Obama My Fave Movies of 2019 … More Indies, Kinda Light on Netflix
12/29/2019 10:51 AM PT
Barack Obama just announced his favorite movies of the year, and it looks like he’s a mild fan of the studio he and his wife have partnered with to make cinematic magic.
The former Prez released a list of his top movies of 2019, and they include a ton of indie flicks … most of which were not produced or distributed by Netflix. That’s not to say the company was excluded completely — four of their movies made it in, including his own.
Of the Netflix titles that were mentioned … “Marriage Story,” “The Irishman,” “Atlantics” and the mister and missus’s High Ground Productions documentary, “American Factory.”
It’s one of the first projects Barack and Michelle have produced under their recently announced multi-year deal with Netflix, and it’s already gotten tons of praise. The doc’s about a shuttered GM plant in Ohio that gets resurrected by a Chinese company, which integrates their own factory workers with Americans in what proves to be a culture clash.
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 @BarackObama
Interestingly, there’s more independent movies released under different studios Obama seems to have liked more this year … like “The Farewell,” “The Souvenir,” “Ford v Ferrari,” “Just Mercy,” “‘Little Women,” “The Last Black Man in San Francisco,” “Birds of Passage” and others.
He also released some TV shows he was into, and Netflix made the cut there as well with “Unbelievable.” From a bird’s-eye view, it looks like 44’s got pretty sophisticated taste.
Makes ya wonder what DT’s watching these days … 🤔