The Best Action, Crime and Thriller Movies of 2019
24. John Wick 3: Parabellum
Damn, I regret not getting into this series earlier. I finally sat down with the entire trilogy of John Wick, the series that has made Keanu Reeves return to the spotlight, and he’s certainly working his hardest to keep it in the third installment of this franchise. this series of movies Gives us some of the best action scenes of the decade, interesting characters, and enough killer dogs to massacre the entire organization of baddies, John Wick III 2019 is more than deserving of your time.
After the events of the previous film, John Wick is on the run from the organization of hitmen and assassins he once worked for long ago, and he must use what little resources he has to find a way to get the contract off of his life. From Halle Berry and horses to knives and a library book, John Wick fights with it all. And honestly, talking to you about it all doesn’t do it justice. You have to see this incredible action for yourself.
23. El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie
Breaking Bad didn’t need an epilogue, but get one it did, and a fine one at that. This 2019 film won’t appear on many people’s lists, which is completely fair, but I loved Breaking Bad and I got some nice closure and nostalgia from the story about one of Breaking Bad’s most endearing characters after the events of the five-season show. So basically, don’t read the next paragraph unless you’ve seen the show already.
After the events of Walter White (Bryan Cranston) betraying him in the final season, Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) is now on the run and want to escape the country. He calls in his last friends, avoids some new enemies, and struggles to cope with the humiliation and violence he was given while held in captivity. And while a film like this might be boring to those who haven’t seen the series, since a surprisingly large amount of it is spent in conversation, I was engaged throughout and would have no trouble watching it again and again. After I’ve rewatched Breaking Bad again and again, of course.
22. Knives Out
With the exception of comic book movies, this might be my best Favorited film of 2019, Directed by Rian Johnson and featuring an all-star cast including Jamie Lee Curtis, Ana de Armas, Chris Evans, Michael Shannon, and Christopher Plummer, Knives Out was the film I needed after a cold period of middling movies that we’re unable to blow me away. It’s with deep regret that I didn’t have the time to review it, so take my praise here as the recommendation you need.
The patriarch of a wealthy family passes away by suicide, and the entire family, all with their own secrets and issues, show up to remember him, as well as prepare for the reading of his will. However, famous detective Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig) has been summoned and he suspects foul play. A classic whodunit, updated for a modern generation, and with clear signs of influence by Agatha Christie and Arthur Conan Doyle, Knives Out is one of the best films this year, and you’re missing out by not sitting down and giving it a watch for yourself.
Here are the Best Sci-Fi & Fantasy Movies in 2019
21. Alita: Battle Angel
I’ll admit that I didn’t want to even check out Alita when it was first advertised. It looked very pretentious and insisting it should be a franchise, which didn’t surprise me when I found out the producer was James Cameron. However, I finally gave it a watch and… yeah, it’s good. And since this movies category is not the best and doing pretty badly this year anyway, Alita managed to just make it in 2019.
Based on a manga, Alita: Battle Angel is set in the year 2563 and follows the story of the titular hero Alita (Rosa Salazar), an amnesiac cyborg who wants to discover the truth of her past. So she must fight against horrific cyborg monsters, compete in extreme sports, and pray that this film makes enough money for a sequel, which is why there’s so much in here. Hopefully it does, because I’d like to see where this franchise goes. Although blimey, those were big eyes.
20. Jumanji: The Next Level
While it’s not quite as brilliant as the previous entry, The Next Level 2019 does indeed continue the trend that these movies are worth your time for a fun Christmas outing, with it’s best surprising action, comedy and enjoyable character dynamics. With all of the previous cast returning, Jumanji might be the film you need if you’re not willing to slog through Star Wars again.
After the events of the last movie, young boy Spencer (Alex Wolff) is missing his time as Bravestone (Dwayne Johnson), so he goes back into the game to try and relive the power, causing his other friends, as well as his grandfather Eddie (Danny deVito) and Eddie’s old friend Milo (Donald Glover) to need to go back in to rescue him. However, Eddie ends up as Bravestone, Milo ends up as Mouse (Kevin Hart) and unfortunately Jack Black is not Beth (Madison Iseman) this time, but whatever… I’m not bitter.
19. The Kid Who Would be King
High Life? No. Ad Astra? Boring. And I’m only one human, so I haven’t had a chance to really check out some of the lesser-known sci-fi and fantasy movies out there… and here we are with a surprisingly good 2019 movie. It’s a fantasy adventure for the younger years, but without the usual awkwardness one would expect of a film. And by that I mean it isn’t stupid.
With performances by Patrick Stewart, who makes everything better, and Rebecca Ferguson, The Kid Who Would be King is all about a young group of friends in high school who come across the mighty sword Excalibur and must use it to take on the evil enchantress Morgana before she can destroy the world. And let’s be honest, we all loved King Arthur as a kid. Or at least, we should have.
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