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The Best Movies of 2009
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Movie: He's Just Not That Into You ( 2009 )
This Baltimore-set movie of interconnecting story arcs deals with the challenges of reading or misreading human behavior.
Movie: Inglourious Basterds ( 2009 )
In Nazi-occupied France during World War II, a plan to assassinate Nazi leaders by a group of Jewish U.S. soldiers coincides with a theatre owner's vengeful plans for the same.
Movie: Avatar ( 2009 )
A paraplegic Marine dispatched to the moon Pandora on a unique mission becomes torn between following his orders and protecting the world he feels is his home.
Movie: Watchmen ( 2009 )
In 1985 where former superheroes exist, the murder of a colleague sends active vigilante Rorschach into his own sprawling investigation, uncovering something that could completely change the course of history as we know it.
Movie: Zombieland ( 2009 )
A shy student trying to reach his family in Ohio, a gun-toting tough guy trying to find the last Twinkie, and a pair of sisters trying to get to an amusement park join forces to travel across a zombie-filled America.
Movie: Ghosts of Girlfriends Past ( 2009 )
While attending his brother's wedding, a serial womanizer is haunted by the ghosts of his past girlfriends.
Movie: Friday the 13th ( 2009 )
A group of young adults discover a boarded up Camp Crystal Lake, where they soon encounter Jason Voorhees and his deadly intentions.
Movie: 2012 ( 2009 )
A frustrated writer struggles to keep his family alive when a series of global catastrophes threatens to annihilate mankind.
Movie: Star Trek ( 2009 )
The brash James T. Kirk tries to live up to his father's legacy with Mr. Spock keeping him in check as a vengeful Romulan from the future creates black holes to destroy the Federation one planet at a time.
Movie: The Hangover ( 2009 )
Three buddies wake up from a bachelor party in Las Vegas, with no memory of the previous night and the bachelor missing. They make their way around the city in order to find their friend before his wedding.
Movie: Up ( 2009 )
Seventy-eight year old Carl Fredricksen travels to Paradise Falls in his home equipped with balloons, inadvertently taking a young stowaway.
Movie: The Invention of Lying ( 2009 )
A comedy set in a world where no one has ever lied, until a writer seizes the opportunity for personal gain.
Movie: The Blind Side ( 2009 )
The story of Michael Oher, a homeless and traumatized boy who became an All American football player and first round NFL draft pick with the help of a caring woman and her family.
Movie: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince ( 2009 )
As Harry Potter begins his sixth year at Hogwarts, he discovers an old book marked as "the property of the Half-Blood Prince" and begins to learn more about Lord Voldemort's dark past.
Movie: X-Men Origins: Wolverine ( 2009 )
The early years of James Logan, featuring his rivalry with his brother Victor Creed, his service in the special forces team Weapon X, and his experimentation into the metal-lined mutant Wolverine.
Movie: Carriers ( 2009 )
Four friends fleeing a viral pandemic soon learn they are more dangerous than any virus.
Movie: The Lovely Bones ( 2009 )
Centers on a young girl who has been murdered and watches over her family - and her killer - from purgatory. She must weigh her desire for vengeance against her desire for her family to heal.
Movie: District 9 ( 2009 )
An extraterrestrial race, forced to live in slum-like conditions on Earth, suddenly finds a kindred spirit in a government agent who is exposed to their biotechnology.
Movie: The Princess and the Frog ( 2009 )
A waitress, desperate to fulfill her dreams as a restaurant owner, is set on a journey to turn a frog prince back into a human being, but she has to face the same problem after she kisses him.
Movie: The Road ( 2009 )
In a dangerous post-apocalyptic world, an ailing father defends his son as they slowly travel to the sea.
Movie: G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra ( 2009 )
An elite military unit comprised of special operatives known as G.I. Joe, operating out of The Pit, takes on an evil organization led by a notorious arms dealer.
Movie: Sherlock Holmes ( 2009 )
Detective Sherlock Holmes and his stalwart partner Watson engage in a battle of wits and brawn with a nemesis whose plot is a threat to all of England.
Movie: Jennifer's Body ( 2009 )
A newly possessed high school cheerleader turns into a succubus who specializes in killing her male classmates. Can her best friend put an end to the horror?
Movie: 3 Idiots ( 2009 )
Two friends are searching for their long lost companion. They revisit their college days and recall the memories of their friend who inspired them to think differently, even as the rest of the world called them "idiots".
Movie: Moon ( 2009 )
Astronaut Sam Bell has a quintessentially personal encounter toward the end of his three-year stint on the Moon, where he, working alongside his computer, GERTY, sends back to Earth parcels of a resource that has helped diminish our planet's power problems.
