Starting off the lists…
First up is the films that came out in 2018, usually in a limited release to qualify for Oscar contention, but I did not get to see until 2019. I did not want to include these films on the next year list, but I did not want to ignore them either.
So what I decided a couple of years ago was that I would list the best films from the previous year that I saw in the current year. 2018 films that I saw in 2019.
#6. Suspiria. Hated this one. It is last on the list.
#5. The Wife. Great performance from Glenn Close. This was one of those films that was heavily performance based.
#4. If Beale Street Could Talk. Solid story with a great soundtrack. Great performance from Regina King.
#3. On the Basis of Sex. Story of the early life of Ruth Bader Ginsberg and the case that propelled her to superstardom of the Supreme Courts.
#2. Assassination Nation. A funny and dramatic war in a small town with a group of girls whose texts are revealed by a hacker to the detriment of all.
#1. Stan & Ollie. A great biopic of the end of the careers of Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy. There are some massive performances from John C. Reilly and Steve Coogan. This is a touching and beautiful film about two legends.