Temporal Top Ten – 2009


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Number of movies seen from this year – 128
Number of movies reviewed –  106 (including 12 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. Cove, The
  26. Crazy Heart  Encore Review
  27. Crossing Over
  28. Dead Snow
  29. District 9
  30. Dogtooth
  31. Don’t You Forget About Me
  32. Down Terrace
  33. Drag Me to Hell
  34. Duplicity
  35. Echelon Conspiracy
  36. Everyman’s War
  37. Exam
  38. Fame
  39. Fanboys
  40. Fantastic Mr. Fox
  41. Fast & Furious
  42. Fish Tank
  43. Frame of Mind
  44. Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel
  45. Funny People
  46. G.I. Joe: Resolute
  47. G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
  48. Get Low
  49. Ghosts of Girlfriends Past
  50. Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest, The
  51. Girl Who Played With Fire, The
  52. Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, The
  53. Girlfriend Experience, The
  54. Green Lantern: First Flight    Encore Review
  55. Hangover, The   Encore Review
  56. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  57. He’s Just Not That into You
  58. Horsemen
  59. Hulk Vs.
  60. I Hate Valentine’s Day
  61. I Love You, Beth Cooper
  62. I Love You, Man
  63. The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
  64. In the Electric Mist
  65. In the Loop
  66. Inglourious Basterds
  67. International, The
  68. Into the Storm
  69. Invention of Lying, The
  70. Invictus
  71. It’s Complicated
  72. Julie & Julia
  73. King of Thorn
  74. Knowing
  75. Land of the Lost
  76. Landslide: A Portrait of President Herbert Hoover
  77. Last Station, The
  78. Law Abiding Citizen
  79. Lego Star Wars: The Quest for R2-D2
  80. Lovely Bones, The
  81. Matter of Size, A
  82. Messenger, The
  83. Moon         Encore Review
  84. Moonshot
  85. Most Dangerous Man in America, The: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers
  86. Mother and Child
  87. Mr. Nobody
  88. Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian
  89. Nine
  90. Pandorum
  91. Paper Man
  92. The Perfect Game
  93. Phobidilia
  94. Pirate Radio
  95. Post Grad
  96. Precious
  97. Private Lives of Pippa Lee, The
  98. Proposal, The
  99. Public Enemies
  100. Race to Witch Mountain
  101. Return to Tarawa: The Leon Cooper Story
  102. Road, The
  103. Serious Man, A
  104. Sherlock Holmes
  105. Single Man, A
  106. Solitary Man
  107. Star Trek  Encore Review  Encore Review 2 Encore Review 3  Encore Review 4
  108. State of Play
  109. Superman/Batman: Public Enemies      Encore Review
  110. Surrogates Encore Review
  111. Table for Three
  112. Taking Chance  Encore Review
  113. Taking of Pelham 123, The
  114. Terminator Salvation
  115. Time Traveler’s Wife, The
  116. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
  117. Twilight Saga: New Moon
  118. Ugly Truth, The
  119. Up
  120. Up in the Air
  121. Watchmen
  122. Where the Wild Things Are
  123. Whiteout
  124. Wonder Woman
  125. World’s Greatest Dad
  126. X-Men Origins: Wolverine
  127. Young Victoria, The
  128. 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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