The Individual Top Tens of 2019

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    On Wednesday, we released the RogerEbert.com consensus Top Ten Films of 2019, led by Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman.” Today, we dig deeper, presenting you with all submitted lists from our brilliant critics and independent contributors. There are over 200 films cited below as among the best of 2019, displaying both the diversity in quality at the cinema this year and the unique voices that cover it for our site. It's a huge collection of lists but it should give you an overall picture of the year in film, complete with dozens of links back to our reviews. Enjoy.

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    Matt Zoller Seitz
    1. “A Hidden Life”
    2. “Parasite
    3. “Us
    4. “63 Up
    5. “Uncut Gems
    6. “The Irishman”
    7. “High Life
    8. “Apollo 11
    9. “Midnight Family
    10. “The Farewell

    Brian Tallerico
    1. "Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood"
    2. "The Irishman"
    3. "Marriage Story"
    4. "Parasite"
    5. "Transit"
    6. "Us"
    7. "Ad Astra"
    8. "A Hidden Life"
    9. "For Sama"
    10. "Pain and Glory"
    Runners-up: "The Farewell," "Fast Color," "Long Day's Journey into Night," "Knives Out," "Little Women," "The Man Who Killed Don Quixote," "The Nightingale," "The Souvenir," "Uncut Gems," and "Waves"

    Sheila O’Malley
    1. “Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood”
    2. “The Irishman”
    3. “Pain and Glory”
    4. “Parasite”
    5. “The Souvenir”
    6. “The Farewell”
    7. “Apollo 11”
    8. “Transit”
    9. “Diane
    10. “Rolling Thunder Revue”
    Runner-ups: “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood,” “High Life,” “Black Mother,” “The Edge of Democracy,” “The Load,” “Dolemite Is My Name,” “An Elephant Sitting Still,” “Ash is Purest White,” “Climax,” “Wild Nights with Emily,” “Uncut Gems,” “Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of my Voice,” “A Hidden Life,” “Chained for Life,” “Rukus,” “The Lighthouse,” and “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile”

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    Christy Lemire
    1. “Parasite”
    2. “The Irishman”
    3. “Uncut Gems”
    4. “Little Women”
    5. “Honeyland
    6. “Apollo 11”
    7. “The Lighthouse”
    8. “Midsommar
    9. “Portrait of a Lady on Fire
    10. “The Last Black Man in San Francisco

    Odie Henderson
    1. “The Last Black Man in San Francisco”
    2. “Pain and Glory”
    3. “Us”
    4. “Parasite”
    5. “The Farewell”
    6. “Knives Out”
    7. “Dolemite is My Name”
    8. “Portrait of a Lady on Fire”
    9. “The Irishman”
    10. “Hustlers

    Monica Castillo
    1. “The Souvenir”
    2. “Atlantics
    3. “Uncut Gems”
    4. “The Nightingale”
    5. “Pain and Glory”
    6. “Us”
    7. “Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood”
    8. “Apollo 11”
    9. “The Farewell”
    10. “Tigers Are Not Afraid

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    Glenn Kenny
    1. “The Irishman”
    2. “Pain and Glory”
    3. “Black Mother”
    4. “High Life”
    5. “Climax”
    6. “Dragged Across Concrete
    7. “Rolling Thunder Revue”
    8. “Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood”
    9. “Asako 1+2”
    10. “The Image Book

    Tomris Laffly
    1. “Marriage Story”
    2. “The Souvenir”
    3. “For Sama”
    4. “Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood”
    5. “Parasite”
    6. “Invisible Life”
    7. “Portrait of a Lady on Fire”
    8. “Ash is Purest White”
    9. “Honeyland”
    10. “Little Women”

    Simon Abrams
    1. “Long Day’s Journey into Night”
    2. “Black Mother”
    3. “The Hottest August”
    4. “The Irishman”
    5. “The Gospel of Eureka”
    6. “Sorry, Angel”
    7. “Us”
    8. “Glass
    9. “The Wild Pear Tree
    10. “The Wandering Soap Opera
    Runners-up: “Ad Astra,” “Exit,” “Hagazussa,” “The Image Book,” “In My Room,” “Jade Dynasty,” “Luz,” “Marriage Story,” “The Nightingale,” “Our Time,” “Peterloo,” “Relaxer,” “Shadow,” “The Souvenir,” and “Transit”

