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.

21. Fantastic Mr. Fox

Year of Release: 2009
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Animation/Adventure
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Wes Anderson
Actors: George Clooney, Michael Gambon, Bill Murray, Meryl Streep, Owen Wilson, Jason Schwartzman
Plot: Three greedy farmers plan to outfox Mr. Fox and him family from stealing their food. But the wily animal and his friends have their own plan to bring the farmers down.

22. Food, Inc.

Year of Release: 2009
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Documentary
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Robert Kenner
Actors: Michael Pollan, Eric Schlosser, Richard Lobb, Vince Edwards, Moe Parr, Troy Roush
Plot: Explores the way a handful of corporations control a vast amount of food Americans eat - and the danger of putting profits ahead of anything else.

23. In the Loop

Year of Release: 2009
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Comedy
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: Armando Iannucci
Actors: Peter Capaldi, Tom Hollander, Paul Higgins, Anna Chlumsky, Chris Addison, James Gandolfini
Plot: When the US and UK decide to go to war, it takes the right group of people, along with a lot of spin, backroom politics and gossip, to make the war go away.

24. Up in the Air

Year of Release: 2009
Overall Rating: 2.9 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Comedy/Drama
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Jason Reitman
Actors: George Clooney, Jason Bateman, Vera Farmiga, Anna Kendrick, Melanie Lynskey, Danny McBride
Plot: A corporate downsizing expert finds his job, and frequent flyer-mile goal, on the line when he learns his company plans to switch to firing over the Internet. Although is life is empty, he plans on showing that this is a face-to-face job and just may find solace in a female frequent flyer.

25. Earth

Year of Release: 2009
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Documentary
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Alastair Fothergill, Mark Linfield
Actors: Patrick Stewart, James Earl Jones

26. I Love You, Man

Year of Release: 2009
Overall Rating: 2.9 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Comedy
MPAA Rating: R
Director: John Hamburg
Actors: Paul Rudd, Jon Favreau, Jason Segel, Jaime Pressly, Lou Ferrigno, Rashida Jones
Plot: Peter Klaven has just been engaged to Zooey, the woman of his dreams, but finds out that he has no male friends close enough to be his best man. After a series of bizarre man-dates he finds his perfect best bud in the form of Sydney Fife. As the two bond, his relationship with Zooey deteriorates until he if forced to choose between his new best friend and his would-be wife.

27. Partly Cloudy

Year of Release: 2009
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Animation/Comedy
MPAA Rating: G
Director: Peter Sohn
Actors: Tony Fucile, Lori Richardson

28. The Secret of Kells

Year of Release: 2009
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Animation/Adventure
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: Tomm Moore, Nora Twomey
Actors: Brendan Gleeson, Liam Hourican, Mick Lally, Michael McGrath, Evan McGuire, Christen Mooney
Plot: A young boy goes on a quest in order to complete the magical Book of Kells while evading a barbarian invasion.

29. City of Life and Death ( Nanjing! Nanjing! )

Year of Release: 2009
Overall Rating: 3.2 out of 4 stars
Language: Mandarin
Genre: Drama/Historical
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Chuan Lu
Actors: Ye Liu, Yuanyuan Gao, Hideo Nakaizumi, John Paisley, Yiyan Jiang, Di Yao
Plot: Chuan Lu's look in the 1937 invasion of Nanking by Japanese forces and the atrocities that followed.

30. Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire

Year of Release: 2009
Overall Rating: 2.9 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Drama
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Lee Daniels
Actors: Gabourey 'Gabby' Sidibe, Mo'Nique, Paula Patton, Mariah Carey, Lenny Kravitz, Sherri Shepherd
Plot: Based off of the powerful novel, Precious is an illiterate fifteen year old girl who is pregnant with her father's second child. Her abusive mother leads her to believe that she is worthless, her situation leads her to believe that she is without value, and her image leads her to believe that she will never be precious. When an enigmatic alternative professor teaches her to write and to love, Precious realizes that the most powerful message is the one she gives herself.

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