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Old January 5 2010, 05:07 AM   #1
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Your Top 10 Movies Of 2009

Of all the great movies that came out last year, what movie did you think was the best and your most favorite? I had lots of favorites that I liked but of all them, I loved Star Trek the best. Anyways heres my list of my top 10 favorite movies I seen in 09' here we go.

1. Star Trek
2.2012
3.Princess and the Frog
4.Ice Age Dawn of the Dinosours
5.Alvin and The Chipmucks The Squeakuel
6.Night at the Museunm Battle of the Smithsion
7.Transformers Revenge of the Fallen
8.G.I. Joe The Rise Of The Cobera
9.Fast and Furious
10.Christmas Carol
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Old January 5 2010, 05:10 AM   #2
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Re: Your Top 10 Movies Of 2009

My list is incomplete and always changing (at least until I've seen the remaining 2009 movies I want to see...) but in the interim:

1. Moon
2. Star Trek
3. Where The Wild Things Are
4. District 9
5. (500) Days of Summer
6. Up in the Air
7. Avatar
8. The Hurt Locker
9. The Soloist
10. Fantastic Mr. Fox

Honorable mentions: State of Play, Spread, Brothers, Two Lovers, and Cherie.

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Old January 5 2010, 05:27 AM   #3
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Re: Your Top 10 Movies Of 2009

I had a hard time thinking of a single movie this year that I really liked so I checked out Box Office Mojo's 2009 Yearly Box Office Results which has the "top 150" grossing films on it.

Coraline was great, The Informant was hilarious and Public Enemies, District 9, Taken and State of Play all had their merits. Avatar may well ultimately be regarded as groundbreaking in spite of the lackluster story.

Overall, however, I think 2009 was a terrible year for domestic cinema. The Top 25 list is littered with utter garbage including the Transformers sequel, 2012, GI Joe, Wolverine, Mall Cop, Terminator Salvation and Fast and Furious. I walked out of the theater laughing following the Informant and a a bit awed by Avatar but in every other case, I left disappointed.
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Old January 5 2010, 05:55 AM   #4
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Re: Your Top 10 Movies Of 2009

1. Star Trek
2. Avatar
3. Inglourious Basterds
4. The Time Traveler's Wife
5. (500) Days of Summer
6. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
7. The Cove
8. Up in the Air
9. Sunshine Cleaning
10. Paranormal Activity

My top 15 kind of fluctuates... so, I'm also going to include

The Last House on the Left
Moon
The Blind Side
The Hurt Locker
The Hangover
Precious
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Old January 5 2010, 06:31 AM   #5
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Re: Your Top 10 Movies Of 2009

Turns out I didn't get in to see Sherlock Holmes before the end of the year, so my Top Ten films seen in theaters are, in order of release -

Watchmen*
Monsters vs Aliens*
Star Trek (2009)*
Moon
(500) Days of Summer
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District 9*
Taking Woodstock*
The Horse Boy
Pirate Radio
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Avatar*

*means I saw it at a free advanced screenin'
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Old January 5 2010, 06:52 AM   #6
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Re: Your Top 10 Movies Of 2009

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9. State of Play
Ugh. See the British original (with Bill Nighy!). It's one of the finest works of television ever produced, and far superior to the American version.

In alphabetical order:

Adventureland
Fantastic Mr. Fox
Inglourious Basterds
Moon
Star Trek
The Hurt Locker
The Informant!
Up in the Air

I could only come up with eight. There are plenty of films from this year that I have yet to see, though, so I'm sure two more await me. I haven't seen any foreign releases from this year yet.
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Old January 5 2010, 11:37 PM   #7
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Re: Your Top 10 Movies Of 2009

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Ugh. See the British original (with Bill Nighy!). It's one of the finest works of television ever produced, and far superior to the American version.
I thought the American version was quite good. It was a taut, cerebral suspense thriller. Hard to find those anymore. I'll have to check out the British miniseries one of these days.

Interesting to note that the original State of Play miniseries was directed by David Yates, who would go on to direct the last remaining Harry Potter films.

My list has been updated with the addition of Fantastic Mr. Fox which I caught today. Wes Anderson's best film to date and just incredibly witty and clever. I don't think I've chuckled that consistently in a movie all year.
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Old January 6 2010, 01:31 AM   #8
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Re: Your Top 10 Movies Of 2009

Star Trek
Angels and Demons (though not as good as TDC)
Push
The Uninvited
Avatar
Jennifer's Body
Drag me to Hell

Have to stop there. That's all I saw of 2009 movies!
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Old January 6 2010, 02:05 AM   #9
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Re: Your Top 10 Movies Of 2009

Star Trek
Inglourious Basterds
Zombieland
Watchmen

They are the ones that stand out for me as films I really enjoyed. There were some "ok" films last year, such as the Wolverine and Terminator films. There was also 2012, which looked pretty, but didn't have much substance to it. None of them really belong in a "Best of..." list though.
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Old January 7 2010, 02:19 AM   #10
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Re: Your Top 10 Movies Of 2009

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Angels and Demons (though not as good as TDC)
I actually thought A&D was better than TdC, but that may have just been me...

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Old January 7 2010, 02:27 AM   #11
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Re: Your Top 10 Movies Of 2009

I can't believe anyone thinks either of those are good, but that's just me.
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Old January 7 2010, 06:39 AM   #12
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Re: Your Top 10 Movies Of 2009

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I didn't say I thought either of 'em were GOOD! Just one was better than the other.

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Old January 7 2010, 06:49 AM   #13
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Angels and Demons (though not as good as TDC)
I actually thought A&D was better than TdC, but that may have just been me...

I thought it made for a marked improvement over the first installment. But I'd hardly rate it "great" or anything.
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Old January 7 2010, 06:56 AM   #14
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Re: Your Top 10 Movies Of 2009

As per usual, I've only seen a smattering of 2009 movies in the same year they were released...now, 2008 movies, I could give you a full list of those!

1. Star Trek
2. Sin Nombre
3. District 9
4. I Love You Man
5. Public Enemies
6. Drag Me to Hell
7. Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (it was cute)

...wow, is that IT? I can't even dredge up ten to recommend.

Movies I do NOT recommend (frakkin Netflix needs to warn me off this crap better!)

Funny People
Adventureland
Notorious
(500) Days of Summer
Push
(well that one was my own fault )
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ya didn't like (500) Days of Summer? really?
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