Temporal Top Ten – 2009


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Number of movies seen from this year – 139
Number of movies reviewed –  123 (including 17 Encore Reviews)

2009 was a fun year for movies.

This was the first year where the Oscar Best Picture list was expanded from just 5 movies.

4 of the 9 nominees make this list (The actual BP winner The Hurt Locker has an IMDB release date of 2008, so it wasn’t eligible for this list)  I actually believe that the other 4 nominees aren’t as strong – Precious, The Blind Side, A Serious Man and District 9 despite being good movies.

As you can see by the list, this year was heavily populated by great small budget movies that blew me and lots of other people away by the way those movies were presented.

My #1 is probably not on anyone else’s top ten list but that’s probably because most people haven’t seen or even heard of this gem.

#2 restored my faith in remakes (sorta) 🙂

My Top Tenadventureland

10. Adventurelandmoon

9. Mooninglorious basterds

8. Inglorious Basterdsup in the air

7. Up In the Airwatchmen

6. Watchmencrazy heart

5. Crazy Heartup

4. Upavatar

3. Avatarstar trek

2. Star Trektaking chance

1. Taking Chance


Here’s a complete list of movies that I’ve seen from 2009

  1. 9
  2. 2012
  3. (500) Days of Summer
  4. 18 Year Old Virgin
  5. Adventureland
  6. Agora
  7. Ajami
  8. All About Steve
  9. Amelia
  10. An Education
  11. Angels & Demons
  12. The Answer Man
  13. Avatar   Encore Review
  14. Away We Go
  15. Beyond A Reasonable Doubt
  16. Blind Side, The
  17. Bride Wars
  18. Brooklyn’s Finest
  19. Brothers
  20. Calvin Marshall
  21. Capitalism: A Love Story
  22. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
  23. Coraline
  24. Couples Retreat
  25. Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler, The
  26. Cove, The
  27. Crazy Heart  Encore Review  Encore Review 2
  28. Crossing Over
  29. Dead Snow
  30. District 9
  31. Dogtooth
  32. Don’t You Forget About Me
  33. Down Terrace
  34. Drag Me to Hell
  35. Duplicity
  36. Echelon Conspiracy
  37. Everyman’s War
  38. Exam
  39. Fame
  40. Fanboys
  41. Fantastic Mr. Fox
  42. Fast & Furious
  43. Fish Tank
  44. Frame of Mind
  45. Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel
  46. Funny People
  47. G.I. Joe: Resolute
  48. G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
  49. Get Low
  50. Ghosts of Girlfriends Past
  51. Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story
  52. Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest, The
  53. Girl Who Played With Fire, The
  54. Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, The
  55. Girlfriend Experience, The
  56. Green Lantern: First Flight    Encore Review
  57. Hachi: A Dog’s Tale
  58. Hangover, The   Encore Review
  59. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  60. He’s Just Not That into You
  61. Horsemen
  62. Hulk Vs.
  63. Hurricane Season
  64. I Hate Valentine’s Day
  65. I Love You, Beth Cooper
  66. I Love You, Man
  67. The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
  68. In the Electric Mist
  69. In the Loop
  70. Inglourious Basterds
  71. International, The
  72. Into the Storm
  73. Invention of Lying, The
  74. Invictus
  75. It’s Complicated
  76. Julie & Julia
  77. King of Thorn
  78. Knowing
  79. Land of the Lost
  80. Landslide: A Portrait of President Herbert Hoover
  81. Last Station, The
  82. Law Abiding Citizen
  83. Lego Star Wars: The Quest for R2-D2
  84. Lovely Bones, The
  85. Matter of Size, A
  86. Messenger, The
  87. Moon         Encore Review
  88. Moonshot
  89. Most Dangerous Man in America, The: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers
  90. Mother and Child
  91. Mr. Nobody
  92. My Sister’s Keeper
  93. Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian
  94. Nine
  95. Old Dogs
  96. Pandorum
  97. Paper Man
  98. Paul Blart: Mall Cop
  99. Perfect Game, The
  100. Perfect Getaway, A
  101. Phobidilia
  102. Pirate Radio
  103. Post Grad
  104. Precious
  105. Private Lives of Pippa Lee, The
  106. Proposal, The
  107. Public Enemies
  108. Race to Witch Mountain
  109. Return to Tarawa: The Leon Cooper Story
  110. Road, The
  111. Serious Man, A
  112. Sherlock Holmes
  113. Single Man, A
  114. Solitary Man
  115. Star Trek  Encore Review  Encore Review 2 Encore Review 3  Encore Review 4  5
  116. State of Play
  117. Superman/Batman: Public Enemies      Encore Review
  118. Surrogates Encore Review
  119. Table for Three
  120. Taking Chance  Encore Review  Encore Review 2
  121. Taking of Pelham 123, The
  122. Terminator Salvation
  123. Time Traveler’s Wife, The
  124. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
  125. Twilight Saga: New Moon
  126. Ugly Truth, The
  127. Up    Encore Review
  128. Up in the Air
  129. Vicious Kind, The
  130. Waking Sleeping Beauty
  131. Watchmen
  132. Where the Wild Things Are
  133. White Ribbon, The
  134. Whiteout
  135. Wonder Woman
  136. World’s Greatest Dad
  137. X-Men Origins: Wolverine
  138. Young Victoria, The
  139. Zombieland   Encore Review


11 thoughts on “Temporal Top Ten – 2009

  1. I enjoyed Julie and Julia and Surrogates, but I haven’t seen most of your top ten (and a few I don’t really want to). I’m definitely intrigued though by Taking Chance. It’s in my Netflix queue now. Thanks!

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  3. You are correct. I haven’t heard of Taking Chances. Haven’t seen some others.

    But a lot of the rest of these, I too like a lot. Up is amazing (perhaps the best animated flick I’ve ever seen). Crazy Heart is good, too.

    I do not, under any circumstance, like Avatar. I strongly dislike Avatar. But we’ve talked about that before, right?

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