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Awesome Movies From 2019 That Sadly No One’s Talking About


Wondering what to watch tonight? There are a bunch of underrated films you
may have missed so far this year and they’re really worth checking out. Here are a few hidden gems that may have flown
under your radar in 2019. The whip-smart comedy Egg stars Alysia Reiner
as an artist named Tina, and Gbenga Akinnagbe as her husband, Wayne. Mad Men’s Christina Hendricks plays Karen,
Tina’s so-called “best friend” from art school a compulsively cruel mother-to-be who says
things like this: “It can be weird when you’re with people who
don’t have children.” Tina thinks she’s gained the upper hand when
she invites Karen and her husband Doug played by David Alan Basche over to her New York
loft to make a major announcement: “We’re having a baby too, yay.” “Oh my…God!” That’s thanks to the bubbly blonde surrogate
Kiki, portrayed by Anna Camp. She may seem ditzy, but she’s certainly not
innocent. “Here, let me…” “Oh my god, yeah!” “I can see why you guys chose her.” “Oh, shut up.” “I’ll… get you something to put on.” “Hiiii… I’m Kiki.” Full of biting wit and sharp social commentary,
Egg is a fiercely funny comedy of manners that brilliantly explores the weirdness of
motherhood. Directed by Steven Soderbergh, High Flying
Bird slyly subverts the sports movie genre in a way that’s both stylish and admirably
risky. The film centers around sports agent Ray Burke,
portrayed by André Holland. After he discovers a loophole during a professional
basketball league lockout, Ray hatches a plan that could help him advance his career and
fulfill his obligations to Erick, his young basketball client. The prospect of forever changing the world
of pro basketball proves hard to resist… “Man, I could see a whole infrastructure that
put the control back in the hands of those behind the ball, instead of those up in the
sky box.” Shot entirely on an iPhone, High Flying Bird
has the kind of sleek aesthetic and structure that grabs you by the wrist and pushes you
straight down the rabbit hole. The film hit Netflix in early February, right
after Velvet Buzzsaw and Russian Doll premiered. A lot of viewers probably missed out on High
Flying Bird because they simply had too many options to choose from. The good news is: you can watch it on Netflix
right now. Score! In A Vigilante, actress Olivia Wilde plays
Sadie, a domestic abuse survivor who sets out to save other victims from their violent
partners. Meanwhile, she continues to hunt down her
vile husband, portrayed by Morgan Spector. He’s such a despicable man, no one dares speak
his name out loud. “My husband, he would set my bones after…” “After he broke them.” “And I broke the rules.” A Vigilante is explosive, gritty, and a fantastic
showcase of Wilde’s talents. Reviews have been hugely positive, with RogerEbert.com
claiming that: “Wilde’s performance is so committed that
there are times when you may fear for her physical safety and emotional health.” Mel Gibson and Vince Vaughn portray two embattled
police detectives in Dragged Across Concrete a film that’s certainly bleak, but also quite
good. “A single red ant could have eaten it faster.” That’s about all the humor you get in this
one. The gritty drama unfolds after the two men
get unnecessarily rough with a suspect and his girlfriend during a drug bust. When video footage of the incident gets leaked
to the press, both detectives are suspended from the force without pay. With no means of legally making money, they
begin mapping out a dangerous plan and things get very real very fast. While some viewers might find Dragged Across
Concrete too brutal and mean-spirited, audiences who caught the film during its limited release
were genuinely impressed and so were many critics. Entertainment Weekly hailed the film, assuring
readers that “[If you’re] wondering where this is all headed,
you won’t be disappointed when it finally gets there.” To Dust strikes just the right balance of
strangeness. The directorial debut of Shawn Snyder, it’s
an oddball dramedy that’s truly refreshing and original. The story revolves around Hasidic cantor Shmuel,
portrayed by Géza Röhrig. Since losing his wife, Shmuel has been experiencing
unsettling nightmares about her dead body. Desperate to find some peace of mind, he recruits
a community college biology instructor named Albert portrayed by Matthew Broderick hoping
he’ll teach him what happens to the body after death. “I fear her soul is suffering… She returns to the earth.” This unlikely pair engage in some bizarre
experiments and morbid misadventures in an effort to soothe Shmuel’s boundless anxiety. To Dust is a film everyone should see. It’s marvelously strange, truly original,
and unmistakably human. Written and directed by Christian Petzold,
Transit utterly captivated audiences during its limited release in March 2019. This moving drama tells the story of Georg,
a refugee fleeing Germany and heading to France as fascism rises in his home country. Georg is supposed to meet a writer named Weidel
in Paris, but he soon discovers that the man has committed suicide. Georg then assumes the writer’s identity and
scoops up his belongings, boarding a train to Marseille, a port city teeming with other
refugees. Once there, Georg ends up meeting Marie, a
woman desperately searching for her lost husband — who just so happens to be Weidel. Transit is a genuinely moving film that garnered
loads of praise from critics, with Film Inquiry calling it “A film of surreal, sad beauty [that] should
not be missed.” If there was any justice in the world, The
Kid Who Would Be King would have reigned supreme at the box office. But alas, the film went largely unnoticed
upon its release. Written and directed by Joe Cornish, The Kid
Who Would Be King puts a modern spin on a very familiar tale. Louis Ashbourne Serkis plays 12-year-old student
Alex Elliot, who discovers he’s the only person on the planet who can pull the mighty sword
Excalibur out from its stone. It’s the only weapon that can vanquish the
powerful sorceress Morgana, portrayed by Rebecca Ferguson. Alex gathers up his friends to serve as his
knights, and the whole crew enlists the help of a backwards-aging wizard named Merlin played
here by both Angus Imrie and Patrick Stewart. Together, they conspire to take down Morgana
before an impending solar eclipse lets her enslave the people of England. “The sword chose you…” “… Why would we help you?” “Because you’re the strongest people I know. You’re my knights.” For whatever reason, The Kid Who Would Be
