When it comes to the best movies of 2019 so far you can expect October to deliver. With the wards season setting in comfortably the best movies of 2019 have been a shocker. From delivering the highest-grossing R-rated movies ever and yes, I am talking about Joker to Greta.
Think about it so far, the best movies of 2019 have made us cry, root for the broken anti-hero, applauded the benchmark of acting by talents far and wide.
Even for listers like Benedict Cumberbatch, Robert de Niro, Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio 2019 has marked the change in how the silver screen has elevated its quality of cinema for the audiences everywhere.
What to Expect from the Best Movies of 2019 SO Far?
The best movies of 2019 so far had one of the best years for cinema just in the first half of the year itself.
Movies like Avengers Endgame has broken box office records everywhere in the world to niche movies like Tarintino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood where we have a glimpse of the ’70s. Also, one of the most sensational cases of the Mansion Murders.
And this is just the beginning of how the best films of 2019 have spelt out. Then came in the massively big fish in the game. With live motion adaption of the world’s childhood holy grail of an animated movie The Lion King.
What can be said that has not been said about this massive nostalgic kick. Retaining the most iconic voice of Mufasa to the amazing chi adaptions of our favourite characters.
But the list does not end right there. The best movies of 2019 have even made female superhero movies the next big kick.
Starting from the all-female avengers shot in the last battle of the Avenger Endgame to captain Marvel letting little girls everywhere believe that even they can be their very own superhero.
One of the most anticipated releases of the best movies of 2019 has been Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman.
Bringing back the cast of Goodfellas and a union for any film buff, the union and dream cast of Joe Pesci, Robert de Niro, Al Pacino.
Can the best films of 2019 get any better?
Apparently yes! With Toy Story 4 bringing back adult audiences to see their fan-favourite toys battle, theatres everywhere were jam-packed throughout 2019.
And these are just big names. Even contemporary small Indi releases have proven to break the stereotypes of big banner films.
Jojo Rabbit by Taika Waititi the director of Thor Ragnarok’s unique version Hitler and the holocaust have got critiques raving in applause.
So, without further delay here are the best movies of 2019 so far.
We will be updating the list so stay tuned to our space.
The List of Best Movies of 2019 So Far
Here go, guys! We will start this list with the obvious winners.
1. Avengers Endgame
The story takes off right from where Avengers Infinity War leaves us devastated. With the addition of the entire members if the avenger’s team, you are set to see the movie of life unfold and break every movie record history.
With devastating moments to fans jumping their seats crying in excitement, this has been a truly deserving farewell to Marvel Phase 3 and been of Phase 4.
This is not just the best movies in 2019 but also one of the best movies of all time!
2. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
One of Tarantino’s best, he has outdone himself in terms of storytelling of the lead character Rick Dalton trying to hold on to the little spark of Hollywood flame during the last years of the glorious ’70s in Hollywood. And, the Manson family crimes with Sharon Tate and Roman Polanski makes this journey even more telling and moving.
Okay, look we could not get through the list without the obvious masterpiece that garnered Oscar buzz just with the trailer. Arthur Fleck a failed comedian who is deconstructed by society’s malice shows the absolute breakdown of how the system does everything to push mental health patients against the wall.
A mirror held against each one of our faces, we are taken on one of the most telling origin stories of the most famous villain from DC, JOKER. With 93% rating on rotten tomatoes, JOKER is a movie that is made only ONCE IN A LIFETIME.
There is zero debate here when I can firmly say this is by far one of the best movies of 2019 that didn’t need Marvel size merchandise and 11 years of story building. Also, one of the most telling performances of Joaquin Phoenix.
4. Ad Astra
If a Brad Pitt movie gets 84% rotten tomatoes ranking in 2019 then yes that movie is worth watching. With a stellar cast, Tommy Lee Jones performed with such a metered dedication of portraying an astronaut who goes off the radar 30 years ago. And Brad Pitt his son goes to Neptune to save the universe and uncover an inconvenient truth.
5. The Farewell
A passionate story about a Chinese family who outs together one of the most moving farewells to their beloved grandmother who is on her way to pass over. A moving and reflective attempt into what people do for the people they love.
