The end of 2019 is here, and so does the decade! Crazy events have shaped this year, from politics to news that changed lives.
It has also become a year where movies dominate the box office and garnered critical acclaim. It’s as if the end of the decade is the year the best movies are released. Well, here are the top 10 films that are highly recommended and popular worldwide and you should not miss your chance to watch it before the year ends!
1. Once Upon A Time In Hollywood
Back to the 60s!
Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon A Time In Hollywood takes us to the Hollywood of the 1960s. It tells the story of an actor Rick Dalton ( Leonardo DiCaprio) and his stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt) in the changing landscape of Hollywood. Having already made a fortune starring in 1950s Western Films, Rick Dalton realizes that his fortune is drying up. The film also features Sharon Tate, portrayed by Margot Robbie.
Overshadowed by positive and negative press, from 5 stars to a glorification of incel doesn’t stop Joker from breaking box office record. It became the first R-rated movie to gross over $1 billion. While critics were lukewarm, audiences gave overwhelming approval on the film.
Joaquin Phoenix’s performance was universally praised, and many reviewers call the film an accurate depiction of our society, mental illness, and classism.
Do you want gators? This movie gives you a run for gators!
A fine performance by the cast and alligators, gore makes a perfect horror-disaster flick. Just a tip: Be careful when in floods, you never know what you might expect. And listen to the authorities!
4. Avengers Endgame
11 years of the cinematic universe ended here. What started out as Iron Man in 2008 ends with Avengers: Endgame. For fans that have their emotions invested in Marvel Films, Endgame was a satisfying, perfect send off the movies that they have invested heavily in. It was indeed a perfect and satisfying conclusion.
5. Captain Marvel
An extraterrestrial Kree warrior who finds herself caught in the middle of an intergalactic battle between her people and the Skrulls. Living on Earth in 1995, she keeps having recurring memories of another life as U.S. Air Force pilot Carol Danvers.
With help from Nick Fury, Captain Marvel tries to uncover the secrets of her past while harnessing her special superpowers to end the war with the evil Skrulls.
6. Detective Pikachu
Ryan Reynolds as a super-cute Pikachu? That’s cute! And his voice acting is somewhat to behold.
This movie was one of the few movies based on video games that are not bad. Many praised the CGI effects, visual effects, and creature designs. For fans of Pikachu, this film is faithful to the original and gives them a proper fan-service.
7. Alita: Battle Angel
Few people had expected this film to succeed. Viewers were settled by Alita’s unusually large eyes that dragged it to the uncanny valley. Moreover, it was based on a Manga which led people to believe that Hollywood might ruined it. However, the bombshell here is that it is produced by James Cameron, who directed Titanic and Avatar.
However, when it premiered, it surprised everyone. Fans were impressed over the faithfulness to the manga, visual effects, CGI, action sequences and Rosa Salazar’s performance. It grossed $404 million worldwide, turning the movie a decent amount of profit.
What’s scarier? Being attacked by home invaders, or attacked by invaders who ARE A COPY of you? That’s what people in “Us” experienced.
The film is filled with ambiguities, symbolism, and signs that foreshadow something big and bad.
9. Ready or Not
It’s a thrill of horror and black comedy!
Marriage is supposed to be the happiest day of your life. However, things escalate quickly for Grace who marries Alex, a guy from a rich family. Alex’s family doesn’t mince words as they force Grace to play a deadly game of hide and seek. Be spotted and you will be killed. She realizes her in-laws are now who she thinks she is.
10. Knives Out
A murder-mystery film that is full of thrills!
The main patriarch of the family, Harlan is found dead the day after his 85th birthday. He seemed to have died by suicide, however detective Benoit is hired by someone to investigate his death. Harlan is a famous crime novelist whose books has sold 20 million copies.
Every family has their own motives in his death. From an in-law who has been fleecing his wealth to a son who has been going against his father’s tradition and a nurse who is allegedly the last person to be seen with Harlan. No one is spared the question.