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Best Films of 2009

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I don't particularly care that much about the fashion industry but the documentary does a decent job and covering it and Anna Wintour's interesting character
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2012 (2009)


DESTRUCTION!! RAAAAWWWR!

Emmerich is the king of destruction and I'm not sure how he could possibly top destroying the world... again.

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People who added this item 213 Average listal rating (102 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 6.9
A slow-paced but beautiful portrayal of a family that is too busy for each other. I enjoyed the ironic dialogue throughout.
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People who added this item 395 Average listal rating (225 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.4
An epic movie that fell short on real drama amongst its impressive battles and imagery.
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This was a fun romp filled with cheap gags and lots of funny lines coming from Ferrell and McBride. Anna Friel is gorgeous, wow.
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People who added this item 847 Average listal rating (542 ratings) 5.2 IMDB Rating 5.6
An intriguing idea and cast, but the film I think would have done better under the helm of a director like Verhoeven or Lynch.
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A cheap spin off that might see the franchise come to close, but entertaining action throughout.
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People who added this item 1459 Average listal rating (924 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.6
An improvement over the second one. I bypassed "Tokyo Drift" and saw this one with the recommendation of my wife. It's at least good enough to consider the next one...
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People who added this item 29 Average listal rating (15 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.1
Mercy (2009)


While not a great movie, it looked good (especially Wendy Glenn) and I'd like to see more of Caan's screenplay work.

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People who added this item 856 Average listal rating (593 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.4
Different enough from the original to make it their own, but I felt like I was just watching another Tony Scott movie from the 90s.
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Like the doc a few years back, "Fog of War", this doc is essentially an interview with a man who has very strong opinions that are frightening and have an achingly large amount of realism to them.
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Paper Heart (2009)


This indie semi-doc is cute and the interviews are fun.
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People who added this item 41 Average listal rating (28 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.2
I basically enjoy any movie about baseball and this one is completely different from any I've seen. I really liked getting to know foreign players' upbringings and how they succeed or fail getting to the big leagues.
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People who added this item 1614 Average listal rating (1077 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.6


A well-paced gross-out flick that proves Raimi still has it (unlike Ramis).


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Cold Souls (2009)
Giamatti plays himself and it ain't pretty.
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People who added this item 871 Average listal rating (551 ratings) 5 IMDB Rating 5.5
With such a solid cast I can't believe how few laughs there were in this movie. Still, the actors are likable enough to get us through it without being in pain.
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Emphasis on the weird.
This movie has some really cool action sequences and is unique in blending Italian Westerns, US Westerns and a Manchurian style.

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A dark comedy that will have you asking "what the fuck?" down to the very end.
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Another Sode experimental film that met expectations. About a dude going out with a call girl, knowing what she does he still thinks it will work out... idiot.
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People who added this item 1959 Average listal rating (1209 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.7
Likable characters and beautiful scenery. Reynolds seems to be making some decent choices lately.
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I've always liked the story and have always liked Carrey, but they focused way too much on cheap 3D thrills. I almost walked out ten minutes into that ridiculous chase scene near the end.
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People who added this item 110 Average listal rating (69 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.3
Having fun with horrible movies like Troll 2 and The Room can be a good time.
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People who added this item 660 Average listal rating (418 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.3
A wild premise that has you agape throughout. Plus a whole bunch of Nazi zombies get their shit kicked.
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People who added this item 361 Average listal rating (224 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.9


Bobcat can direct a strange movie, no surprise. It's a bold movie that works in most cases.


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I laughed enough to find this mid-grade animated film a comedy. Colbert of course is the best part.
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People who added this item 646 Average listal rating (400 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 6.9
Blunt and Adams are lovable, even with the dark subject matter that tries its hardest to be light.
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People who added this item 1210 Average listal rating (665 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.1
Nothing too original here but the acting kept me interested.
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People who added this item 110 Average listal rating (77 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 6.9


Berenice is my new favorite French actress, wow!

