Temporal Top Ten – 2009


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Number of movies seen from this year – 129
Number of movies reviewed –  109 (including 13 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  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. 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. Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story
  51. Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest, The
  52. Girl Who Played With Fire, The
  53. Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, The
  54. Girlfriend Experience, The
  55. Green Lantern: First Flight    Encore Review
  56. Hangover, The   Encore Review
  57. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  58. He’s Just Not That into You
  59. Horsemen
  60. Hulk Vs.
  61. I Hate Valentine’s Day
  62. I Love You, Beth Cooper
  63. I Love You, Man
  64. The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
  65. In the Electric Mist
  66. In the Loop
  67. Inglourious Basterds
  68. International, The
  69. Into the Storm
  70. Invention of Lying, The
  71. Invictus
  72. It’s Complicated
  73. Julie & Julia
  74. King of Thorn
  75. Knowing
  76. Land of the Lost
  77. Landslide: A Portrait of President Herbert Hoover
  78. Last Station, The
  79. Law Abiding Citizen
  80. Lego Star Wars: The Quest for R2-D2
  81. Lovely Bones, The
  82. Matter of Size, A
  83. Messenger, The
  84. Moon         Encore Review
  85. Moonshot
  86. Most Dangerous Man in America, The: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers
  87. Mother and Child
  88. Mr. Nobody
  89. Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian
  90. Nine
  91. Pandorum
  92. Paper Man
  93. The Perfect Game
  94. Phobidilia
  95. Pirate Radio
  96. Post Grad
  97. Precious
  98. Private Lives of Pippa Lee, The
  99. Proposal, The
  100. Public Enemies
  101. Race to Witch Mountain
  102. Return to Tarawa: The Leon Cooper Story
  103. Road, The
  104. Serious Man, A
  105. Sherlock Holmes
  106. Single Man, A
  107. Solitary Man
  108. Star Trek  Encore Review  Encore Review 2 Encore Review 3  Encore Review 4
  109. State of Play
  110. Superman/Batman: Public Enemies      Encore Review
  111. Surrogates Encore Review
  112. Table for Three
  113. Taking Chance  Encore Review
  114. Taking of Pelham 123, The
  115. Terminator Salvation
  116. Time Traveler’s Wife, The
  117. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
  118. Twilight Saga: New Moon
  119. Ugly Truth, The
  120. Up
  121. Up in the Air
  122. Watchmen
  123. Where the Wild Things Are
  124. Whiteout
  125. Wonder Woman
  126. World’s Greatest Dad
  127. X-Men Origins: Wolverine
  128. Young Victoria, The
  129. 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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