Steve Coogan

Votes: 39

24. I Am Woman (2019)

116 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.1
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The story of 1970s musician and activist Helen Reddy.

Director: Unjoo Moon | Stars: Evan Peters, Danielle Macdonald, Matty Cardarople, Tilda Cobham-Hervey

Votes: 41

25. Ema (2019)

102 min | Drama

6.5
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72 Metascore

A couple deals with the aftermath of an adoption that goes awry as their household falls apart.

Director: Pablo Larraín | Stars: Santiago Cabrera, Mariana Di Girolamo, Josefina Fiebelkorn, Giannina Fruttero

Votes: 242

26. The Other Lamb (2019)

97 min | Drama, Horror

6.6
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A girl was born into an all-female cult led by a man in their compound begins to question his teachings and her own reality.

Director: Malgorzata Szumowska | Stars: Michiel Huisman, Raffey Cassidy, Denise Gough, Kelly Campbell

Votes: 42

27. The Domain (2019)

166 min | Drama

6.5
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The chronicle of a Portuguese family that owns one of the largest estates in Europe, on the south bank of the River Tagus.

Director: Tiago Guedes | Stars: Albano Jerónimo, Sandra Faleiro, Miguel Borges, Ana Vilela da Costa

Votes: 75

28. Heroic Losers (2019)

116 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

7.9
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Based on the book from Eduardo Sacheri "The Night of the Heroic Losers" (Alfaguara Novel Prize 2016). In a far-flung town in the province of Buenos Aires, many things are about to die out. ... See full summary »

Director: Sebastián Borensztein | Stars: Ricardo Darín, Luis Brandoni, Chino Darín, Verónica Llinás

Votes: 801

29. Frankie (I) (2019)

PG-13 | 98 min | Drama

5.6
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56 Metascore

Three generations grappling with a life-changing experience during one day of a vacation in Sintra, Portugal, a historic town known for its dense gardens and fairy-tale villas and palaces.

Director: Ira Sachs | Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Sennia Nanua, Ariyon Bakare, Vinette Robinson

Votes: 189

30. Military Wives (2019)

110 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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60 Metascore

With their partners away serving in Afghanistan, a group of women on the home front form a choir and quickly find themselves at the center of a media sensation and global movement.

Director: Peter Cattaneo | Stars: Teresa Mahoney, Kristin Scott Thomas, Sharon Horgan, Jason Flemyng

Votes: 23

31. Guest of Honour (2019)

105 min | Drama

5.2
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52 Metascore

Veronica wants to remain in jail for a sexual assault she knows she's been wrongfully indicted for. She and her father, Jim, find themselves acting out of the bounds of good behavior as the past haunts them.

Director: Atom Egoyan | Stars: David Thewlis, Luke Wilson, Tennille Read, Rossif Sutherland

Votes: 109

32. No.7 Cherry Lane (2019)

125 min | Animation

5.5
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70 Metascore

An English literature student living in 1960s Hong Kong finds himself caught in a love triangle with the woman he is tutoring and her mother.

Director: Yonfan | Stars: Sylvia Chang, Wei Zhao

Votes: 97

33. Saturday Fiction (2019)

126 min | Drama, History

6.0
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47 Metascore

Yu Jin is working undercover gathering intelligence for the Allies.

Director: Ye Lou | Stars: Li Gong, Mark Chao, Pascal Greggory, Xiangli Huang

Votes: 89

34. While at War (2019)

107 min | Drama, History, War

6.2
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55 Metascore

Salamanca, Spain, 1936. Celebrated writer Miguel de Unamuno supports the military rebellion hoping it will solve the chaotic situation in the country. Meanwhile, General Franco adds his ... See full summary »

Director: Alejandro Amenábar | Stars: Karra Elejalde, Eduard Fernández, Santi Prego, Luis Bermejo

Votes: 44

35. Hope Gap (2019)

100 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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53 Metascore

A couple's visit with their son takes a dramatic turn when the father tells him he plans on leaving his mother.

Director: William Nicholson | Stars: Bill Nighy, Annette Bening, Josh O'Connor, Aiysha Hart

Votes: 27

36. La belle époque (2019)

115 min | Comedy, Drama

8.1
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A couple in crisis. He, disillusioned, sees his life upset the day an entrepreneur offers him to plunge back into the time of his choice.

Director: Nicolas Bedos | Stars: Daniel Auteuil, Guillaume Canet, Doria Tillier, Fanny Ardant

Votes: 145

37. Pelican Blood (2019)

121 min | Drama

5.8
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A woman who trains police horses adopts her second child, a severely traumatised 5-year-old girl. When the girl shows violent and anti-social behaviour, her new mother becomes determined to help her.

Director: Katrin Gebbe | Stars: Nina Hoss, Yana Marinova, Murathan Muslu, Daniela Holtz

Votes: 59

38. Coming Home Again (2019)

86 min | Drama

6.6
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A Korean American man takes care of his sick mother as she teaches him her traditional recipes.

Director: Wayne Wang | Stars: Justin Chon, Jackie Chung, Christina July Kim, Leesa Kim

Votes: 19




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