BY Ayushi Agarwal
2019 has been a fantastic year for the Hollywood film industry. A lot of movies gave the audience an absolute cinematic pleasure and some even crossed 1 billion mark in the global market.
Here are top 10 films which gained worldwide recognition:
10. Us: €157347155.70
Release date: 22 March
Us is a suspense thriller film, where a family of four finds themselves in a rather horrifying situation where they’ve to fight 4 masked strangers in order to survive. The family is shocked to know that masked strangers are none other than their own lookalikes.
9. It: Chapter 2: €190241566.96
Release date: 6 September
Stephen King’s It: Chapter 2 is a sequel to It. This is a horror film which continues with the first part where the clown, Pennywise is defeated by a group of 5 children from Derry but he returns after 27 years to haunt them once again and the group reunites in order to defeat the clown and resume their normal lives.
8. Joker: €299027692.08
Release date: 4 October
Joker is a DC movie which showed the origin story of one of the most ruthless villain in DC universe. Arthur Fleck aka Joker was played by Joaquin Phoenix who gained a lot of positive reviews for his outstanding acting. The film is quite dark and set in ‘80s era of America. This film brilliantly showcased how a life of a simple man can turn upside down, making him start an entire revolution eventually becoming the most fearsome villain.
7. Frozen II: €310727270.16
Release date: 22 November
It is a second part of animated film Frozen. A magical story of two sisters, Anna & Elsa who are completely opposite of each other. Elsa is the snow queen who is miffed with her kingdom leaves Arendelle after listening a mysterious voice & travels to enchanted forests, Anna takes on the quest with her friends to find her sister which will be full of obstacles.
6. Aladdin: €301698271.07
Release date: 24 May
It is a real life remake of Disney’s Aladdin. A journey of a road side urchin, Aladdin who finds magic lamp which has a genie who grants 3 wishes. Aladdin falls in love with Princess Jasmine. With everything on his side, Aladdin has to stop an evil sorcerer Jafar from succeeding in his cunning plans.
5. Spider-Man: Far From Home: €351123882.83
Release date: 2 July
It is sequel to Spider-Man: Homecoming. Peter Parker played by Tom Holland is devastated by the death of Iron Man aka Tony Stark. He goes to Europe on a school trip where Nick Fury comes and recruits him for a mission to save earth. He, along with Mysterio played by Jake Gyllenhal saves the earth only to find out later that Mysterio is not as good as he thinks.
4. Captain Marvel: €383758866.78
Release date: 8 March
Captain Marvel is a Marvel comic character who is the most powerful in Marvel universe. Played by Brie Larson, this film show the origin story of Carol Danvers aka Captain Marvel. She lives in another universe and is an extraterrestrial Kree warrior who is caught up in the battle between her people & Skrulls. Initially, she is unaware of her powers but with the help of Nick Fury, she soon discovers it becoming the most powerful superhero.
3. Toy Story 4: €390239666.65
Release date: 21 June
The 4th part of a very popular animated film franchise, Toy Story. A very fascinating film where toys come alive when no human beings are looking. In this film, Woody, Buzz Light year & the rest of the toy gang members embark on a new journey where they make a new friend Forky. Woody also meets his long lost friend Bo Peep and realises that they both have different opinions on what they want from life as toys.
2. The Lion King: €488780071.72
Release date: 19 July
Disney’s another real life remake of children’s favourite classic, The Lion King. Mufasa, the leader of his pride of lions and the king of the jungle becomes a father to little cub, Simba who is next in line to become the king. Simba also idolises his father but becomes an exile when his uncle, Scar kills Mufasa for his greed to reign the kingdom. However, Simba finds two unusual friends Timon & Pumba who helps him in his journey of becoming the king of the jungle and fulfilling his father’s dream.
1. Avengers: Endgame: €771755438.94
Release date: 26 April
In Avengers: Infinity War, Thanos destroys half of the universe with the help of infinity stones. The Avengers reunites once again in Endgame to undo Thanos’ havoc & restores the balance. But in order to do this, they made eternal sacrifices. This film is full of emotions and a must watch for all the superhero films fanatics. For more bites, Filmi Files will keep you updated.