Temporal Top Ten – 2009


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Number of movies seen from this year – 126
Number of movies reviewed –  95 (including 9 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. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
  22. Coraline
  23. Couples Retreat
  24. Cove, The
  25. Crazy Heart  Encore Review
  26. Crossing Over
  27. Dead Snow
  28. District 9
  29. Dogtooth
  30. Don’t You Forget About Me
  31. Down Terrace
  32. Drag Me to Hell
  33. Duplicity
  34. Echelon Conspiracy
  35. Everyman’s War
  36. Exam
  37. Fame
  38. Fanboys
  39. Fantastic Mr. Fox
  40. Fast & Furious
  41. Fish Tank
  42. Frame of Mind
  43. Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel
  44. Funny People
  45. G.I. Joe: Resolute
  46. G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
  47. Get Low
  48. Ghosts of Girlfriends Past
  49. Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest, The
  50. Girl Who Played With Fire, The
  51. Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, The
  52. Girlfriend Experience, The
  53. Green Lantern: First Flight
  54. Hangover, The   Encore Review
  55. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  56. He’s Just Not That into You
  57. Horsemen
  58. I Hate Valentine’s Day
  59. I Love You, Beth Cooper
  60. I Love You, Man
  61. The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
  62. In the Electric Mist
  63. In the Loop
  64. Inglourious Basterds
  65. International, The
  66. Into the Storm
  67. Invention of Lying, The
  68. Invictus
  69. It’s Complicated
  70. Julie & Julia
  71. King of Thorn
  72. Knowing
  73. Land of the Lost
  74. Landslide: A Portrait of President Herbert Hoover
  75. Last Station, The
  76. Law Abiding Citizen
  77. Lego Star Wars: The Quest for R2-D2
  78. Lovely Bones, The
  79. Matter of Size, A
  80. Messenger, The
  81. Moon
  82. Moonshot
  83. Most Dangerous Man in America, The: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers
  84. Mother and Child
  85. Mr. Nobody
  86. My Sister’s Keeper
  87. Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian
  88. Nine
  89. Pandorum
  90. Paper Man
  91. The Perfect Game
  92. Phobidilia
  93. Pirate Radio
  94. Post Grad
  95. Precious
  96. Private Lives of Pippa Lee, The
  97. Proposal, The
  98. Public Enemies
  99. Race to Witch Mountain
  100. Road, The
  101. Serious Man, A
  102. Sherlock Holmes
  103. Single Man, A
  104. Solitary Man
  105. Star Trek  Encore Review  Encore Review 2 Encore Review 3  Encore Review 4
  106. State of Play
  107. Superman/Batman: Public Enemies
  108. Surrogates Encore Review
  109. Table for Three
  110. Taking Chance  Encore Review
  111. Taking of Pelham 123, The
  112. Terminator Salvation
  113. Time Traveler’s Wife, The
  114. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
  115. Twilight Saga: New Moon
  116. Ugly Truth, The
  117. Up
  118. Up in the Air
  119. Watchmen
  120. Where the Wild Things Are
  121. Whiteout
  122. Wonder Woman
  123. World’s Greatest Dad
  124. X-Men Origins: Wolverine
  125. Young Victoria, The
  126. Zombieland


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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