2019 in Films: 365 Days, 426 Films, and a Year Full of Cinema!

2019 was a whirlwind of a year. FilmStruck closed down in late-2018, and by early-2019 I found myself moving back to Los Angeles to work for NetflixFilm. It’s been an incredibly fulfilling year, but with all this work (and travel for work! and moving back across the country!), I definitely watched far fewer films than I have in previous years. I’ve also found I’ve had less time to dedicate to this blog, but as always I have kept track of everything I’ve watched. So, here’s everything I watched in 2020, plus a little context. You can see all my month recaps here.

If you’re interested in seeing any of the films listed below, please don’t hesitate to reach out and I’ll let you know if it’s available on home video/streaming to watch.

  1. Corpo celeste
  2. The Ranch (1989)
  3. State Like Sleep
  4. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
  5. Woman Walks Ahead
  6. Searching
  7. Venom
  8. Split
  9. Permanent Record
  10. Vatel
  11. Miracle Mile
  12. Trees Lounge
  13. Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child
  14. Adult Life Skills
  15. Glass
  16. Destroyer (2018)
  17. The Wife
  18. (Feb) Transgression
  19. Figlia mia (Daughter of Mine)
  20. Velvet Buzzsaw
  21. High Flying Bird
  22. Between the Lines
  23. Juliet, Naked
  24. The Breaker Upperers
  25. (March) Period. End of Sentence.
  26. The Mighty Quinn
  27. La chambre bleue (The Blue Room)
  28. Barbara (2017)
  29. King of Jazz
  30. Captain Marvel
  31. The Equalizer 2
  32. Somersault
  33. The Wedding Guest (2019)
  34. Us
  35. Destination Wedding
  36. It’s My Turn
  37. Juanita (2019)
  38. Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story
  39. Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging
  40. Weary River
  41. It’s Always Fair Weather
  42. Street Girl
  43. On With The Show
  44. Inside The Lines
  45. Another Part of the Forest
  46. Sweet November (1968)
  47. ‘Til We Meet Again
  48. Wild Oranges
  49. The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex
  50. Charlie, the Lonesome Cougar
  51. The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)
  52. Jane Fonda in Five Acts
  53. Queen of the Damned
  54. (April) Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
  55. Daredevil
  56. Dumbo (2019)
  57. The Rains of Ranchipur
  58. 11 Harrowhouse
  59. The Razor’s Edge (1984)
  60. Salut les Cubains
  61. High Life
  62. Hell and High Water
  63. Unicorn Store
  64. My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2
  65. The Lords of Flatbush
  66. The Wind (2019)
  67. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
  68. Pet Sematary (2019)
  69. The Driver
  70. Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?
  71. Vanity Street
  72. Double Wedding
  73. Blood Money (1933)
  74. The Student Nurses
  75. Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé
  76. Someone Great
  77. Wild Nights With Emily
  78. Little Woods
  79. Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché
  80. (May) Long Shot
  81. Working Girls (1931)
  82. Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile
  83. Wine Country
  84. Fuga (Fugue)
  85. Knock Down The House
  86. The Eyes of Orson Welles
  87. See You Yesterday
  88. John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum
  89. First Comes Courage
  90. The Perfection
  91. Sarah and Son
  92. Waiting for Guffman
  93. Tape
  94. Booksmart
  95. The Nutcracker and the Four Realms
  96. Dad
  97. The New Romantic
  98. Always Be My Maybe
  99. Deadwood: The Movie
  100. (June) The Jimmy Show
  101. Bara no sôretsu (Funeral Parade of Roses)
  102. I Am Mother
  103. Late Night
