The Best Movies of 2009   (204) Most Notable
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 RATING   TITLE   YEAR   DIRECTOR  COUNTRY MEDIA
# 1 for 2009, # 445 Overall A Prophet 2009 Audiard, Jacques France / Italy BD
# 2 for 2009, # 587 Overall The White Ribbon 2009 Haneke, Michael Austria / France / Germany BD
# 3 for 2009, # 633 Overall Avatar 2009 Cameron, James USA BDS
# 4 for 2009, # 689 Overall Precious 2009 Daniels, Lee USA BD
# 5 for 2009, # 729 Overall Up in the Air 2009 Reitman, Jason USA BDS
# 6 for 2009, # 743 Overall Inglourious Basterds 2009 Tarantino, Quentin USA / Germany / France BDS
# 7 for 2009, # 929 Overall The Secret in Their Eyes 2009 Campanella, Juan José Argentina / Spain BD
# 8 for 2009, # 1092 Overall A Serious Man 2009 Coen, Ethan / Coen, Joel USA / UK / France BDS
# 9 for 2009, # 1235 Overall An Education 2009 Scherfig, Lone UK BDS
# 10 for 2009, # 1256 Overall District 9 2009 Blomkamp, Neill South Africa / New Zealand BDS
# 11 for 2009, # 1301 Overall Fish Tank 2009 Arnold, Andrea UK BD
# 12 for 2009, # 1355 Overall Up 2009 Docter, Pete / Peterson, Bob USA BD
# 13 for 2009, # 1425 Overall The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo 2009 Oplev, Niels Arden Sweden / Denmark / Germany / Norway BD
# 14 for 2009, # 1439 Overall The Hangover 2009 Phillips, Todd USA BDS
# 15 for 2009, # 1572 Overall I Am Love 2009 Guadagnino, Luca Italy BDS
# 16 for 2009, # 1579 Overall White Material 2009 Denis, Claire France BD
# 17 for 2009, # 1629 Overall Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans 2009 Herzog, Werner USA BD
# 18 for 2009, # 1664 Overall Invictus 2009 Eastwood, Clint USA BDS
# 19 for 2009, # 1672 Overall Broken Embraces 2009 Almodóvar, Pedro Spain BDS
# 20 for 2009, # 1675 Overall (500) Days of Summer 2009 Webb, Marc USA BDS
# 21 for 2009, # 1763 Overall Star Trek 2009 Abrams, J.J. USA / Germany BDS
# 22 for 2009, # 1888 Overall In the Loop 2009 Iannucci, Armando UK BD
# 23 for 2009, # 1929 Overall The Messenger 2009 Moverman, Oren USA BD
# 24 for 2009, # 1954 Overall Capitalism: A Love Story 2009 Moore, Michael USA BD
# 25 for 2009, # 1965 Overall Fantastic Mr. Fox 2009 Anderson, Wes USA / UK BDS
# 26 for 2009, # 1971 Overall Mother 2009 Bong, Joon-ho South Korea BD
# 27 for 2009, # 2015 Overall Coraline 2009 Selick, Henry USA BDS
# 28 for 2009, # 2020 Overall The Maid 2009 Silva, Sebastián Chile D
# 29 for 2009, # 2035 Overall Public Enemies 2009 Mann, Michael USA BDS
# 30 for 2009, # 2049 Overall Sin Nombre 2009 Fukunaga, Cary Mexico / USA DS
# 31 for 2009, # 2091 Overall Coco Before Chanel 2009 Fontaine, Anne France BDS
# 32 for 2009, # 2103 Overall Moon 2009 Jones, Duncan UK BD
# 33 for 2009, # 2109 Overall The Informant! 2009 Soderbergh, Steven USA BDS
# 34 for 2009, # 2146 Overall Crazy Heart 2009 Cooper, Scott USA BDS
# 35 for 2009, # 2244 Overall The Princess and the Frog 2009 Clements, Ron / Musker, John USA BDS
# 36 for 2009, # 2246 Overall Lebanon 2009 Maoz, Samuel / Shmulik, Maoz Germany / Israel / France / Lebanon BD
# 37 for 2009, # 2253 Overall Soul Kitchen 2009 Akin, Fatih Germany D
# 38 for 2009, # 2281 Overall The Blind Side 2009 Hancock, John Lee USA BD
# 39 for 2009, # 2303 Overall Nine 2009 Marshall, Rob USA / Italy BDS
# 40 for 2009, # 2305 Overall The Road 2009 Hillcoat, John USA BD
# 41 for 2009, # 2325 Overall A Single Man 2009 Ford, Tom USA BD
# 42 for 