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    Nell Minow
    “1917”
    “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood”
    Amazing Grace
    Bombshell
    Booksmart
    “The Irishman”
    “The Last Black Man in San Francisco”
    “Little Women”
    “Marriage Story”
    The Peanut Butter Falcon
    Runners-up: “Apollo 11,” “Blinded by the Light,” “The Farewell,” “Hail Satan?,” “Honeyland,” “The Parts You Lose,” “The Mustang,” and “The Laundromat

    Nick Allen
    1. “Parasite”
    2. “The Last Black Man in San Francisco”
    3. “Uncut Gems”
    4. “Midsommar”
    5. “Ad Astra”
    6. “Midnight Family”
    7. “The Farewell”
    8. “The Irishman”
    9. “The Nightingale”
    10. “One Child Nation

    Matt Fagerholm
    1. “Portrait of a Lady on Fire”
    2. “Marriage Story”
    3. “The Nightingale”
    4. “Hail Satan?”
    5. “Saint Frances”
    6. “Chained for Life”
    7. “Waves”
    8. “Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood”
    9. “The Load”
    10. “One Child Nation”
    Runner-ups: “Diane,” “The Souvenir,” “1917,” “Memory: The Origins of Alien,” “Gloria Bell,” “The Farewell,” “Tape,” “Share,” “The Distant Barking of Dogs,” and “Knives Out”

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    Peter Sobczynski
    1. “Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood”
    2. “The Irishman”
    3. “Parasite”
    4. “Little Women”
    5. “A Hidden Life”
    6. “Portrait of a Lady on Fire”
    7. “Dolemite is My Name”
    8. “Pain and Glory”
    9. “The Souvenir”
    10. “Starfish
    Runner-ups: “Ad Astra,” “The Farewell,” “Her Smell,” “High Life,” “The Image Book,” “John Wick: Chapter 3,” “The Man Who Killed Don Quixote,” “Rolling Thunder Revue,” “Toy Story 4,” and “Us”

    Allison Shoemaker
    1. “Portrait of a Lady on Fire”
    2. “Her Smell”
    3. “Little Women”
    4. “Parasite”
    5. “The Irishman”
    6. “The Souvenir”
    7. “Marriage Story”
    8. “Uncut Gems”
    9. “American Factory
    10. “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood”
    Runners-up: “Blinded By The Light,” “Honey Boy,” “Hustlers,” “Knives Out,” “I Lost My Body,” “Midsommar,” “The Farewell,” “The Nightingale,” “The Peanut Butter Falcon,” and “Us”

    Godfrey Cheshire
    1. “Parasite”
    2. “Marriage Story”
    3. “The Report
    4. “The Irishman”
    5. “Joker
    6. “Waves”
    7. “Diane”
    8. “The Peanut Butter Falcon”
    9. “Birds of Passage
    10. “American Factory”

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    Collin Souter
    1. “Waves”
    2. “Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood”
    3. “The Farewell”
    4. “Marriage Story”
    5. “Knives Out”
    6. “Parasite”
    7. “I Lost My Body”
    8. “Midsommar”
    9. “Ad Astra”
    10. “Atlantics”

    Robert Daniels
    1. “Pain and Glory”
    2. “Ad Astra”
    3. “Marriage Story”
    4. “High Life”
    5. “The Farewell”
    6. “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood”
    7. “Luce
    8. “Honey Boy”
    9. “Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood”
    10. “The Last Black Man in San Francisco”

    Carlos Aguilar
    1. “Portrait of a Lady on Fire”
    2. “Atlantics”
    3. “I Lost My Body”
    4. “The Last Black Man in San Francisco”
    5. “The Souvenir”
    6. “Pain and Glory”
    7. “The Chambermaid
    8. “Monos
    9. “Invisible Life”
    10. “The Farewell”

