(The films on this ten list have been selected from those that have opened in New York City theaters during the year and are in order of preference.)
3. Portrait of a Lady on Fire
4. By the Grace of God
6. Pain and Glory
7. Ash is Purest White
10. The Farewell
Other outstanding films of 2019 listed in no particular order include:
Parasite; Harriet; Marriage Story; Judy; Working Woman; Late Night; The Man Who Killed Don Quixote; Booksmart; Photograph; Shooting the Mafia; The Two Popes; Tolkien; Jirga; I Do Not Care If We Go Down in History as Barbarians; Rosie; Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood; Britt-Marie Was Here; Feast of the Seven Fishes; Loro; Promise at Dawn; Motherless Brooklyn; Young Ahmed; 1917; Bombshell; Be Natural—The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blache; The Spy Behind Home Plate; Toni Morrison—The Pieces I Am; Rolling Thunder Review: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese; Fiddler—A Miracle of Miracles; Where’s My Roy Cohn?; Heading Home—The Tale of Team Israel; Linda Ronstadt--The Sound of My Voice; Varda by Agnès; This Changes Everything; Three Peaks; Official Secrets; A Hidden Life; Knives Out; Ford v Ferrari; Downton Abbey, The Report, Just Mercy, One Child Nation, Les Misérables and The Lighthouse.