If you are a fan of film industry or just serching for something to watch, we’re bringing you a list of top 10 rated movies of 2019 so far according to Rotten Tomatoes critics.
To make things easy and clear, every movie on this list is Certified Fresh, meaning a minimum number of approved critics – 40 for limited releases, 80 for wides – saw it, reviewed it, and got it up to at least 75%.
10. HONEYLAND (2019)
Critics Consensus: Honeyland uses life in a remote village to offer an eye-opening perspective on experiences that should resonate even for audiences halfway around the world.
Synopsis: Nestled in an isolated mountain region deep within the Balkans, Hatidze Muratova lives with her ailing mother in a village.
Starring: Hatidze Muratova, Nazife Muratova, Hussein Sam
Directed By: Ljubomir Stefanov, Tamara Kotevska
9. 3 FACES (2019)
Critics Consensus: Observational, insightful, and ultimately powerful, 3 Faces adds another quietly thought-provoking chapter to writer-director Jafar Panahi’s filmography.
Synopsis: Well-known actress Behnaz Jafari is distraught by a provincial girl’s video plea for help–oppressed by her family to not pursue.
Starring: Behnaz Jafari, Jafar Panahi, Marziyeh Rezaei, Maedeh Erteghaei
Directed By: Jafar Panahi
8. ONE CHILD NATION (2019)
Critics Consensus: As illuminating as it is accessible, One Child Nation probes a painful chapter in Chinese history with piercing clarity.
Synopsis: China’s One Child Policy, the extreme population control measure that made it illegal for couples to have more than one.
Starring: Jiaoming Pang, Brian Stuy, Longlan Stuy
Directed By: Nanfu Wang, Jialing Zhang
7. AMAZING GRACE (2019)
Critics Consensus: Brilliantly capturing a remarkable performer near the peak of her prodigious power, Amazing Grace is a thrilling must-watch documentary for Aretha Franklin fans.
Synopsis: Concert footage from 1972 of Aretha Franklin performing songs from the best-selling gospel album at the New Temple Missionary Baptist.
Starring: Aretha Franklin, C.L. Franklin, Rev. James Cleveland, Bernard Pretty Purdie
Directed By: Alan Elliott, Sydney Pollack
6. ASH IS PUREST WHITE (2019)
Critics Consensus: Ash Is Purest White finds writer-director Zhangke Jia revisiting familiar themes while continuing to observe modern Chinese society with an urgent, empathetic eye.
Synopsis: A tragicomedy initially set in the jianghu-criminal underworld-setting, ASH IS PUREST WHITE is less a gangster movie than a melodrama.
Starring: Tao Zhao, Liao Fan, Zheng Xu, Casper Liang
Directed By: Zhangke Jia
5. APOLLO 11 (2019)
Critics Consensus: Edifying and inspiring in equal measure, Apollo 11 uses artfully repurposed archival footage to send audiences soaring back to a pivotal time in American history.
Synopsis: Apollo 11 is a cinematic space event film fifty years in the making.
Starring: Buzz Aldrin, Neil Armstrong, Johnny Carson, Michael Collins
Directed By: Todd Douglas Miller
4. THE FAREWELL (2019)
Critics Consensus: The Farewell deftly captures complicated family dynamics with a poignant, well-acted drama that marries cultural specificity with universally relatable themes.
Synopsis: The film follows a Chinese family who, when they discover their beloved Grandmother has only a short while left to live.
Starring: Awkwafina, Tzi Ma, Diana Lin, Shuzhen Zhou
Directed By: Lulu Wang
3. THE CHAMBERMAID (LA CAMARISTA) (2019)
Critics Consensus: The Chambermaid uses one woman’s experiences to take audiences inside a life — and a culture — that’s as bracingly unique as it is hauntingly relatable.
Synopsis: Eve, a young chambermaid at a luxurious Mexico City hotel, confronts the monotony of long workdays with quiet examinations of.
Starring: Teresa Sánchez, Gabriela Cartol
Directed By: Lila Avilés
2. FOR SAMA (2019)
Critics Consensus: As intimate as it is heartbreakingly resonant, For Sama powerfully distills the difficult choices faced by citizens of war-torn regions.
Synopsis: FOR SAMA is both an intimate and epic journey into the female experience of war.
Starring: Hamza Al-Khateab, Sama Al-Khateab, Waad Al-Khateab
Directed By: Waad al-Kateab, Edward Watts
1. PARASITE (GISAENGCHUNG) (2019)
Critics Consensus: An urgent, brilliantly layered look at timely social themes, Parasite finds writer-director Bong Joon Ho in near-total command of his craft.
Synopsis: Bong Joon Ho brings his work home to Korea in this pitch-black modern fairytale.
Starring: Song Kang Ho, Lee Sun Kyun, Cho Yeo Jeong, Choi Woo Sik
Directed By: Bong Joon Ho