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

  • Publish Date: February 28, 2019
  • Comments: ↓ 1 user comment

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 February 28, 2019.

Album/Artist Score Buy Album Stream Album
1thank u, next
by Ariana Grande
86Amazon iTunesSpotify
2Mazy Fly
by Spellling
84Amazon iTunesSpotify
3Walk Through Fire
by Yola
84Amazon iTunesSpotify
4Crushing
by Julia Jacklin
84Amazon iTunesSpotify
5Quiet Signs
by Jessica Pratt
84Amazon iTunesSpotify
6Eton Alive
by Sleaford Mods
84Amazon iTunesSpotify
7Sunshine Rock
by Bob Mould
83Amazon iTunesSpotify
8True North
by Michael Chapman
82Amazon iTunesSpotify
9This Land
by Gary Clark, Jr.
81Amazon iTunesSpotify
10You Will Not Die
by Nakhane
81Amazon 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
1How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World Animation/Family71
2Fighting with My Family Drama/Comedy 68
3The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part Animation/Family 65
4Isn't It Romantic Rom-com/Fantasy 60
5Cold Pursuit Action/Drama/Thriller 57
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Best limited (including streaming/VOD-only) releases
Movie Genre Score
1Birds of Passage Metacritic Must-See Foreign/Drama86
2WrestleDocumentary80
3Hotel by the RiverForeign/Drama79
4StyxForeign/Drama78
5High Flying Bird Drama 78
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Best DVD/Blu-ray releases
Movie Genre Score Buy
1Shoplifters Metacritic Must-See Foreign/Drama 93Amazon
2A Star Is Born Metacritic Must-See Drama/Music 88Amazon
3Can You Ever Forgive Me? Metacritic Must-See Drama 87Amazon
4Widows Metacritic Must-See Drama/Thriller 84Amazon
5The Guilty Metacritic Must-See Drama/Thriller 83Amazon
6John McEnroe: In the Realm of Perfection Metacritic Must-See Documentary/Sports 82Amazon
7The Sisters Brothers Western/Adventure 78Amazon
8At Eternity's Gate Drama 78Amazon
9A Private War Drama 75Amazon
10After AuschwitzDocumentary74Amazon

Highest-scoring TV premieres this month

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

Best new shows (including movies/miniseries/specials)
Show Score Network Stream It
1Russian Doll89NetflixNetflix
2PEN1582HuluHulu
3Lorena75Prime VideoFree With Prime
4 Boomerang 75BET Prime Video iTunes
5Song of Parkland73HBOHBO
Best returning shows *
Show Score Network Stream It
1Better Things Season 394FX 
2Documentary Now! Season 388IFC Prime Video iTunes
3 One Day at a Time Season 382NetflixNetflix


* 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
1Apex Legends89 
2Steins;Gate Elite86Buy
3DiRT Rally 2.084Buy
4Trials Rising80Buy
5Metro Exodus79Buy
Xbox One
1Apex Legends87 
2Trials Rising87Buy
3DiRT Rally 2.082Buy
4Metro Exodus82Buy
5Far Cry New Dawn75Buy
PC
1Apex Legends88 
2DiRT Rally 2.086 
3Metro Exodus84 
4Sid Meier's Civilization VI: Gathering Storm83 
5Trials Rising83 
Switch
1Wargroove85 
2Steins;Gate Elite85Buy
3BlazBlue: Central Fiction - Special Edition85 
4Ape Out83 
5Tetris 9983 

What did you like?

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

Comments (1)

  • Maggard  

    Disappointed the PS-Vita releases for February. As games continue to be released, MetaCritic can gain the appreciation of some very dedicated fans by including The Best of PS-Vita.

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