Best of October 2019: Top Albums, Games, Movies & TV

  • Publish Date: October 31, 2019
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Highest-scoring albums this month

Includes albums with 7 or more reviews from critics. Reissues, live albums, EPs, and compilations are excluded. All scores on this page are from the afternoon of October 31, 2019.

Album/Artist Score Buy Album Stream Album
by Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds
97Amazon iTunesSpotify
2All Mirrors
by Angel Olsen
89Amazon iTunesSpotify
3War Music
by Refused
88Amazon iTunesSpotify
4Two Hands
by Big Thief
86Amazon iTunesSpotify
5Giants of All Sizes
by Elbow
84Amazon iTunesSpotify
by Danny Brown
83Amazon iTunesSpotify
7Cheap Queen
by King Princess
82Amazon iTunesSpotify
by Caroline Polachek
82Amazon iTunesSpotify
by Richard Dawson
82Amazon iTunesSpotify
by Vagabon
82Amazon iTunesSpotify

Highest-scoring movies this month

Includes films with 7 or more reviews from critics. Theatrical re-releases are excluded.

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Best wide releases
Movie Genre Score
2Zombieland: Double TapHorror/Comedy/Action56
3Black and BlueDrama/Thriller53
4The Current War: Director's CutDrama50
5The Addams FamilyAnimation/Family46
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Best limited (including streaming/VOD-only) releases
Movie Genre Score
1Parasite Metacritic Must-SeeForeign/Drama/Comedy95
2Pain and Glory Metacritic Must-SeeForeign/Drama88
3The Cave Metacritic Must-SeeForeign/Documentary84
4In My RoomForeign/Sci-Fi/Drama84
5Synonyms Metacritic Must-SeeForeign/Drama84
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Best DVD/Blu-ray releases
Movie Genre Score Buy
1Toy Story 4 Metacritic Must-SeeAnimation/Family84Amazon
2Maiden Metacritic Must-SeeDocumentary82Amazon
3The ChambermaidForeign/Drama81Amazon
4David Crosby: Remember My NameDocumentary/Music80Amazon
5The Grief of OthersDrama78Amazon
6Jay MyselfDocumentary74Amazon
7Mike Wallace Is HereDocumentary73Amazon
10Spider-Man: Far from HomeAction-adventure/Sci-fi69Amazon

Highest-scoring TV premieres this month

All shows debuting this month with reviews from at least 4 critics are eligible.

Best returning shows *
Show Score Network Stream It
1 BoJack Horseman Season 6 92 Netflix Netflix
2 Big Mouth Season 3 84 Netflix Netflix
3 Mr. Robot Season 4 81 USA Prime Video
4 Castle Rock (2018) Season 2 72 Hulu Hulu
Best new shows (including movies/miniseries/specials)
Show Score Network Stream It
1Genndy Tartakovsky's Primal87Adult SwimPrime Video
2 Watchmen 85HBOHBO
3Jenny Slate: Stage Fright84 Netflix Netflix
4Rhythm & Flow83NetflixNetflix
5Gary Gulman: The Great Depresh81HBOHBO

* Among shows with reviews. Generally, only certain noteworthy shows are reviewed by critics after season 1.

Highest-scoring video games this month (by platform)

Includes games with 7 or more reviews from critics.

PlayStation 4
1Frostpunk: Console Edition87 
2The Outer Worlds86Buy
3The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III83Buy
4Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair82Buy
5Call of Duty: Modern Warfare82Buy
Xbox One
1Frostpunk: Console Edition88Buy
2The Outer Worlds85Buy
3Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair82Buy
4Call of Duty: Modern Warfare81Buy
1Disco Elysium90 
2Asgard's Wrath89 
4Manifold Garden85 
5Call of Duty: Modern Warfare81 
1Luigi's Mansion 386Buy
2The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Complete Edition85Buy
3Killer Queen Black83Buy
4Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth: Complete Edition82Buy
5Ring Fit Adventure81Buy

What did you like?

Do you have any recommendations from the past month? Let us know in the comments section below.

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