Movie: Terminator Salvation ( 2009 )
In 2018, a mysterious new weapon in the war against the machines, half-human and half-machine, comes to John Connor on the eve of a resistance attack on Skynet. But whose side is he on, and can he be trusted?
Movie: Triangle ( 2009 )
A group of friends suffer a yachting accident and take refuge on a cruise ship drifting on the open sea, but quickly realize they were better off on the upturned yacht
Movie: Antichrist ( 2009 )
A grieving couple retreat to their cabin in the woods, hoping to repair their broken hearts and troubled marriage, but nature takes its course and things go from bad to worse.
Movie: Coraline ( 2009 )
An adventurous 11-year-old girl finds another world that is a strangely idealized version of her frustrating home, but it has sinister secrets.
Movie: Public Enemies ( 2009 )
The Feds try to take down notorious American gangsters John Dillinger, Baby Face Nelson and Pretty Boy Floyd during a booming crime wave in the 1930s.
Movie: Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen ( 2009 )
Sam Witwicky leaves the Autobots behind for a normal life. But when his mind is filled with cryptic symbols, the Decepticons target him and he is dragged back into the Transformers' war.
Movie: Drag Me to Hell ( 2009 )
A loan officer who evicts an old woman from her home finds herself the recipient of a supernatural curse. Desperate, she turns to a seer to try and save her soul, while evil forces work to push her to a breaking point.
Movie: Splice ( 2010 )
Genetic engineers Clive Nicoli and Elsa Kast hope to achieve fame by successfully splicing together the DNA of different animals to create new hybrid animals for medical use.
Movie: Orphan ( 2009 )
A husband and wife who recently lost their baby adopt a 9 year-old girl who is not nearly as innocent as she claims to be.
Movie: 500 Days of Summer ( 2009 )
An offbeat romantic comedy about a woman who doesn't believe true love exists, and the young man who falls for her.
Movie: Angels & Demons ( 2009 )
Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon works with a nuclear physicist to solve a murder and prevent a terrorist act against the Vatican during one of the significant events within the church.
Movie: The Proposal ( 2009 )
A pushy boss forces her young assistant to marry her in order to keep her visa status in the U.S. and avoid deportation to Canada.
Movie: Fast & Furious ( 2009 )
Brian O'Conner, back working for the FBI in Los Angeles, teams up with Dominic Toretto to bring down a heroin importer by infiltrating his operation.
Movie: Up in the Air ( 2009 )
Ryan Bingham enjoys living out of a suitcase for his job, travelling around the country firing people, but finds that lifestyle threatened by the presence of a potential love interest, and a new hire.
Movie: Dogtooth ( 2009 )
Three teenagers live isolated, without leaving their house, because their over-protective parents say they can only leave when their dogtooth falls out.
Movie: Enter the Void ( 2009 )
A French drug dealer living in Tokyo is betrayed by his best friend and killed in a drug deal. His soul, observing the repercussions of his death, seeks resurrection.
Movie: The Last House on the Left ( 2009 )
After kidnapping and brutally assaulting two young women, a gang unknowingly finds refuge at a vacation home belonging to the parents of one of the victims: a mother and father who devise an increasingly gruesome series of revenge tactics.
Movie: The Ugly Truth ( 2009 )
An uptight television producer takes control of a morning show segment on modern relationships hosted by a misogynistic man.
Movie: Valhalla Rising ( 2010 )
Forced for some time to be a fighting slave, a pagan warrior escapes his captors with a boy and joins a group of Crusaders on their quest to the Holy Land.
Movie: Fantastic Mr. Fox ( 2009 )
An urbane fox cannot resist returning to his farm raiding ways and then must help his community survive the farmers' retaliation.
Movie: Get Low ( 2010 )
A movie spun out of equal parts folk tale, fable and real-life legend about the mysterious, 1930s Tennessee hermit who famously threw his own rollicking funeral party... while he was still alive.
Movie: Land of the Lost ( 2009 )
On his latest expedition, Dr. Rick Marshall is sucked into a space-time vortex alongside his research assistant and a redneck survivalist. In this alternate universe, the trio make friends with a primate named Chaka, their only ally in a world full of dinosaurs and other fantastic creatures.
Movie: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo ( 2009 )
A journalist is aided by a young female hacker in his search for the killer of a woman who has been dead for forty years.
Movie: Gamer ( 2009 )
In a future mind-controlling game, death row convicts are forced to battle in a 'Doom'-type environment. Convict Kable, controlled by Simon, a skilled teenage gamer, must survive thirty sessions in order to be set free. Or won't he?
