My Top 10 Movies for 2019

Ok, here we go December 31,2019 the end of a very long very busy year. For me, it was somewhat a let down only watching 47 movies falling way short of my bottom line of 52 for a year. But working side by side with my girls on all these musicals made it worth the while. So going into 2020 my goal is going to be a tad lower shooting for 60 movies next year (my goal has been 75 for a few years now). In the meantime here are the ten movies I deem the best of  2019.

Number 10


This seems to be my most popular post for the year as well. I really loved the emotion of this movie and how it made me feel.

Number 9


Yes, Toy Story 4 was a bit of the same as the past few stories and yet still one of my favorites of the year.

Number 8


Yes, Ralph was better than Woody there I said it.

Number 7


This was defiantly a fun year for music inspired movies. I could watch the Dirt again tonight!

Number 6


Shudder has been one of the best investments of the year for me. It was hard too I had to give up Full Moon Streaming to jump on this ship. Boy looking back its a no brainer. Any way the Tom Savini Doc was amazing and I might still get a chance to write about it. My favorite take away was learning how he gave up so much to take the time out to raise his kids.



Number 5


Once again I turn to Shudder and one more documentary. I watched this all the way back in February and still talk about it today. What a fantastic look at the history of black horror films and the role of African Americans in the film genre.

Number 4


The return of Joe Bob Brigg's has been huge, how huge well he introduced me to this 80s not so classic Blood Harvest starring Tiny Tim. Tiny Tim stars in his first dramatic film role in this taut drama. A beautiful young girl, Jill Robinson, returns to her peaceful rural home town to find that her life has been turned upside down. The house she grew up in has been defaced, her parents are missing, and the whole town hates her father, the bank supervisor who had foreclosed on many of the local farms. Only "Marvelous Mervo" (Tiny Tim) seems happy to see her. He wanders around the community dressed in a clown's suit with a clown's permanent grin grotesquely painted on his face. Mervo's brother tries to re-kindle his love affair with Jill. Then, one by one, those closest to her are slaughtered like cattle... tied upside down from the rafters of the barn... until the surprise ending reveals the madman.. and a very unlikely savior. I was blown away by Blood Harvest I have not had that much fun in a long long time. This one is not for everyone but I was sure happy to experience it.

Number 3


I defiantly want to take a minute and write about One Cut of the Dead.  Once Cut is a low-budget film about zombies and a cast of nobodies, but the problem is that the new actors are not exactly getting along with the crew. Everyone involved is soon receiving a lesson in the merits of perseverance, the preciousness of family bonds and of course the dangers of the living dead. A fun new twist on the Zombie movie. IF you have Shudder already then you should be watching this NOW!


Only two movies received 5 Bloody Brains this year and they are well worth it.

Number 2


Once again we turn to Shudder and Joe Bob. Deathgasm is from 2015 yet this mindblowing tale of Metalhead Brodie is sent to live with his Christian aunt and uncle after his drug-addicted mother is sent away. Brodie seems unable to fit in until he meets the mysterious Zakk at a record store. Joined by their love of metal, the two form the metal band Deathgasm. However, when Brodie and Zakk break into the house of metal star Rikki Daggers they find mysterious sheet music known as The Black Hymn. Deathgasm plays the Black Hymn, which unleashes a demon known as Aeloth who possesses the town's citizens. Now it's up to Deathgasm and the popular girl Medina to fight demons, prevent the apocalypse and save the day. HOLY SHIT! Why are more people not talking about this one? This is one of those Horror Comedy's that can go toe to toe with Shaun of the Dead!


Ok on to number One,

No Shudder here but once again we dip into the music pool...


This was by far the best movie of the year for me! So well-acted looks amazing sounds incredible.
 Rami Malek is Freddie! If for some reason you have not seen Bohemian Rhapsody its a must. Even if you do not like Queen's music. In fact my teenager only new of a few songs now she owns a few Vinlay records and a best-of CD. A very powerful movie.

So I know my list is always the best of what I have seen this year, not just the best of 2019 with that said what was the best movie you watched this year? Have you seen any on my list? If for some reason I get busy again in 2020 feel free to follow me on Letterboxed. Here is a snapshot of everything I watched and again here is to more flicks in the new year.



In case you were wondering here is a look at worst movies I watched this year.

Christmas Break-In
Unaccompanied Minors
Venom
Into the Sun
Bad Moms




Comments

  1. 1 - You may want to turn on comment approval to prevent the spam :) I had to do that recently.

    2 - I keep thinking about getting Shudder and probably should get it. It would save hours of me looking through Prime and Netflix for a decent horror movie. There is so much garbage on Prime.

    3 - Glad you found Deathgasm! I love it!

    4 - Happy New Year

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    1. Oh yeah turned on comment approval good lord! We dropped prime as well made it easier to pick up Disney+. We also dropped Hulu. I'm excited Shudder just announced Tammy and The T-Rex this month so I finally get to see it. I also love how they find these deep cuts from other countries that are amazing. Deathgasm I have no idea how that passed me by it just might move into my all time top 10 I liked it that much.

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    2. The streaming is getting out of hand. I'm really curious how long they will all last...but if they all keep putting out good original content, who knows?

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  2. Of your list, I've only seen "Three Billboards" and "Bohemian Rhapsody" but I agree they are great movies? Did you see the Elton John bio-pic "Rocketman"? I thought that was even better. And what great photos of you, your wife and girls! Wishing you all a wonderful 2020!

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    1. So my teenager picked up Rocketman for her birthday months ago but thanks to all those plays we never got a chance to watch it. We were set to watch it on New Years Eve but a few of her friends stopped over instead. But it will happen before they go back to school I hope.

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  3. Oh dear. Looks like you got a troll for Christmas. Time to put on comment moderation!

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  4. Out of these I have only seen Toy Story 4. I liked it, even though the end was tough. And I thought Venom was okay! ;) Happy 2020!

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