  104. Un couteau dans le coeur (Knife+Heart)
  105. Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese
  106. Murder Mystery
  107. Queen of Diamonds
  108. The Bloody Child
  109. Five Feet Apart
  110. ANIMA
  111. Shimásáni
  112. Sanma no aji (An Autumn Afternoon)
  113. Strop (Ceiling)
  114. Elisa y Marcela
  115. (July) Lolo
  116. Get Low
  117. Tulip Fever
  118. Holiday (2018)
  119. The Burial Of Kojo
  120. Dr. T & the Women
  121. L’une chante l’autre pas (One Sings, the Other Doesn’t)
  122. Point Blank (2019)
  123. Dry Martina
  124. Sarah joue un loup garou (Sarah Plays a Werewolf)
  125. Secret Obsession (2019)
  126. The Art of Self-Defense
  127. The Farewell
  128. Limbo
  129. Je t’aime moi non plus
  130. Personal Velocity: Three Portraits
  131. (August) The Red Sea Diving Resort
  132. Night Must Fall (1964)
  133. Otherhood
  134. The Nightingale
  135. Pet Sematary II
  136. Rapid Eye Movements
  137. Siesta
  138. Cassis
  139. Walden (Diaries Notes and Sketches)
  140. Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling
  141. In Search of Fellini
  142. Matador
  143. Blinded By The Light
  144. Sextuplets
  145. Suburbia
  146. Blue Jay
  147. Merata: How Mum Decolonised the Screen
  148. The Great Hack
  149. American Factory
  150. Waga koi seshi otome (The Girl I Loved)
  151. The Trouble With Angels
  152. The Sun Is Also A Star
  153. Travis Scott: Look Mom I Can Fly
  154. Falling Inn Love
  155. First Match
  156. Yume (Dreams)
  157. Brooklyn’s Finest
  158. (September) The Limey
  159. Rafiki
  160. Grizzly Man
  161. Tall Girl
  162. The Souvenir
  163. Hustlers
  164. Manolo: The Boy Who Made Shoes for Lizards
  165. Not Wanted
  166. The Million Dollar Hotel
  167. Charlie Says
  168. Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase
  169. Between Two Ferns: The Movie
  170. El hoyo (The Platform)
  171. Dolemite
  172. Teen Spirit
  173. Notte d’estate con profilo greco, occhi a mandorla e odore di basilico (Summer Night with Greek Profile, Almond Eyes and Scent of Basil)
  174. In the Shadow of the Moon
  175. Judy
  176. (October) Le chrysanthème rouge
  177. Le homard
  178. Les Épingles
  179. Un Nuage passe
  180. La Demoiselle des P.T.T. (Shooing the Wooer)
  181. Et Alvorsod (A Serious Word)
  182. The Wanters
  183. The Woman Under Oath
  184. Max Comes Across (Max in America)
  185. Le Petit Café
  186. Au Secours!
  187. [Train En Marche]
  188. Déguisement
  189. Max Entre deux feux (Max, the Heartbreaker)
  190. Rex Hvad Diogenes Søkte Og Fandt
  191. Kal Napoleon Kalssons Dondtur Eller En Vandring I Stockholms Lustgårdar (Kal Napoleon Kalsson’s Stroke of Luck, or, Wandering through the Pleasure Gardens of Stockholm)
  192. [Triton Tvättpulver]
  193. Høk Over Høk
  194. [A Tour of the Thomas H. Ince (Ex Triangle) Studio]
  195. [The First National Family of Stars]
  196. Cinema Stars, No. 16
  197. The Hollywood Dream Factory and How It Grew
  198. Sprockets And Splices. A Little Journey to the Source of Film Damage and Poor Presentation
  199. The Leather Pushers. “Round Two”
  200. The Leather Pushers. “RoundThree: Payment Through the Nose”
  201. Vo Celebre Svenske Gjest Gösta Ekman (Our Celebrated Guest Gösta Ekman)
  202. Dogs of War
  203. Carmen, Jr.
  204. La Danse
  205. Loïe Fuller
  206. La Puce
  207. L’éouvante (Terror-Stricken)
  208. La Glu
  209. Not Guilty
  210. The Blunders of Mr. Butterbun: Trips and Tribunals
  211. The Missing Link (1917)
  212. Der Stolz Der Firma (The Pride of the Firm)
  213. [Partie De Cartes à Trois]
  214. Photoplay Magazine Screen Supplement, No. 2
  215. Tumblweeds (Introduction)
  216. The Narrow Trail
  217. Retk Läbi Setumaa (Journey Through Setomaa)
  218. Kutsu-Juku Seikusi (The Adventures of Juku the Dog)