King was a critical success, but a commercial failure. Although the movie lost millions of dollars
at the box office, you shouldn’t let that discourage you. Critics praised the film’s inventiveness and
good-naturedness, with The Guardian writing that “This movie is sentimental in all the right
places, and impossible to dislike.” This coming-of-age story is like nothing you’ve
seen before. In Don’t Come Back from the Moon, we meet
16-year-old Mickey, played by Jeffrey Wahlberg. The young man is grappling with a profound
sense of abandonment. His father played by James Franco is only
the latest man in their California town to pack up his bags and leave, vanishing without
a trace. “It was as if he vaporized out of the driver’s
seat and just… floated away.” It sounds like the plot of a sci-fi series,
but Don’t Come Back from the Moon is rooted in a harsh reality: the fathers and husbands
in this rundown desert community walk away from their lives because they have nothing
better to do. And they evidently don’t care that they’re
leaving their families behind. Everyone in this family reacts to the departure
in a different way. Mickey’s mother portrayed by Rashida Jones
tries to resist self-medicating with alcohol. Meanwhile, Mickey does his best to look after
his younger brother, played by Zackary Arthur. Throughout the film, Mickey develops a considerable
rebellious steak, explores his sexuality, and tries coming to grips with his strange
new life. Released in a limited run in mid-January,
Don’t Come Back from the Moon was praised by critics, with Variety writing that “[The film is] an artful and affecting mix
of harshly defined specifics and impressionistic storytelling.” An unlikely charmer about an unlikely friendship,
Paddleton debuted at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival on February 1st before making its
way to Netflix later that month. The film stars Mark Duplass and Ray Romano
in roles that are unlike anything they’ve done before. When Duplass’s Michael Thompson is diagnosed
with terminal stomach cancer, it seriously intensifies his friendship with neighbor Andy
Freeman, played by Romano. Best known as comedic actors, Duplass and
Romano prove to be equally adept at dramatic roles, giving themselves over to their characters
in a way that feels completely organic. What’s most impressive about Paddleton is
its relative lack of dialogue, which immediately distinguishes it from other dramas that involve
“The Big C.” “Okay.” As you can see, Michael and Andy both have
a serious aversion to small talk, which guarantees that every spoken word is a meaningful one. Genuinely funny and heartbreaking, Paddleton
is a moving film from beginning to end. And guess what? It’s available on Netflix, so you can check
it out right now. Just make sure you have a box of tissues handy. You probably haven’t heard of The Standoff
at Sparrow Creek until now. The film didn’t generate a whole lot of buzz
upon its release, even though it certainly earned a whole lot of favorable reviews. Henry Dunham’s feature directorial debut centers
around an ex-cop named Gannon, who subsequently joined a militia in Michigan. The gruff gentleman, portrayed by James Badge
Dale, soon learns that somebody has just shot up a police funeral. What’s worse, the shooter evidently belongs
to Gannon’s militia. But which of these dangerous men did it? Using his skills as an interrogator, Gannon
grills each member until one of them reveals himself to be the cop killer. The film opened in a limited capacity in January,
a month that finds lots of films getting completely buried. That’s a real shame, too, because The Standoff
at Sparrow Creek deserves to be widely seen. Reviews were glowing, with The A.V. Club writing that “[There’s a] lean, punchy, beautifully shot
’70s-style thriller underneath the controversial premise.” In the Icelandic survival film Arctic, Danish
actor Mads Mikkelsen plays a man who’s lost, alone, and running out of resources in the
Arctic Circle. He misses out on a chance to get rescued when
a helicopter meant to retrieve him crashes, killing the pilot and injuring a passenger. Now he must choose between staying cooped
up in a crashed plane to survive, or traveling through an arctic wasteland in the hopes of
saving himself and the passenger. Guess what he ultimately decides to do. “It’s ok…” Mikkelsen has described Arctic as one of the
most challenging projects he’s ever been involved with, and critics have assured that the grueling
days on location in Iceland were well worth the effort. In its rapturous review, Seven Days wrote
that “Mikkelsen gives an astonishingly expressive
performance in what is essentially a silent film. […] It’ll be a cold day in hell before a
better chronicle of cold days in hell comes along.” Starring Emile Hirsch and John Cusack, Never
Grow Old centers around Hirsch’s undertaker Patrick Tate and Cusack’s ruthless outlaw
Dutch Albert, who soon stakes his claim on the formerly quiet town of Garlow in 1849. Danny Webb plays Preacher Pike, who banned
alcohol, harlots, and gambling throughout the town creating a kind of peace begging
to be broken. “Murderers need to be punished, Sheriff, ‘fore
they drag this town into hell.” Dutch soon takes an interest in filling bottles
with liquor and saloons with working girls. And it isn’t long before the death toll rises
and Dutch’s viciousness drives Patrick to violence. If you’re a fan of Westerns, you’ll want to
see Never Grow Old before you grow old yourself. The comedic chops of Madeleine Sami and Jackie
van Beek are on full display in The Breaker Uppererers, a romantic comedy executive produced
by Taika Waititi. Jen and Mel are two friends who have turned
their cynical views on romance into a lucrative business venture: If you have the cash, they
can help you destroy your relationship in next to no time. “It’s simple, really. What we do is we take unhappy couples such
as yourself and consciously, forcibly and irreversibly uncouple you.” The film opened in New Zealand theaters in
May 2018 and made its way to Netflix in February. Though the buddy comedy didn’t make a huge
splash, critics couldn’t get enough of its wacky sense of humor. Stuff magazine raved: “The Breaker Upperers is the funniest and
most likable film I’ve seen this year. Go see it.” We wholeheartedly agree. This is the perfect choice for your next Netflix-and-chill
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100 Comments

