2019 Peeple’s Poll Movies – Year in Review

2019 - Peeple's Poll result count graph

The Peeple have spoken! Avengers: Endgame was the highest rated movie of the year — by far.

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Below is a breakdown of the Peeple’s Poll results for the top 30 movies in 2019. Not only did Peeple give Avengers: Endgame the highest rating of the year, they did so by a huge margin. Endgame scored 4.5 points higher than Ford v Ferrari. By comparison, you have to go 18 movies down the list to find a gap of 4.5 points below #FvF.

Peeple’s Poll top 30 movies of 2019

TitleBefore MovieAfter MovieDifference
Avengers: Endgame90.192.22.1
Ford v Ferrari77.487.710.2
A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood79.387.58.2
Spider-Man: Far from Home80.087.27.2
Downton Abbey79.686.97.3
Toy Story 481.986.34.4
Little Women77.386.08.7
Knives Out77.085.68.6
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World80.285.55.3
The Best of Enemies71.685.213.7
They Shall Not Grow Old80.385.04.7
Jojo Rabbit76.784.98.2
The Upside74.584.810.2
Captain Marvel78.984.65.7
On the Basis of Sex74.984.29.3
The Peanut Butter Falcon73.084.111.0
A Dog’s Journey69.483.614.2
Brittany Runs a Marathon73.783.19.4
Hotel Mumbai74.382.68.2
Dark Waters74.182.58.5
John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum79.082.53.5
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker76.482.46.0
Richard Jewell71.882.010.2

As you would expect, the breakdown of the post-movie rating for movies forms a nice-looking bell curve.

2019 - Peeple's Poll result count graph

The average beforemovie vote is 70.4 and aftermovie is 75.8.

Here’s a few interesting data points from the Peeple’s Poll.

  • Uswritten and directed by Jordan Peele, had the misfortune of being the highest rated movie that didn’t meet expectations. It got a respectable 79.6 post-movie rating, but the expectation before the movie was 81.5 — a difference of -1.9. I think Jordan Peele should take it as a compliment that people have such high expectations for his movies.
  • The Beach Bumstarring Matthew McConaughey, is the lowest rated movie in 2019. Not only did it have a horrible expectation of only 57.4, but it even failed to meet that by getting a 49.0 post-movie vote — down 8.4 from expectations.
  • Captain Marvel had a very respectable 78.9 before-movie vote and a 84.6 after-movie vote (+5.7). That’s not particularly noteworthy, unless you look at Captain Marvel’s score at IMDb.com (6.9) and RottenTomatoes.com’s  user score (49%). What’s up with that?

Do Peeple who use the RunPee app just like Marvel movies more that average? Probably not. There was a concerted effort by a few men’s groups to suppress the audience score at both sites because Brie Larson (who plays Captain Marvel) is outspoken about women’s rights. It’s impractical to rig the scoring in the Peeple’s Poll because a user can only vote once, and they must spend a Peecoin just to vote. So there’s a barrier to submitting a vote. That’s by design, because I’d rather have quality votes rather than quantity.

  • It’s not just about how good a movie is, but sometimes how much better a movie is than expected. If you really wanted to be surprised by a movie this year, then I hope you saw Run the RaceIt scored a whopping 14.9 points above expectation.

With that in mind, here’s a breakdown of the movies that beat expectation by double-digits this past year.

TitleBefore MovieAfter MovieDifference
Run the Race63.077.914.9
A Dog’s Journey69.483.614.2
The Best of Enemies71.685.213.7
The Art of Racing in the Rain69.181.412.3
The Aeronauts67.679.612.0
Dora and the Lost City of Gold63.774.811.1
The Peanut Butter Falcon73.084.111.0
Playmobil: The Movie59.470.010.6
Richard Jewell71.882.010.2
Ford v Ferrari77.487.710.2
The Upside74.584.810.2
Note: Yes, I know that 9.9 is less than 10, but I loved Yesterday and wanted to include it since it was almost there.

All things considered, it’s hard to overlook just how excellent Ford vs Ferrari was. Overall it was the second highest rated movie, going by post-movie vote, but also scored 10.2 points better than expectation.

That said, Avengers: Endgame had an expectation vote that was higher  — by far — than any other movie had post-movie vote. It’s kind of hard to improve on such grand expectations, yet it did.

Of course, a lot of movies didn’t meet expectations. Here’s the complete list:

Pet Sematary68.367.8-0.5
A Madea Family Funeral66.866.1-0.7
Ad Astra72.867.5-5.3
The Lighthouse70.664.0-6.6
The Dead Don’t Die68.261.3-6.9
The Beach Bum57.449.0-8.4
Black Christmas61.653.0-8.6
Uncut Gems75.365.9-9.4
Bethany Hamilton: Unstoppable76.062.0-14.0

Thanks to everyone who voted in the Peeple’s Poll this year. And please let me know if you can think of ways to improve our voting system. We read every email and comment our fans send us.

What are your favorite and worst films of 2019? Comment below!

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1 thought on “2019 Peeple’s Poll Movies – Year in Review”

  1. Christene Johnson Author

    Love what you did here!! This was a great idea, or was it? What this ingenious article showed me was I, Runpee Sis saw one movie this year on the great list. As I scroll through the worst movie list, I noticed something. That list looks like my movie schedule for the year. We’re gonna need to talk.

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