Top Movies of 2009


The top movies of 2009 list is calculated by community movie ratings and members' "Top Movies List". Lists are updated daily.

11. The Hurt Locker

Year of Release: 2009
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Action/Drama
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Kathryn Bigelow
Actors: Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie, Guy Pearce, Ralph Fiennes, David Morse, Evangeline Lilly
Plot: An elite bomb squad in Iraq is assigned a new sergeant who wastes no time taking his unit into the deadly urban chaos with reckless abandon. As his men struggle to understand his death wish, his true character is revealed that will affect every man.

12. The Blind Side

Year of Release: 2009
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Drama/Sport
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: John Lee Hancock
Actors: Sandra Bullock, Kathy Bates, Tim McGraw, Ray McKinnon, Quinton Aaron, Ashley LeConte Campbell
Plot: Based on the true story of Michael Oher, an overlooked young African-American who was taken in by the Touhys who provide him an education and groom his natural talents in football.

13. The Cove

Year of Release: 2009
Overall Rating: 3.2 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Documentary
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Louie Psihoyos
Actors: Richard O'Barry, Hayden Panettiere, Isabel Lucas, Louie Psihoyos, Charles Hambleton, Dave Rastovich
Plot: A group of activists infiltrates the waters off Taijii, Japan to expose the slaughter of thousands of bottlenose dolphins by local fishermen.

14. Moon

Year of Release: 2009
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Sci-Fi/Thriller
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Duncan Jones
Actors: Sam Rockwell, Kevin Spacey, Dominique McElligott, Rosie Shaw, Kaya Scodelario, Matt Berry
Plot: Sam Bell has spent the last three years working for Lunar mining precious gas to save Earth's energy crisis. Alone with only a computer, he has reflected on life and worked on his temper. Envisioning a return home, he suddenly experiences strange visions and occurrences. As he unravels the mystery, he discovers the life he has created for himself may not be his own.

15. Ponyo on the Cliff ( Gake no ue no Ponyo )

Year of Release: 2009
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: Japanese
Genre: Anime/Adventure
MPAA Rating: G
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
Actors: Frankie Jonas, Noah Lindsey Cyrus, Tina Fey, Liam Neeson, Cate Blanchett, Matt Damon
Plot: Hayao Miyazaki brings to life the story of Sosuke, a 5-year-old boy and Ponyo, a goldfish princess who wishes to become human.

16. (500) Days of Summer

Year of Release: 2009
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Comedy/Romance
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Marc Webb
Actors: Zooey Deschanel, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Sid Wilner, Chris Connell, Jennifer Hetrick, Patricia Belcher
Plot: Hopeless romantic Tom is thrown for a loop when his girlfriend Summer announces that love doesn't exist and dumps him. Going over the 500 days they shared together, Tom tries to figure out what went wrong and in doing so, rediscovers true passion.

17. Coraline

Year of Release: 2009
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Animation/Family
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Henry Selick
Actors: Dakota Fanning, Teri Hatcher, Keith David, Ian McShane, Jennifer Saunders, John Hodgman
Plot: A young girl discovers a door in her house that leads to a parallel world that on the surface seems better, but beneath the veneer is something sinister and it will take cunning and resourcefulness to get back home and save her real family.

18. Sherlock Holmes

Year of Release: 2009
Overall Rating: 2.9 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Adventure/Crime
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Guy Ritchie
Actors: Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Rachel McAdams, Kelly Reilly, Mark Strong, Eddie Marsan
Plot: A new take on the old legend - Sherlock Holmes and the ever-present Watson are still on the case to unravel a nefarious plot to destroy the country, but this time he's just as keen using his fists as his mind.

19. 3 Idiots

Year of Release: 2009
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: Hindi
Genre: Comedy/Drama
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Rajkumar Hirani
Actors: Aamir Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Omi Vaidya, Madhavan, Sharman Joshi, Boman Irani
Plot: Two buddies, on a quest to track down their old college friend, manage to get caught up in 10-year-old bet, crash a wedding and then a funeral.

20. Hachi: A Dog's Tale ( Hachiko: A Dog's Story )

Year of Release: 2009
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Drama/Family
MPAA Rating: G
Director: Lasse Hallstr├Âm
Actors: Sarah Roemer, Richard Gere, Joan Allen, Jason Alexander, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Erick Avari
Plot: A man finds a puppy at the train station. They get very attached to each other and the dog follows his owner everyday to the train station and waits for him when he gets back from work. Even after the owners death he meets up everyday for years.This is the real story of the most loyal and loving companion to ever exist.

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