Temporal Top Ten – 2009


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Number of movies seen from this year – 124
Number of movies reviewed –  90 (including 8 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. Beyond A Reasonable Doubt
  15. Blind Side, The
  16. Bride Wars
  17. Brooklyn’s Finest
  18. Brothers
  19. Calvin Marshall
  20. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
  21. Coraline
  22. Couples Retreat
  23. Cove, The
  24. Crazy Heart  Encore Review
  25. Crossing Over
  26. Dead Snow
  27. District 9
  28. Dogtooth
  29. Don’t You Forget About Me
  30. Down Terrace
  31. Drag Me to Hell
  32. Duplicity
  33. Echelon Conspiracy
  34. Everyman’s War
  35. Exam
  36. Fame
  37. Fanboys
  38. Fantastic Mr. Fox
  39. Fast & Furious
  40. Fish Tank
  41. Frame of Mind
  42. Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel
  43. Funny People
  44. G.I. Joe: Resolute
  45. G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
  46. Get Low
  47. Ghosts of Girlfriends Past
  48. Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest, The
  49. Girl Who Played With Fire, The
  50. Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, The
  51. Girlfriend Experience, The
  52. Green Lantern: First Flight
  53. Hangover, The   Encore Review
  54. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  55. He’s Just Not That into You
  56. Horsemen
  57. I Hate Valentine’s Day
  58. I Love You, Beth Cooper
  59. I Love You, Man
  60. The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
  61. In the Electric Mist
  62. In the Loop
  63. Inglourious Basterds
  64. International, The
  65. Into the Storm
  66. Invention of Lying, The
  67. Invictus
  68. It’s Complicated
  69. Julie & Julia
  70. King of Thorn
  71. Knowing
  72. Land of the Lost
  73. Landslide: A Portrait of President Herbert Hoover
  74. Last Station, The
  75. Law Abiding Citizen
  76. Lego Star Wars: The Quest for R2-D2
  77. Lovely Bones, The
  78. Matter of Size, A
  79. Messenger, The
  80. Moon
  81. Moonshot
  82. Mother and Child
  83. Mr. Nobody
  84. My Sister’s Keeper
  85. Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian
  86. Nine
  87. Pandorum
  88. Paper Man
  89. The Perfect Game
  90. Phobidilia
  91. Pirate Radio
  92. Post Grad
  93. Precious
  94. Private Lives of Pippa Lee, The
  95. Proposal, The
  96. Public Enemies
  97. Race to Witch Mountain
  98. Road, The
  99. Serious Man, A
  100. Sherlock Holmes
  101. Single Man, A
  102. Solitary Man
  103. Star Trek  Encore Review  Encore Review 2 Encore Review 3
  104. State of Play
  105. Superman/Batman: Public Enemies
  106. Surrogates Encore Review
  107. Table for Three
  108. Taking Chance  Encore Review
  109. Taking of Pelham 123, The
  110. Terminator Salvation
  111. Time Traveler’s Wife, The
  112. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
  113. Twilight Saga: New Moon
  114. Ugly Truth, The
  115. Up
  116. Up in the Air
  117. Watchmen
  118. Where the Wild Things Are
  119. Whiteout
  120. Wonder Woman
  121. World’s Greatest Dad
  122. X-Men Origins: Wolverine
  123. Young Victoria, The
  124. 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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