  219. Kire Lained/Wellen Der Liedenschaft (Waves of the Passion)
  220. Pose Chez L’Artiste Vénus
  221. La Grève Des Bonnes
  222. Léotine, Enfant Terrible
  223. Zoé et le parapluie miraculeux
  224. Rosalie a la maladie du sommeil
  225. La Fureur de Mme. Plumette
  226. Non! Tu ne sortiras pas sans moi!
  227. Cunégonde femme-crampon
  228. Wem Gehört Das Kind?
  229. La peur des ombres
  230. Die Seele der pflanze
  231. Das Wolkenphänomen von Maloja (The Cloud Phenomenon of Maloja)
  232. Polar-Reise 1925 Mit Dem Dempfer “Müchen” Norddeutscher Lloyd Bremen (Arctic Journey 1925 on the Steamer “Munich” Norddeutscher Lloyd Bremen)
  233. Erfinderin Nature (Nature as Inventor)
  234. Pulsierende Lebenssäfte (Pulsating Life Fluids)
  235. Waaser Und Wogen. Ein Querschnittsfilm (Water and Waves: A Crossection Film)
  236. Karujaht Pärnumaal (Bear Hunt in Pänu County)
  237. Noored Kotkad (The Young Eagles)
  238. L’Histoire du Cinéma par le Cinéma
  239. (Prestidigitateur)
  240. Fen Dou (Struggling)
  241. Laenatud Naene (The Borrowed Woman)
  242. El Última Malón (The Last Uprising)
  243. L’Amant surpris
  244. Leéotine S’envole
  245. Bain Forcé
  246. Mannekängen
  247. Leéotine En Apprentissage
  248. Lea Salva La Posizione
  249. La femme collante (A Sticky Woman)
  250. Cunégonde femme du monde
  251. Milling the Militants
  252. Kri Kri e Kea Militari
  253. La pile électrique de Leéotine
  254. Le charme de Maud
  255. (Boxeurs)
  256. [Combat au sabre]
  257. Oh, Doctor!
  258. La Morte Che Assolve
  259. L’amour e l’argent
  260. Duck Soup (1927)
  261. Beverly Graustark
  262. Mary og Doug eller da Stockholm og Kristiania stod på hodet (Mary and Doug, or, when Stockholm and Kristiania Were Turned Upside-Down)
  263. The Moment Before
  264. A Wife By Proxy
  265. Die Warnung (The Warning)
  266. Die Pritzelpuppe (The Pritzel Puppet)
  267. Schaffende Hände. Otto Dix (Hands at Work: Otto Dix)
  268. Wenn Die Filmkelberin Gebummel Hat. . .
  269. Allerei Volksbelustigungen in Java (Various Popular Entertainment in Java)
  270. La Nave Dei Leoni
  271. Das Letzte Souper (The Last Performance)
  272. [Bagarre de Mitrons]
  273. La nourrice
  274. Au music hall
  275. Cocl Als Hausherr
  276. [Stirling Brown Family Film – British Legion Fete – Visit by Laurel and Hardy]
  277. Wait and See
  278. Le Mystère des roches de Kador (The Mystery of the Kador Cliffs)
  279. Oblomok Imperii (Fragment of an Empire)
  280. De Tre Kongsdøtrene I Berget Det Blå
  281. Nuit Agitée
  282. Bezoek Watt En Halfwatt (Visit of Pat and Patachon)
  283. Die Unzertrennlichen! Ankunft der Beliebten Filmkomiker Pat und Patachon in Berling (The Inseparables! Arrival of the Beloved Film Comedians Pat and Patachon in Berlin)
  284. Journaal: Reclame Watt En Halfwatt Films II (Advertisement, Pat & Patachon Films 2)
  285. Filmen Helte (The Film Heroes)
  286. The Great Gamble
  287. Otets Sergii (Father Sergius)
  288. Mäusezucht. Ein Lohnender Nebenerwerb Des Keleinen Mannes (Mice Breeding. A Worthwhile Source of Supplemental Income for the Common Man)
  289. Polizeiberich Überfall (Police Report: Assault)
  290. Markt In Berlin (Market in Berlin)
  291. Blutmai 1929 (Blood May 1929)
  292. Zeitprobleme. Wei Der Arbeiter Wohnt (Contemporary Problems: How the Worker Lives)
  293. 1812 (Retreat from Moscow)
  294. Le Duel
  295. Le Bâton
  296. The City of Stars: A Reporter’s Visit to the Universal Studios
  297. What Happened To Jones
  298. Kipho
  299. Zwischen Mars Und Erde (Between Mars and the Earth)
  300. Die Frankfurter Küche
  301. Der Rundfunk Auf Dem Lande
  302. Unsichtbare Kräfte
  303. Lustige Hygiene 2
  304. Lustige Hygiene 7
  305. Joan The Woman