  1. Unknown User Author

    Going to watch Dragged Across Concrete, Transit, Don't Come back from the Moon, Standoff at Sparrow Creek, and Never Grow Old from this list. Thanks these lists always give me something to do.

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  2. Y8S TheVillian Author

    Standoff at sparrow creek is decent … But it was obviously written by someone who didn't know what they were talking about … That cops setting up the whole thing makes sense

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  3. 7gmeister Author

    Hollywood has been shoving their dystopian agenda down my throat and while I want to be excited about movies I just can’t.
    I think about maybe 10% are enjoyable and it’s just hard when I know they’re going to let me down again like they keep doing.
    Pirating their material isn’t destroying jobs in the industry.
    It’s the progressive religion they’re preaching.
    Trust me, I love movies but it’s too much work figuring out which ones are going to be entertaining right now.
    I wish they would get over with rounding up all the pedophiles running the industry so we can all go back to enjoying our lives again

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  4. Jacob Staten Author

    I liked "A Vigilante" but it's still a bit silly to have a 110lbs woman beat up on someone twice her size without so much as brass knuckles (although she had a psychological edge in the last fight they didn't show). It was a touch long.

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  5. Will G. Forrest Author

    I read the article before watching this 2 months ago. I hated dragged across concrete; but I loved/liked the kid who would be king, Arctic, a vigilante, egg, and don’t come back from the moon.