Movie: Mr. Nobody ( 2009 )
A boy stands on a station platform as a train is about to leave. Should he go with his mother or stay with his father? Infinite possibilities arise from this decision. As long as he doesn't choose, anything is possible.
Movie: Chloe ( 2010 )
Suspecting her husband of infidelity, gynecologist Dr. Catherine Stewart hires an escort named Chloe in order to test his faithfulness. Soon, the relationships between all three intensify.
Movie: Dragonball Evolution ( 2009 )
The young warrior Son Goku sets out on a quest, racing against time and the vengeful King Piccolo, to collect a set of seven magical orbs that will grant their wielder unlimited power.
Movie: The Human Centipede (First Sequence) ( 2010 )
A mad scientist kidnaps and mutilates a trio of tourists in order to reassemble them into a human centipede, created by stitching their mouths to each others' rectums.
Movie: The Twilight Saga: New Moon ( 2009 )
Edward leaves Bella after an attack that nearly claimed her life, and in her depression she falls into yet another paranormal relationship - this time with werewolf Jacob Black.
Movie: Law Abiding Citizen ( 2009 )
A frustrated man decides to take justice into his own hands after a plea bargain sets one of his family's killers free. He targets not only the killer but also the district attorney and others involved in the deal.
Movie: A Serious Man ( 2009 )
Larry Gopnik, a Midwestern physics teacher, watches his life unravel over multiple sudden incidents. Though seeking meaning and answers amidst his turmoils, he seems to keep sinking.
Movie: Hachi: A Dog's Tale ( 2009 )
A college professor bonds with an abandoned dog he takes into his home.
Movie: 17 Again ( 2009 )
Mike O'Donnell is ungrateful for how his life turned out. He gets a chance to rewrite his life when he tried to save a janitor near a bridge and jumped after him into a time vortex.
Movie: Julie & Julia ( 2009 )
Julia Child's story of her start in the cooking profession is intertwined with blogger Julie Powell's 2002 challenge to cook all the recipes in Child's first book.
Movie: Spread ( 2009 )
A sex comedy centered on a serial womanizer and his jilted lover.
Movie: Year One ( 2009 )
After being banished from their tribe, two hunter-gatherers encounter Biblical characters and eventually wind up in the city of Sodom.
Movie: Precious ( 2009 )
In New York City's Harlem circa 1987, an overweight, abused, illiterate teen who is pregnant with her second child is invited to enroll in an alternative school in hopes that her life can head in a new direction.
Movie: The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus ( 2009 )
A traveling theater company gives its audience much more than they were expecting.
Movie: The Young Victoria ( 2009 )
A dramatization of the turbulent first years of Queen Victoria's rule, and her enduring romance with Prince Albert.
Movie: The Descent: Part 2 ( 2009 )
Refusing to believe her story about cave-dwelling monsters, the sole survivor of a spelunking exploration gone horribly wrong is forced to follow the authorities back into the caves where something awaits.
Movie: Monsters vs. Aliens ( 2009 )
A woman transformed into a giant after she is struck by a meteorite on her wedding day becomes part of a team of monsters sent in by the U.S. government to defeat an alien mastermind trying to take over Earth.
Movie: Brothers ( 2009 )
A young man comforts his older brother's wife and children after he goes missing in Afghanistan.
Movie: Pandorum ( 2009 )
Two crew members of a spaceship wake up from hypersleep to discover that all their colleagues are missing. Despite this, it appears that they are not alone.
Movie: Knowing ( 2009 )
M.I.T. professor John Koestler links a mysterious list of numbers from a time capsule to past and future disasters and sets out to prevent the ultimate catastrophe.
Movie: Push ( 2009 )
Two young Americans with special abilities must race to find a girl in Hong Kong before a shadowy government organization called Division does.
Movie: A Single Man ( 2009 )
An English professor, one year after the sudden death of his boyfriend, is unable to cope with his typical days in 1960s Los Angeles.
Movie: Nine ( 2009 )
Famous film director Guido Contini struggles to find harmony in his professional and personal lives, as he engages in dramatic relationships with his wife, his mistress, his muse, his agent, and his mother.
Movie: Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian ( 2009 )
Security guard Larry Daley infiltrates the Smithsonian Institution in order to rescue Jedediah and Octavius, who have been shipped to the museum by mistake.
Movie: The Uninvited ( 2009 )
Anna returns home after a stint in a mental hospital, but her recovery is jeopardized by her cruel stepmother and ghastly visions of her dead mother.
Movie: Agora ( 2009 )
A historical drama set in Roman Egypt, concerning a slave who turns to the rising tide of Christianity in the hope of pursuing freedom while falling in love with his mistress, the philosophy and mathematics professor Hypatia of Alexandria.
