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Best Films of 2019

The results are in for our 2019 poll of Film Comment's contributors and editors! Our top 20 list includes excerpts from our features, reviews, and interviews about these films from across the year, as well as links to other work about the films and directors. On this page, you’ll find our list of the best films that were theatrically released in the United States. Don’t see your favorite? Check out our Best Undistributed Films of 2019 list.

Listen to our podcast discussion of the best movies of 2019.

Peruse the poll results of yesteryear.

Readers’ Poll 2019:
Keep reading Film Comment for announcements about our upcoming readers’ poll, where we showcase you, the readers. In the meantime... go out there and watch some movies!