Favourite films of 2019 so far

Amy Brown gives her favourite films of 2019 so far

Amy K Brown
27th May 2019

It has been a strong start for film this year and as we almost hit the mid-way point of 2019, this is a good chance to reflect on what has hit our screens so far. There’s nothing like a big blockbuster or a creepy horror film to distract you from everyday life. So here’s a few of the best movies we’ve been watching these past six months.

It’s been an exciting year for all Marvel Cinematic Universe fans, with the last instalment of the Avengers finally in cinemas last month. After Infinity War last year, Marvel fans have been waiting impatiently since walking out of the cinema. No spoilers for anyone who still hasn’t got round to seeing it, but it was an incredible way to end this journey. It was an emotion-filled ride (3 hours!) and for sure a standout among Marvel movies. It even overtook Titanic in the Box Office in its opening week. Avengers: Endgame is not one to miss.

Seeing a woman starring in this was absolutely inspiring and Brie Larson was excellent.

Also from MCU, Captain Marvel was released shortly before Endgame, starring Brie Larson as the title character. It was a great introduction to an amazing character, hopefully one we’ll get to see in more upcoming MCU movies as Avengers is now finished for good. Seeing a woman starring in this was absolutely inspiring and Brie Larson was excellent. It is definitely a new favourite of mine.

Moving on, the new Jordan Peele movie, Us, was one every horror fan was looking forward to after his first film Get Out. He did not disappoint. Us was a terrifying mash-up of genres and was scary without trying too hard. Lupita Nyong’o gave an incredible performance and it will haunt you for weeks. Jordan Peele is putting good horror movies back on the map. If it’s your kind of movie, don’t miss it.

It is truly a wild ride and perfect for any true crime fans out there.

Another one that had film fans counting down the days was Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile. Zac Efron turned some heads playing Ted Bundy in this chronicle of his crimes, acting alongside Lily Collins who played the role of Ted’s girlfriend, Elizabeth Kloepfer. The film was based on a book, written by the real Elizabeth that documented her time with Ted. This movie could have been a hit or miss but it delivered with a creepy re-telling of real events and how Bundy was able to manipulate anyone with his charm. There was concern that it would romanticise Bundy but instead it was all facts (with some exaggerations for effect) from the unique perspective of Elizabeth. It is truly a wild ride and perfect for any true crime fans out there.

There are probably many more hits to discuss but there’s just a few of the movie highlights so far. If you have yet to see any of these then now is your chance because the rest of the year is looking just as promising; this year for film is just getting started.

Featured image credit: IMDb.

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AUTHOR: Amy K Brown
Head of Culture. @akathrynbrwn on Twitter.

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