Movie: Surrogates ( 2009 )
Set in a futuristic world where humans live in isolation and interact through surrogate robots, a cop is forced to leave his home for the first time in years in order to investigate the murders of others' surrogates.
Movie: State of Play ( 2009 )
When a congressional aide is killed, a Washington D.C. journalist starts investigating the case involving the congressman, his old college friend.
Movie: Daybreakers ( 2010 )
In the year 2019, a plague has transformed almost every human into vampires. Faced with a dwindling blood supply, the fractured dominant race plots their survival; meanwhile, a researcher works with a covert band of vamps on a way to save humankind.
Movie: Adventureland ( 2009 )
In the summer of 1987, a college graduate takes a 'nowhere' job at his local amusement park, only to find it's the perfect course to get him prepared for the real world.
Movie: The Final Destination ( 2009 )
After a young man's premonition of a deadly race-car crash helps saves the lives of his peers, Death sets out to collect those who evaded their end.
Movie: Race to Witch Mountain ( 2009 )
A Las Vegas cabbie enlists the help of a UFO expert to protect two siblings with paranormal powers from the clutches of an organization that wants to use the kids for their nefarious plans.
Movie: Where the Wild Things Are ( 2009 )
Yearning for escape and adventure, a young boy runs away from home and sails to an island filled with creatures that take him in as their king.
Movie: Whatever Works ( 2009 )
A middle-aged, misanthropic divorcée from New York City surprisingly enters a fulfilling, Pygmalion-type relationship with a much younger, unsophisticated Southern girl.
Movie: The Unborn ( 2009 )
A young woman fights the spirit that is slowly taking possession of her.
Movie: Bride Wars ( 2009 )
Two best friends become rivals when they schedule their respective weddings on the same day.
Movie: It's Complicated ( 2009 )
When attending their son's college graduation, a couple reignite the spark in their relationship. But the complicated fact is they're divorced and he's remarried.
Movie: Underworld: Rise of the Lycans ( 2009 )
An origins story centered on the centuries-old feud between the race of aristocratic vampires and their onetime slaves, the Lycans.
Movie: Whip It ( 2009 )
In Bodeen, Texas, an indie-rock loving misfit finds a way of dealing with her small-town misery after she discovers a roller derby league in nearby Austin.
Movie: Crank: High Voltage ( 2009 )
Chelios faces a Chinese mobster who has stolen his nearly indestructible heart and replaced it with a battery-powered ticker that requires regular jolts of electricity to keep working.
Movie: 9 ( 2009 )
A rag doll that awakens in a postapocalyptic future holds the key to humanity's salvation.
Movie: The Men Who Stare at Goats ( 2009 )
A reporter in Iraq might just have the story of a lifetime when he meets Lyn Cassady, a guy who claims to be a former member of the U.S. Army's New Earth Army, a unit that employs paranormal powers in their missions.
Movie: My Bloody Valentine ( 2009 )
Tom returns to his hometown on the tenth anniversary of the Valentine's night massacre that claimed the lives of 22 people. Instead of a homecoming, Tom finds himself suspected of committing the murders, and it seems like his old flame is the only one that believes he's innocent.
Movie: Couples Retreat ( 2009 )
A comedy centered around four couples who settle into a tropical-island resort for a vacation. While one of the couples is there to work on the marriage, the others fail to realize that participation in the resort's therapy sessions is not optional.
Movie: Case 39 ( 2009 )
A social worker fights to save a girl from her abusive parents, only to discover that the situation is more dangerous than she ever expected.
Movie: The Fourth Kind ( 2009 )
A thriller involving an ongoing unsolved mystery in Alaska, where one town has seen an extraordinary number of unexplained disappearances during the past 40 years and there are accusations of a federal cover up.
Movie: The Soloist ( 2009 )
A newspaper journalist discovers a homeless musical genius and tries to improve his situation.
Movie: An Education ( 2009 )
A coming-of-age story about a teenage girl in 1960s suburban London, and how her life changes with the arrival of a playboy nearly twice her age.
Movie: Exam ( 2010 )
Eight candidates for a highly desirable corporate job are locked together in an exam room and given a final test with just one question. It seems simple yet confusing that soon, tensions begin to unravel.
Movie: The Collector ( 2009 )
Desperate to repay his debt to his ex-wife, an ex-con plots a heist at his new employer's country home, unaware that a second criminal has also targeted the property, and rigged it with a series of deadly traps.
Movie: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs ( 2009 )
A local scientist is often regarded as a failure until he invents a machine that can make food fall from the sky. But little does he know, that things are about to take a turn for the worst.
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