Temporal Top Ten – 2009


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Number of movies seen from this year – 143
Number of movies reviewed –  152 (including 18 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. Adventureland
  5. Agora
  6. Ajami
  7. All About Steve
  8. Amelia
  9. An Education
  10. Angels & Demons
  11. Answer Man, The
  12. Avatar   Encore Review
  13. Away We Go
  14. Beyond A Reasonable Doubt
  15. Blind Side, The
  16. Bride Wars
  17. Brooklyn’s Finest
  18. Brothers
  19. Calvin Marshall
  20. Capitalism: A Love Story
  21. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
  22. Coraline
  23. Couples Retreat
  24. Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler, The
  25. Cove, The
  26. Crazy Heart  Encore Review  Encore Review 2
  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. Final Destination, The
  43. Fish Tank
  44. Frame of Mind
  45. Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel
  46. Friday the 13th
  47. Funny People
  48. G.I. Joe: Resolute
  49. G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
  50. Get Low
  51. Ghosts of Girlfriends Past
  52. Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story
  53. Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest, The
  54. Girl Who Played With Fire, The
  55. Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, The
  56. Girlfriend Experience, The
  57. Green Lantern: First Flight    Encore Review
  58. Hachi: A Dog’s Tale
  59. Hangover, The   Encore Review
  60. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  61. He’s Just Not That into You
  62. Horsemen
  63. Hulk Vs.
  64. Hurricane Season
  65. I Hate Valentine’s Day
  66. I Love You, Beth Cooper
  67. I Love You, Man
  68. The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
  69. In the Electric Mist
  70. In the Loop
  71. Inglourious Basterds
  72. International, The
  73. Into the Storm
  74. Invention of Lying, The
  75. Invictus
  76. It’s Complicated
  77. Jennifer’s Body
  78. Julie & Julia
  79. King of Thorn
  80. Knowing
  81. Land of the Lost
  82. Landslide: A Portrait of President Herbert Hoover
  83. Last Station, The
  84. Law Abiding Citizen
  85. Lego Star Wars: The Quest for R2-D2
  86. Lovely Bones, The
  87. Loving Leah
  88. Matter of Size, A
  89. Messenger, The
  90. Moon         Encore Review
  91. Moonshot
  92. Most Dangerous Man in America, The: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers
  93. Mother and Child
  94. Mr. Nobody
  95. My Sister’s Keeper
  96. Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian
  97. Nine
  98. Old Dogs
  99. Pandorum
  100. Paper Man
  101. Paul Blart: Mall Cop
  102. Perfect Game, The
  103. Perfect Getaway, A
  104. Phobidilia
  105. Pirate Radio
  106. Post Grad
  107. Precious
  108. Private Lives of Pippa Lee, The
  109. Proposal, The
  110. Public Enemies
  111. Race to Witch Mountain
  112. Return to Tarawa: The Leon Cooper Story
  113. Road, The
  114. Serious Man, A
  115. Sherlock Holmes
  116. Single Man, A
  117. Solitary Man
  118. Star Trek  Encore Review  Encore Review 2 Encore Review 3  Encore Review 4  5
  119. State of Play
  120. Superman/Batman: Public Enemies      Encore Review
  121. Surrogates Encore Review
  122. Table for Three
  123. Taking Chance  Encore Review  Encore Review 2
  124. Taking of Pelham 123, The
  125. Tenderness
  126. Terminator Salvation
  127. Time Traveler’s Wife, The
  128. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
  129. Twilight Saga: New Moon
  130. Ugly Truth, The
  131. Up    Encore Review
  132. Up in the Air  Encore Review
  133. Vicious Kind, The
  134. Waking Sleeping Beauty
  135. Watchmen
  136. Where the Wild Things Are
  137. White Ribbon, The
  138. Whiteout
  139. Wonder Woman
  140. World’s Greatest Dad
  141. X-Men Origins: Wolverine
  142. Young Victoria, The
  143. 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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