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6 IMDB 8+ Pointer Movies In The Year 2019

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Mark Galieo

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6 Mar 2020

6 IMDB 8+ Pointer Movies

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If you thought 2019 was a mediocre year for movies, think again hun! It's quite possible that you just haven't seen enough of them yet—and it’s high time we fixed that. While Disney made some serious waves thanks to cash cows like Avengers: Endgame, things seemed awfully quiet on the indie front (maybe all the whiz-bang drowned them out?). As it turns out, we found our sweet spot in the middle with absolute show-stealers like Parasite and Marriage Story. 

Here are 6 of our favorite picks. The best part? They’re all rated 8 points and above on the IMDb scale.

Parasite (IMDb 8.6)

Parasite (IMDb 8.6)

I’ll be honest with all of you. When I decided to watch this movie, I didn’t know what I was getting myself into. I hadn’t even watched the trailer yet! I thought it would be just another family comedy/drama but boy, was I wrong! Writer-director Bong Joon Ho surprised everyone with this riotous social satire. It is a film about a destitute family that cons their way into a wealthy household with an elaborate scheme that goes comically, and then horribly, wrong. Gripping from the word go, Parasite is a treat for movie lovers that appreciate the fine art of storytelling.

1917 (IMDb 8.5)

1917 (IMDb 8.5)

Sam Mendes has created a phantasmagoric first world war drama filmed in one extraordinary single take by Roger Deakins. Two boys - Lance Cpl Schofield and Blake - undertake a perilous mission across the enemy-occupied territory to prevent 1600 of their fellow comrades from charging towards certain death. In the first shot, we see both of them napping in a mustard field and that’s the last time that they (or us, for that matter) will be able to catch a breath. The film is a visually extravagant work of art and one of the finest examples of a war movie done right in modern times.

Ford vs. Ferrari (IMDb 8.2)

Ford vs. Ferrari (IMDb 8.2)

Ford vs. Ferrari is James Mangold’s look back at the golden age of auto racing. Even if you’re a bit of a motor-sport ignoramus like me, chances are you’ll enjoy the zesty acting and high-velocity bromance. Caroll Shelby (Matt Damon) and Ken Miles (Christian Bale), the car designer and driver, are free spirits gambling with someone else’s money. Based on true events, the movie follows their efforts to build a Le Mans-winning race car for Ford.

Marriage Story (IMDb 8.1)

Marriage Story (IMDb 8.1)

Netflix’s Marriage Story is a tender, stinging tale of divorce but it is also Noah Baumbach’s most hopeful treatment of divorce, in a long history of films that make it a central theme. It tells a story of the joys and miseries an artistic family goes through in 21st century New York and Los Angeles. It is a saddening look at how compassionate and cruel two people can be when faced with the pain of a loss. 

The Gentlemen (IMDb 8.1)

The Gentlemen (IMDb 8.1)

With The Gentlemen, Guy Ritchie gets back to his ‘Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels’ indie mode. The movie plays like a tall tale heard at the corner pub, full of embellishments, where the storyteller expects you to pay his tab at the end—and maybe you won’t mind. The plot is mostly irrelevant. It's the outlandish flourishes that make for a whole lotta foul-mouthed fun. Suffice it to say, there’s very little that’s gentle about The Gentlemen, but almost every frame is hugely entertaining!

Jojo Rabbit (IMDb 8)

Jojo Rabbit (IMDb 8)

Making a comedy about a 10-year old Nazi and his imaginary best friend, Adolf Hitler, is a titanic risk equal to stepping out on the street blindfolded. Yet Taika Waititi’s Nazi-era comedy is daring, tender, and sharp. In every scene, it ridicules Nazi ideology while also lamenting how easily their beliefs corrupt nations. Waititi’s faith in the notion that a child will lead us out of ignorance may seem naive, but it's also deeply moving.

Well, now that you have our list, it’s time to put on your jammies, get yo’self some snacks, and start binging on fabulous cinematic experiences!

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