  306. The Inventor of Kinematography
  307. The Evolution of Film. Sidelights on Cinema History. Episodes 1-7
  308. One Picture is Worth A Thousand Words: The Plant Behind The Pictures
  309. [Opening of British Instructional Films Studio]
  310. Secrets of a World Industry – The Making of Cinematograph Film
  311. Around the Town and Everywhere: British Film Stars and Studios
  312. Running a Cinema
  313. Meet Jackie Coogan
  314. Cut it Out: A Day in the Life of a Censor
  315. What’s Wrong With The Cinema?
  316. Why Papa Can’t Sleep
  317. Mixed Identities
  318. Twins (1911)
  319. Hello Sailor
  320. [Parijsche Revue Attracties No. 1 (Parisian Revue Attractions No. 1)]
  321. La Méprise
  322. [Le voyeur]
  323. Den Stundesløse (The Restless One)
  324. Revyens Mester. Bernau Laver Sommerrevy På Det Nye Teater (The Master of the Revue. Bernau Produces the Summer Revue at the Theater)
  325. Sally, Irene and Mary
  326. Le coucher de la mariée
  327. Vasaloppet (The Vasa Race)
  328. Tiedemanns Naturfilm Leon-Kjendalen (Tiedemann’s Nature Film: Leon-Kjendalen)
  329. Gardiens De Phare (The Lighthouse Keepers)
  330. Variazioni Di “The Blacksmith” di Buster Keaton e Mal St. Clair
  331. The Blacksmith – Version Ballo
  332. Ella Cinders
  333. [Charlie Rivel as Chaplin]
  334. Son Premiere Film
  335. Skinner’s Dress Suit
  336. Les Deux Baisers
  337. Arrivée du train (1896)
  338. [Fra Sabina, Italia]
  339. The Truth
  340. In The Tall Grass
  341. Fractured
  342. Dolor y gloria (Pain and Glory)
  343. Parasite
  344. The Laundromat
  345. Eli
  346. Dancing With The Birds
  347. Dolemite Is My Name
  348. Rattlesnake
  349. Western Stars
  350. Wolkenbruchs wunderliche Reise in die Arme einer Schickse (Wolkenbruch’s Wondrous Journey Into the Arms of a Shiksa)
  351. (Noirvember) The King
  352. Holiday In The Wild
  353. Please Murder Me!
  354. Lady in the Death House
  355. Nocturne
  356. The Lodger (1944)
  357. Inner Sanctum
  358. Fear (1946)
  359. Accomplice
  360. Anon
  361. The Lighthouse
  362. The Crimson Kimono
  363. Mute (2018)
  364. Time Table
  365. Let It Snow
  366. Bob le Flambeur
  367. Cry of the City
  368. Como agua para chocolate (Like Water for Chocolate)
  369. Medium Cool
  370. The Don Is Dead
  371. Earthquake Bird
  372. Hell Bound
  373. Last Christmas
  374. Whistle Stop
  375. The Limping Man
  376. The Pretender (1947)
  377. Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye
  378. Behind Green Lights
  379. The Knight Before Christmas
  380. Small Town Crime
  381. Conflict
  382. Brittany Runs a Marathon
  383. The Lineup
  384. The Sleeping Tiger
  385. Banyon
  386. The Burglar
  387. The Irishman
  388. Another Man’s Poison
  389. Photograph
  390. Port of New York
  391. Atlantique (Atlantics)
  392. J’ai perdu mon corps (I Lost My Body)
  393. The Edge of Democracy
  394. Bikram: Yogi, Guru, Predator
  395. Knives Out
  396. Jojo Rabbit
  397. Serenity (2019)
  398. Shoot To Kill
  399. A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
  400. (December) The Black Godfather
  401. Marriage Story
  402. Portrait de la jeune fille en feu (Portrait of a Lady on Fire)
  403. Ad Astra
  404. 6 Underground
  405. Quincy
  406. Echo In the Canyon
  407. Crocus
  408. Jefferson Circus Songs
  409. Joy Street
  410. Pinball
  411. El doctor
  412. Visitation
  413. Black Christmas (2019)
  414. It Takes A Lunatic
  415. Naissance des pieuvres (Water Lilies)
  416. Cats
  417. The Two Popes
  418. Uncut Gems
  419. A Hidden Life
  420. Wild Rose
  421. Halston
  422. Les crevettes pailletées (The Shiny Shrimps)
  423. Bathroom Stalls & Parking Lots
  424. The Last Black Man in San Francisco
  425. Diane (2019)
  426. Adopt a Highway