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People who added this item 672 Average listal rating (413 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.6
There are some great moments in this low budget film about fanboys. The third act is weak, but the final line is perfect.
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People who added this item 927 Average listal rating (585 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.2
A typical wordy Woody Allen movie with the just-as-neurotic Larry David. They should pair up more often.
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People who added this item 838 Average listal rating (493 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.6
Nancy Myers knows how to do a romantic comedy. This is entertaining yet nothing too memorable comes from it, including still-likable performances and a familiar story.
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People who added this item 541 Average listal rating (314 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.1
A surprisingly funny movie that knows when to hit both the dramatic and comedic notes, many times within the same scene.
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People who added this item 415 Average listal rating (174 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 6.3


Sienna and Keira are two of my favorite lovely British actresses out there and they pull in some great performances in this terribly unseen film.


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Wacky and a bit messy at times, this military jaunt is good for the soul, but not for goats.
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People who added this item 1573 Average listal rating (882 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 6.6
Beautifully made film with ugly subject matter.
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People who added this item 79 Average listal rating (50 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.7
Big Fan (2009)


The ending is affectively cringe-worthy and the main character is well-developed.
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Sam Rockwell is no doubt awesome. This is a fun basketball movie that may have some cliches but spends more time cleverly avoiding them or making fun of them.
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Possibly my least favorite of the Potter movies so far; but obviously still good enough for #53
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People who added this item 136 Average listal rating (86 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.6


Three guitar legends from three generations come together and talk about music. It's an awesome doc for any modern music lover.
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People who added this item 191 Average listal rating (126 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.7
As a fan of early-mid 90s hip-hop I loved reminiscing through the timeline of how it all went down. Fantastic performance by mostly unknown actors/actresses.
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I love this contrast in music and the personalities behind it. Down-to-earth Canadian good-old-chaps who love to rock hard in arenas across the globe.
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People who added this item 723 Average listal rating (442 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7.1
A smart story with a hell of a cast, but there aren't any standout scenes and dialogue for this movie to be too memorable.
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People who added this item 1275 Average listal rating (710 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.6
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People who added this item 1060 Average listal rating (698 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 6.3
Surrogates (2009)
Willis pulls off this cool look at how ridiculous the human mind can be. It's damned scary.
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People who added this item 147 Average listal rating (77 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 6.6
An under appreciated animated film that has just as good a story as 'Avatar" and holds some pretty impressive animated sequences
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People who added this item 2662 Average listal rating (1674 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 7.7


A wonderful imaginative world with creative animation and good use of 3D.
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People who added this item 465 Average listal rating (261 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.5
As most docs are, this film is very one-sighted; but I found it very intriguing and alarming.
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People who added this item 121 Average listal rating (77 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 6.2


Outrageously and obnoxiously weird; and inane. I loved it for those reasons!


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Not award-winning but a good performance by Bullock and inspiring story.
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This list was created by and in the opinion of Stephen H Koontz
Created January 2010
Updated August 2018
Films Seen: 151


After a misstep in 2008 the decade ended with a solid crop of fine cinematic morsels in the year we called 2009.


Enjoy!


Also-Seen:
Rated 6/10

The Vicious Kind
Dogtooth
Ip Man
The Girl from Monaco
The Princess and the Frog
The Great Buck Howard
Precious
(Untitled)
$5 a Day
Year One
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian
Astro Boy
Tyson
The Open Road
Paranormal Activity
Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation!
Fish Tank
The Beaches of Agnes
Jennifer’s Body
Fired Up
Rated 5/10
Bruno
Extract
GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra
No Impact Man
The Slammin’ Salmon
My Life in Ruins
Confessions of a Shopaholic
Popatopolis
Cheri
The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard
The Achievers: The Story of Lebowski Fans
Ghosts of Girlfriends Past
The Pit
Gigantic
Knowing
Goodbye Solo
Rated 4/10
Paul Blart: Mall Cop
Two Lovers
The Informers
Rated 3/10
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
Deep in the Valley
Ponyo
American Swing
Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans
Inkheart
The Haunting in Connecticut
Rated 2/10
Downloading Nancy
An American Affair
Rated 1/10
New in Town
Sorority Row
Miss March

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