Barack Obama Lists His Favorite Films and TV Shows of 2019

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Featuring Amazing Grace, Watchmen, Parasite, The Last Black Man in San Francisco and more.

Continuing a tradition that dates back to his presidency, Barack Obama has shared a list of his favorite big and small screen titles from 2019.

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Well-rounded as ever, Obama’s film selections range from the critically-acclaimed Aretha Franklin concert film, Amazing Grace, to Bong Joon-ho’s scathing capitalist critique/allegory, Parasite, to Martin Scorcese’s latest crime drama, The Irishman. On the TV side of his intake, the former president lists WatchmenUnbelievable and the second season of Fleabag as his top picks.

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Obama also shared his standout reads of the year, which included Susan Choi’s Trust Exercise, Jenny Odell’s How to Do Nothing: Resisting The Attention Economy, Shoshana Zuboff’s The Age of Surveillance Capitalism, and more.

Comb through both lists below.


Zo is a staff writer at Okayplayer where he covers music.

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