December 28, 2019
By: Mind on Movies Team | December 31st, 2019

The Mind on Movies Team have put out the Top Ten Films of 2019! Comment below your top ten films.

Billy Joynt's Top Ten

1. 1917 - This was an awesome one shot war movie, that keeps you on edge for the duration of the movie.
2. Avengers: Endgame - The Biggest Ending to hit this generation. The movie concluded so many things, that I am now so excited for what's to come in the future.
3. Marriage Story - This movie felt so real, it showed you the actual break down, and you felt it in your heart throughout the movie.
4. Fast & Furious Presents Hobbs and Shaw - This was an awesome ensemble cast. The sneaky cameo by Ryan Reynolds and Kevin Hart only wanted me to see more of them interacting with The Rock.
5. Hustlers - The first five minutes is all I needed. However, Jlo brings an awesome performance, she still has it.
6. Blinded by the Light - This movie made you want to tap your foot the whole time. We all have been this kid before, and we were happy to see it on the big screen.
7. Yesterday - While the movie left more mystery than anything, it had everything a good heart felt movie needs.
8. Long Shot - Talk about the perfect couple. I want Seth Rogan and Charlize Theron to be a real couple. They brought the funny in this rated R film.
9. The Farewell - This movie brought feelings into the movie. While you were able to laugh and cry, all in under ninety minutes.
10. Knives Out - While I wanted more from this film, I can say I didn't figure it out until about the thirty minute mark. So they almost got me.

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Ashley Bell's Top Ten

1. Us - this movie had so many talking points and I still cannot look at 11:11 the same way
2. Joker - Not only did Joker live up to the hype, it showed how versatile of an actor Joaquin Phoenix is. I need more with him in it
3. Doctor Sleep - To be a great follow up almost 40 years later is no easy feat but this went above and beyond
4. Rocketman - Taron Eagerton is Elton John in my head. Also the way this story was told was a beautiful tragedy
5. Avengers: Endgame - So. Many. Feelings.
6. The Farewell - It was such an emotional comedy that pulled off both genres yet also is worth watching multiple times
7. A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood - An icon playing an icon. I loved to see it
8. Shaft - My favorite comedy of this year that brings the Shaft name into a new generation
9. Greta - This one was my favorite thriller of the year because of its realistic play on a psychotic woman
10. Queen & Slim - A love story on the run but told in such a captivating way

Ashley Ashley Bell (Contributing Editor) is an Orlando native who loves watching movies. Her favorite genres include comedies, thrillers and sci-fi.
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Ashley Kethley's Top Ten

1. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker - The last installment in a 40 year story, epic, emotional and wonderful.
2. Pokémon: Detective Pikachu - Finally seeing a live action Pokémon movie and it was worth the wait. I love this movie, it feels so real and encompassing!
3. Shazam! - Just what the DC Universe needed, hilarious and entertaining. Zachary Levi was perfect as Shazam.
4. Ready or Not - Surprisingly entertaining, funny and suspenseful. Unique for this genre!
5. Long Shot - I was not expecting much but this movie was laugh out loud funny. The story was great and I loved it.
6. Captain Marvel - Awesome to see Marvel step it up and give some love to a well known, well liked character. Brie Larson is awesome!
7. Joker - Joaquin Phoenix brings the iconic villian to life in this very realistic and unnerving film.
8. Five Feet Apart - Heartbreaking, I can’t watch this again but it’s an important story to tell about a disease so many people suffer from.
9. Fighting With My Family - Funny and entertaining, I really had a good time watching this movie about wrestling, something I know next to nothing about.
10. Avengers: Endgame - I feel differently about this movie now. I have to acknowledge it though!

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Nikki Castaneda's Top Ten

1. 1917 - Such a stunning and intense war movie that keeps you so invested in the characters and their journey.
2. Ford v. Ferrari - Not into car movies, but this story and characters kept my interest, twice.
3. Joker - Joaquin Phoenix is incredible, this movie was so raw and heartbreaking.
4. Little Woman - The actresses were all so perfect and Greta Gerwig did another great job with this film.
5. Avengers: End Game - An amazing, ending to such an incredible amount of marvel super hero movies.
6. Us - Dark humor with a mesmerizing performance from Lupita Nyong’o.
7. Ready or Not - Fun, violent and ridiculous but pulled off brilliantly.
8. The Farewell - Heart-wrenching, hilarious but at the same time one of the most touching films of the year.
9. Marriage Story - Sad and real. Adam Driver really shined in this movie.
10. Fighting With Family - Enjoyable and wholesome. I don’t even keep up with wrestling.

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LaToya Wilson's Top Ten

1. John Wick Chapter 3 - I mean, how could this not be #1...Keanu Reeves kicked major butt! I just love him and this whole series.
2. Stuber - Had to see this one maybe 3 or 4 times and wach time I still laughed. This duo made the comedy work...even if the main storyline was a little weak.
3. Upside - Kevin Hart surprised me in this True Story film. He wasnt trying to be overly funny and it worked.
4. Greta - I actually liked this movie more than I thought. Although the theme of it has been done before, it was executed quite well.
5. Long Shot - Although I had to see this 6 times...yes was still hilarious and Seth Rogan had a great performance.
6. Spiderman Far From Home - Slightyl predictable and cheezy, but I enjoyed it and the end had me wanting to see the next one!
7. Hobbs & Shaw - Anything with DeWayne Johnson and Jason Statham...I'm there! Action packed and a bit of humor.
8. Brittany Runs A Marathon - This inspiring, based on a true story movie was hilarious. An also an extent.
9. Harriet - Not your average movie about slavery, but about a brave woman who defied all odds. An the soundtrack...oh man!
10. Maleficent - Not a big Angelina Jolie fan but I must admit, I love her as Maleficent. I could watch another, if it was as funny as this one was.

LaToya LaToya Wilson (Indy Admin) born & raised in Indianapolis, IN. Has a real love for photography and watching movies. If she's not out taking pictures, she is in a theatre (or at home) watching anything from comic book heros to comedies and everything in-between.