Toronto International Film Festival 2019: Special Presentations

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1. The Lighthouse (I) (2019)

R | 109 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

8.1
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82 Metascore

The hypnotic and hallucinatory tale of two lighthouse keepers on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s.

Director: Robert Eggers | Stars: Willem Dafoe, Robert Pattinson, Valeriia Karaman

Votes: 2,851

2. Parasite (2019)

R | 132 min | Comedy, Drama, Thriller

8.5
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95 Metascore

All unemployed, Ki-taek's family takes peculiar interest in the wealthy and glamorous Parks for their livelihood until they get entangled in an unexpected incident.

Director: Bong Joon Ho | Stars: Kang-ho Song, Yeo-jeong Jo, So-dam Park, Woo-sik Choi

Votes: 46,176

3. Jojo Rabbit (2019)

PG-13 | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, War

7.2
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54 Metascore

A young boy in Hitler's army finds out his mother is hiding a Jewish girl in their home.

Director: Taika Waititi | Stars: Roman Griffin Davis, Thomasin McKenzie, Scarlett Johansson, Taika Waititi

Votes: 1,722

4. The Laundromat (I) (2019)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.3
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58 Metascore

In this The Big Short (2015)-esque dramedy based on the Mossack Fonseca scandal, a cast of characters investigate an insurance fraud, chasing leads to a pair of a flamboyant Panama City law partners exploiting the world's financial system.

Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: Gary Oldman, Antonio Banderas, AJ Meijer, Arsenio Castellanos

Votes: 6,988

5. Judy (II) (2019)

PG-13 | 118 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.2
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66 Metascore

Legendary performer Judy Garland arrives in London in the winter of 1968 to perform a series of sold-out concerts.

Director: Rupert Goold | Stars: Renée Zellweger, Jessie Buckley, Finn Wittrock, Rufus Sewell

Votes: 4,519

6. Knives Out (2019)

PG-13 | 130 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.4
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84 Metascore

A detective investigates the death of a patriarch of an eccentric, combative family.

Director: Rian Johnson | Stars: Ana de Armas, Edi Patterson, Toni Collette, Chris Evans

Votes: 442

7. Motherless Brooklyn (2019)

R | 144 min | Crime, Drama

7.7
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62 Metascore

Set against the backdrop of 1950s New York, Motherless Brooklyn follows Lionel Essrog, a lonely private detective afflicted with Tourette's Syndrome, as he ventures to solve the murder of his mentor and only friend, Frank Minna.

Director: Edward Norton | Stars: Dallas Roberts, Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Fisher Stevens

Votes: 1,178

8. Marriage Story (2019)

R | 136 min | Comedy, Drama

8.1
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95 Metascore

Noah Baumbach's incisive and compassionate look at a marriage breaking up and a family staying together.

Director: Noah Baumbach | Stars: Merritt Wever, Scarlett Johansson, Adam Driver, Laura Dern

Votes: 1,155

9. Uncut Gems (2019)

R | 135 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.0
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90 Metascore

A charismatic New York City jeweler always on the lookout for the next big score, makes a series of high-stakes bets that could lead to the windfall of a lifetime. Howard must perform a precarious high-wire act, balancing business, family, and encroaching adversaries on all sides, in his relentless pursuit of the ultimate win.

Directors: Benny Safdie, Josh Safdie | Stars: Adam Sandler, Julia Fox, Kevin Garnett, The Weeknd

Votes: 741

10. Pain & Glory (2019)

R | 113 min | Drama

7.7
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88 Metascore

A film director reflects on the choices he's made in life as past and present come crashing down around him.

Director: Pedro Almodóvar | Stars: Antonio Banderas, Asier Etxeandia, Leonardo Sbaraglia, Nora Navas

Votes: 14,819

11. Dolemite Is My Name (2019)

R | 117 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

6.8
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78 Metascore

Eddie Murphy portrays real-life legend Rudy Ray Moore, a comedy and rap pioneer who proved naysayers wrong when his hilarious, obscene, kung-fu fighting alter ego, Dolemite, became a 1970s Blaxploitation phenomenon.

Director: Craig Brewer | Stars: Eddie Murphy, Keegan-Michael Key, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Wesley Snipes

Votes: 466

12. Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019)

119 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.3
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93 Metascore

On an isolated island in Brittany at the end of the eighteenth century, a female painter is obliged to paint a wedding portrait of a young woman.

