", Critics consensus: "Unlike more traditional spy films, 'The Lives of Others' doesn't sacrifice character for cloak and dagger chases, and the performances (notably that by the late Ulrich Muhe) stay with you. Though hampered by Stuart Rosenberg's direction, 'Cool Hand Luke' is held aloft by a stellar script and one of Paul Newman's most indelible performances. 2012 | ", Critics consensus: "'Mustang' delivers a bracing — and thoroughly timely — message whose power is further bolstered by the efforts of a stellar ensemble cast. ", Bolstered by powerful lead performances from Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin, and Tommy Lee Jones, ', finds the Coen brothers spinning cinematic gold out of Cormac McCarthy's grim, darkly funny novel. ", Critics consensus: "Director Jonathan Demme's smart, taut thriller teeters on the edge between psychological study and all-out horror, and benefits greatly from stellar performances by Anthony Hopkins and Jodie Foster. Copyright © 2020 Penske Business Media, LLC. All rights reserved. It includes movies released in previous years that earned money during 2019. Get The Latest IndieWire Alerts And Newsletters Delivered Directly To Your Inbox. ", Critics consensus: "One of the more cutting-edge films of the 1970s, this religious farce from the classic comedy troupe is as poignant as it is funny and satirical. ", is eye-opening viewing for professional sports enthusiasts, yet it should also prove thoroughly gripping even for film goers who might not necessarily be drawn to the subject. ", Critics consensus: "Bleak, haunting, and yet still somehow hopeful, 'Winter's Bone' is writer-director Debra Granik's best work yet — and it boasts an incredible, star-making performance from Jennifer Lawrence. We provide 2019 movie release dates, cast, posters, trailers and ratings. Let us know in the comments section below. ", Critics consensus: "Equal parts breezily charming and poignantly powerful, 'Faces Places' is a unique cross-generational portrait of life in rural France from the great Agnès Varda. ", Critics consensus: "Morally complex, suspenseful, and consistently involving, 'A Separation' captures the messiness of a dissolving relationship with keen insight and searing intensity. The top 20 movies have already been revealed, but the full list below includes the 50 movies from 2019 that earned the most votes from film critics, ranked from the most voted to least voted. ", Critics consensus: "It's messy, overlong, and a touch melodramatic, but those flaws pale before 'Incendies'' impressive acting and devastating emotional impact. There were also fewer films in 2019 receiving a Metascore of 81 or higher (the cutoff we use to indicate "universal acclaim" from reviewers) than in the previous year. Those two films aside, 2019 actually saw a decline in the number of spectacularly reviewed films compared to recent years. ", Critics consensus: "Inspiring and tragic, 'Bombshell' is a bittersweet celebration and reclamation of Hedy Lemarr's journey from Hollywood legend to technology genius. Like what you see here? ", is a powerfully honest look at the twisted relationship between art and celebrity — and the lethal spiral of addiction. At the end of every year, IndieWire gathers together film critics from around the world and invites them to pick the best movies and performances of the last 12 months. ", Critics consensus: "'Mercury 13' offers yet another sobering example of how institutionalized sexism has thwarted countless dreams — and held nations back from their full potential. ", delivers a bracing — and thoroughly timely — message whose power is further bolstered by the efforts of a stellar ensemble cast.".