Ramblings About’s Top Twenty Films of 2019

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Spoiler.

Round two of my end of year round-up is my twenty favourite films of the year. Cinema is a weird one. If you are to believe certain corners of the internet then it’s a dead artform, overrun by superheroes and the flogging of shite franchises. However, there is an incredible array of films being released every year, and with just a bit of effort, you can see them all! Here’s the twenty that blew me away in 2019.

Quick note to say that this list is based off films that got a wide release (be that on streaming services or in cinemas) in the UK in 2019.

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Top Ten Films of the Year

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This is a bit of a spoiler for the list.

I’ve spent a lot of time scoffing at people’s declarations that 2016 has been a bad year for cinema. While there is no denying that Batman vs. SupermanSuicide SquadX-Men and a few other blockbusters were utter balls, there have been more fantastic movies outside of that world than there has bad in it. In fact, this is one of the toughest top tens I’ve ever come up with and if ten were a bigger number films like The WitchRogue OneSpotlightYour NameCreed,  Bone TomahawkAdult Life Skills and more would have found their way into it. Sadly it’s not, and these are my chosen ten. As usual, this is my ten favourites which are different from the ten best and is based on UK release dates. It is also opinion so while you can feel free to tell me I’m wrong, don’t expect me to care.

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Top Ten Films of the Year

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2015 has been an interesting year for film.  It feels like every second week we have been handed another huge blockbuster, set to make more money than God.  While some have been great just as many have failed.  Even more importantly, independent cinema continues to show it is just as good as the big budget stuff, with great films coming from all manner of sources.  With that in mind, here are my top ten films of the year.

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