Director: Céline Sciamma | Stars: Noémie Merlant, Adèle Haenel, Luàna Bajrami, Valeria Golino

Votes: 2,178

13. Weathering with You (2019)

111 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy

7.8
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A high-school boy who has run away to Tokyo befriends a girl who appears to be able to manipulate the weather.

Director: Makoto Shinkai | Stars: Kotaro Daigo, Nana Mori, Kentaro Araki, Chieko Baishô

Votes: 3,449

14. The Report (I) (2019)

R | 119 min | Drama, Thriller

7.0
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79 Metascore

Idealistic Senate staffer Daniel J. Jones, tasked by his boss to lead an investigation into the CIA's post 9/11 Detention and Interrogation Program, uncovers shocking secrets.

Director: Scott Z. Burns | Stars: Adam Driver, Annette Bening, Jon Hamm, Ted Levine

Votes: 670

15. Honey Boy (2019)

R | 93 min | Drama

6.6
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65 Metascore

A young actor's stormy childhood and early adult years as he struggles to reconcile with his father and deal with his mental health.

Director: Alma Har'el | Stars: Shia LaBeouf, Lucas Hedges, Noah Jupe, Byron Bowers

Votes: 641

16. The Personal History of David Copperfield (2019)

119 min | Comedy, Drama

5.9
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74 Metascore

Based on the novel by Charles Dickens.

Director: Armando Iannucci | Stars: Ben Whishaw, Dev Patel, Tilda Swinton, Hugh Laurie

Votes: 258

17. The Painted Bird (2019)

169 min | Drama, War

7.2
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75 Metascore

A young Jewish boy somewhere in Eastern Europe seeks refuge during World War II where he encounters many different characters.

Director: Václav Marhoul | Stars: Stellan Skarsgård, Harvey Keitel, Barry Pepper, Udo Kier

Votes: 454

18. Bad Education (2019)

103 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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77 Metascore

The unfolding of the single largest public school embezzlement scandal in history.

Director: Cory Finley | Stars: Hugh Jackman, Allison Janney, Annaleigh Ashford, Alex Wolff

Votes: 203

19. The Two Popes (2019)

PG-13 | 125 min | Drama

7.6
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83 Metascore

Behind Vatican walls, the conservative Pope Benedict and the liberal future Pope Francis must find common ground to forge a new path for the Catholic Church.

Director: Fernando Meirelles | Stars: Jonathan Pryce, Anthony Hopkins, Juan Minujín, Sidney Cole

Votes: 260

20. The Friend (I) (2019)

124 min | Drama

7.3
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44 Metascore

After learning that his terminally ill wife has six months to live, a man welcomes the support of his best friend who moves into their home to help out. His impact on the whole family is much greater than anyone could have imagined.

Director: Gabriela Cowperthwaite | Stars: Dakota Johnson, Casey Affleck, Jason Segel, Gwendoline Christie

Votes: 125

21. While at War (2019)

107 min | Drama, History, War

7.5
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55 Metascore

Writer Miguel de Unamuno faces himself and his ideals after the 1936's military coup d'etat.

Director: Alejandro Amenábar | Stars: Karra Elejalde, Eduard Fernández, Santi Prego, Nathalie Poza

Votes: 1,155

22. Endings, Beginnings (2019)

110 min | Drama

6.3
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44 Metascore

A 30-something woman navigating through love and heartbreak over the course of one year. During that time, she will unlock the secrets to her life in a sudden turn of events and in the most surprising of places.

Director: Drake Doremus | Stars: Shailene Woodley, Jamie Dornan, Sebastian Stan, Matthew Gray Gubler

Votes: 95

23. How to Build a Girl (2019)

102 min | Comedy

7.1
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71 Metascore

The novel charts the journey of teenager Johanna Morrigan, who reinvents herself as Dolly Wilde: fast-talking, lady sex-adventurer, moves to London, and gets a job as music critic in the ... See full summary »

Director: Coky Giedroyc | Stars: Jameela Jamil, Emma Thompson, Lucy Punch, Beanie Feldstein

Votes: 40

24. La belle époque (2019)

115 min | Comedy, Drama

8.0
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A couple in crisis. He, disillusioned, sees his life upset the day an entrepreneur offers him to plunge back into the time of his choice.

Director: Nicolas Bedos | Stars: Daniel Auteuil, Guillaume Canet, Doria Tillier, Fanny Ardant

Votes: 333

25. Greed (I) (2019)

100 min | Comedy, Drama

6.6
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60 Metascore

Satire about the world of the super-rich.