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  6. Burhan Author

    the only movie I didn't saw from this list is vigilante you know why because I don't give a fuk about this so-called domestic violence survivors, these survivors are bunch of fake sympathy gainers because these women got what they deserve, this feminism BS has corrupt women's mind in thinking somehow they are capable of anything, that they deserve more, they had it coming if they had lived there lives like a domestic housewife then their man wouldn't have gotten angry and no violence would have happened they shouldn't have answer them back and they should have cooked food and clean toilet properly, over smart feminazi white women deserve some ass-whooping

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  7. Jon Rybicki Author

    the sword in the stone was not, WAS NOT Excalibur, the sword in the stone was called Caliburn, made Arthur King of England. when it was later lost in his life, the Lady of the Lake( Vivienne) gifted the sword Excalibur

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  8. Directed by Xander Jones Author

    I own: The Standoff At Sparrow Creek, Dragged Across Concrete and A Vigilante. All 3 of them are my favorites of the year. I haven't seen Arctic yet but I did see other hidden gems like: Head Hunter, The Man Who Killed Hitler And Then The Bigfoot, High Life and Lords of Chaos.

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  9. MR PEEVES Author

    I saw Vigilante last night by pure chance and it was okay. Would not watch it again but worth a watch for a pretty good performance by the lead actress

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  10. Rudolf Nisbeth Author

    If you like oddball comedies, you'll probably dig "To Dust" (I did) – it's definitely a story I'd never seen before. "The Breaker Uppers" was meh. As much as I wanted to like "Dragged Across Concrete", it's 2 1/2 hrs I'm never getting back.

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  11. Artur Wojtas Author

    Nowonder no one watches those shit movies, most of them are a leftist, multi=culti propaganda. They ofend the intelligence of people :/

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  12. bynahelemaal Author

    Most of these original concepts go unnoticed cause we’re more and more focused on blockbusters (avengers/hobbs&shaw/lion king/aladdin/nostalgia reboots etc. bc hype) or bc we’re being algorithmed towards shit we might not really be into!

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  13. Danny Fubar Author

    The reasons are as transparent as single pane glass as to why people aren't talking about these movies, flush out your head gear and get a clue. Learn nothing from degenerate parasitic Hollyweird except how not to behave.

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  14. I. Wynn Wynn Author

    They did this yet again and purposely did not promote the movie vigilante because a woman wrote and directed it and it was about a kick ass chick

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  15. mrsilveri Author

    1:04 I think "this looks like it was shot with a cell phone" then I read it was a Soderbergh film and thought "oh, well that explains that"

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  16. Hisham El Fangary Author

    "Dragged accross Concrete: When two detectives are caught on camera being unecessarily rough with a suspect, they are suspended without pay…"
    Ah, so it's fiction then.

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  17. dok dicer Author

    A children fantasy movie centered around chubby English kids and Arthurian legend was an international commercial failure? I can't for the life of me fathom why.

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  18. Jackie Williams Author

    I watched the 1st film. It started of meh.. but I kept watching it. I'd say if you cant find anything to watch, it's an okay movie. Has its moments. I wouldn't go the theaters or rent this movie, but it was free. But there you have it. … bored, nothing to watch. Its 3am, cant sleep.. so you watch this!

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  19. Kristen T Author

    I only saw one.. Arctic, but what an amazing movie. I'll always see any movie with Mads Mikkelson. I wanted to see the movie about the kid King Arthur but it was gone before I knew it

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  20. Jari Gustafsson Author

    Boooring
    Blah, iphone
    Maybe
    Boooooooring
    Boooooooooooooooooring
    Naaah
    Kiddey King… Yeah right
    Booooooooooooring
    Paddington…. Meh
    Grill kebab…
    Arctic meltdown
    Never gonna watch
    Breakcrappers..

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  21. Bigga Winna Crapsa Author

    Sorry, can't get behind all the mixing of the races. I know it's every black man's dream to have a white woman sucking his schlong, but – let your mom do it, not mine.

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  22. Joshua Flask Author

    This list is entirly subjective I mean a loy of critiques and main steam media totally gloss over some of the best movies all for the sake of profit and their careers

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  23. Jo Devine Author

    Vigilante was excellent a real surprise that film…. and forever I wanted to see the Breakeruppers… and tbh I was bitterly disappointed just didn't live up to the hype!!!!

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  24. Mojalefa Thobane Author

    FAST COLOUR still has not made any list. A story about 3 generations of black women who have super powers. HOW DO WE STILL KEEP MISSING THAT MOVIE?

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  25. Jake Chambers Author

    All I see here are a bunch of "Men are bad" movies, same thing we've been seeing in the theater and TV for the past 3 years. Try something original if you want people to actually pay attention.

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