Our film critic shares his top 13 films of the year

These are our film critic Ben Jolley's top 13 films of the year.

These are our film critic Ben Jolley's top 13 films of the year. - Credit: Archant

It’s been another great year in the world of cinema – from blockbuster epics and eye-popping animations to heart-wrenching biopics and horror classics in the making, there really has been something for everyone in 2019.

An innovative subversion of the horror genre, Us is another inventive and unnerving Jordan Peele mas

An innovative subversion of the horror genre, Us is another inventive and unnerving Jordan Peele masterpiece. Picture: LIGHT CINEMA WISBECH. - Credit: Archant

Having spent most of his weekday evenings at the cinema in 2019, here's our film critic Ben Jolley's rundown of the top 13 movies of the year.

1. Us - Jordan Peele's second inventive and unnerving masterpiece

Full of unexpected twists and turns, Knives Out is a brilliantly witty, stylishly-filmed and extreme

Full of unexpected twists and turns, Knives Out is a brilliantly witty, stylishly-filmed and extremely funny murder mystery. Picture: LIGHT CINEMA WISBECH - Credit: Archant

2. Knives Out - a brilliantly witty, stylishly-filmed and extremely funny murder mystery

Those expecting a straight forward feel-good sing-along musical from Elton John biopic Rocketman sho

Those expecting a straight forward feel-good sing-along musical from Elton John biopic Rocketman should strap in - because it's actually a hedonistic rollercoaster that acts as a warning of the darker side of fame. - Credit: Archant

3. Rocketman - hedonistic rollercoaster of popstar Elton John's life


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4. Hustlers - an empowering feminist movie where the women take charge

Hustlers is an empowering feminist movie where the women take charge.

Hustlers is an empowering feminist movie where the women take charge. - Credit: Archant

5. Avengers: Endgame - everything a superhero blockbuster should be

Avengers Endgame

Avengers Endgame - Credit: Archant

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6. Star Wars: Rise of the Skywalker - a fitting finale to the saga

7. IT Chapter 2 - Bill Skarsgård's blood-thirsty Pennywise the Clown returns in terrifying thriller

Full of epic lightsaber battles and eye-popping cinematography, The Rise of the Skywalker is a thril

Full of epic lightsaber battles and eye-popping cinematography, The Rise of the Skywalker is a thrilling finale to the Star Wars saga. Picture: LIGHT CINEMA WISBECH - Credit: Archant

8. Joker - a brutal and frighteningly real reflection of our divided world

Bill Skarsgård’s blood-thirsty Pennywise the Clown returns in terrifying thriller IT Chapter 2

Bill Skarsgård’s blood-thirsty Pennywise the Clown returns in terrifying thriller IT Chapter 2 - Credit: Archant

9. Frozen 2 - a visually stunning musical adventure full of memorable songs

10. Ready Or Not - tongue in cheek gorefest

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Joaquin Phoenix delivers a career-best performance in Joker - a brutal and frighteningly real reflection of our divided world. Picture: LIGHT CINEMA WISBECH - Credit: Archant

11. Fighting With My Family - an inspiring true story about never giving up

Tounge-in-cheek gorefest Ready Or Not is a thrilling ride

Tounge-in-cheek gorefest Ready Or Not is a thrilling ride - Credit: Archant

12. Good Boys - an outrageously rude comedy that's full of laugh out loud moments

13. Abominable - another eye-popping animated adventure from DreamWorks

Fighting With My Family is an inspiring true story about never giving up

Fighting With My Family is an inspiring true story about never giving up - Credit: Archant

Abominable is another eye-popping animated adventure from DreamWorks

Abominable is another eye-popping animated adventure from DreamWorks - Credit: Archant

Good Boys is an outrageously funny comedy that's full of laugh out loud moments

Good Boys is an outrageously funny comedy that's full of laugh out loud moments - Credit: Archant

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