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Added by PvtCaboose91 on 31 Jul 2009 04:51
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Best Movies of 2009...

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People who added this item 5397 Average listal rating (3777 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.8
Avatar (2009)
It may have been 12 years since James Cameron's Titanic, but the man has delivered yet another sublime motion picture. It's the cinematic experience of the 00's, as well as both the best film of 2009 and the most essential.

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People who added this item 3143 Average listal rating (2159 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.9
District 9 (2009)
HOLY CRAP! What an intense, fucking awesome movie! This is what I'm talking about!

Characters are compelling, narrative is engaging, it's packed with throught-provoking ideas...and yet it's full of absolutely incredible action. This little $30 million blockbuster outshows virtually all summer blockbusters of the 2009 season - not the least the disastrous new Transformers. This is proof that a satisfying summer blockbuster doesn't need to break the bank during its production period.

I'll be keeping an eye on Neill Blomkamp's career with great interest. If this is what he can pull off as a rookie (a film with only a few very minor flaws), it's hard not to get excited about what he'll be able to achieve in a decade or so.

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People who added this item 1630 Average listal rating (1109 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.5
WOW! Who would've thought this could be so excellent?!

Sam Raimi's return to his horror-comedy roots is a triumph of the genre, and a triumph of modern cinema. This is a nuanced symphony of the macabre, conducted by one of the genre's finest technicians. It's petrifying when it wants to be, and it's absolutely hilarious at other times, even evoking the spirit of the Looney Tunes from time to time.

Exceptionally well-crafted from top to bottom, Drag Me to Hell is the best horror movie of recent memory, and one of the best movies of 2009. You'd have to be crazy to miss it!!

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People who added this item 3475 Average listal rating (2399 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.7
Everything one could want from a romantic comedy! It's like Annie Hall for today's generation - and in my opinion, the films are equal in quality.

It succeeds because it isn't afraid to eschew convention. In fact it mocks it continually. It simply shows how romance plays out in real life, not in the self-contained fantasy world of romantic comedies. It's constantly hilarious, endlessly creative and pleasant. I fell in love with the movie at first sight.

See it!!

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People who added this item 1373 Average listal rating (859 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7
A Serious Man (2009)
I'd easily rank it alongside Fargo and No Country for Old Men as one of the finest Coen Brothers films to date. I loved it. I loved the atmosphere. I loved the dialogue. I loved the riveting design of the movie.

Most of all, it engages our brains and leaves us pondering its messages and all the puzzle pieces... It's challenging cinema, and I loved it.

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People who added this item 1298 Average listal rating (769 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.1
Mary and Max (2009)
Holy hell. Where in the name of God did this movie come from? Why the fuck wasn't it given proper advertisements or a huge theatrical release?

The best animated movie of 2009 for me. Touching, heartfelt, funny, creative. All-round sublime.

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People who added this item 2160 Average listal rating (1429 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.6
The Hurt Locker piqued my interest due to all the critical acclaim and Oscar talk. It just sorta came out of no-where, and I only heard about it through online discussions.

Lo and behold, the movie was amazing. Not perfect by any means, but nonetheless a cinematic event to cherish.

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People who added this item 1139 Average listal rating (712 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.3
Invictus (2009)
I've promised myself that with each coming year, I will see Clint Eastwood's new film no matter what I think of the trailers or the looks of it. Clint may be in his twilight years, but he's still making terrific films, and this in no exception.

Invictus is a great film. My review will tell you everything you need to know.
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People who added this item 1428 Average listal rating (838 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.3
An Education (2009)
Right from early Oscar talks, An Education garnered quite a lot of attention. This is another instance of a little film which ended up doing far better than expected. And rightfully so - this movie is a masterpiece.

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People who added this item 4667 Average listal rating (3230 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.2
Up (2009)
Pixar has worked their magic again. Is it possible for these guys to make a movie which won't end up on an annual "Best of" list?

I say everything that needs to be said in my review.

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People who added this item 2133 Average listal rating (1414 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.4
Up in the Air (2009)
Jason Reitman is definitely one of the greatest talents of this generation. Keep an eye on this lad - he's destined for big things. Heck, he has already accomplished big things. I wonder where he'll be in 10 years.

Up in the Air easily earns its place on this list, for myriad reasons... all of which are outlined in my review.
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People who added this item 2637 Average listal rating (1594 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7
Amid a summer blockbuster season of CGI-infested blockbusters and silly spectacles, Public Enemies is a welcome adult alternative. Michael Mann's latest film is the most authentic period movie in decades, with masterful production design that firmly places a viewer in the 1930s.

Great performances. Great direction. Great cinematography. It won't work for everyone, but Public Enemies is one of 2009's finest movies.

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People who added this item 2070 Average listal rating (1367 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 7.9
Moon (2009)
Stimulating science fiction...

It's a sci-fi film made for a mature adult audience. It's a throwback to the days when science fiction was about something.

I'm speechless...this movie is brilliant.

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