    Scout Tafoya – "Movies I want more people to see"
    1. “T”
    2. “Hampton”
    3. “Fourteen”
    4. “Absence”
    5. “Joan Mitchell, Details”
    6. “Depraved
    7. “I Trapped the Devil”
    8. “Nowhere, Nobody”
    9. “A Story from Africa”
    10. “The Day Shall Come

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    Justine Smith
    1. “Uncut Gems”
    2. “The Irishman”
    3. “Portrait of a Lady on Fire”
    4. “Beanpole”
    5. “Atlantics
    6. “MS Slavic 7”
    7. “Dark Waters”
    8. “One Day in the Life of Noah Piugattuk”
    9. “Little Women”
    10. “Vitalina Varela

    Honourable mentions: “Parasite,” “The Lodge,” “Exarcheia, le chant des oiseaux,” “Shadow,” “Anne at 13,000 ft,” “While We are Here,” “Knives Out,” “Synonyms,” “Antigone,” “L.A. Tea Time,” “Marriage Story”

    Michal Oleszczyk
    1. “Dogman”
    2. “Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood”
    3. “Synonyms”
    4. “Parasite”
    5. “Where’d You Go, Bernadette?”
    6. “Pain and Glory”
    7. “Light from Light”
    8. “Rocketman”
    9. “I Do Not Care If We Go Down in History as Barbarians”
    10. “An Elephant Standing Still”

    Kristen Lopez
    1. “Hustlers”
    2. “Rocketman”
    3. “Booksmart”
    4. “Doctor Sleep”
    5. “Dolemite is My Name”
    6. “The Peanut Butter Falcon”
    7. “Ready or Not”
    8. “Teen Spirit”
    9. “Us”
    10. “Just Mercy”

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    Seongyong Cho
    1. "Parasite"
    2. "The Farewell"
    3. "Marriage Story"
    4. "Midsommar"
    5. "The Irishman"
    6. "Atlantics"
    7. "Dolemite Is My Name"
    8. "The Last Black Man in San Francisco"
    9. "Tigers Are Not Afraid"
    10. "Booksmart"

    Runners-up (in alphabetical order): “Ash Is Purest White,” "Birds of Passage," “Ford v Ferrari,” "The Heiresses," “High Life,” "In the Aisles," "Knives Out," “The Mustang,” “Us,” and "The Wild Pear Tree"

    Kristy Puchko
    1. “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood”
    2. “Little Women”
    3. “Midsommar”
    4. “Parasite”
    5. “Hustlers”
    6. “Us”
    7. “Wild Nights with Emily”
    8. “Portrait of a Lady on Fire”
    9. “Knives and Skin”
    10. “Booksmart”

    Max O’Connell
    1. “Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood”
    2. “Transit”
    3. “The Irishman”
    4. “Asako 1+2”
    5. “The Lighthouse”
    6. “Ash is Purest White”
    7. “High Life”
    8. “Marriage Story”
    9. “Parasite”
    10. “Birds of Passage”
    Honorable Mentions: “The Souvenir,” “Ad Astra,” “The Third Wife,” “3 from Hell,” “Us,” “Rafiki”

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    Ben Kenigsberg
    1. "The Irishman"
    2. "Transit"
    3. "Uncut Gems"
    4. "The Nightingale"
    5. "Give Me Liberty"
    6. "Sunset"
    7. "Marriage Story"
    8. "Apollo 11"
    9. "Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood"
    10. "Parasite"

    Mark Dujsik
    1. "For Sama"
    2. "The Nightingale"
    3. "Parasite"
    4. "A Hidden Life"
    5. "Little Women"
    6. "Shazam!"
    7. "The Irishman"
    8. "Portrait of a Lady on Fire"
    9. "The Standoff at Sparrow Creek"
    10. "Apollo 11"




    Original: https://www.rogerebert.com/balder-and-dash/the-individual-top-tens-of-2019
    By: The Editors
    Posted: December 13, 2019, 2:45 pm

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