- Former President Barack Obama continued his year-end tradition by tweeting out his favorite movies of 2019.
- The list included 21 movies and select television shows that Obama “considered as powerful as movies.”
- Some have become household names as the year’s biggest smash-hits, and some were lesser-known features.
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Former President Barack Obama tweeted out a list of his favorite movies and select television shows from 2019.
The annual list included 21 of the president’s top recommendations, which spanned historical dramas, teenaged comedy, and documentaries. The movies and television shows covered just as broad of a range of topics as the book recommendations he posted on day earlier.
Check out the full list.
First was a film from Obama’s own production company, Higher Ground, which was launched in Spring 2018 and announced earlier this year that it was developing seven movies with Netflix.
This documentary captures the January 1972 live recording of Aretha Franklin’s album of the same name, which she sung accompanied by a gospel choir at The New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Watts, Los Angeles.
This documentary presents an inside look at the July 1969 Apollo 11 mission to land an American craft on the moon, featuring archive footage of figures like commander Neil Armstrong and pilots Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins.
“Ash is Purest White”
This dramatic tale of crime and romance features a “story of violent love” over the course of a 16-year period, according to IMDB.
This supernatural drama centers on a suburb of Dakar, where workers flee the grinding construction of a futuristic tower for a better future, with some finding love along the way.
“Birds of Passage”
Amid the explosion of drug trafficking in Colombia, an indigenous family enters the tragic war for more control of the trade in this thriller.
Two studious but sheltered high school students decide to let loose on the eve of their graduation day in this coming-of-age tale.
The character who shares her name with the movie’s title “fills her days helping others and desperately attempting to bond with her drug-addicted son” in this drama, according to IMDB.
This lighthearted drama follows a Chinese family who discovers that their matriarch has only a short while left to live, and some relatives’ struggle to keep their grandmother in the dark as they gather for a wedding before her expected death.
Season 2 of “Fleabag”
In the second installment of this smash-hit British series adapted from an award-winning play, a jaded Londoner deals with family drama and a forbidden crush.
“Ford v Ferrari”
This historical drama presents the struggle to build a revolutionary Ford race car that would race a Ferrari at the 1996 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Robert De Niro stars as Frank “The Irishman” Sheeran, a truck driver turned hitman in this retrospective on the Bufalino crime family in the 1950s.
This biographical drama follows civil rights defense attorney and activist Bryan Stevenson’s efforts to free a wrongly condemned death row prisoner, a poor black man in Alabama.
“The Last Black Man in San Francisco”
A man is joined by his best friend in his dream of reclaiming his grandfather’s Victorian home that stands in the heart of San Francisco in this drama that captures family and loss.
This is the latest interpretation of the classic tale that follows four sisters and their coming of age in a modest home in the aftermath of the Civil War.
This drama follows a stage director and an actor, played by Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver, through a miserable divorce.
This dark comedy explores themes of class and greed in a thrilling story.
This romantic drama follows a young film student’s turbulent relationship with an older, complicated, and untrustworthy man.
This thriller follows a man attempting to escape Nazi-occupied France who “falls in love with the wife of a dead author whose identity he has assumed,” according to IMDB.
This Netflix series builds on true events to follow a young girl who is accused of lying about rape, and the detectives that trace the case’s close similarities to another attack.
The smash-hit HBO series offers a new interpretation on the legendary DC comic, with Regina King as a cop up against racists and vigilantes.