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Jay Bobbin's Exit to The Movies: 10 Best Movies of 2019

10 Best Movies of 2019

The 10 Best Movies of 2019 by Jay Bobbin

It’s time for that annual ritual, picking the best movies of the past year. Here we go -- in alphabetical order:

“A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood”: Tom Hanks, every bit as effective as you expect him to be as Mister Rogers.

“Captain Marvel”: A first-rate affirmation that in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, women also can have their day.

“Downton Abbey”: Just what a movie sequel to a TV series should be for its fans, more of what they want.

“Ford v Ferrari”: A tremendously effective retelling of the legendary auto-racing rivalry.

“The Irishman”: De Niro, Pacino. Pesci. Scorsese. What more could you need?

“John Wick 3: Parabellum”: For action fans, Keanu Reeves puts the pedal to – and through -- the metal here.

“Mike Wallace Is Here”: A simply terrific biography of the much-feared “60 Minutes” staple.

“Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood”: Quentin Tarantino’s vivid recollection of show business in the late 1960s, and related tragedies.

“Rocketman”: The dazzling Elton John biography, with a truly great performance by Taron Egerton.

“Toy Story 4”: For anyone who thinks sequels make a series weaker, here’s an enormous argument against that.

And there you go, my favorites of the past year – and here’s to another good one of movie-watching. Happy New Year!