"While each of us has plenty that keeps us busy — work and family life, social and volunteer commitments — outlets like literature and art can enhance our day-to-day experiences," he wrote in a post on Instagram. "They're the fabric that helps make up a life — the album that lifts us up after a long day, the dog-eared paperback we grab off the shelf to give to a friend, the movie that makes us think and feel in a new way, works that simply help us escape for a bit."
Obama's movie list includes "American Factory," a documentary from his and his wife Michelle's new production company, Higher Ground Productions. "It's our first offering in partnership with Netflix, and I'm excited about the other projects we've got in the works," he writes.
Here's the full list of Obama's favorite movies of 2019:
Here are Obama's favorite TV shows of 2019:
Here are Obama's favorite songs of 2019:
Obama started the tradition of sharing his reading lists and playlists during his presidency as a "nice way to reflect on the works that resonated with me and lift up authors and artists from around the world," he said in 2017.
Check out his list of favorites from 2018.
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