Here are the films from this list that are directed by women:

  1. Corpo celeste
  2. The Ranch (1989)
  3. State Like Sleep
  4. Woman Walks Ahead
  5. Permanent Record
  6. Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child
  7. Adult Life Skills
  8. Destroyer (2018)
  9. Figlia mia (Daughter of Mine)
  10. Between the Lines
  11. The Breaker Upperers
  12. Period. End of Sentence.
  13. Captain Marvel
  14. Somersault
  15. It’s My Turn
  16. Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story
  17. Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging
  18. Jane Fonda in Five Acts
  19. Salut les Cubains
  20. High Life
  21. Unicorn Store
  22. The Wind (2019)
  23. The Student Nurses
  24. Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé
  25. Someone Great
  26. Wild Nights With Emily
  27. Little Woods
  28. Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché
  29. Working Girls (1931)
  30. Wine Country
  31. Fuga (Fugue)
  32. Knock Down The House
  33. First Comes Courage
  34. Sarah and Son
  35. Booksmart
  36. The New Romantic
  37. Always Be My Maybe
  38. Late Night
  39. Queen of Diamonds
  40. The Bloody Child
  41. Strop (Ceiling)
  42. Elisa y Marcela
  43. Lolo
  44. Holiday (2018)
  45. L’une chante l’autre pas (One Sings, the Other Doesn’t)
  46. Sarah joue un loup garou (Sarah Plays a Werewolf)
  47. The Farewell
  48. Limbo
  49. Personal Velocity: Three Portraits
  50. Otherhood
  51. The Nightingale
  52. Pet Sematary II
  53. Rapid Eye Movements
  54. Siesta
  55. Blinded By The Light
  56. Suburbia
  57. The Great Hack
  58. American Factory
  59. The Trouble With Angels
  60. The Sun Is Also A Star
  61. First Match
  62. Rafiki
  63. Tall Girl
  64. The Souvenir
  65. Hustlers
  66. Not Wanted
  67. Charlie Says
  68. Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase
  69. Notte d’estate con profilo greco, occhi a mandorla e odore di basilico (Summer Night with Greek Profile, Almond Eyes and Scent of Basil)
  70. Allerei Volksbelustigungen in Java (Various Popular Entertainment in Java)
  71. Une nuit agitée
  72. Twins
  73. Kal Napoleon Kalssons Dondtur Eller En Vandring I Stockholms Lustgårdar (Kal Napoleon Kalsson’s Stroke of Luck, or, Wandering through the Pleasure Gardens of Stockholm)
  74. La femme collante
  75. The Knight Before Christmas
  76. Atlantique (Atlantics)
  77. The Edge of Democracy
  78. Bikram: Yogi, Guru, Predator
  79. A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood
  80. Portrait de la jeune fille en feu (Portrait of a Lady on Fire)
  81. Quincy
  82. Crocus
  83. Jefferson Circus Songs
  84. Joy Street
  85. Pinball
  86. El doctor
  87. Visitation
  88. Black Christmas (2019)
  89. Naissance des pieuvres (Water Lilies)

I definitely didn’t do as good a job of keeping parity in what I watched in 2019. There’s a few factors that contributed to that (overall, I watched less movies outside of what I watched for work than I normally do), but I’ll definitely make a better effort in 2020.

Which brings me to my favorite new-to-me film I watched in 2019: Steve De Jarnatt’s Miracle Mile. I am so happy I finally watched this film after meaning to for many years. Here’s my full, joyous, spoiler-filled review of the film.

With 2019 and a decade coming to a close, I want to say thank you to all my readers who have followed me on this blog (and elsewhere on the internet) for the last ten years. As many things have changed in my life professionally I’ve had less time to dedicate to my writing here, but really appreciate the continued support. I don’t know how much I’ll be updating this blog going forward, but you can always find me all over the internet as oldfilmsflicker.

So long and thanks for all the fish!


About Marya E. Gates

Cinephile to the max.

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