6. Hotel Mumbai
Unbelievably ‘believable’ and a close retelling of what unfolded on the darkest days for India, Mumbai. The terror attack on the Taj Mumbai that reshaped how Indians approached security, taking away everything they knew to be true. It is almost a love letter to all the staff of the hotel who risked their lives and lived up to the ‘very’ Indian hospitality the world knows about. That ‘Guests are God’. Dev Patel shines through this gripping tale of how ruthless these Islamist terrorists were to the hundreds trapped.
7. The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then the Bigfoot
This movie lives up to the gigantic promise it makes in the title. Sam Elliot outdoes himself as the American legend that kept the dreadful secret that he indeed, truly killed Adolf Hitler. But the movie probably begins to unfold when the U.S government has called upon him for another secret mission.
When it comes to Silvio Berlusconi, his political career is marked by the seduction, glamour of his media buying power, drugs. Corruption and poolside parties. And Paolo Sorrentino who won academy awards for movies like the Great Beauty and The Young Pope returns with a no-filter version of the most famous politician of Europe.
9. Captain Marvel
Solidifying the effect of Captain Marvel in the Marvel universe, this origin story of the most powerful superhero takes you through the life of Carol Danvers and how she harnesses her powers. You can also see Captain Marvel in Avengers Endgame too, but this is one of the most powerful female superhero stories after DC’s Wonder Woman that proved that female-led superhero movies are going to make a lot of money.
Here is the thing about movies that show you ‘real’ people, you connect to it on a very personal level. Photograph happens to be one of the stories that remind you that you can feel something. While you join a man, who gets a stranger to pose as his fiancé to his grandmother, you can be assured that Mumbai has a lot of love stories that are untested, raw and just out there.
11. Everybody Knows (Todos lo saben)
What do you do when you are on a holiday in Spain and one of your children get abducted? Well, Laura played by Penelope Cruz tells you exactly what happens. Amidst such a tense time for a family vacation for a wedding, you can see secrets unfold in the search of her child.
12. Good Boys
What do you do when 12-year-old boys want to know about sex and kissing? Chances are they will try to find out for themselves. Watch how 3 12-year old’s go on a journey on trying to learn how to kiss and their drone they used to spy on.
13. Ruben Brandt, Collector
Ruben Brandt forced to 13 painting and is also a famous psychotherapist, you can think that the story may be a little undercooked, but the animation makes up for it all the way. A good whopping 80% on rotten tomatoes you have assured a very interesting watch for one of the best movies of 2019.
14. Knife + Heart (Un couteau dans le coeur)
What happens in Paris, in 1979 when low-grade gay porn is shot by ambitious young filmmakers? A vital actor gets murdered and the story after that unfolds. A thriving and yet nuanced film that takes you on a roller coaster ride all through.
15. Late Night (2019)
A well-timed and smart comedy between two late-night talk show personalities who are separated by culture and generation. But, still thrives for the game. A wonderfully directly and superb performance from Emma Thompson.
16. Fast Color (2019)
If you are looking for a grounded superhero story with more than avenging bad guys, then here you have it. Hunted by unknown entities, a young woman (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) develops supernatural powers but is on the run to hide them.
17. Lion King
Hands down everybody! What can be said that already has not been said about The Lion King? James Earl Jones himself gracing the voice for Mufasa AGAIN. Donald Grover outshines as Simba and the animation and CGI effects helped bring our most revered childhood cartoon to real life on the large screen. And, yes you will still cry when Mufasa dies.
18. The Irishman
There is absolutely nothing ordinary about one of Martin Scorsese’s latest masterpiece. It is a farewell and closing chapter to Goodfellas and an outstanding reunion of Joe Pesci, Robert De Niro and Al Pacino. A journey told of a truck driver Frank Sheeran and how he grows to work for Jimmy Hoffa.
19. Always Be My Maybe
One of the most approachable stories telling of American Asians in the dating scene as you join the journey of finding love between Aly Wong and Randal Park. And not forgetting the montage of a cameo of Keanu Reeves.
Magnificently told and beautifully depicted, the autobiography of Sir Elton John. Reminding all the reasons why you loved the music in the ’70s and ’80s. This is an epic musical for the most venerated living legend.