Director: Michael Winterbottom | Stars: Isla Fisher, Asa Butterfield, Steve Coogan, Shirley Henderson

Votes: 90

26. Heroic Losers (2019)

116 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

7.9
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Based on the book from Eduardo Sacheri "The Night of the Heroic Losers" (Alfaguara Novel Prize 2016). In a far-flung town in the province of Buenos Aires, many things are about to die out. ... See full summary »

Director: Sebastián Borensztein | Stars: Ricardo Darín, Luis Brandoni, Chino Darín, Verónica Llinás

Votes: 1,093

27. Ema (2019)

102 min | Drama

6.8
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72 Metascore

A couple deals with the aftermath of an adoption that goes awry as their household falls apart.

Director: Pablo Larraín | Stars: Santiago Cabrera, Mariana Di Girolamo, Josefina Fiebelkorn, Giannina Fruttero

Votes: 464

28. Frankie (I) (2019)

PG-13 | 98 min | Drama

5.6
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56 Metascore

Three generations grappling with a life-changing experience during one day of a vacation in Sintra, Portugal, a historic town known for its dense gardens and fairy-tale villas and palaces.

Director: Ira Sachs | Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Sennia Nanua, Ariyon Bakare, Vinette Robinson

Votes: 257

29. I Am Woman (2019)

116 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.4
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The story of 1970s musician and activist Helen Reddy.

Director: Unjoo Moon | Stars: Evan Peters, Danielle Macdonald, Tilda Cobham-Hervey, Matty Cardarople

Votes: 47

30. The Other Lamb (2019)

97 min | Drama, Horror

6.1
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A girl was born into an all-female cult led by a man in their compound begins to question his teachings and her own reality.

Director: Malgorzata Szumowska | Stars: Michiel Huisman, Raffey Cassidy, Denise Gough, Kelly Campbell

Votes: 91

31. The Domain (2019)

166 min | Drama

6.9
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The chronicle of a Portuguese family that owns one of the largest estates in Europe, on the south bank of the River Tagus.

Director: Tiago Guedes | Stars: Albano Jerónimo, Sandra Faleiro, Miguel Borges, Ana Vilela da Costa

Votes: 340

32. Guest of Honour (2019)

105 min | Drama

5.5
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53 Metascore

Veronica wants to remain in jail for a sexual assault she knows she's been wrongfully indicted for. She and her father, Jim, find themselves acting out of the bounds of good behavior as the past haunts them.

Director: Atom Egoyan | Stars: Laysla De Oliveira, David Thewlis, Luke Wilson, Rossif Sutherland

Votes: 181

33. Military Wives (2019)

110 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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60 Metascore

With their partners away serving in Afghanistan, a group of women on the home front form a choir and quickly find themselves at the center of a media sensation and global movement.

Director: Peter Cattaneo | Stars: Teresa Mahoney, Kristin Scott Thomas, Sharon Horgan, Jason Flemyng

Votes: 32

34. Hope Gap (2019)

100 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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53 Metascore

A couple's visit with their son takes a dramatic turn when the father tells him he plans on leaving his mother.

Director: William Nicholson | Stars: Bill Nighy, Annette Bening, Josh O'Connor, Aiysha Hart

Votes: 69

35. Saturday Fiction (2019)

126 min | Drama, History

5.7
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51 Metascore

Yu Jin is working undercover gathering intelligence for the Allies.

Director: Ye Lou | Stars: Li Gong, Mark Chao, Pascal Greggory, Xiangli Huang

Votes: 123

36. Jìyuántái qihào (2019)

125 min | Animation

5.2
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70 Metascore

An English literature student living in 1960s Hong Kong finds himself caught in a love triangle with the woman he is tutoring and her mother.

Director: Yonfan | Stars: Sylvia Chang, Wei Zhao

Votes: 131

37. Pelican Blood (2019)

121 min | Drama

6.2
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A woman who trains police horses adopts her second child, a severely traumatised 5-year-old girl. When the girl shows violent and anti-social behaviour, her new mother becomes determined to help her.

Director: Katrin Gebbe | Stars: Nina Hoss, Murathan Muslu, Yana Marinova, Daniela Holtz

Votes: 96

38. Coming Home Again (2019)

86 min | Drama

6.5
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A Korean American man takes care of his sick mother as she teaches him her traditional recipes.

Director: Wayne Wang | Stars: Justin Chon, Jackie Chung, Christina July Kim, Leesa Kim

Votes: 20




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