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Things We Saw Today: Barack Obama Shares His Favorite Movies of 2019

Still no love for Dark Phoenix I guess.

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Former president Barack Obama took to Twitter today to share his picks for the best films of 2019. Obama had previously shared his favorite books of the year, but it was his movie and TV picks that got Film Twitter all riled up. Let’s take a look:

There are plenty of respectable picks on the list, including TMS faves like Booksmart, Little Women, Watchmen, and Fleabag season 2. Many took to social media to comment on the president’s picks, with delightful results, like Booksmart director Olivia Wilde’s response:

And of course, folks have opinions:

Did your faves make Obama’s list?

(via Twitter, image: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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