21. Hail Satan?
With a 96% rating on rotten tomatoes, this is the chronicles of the extraordinary rise of the most questioned and controversial religious movements in American history. Watch the discomforting truth and the right for equality as the lead character follows a group of satin worshipers. Easily one of the best movies of 2019 that is equally funny and scary.
22. The Dead Don’t Die
Watch the dead rise from their graves and feast on the living in a small town and see what talented actors can do with a simple script but amazingly shot with a storyline that keeps audiences on the edge of their seats all through.
23. The Last Black Man in San Francisco
Watch the lead character Jimmie with his best friend Mont trying to reclaim the house built by Jimmie’s own grandfather. And watch the connection to their past all come clear. The test of their friendship and belonging all through comes off as a realistic portrayal and a moving one indeed.
24. Toy Story 4
Woody, Buzz Lightyear and the rest of the gang go on a road trip that turns out in some very eventful and unexpected situations that makes them question what they want from the life of a toy. Did you know that that Toy Story 4 has been one of the highest-grossing Toy Story franchise movies to have ever been made?
Nobody can replace Robin Williams as the genie, but Will Smith managed to secure a twist to his own version of genie. Watch your favorite Disney cartoon come to life and follow Aladdin a street urchin falls for the beautiful princess of Agrabah Jasmine.
The Robbin Williams Effect
Will Smith said that he was “terrified” while playing the character, but that “[he] found a lane that pays homage” to Robin Williams’ performance in the original film, while still making the role “[his] own thing”.
Because when it comes to the best films of 2019, this has been one of the most dreaded ones. To see if they could live up to the benchmark the great Robin Williams left behind.
26. Zombieland: Double Tap
Our most favourite Zombie hunters Tallahassee, Columbus, Wichita and Little Rock leave the White House for Graceland in Memphis, Tenn. And on their way, they encounter more post-apocalyptic warriors and survivors who find refuge in the community.
27. Terminator: Dark Fate
Mexico City sees an updated liquid Terminator — the Rev-9 model — straight from the future to assassinate a factory worker. Simple and yet one of the best movies of 2019 bringing back memories of why the ’90s were ruled by the Terminator series.
Adelaide Wilson the lead character returns to the beachfront home where she grew up. Haunted by her past her worst fear materializes when 4 other strangers show up. Their mask goes off and everything changes for her. One of the best movies in 2019 so far in the ‘horror’ genre.
29. Spider-Man: Far from Home
Peter Parker wants to have this normal life after the Endgame debacle. He wants his vacation to be as foolproof as it can be, but the legacy of Tony Stark still follows him and so does Happy. Alongside, Nick Fury has been on his tail, and he finds him. He must save the world from Mysterio.
The last movie from Marvel phase 3.
14-year-old Billy Batson realizes all he has to do to get the superhero inside him to reveal himself is say one word. A little bit of magic and this DC comic movie turns out to be a very good journey throughout. While having fun and testing his powers he also must keep his powers away from the evil Dr Thaddeus Sivana.
31. Pokémon Detective Pikachu
If there one thing that is irresistible is to see Pikachu with the voice of Ryan Reynolds. Ace detective Harry Goodman goes mysteriously missing, prompting his 21-year-old son, Tim, to find out what happened. That is it, that is all guys! This movie is golden because of its epic comedy timing.
32. Jojo Rabbit
Unbelievably witty and a very nuanced take on the dreadful Adolf Hitler. Taika Waititi outshines most contemporary directors with this amazingly timed comedy-drama of this aspiring Nazi child.
33. Dolemite Is My Name
The story of performer Rudy Ray Moore, who took the role of an iconic pimp named Dolemite during the 1970s. Also marking a glorious return of Eddie Murphy to the silver screen.
34. Godzilla: King of the Monsters
Godzilla, who squares off with Mothra, Rodan, and the ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah. And who doesn’t want to see monsters battling out until you realize that humanity’s existence depends on this mighty balance?
35. The Sky Is Pink
Filmed as an autobio on the life of motivational speaker Aisha Chaudhary, who died in 2015 when she was 18, and she describes the marriage between her parents for 25 years. One of the best movies of 219 from the Indian cinematic industry that features Priyanka Chopra’s return to Indian films.
