The 50 Best Movies of 2019, According to 304 Film Critics


From ‘Parasite’ to ‘Beanpole’, these are the 50 highest ranked films in IndieWire’s critics poll of 2019.

Best movies of 2019, according to IW Critics Poll

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At the end of each year, IndieWire brings together film critics from around the world and invites them to choose the best films and performances of the past 12 months. This 2019 IndieWire Critics’ Poll included 304 movie critics, making it the largest year-end poll in the site’s history. IndieWire released the full critics’ poll earlier this week, but now we’re giving readers a broader look at the Best Picture category. The top 20 movies have already been revealed, but the full list below includes the 50 movies of 2019 that earned the most votes from film critics, ranked from most voted to least voted.

Outside of this year’s Best Picture race, IW Critics Poll winners included “Parasite” filmmaker Bong Joon Ho for Best Director and Best Screenplay, “Us” favorite Lupita Nyong’o for Best actress, “Marriage Story” favorite Adam Driver for Best Actor, and more. View the full 2019 IW Critics Survey results here. The top 50 films voted by our group of 304 film critics are listed below.

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