Best of '09
67 8 7.51. Breathless (2008)
A whirlwind of emotions. Though somewhat conventional, strong performances and a sad and often time humorous script make Breathless a great experience.
1253 7.6 7.82. Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)
9. Fantastic Mr. Fox
I've never seen a Wes Anderson film until now but I should definitely start if Mr. Fox is a representation of his style. Amazing stop-animation, well-crafted characters and genuinely funny.
36 8 7.33. Fish Story (2009)
8. Fish Story
A great story of how a pre-Sex Pistols punk song from Japan stops the 2012 meteor from destroying the earth. It is so fun to watch the movie explain how a song managed to save the world.
1794 7.8 84. Let the Right One In (2008)
7. Let the Right One In
See? Vampire movies can be good! Might be too slow for some but with great characters and performances from the young actors really makes this quiet little film dazzle. Breaks the mold of the typical vampire film.
1412 6.9 6.85. Where the Wild Things Are (2009)
6. Where the Wild Things Are
Though far too dark for many children, the movie's lack of narrative structure lets the wild romp roam free.
1135 6.9 76. A Serious Man (2009)
5. A Serious Man
Easily one of the darkest comedies ever made. The film manages to be hilarious and crushing at the very same instance and the sad and perplexing ending really makes the film stick. And all the Jefferson Airplane doesn't hurt either.
4178 8.1 8.37. Inglourious Basterds (2009)
4. Inglourious Basterds
Tarantino's latest venture delivers with all the humor and gore one would expect.
1521 7.9 88. Moon (2009)
What to say about Moon? Sam Rockwell is great as the (mostly)lone human character in the film. Can't explain too much but trust be it's very good.
244 8.3 7.89. Love Exposure (2008)
2. Love Exposure
Sion Sono's 4-hour rom-com about love, life, religion, panty shots, porn, and boners and guess what, it's awesome.
570 7.3 7.110. Thirst (2009)
What a year for vampire movies! Park Chan-wook (one of my personal favourite directors) has crafted the finest vampire movie of all time. Like all of his films he manages to make every shot a thing of beauty. With the gore of Oldboy, the romance of I'm a Cyborg but That's OK and a sense of humor that lies somewhere in between, Thirst will certainly satisfy Park Chan-wook fans.
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