Things We Saw Today: Barack Obama Shares His Favorite Movies of 2019
Still no love for Dark Phoenix I guess.
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:
Next up are my favorite movies and TV shows of 2019. Of course, there’s also American Factory, a film from our own production company, Higher Ground, that was recently shortlisted for an Oscar. Here’s the full list: pic.twitter.com/PEcgwotcxm
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) December 29, 2019
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:
— olivia wilde (@oliviawilde) December 29, 2019
And of course, folks have opinions:
Probably hasn't had time to watch Cats yet. https://t.co/W3hu6hy6z6
— Nicola Brady (@Nicola_Brady) December 29, 2019
Little Women is one of Obama's favorite movies and I don't want to hear anymore about how it is a movie "just for women." https://t.co/g4NuyMQ2QU
— Rainesford Stauffer (@Rainesford) December 29, 2019
— Buzz Jackson (@BuzzJackson) December 29, 2019
Obama has great taste but Ford v Ferrari shows you can't take the Dad out of the Dad https://t.co/Zy8rNIbDJ8
— Anne Helen Petersen (@annehelen) December 29, 2019
President Barack Obama must have also loved Fleabag: Season 1 when Phoebe Waller-Bridge masturbated to his speech. This is the unexpected content that we needed in 2019. pic.twitter.com/XnMHZji7Lz
— Eugene Gu, MD (@eugenegu) December 29, 2019
When Barack Obama’s favorite movies of the year list drops…. pic.twitter.com/X4eOKL530W
— Courtney Howard (@Lulamaybelle) December 28, 2019
Did your faves make Obama’s list?
(via Twitter, image: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
- RIP Twitch streamer and professional League Of Legends player Maria “Remilia” Creveling, who passed away at just 24. (via Kotaku)
- See if your picks made it into this list of the best film scenes of 2019. (via AVClub)
- Aladdin proposed to Jasmine during a Leicester, England stage performance of the musical:
- Olympic gymnast and certified badass Simone Biles is named Female Athlete of the Year. (via AP)
- What is life like as a non-Star Wars fan? (via Nerdist)
- Happy Sunday to everyone, but most of all to Sporty Jesus:
— De Montfort Hall (@demontforthall) December 27, 2019
— Alice Dreger (@AliceDreger) December 27, 2019
What are you up to today, Mary Suevians?
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