2009, # 2331 Overall This Is It 2009 Ortega, Kenny USA BDS
# 43 for 2009, # 2333 Overall City of Life and Death 2009 Lu, Chuan China / Hong Kong BD
# 44 for 2009, # 2352 Overall Away We Go 2009 Mendes, Sam USA / UK BDS
# 45 for 2009, # 2355 Overall That Evening Sun 2009 Teems, Scott USA BD
# 46 for 2009, # 2361 Overall Brüno 2009 Charles, Larry USA BD
# 47 for 2009, # 2368 Overall Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince 2009 Yates, David UK / USA BDS
# 48 for 2009, # 2391 Overall The Secret of Kells 2009 Moore, Tomm / Twomey, Nora France / Belgium / Ireland BD
# 49 for 2009, # 2440 Overall Baarìa 2009 Tornatore, Giuseppe Italy / France BD
# 50 for 2009, # 2453 Overall Where the Wild Things Are 2009 Jonze, Spike USA BDS
# 51 for 2009, # 2459 Overall Watchmen 2009 Snyder, Zack USA BDS
# 52 for 2009, # 2462 Overall Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2009 Lord, Phil / Miller, Chris USA BDS
# 53 for 2009, # 2466 Overall Life During Wartime 2009 Solondz, Todd USA BD
# 54 for 2009, # 2485 Overall Passing Strange 2009 Lee, Spike USA DS
# 55 for 2009, # 2488 Overall It's Complicated 2009 Meyers, Nancy USA BD
# 56 for 2009, # 2489 Overall The Cove 2009 Psihoyos, Louie USA BD
# 56 for 2009, # 2489 Overall Knowing 2009 Proyas, Alex Australia / USA BDS
# 57 for 2009, # 2490 Overall World's Greatest Dad 2009 Goldthwait, Bobcat USA BDS
# 58 for 2009, # 2495 Overall Julie & Julia 2009 Ephron, Nora USA BD
# 59 for 2009, # 2499 Overall Garbo: The Spy 2009 Roch, Edmon Spain S
# 60 for 2009, # 2504 Overall I Love You Phillip Morris 2009 Ficarra, Glenn / Requa, John France / USA BDS
# 60 for 2009, # 2504 Overall Mother and Child 2009 García, Rodrigo USA / Spain BDS
# 60 for 2009, # 2504 Overall Nowhere Boy 2009 Taylor-Wood, Sam UK / Canada BDS
# 60 for 2009, # 2504 Overall Solitary Man 2009 Koppelman, Brian / Levien, David USA BD
# 60 for 2009, # 2504 Overall A Town Called Panic 2009 Aubier, Stéphane / Patar, Vincent Belgium / Luxembourg / France D
# 60 for 2009, # 2504 Overall Waking Sleeping Beauty 2009 Hahn, Don USA D
# 60 for 2009, # 2504 Overall Whip It 2009 Barrymore, Drew USA BDS
# 61 for 2009, # 2514 Overall The Damned United 2009 Hooper, Tom UK BD
# 62 for 2009, # 2515 Overall Funny People 2009 Apatow, Judd USA BDS
# 63 for 2009, # 2516 Overall City Island 2009 De Felitta, Raymond USA BD
# 63 for 2009, # 2516 Overall I Love You, Man 2009 Hamburg, John USA BDS
# 64 for 2009, # 2522 Overall Micmacs 2009 Jeunet, Jean-Pierre France BD
# 65 for 2009, # 2523 Overall Get Low 2009 Schneider, Aaron USA / Germany / Poland BDS
# 66 for 2009, # 2524 Overall He's Just Not That Into You 2009 Kwapis, Ken USA / Germany BDS
# 67 for 2009, # 2532 Overall Strongman 2009 Levy, Zachary USA
# 68 for 2009, # 2558 Overall Red Riding: 1980 2009 Marsh, James UK BDS
# 69 for 2009, # 2562 Overall Ajami 2009 Copti, Scandar / Shani, Yaron Germany / Israel D
# 69 for 2009, # 2562 Overall Dogtooth 2009 Lanthimos, Giorgos Greece BD
# 69 for 2009, # 2562 Overall The Milk of Sorrow 2009 Llosa, Claudia Spain / Peru BD
# 70 for 2009, # 2573 Overall Brothers 2009 Sheridan, Jim USA BD
# 70 for 2009, # 2573 Overall The Father of My Children 2009 Hansen-Løve, Mia Germany / France D
# 70 for 2009, # 2573 Overall The Girl Who Played with Fire 2009 Alfredson, Daniel Sweden / Denmark / Germany BD
# 70 for 2009, # 2573 Overall My Sister's Keeper 2009 Cassavetes, Nick