36. The Lighthouse
Two lighthouse keepers try to hold on to their sanity while living on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s. A very new take at horror movies and a gritty and fitting performance by Robert Pattinson.
37. El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie
EL CAMINO: A BREAKING BAD MOVIE reunites fans with Jesse Pinkman (Emmy-winner Aaron Paul). As he tries to make sense of his past and fix his future join Jesse on a thriller that is set to leave its mark on you. One of the best movies of 2019 which also happens to be a Netflix Event.
38. Long Shot
Charlotte Field is one of the most influential women in the world. Also, the babysitter and childhood crush of Fred Flarsky a free-spirited journalist. Charlotte now will be running for president and this is a dynamic due not just on a script but also the chemistry between Charlize Theron and Seth Rogen.
Did You Know?
A significant amount of actual dialogue in the film Hotel Mumbai was repeated verbatim being taken from original transcripts of actual intercepted mobile (cell) phone calls during the 2008 siege. One of the deadliest terrorist attacks in modern times and one of the worst to have ever happened on Indian Soil.
39. Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw
Brixton Lorralso a cybernetically enhanced soldier who has superhuman strength, a brilliant mind and a lethal pathogen that could wipe out half of the world’s population. Atypical fast and Furious franchise with the rush you exactly need for your action Mondays.
Movie Trivia – Curated by Cinefridays
Which is the Longest Movie Ever Made?
Logistics, with a duration of 51,420 minutes, (857 hours or 35 days and 17 hours), is the longest movie ever made.
Which Woman Won the MOST Oscars?
Some of the best films of 2019 are all Oscar buzz ones yet, Edith Head – who won eight and the most Oscars as a woman for costume design.
Which was the First Disney Movie to Win an Oscar?
Flowers and Trees
Who Drew the Charcoal Naked Kate Winslet’s Portrait in the Titanic?
Surprisingly, James Cameron himself.
Did You Know?
Psycho Is the First U.S. Film to Feature a Toilet Flushing.
How Many Balloons Were in the Movie UP?
Where Did the Makers Get the Sound for the Jurassic Park Raptors?
Previous recordings of Tortoises matting.
Did You Know?
Oscar Winners Used to Be Announced Before the Ceremony.
40. Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice
According to critiques on Rotten Tomatoes Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice offers an engaging overview of the movie’s subject’s career that should entertain fans and the uninitiated alike.
41. Her Smell
Becky Something (Elisabeth Moss) is a ’90s punk rock superstar who now plays in smaller venues and gigs, tries to go back to her roots in finding the creative inspiration she was looking for.
42. The Art of Self-Defense
When attacked on the street at night by a roving motorcycle gang, timid bookkeeper Casey (Jesse Eisenberg) joins a neighbourhood karate studio to learn how to protect himself. A life-affirming journey to harnessing your own power.
43. High Life
Follow the journey of Monte (Robert Pattinson) and his daughter who happens to be only survivors of a damned and dangerous mission to the outer reaches of the solar system.
As the critiques on Rotten Tomatoes said, the movie is led by a deeply committed performance from Renée Zellweger, Judy captures the waning days of a beloved performer with clear-eyed compassion.
Dani and Christian are a young American couple with a failing relationship. Their last attempt lands them in a Swedish festival and things turn sinister once they see what the villagers have to offer.
46. The Brink
THE BRINK follows Bannon through the 2018 mid-term elections in the United States. It won’t change your mind about the subject but it is a very compelling movie to watch if you like serious documentaries. In fact one of the best movies of 2019 that happens to anger you and compel you at the same time.
Luz is a young can driver who is running form a processed woman, and her confession will lead to the destruction of everyone in her path.
From the film making team behind the highly-acclaimed documentary The Beatles: Eight Days A Week, discover the life of Pavarotti the icon of opera who brought the music to the people.
49. Downton Abbey
as the beloved Crawleys and their intrepid staff prepare for the most important moment of their lives, you find the Downtown Abbey characters sorting through the visit of the King and Queen and unleased scandals.
What happens when an America ex-pat in Ireland doused in drugs and alcohol do with thirty-something girls in Dublin Laura and Tyler who are also soulmates.
