Ki jung Kim (So dam Park) and Ki woo Park (Woo sik Choi) in Parasite. Courtesy of NEON + CJ Entertainment

2019 was a great year for movies, with films like “Parasite,” “Marriage Story,” and “Booksmart” delighting audiences and critics alike.
And major stars like Eddie Murphy and Chris Evans found critical success with movies like “Dolemite Is My Name” and “Knives Out.”
Foreign language films like “Parasite” and “Atlantics” were also beloved by critics.
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Numerous films that premiered this year were adored by critics and audiences alike, like Korean thriller/family drama “Parasite” and murder mystery “Knives Out,” starring Chris Evans and Daniel Craig.

While there were plenty of blockbusters and superhero films to keep fans happy, 2019 saw plenty of nuanced, niche dramas and thrillers make waves with reviewers, too.

We used Rotten Tomatoes data to find the films of 2019 that critics have loved the most. Keep reading for the top 50 movies that were beloved by reviewers in 2019.

50. “Diane” is a rich and heartfelt drama.

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 93% (certified fresh)

Synopsis: “Diane fills her days helping others and desperately attempting to bond with her drug-addicted son. As these pieces of her existence begin to fade, she finds herself confronting memories she’d sooner forget than face.”

49. “Monos” is set in Latin America and features a “Lord of the Flies”-type concept.

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 93% (certified fresh)

Synopsis: “On a remote mountaintop, eight kids with guns watch over a hostage and a conscripted milk cow.”

48. Shia LaBeouf’s childhood serves as inspiration for “Honey Boy.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 93% (certified fresh)

Synopsis: “A young actor’s stormy childhood and early adult years as he struggles to reconcile with his father and deal with his mental health.”

47. “Chernobyl” star Jessie Buckley plays the lead role in “Wild Rose.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 93% (certified fresh)

Synopsis: “A troubled young Glaswegian woman dreams of becoming a Nashville country star.”

46. “The Last Black Man in San Francisco” explores themes of home and belonging.

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 93% (certified fresh)

Synopsis: “A young man searches for home in the changing city that seems to have left him behind.”

45. Jordan Peele directed “Us,” a chilling and memorable horror film.

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 93% (certified fresh)

Synopsis: “A family’s serene beach vacation turns to chaos when their doppelgängers appear and begin to terrorize them.”

44. “Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool” …read more

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