2019 Rewind

At the conclusion of every year, we hit rewind and look back at the best movies, TV shows, performances, moments, and much more in a series of essays and lists published in late December. This is the archive for the 2019 Rewind.

Here are some highlights:

Browse the full 2019 Rewind below

Critic’s Picks: The Best Films of 2019

Our chief critic watched nearly 300 new releases in 2019, and these are his picks for the 19 best. Read More

Black Storytelling in 2019

2019 was defined by the debate over Black storytelling and what it means to portray Black lives on screen. Read More

The Best Movie Scores of 2019

Check out the cream of 2019's film music talent... Read More

The Best Animated Series of 2019

2019 was not only one of the best years of quality animated series, but it foreshadowed what the next decade… Read More

The 50 Best Movies of 2019

There were more than 900 movies released in theaters in 2019. Even more went directly to streaming platforms. These are… Read More

The 50 Best Shots of 2019

The team behind One Perfect Shot presents a list of our favorite shots from the last year as 2019 comes… Read More

The Year We Lived in Someone Else’s House

From 'Parasite' to 'Jojo Rabbit', why was squatting a recurring theme in the films of 2019? Read More

The Box Office Hits and Misses of 2019

We look at the box office successes and failures of 2019 and go deep on the state of original movies,… Read More

Scene of the Year: Arya and The Night King

The Shared Experience may be something we're losing, as a culture, but 'Game of Thrones' gave us one last big… Read More