2009: The Movies

This year I decided that rather than just write a top ten list, I’d list every 2009 movie I saw during the year and rank them from best to worst. The total- adding up press screenings, recreational trips to the theater, Netflix and DVD rentals, etc.- is 83, assuming I didn’t forget anything. Meanwhile, there were more than 200 2009 releases that I didn’t see.
My year-end top ten list, with commentary on each one, will be published in The Trend next week.
Speaking of lists, I’m happy not to be on this one. Happy new year everyone!
1. Up in the Air
2. Up
3. A Serious Man
4. The Hurt Locker
5. Where the WIld Things Are
6. In the Loop
7. Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans
8. Fantastic Mr. Fox
9. (500) Days of Summer
10. World’s Greatest Dad
11. The Informant!
12. Star Trek
13. Avatar
14. Precious: Based on the Novel Push By Sapphire
15. Adventureland
16. Anvil: The Story of Anvil
17. The Hangover
18. District 9
19. Duplicity
20. Me and Orson Welles
21. Two Lovers
22. Whip It
23. Invictus
24. The Girlfriend Experience
25. Observe and Report
26. The Blind Side
27. An Education
28. Extract
29. Tyson
30. Sugar
31. I Love You, Man
32. Taken
33. The Proposal
34. Zombieland
35. Outrage
36. Funny People
37. Inglourious Basterds
38. Julie and Julia
39. Notorious
40. Whatever Works
41. Taking Woodstock
42. The International
43. The Brothers Bloom
44. He’s Just Not That Into You
45. Public Enemies
46. Away We Go
47. Jennifer’s Body
48. State of Play
49. Gomorrah
50. Knowing
51. Drag Me to Hell
52. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
53. Angels & Demons
54. It’s Complicated
55. New World Order
56. Couples Retreat
57. Watchmen
58. Humpday
59. The Great Buck Howard
60. Cold Souls
61. The Soloist
62. Hannah Montana: The Movie
63. The Invention of Lying
64. Sunshine Cleaning
65. Fast & Furious
66. Everybody’s Fine
67. Monsters vs. Aliens
68. Taking of Pelham 123
69. I Love You Beth Cooper
70. Sherlock Holmes
71. The Twilight Saga: New Moon
72. Bruno
73. Confessions of a Shopaholic
74. Obsessed
75. The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard
76. Big Fan
77. Fame
78. Bride Wars
79. The Ugly Truth
80. New in Town
81. Michael Jackson’s This is It
82. Paper Heart
83. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

1 thought on “2009: The Movies

  1. Anonymous

    Ok, you ranked (500) days of summer that high? That movie was terrible. Who wants to watch a whiny man for 2 hours? I couldn’t even finish it!

    Reply

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