USA BDS
# 71 for 2009, # 2582 Overall Adventureland 2009 Mottola, Greg USA BD
# 72 for 2009, # 2590 Overall Between Two Worlds 2009 Jayasundara, Vimukthi Sri Lanka
# 72 for 2009, # 2590 Overall Il grande sogno 2009 Placido, Michele Italy / France
# 72 for 2009, # 2590 Overall La doppia ora 2009 Capotondi, Giuseppe Italy
# 72 for 2009, # 2590 Overall Lo spazio bianco 2009 Comencini, Francesca Italy
# 72 for 2009, # 2590 Overall Lola 2009 Mendoza, Brillante Philippines
# 72 for 2009, # 2590 Overall Lourdes 2009 Hausner, Jessica Austria BD
# 72 for 2009, # 2590 Overall Mr. Nobody 2009 van Dormael, Jaco Canada / Belgium / France / Germany Y
# 72 for 2009, # 2590 Overall My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done 2009 Herzog, Werner USA / Germany D
# 72 for 2009, # 2590 Overall Persécution 2009 Chéreau, Patrice France / Germany Y
# 72 for 2009, # 2590 Overall Prince of Tears 2009 Yonfan Hong Kong
# 72 for 2009, # 2590 Overall Survival of the Dead 2009 Romero, George A. USA / Canada BD
# 72 for 2009, # 2590 Overall Tetsuo: The Bullet Man 2009 Tsukamoto, Shinya Japan D
# 72 for 2009, # 2590 Overall 36 vues du Pic Saint-Loup 2009 Rivette, Jacques France / Italy
# 72 for 2009, # 2590 Overall The Traveller 2009 Maher, Ahmed Egypt / Italy
# 72 for 2009, # 2590 Overall Women Without Men 2009 Neshat, Shirin Germany / Austria / France D
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# 72 for 2009, # 2590 Overall Yi ngoi 2009 Cheang, Pou-Soi Hong Kong BD
# 73 for 2009, # 2594 Overall A Christmas Carol 2009 Zemeckis, Robert USA BD
# 73 for 2009, # 2594 Overall Collapse 2009 Smith, Chris USA D
# 73 for 2009, # 2594 Overall 45365 2009 Ross, Bill IV / Ross, Turner USA
# 73 for 2009, # 2594 Overall The Girlfriend Experience 2009 Soderbergh, Steven USA BD
# 73 for 2009, # 2594 Overall Last Ride 2009 Ivin, Glendyn Australia
# 73 for 2009, # 2594 Overall Last Train Home 2009 Fan, Lixin Canada / China / UK D
# 73 for 2009, # 2594 Overall My Dog Tulip 2009 Fierlinger, Paul / Fierlinger, Sandra USA BD
# 73 for 2009, # 2594 Overall Red Riding: 1974 2009 Jarrold, Julian UK BDS
# 73 for 2009, # 2594 Overall Red Riding: 1983 2009 Tucker, Anand UK BDS
# 74 for 2009, # 2596 Overall Five Minutes of Heaven 2009 Hirschbiegel, Oliver UK BD
# 74 for 2009, # 2596 Overall The Proposal 2009 Fletcher, Anne USA BD
# 75 for 2009, # 2600 Overall The Concert 2009 Mihaileanu, Radu France / Italy / Romania / Belgium / Russia DS
# 76 for 2009, # 2604 Overall The Hedgehog 2009 Achache, Mona France / Italy Y
# 77 for 2009, # 2606 Overall Drag Me to Hell 2009 Raimi, Sam USA BDS
# 77 for 2009, # 2606 Overall Life 2009 various UK BD
# 77 for 2009, # 2606 Overall The National Parks: America's Best Idea 2009 Burns, Ken USA BD
# 77 for 2009, # 2606 Overall State of Play 2009 Macdonald, Kevin USA / UK BD
# 78 for 2009, # 2608 Overall The Red Chapel 2009 Brügger, Mads Denmark D
# 79 for 2009, # 2611 Overall Bakjwi 2009 Park, Chan-wook South Korea D
# 80 for 2009, # 2612 Overall Amreeka 2009 Dabis, Cherien USA / Canada D
# 80 for 2009, # 2612 Overall Antichrist 2009 von Trier, Lars Denmark / Germany / France / Sweden / Italy / Poland BD
# 80 for 2009, # 2612 Overall The Art of the Steal 2009 Argott, Don USA D
# 80 for 2009, # 2612 Overall Big Fan 2009 Siegel, Robert D. USA D
# 80 for 2009, # 2612 Overall Bright Star 2009 Campion, Jane UK / Australia / France DS
# 