Best Movies Of 2019 – QueerJoe’s List
Thaddeus and I see a lot of really great movies, so I thought I’d share my list of best movies of 2019. Largely, we see so many because of him. He’s our social director and chooses all our movies, and I’m fortunate because of that. I love his aesthetic in movies.
My Best Movies of 2019 List
It’s difficult to list these in any order, so just know these movies come highly recommended by me.
Two tips as you go through my list of best movies of 2019:
- If you see a movie or two or three on my list that you absolutely hated, you and I might not have similar taste in movies.
- There are many movies I haven’t seen or didn’t remember well enough to put on the list. If a movie’s not on the list, doesn’t mean I didn’t like it.
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The Good List – My Top Ten
- Blinded By The Light – A Pakistani student gets turned on as a fan to Bruce Springsteen
- Pain and Glory (Dolor y Gloria) – Almodóvar’s quasi-autobiographical film – a must see for Almodóvar fans
- Once Upon A Time In Hollywood – Tarantino’s take on the Charlie Manson family Tate murders
- Marriage Story – Scarlett Johansen and Adam Driver make this an amazing movie worth watching
- The Peanut Butter Falcon – Shia Leboeuf and his co-star traveling through the South on an adventure
- Downton Abbey – I had honestly forgotten how much I missed watching this and hearing their theme music
- The Biggest Little Farm – A fantastic documentary on sustainable farming
- Jojo Rabbit – Strange Nazi comedy that I thoroughly enjoyed
- Rocketman – Well-done bio-pic of Elton John
Not In Top 10 But Worth Seeing
- The Chambermaid (La Camarista) – Mexico City hotel chambermaid and her life
- Parasite (Gisaengchung) – Quirky Korean movie with a fun and compelling plot
- Apollo 11 – A cinematic tribute to an amazing time in our history including additional footage never seen before
- Booksmart – Really well-done high school movie of two long-time friends getting into some trouble
- The Lego Movie 2 – If you liked the first one, this one is even better.
- Tigers Are Not Afraid (Vuelven) – Mexican orphans surviving in a wonderful storyline
- The Irishman – Jimmy Hoffa and mafia fictionalized story – no surprise, fantastic acting
- Hail Satan? – Documentary showing the possible side-effects of “religious freedom”
- Avengers: Endgame – Marvel Studios brings together all the main characters again for a fun time
- The Last Black Man in San Francisco – Fascinating drama on two men trying to reclaim their grandfather’s old San Francisco house
- Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice – Rather flat documentary about the amazing story of Linda Rondstadt
- Hustlers – A group of strippers decides to turn the tables on Wall Street patrons in this fiction-based-on-fact movie
- Midsomar – College students join their Swedish friend in an old pagan festival – odd and scary
The Bad List
There was only one movie I can say I truly hated:
- John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum – Even Keanu Reaves looks like shit in this never-ending hail of bullets and explosions and…never mind…it sucks.
I finished the Chevron Striped Scarf this past weekend.
It turned out to be 62″ long and and 7″ wide and it’s soft and warm. AND I wove in all the yarn-ends!
I also started on the hat I’ll be sending off to Easton Mountain with the scarf.
It’s a design called Westward by Stephen West. If you ever want to make a really nice hat as a gift, this is the perfect one. Looks fantastic, warm and soft and fits a lot of people. The pattern is also written very well and easy to follow.
It turns out Facebook reminded me I did another Westward hat 5 years ago!