2019 was a big year for movies and me. I turned 17, so I can finally see R-rated movies in theaters without an adult and this year I became more interested in film. So, here are a few of my favorite movies from the past year… (in no particular order).
- The Irishman
I’d like to start this by confessing that prior to this movie, I had never seen a film about the “mob” or “mafia”. It just didn’t really seem like something I’d be interested in, but after hearing such great things about The Irishman I decided to watch it with my dad. It was really good, for a movie that I wasn’t particularly interested in, it was very entertaining. The movie is three and a half hours so we had to break it up into two viewings. I was excited to see the second half! Not only did I get to see my first movie of this sort, I also learned that Jimmy Hoffa disappeared on my birthday. The movie was entertaining and semi-educational!
- Little Women
I was looking forward to this movie since it had been announced and I wasn’t disappointed. I loved it so much that I saw it twice! It was a star-studded and incredibly well cast movie. They made an already timeless story feel new again. I loved how the film jumped back and forth between the past and present, connecting memories. In my opinion, it mirrored the way the human mind works and I really liked that. I’ve already seen it twice, but I definitely plan on watching it again.
- Jojo Rabbit
This has to be my all time favorite movie from 2019. When I first saw the trailers and commercials for this film, I was sort of turned off from it. It’s a movie about a young boy in the WWII era. Germany, who idolizes the Nazis and has Hitler as an imaginary friend. He soon discovers that his mother has been hiding a young Jewish girl in their house. When you read a plot description like that, you wouldn’t necessarily think the movie is a comedy, but it is. And boy is it funny. This movie manages to have you laughing one minute and move you to tears the next. It’s like no other movie I have ever seen before.