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.

31. About Elly ( Derbareye elly )

Year of Release: 2009
Overall Rating: 3.3 out of 4 stars
Language: Other
Genre: Drama
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: Asghar Farhadi
Actors: Golshifteh Farahani, Taraneh Alidoosti, Shahab Hosseini, Merila Zare'i, Mani Haghighi, Peyman Moaadi

32. Mother ( Madeo )

Year of Release: 2009
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: Korean
Genre: Crime/Drama
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Joon-ho Bong
Actors: Bin Won, Ku Jin, Hye-ja Kim, Yoon Jae-Moon, Mun-hee Na, Mi-sun Jun
Plot: When her mentally disabled son is accused of murder, his over protective mother takes on local hoods and a corrupt police department to find the killer.

33. Skin

Year of Release: 2009
Overall Rating: 3.5 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Biography/Drama
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Anthony Fabian
Actors: Sam Neill, Sophie Okonedo, Terri Ann Eckstein, Jonathan Pienaar, Alice Krige, Danny Keogh

34. Watchmen

Year of Release: 2009
Overall Rating: 2.8 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Fantasy/Action
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Zack Snyder
Actors: Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Malin Akerman, Jackie Earle Haley, Carla Gugino, Billy Crudup, Patrick Wilson
Plot: Based on the graphic novel, Watchmen takes place in an alternate 1985, where costumed vigilantes have been outlawed except those working for the government. When a masked veteran is murdered, heroes unite to find the killer, but as the truth is revealed a far more sinister plot is uncovered.

35. Departures ( Okuribito )

Year of Release: 2009
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: Japanese
Genre: Drama
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: Yojiro Takita
Actors: Masahiro Motoki, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Ryoko Hirosue, Kazuko Yoshiyuki, Kimiko Yo, Takashi Sasano

36. Law Abiding Citizen

Year of Release: 2009
Overall Rating: 2.9 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Drama/Thriller
MPAA Rating: R
Director: F. Gary Gray
Actors: Michael Gambon, Gerard Butler, Leslie Bibb, Jamie Foxx, Christian Stolte, Bruce McGill
Plot: A man plans to exact his own brand of justice against the man and system that allowed the killer who murdered his family to walk free.

37. Red Cliff ( Chi bi )

Year of Release: 2009
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: Mandarin
Genre: Adventure/Drama
MPAA Rating: R
Director: John Woo
Actors: Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Fengyi Zhang, Chen Chang, Wei Zhao, Jun Hu

38. Thirst ( Bakjwi )

Year of Release: 2009
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: Korean
Genre: Drama/Horror
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Chan-wook Park
Actors: Eriq Ebouaney, Kang-ho Song, Mercedes Cabral, Ok-bin Kim, Ha-kyun Shin, Dal-su Oh
Plot: A priest takes part in a medicinal experiment with the purpose of creating a vaccine to a deadly virus, but something goes wrong and the priest becomes a vampire. Now the battle for his soul begins as he is torn between beeing a priest and the temptations of the night.

39. The Princess and the Frog

Year of Release: 2009
Overall Rating: 2.8 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Animation/Family
MPAA Rating: G
Director: Ron Clements, John Musker
Actors: John Goodman, Keith David, Oprah Winfrey, Anika Noni Rose, Jenifer Lewis, Jim Cummings
Plot: The age-old story of the princess and the frog is known to all - a handsome prince turned into a frog that can only be reversed by a kiss from a princess. But in New Orleans' French Quarter, Princess Tiana will find the story turned on its head when she is turned into a frog along with the prince and both will have to come together to reverse the spell and return to their true forms.

40. A Serious Man

Year of Release: 2009
Overall Rating: 2.9 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Comedy
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
Actors: Adam Arkin, Richard Kind, George Wyner, Fyvush Finkel, Katherine Borowitz, Michael Stuhlbarg
Plot: A Midwestern professor struggle to fit in with life in 1967. His wife is threatening to leave, his kids cause him trouble, his job may be in danger and his neighbor sunbathes nude. Can he bring normality to his life?

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