12 Movies of 2019 You’ve Probably Missed Even Though They’re Worth Your Time

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Almost everyone has heard about the big movie releases of 2019 like Avengers: Endgame, The Lion King, Toy Story 4, and Joker. But some less popular films didn’t get as much attention even though they likely deserved it — after all, many of them are great films that are well worth your time.

Bright Side wants to tell you about the most underappreciated films of the past 12 months. Go get some popcorn and make sure you watch at least one of these films next weekend.

An Easy Girl

This drama takes us to a hot summer in the French Riviera. The main character of the film is Naïma, a modest 16-year-old girl that dreams about earning a prestigious college degree and a well-paid job. Her cousin Sofia is completely different from her — she’s a beautiful girl that loves meeting men and knows how to charm anyone. These 2 girls will meet and go on a journey that will change both of them.

  • IMDb: 6

Marriage Story

In his new film, director Noah Baumbach tells a story of a couple that is going through a difficult divorce and the custody of their young son is at stake. The main roles of the film are played by Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson. Both viewers and critics alike think that this is a really deep and honest film.

  • IMDb: 8.5

The Death and Life of John F. Donovan

This movie is centered around John F. Donovan, the star of a teenage series (who is remarkably portrayed by Kit Harington). In order to save his career, the actor is forced to hide his sexual orientation. He finds comfort in correspondence with fans. But once the press finds out about these messages, his life starts to crumble.

  • IMDb: 6.1

The Lighthouse

Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe portray lighthouse keepers in this black and white horror film. The men live on an island in isolation and have to deal with the biggest fear of their lives: dark legends about seamen coming to life.

  • IMDb: 8.3

Her Smell

The main character of the film is a rebel girl named Becky. The girl is at the top of her punk career but the success has had a very bad influence on her psychological health. Can she feel happy again? This is probably the biggest question viewers ask themselves from the very start of the film.

  • IMDb: 6.2

The King

This film tells a story about 15th-century Europe. The film The King may be interesting even to those that don't like historic pieces because the Netflix film is not about dates or events but rather, about the doubts and love of the young Henry V.

  • IMDb: 7.3


Atlantics is considered to be the best Senegal film of the past 50 years. This is a story about workmen from Dakar who are tired of living in poverty and want to leave their country. They go out to look for happiness elsewhere. A young builder named Souleiman is among them. But he doesn’t need freedom or wealth if he’s not together with a 17-year-old named Ada.

  • IMDb: 7

Ford v Ferrari

This biographical drama will tell you a story about the competition between the Ford and Ferrari teams. They wanted to win the 24 Hours of Le Mans race in 1966. The story focuses on engineers and racers that dream about one thing: the win.

  • IMDb: 8.3

La Belle Époque

La Belle Époque is a story of a middle-aged artist that is experiencing a crisis in his relationship with his wife. In order to distract himself from all this, he agrees to join a special company that hires actors and prepares a set that allows him to reconstruct any scene from his life. The man asks them to take him back to the day he met his wife and this new experience changes everything for him.

  • IMDb: 7.6

Ad Astra

Ad Astra is a sci-fi film about an astronaut named Roy McBride who goes on a space journey to find his father who never returned from his expedition to Neptune. Can Roy find his father and what will he see on the planet? The answer to these and many other questions attract many viewers to the screen.

  • IMDb: 6.9

Woodstock: Three Days That Defined a Generation

Woodstock is one of the most famous music festivals ever and the biggest symbol of the hippy era. It was visited by over 500,000 people that celebrated music, love, and peace from August 15 to August 18, 1969. Three Days That Defined a Generation is a great chance to learn everything about this event.

  • IMDb: 7.6

The Art of Racing in the Rain

The main character of this kind and moving film is a golden retriever whose name is Enzo Ferrari. The dog of a racer watches the life of his owner, stays with him at the most difficult times, and proves that animals are our best friends.

  • IMDb: 7.5

What 2019 film would you recommend other people to watch? Share your recommendations in the comment section below.

Preview photo credit An Easy Girl / Les Films Velvet


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