51. What You Gonna Do When the Worlds on Fire?
What You Gonna Do When the World’s On Fire traces the aftershocks of race-motivated violence in thoughtful, impressionistic fashion. One of the most important and best movies of 2019 that should be on your watch list right away.
52. American Woman
The story is told over the course of 11 years In a blue-collar town in Pennsylvania, a 32-year-old woman’s teen daughter goes missing and she is left to raise her infant grandson alone.
53. Non-Fiction (Doubles vies)
Juliette Binoche and Guillaume Can’t get together again with acclaimed director Olivier Assayas for this sly and seductive tale of intimacy, lies, and literature. Set amidst the bohemian intelligentsia of the Parisian publishing world, Non-Fiction traces the romantic and emotional fallout that results when a controversial writer begins blurring the line between fact and fiction.
54. Blinded by the Light
Critically acclaimed and reviewed: Like a life-affirming rock anthem, Blinded by the Light hits familiar chords with confidence and flair, building to a conclusion that leaves audiences cheering for an encore.
Hustlers are about the journey of a crew of savvy former strip club employees who band together to turn the tables on their Wall Street clients. One of the best movies of 2019 that have JLO in it. Many people thought it glorified theft but let us be honest we all will root for the strip club employees over the wall street rich men.
56. Meeting Gorbachev
Werner Herzog and André Singer’s riveting documentary, filled with unforgettable archive materials and based on three long interviews, provides incredible access to, arguably, the world’s greatest living politician.
Arctic comes out as a good survival thriller doesn’t need much in the way of dialogue to get by. A man stranded in the Arctic after an aeroplane crash must decide whether to remain in the relative safety of his makeshift camp or to embark on a deadly trek through the unknown in hopes of making it out alive.
58. Missing Link
Mr Link recruits fearless explorer Sir Lionel Frost (Jackman) to guide him on a journey to find his long-lost relatives in the fabled valley of Shangri-La.
59. The Kid Who Would Be King
The old school magic and charm meets the modern-day curiosity in this epic adventure THE KID WHO WOULD BE KING. Alex (Ashbourne Serkis) is just another nobody until he comes face to face with the mythical Sword in the Stone, Excalibur. He must unite his friends and enemies into a band of knights and, together with the legendary wizard Merlin (Patrick Stewart), take on the wicked enchantress Morgana (Rebecca Ferguson).
60. Ready or Not
Ready Or Not is a story of a young bride (Samara Weaving) as she joins her new husband’s (Mark O’Brien) rich, eccentric family (Adam Brody, Henry Czerny, Andie MacDowell) in a time-honoured tradition that turns into a sinister game with everyone fighting to survive.
61. Tel Aviv on Fire
Israel / Palestine, today. Salam, a charming 30-year-old Palestinian living in Jerusalem, works as a trainee on the Palestinian popular soap opera “Tel Aviv on Fire”, produced in Ramallah. Every day, to reach the TV studios, Salam has to go through a rather difficult Israeli checkpoint. There he meets the commander of the check-point, Assi, whose wife is a big fan of the soap opera.
62. The Biggest Little Farm
A testament to the immense complexity of nature, The Biggest Little Farm follows two dreamers and a dog on an odyssey to bring harmony to both their lives and the land.
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8 Mind-Blowing Movie Facts
- In the movie Love Actually, the word ‘actually’ is spoken 22 times by all characters.
- Sigourney Weaver did that “Impossible” Basketball Shot for Real – Alien: Resurrection
- Arnold Schwarzenegger made around $21,429 for every word he said – Terminator 2: Judgment Day
- Hitchcock’s classic movie Psychowas the first American movie to show a Flushing Toilet
- 532 Cars were destroyed over the course of production – Transformers: Dark of The Moon
- The crashed plane in the song ‘Gerua’ from the movie ‘Dilwale’ is real. The place is now treated as a museum.
- The movie Drishyam holds the record of 10 National award winners working in a single movie.
- Did you know that Aamir Khan did not blink his eyes in PK?
- Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara is enlisted as a case study in Marketing Management courses in colleges of Spain.
The Best Movies of 2019 (Foreign Language)
This is a story about a quiet dog groomer living in a poor suburb. He also sells cocaine on the side and stays out of trouble, while trying to deal with his unstable, violent acquaintance who is a menace to the whole neighbourhood.