80 for 2009, # 2612 Overall Cell 211 2009 Monzón, Daniel Spain / France D
# 80 for 2009, # 2612 Overall Cheri 2009 Frears, Stephen UK / France / Germany DS
# 80 for 2009, # 2612 Overall Chloe 2009 Egoyan, Atom USA / Canada / France BD
# 80 for 2009, # 2612 Overall Cold Souls 2009 Barthes, Sophie USA / France D
# 80 for 2009, # 2612 Overall Humpday 2009 Shelton, Lynn USA D
# 80 for 2009, # 2612 Overall Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs 2009 Saldanha, Carlos / Thurmeier, Mike USA BDS
# 80 for 2009, # 2612 Overall Inspector Bellamy 2009 Chabrol, Claude France D
# 80 for 2009, # 2612 Overall The Invention of Lying 2009 Gervais, Ricky / Robinson, Matthew USA BD
# 80 for 2009, # 2612 Overall The Men Who Stare at Goats 2009 Heslov, Grant USA / UK BD
# 80 for 2009, # 2612 Overall My One and Only 2009 Loncraine, Richard USA D
# 80 for 2009, # 2612 Overall 9500 Liberty 2009 Byler, Eric / Park, Annabel USA D
# 80 for 2009, # 2612 Overall Notorious 2009 Tillman, George Jr. USA BDS
# 80 for 2009, # 2612 Overall Orphan 2009 Collet-Serra, Jaume USA / Canada / Germany / France BDS
# 80 for 2009, # 2612 Overall Queen to Play 2009 Bottaro, Caroline France / Germany D
# 80 for 2009, # 2612 Overall The Red Machine 2009 Argy, Stephanie / Boehm, Alec USA
# 80 for 2009, # 2612 Overall Still Bill 2009 Baker, Damani / Vlack, Alex USA D
# 80 for 2009, # 2612 Overall 2012 2009 Emmerich, Roland USA / Canada BDS
# 80 for 2009, # 2612 Overall (Untitled) 2009 Parker, Jonathan USA BD
# 80 for 2009, # 2612 Overall Vengeance 2009 To, Johnnie Hong Kong / France D
# 80 for 2009, # 2612 Overall Vincere 2009 Bellocchio, Marco Italy / France D
# 80 for 2009, # 2612 Overall What's the Matter with Kansas? 2009 Winston, Joe USA D
# 81 for 2009, # 2615 Overall Police, Adjective 2009 Porumboiu, Corneliu Romania D
# 82 for 2009, # 2618 Overall The Answer Man 2009 Hindman, John USA BD
# 82 for 2009, # 2618 Overall Art & Copy 2009 Pray, Doug USA D
# 82 for 2009, # 2618 Overall The Boys: The Sherman Brothers' Story 2009 Sherman, Gregory V. / Sherman, Jeff USA D
# 82 for 2009, # 2618 Overall Bran Nue Dae 2009 Perkins, Rachel Australia DS
# 82 for 2009, # 2618 Overall Cairo Time 2009 Nadda, Ruba Canada BD
# 82 for 2009, # 2618 Overall Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky 2009 Kounen, Jan France BDS
# 82 for 2009, # 2618 Overall David Hockney: A Bigger Picture 2009 Wollheim, Bruno UK D
# 82 for 2009, # 2618 Overall Everybody's Fine 2009 Jones, Kirk USA / Italy BDS
# 82 for 2009, # 2618 Overall The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest 2009 Alfredson, Daniel Sweden / Denmark / Germany BD
# 82 for 2009, # 2618 Overall Hadewijch 2009 Dumont, Bruno France BD
# 82 for 2009, # 2618 Overall The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus 2009 Gilliam, Terry UK / Canada / France BDS
# 82 for 2009, # 2618 Overall In the Electric Mist 2009 Tavernier, Bertrand USA / France BD
# 82 for 2009, # 2618 Overall Johnny Mercer: The Dream's On Me 2009 Ricker, Bruce USA DS
# 82 for 2009, # 2618 Overall La Donation 2009 Émond, Bernard Canada
# 82 for 2009, # 2618 Overall La mission 2009 Bratt, Peter USA BD
# 82 for 2009, # 2618 Overall The Man Beyond the Bridge 2009 Shetgaonkar, Laxmikant India
# 82 for 2009, # 2618 Overall Mao's Last Dancer 2009 Beresford, Bruce Australia BD
# 82 for 2009, # 2618 Overall Mary and Max 2009 Elliot, Adam Australia