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The 35 Best Films of 2019

2019 was a trying year. The movies have always reflected that state of the world, the state of ourselves. It's no wonder that some of the year's finest films (A Hidden Life, Waves, One Child Nation) deal with trauma through acts of forgiveness. This isn't a rah-rah moment for the world. We are hurting. But through these gestures of introspection and attempting to understand what could manifest such negativity in our lives, we become a new kind of strength.

The cinema, once again, invigorates us.

35. Atlantics Directed by Mati Diop
34. The Two Popes Directed by Fernando Meirelles 33. The Souvenir Directed by Joanna Hogg 32. The Report Directed by Scott Z. Burns 31. Pain and Glory Directed by Pedro Almod√≥var 30. High Flying Bird Directed by Steven Soderbergh 29. American Factory Directed by Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert 28. Little Women Directed by Greta Gerwig 27. Toy Story 4 Directed by Josh Cooley 26. Diane Directed by Kent Jones 25. Us Directed by Jordan Peele 24. Ad Astra Directe…
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