64. By the Grace of God
Alexandre lives with his wife and children in Lyon. One day he discovers by chance that the priest who abused him when he was a boy scout is still working with young people and long repressed memories awaken.
The three men, friends of childhood, will cross, compare their personal experiences and question their life of couple, family and professional.
Atlantique (original title) is a story about a popular suburb of Dakar, workers on the construction site of a futuristic tower, without pay for months. Then they leave the country by the ocean for a better future. Among them is Souleiman, the lover of Ada.
66. Divine Love (2019)
Divino Amor (original title) takes you through the journey of a woman who uses her bureaucratic job to convince divorcing couples to stay together. Immensely committed to getting pregnant by her husband you are taken through a future of dance parties, ritualistic orgies and fundamentalist Christianity.
67. Pain & Glory
Dolor y Gloria (original title) is an intimate portrayal of a movie director reflecting on the choices he’s made in life as past and present come crashing down around him.
68. Who You Think I Am?
Celle que vouscroyez (original title) starts with the character Claire, a 50-year-old divorced teacher, creates a fake Facebook profile of a 24-year-old woman. She finds a photo of a pretty young blonde and uses it. She has created an entirely fictional character, but why?
Capharnaüm (original title) is a moving story of a 12-year-old boy, While serving a five-year sentence for a violent crime, sues his parents for neglect.
More Best Movies of 2019 (Most Viewed)
70 Alita: Battle Angel
Alita, a cyborg discovered in a junkyard by a possibly mad scientist consumed with grief over the death of his daughter. A money burner blockbuster with reality-altering portraits.
71. The Hole in the Ground
There is a large hole in the ground, which ends up being a source of great stress for Sarah (Kerslake) and her son Chris (James Quinn Markey) who move to the countryside to escape a troubled home life. Not afraid of the obvious this is a new age sure-shot horror film.
72. Velvet Buzzsaw
After paintings by an unknown artist are discovered, a supernatural force enacts revenge on those who have allowed their greed to get in the way of art.
While on a prison furlough, a lowly criminal lets his guards down and returns to his old stomping ground to take revenge on the people who turned him into a coldblooded killer.
74. Gloria Bell
A free-spirited divorcee spends her nights on the dance floor, letting loose after her divorce in an L.A club. She finds a new love, but that’s when everything changes forever.
75. An Elephant Sitting Still
The story links together the lives of several characters, narrating the course of one single, tension-filled day from dawn to dusk, and along the way, painting a portrait of a society marked by selfishness.
For Diane, everyone else comes first. Helping everyone out, no time for self-pity and helping her drug addict son fix his life. But under all this composure the past mistakes haunt her present and future.
77. American Factory
In post-industrial Ohio, a Chinese billionaire opens a new factory in the husk of an abandoned General Motors plant. And that is when you get a masterpiece in working-class America.
78. Birds of Passage
The origins of the Colombian drug trade, as seen through the eyes of an indigenous Wayuu family that becomes involved in the booming business of selling marijuana to American youth in the 1970s.
In 1819, British forces charge on a peaceful pro-democracy rally at St Peter’s Field in Manchester, England, inevitably resulting in the Peterloo Massacre.
80. Ash Is Purest White
In an industrial city in China, a young dancer named Qiao falls in love with a mobster named Bin. When a fight breaks out between rival gangs, Qiao uses a gun to protect Bin and is sentenced to prison for 5 years.
Gumnaami is an Indian Bengali mystery film directed by Srijit Mukherji, which deals with Netaji Chandra Bose’s Death Mystery, based on the Mukherjee Commission Hearings.
82. Vinci Da
At the time when Vinci Da, an extremely talented make-up artist, struggling in his professional life and out of nowhere Adi Bose, a serial killer enters and changes everything for Vinci Da.
When the state of Kerala faces a tremendous outbreak of the life-threatening Nipah virus, a group of courageous individuals risk their lives to curb the epidemic. One of the most outstanding Malayalam movies of 2019.
When it comes to the best movies of 2019, there is no doubt that this year so far has been a gift to the cinematic universe. With outstanding small budget directors surprising audiences and actors pushing their boundaries in their talent. With entries from all around the world, you can witness the proof that cinema knows no boundaries.