BDS
# 82 for 2009, # 2618 Overall The Panic Is On: The Great American Depression as Seen by the Common Man 2009 unknown USA D
# 82 for 2009, # 2618 Overall Pulling John 2009 Khonsari, Vassiliki / Matossian, Sevan USA D
# 82 for 2009, # 2618 Overall Surrogates 2009 Mostow, Jonathan USA BD
# 82 for 2009, # 2618 Overall Terminator Salvation 2009 McG USA / Germany / UK BDS
# 82 for 2009, # 2618 Overall The Winning Season 2009 Strouse, James C. USA D
# 82 for 2009, # 2618 Overall Yoo Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg 2009 Kempner, Aviva USA D
# 82 for 2009, # 2618 Overall The Young Victoria 2009 Vallée, Jean-Marc UK / USA BDS
# 83 for 2009, # 2621 Overall The End of the Line 2009 Murray, Rupert UK D
# 83 for 2009, # 2621 Overall Nothing Personal 2009 Antoniak, Urszula Ireland / Netherlands D
# 83 for 2009, # 2621 Overall Thirst 2009 Park, Chan-wook South Korea DS
# 84 for 2009, # 2626 Overall Crude 2009 Berlinger, Joe USA D
# 84 for 2009, # 2626 Overall The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 2009 Scott, Tony USA / UK BDS
# 85 for 2009, # 2627 Overall Black Dynamite 2009 Sanders, Scott USA BDS
# 85 for 2009, # 2627 Overall Bride Wars 2009 Winick, Gary USA BD
# 85 for 2009, # 2627 Overall 44 Inch Chest 2009 Venville, Malcolm UK BDS
# 85 for 2009, # 2627 Overall The House of the Devil 2009 West, Ti USA BD
# 85 for 2009, # 2627 Overall The Last Station 2009 Hoffman, Michael Germany / Russia / UK BDS
# 85 for 2009, # 2627 Overall The Lovely Bones 2009 Jackson, Peter USA / UK / New Zealand BD
# 85 for 2009, # 2627 Overall Monsters vs Aliens 2009 Letterman, Rob / Vernon, Conrad USA BDS
# 85 for 2009, # 2627 Overall Oceans 2009 Perrin, Jacques / Cluzaud, Jacques France / Switzerland / Spain BDS
# 85 for 2009, # 2627 Overall Sherlock Holmes 2009 Ritchie, Guy UK / Australia / USA BDS
# 85 for 2009, # 2627 Overall Under the Sea 3D 2009 Hall, Howard USA / Canada BD
# 85 for 2009, # 2627 Overall Yellowstone: Battle for Life 2009 unknown UK BD
# 85 for 2009, # 2627 Overall Zombieland 2009 Fleischer, Ruben USA BD
# 86 for 2009, # 2628 Overall Winnebago Man 2009 Steinbauer, Ben USA D
# 87 for 2009, # 2629 Overall The Agony and the Ecstacy of Phil Spector 2009 Jayanti, Vikram USA / UK
# 87 for 2009, # 2629 Overall Horsemen 2009 Åkerlund, Jonas USA D
# 87 for 2009, # 2629 Overall Tales from the Golden Age 2009 Höfer, Hanno / Marculescu, Razvan / Mungiu, Cristian / Popescu, Constantin / Uricaru, Ioana Romania / France D
# 87 for 2009, # 2629 Overall To Save a Life 2009 Baugh, Brian USA BD
NR Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel 2009 Thomas, Betty USA BDS
NR Angels & Demons 2009 Howard, Ron USA BDS
NR Bandslam 2009 Graff, Todd USA DS
NR Farewell 2009 Carion, Christian France BDS
NR Fast & Furious 2009 Lin, Justin USA BDS
NR G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra 2009 Sommers, Stephen USA / Czech Republic BD
NR Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian 2009 Levy, Shawn USA / Canada BDS
NR Pirate Radio 2009 Curtis, Richard UK / Germany / USA / France BDS
NR Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen 2009 Bay, Michael USA BDS
NR The Twilight Saga: New Moon 2009 Weitz, Chris USA BDS
NR X-Men Origins: Wolverine 2009 Hood, Gavin USA BDS
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B   Blu-ray Disc
D   DVD
V   VHS
Y   Yes (DVD or VHS, unspecified)
S   Soundtrack