Monday, January 6, 2020

My Favorite Movie Moments of 2019

by Patrick Bromley
My annual list of scenes, beats, and moments from the last year!

  • Black Panther comes through the gate, Avengers: Endgame
  • "Crocodile Rock," Rocketman
  • The double date, Always Be My Maybe
  • Paige wins the title, Fighting With My Family
  • Motorball race, Alita: Battle Angel
  • What's in the basement, Parasite
  • Any Willem Dafoe speech in The Lighthouse
  • "Heaven," Her Smell
  • Knife fight, John Wick Chapter 3: Parabellum
  • The Jennifer Carpenter sequence of Dragged Across Concrete
  • Forky throws himself away, Toy Story 4
  • Under the water, Booksmart
  • The fight, Marriage Story
  • May Queen, Midsommar
  • Night class, The Art of Self Defense
  • Time runs out, Ready or Not
  • Skateboarding, The Last Black Man in San Francisco
  • "I have to go wake it up," Doctor Sleep
  • Cliff and Rick watch TV together, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
  • Jake the Snake and Mick Foley show up, The Peanut Butter Falcon
  • Richie finishes carving, It: Chapter 2
  • Night monkey, Spider-Man: Far From Home
  • Monkeys!! Ad Astra
  • "It Must Have Been Love," Long Shot
  • The car wash, Point Blank
  • Most of Kristen Stewart's scenes, Charlie's Angels
  • Margot Robbie makes a phone call, Bombshell
  • The boys come back, Atlantics
  • The duet, The Perfection
  • Jerry O'Connell in Satanic Panic
  • Sheri Moon Zombie's "Wild One" prison walk in 3 From Hell
  • The Christmas lights scene in Child's Play
  • The last shot of Wounds
  • The last shot of The Irishman
  • Jessica's song, Parasite
  • Spahn Ranch, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
  • Rose the Hat leaves her body, Doctor Sleep
  • The magnet sequence, 6 Underground
  • The Tyler family is attacked, Us
  • "Just a Girl," Captain Marvel
  • Destiny and Ramona sample the drugs, Hustlers
  • Filming the sex scene, Dolemite is My Name
  • The donut speech, Knives Out


  1. I probably think about the Knives Out donut analogy twice a day. I never knew how much I needed a Kentucky Fried Craig.

  2. Excellent choices! Apart from a lot of the same, my list would also include Cap wielding you-know-what in Endgame, the water story in Fyre, the motorcycle chase in Gemini Man, and Far from Home's post-credits scene.

  3. I love this annual list. Cause every time I get to something like - Parasite: What's in the basement or Ad Astra: Monekys; U can't help giggling with joy at the memory.

  4. This list definitely makes me want to revisit so many movies (and see others for the first time). Awesome memories and moments, captured succinctly! Thanks Patrick!

  5. Two of my favorite things in movies this year:
    Damian Lewis as Steve McQueen

    Jim Norton as Don Rickles

  6. Can't believe I forgot the pyramid in ONE CUT OF THE DEAD.