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Barack Obama Lists His Favourite Films And TV Shows Of 2019

Former United States President Barack Obama has released his annual year-end favourite lists which features his favourite books, music playlist and films from 2019.


On Sunday, Obama shared a list of his favourite films and TV shows of 2019 on his Facebook page:

“This year’s list includes everything from explorations of class dynamics and relationships, to an inspired reboot of a classic graphic novel, to a portal back to one of the most special places in history — an Aretha Franklin concert.”

Also featured on the list is “American Factory” a Netflix film from Barack and Michelle Obama’s production company, Higher Ground, that was recently shortlisted for an Oscar.

Obama’s Favourite Films and TV Shows of 2019


  • American Factory
  • Amazing Grace
  • Apollo 11
  • Ash Is Purest White
  • Atlantics
  • Birds of Passage
  • Booksmart
  • Diane
  • The Farewell
  • Ford v Ferrari
  • The Irishman
  • Just Mercy
  • The Last Black Man in San Francisco
  • Little Women
  • Marriage Story
  • Parasite
  • The Souvenir
  • Transit

TV Shows

Although there are only three TV shows on Obama’s list, however, says he considers them just as powerful as the films.

  • Fleabag: Season 2
  • Unbelievable
  • Watchmen
 Obama first began releasing annual lists of his favourite cultural works in 2015, beginning with books. They were reportedly intended to highlight works from both high profile and lesser-known creators.
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